For the past few weeks we’ve shared some new event portrait art on social media, so we’re posting a round up of them here. Likewise, we’ve got some shots of them implemented in our new UI!
We’ve been quiet for a month or so, so here’s some updates from our hiatus!
- Dead Man’s Trail has been GREENLIT! We’ll have our Steam market page up within the next few weeks but we were one of the lucky games to make it in right as Greenlight was ending. Thanks to our supporters for their help!
- We’re in the middle of a UI overhaul to make the graphics a bit cleaner. More to come from that soon!
- The latest is that we’re illustrating some of our travel events with hand-drawn comic-style images. We’re using these to bring the game closer to its comic book inspirations and help flesh out the world of Dead Man’s Trail a bit.
Here’s one in the initial pencil stage:
Hey all! Today’s Saturday update includes an article on Dead Man’s Trail’s level design, which was featured on game industry website Gamasutra last week.
The level design article outlines things like the team’s design goals for the game’s zombies, how levels were designed to best utilize them, and how we used playtesting to get our difficulty “just right.” It can be found here.
Likewise, we’re hard at work improving some front-end elements and creating our fort interface.
Forts are the last thing for us to add before we are feature complete. We can then head towards polishing the game and pushing towards content-complete.
Look for early access to begin in mid-June! We’ll also be sending the game out to streamers soon!
We’ve had a good few weeks getting press for Dead Man’s Trail and votes on its Steam Greenlight page!
Bloody Disgusting did a preview, saying “what if you took The Oregon Trail, and threw zombies into the picture? Well, that’s exactly what Pie For Breakfast Studios have done with Dead Man’s Trail.”
Likewise Technical.ly DC posted a preview and we were also mentioned in the Smithsonian’s Eye Level blog post about the DC game development scene.
We also have some new gifs and screenshots of the game showing recently added or modified stuff like vehicle breakdowns, the new Plague Zombie explosion, a creepy new loading screen, and tons and tons of zombies!
For this week’s update, here’s our latest trailer, showing footage of new features and revealing the game’s release date!