• Register

Kanshi City is an indie game about helping people escape a controlling government in a city inspired by Tokyo. You must find people wanted by the government and help them escape before they are caught while avoiding security patrols. The game is in early development and is expected to be released in 2018/2019. Kanshi City is being developed by Midnight Pacific, an independent game developer from Glasgow, Scotland.

Post news RSS Dev Blog #5

Feautured in a national newspaper and implemented player feedback: sprinting, camera alerts, proximity sensor, level select screen.

Posted by on

Welcome to our fifth development blog. Things have been relatively quiet since the last blog which was a big one showing our time at Resonate 2017. In relation to that we were featured in a national newspaper, take a look:


We are actually in the process of moving house so didn’t take on any large game developments. We implemented a number of small improvements and suggestions we got from showing the game at a convention, having around 350 play the game. These included: being able to sprint, security cameras alerting guards, making it more obvious when you have a new target, guidance on where to find a target.

Here’s the sprinting mechanic, where you are limited by a stamina bar:

When caught by a security camera, the nearest patrol will come running to check the camera:

Some players didn’t notice they had a new target when they caught a target. Hopefully this makes it more obvious until we have a polished UI:

Some players also struggled to find a target at all, not knowing which way to go in the city. We added a proximity sensor which is a coloured bar. It is blue when you are far from the target and turns green as you get closer.

We also decided to implement a sort of story/narrative which allows us to put in some more objectives. We are planning to create 10 levels with different city themes. We will now start implementing the story and extra mechanics/objectives. Here is a prototype level select screen:

Thanks for keeping up to date with Kanshi City. We’ve had a lot of interest from audio/sound designers wanting to work with us. We appreciate this greatly but not at a stage to require this yet. We will be seeking to contract original audio for the game sometime in 2018.

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Profile
Kanshi City
Windows, Mac, Linux
Developer & Publisher
Midnight Pacific
Send Message
Release date
Game watch
Post news
Related Games
Kanshi City
Kanshi City Adventure
Related Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Unreal Engine 4 Commercial
Related Groups
Linux Gamers
Linux Gamers Fans & Clans with 2,969 members
Midnight Pacific
Midnight Pacific Developer
Unreal Engine Devs, Modders and Players
Unreal Engine Devs, Modders and Players Fans & Clans with 698 members