Development Diary #14: Tool time…

It’s been pretty productive around here in the last week or so. After setting a more realistic scope for the game I’ve been focussing again on laying out the main gameplay area, this time in a more specific manner, getting buildings in their final positions, sorting out paths between them, listing locations that still need defined etc. I’ve also been spending a bit of time working on some tools for speeding this process up, and made my first foray into custom Playmaker actions…

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Development Diary #11: Costume changes…

Following on from the drag-and-drop prefabs I was previously looking at, I’ve recently been working on a process for swapping Unity’s skinned meshes at runtime. At the moment I’m using it just to change costumes on a single character, but it should come in handy later on for sharing animation clips between different background NPCs etc. as well…

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Development Diary #6: On location

It’s taken me a while to get going this year but, in between commercial bits and pieces, I’ve been working on some environments. Although the overall narrative for the game is still coming together, I have loads of different locations already in mind that I’m trying to wind the story around. Most are based on real places or, more often, a combination of places that have stuck in my head. This week I’ve been working on a Victorian swimming pool…

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