Still fixing up bugs here and there, but at this point there’s mostly waiting until the actual release. When is that, eh? Should be a date and new tailer dropping soon
I’m going to try to make some posts to help keep my sanity before launch (yeah I know I always say that, right?).
In the meantime, I found this trip down memory lane, might be a good refresher before SFPA hits. I’m seriously honored that someone thought my games are worth such a detailed look (no pressure for SFPA or anything, lawlz!), so please help me throw some views and thumbs up his way!
I know I’m not necessarily the one you want to hear from, but I know there will be some rumblings about delays and I feel like I have to speak up a bit.
In February, my father was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, he was given 9 months to live. He made it 6 months, passing away a month ago, August 5th. It was sudden and I had to leave Brad with the boys in order to be with my family. We didn’t expect to lose my father in August. I expected him to live to see Brad release the game. He didn’t.
So please don’t think Brad unprofessional, don’t think he doesn’t care about his fans. He’s doing what he’s doing to make sure he’s making a game that y’all will love. It’s not his game or his work ethic that fell apart. I did.
Sorry for the absence, we’ve been scrambling quite a bit this past month. We had some small setbacks so we weren’t able to get W4 out this year.
Right now we are planning on an early 2017 release. We haven’t had too much to show off just because a lot of what Brad is working on is spoiler-filled. He’s also been working with artists and on the music (which is amazing), but it’s also something that needs to be ironed out before we post anything.
It’s probably important to mention that this will actually be a substantial sized game. Brad has tackled a lot of this by himself and it’s much larger than any of the other games he’s released (larger than all FPA games put together). There is a LOT going into this game and as much as we would have loved to get it out in 2016 we didn’t want to rush release and deliver an incomplete game. Nothing worse then releasing a game and saying “wait for the update THEN it will be REALLY good, promise!”.
Brad said he’s going to be around on here so if you have anything you want to ask/say to him leave it in the comments!
We’re still here! Just trying to cram everything we want into the last remaining time before release (remember we said before the end of the year, that’s still the plan!). Brad has been working a lot on animations! He’s done some really interesting stuff and hopefully we can get another video out soon. Brad wants to save some of the new stuff for the lead up to release because he doesn’t want to post a ton of spoilers.
However, I can tell you that we have artists working with Brad on the levels. I’m actually really excited about the artists Brad is talking to because I’m a fan of their art styles and I’ve loved their interpretations of Brad’s style so far. I’m very picky about art in FPA so I guarantee you’ll like what they’re delivering. Once I have some solid level shots for y’all we’ll get into who they are.
I didn’t realize how long it’d been since there had been a post on the site. Brad mentioned before that I’ve taken over the social media for World 4′s development. Someone mentioned on there that the blog hadn’t been updated in a while and I’m sorry about that. With me handling Facebook, twitter, and instagram I kind of pester Brad for snippets and small things here and there because the whole point is to foster interest and grow the audience there.
For the blog, Brad likes to break things down and explain what he’s doing so posting small things with cheesy quips doesn’t really work here.
He’s kind of been inundated with work as of now, working really hard to try to get the game released before the end of the year. There’s a lot he wants to talk about but he’s also trying to make sure that he’s making something that his y’all (and all FPA lovers) will enjoy. Meanwhile I’m chirping in the background “Brad! I need something to post this week!” or “Ummm can I post what you’re doing right now?” which probably isn’t helping his focus much. Social media is a necessity to get the word out though, so hopefully he doesn’t mind too much.
Is there anything y’all want from me? I mostly try to keep the blog as Brad’s thing since Bornegames is his creation. Mostly I just post small things on social media and then reply to questions.
Brad should be posting something soon. Right now he’s just plowing through stuff.
I also noticed that there have been posts on the forum about my updates on social media and AJ32 noted that I was in Boston (btw AJ32 I like need to send you a fruit basket or something, you’re awesome).
Between May and July Brad was working on things that he didn’t want to post because, well, spoilers. Let’s just say this was a very frustrating time for me as a social media manager. I was also in Boston for a period of time for a vocal conference. I never mentioned it here (I don’t think) but I’m finishing off a degree in vocal performance which isn’t easy with Brad working full time and three kids under the age of 5. It’s been an interesting year.
In short, guys, we appreciate y’all. Please don’t think you’re being ignored. I can’t reveal anything without Brad possibly hitting me over the head with a frying pan (just kidding, he’d probably glare at me then roll his eyes) but my experience is this game is going to be good. Really good guys. I can say 100% with confidence that this game will be amazing, and that’s not the supportive wife role, that’s the “I’m a female gamer and I will not sugar coat this because doing so will completely make me look like a tool”.
I’ve mentioned this offhand on the forum, but I wanted to bring it here. I’ve taken over @runfastrunfancy on Twitter and also The Fancy Pants Adventures on Facebook.
All of you here on the site know that Brad and I really love tailoring what we do to what the fans like to see so I wanted to bring this to all of you.
What is it you want to see here? On social media?
Do you prefer videos, images, bullet point outlines, or maybe random pictures of cats? Do you like constant updates when we mention the little things changing or for us to just wait until we have bigger, more substantial news?
Honest feedback is really appreciated guys. I don’t want to post useless information or spam your inbox or twitter/facebook feeds (although they hide stuff pretty darn well unless you pay, jerks).