Saturday, March 26, 2016

Room concepts? Puck! Weekly Update! 3/26/16

Hey, Orbs! Cobalt reporting in, with some [insert synonym for exciting] updates for you all! I'm going to be filling in for The Keystone's Weekly Update series this week, considering he is at a youth retreat and has some upcoming family events. That okay with you?

Fantastic! Anyway, he didn't add me to the Meet the Team page before he left, but I help out with coding, sprite work, and the story. You'll get to know more about me later, and if you follow the PHB, you already do!

The Orb Legend Crew has worked hard this week, from room concepts, the title screen, writing up scenes, sketches, artwork, dialogue, story consistency editing and, of course, soundtracks.

So, that makes this Weekly Update fantastic, right? No, it doesn't. Yes, we did a lot this week - but it's too spoilery! So, for your future enjoyment, I had to make a sacrifice. I'll show you two pictures that may or may not have a major significance in the future.

Good ol' Uncle Puck's character page! Meridian and he have a very loving bond.

My second favorite thing we worked on this week was the BHP Lobby! We worked with a lot of people on this, and we hid a few things in there, mostly that contain things to the characters included likings, but really only things you'll only understand... in good time.

A lot of time went into this, and although it's just a rough sketch, trust us - you're going to appreciate things like these more and more when you notice all the references and secrets they hold!

Hope you heroes enjoyed this little glimpse we had to offer this week and trust us, there is a lot more to them; and a lot more we did. Sorry we had to hide a lot of it, though.

The itinerary next week isn't completely up to me, but I think it'll be about time we show you the final title screen, inventory concepts, and some more rooms!

Not sure when you all will hear from me next, but until then, this is Cobalt signing off!

-Cobalt Spinner

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Title Screen! - Weekly Update 3/19/16

Hey, Orbs (I'm actually rather angry about this but whatever)! I'm starting a new series on the blog where I post every Saturday about progress made during the week. This week, the main focus was the title screen!

So I've been working closely with a possibly new team member on the title screen for Orb Legend. I had a basic idea of what I wanted in it, that being buttons for "Options", "Books", and "Credits". We've drafted up some sprites and are currently working on putting them into effect. I don't want to spoil too much, but here is the basic premise for the title screen:

Beyond the title screen, I went on to work on the book selection, which I'm personally really excited about. Each book design is actually themed to contents of said book, easter eggs planted throughout. Here are some concept sketches for a few of them.

The itenerary for next week? Rooms outlines, title screen coding, and a secret project for GHA. See you Saturday. ^^


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Characters and team members!

Hey, all! I'm just here to update you on a few things we've added to the site recently.

The "Meet the Team" has been revamped, with new icons and bios. A neat feature is that the page showcases the most major character that the person has contributed to the story of Orb Legend.

You may have noticed that a "Characters" page has been added - now with only 3 characters but a total of 8 to be added in the future! It has info on some of the characters that have been a mystery up until now.

I also am sort of curious as to what you guys want to be called! Use this Straw Poll and let me know. Til then, you'll find me in my lighthouse!