This Week at Lavaboots: Cartography, Music, and Lore

8:00 AM Will Sterling 2 Comments


Ahoy Mateys!

This week we've been working on a few different things and we wanted to give you an brief update on what's been going on at Lavaboots.


Cartography


First up, cartography. This will be our next update implemented and we've made some good progress this week. John and Rob have knocked out some bugs with the current system and have gotten certain functionalities such as the zoom in and out function working well. What is currently left in the cartography patch is for us to add in large island mapping and some icons. Our goal is to get cartography pushed to testing branch within a couple weeks. 

Music and Lore


After the cartography update, we're going to quickly implement the player journal and then move on to finishing the main quest line. Although the quests have been written, we've been spending some time brainstorming the final boss and coming up with ideas as far as that goes. This week I've been working on composing music for the final boss and have made some good progress. 

I've also been working on writing new lore books, notes, letters, and even some other lore type books such as plays to the game. We want Salt to be a game that is chocked full of items and lore for those who want to delve deeper. There are currently over 65 lore books in the game but we'd like to continue increasing that number! For us, lore in Salt provides a way to give you some backstory on the world and add depth to the items and people you discover. 



We expect the Cartography Update to hit the testing branch soon so stay tuned to these blog posts for updates. As always, we'd love to hear your feedback! 


- Will Sterling (Sound Lead and Game Design)

2 comments:

  1. WOW! 65 Books! That's a lot of lore books, I love to read them, it is always exciting to come across a new book. It would be nice to have a place to keep them on your ship, like a bookcase, or a large chest, I can never find the one I'm looking for.

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  2. I am really looking forward to this update.
    The ability to create your own map and to later on combine it with your very own journal. Its simply a GIGANTIC leap forward, when it comes to adventuring.
    For me personally, as I love the adventuring more than the fighting, this is just amazing!
    Now you just need to tell me why you keep hiding the Hardstone Ore from me. Its like you really dont want me to have any ;-P

    Ohh and btw, the score in the opening menu is just sooo fitting. I actually wait a minute or two before I press continue =)

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