Master of the Fist
Skybound Labyrinth Pre-Alpha Challenge
Congratulations to WhyteFyre who won and to hectares, pluckyhero, pandatik9, the1ndiegamer, jimtheeternal, and bahodin who were the runners up!!
The Pre-Alpha Challenge was great fun! Participation was awesome. This build was more stable and offered more gameplay repeatability than we imagined.
Thank you to all the Streamers and Viewers for participating and for all of your positive comments. The event got off to a slow start and did get a little grindy at the end, so we'll be taking player feedback into consideration for the next time we do a Twitch event, probably in 3 weeks.
In all there were 94 signups, 50 people played, and 28 placed on the leaderboard. Labyrinth was played by everyone for almost 200 hours, and was streamed for over 150 hours. 1680 bosses were defeated in Labyrinth this weekend!
Cliquist went hands-on with Labyrinth and wrote, and said Labyrinth shows off more polish and is shaping up nicely. Trading Card Games also updated and republished their early preview of Labyrinth.
Development consisted of getting ready for the Pre-Alpha last week. This week we are starting on the Alpha, targeting having the build ready by DICE, which starts on February 16th. Already in last night's (Tuesday February 2, 2016) playtest, we were able to build defensive decks and fight each other. Card bugs did ensue. In more detail, this is what the team has been working in the last week.
- The Engineering Team worked on UI for the deck builder, boss filters, animation controls; special camera controls for video capture; HUD changes and new timeline design; backend for Steam login, split out database for live builds, server room to DB interface; and atlasing and batch call redux, rendering options, mac build, and audio options.
- The Art Team worked on pyro melee effects, UI art including card backs, textures for the gallery, list elements, boss select, and audio settings, and animations for the Priestess of the Sun and Giant Queen.
- The Audio Team worked on sounds for the Ardelon Knight, Pyro melee, Walking Anomaly, Celestial Fatty, and environment.
- The Design Team worked on lighting issues; demo text, and design specs, as well as fixing issues pre- and post- Twitch event.
Thank you to everyone for continuing to support Labyrinth's development! Now we are working on the next immediate goal of an additional copy of the 4th alternative-art offense card. Only 10 more backers to go!
Metamechanics Fan Art Event
jp199 is the winner of the Metamechanics Fan Art Event, receiving 68% of the votes. Check out his drawing!