Inactivity Explained

There has been a lot of inactivity going on lately, in our projects and our news. We are aware that this reflects poorly for readers, but there are some reasons for this silence, and as the good fellow I am, I am going to state them here for everyone to see.

First and foremost: I have moved to Poland! I arrived here at Krakow last week, and have been installing myself since then. I am currently starting a job to be able to eat and pay my rent (that kind of unimportant stuff), and am also looking for an appartment near my colleague Pawel (actually right now I’m sleeping at his place). All of this leaves us few time to develop, for now.

Second: The reason I came here is to develop in real life, rather than through Skype, but as I am still getting used to the job (I start at 8am and finish at 4:30pm), I come home quite tired and with documents and papers to fill, so I haven’t been able to properly work on games yet.

And that’s probably all there is to it. As much as I dislike not working on our projects and put a stop to everything for a couple of days, I did not have much choice. Hopefully, week-end is starting and I will be able to work on Zombie’s Daughter (which by the way, the last update is taking longer than planned because we are adding more than promised – some monsters to give color to the whole!).

I hope you can understand the circumstances of our silence.

I love you all. Peace, guys!

Drithyl

Zombie’s Daughter – Beta 2.0 released!

Hey there!

We finally bring you the new version of Zombie’s Daughter, with some major graphical changes! While weapon upgrades are not yet implemented, we did add zombies visually, as well as a new kind of zombie: the Heart Heater! This big guy is much tougher than normal zombies, and will also deplete the wood of your doors faster. You will see him appearing after you complete wave 5!

Here’s the detailed changelog, also included as a .txt in the release package:

Beta 2.0 changelog
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+ changed interface
+ changed zombie sprite
+ added new monster: Heart Heater
+ added coin animation
+ added music loops during horde attack
+ added “game over” music+ changed shop to prepare it for the weapons upgrade update
+ added church sprite and animations
+ You can now leave your mouse button pressed on assigning buttons (yay! you won’t lose your fingers thanks to Zombie’s Daughter!)

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You read that right, you can now assign resources without having to click for each unit! About time, yes. I hope you enjoy this new release, and be sure to tell us what you think!

Also, you’ll be surprised when you open the shop for the first time. “He” is a nice guy, so you shouldn’t be scared of “him”, despite his weird looks.

Cheers!

P.S: As always, you will be able to download the file as soon as it gets authorized.

P.P.S: You might have noticed that the blog is currently not being updated much. The reason for this is that we’re mainly focusing on IndieDB, as it’s where we can draw a bigger attention towards us, so from now on, be sure to check on us at http://www.indiedb.com, you’ll get the latest news there!

Zombie’s daughter b1.5 release is on the way!

Hey guys!

After some initial feedback, we did some work to change the flow of the game (notably to make it faster). We added a small tutorial at the start of the game, as well as a pause button to be able to stop the game at any point. Since now waves come every 30 seconds, we felt that this function was quite necessary.

You can now only display the contents of a door at once. However, we made it so that even when your doors are “closed”, you can see in a smaller size the numbers of your resources assigned to them, so that you can always keep track of them without taking up too much space in the screen. Also, manpower has now a warning arrow to indicate whether it’s growing (most of the time), or whether your food has reached 0 and it’s going down.

A couple of graphics were also altered (highlights, manpower, resource sites, etc…). The next step is to check if this new game flow is appropriate and balance things around (whether it’s too hard or to easy), and for that we need more feedback! You already know where you can address your questions or concerns about the game, and if you have any doubt you can always check the readme file inside the .rar.

We’re leaving a couple of screenshots with the latest changes so that you can check them.

More importantly, the new file has already been uploaded to the downloads section, so as soon as it gets authorized you’ll be able to get it and try it out!

Remember that you can always like us at:

Facebook.com/GoddonaughtStudios

And follow us on Twitter (@Goddonaught).

The release will be available at our indiedb page once it’s approved:

http://www.indiedb.com/games/zombies-daughter/downloads/zombies-daughter-beta-15

Cheers!

