Artix Krieger | Monday, July 17, 2023
Construction of the final Town of Battleon has started in AdventureQuest Worlds: Infinity.
OK, wait... we update that town every week in the live game. So I definitely worded that wrong. What I should have said is, "Production of the launch-ready version of Town has begun!"
Nope. Wait. J6 just posted a bunch of town files to the repository.
Did he do all of the town art fixes already!? I need to check. Will know for sure in morning.
It dawned on me this morning that after all of the hard work, time, and tears working on AdventureQuest Worlds: Infinity that...
... that everything is finally reaching the point where real, honest to goodness, production ready stuff is being made!
Except for that joke image above. Those hairs are broken. Spider sent over the fixed ones this weekend.
Today, after the meeting we made a manual for the armor conversion process. This will help devs convert over the armors. The process is way better than it used to be, but there is still a lot of surprise "OMG WHY DID WHOEVER CREATED THIS DO THAT!?" in the armor files. So a lot of manual intervention will be required.
It has been a while since we took AQWorlds: Infinity to the PAX: East Convention where players, press, and new friends got to try out the game. The played together across computers, tablets, and phones. If we were building a brand new game, we would already be done by now. Creating a process to convert AQWorld's assets from Flash to Unity had proven to be extremely... extremely... complicated. Of course, you already knew that. We spent years learning, one-by-one, all of the ways it could not be done. Despite all of the challenges, we never gave up. Really. Transparently, it sure would have been easier to do ANYTHING else. Now we are building our first production-ready assets.
Things are good... suspiciously "too good". So I am cautiously paranoid and expect something catastrophic to break. Maybe we should do a full backup this week just in case.
As always, here are the copy/pasta of this week's meeting notes.
Alina said players (and possibly you?) were asking for a sorta of AQWorlds Infinity "Ask Me Anything" or "Question and Answer" for the next post? Would love to do that!
Until next time.