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Postmortem 2017

Overview

2017 has been a very productive year for us. Let's take a closer look at some details that we didn't have time to talk about before.

Detective Butler on Steam

In order to prepare for the release of Detective Butler 2, I decided it would be a good idea to re-release Detective Butler: Maiden Voyage Murder on Steam. So in January we began by making ...

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DB2 - User Interface Design

Overview

Throughout most of the development of Detective Butler 2 so far, I've been concerned with function over form. That is, I started working on the game by prototyping its gameplay. Early in development, the visuals don't really matter so much, because eventually they'll be replaced or improved. As a game reaches its final development stages, graphical improvements become more common.

So, with all that said -- it's about time we start looking into graphical imp ...

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WDK - Level Editor

Overview

Last but not least, our final update for October will focus on Witch Doctor Kaneko, a project we haven't touched upon in some time.

Since the last Kaneko update, we moved our game engine from Unity to C++, using the Simple and Fast Media Library (SFML). We have accomplished a number of things in this engine that we hadn't done in Unity, which includes:

  • Smooth controls and physics
  • Easy to use sprite animation system
  • ...

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Umineko Game Jam - World End Domination

Overview

A few months ago I stumbled across the Umineko Game Jam on itch.io. I wasn't entirely sure if I'd have enough time to create a full entry, but ultimately I decided to give it a shot anyway (no pun intended). Fitting that the first game jam we officialy submit an entry for is an Umineko-themed one!

Ever since making my Umineko First Twilight 3D video I've been wanting to re-create the famous Rosa vs. Goats scene in 3D as well, because it is my favorite scene in the e ...

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Summer Progress Report

Overview

Well, it's that time of year again. Summer is nearing its end, and since the last update was near the beginning of summer -- exactly three months ago -- it's about time for another one. And there is thankfully a lot of progress to be reporting.

This is our first update since the Steam release of Detective Butler on Steam. It's been amazing seeing so many people all around the world enjoy the game. Tens of thousands of people have played it and by the time this post ...

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Detective Butler 1 Released on Steam!

Finally, it's here -- Detective Butler: Maiden Voyage Murder has been released on Steam!

Steam Store Page

Thank you all so much for voting for our game. This would not have happened without your support!

In the coming weeks, we would like to release a playable demo for the sequel. Stay tuned for updates, and have fun!

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