Top o' the mornin' to ya!
So, despite the fact that some of us have been entrenched in a massive renovation/move project, we've still managed to churn out a lot of effort on the Bit of War front.
Primarily, the level design for the entire game is now 100% complete, and the levels are on their way to being built - progress on that sits at about 75% at time of writing! This is where I find that Game Maker really shines. Perfecting the engine was fun, but the interface they have for taking all of our tiles and other art assets and putting them all together is just awesome to work with; we can really turn off the developer for a bit and just do some pure game design. I highly recommend it to everyone - not just beginners, but also coding veterans who want to have a bit of fun with their next project, or even just quickly prototype some ideas.
Our writer, The Timm, has also been working hard on the final story and putting together some sweet looking 8-bit cut scenes.. we're hoping to have a couple of examples to post up here - we'll try our best not to include any story spoilers ;)
The closer we get to the end of this project, the more excited we get! We can't wait to share it with all of you!