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The Project: It is still alive!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Yes, I am indeed lacking in my blogging because of the project and other job-related reasons, and for this, I do apologize. I will try to work in at least three blogs a week, as I should have some more time, now that nobody is on vacation again.

As for the project, the map is designed, and this works great as a tool to help with progression. I now know when and where I shall send you on this journey, and what direction you're going to get there. After completing the in-depth progression, implementing the other characters will be a million times easier, story-wise. From there I just pick something else to work on, I guess! Is seeing the design process as straightforward as you thought it might be? I thought it would be plenty more linear, do this, then that, then this, then that. But not really. I designed the characters and concept I wanted, with a basic overview of the story and progression. From there I fleshed out some characters, then started working on enemies, then in depth plot, then a map, and more plot... It's all everywhere. I need to re-tweak my list of enemies tonight, and start adding in their damage soon, and then I need to type up everything that was written down in my notebook.

I have been asked on multiple occasions why I write everything down in my notebook instead of typing it as I think about it, and why I use a pen instead of a pencil when writing story material. The short explanation: It's what I'm comfortable with. The long explanation? Well, I prefer writing things down in pen because it makes me think about what I write before I write. Usually. The reason I write instead of type is because writing, as a more natural form of putting thought into words, seems to flow better. Ideas come out easier than if I were typing them. So using a pen kind of balances me from putting something utterly stupid down, while still letting the creativity flow. That's really the best answer I can give, I hope it doesn't confuse anyone!

10 comments:

Cid said...

Why no sneak peeks ;> ?

Milky said...

I wanna see o;
Lovely blog btw!

Khorne said...

That sounds really interesting.
And I prefer using a pen too, it helps me to remember important things.

Jackson.k said...

I wish you luck for the rest of the project! I'll be keeping up on your site to find out more!

Uberbyron said...

I completely agree with your approach to writing. The pen feels better than a keyboard.

Mekkor said...

i write things down to list things what i thought about and what i dont want to forget.
Keep up the work, i'll be waiting here ;D

LoneIslander said...

Real life always comes first bro. Don't worry about it.

ElliotGreen said...

I agree with Cid, no sneak peeks!?

Bulletproof Zombie said...

You'll get it done. Until then, we'll be patient and supportive.

Andrew said...

No sneak peaks just yet. We aren't at a stage where I can show off any art (though our artist is freaking amazing. If luis royo and that guy from datamancer.net had a baby, it would be the artist that I'm working with.

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