Firstly, thanks very much for the supportive, constructive messages in the comment section of the previous blog post. I will answer them once I get back on the right track. I can assure you we are learning from those messages too. Your suggestions are very important to us, which means we are taking your suggestions into account as we go forward. On a personal note, many of you have been very supportive to me personally. I can’t say thank you enough for that. Words are cheap, so I understand the best way to say thanks is by creating a good game from the current, early access Subverse – which we will do.
There are some other messages that exist too. Anybody can see those messages in the Steam public game review section until the Steam moderators decide to remove them. Many of these messages are still there. It seems those kind, well wishing messages come true for me. I was diagnosed as COVID positive and I am struggling with health issues right now. I am referring to messages in the Steam public game review comment section like “Tibor you should die” or “F…ck you Tibor, f…ck your mother I hope you die soon” or “Tibor you white dog”. There are hundreds of such messages. It is quite a life time achievement that our work and business had attracted such supportive, friendly, civilized, and kind individuals. Worth to mention, a porn parody game with a mega-satirical tone triggered such intensely positive emotions from those very nice people. A minor detail is, we have never-ever promised that any localization in any language will be done during the early access period. No worries, details are obviously not important.
The good news is, I have made some progress in the last few weeks, before I managed to get COVID.
I have finally integrated a very capable motion capture device with Unreal Engine and the Subverse game app. The pipeline works! That means we can speed up several areas of the animation process. We will be able to deliver more animation and quicker in certain areas of the game. Using the motion capture device for less complex animations our world class animators can focus on what you are most interested in – porn.
Also, our experienced game designer colleague has provided me with excellent material for the new Dating System. The planned Dating System will transform Subverse into a far better game. Having this high level design, I can now see how we can create a bridge between the endless missions, the story and the romantic domain of the game. I have been prototyping the branching dialogue, minigames, and the UI of the Dating System. Also, I have been prototyping a more sensible, capable and more user friendly save game system for the game.
The COVID virus seems taking the toll on me and it is a step back in terms of the work. Being not a young man I am in a more risky age group and my underlying heart condition makes things worst. This virus prevents me from progressing with the optimal or any speed really this moment in time. I hope to get back soon and deliver some serious software coding on Subverse.
The most important is, despite the current disappointment of many users, regardless of the review bombing, we go forward steadily until we create a good game for our supportive user base, as we fully understand most of you are very kind and supportive to us.
Thanks again for your support and take care of yourselves!
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