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Astrala
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Re: Estimate release dates of next games

Postby Astrala » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:03 am

Oh, cool. I actually have no idea how programming works or how long it takes to do anything :oops: . I just couldn't think of another way to allude to the sub-categories, but I guess you could use those for the romances then? :?: Also, in unimportant news, I found cakes. :)

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Re: Estimate release dates of next games

Postby jack1974 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:08 am

Glad you found cakes :lol:
Yes it's hard to be so specific, so I won't. Sometimes, even us coder have no clue how long something takes. Maybe we think "coding this stuff will be a nightmare" and then hop, done in 2 days. But more often it's the opposite "This will be a piece of cake" (sorry ahah) and instead takes a week :)
With art/writing/music it's somehow more easy to make some sort of predictions.

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Re: Estimate release dates of next games

Postby Troyen » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:12 am

The coding is a bit tougher to explain, partly because it's custom to each game, and partly because you aren't always able to fully estimate what all is needed up front.

But still, could imagine something like:
RPG framework complete.
GUI complete.
5 of 5000 generic guard battles scripted.
0 of 1 Animas fed.

Or at any rate, separate the framework time from the scripting time (not just ren'py scripting, but I'm sure designing the rooms is different than building the house upgrade system).

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Re: Estimate release dates of next games

Postby jack1974 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:25 am

Saying "RPG framework complete"... it's always complete since I reuse it with several tweaks every game, unless when it's something completely new from scratch (like with PSCD), then needs to be tested.
Anyway the point is: I'm not going to spend more time with this thing than it needed to be. Otherwise I should add to the to-do list "updating the progress list" since would take too much time :lol:

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Re: Estimate release dates of next games

Postby jack1974 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:41 am

OK I updated it, but I didn't bother to write everything down. Already as it is, I spent 15 minutes that could have been used to add Amber's Pin up images :lol:
Anyway in future I'm never going to talk about the games until are almost done, so this thread is going to disappear hopefully once Loren 2 is out :mrgreen:
No pressure for a happier life! :lol:

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Re: Estimate release dates of next games

Postby Troyen » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:31 am

Guess that's incentive for you to finish PS2 faster. :)

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Re: Estimate release dates of next games

Postby jack1974 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:07 pm

Haha, I actually think I'm going to have to slow down on the RPGs in the coming years. Too hard to do one every year. Doing one every 2-3 years it's more... "human" :lol: The other games (VN/dating sims) are simpler so no problem about those.
Anyway I'll see what happens. Right now I'm quite burned out but things hopefully should get better in next months :)


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