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An update about our progress and marking the first anniversary of the project.

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Rowing Hard

Being just two months away from our planned Steam Early Access launch in June is an excellent excuse to provide an update on our development progress.

Over the last two months we have built all the core systems for the game. Among other things we now have a data-driven event system, which is the corner stone for how we tell the stories of settlements and characters. All our events are written in JSON files, and we can create hierarchies to create more complex stories and chains of events. The event files in turn link to the localization, which is another thing we implemented.

We also grew the team, and we now have three developers and three artists working on the project. These six folks together with our designer/writer and myself form the core production team for The Great Whale Road nowadays. And there were a lot of screens and systems to design and implement.

Sailing Event

Hunting Event

Character

We will be creating more than ninety historical locations in the game from small hamlets to trading centres, and former Roman towns. This means that our art team has to create a large number of props, like trees, buildings and farm animals.

medieval farm

Last but not least we are celebrating one year of Sunburned Games as a living and breathing studio. We started work on The Great Whale Road around these days in April 2015.

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We actually left the office for two hours to celebrate the occasion. If you want to keep an eye on us and don't want to miss the launch subscribe to our newsletter on: The-great-whale-road.com

Skål!

Joachim @ Sunburned Games

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Toiq
Toiq

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jsunburned

Glad you like it!

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Antonis9 Online
Antonis9

Great news, I'm glad the team gets bigger still!

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jsunburned Author
jsunburned

Looking forward to see you on Steam. :)

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Guest
Guest

Definitely! I am already a member in your Steam page and track the mod, so when it gets to Early access, I will know. Continue the great work.

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Antonis9

Definitely! I am already a member in your Steam page and track the mod, so when it gets to Early access, I will know. Continue the great work.

EDIT: Sorry for double posting, I replied to the comment without being logged in.

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