We had a wonderful test last Sunday, the 25th, which marked the end of our 'fun' sprint. Per David's suggestion, for the sprint we focused specifically on doing things that didn't directly move the game forward. Sprints like these are important because it's easy to tunnel vision when working on a project for so long, and lateral movement on the project is a valuable way to gain progress in ways that weren't obvious. This paid off: we had a significant breakthrough in the main loop of the game, and we got a new power weapon in we're very pleased with.
David here, your friendly neighborhood designer, ready to share with you some of the inspiration and reference materials used to contribute to the UI/UX and Level Design thus far in development.
While the whole team is heavily inspired by various relevant movies, anime, comics, and other games, I thought I'd take some time to share some of the books that have helped influence designs in the game and potentially introduce material that some might find interesting.
(This isn't a new development update, per se. But, if you stick with me here, you may find a sneak peek somewhere...)