A ton of work has been done over the past few days. Many hours went into new puzzles, a special new tile, and the custom puzzle editor. As it currently stands you can create and test new puzzle designs in game, then build them out to share with friends, family, and the world! Next step is getting a solid foundation down for loading up those puzzles and playing them. Things are really looking up, and I'll continue to post updates as they come out!
Today was a good day, got more work done on the custom level editor. Got the read/write code done, still needs to be tested and debugged, but getting it done is half the battle. Next on the docket is to get the custom level editor built and working, as well as being able to test the puzzle in editor with ease. Meanwhile, the soundtrack is being mixed and mastered.
After a few week break while university got tough, I have returned to working on Slab. With the mixed reviews on Steam Greenlight, I have decided to go a head with development of the game and release else where. Many people made note that the game lacked color, and while I believe the game looked as it was intended, that is without color like stone.... hence Slab, I have however added in a "Color Mode" that I feel still maintains the theme of the game while adding something valuable to it. As I move forward and push towards a release destined for the Humble store, I will still be taking in feedback and looking for support on Steam Greenlight. However, because of the fact the game has not been Greenlit, an alternative method for the distribution of custom puzzles is in the works. The only detail left to be worked out is distribution of newer versions containing bug fixes and occasional game play features.
As many people noted, there is no color in the current game, however that is the art style I was going for. With that being said, I had no idea color was such a deal breaker for people so here is a mock up of one idea I had to incorporate color into the game.
As the ball moves, it tints the tile it passes over a random shade. As some people will like the randomness, and color, others will not, or would prefer one color over others. In the settings menu there will be sliders to adjust the rgb randomness, or turn it off completely.
Constructive feedback is always welcome!