You wanted it. You needed it. Aaaaand here it comes!
It’s the Doom & Destiny #WORLDS closed #BETA!
And it’s here to be TESTED by you!
If you feel ready to embark on an adventure full of BUGS, CRASHES and BSODs (no come on, those should not be there), fill out this form: https://forms.gle/u2HuaDB6XArUyX1E8
and you can help us improve the final experience for every other player!
The participation in the closed Beta is reserved for a closed number of participants, we apologize in advance if your request to participate will not be accepted!
Initially the Beta Test will start on Steam (Windows)
Since our last post, many things have happened. HeartBit Interactive is very close to the epicenter of the Covid-19 epidemic in Italy, but luckily, none of us, or of our families, or friends, were hit.
With the power of smart working and a little help from the mighty Spaghetti Monster, the team is still developing Doom & Destiny #Wordls!
So don’t you worry, your favourite nerds are alive with full HP & MP!
Since you enjoyed the post about the development of a #indiegame, we decided to fill you in with more exclusive “behind the scene” news about Doom & Destiny#WORLDS.
The pic shows the evolution of an island: from concept to first prototype to implementation.
The whole level was resized because we are aiming to better performance and seamless transition between islands.
Better performance means a better gaming experience… And less trouble to our level designer ’cause filling bigger worlds is very hard!
Stay tuned for more geeky gossips about the upcoming Doom & Destiny #WORLDS!
Have you ever wondered how video games are made?
WITH PAPER, OF COURSE!!!
While the work on Doom & Destiny#WORLDS started in 2017, our game designer only started recording his day by day work on paper in March 2018.
2 years later, he reached page 200 😀
He does it to help visualize his mad thoughts about the game and keep track of small bugs and hot fixes (big ones need a big computer).
Does any one of you nerds is a game developer? Do you still use pen & paper to support your work? Do you still use pens or paper in 2020?
FUN FACT: the reason why we still use paper is because in 2012 we printed many, MANY, pre-filled receipts hoping to speed up the sales during a fair. Long story short, we didn’t sell anything and we were left with a ton of half used sheets of paper. Instead of throwing them away, we decide to “recycle” them using the white back of each paper.
We are aware that many of you are asking for a closed/open beta of the game, but we built Do&De Worlds differently from our previous works.
In our previous games, each small area was done from start to finish (mapping, enemies, treasure, dialogues), but in Worlds, we focus on each aspect on the WHOLE game.
So, for example, we started mapping the WHOLE world, then we moved to add the trees, then the bushes, then the treasures… and so on.
Now it’s the time for the story and the dialogues.
If we release now a DEMO, the game will be unplayable ’cause the player will have NO IDEA where to go and what to do as even the smallest goal or item description is not explained.
Can this big stony head really be smarter than Francis???
The story of Doom & Destiny #WORLDS is really full of twists!
But the biggest mystery is: why that stony head is wearing sunglasses in a cold and snowy environment???
I guess we have to wait Benjamin to finish writing all the dialogues!
More news about Do&De #WORLDS development coming soon!
Not to argue or anything, but WE were delaying games before it was cool 🍝
Making games is a difficult job 🐉
Making the assets (graphic, music, stuff like that) is hard, but managing to make the game FUN is super giga hard.
There is no mathematical formula or exact rule to follow…
Managing to combine every aspect of the game and craft a memorable gaming experience is like magic:
if you do it right, amazing things might happen,
but if you don’t, it might backfire on you, #blow your hands, #burn your skin and turn you into a #frog🧙♂️💥🐸
Sorry for the lack for recent post, but our beloved Benjamin failed a Constitution saving throw and got sick.
Now he is fine and it’s back to work with just a few less HP.
Doom & Destiny#WORLDS🌍 will be an open world adventure. Total freedom of exploration is given to the player, but we still want to tell a story and many colorful characters, old and new, can be meet to get information and buy stuff.
In these days, Benjamin is focusing on writing the story and dialogues. Wish him luck and pray for the Flying Spaghetti Monster to give him inspiration 🍝
Since the “open world” nature of Doom & Destiny #WORLDS, we noticed it would be hard to pinpoint an island or a place to a friend. We decided to add a name to every island and a symbol to showcase the “tier” which is the challenges and the rewards it features.
Now the hard part is to come up for a name for every island 😁