Hello and Welcome back to the weekly Boss 101 update! Hope all is going well with you and we are doing AWESOME thank you very much!
Boss 101 has a Humble Store Front
More news to come but you can now put Boss 101 on your Humble wish list!
Boss 101 Store on Humble Bundle
In Boss 101 you receive visitors during the game. They stop by the Command Center for a short bit and MAYBE they’ll drop some knowledge on you. One thing about the world of Boss 101, it is big and you will be an important part of it. One of the ways we are helping realize that idea is showing you some of the people in the galaxy. These are other races and cultures affected by the robos. As they say – “an enemy of my enemy is my friend”.
Check out these cats below. They’re called ‘bounty hunters’ at the moment but you might end up knowing them on a first name basis.
The Rogues themselves
Command Center Area (for reference)
So now that we are here in the Command Center let’s talk a little about that dialog panel at the top of the screen. You see the guys chattering away? Looks FUN right? Well we think so but we also know you might need a little break from the constant fun and a way to know when news is really important versus just regular normal important! HAAAAAAAAAAAA!
As part of the polish phase we’re adding in a nice little set of flaps that open and close when a new speaker comes on or you the player activate some important info switch. Check it out!
The animation layout and work
Sample of the panel in operation
Endless Boss Instructions
As part of the polish pass we’re adding in tutorials and instructions where they make sense. In doing that we are looking to keep the spirit of Boss 101. For the most part this means we have the gophers and their buddies helping you out with instructions. Let’s check out the Endless Boss area for an example shall we?
Here’s the Endless Boss area work in progress screen. It has all the things you can expect to see and do including equipping your guns. We used this a reference page when we were designing the gopher instruction panel.
Check out this animation pass setup for the panels working. This is in Spine and has a rough set of instructions for reference.
The same setup in the game
Check out that sweet panel action. A couple of tweaks to the panels and the actual instruction sheet and we should be in business
We put some developer balloons in Boss 101 - these are really only for the Credits Movie but we are testing them out in the main game just for fun.
There you are folks – another look at the behind the scenes magic we’re working on every single day. It’s all about making Boss 101 something special and we hope you enjoy the process as much as we do.
Thanks and remember to LIVE YOUR DREAMS!