Cosmopolis Inc. is a sci fi city management game where you can build futuristic cities in asteroids, exotic planets and even abandoned space megastructures. Build a prosper economy, solve conflicts between the human and alien populations and defend your city from pirate and alien attacks.
While I've been working in other projects besides this one (check my Twitter if you want to know more) I've decided that I should try to have something to show for February regarding Cosmopolis Inc. Why February? by February there will be a new "Steam Game Festival", an opportunity to share a demo on Steam and hopefully attract attention, something that I'm always lacking.
A demo is a two edged sword, a mediocre demo can end up repelling players so my first priority should be polished content.
Currently I'm working in improving the UI feel so I started by making a new Main Menu that besides looking good also teases future content for the full game:
I'm also working in a Quest/Objectives system to guide the player through the scenario I'll include in the demo:
To be frank currently I'm a bit overwhelmed by doubts, what project to pursue first? should I try to lower the scope? should I try to get a publisher this time? etc.
One way to fight this is to apply "tunnel vision" and just focus in the current task. It's kinda hard though because I also need to plan what this demo will have. My first ideas would be:
Plan seems solid at first sight but when I think about it I get kinda anxious, which is weird because I already have 2 games on Steam and I don't remember feeling so insecure despite having less knowledge and resources back then... maybe I'm getting older.
Anyway, work continues, sometimes I lose motivation and I just jump to another project or task for fun but I think I still can keep a decent pace with Cosmopolis.
At the moment a lot of work is done to add more user interface mechanics, this project requires a lot of that. Thanks for reading!
After a long hiatus I'm back working in this project. This time I take a look at combat and defense features.
Here I show my current progress since the last article and discuss my development plans.
I'm very pleased to announce I'm working in a new game: Cosmopolis Inc. This game is a new sci fi city builder that I hope to release in Early Access...