Hi time travellers! Welcome back to our development articles, we are working hard to prepare the best Kickstarter launch we can for October! Today we want to show you a funny stress test we created last week.
The SERN laboratory will feature a lot of Non Playable Characters (NPCs), just to let the player have the feeling the level is really “alive”. You can see the level in the following video
Isn’t it quite empty for a science laboratory the day of the grand experiment? Yes, it is. That’s why we started working on NPCs!
To create these secondary characters, we used Mixamo. The result is very good and the time spent is little. Check this one
Now, the expected frame rate for our game is 30 fps. We had to do a stress test with lots of NPCs moving around in order to check a possible frame rate drop. We created 10 different NPCs (5 men, 5 women… gender equality!) and placed them in Jack’s office. So… we had to choose an animation for them. We really love Michael Jackson and some days ago we celebrated his death anniversary, so the choice was really easy.
Ladies and gentlemen… Thriller!
Other aspects of the game we already talked about are:
- Concept arts
- Characters (part I, part II, part III, part IV)
- Levels (part I, part II)
The game is currently under development and we’ll launch a Kickstarter campaign soon. We need YOU to complete the game, subscribe to our newsletter to know when to back the project! If you still have to watch the trailer, visit our website.