Zombie’s Daughter – Alternate download link

It seems like IndieDB’s servers are currently unavailable to download Zombie’s Daughter, so in the meantime we’ll provide you this mediafire link so that you can get it as soon as possible. I still hope that the issue will be fixed without much delay.

http://www.mediafire.com/?j9yt373sb8qj9dz

Cheers!

-Drithyl.

 

EDIT: IndieDB’s link seems to be up and running.

Zombie’s Daughter – Beta Release

 

Great news everyone! I’ll be submitting the beta release of Zombie’s Daughter in a short while to our page in IndieDB, and after it gets authorized (which will probably take at least one day), you’ll be able to download it and try it out for yourselves!

Some notes about the release:

-We ended up adding a system of upgrades (sort of a tech-tree) for each door that allows you to invest money earned by fending off waves into several  supporting effects (increased zombie’s death rate, decreased wood loss rate, etc…). This allows for different strategies as each player will get to choose which upgrades s/he wishes to get first.

-Since this is a beta release, mainly aimed at testing the balance of the game, there are things that are not yet implemented: your game will be lost upon exitting, so there’s currently no game-saving. Highscores and of course the Reset Button in the menu aren’t yet working either. Finally, the weapon upgrades tech-tree is not implemented either. Along with these, you should expect bugs (it is precisely the reason why we’re releasing a beta, to track bugs and balance the game).

-Please submit your feedback of the game at goddonaughtstudios@gmail.com. We’ll appreciate any info concerning found bugs, the balance of the game, and general opinions and views as to what is lacking and what content could be added in future releases.

-Although I myself will be off for some days (I just graduated from college! Yay!), I will still be able to keep track of our networks via cellphone. Pablo will also be on the watch. After coming back on the 24th we’ll get back to upgrading the game and adding new functionalities, on top of fixing whatever may arise, so be sure to have extensive feedback by then!

And that’s really all you need to know! The game file will be found at http://www.indiedb.com/games/zombies-daughter/downloads as soon as it gets authorized. You can also check on the game’s profile the newest screenshots coming along with the release while you wait!

Cheers!

-Drithyl.

 

Zombie’s daughter – first release coming soon

Hi there,

As the title suggests, the first playable release of Zombie’s daughter is on the way. Sooner than you think you’ll be able to be managing your resources to resist as much time as possible inside your shelters.

 

Here you can see an in-game screenshot:

 

Please stay tuned as the first playable release will be available in some days in http://www.indiedb.com.

I would like to remind you guys, that this game will be completely free of charge.

 

Best,
Pablo

 

 

 

Zombie’s Daughter – Update

It’s been a couple of days without updates, but be assured, we’re still on and working. I’ve had an exam yesterday to finally wrap up my degree, so I’ve been a bit busy.

Anyway! I’m here today to bring you another screenshot from Zombie’s Daughter! The development is going smoothly, we’re not encountering problems. This screenshot features a couple of new things. First of all, those squares in front of each door with zombies inside them, what are they? Well of course they’re hordes! As you can see, each one has a number that indicates the size of the horde attacking that precise door. You’ll see this number go down during the attack as each zombie dies, the same as you will see the manpower, wood and ammunitions go down on each door. Since these numbers will change in real time you’ll be able to see the speed of the decrease, allowing you to plan beforehand and reassign resources between doors.

Also, now the total resources have a decimal place. Although it won’t look like this in the release, this is done so that you can see with more precision the rate of your resources going up and down. Instead of updating the resources each minute or so, this system has more advantages. For one, it’s dynamic, instead of sitting there to wait for your resources to update, you see them change every second. As with hordes and doors, you also get to figure out if your resources are growing too slowly (or too fast).

The basic game will be ready real soon, but we have already many new features planned in our heads that we’ll surely be implementing (how does shotguns for your survivors sound, eh? :D)

That is all for now. Cheers!

-Drithyl.

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