Episode 2 Milestone!
A few days ago, I checked in the last piece of code to Episode 2 that made it playable from beginning to end. It took a lot longer to stich together the storyline than Episode 1 did, I think because we tried to add variety to missions wherever possible.
In Episode 1, the majority of the missions are “Pwn this forum.” While the gameplay still revolves around pwning forums in Episode 2, we tried to vary it up as much as possible. This meant a lot of extra programming, but I think the end product is worth it.
BINGEBOT 2015 and I got together recently and printed out a huge flowchart of the paths you can take through Episode 2, then with a pen and paper started figuring out what forums should be what difficulty and why, and thus the true balancing stage of development has begun. Balance Bot is running the site like mad and slowing down my computer to a crawl. Things are coming together!
We’ve also received almost all the artwork we’ve comissioned for Episode 2. It looks awesome! Here’s a sneak peek of some of it:
In terms of a release date, we aren’t ready to give a specific date yet, but I will say I am very confident Episode 2 will be out in October!
Once we announce a real release date we’ll put up counters and work in some fun community stuff leading up to it.