Also a Bit of An Update
Obviously I’m working on the game still, next update Mimi is going to have a more important role than she did initially, her game over will still be in though. That’s it for now on her.
I’m considering another weight level but I want some thoughts on mechanics first.
As the game progresses I want a stronger variety of puzzles and challenges, mostly stuff that I think most people could conquer without google or anything. Right now I’ve implemented a sort of challenge room where you need to time climbing on ropes in order to avoid being killed. I’ve been testing this room thoroughly, and right now I’m happy with it’s difficulty. At weight 1, it’s pretty easy; weight 3, the timing is tight but it’s possible.
I want each weight level to have a feedback both visually and mechanically. The issue here is mostly in XP’s limitations to player speed. If I reduce the players speed past weight 3, this room is impossible. And I don’t want to make it any easier, for fear of it being completely void at higher weights. It’s also just not super fun to move any slower than I have it set to right now. (Some things have actually been sped up since my first demo, but there are still changes at each level.)
Now this is going to be in the next update. I’m adding a way to lose weight, however it will be a finite resource, and probably tied to the ending you get. I want to space this a bit farther from the Mimic event so that the ruins don’t feel too lively, but I can assure it’s reachable without having to restart. Which comes to the question all this text was a pre amble for.
Would you still be interested in another weight stage if it was basically a walking game over in some scenarios? This means the possibility of being unable to progress through a puzzle if you don’t lose weight first. I don’t have everything planned right now, so it’s possible in the future you’ll be able to “complete” the game without any puzzles that rely on speed or being small, but it could mean locking the player out of content if they use all their resources.
I hope this isn’t too over thought or anything, I know it’s a funny fetish game at the end of the day, but I still want it to be fun. If you have any thoughts please feel free to let me know, otherwise I’ll likely just make a decision myself and pray it works out.
Edit: Oh yeah and I made a twitter if you’re into that kind of thing. Sixes (@SixesFA) / Twitter
Not sure what all I’ll use it for. Maybe if I ever do a stray fanart or anything, maybe previews?