Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Great Job Ice Hole is out!
I can't believe we got away with that title! So, Dave describes the functionality in the link below, but I will say that this update has the long-awaited temperature change. When we were trying to figure out what it did (besides make them feel hot or cold), we went over several possibilities, but we had this idea that they would sink through the ice island, and then remembered ANOTHER part of the cool concept art by Palfince that was sent to us a while back that originally got us thinking about the ice island. In case you haven't seen it...
And we thought, what if the hole from sinking through the island stayed and you could fish from it? And then Dave thought of the title so we stuck with that idea!
The other part of the update is a purchasable "Dance Pack" . When we were trying to come up with the next downloadable content, I said it would be really cool to give them other dances. I had no idea what I was in for! It was an intense amount of animation and quickly figuring out dances (thanks to YouTube). I'm most proud of the Smooth Criminal zombie dance. At first I didn't want to do it because I said to Dave "its all about the hat." And he said "how about using their skullcaps". And I said "that sounds hard" but then when I sketched it out, I realized it was too good an idea not to do and stayed up until 4 in the morning doing it.
Of course as we got to the Dance Pack, the whole Pants on the Ground thing happened on American Idol. Dave called me and said "We gotta do it..." We put out a request for auditions to do the rap, but it ended up being Dave's that sounded the best. So the voice you here is Dave's pitched up! Its the only dance that got its own audio because otherwise it wouldn't make much sense! Also included is the Fan Dance, the Robot, the Chicken Dance, Staying Alive (main dance for Vampire, backup for the other Pygmies) and All the Single Ladies.