Friday Dev Update: Music, Stars, and Boats

7:46 AM Will Sterling 3 Comments

Hello everyone!

We hope you’ve had a great week. This week at Lavaboots has been fruitful and we’ve got a lot of good stuff coming up! Today I want to give you a brief overview of what we’ve been working on and a little insight into what’s been going on at Lavaboots Studios.

New Music

This week I’ve been mainly focused on creating music for the new Jungle Queen boss. The Jungle Queen is a jungle island exclusive boss, similar to the Spider Queen but a good bit tougher. She’s currently in need of some boss music and so I’ve been putting most of my time into that endeavor. I’m a huge fan of boss music in games and I like to make them somewhat themed based on the enemy type. My goal with this music was to keep it in a similar vein as the Spider Queen but with more ethnic instruments and jungle themed sounds.

You can listen to the new Jungle Queen music here:

Starry Night

This week Robert has been working on a night sky, which means stars! We are very excited for stars and it’s something that will make night time gameplay a lot more enjoyable. Here’s a sneak peek at an early prototype of the starry night:

New Boats

John has been working on readying the new boats for testing branch, as well as designing some new ways to get boat variations. As you may have read before, some of the boats have color variations and we are adding some new and fun ways to obtain those in the game.

All this to say we’ve got some pretty cool stuff coming up! The next thing releasing very soon is the new boat models. I’ve been testing them out this week and I have to say, they are awesome. We think you guys are really going to like them so be on the lookout for those to hit the testing branch soon! After that we'll be starting on cartography.

Thanks for reading!

- Will Sterling (Game Audio and Design)


  1. The stars and ships look AWESOME! I cant wait to go sailing under the stars.... Thanks for the continued development you are doing on this fabulous game!

  2. I have been playing the new islands, and they are great. I do have an idea for you to consider. I LOVE the music, and background effects, but it would be super if you added an ability to mute the sounds for pirates, crafting, etc. Sometimes if I am playing around other people, the clanking, and grunting from killing pirates get a bit irritating. It would be great if you would at least consider adding a mute button for these effects (or at least the pirates) .