I have been busy with level design and texturing this past week and have got considerable progress done. At this point, I am confident to say that I will release Alpha 1 in no more than three months. Although I still need to do more work on the story, the new introduction sequence is going well according to plan.
This past week I have been working a lot on the new introduction sequence, specifically a pre-war garbage truck brush. For Alpha 1, I have decided to only include the new introduction sequence in addition to the Niagara Apartments. I will not include the exterior level as I think it will take a lot more than "20%" more work to complete; the exterior level will be included in the "Alpha 2" release.
I have not been well these past two weeks, relentless muscle cramping in my legs and thighs at night have messed up my sleep schedule. They don't feel like growing pains, too strong for that and even with a heating pad, the cramping did not cease. Apparently I might be deficient in some vitamins, so I have started taking ones my pharmacist recommended. I'll be taking muscle relaxants whenever the cramping begins until I find a more permanent solution, so this should no longer affect my productivity. I usually don't like to make descriptive comments about the condition of my health as this is not my personal blog, but I feel it is worth noting due to it directly affecting the project. Anyway, unless otherwise noted, assume any future delays are either due to my irritable bowel syndrome or if for whatever reason the muscle relaxants no longer work.
Alpha 1 (86.3%)
[October 1, 2017]
Week 182 Newsletter