This year has been a total NIGHTMARE for me…
There’s been a lot of things that happened in my life, some of which did affect progress of the game and I dare not go into too much details about it, but at long last, I finally have some progress to demonstrate how far Maze Qore is going.
Before I do, let’s just get the bad news out the way first.
NEW FEMALE VOICE ACTOR WANTED!
This one’s rather difficult to explain, but long story short, one the nightmares this year is the fact that I now need a new voice actor to fill the role of the Psyker due to a very unforgiving experience. Thanks to a manipulation streak by one of my clients from my freelance job (who also cost me most of my team leaving Néotl Empire), the original VA for some reason now thinks I am “stalking” her and threatened legal action. I’ve now become a victim of a nasty false stalking allegation. Unfortunately, I was unable to get her to sign a contract earlier to avoid such risks (and avoid getting sued when I release the game). She’s proven herself a threat and liability to the progress of Maze Qore and quite frankly, after what she did, I don’t even want to touch her tainted dialog anymore!
Sadly, part of this was my fault. I should have taken the signs from her Steam page more seriously a few years ago as the stuff I’ve seen on there was atrocious. it was also important to note that she was a teenager (18) at the time and while she herself insisted that she changed from it since, apparently that turned out to be false – her personality has not changed, it was only disguised. I was confident that she was only going to be filing in a short menial role and finally out of the way. It did not happen as planned, I saw her DA page and got carried away with her art skills and before I realized it, everything just went in disarray – worst of all, the love sickness kicked in and I payed for my carelessness.
Moral lesson of the story: Don’t underestimate crazy. Work with sociopaths at your own risk.
But hey! It’s not like anyone’s gonna care about what just happened to me! No one ever does! Tomorrow it’s just gonna be a hit-and-miss folks! Feel free to skip this entire part while you’re at it (you’re probably already ahead you didn’t even notice this text)!
WHAT HAPPENS TO MAZE QORE?
Well, until I can get a new female VA (or two), there might be a serious absence in vocal dialog, at least for all female characters. I already covered most of the male characters save for a few roles of which I already have someone else covering that right now. I had promised the audience who tried the demo at the conventions I showcased the game at there would be a voiced singleplayer demo and early access beta by Christmas. I am sad to say, this may not come to pass.
ANY ACTUAL PROGRESS?
Right, almost forgot!
To end this progress update, we were hoping to release the singleplayer demo today to celebrate Halloween. Unfortunately as you may have read from what I stated above (presuming you did not do the ‘TLDR skip’), that won’t be happening either. I also need to polish the inventory system before I can release said demo as that is one of the few obstacles remaining. So instead….
I will just release this pre-alpha tech demo I showcased at the conventions this year!
Happy Halloween! Hopefully Witch Seneca didn’t prey on her next victim tonight.
That’s all folks! Goodnight!
Establish, Explore, Expand.