Friday, November 15, 2013

Valcarta II Changes!

Hello Valcartians!

Welcome to the first developer blog in quite some time! We have some great news for you all! Valcarta II is back in production! However, there have been some major changes to the layout of the game. As many of you may know, Valcarta I: Rise of the Demon had 2 distinct paths you could play through. Valcarta II does it a bit differently. With the differences in the Light and the Dark paths at the end of the first game we thought it was in the best interest of the series to split them and make them separate individual games, not to mention the file size of the game was getting quite large! With that set, we would like to introduce to you, Valcarta II as 3 separate games, all aimed to be around the 30 hours of developer play time (Valcarta I was 40 hours of developer play time with both paths combined). Since there are 3 separate games, each of them needs it's own title! Our current working thoughts:

Valcarta II: Domination   for the Dark Path
Valcarta II: Awakening   for the Light Path
Valcarta II: Deliverance   for the new Path

We hope that this new model allows for fans of individual paths to not feel obligated to play a path they have no interest in. For example, Talon's dad. He normally doesn't play anything presumed as "Evil" or "Dark" meaning that the Dark Path wouldn't interest him at all. Playing Valcarta I, it's likely you needed to play both the Light and the Dark Paths to get the full picture. We wanted to move away from that. Now, some of you may be wondering about the new pricing schemes that will be used with the division of the games. With Valcarta I, we set the game out at $15 for 40+ hours of game play. Since we are now aiming for 3 games of 30+ hours of game play, that will need to be changed. Our current estimate for the cost of the games will be about $10. Of course, this is all still up in the air :)

Currently we are working on the Valcarta II: Domination which follows the events and the characters from the Dark Path of Valcarta I. While we are working hard and are about 70% done, our estimated release date is Mid-January. Talon and I have just received different jobs so this date will likely need to be adjusted.

Keep track of our progress and keep your eyes peeled for BETA invites and information!

Until Next Time~
Art and Lorecat
Blacksword Games