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Latest Game In Development

With any new software there’ll always be a learning curve and that’s exactly how we’re approaching the new shiny Buildbox 2. Jilly and I have been working super hard getting to know all the great new features now included and we have to say it’s awesome!

We always knew it would take a while to get up to speed so our latest project is certainly taking way longer than normal, but it’s also by far our biggest game to date and we’re packing tons of great content in 🙂 In fact, there’s probably at least 5 games in one with 16 unlockable characters, 3 full story worlds along with 4 arcade modes, it’s a beast but we’re making great progress.

So to sum it up for now, here’s our Buildbox 2 training game and we’re loving what the 8cell team are doing and where they’re taking the software.

Here’s some screenshots and video’s to give you a taster:

Early Mock Up Stage Level Design Timelapse in Buildbox 2

More Level and Play Testing

Story Mode Select Screen Mock Ups

Story Select Screen

Character Design Stages

Dragon Character Disco

We’ll be posting some more stuff as we get a little further on 😉

 

 

 

Heads down into Buildbox 2 & Interview Link

We’ve been heads down of late getting to grips with all the new features in Buildbox 2 and super impressed especially with the scope of the new UI system, it’s very cool! Here’s a glimpse of what we’re working on at the moment.

 

 

We’ll posting more as we go along so watch this space but this is by far our most largest project to date. We’ve barely scratched the surface yet but it’s clear that this new version opens up a ton of new options for our future projects, pretty exciting stuff.

Here’s what the backbone UI structure is currently looking like:

Buildbox 2 Mindmap

 

Interview Link

buildbox-interview

 

I was also really honoured to speak with Tiana from the Buildbox team and we discussed level design, workflow, Buildbox and more. You can read the full interview here.

 

3 Games now Live on the Windows 10 Store

We were thrilled to hear that the Buildbox team officially announced Windows 10 support last week and didn’t waste a moment to port our games onto the store! As with moving onto any new platform for the first time there was a fair bit to learn, but the process was pretty straight forward although the non standard asset sizes was a bit of a pain.

So without further ado, here’s some Free Fun for your desktop! Parallels, Chaos Chambers and Hex Brutal now available on the Windows 10 Store, you’re welcome 🙂 Links below!

Parallels Minimal Platformer:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/parallels-minimal-platformer/9nblggh4w1ww

Chaos Chambers:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/chaos-chambers/9nblggh4w744

Hex Brutal:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/hex-brutal/9nblggh4w6z1

Color Maze in Buildbox – 56 minutes into 7

We have often thought during the process of learning Buildbox Software, that it would be good to have a little fun and turn on video capture during building.

This level decided to be one of the most frustrating of the game, especially after realising there was probably a whole lot easier way of doing things, but hey ho, these things aren’t always realised until you go through the initial headache of trying to figure something out.

Here’s the 56 minutes, condensed into a 7 minute video of us prototyping one of the levels from Color Maze. This was the first attempt of making the maze system that activates on approach. Thankfully since this we streamlined the building to be much faster, but hope you may find this interesting. It’s still a little long at 7 minutes, but here it is!