Unrest - All News
Sunday - December 01, 2013
Unrest - Kickstarter Progress Report
Pyrodactyl Games has a new status report on their ancient India RPG Unrest.
Progress on all fronts
We’re going to do the usual update stuff in another paragraph or so – talk about what we’re doing, show you pretty screenshots, give the date and url of the next scheduled developer stream.
But in case you’re busy, your computer has another ten second of battery life, or you just heard local crime lords setting fire to your car, let me give you the summary: We’re on schedule. We’re on budget. No development problems. Everything is fine.
Monday - September 09, 2013
Unrest - Development Update
Pyrodactyl Games has another post-funding update giving everyone a update on the games progress.
We’re pretty well on schedule, having completed virtually all of the necessary art, coding, and programming necessary to put our first chapter together. This is more impressive than it sounds, because when you’re making the first part of your game work, that’s really the same as saying you’re making your game work. In our case it meant fixing movement, sprites, enterable houses, the ability to change screen resolutions without throwing a screw, and a laundry list of other minor things without which our game would look like a 2D Bethesda game being played on a Commodore PC on the night of the Bugmoon Prophecy.
We’re also quite far along into the next chapter of the game. Again, that’s more impressive than it sounds, because for this chapter we’re creating assets (primarily NPC sprites and slum art sheets) that will be relevant for the entire rest of the game. All the story and dialogue script is written, as well as most of the journals and popups, so there’s not much remaining besides finishing up the art and putting it all together. Our artist, Mikk, has provided this lovely and relevant screenshot of Bhimra’s slums.
One important note: we’ve received most of the backer “design-an-[x]”submissions, but not all of them. Assuming you belong to one of the relevant tiers, the deadline to fill out your survey is October 7th. Let us know if you have questions.
By the by: we’re going to showing off our build, live and totally raw, on September 15th, 3PM GMT. Swing by livestream.com/chocolatehammer to call us names, peep our fresh hot videogame goodness.
Thursday - August 22, 2013
Unrest - Claiming Your Digital Rewards
Unrest has a new post-funding update about how to claim your rewards for backing the game.
You can now reclaim your rewards by clicking on this link:
If you submitted your survey before August 14th, the email will be the one you entered in the survey - otherwise, use the email you used for your Kickstarter account (you can change it in account settings for the humble store).
And a reminder: The Pyrodactyl developer stream where we answer your questions and show off a bit of Unrest will happen on on Sunday, 18th August, 5 PM GMT at http://www.livestream.com/chocolatehammer. See you there!
Cheers and love,
Thursday - August 15, 2013
Unrest - Monthly Update #2
Unrest has the next Monthly Update available on the games kickstarter webpage.
We’re almost done with the first chapter of the game (four left now). Let’s go over what we’ve done this month:
We can load and show small interior areas directly from the level, which should mean less time spent in loading screens and more time spent playing the game. Here's an example:
We also dim the background a little when you open up a UI screen such as the inventory, map etc – a minor tweak, but helps a lot in making sure the player’s attention is on the screen they opened and in differentiating between the interactive and inactive areas.
Rutskarn has already started work on the second chapter after finishing Chapter one. We’ve already settled on the outline bar a few side-quests, and we look set to finish Chapter two on schedule. Mikk has a few minor items left for chapter one, after which he will start sketching out the city of Bhimra. You know what that means – I won’t have to reuse the same countryside screenshots over and over again! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited.
The Unrest Soundtrack, titled “Voices of Bhimra” is done!
The OST is ready to be distributed to all backers who pledged at $15 or more. It contains twelve tracks inspired by classical Indian music, and will be available in MP3, FLAC and OGG file formats. You can listen to the album here, and tell your music loving friends to buy it from our website!
HOWEVER, to give the soundtrack to you lovely backers, we must ask you to complete the Kickstarter rewards survey. Around 123 of you have not filled it at the time of writing, and I would really like it if you take the time to answer it and help us deliver the rewards to you correctly.
Finally, Our monthly development livestream featuring me, Rutskarn, Ian and Mikk will be live on Sunday, 18th August, 2013 at 5 PM GMT. Join us to see Unrest in motion, and ask us a bunch of questions about the game!
Thursday - August 01, 2013
Unrest - Status Update
Pyrodactyl Games has a new status update for Unrest on the games kickstarter page.
It has now been approximately one month since your generosity meant Rutskarn suddenly had a lot of money in his Del Taco budget. I have a lot of news to share with you, so let us start:
I have programmed collisions between n-sided polygons in the game. That was a key blocking feature - in fact, we had hired a programmer for this during the second week of Kickstarter itself, but that person bailed after three weeks of failure. Luckily, I had a breakthrough and able to rewrite collisions to add that feature in two days (yay!). Here are some screenshots that show the debug polygons and some collision stuff:
Rutskarn and I have successfully finalized the main quest draft of Chapter 1, and we are halfway through writing the sidequests. Hopefully, we will have Chapter 1 playable in near-final form (pending final art, writing, coding passes, of course) in less than three weeks, with Ian and Mac hard at work doing their scripting magic. Here's an excerpt from Rutskarn's dialogue for Chapter 1:
Radha: I like your wedding dress, Tanya.
Tanya: I don't know. Does it have to come with a cap of weird blue tentacles for my head?
Radha: Well, you are wearing a sari.
(NOTE: That is not actual dialogue from Chapter 1. Rutskarn claims no responsibility for this dialogue. His actual dialogue has at least three, usually five puns per sentence.)
Mikk has finished drawing all of the Chapter 1 sprites and locations, pending a final art pass and minor corrections, which means he is ready to get cracking drawing the city and its locations for use in further chapters.
On top of that, we're happy to announce that the Humble Store will handle digital backer reward fulfillment and purchasing of new copies for Unrest! This includes both Kickstarter and Paypal backers. This also makes it easier to add keys for places like GoG or Steam down the line, and we don't have to host servers for digital downloads. You can check out the humble store widgets on our main page at http://pyrodactyl.com/unrest.
Sunday - July 21, 2013
Unrest - Kickstarter Update
For those of you that don't remember my previous post Unrest was a story driven RPG set in ancient India seeking funding on kickstarter. The project was funded with most stretch goals met.
If anyone wants to help the project you can still do so on the games webpage. Here is a new art video and game recap to help you along if your interested.
Unrest is a story driven RPG set in ancient India in the midst of an uprising. Play as ordinary men and women struggling for safety, freedom, food for their children, and a chance at peace.
- Explore the drought and famine stricken streets of an ancient Indian city, where a fog of hunger and discontent shrouds the natural beauty of the land.
- Use the detailed conversation system to instill fear, command respect and gain the trust and friendship of others. Understand your enemies and make them see your side of the story.
- The narrative adapts to failure and death - instead of a game over screen, the plot continues and your fate becomes part of it. However, you can still save and load at any time if you want to.
- Make tough and interesting decisions in the lives of people untouched by destiny. The traditional hero’s quest of prophecy, power, and revenge forms a backdrop to your own struggles.
- Combat is brutal, decisive…and always avoidable. Bloodshed might be the easy way out in some situations, but has lasting consequences beyond those apparent on the surface.
- Hand drawn 2D art and soundtrack based on ancient Indian music to help you immerse yourself in the world.
- Full mod support lets you create your own worlds and adventures.
- Unrest will be available DRM-Free on multiple digital stores, without any DLC or micro-transactions. We promise.
Iron Man mode to make sure you deal with the consequences of your actions. (requested by the backers!)
Play-time: 20-40 hours
Regions & platforms
· Platform: PC
· To be announced
· Publisher: Unknown