Monday, July 19, 2010

All Done but the Testing

Big news. As of last night, I am done with everything regarding The Maimed God's Saga except the final testing. After a few starts and stops, the ending movies have been edited and added to the campaign. I've also added in all the music pieces (32 in total) and handled all the scripting for them. And now it's done...

Except I want to do a final play-through using a male PC and another with a female PC and then fix whatever I find. That means I have about another 50-60 hours of work on TMGS before releasing. So close!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Maimed God Intro Movie

I promised it, and here it is! I'm finally as happy with it as I can be given my limited 2D skills. I originally wanted something like the pages of an old book turning, but that would require more resources than I have. As it is, the sepia filter goes a long way towards giving the pictures an old-time flavor while actually bringing some consistency to the art. Incidentally, those of you with access to the D&D manuals may recognize some of the pictures; none of them are mine.

The music, as with all the music for TMGS, is by StrangeCat Productions.

A word about the music for TMGS. The composer may have also originally envisioned it, but I know I requested a heavy use of a chorus in the score. I originally asked for Gregorian Chant, which is primarily if not exclusively male, but that was then expanded to all ranges and genders. I have no reason to believe the Tyrran Church has music, much less that it features voices, but I think the sound of the campaign's music will evoke a religious "feel" in the average player of TMGS, and that's exactly what I was aiming for.

Two main themes are present in the movie. The first is the only one I actually wrote (and the composer was kind enough to put in.) It starts with the opening chant and is the core prayer/meditation theme. The second is Tyr's theme which starts at the frame showing the raging battle and was also featured in a track in a previous posting.

So without further ado: