It’s been a rewarding journey so far, and our team feels very confident about the core features of the game. Now we’re pushing ahead toward the REALLY fun part! Soon we’ll focus on progression, balance, and bringing super weapons and upgrades online. During this process we’ll be integrating the game onto the Steamworks platform.
Communication from our team was light this summer as we worked hard to prototype enemy AI, weapons, camera angles, and player physics. In addition, we’ve extended our flow node capabilities in the Autodesk Stingray Engine to give us the ability to quickly generate enemy attack patterns. We now have a solid foundation from which to design the game’s progression.
We have also been discussing level design and boss battles. Railgun will incorporate a Gradius III style approach in which the player has to battle through transforming phases during Boss Fights to move on. Each phase will require a different strategy and introduce a new weapon and behavior to beat.
With a successful Steam Greenlight campaign under our belts, our team is ready to take Railgun to the next level. Your support through this process is tangible proof that all our hard work this past summer has paid off. We have a clear road map as to what needs to be done next, and we plan to provide regular updates to keep you up to speed on our journey. In September’s update, we’ll cover progression, balance, art, and more. As always, your feedback continues to be incredibly valuable to our team. Remember to sign up for the Closed Beta Early Access and check out the public trello board for detailed progress updates.