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Dev-Blog 151: GDC and PAX East here we come!

02/25/2015

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Welcome back, followers of the fearsome!

As you probably know from previous updates, we’ve been working hard on our ‘GDC’ build. The real reason we were working so hard is because we’re in the Indie MEGABOOTH at PAX East! Check out this sweet trailer: (we’re at 0:36s)


Check out our indiebooth page as well: http://indiemegabooth.com/project/viking-squad/

I’m happy to say that we’re currently putting the final touches on the game demo. We’ve been working insane hours for the past few months, but we think it’s all coming together now. We’ll be showing our game on a 60″ TV, so it better run well!

The plan for next week is to fly to San Francisco first, and be at GDC for 2 days for the Independent Games Summit (my favourite part of GDC by far). Then on Wednesday we’re flying to Boston, which by then will be completely free of snow, and be just as sunny as San Francisco… yea… Anyway, we’ll be setting up our booth on the Thursday, and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be demoing our game to the fine people of PAX East! We are super excited!

Here’s another little boss teaser, this time from within the game, and with some nice lighting:

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So come check out our booth (nr 5176) and try to beat this mean boss!

Oh, one more thing, our usual Wednesday-dev-stream will be moved to tomorrow. Jesse is off today, and Caley and I think we’re nowhere near handsome enough to be on camera.

Hope to see you all at PAX East!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

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Dev-Blog 150: Those stylish guides!

02/18/2015

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Welcome back followers of the fearsome!

Today we are going to cover our style guides! We’ve been focusing on a specific zone for quite a while but need to have the other zones at least roughed out so we can think about enemies, music, sound-scapes and everything else! Our style guides usually consist of a quick “Mood” sketch to get the basic idea of what we’ll be seeing in that zone. After that I tend to draw out a few background elements and props, larger things like buildings and cliffs also get roughed out in these style guides here’s some examples!

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Here’s Zone 3! It’s our Ancient Draugr forest! This area here is where our players are going to run into our vicious Draugrs  and some spooky tombs! For props we are looking at candles, urns, stumps, and tombstones. Gnarly trees should show up and buried Draugrs might be clawing at you from the beneath the ground!

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Here’s a styleguide of Zone 4! It’s the Shifting Dunes where our enemy marauders set up camp and become lost among the ancient ruins! Props here could be scuttling scorpions, water jugs, yurts, and training targets. Cacti will spring up and thirsty shrubs will populate this dusty canyon setting.

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So that’s it for this week! Hope that you guys like our quick little look at our progress! We’ve been working super hard to get ready for GDC but we’ll still be dev-streaming it up today at 4-6pm PST so be sure to stop by and get involved with the team!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

Google+: Nick: +NickWaanders Jesse: +JesseTurner Caley: +CaleyCharchuk

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Dev-Blog 149: Road to GDC

02/11/2015

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Welcome back to yet another Viking filled week fearsome followers!

We’re working our skivvies off getting the game ready for GDC and beyond! So stay tuned. But I know what you’re here for, a sneak peak!

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Jesse will also be streaming today, same viking time, same viking channel. (4pm pst, http://www.twitch.tv/slickentertainmentinc)

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

Google+: Nick: +NickWaanders Jesse: +JesseTurner Caley: +CaleyCharchuk

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Dev-Blog 148: Darkest of days!

02/04/2015

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It’s another day in viking land and another awesome game has shipped from a Vancouver developer. This time it’s Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook! If you’ve been under a rock for the past year you should crawl out and give it a try. Head on over to Steam and take a look for yourself!

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It’s a beautiful RPG with rogue-like perma death and it’s been ALL OVER Twitch! It’s early access but super robust and just keeps getting better! So huge congratulations guys! Your game is amazing!

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And as always, today we’ll be dev-streaming over at Twitch! It’ll be today at 4pm and we have loved talking to everyone and working alongside the community. So if you are up for it come watch us create Viking Squad today!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

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