This is a playthrough of my own game, The Untitleds, which was submitted to the Smile Game Builder RETURNERS 2022 Game Jam (hosted by AmalgamAsh). In the video, I added some personal commentary and a brief look at some of the upcoming and planned functions and features for the future.
The Untitleds Video Playthrough
The Untitleds is the first, last and only game I will develop to completion in Smile Game Builder.
To quote AmalgamAsh’s review on Itch.io:
This is the CompanionWulf game I want to see developed and continued. This is the game with the systems that shall bear the most fruit, both for budding developers who need to understand how menu systems might be designed as well as experienced folks who haven’t wrapped their head around how to progress through the limitations.
And with that said, continuation on the game is assured. However, development may be very slow.
The menu system is challenging, notably with SGB’s current limitations and the way it processes events. And, with that said, this will be the focus until it’s fully functional.
Many of you are no doubt aware of my Hi-Tex Market Pack assets. For those who aren’t, these are high-texture assets I created to implement a kind of hybrid medieval market in your games as part of my ongoing "Hi-Tex" range for Smile Game Builder (SGB).
Although first released in 2020, and updated in 2021, I decided to update them again in 2022. This means improved textures and meshes, as well as more varied content. And, as development continues, I plan on releasing several packs throughout the year to complete the set.
Deferred Release Dates
Previously planned releases of the Market Pack Volumes 1 and 2 (and its add-on packs) were deferred several times. The main reason for this may be due to the "perfectionist" in me. That’s a good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective. I wanted to ensure that all packs are completely optimized and SGB-friendly.
The Market Pack Vol. 1, Market Pack Vol. 2 and Market Pack Signs Add-On are complete and are prizes for AmalgamAsh’s SGB Returners Game Jam 2022. That means their release dates right now are imminent, having satisfied my personal "quality control". Haha!
With expandability in mind, I also restructured the models’ naming conventions. In addition, each type will have its own category:
- Market Stalls – The main market stall components.
- Market Items – Decorative models, such as barrels and crates.
- Stall Contents – Items that fit into or on the market stalls’ counters.
- Container Liquids – The liquids (water, wine, etc.) that fill the containers.
- Terrains – Various terrains befitting a market place.
I know this’ll mess things up for those who already purchased the original pack and installed the models in SGB and I apologize! I decided to do it this way primarily to make it easier when it comes to add-ons and expansions. However, everything is now more organized and easier to pick and choose the models.
Notes on Market Terrains
The Market Pack Vol. 1 contains several terrains (including matching stairs and slopes) from the original pack. I’m rather dissatisfied with them, but included them in the pack nevertheless.
Future terrain packs tailored to the market theme will be sold separately.
Future Packs and Add-Ons
As far as future packs and add-ons, I’ll continue creating them for awhile until I move onto other things and other projects proper.