We now return to your regularly-scheduled “I’m not dead and I’m still working on Slice” post! Lots of you seem to like Mimic so here she is with her mother, Masquerade. Guess where she gets it from?
(fun fact: Mimic is a pegasus because I mixed her up with Masquerade and by the time I noticed I was too attached to de-wing her. …la la la it’s my comic I’ll do what I want la la la)
Also, with regards to the last post: yes, the Cakestarter game was an April Fool’s Day joke (I had the models already and we wanted to toss Trixie around, one thing led to another, it…it got wacky). It’s not actually happening, but it was cool to see how many people liked the idea!
Exciting news, everypony! We’re getting ready to launch our brand-new Cakestarter to crowdsource bits for our new project, one of those electronic video game things that all the kids are talking about these days! It’ll feature everything you could ever want in a game:
- Ambient occlusion!
- Models that have been retopologized, untopologized and then retopologized again!
- Some…some kind of rendering? Shoot, I’m out of buzzwords.
For now, enjoy a look at some of the concept art, preliminary models, and our revolutionary dialogue engine! As an added extra bonus, here’s a special sneak peek at our innovative gameplay, which uses physically-based physics to physically facilitate the physical-based movement of the characters (physically!!):
Get those sweet, sweet bits ready for transfer, everypony — you’ve never seen a game quite like this!
April 1st: Project begins!
April 2nd: Project canceled due to being too fun. Yes, that’s right, it was so amazing that it was literally exploding the heads of the alpha testers. They just couldn’t handle how much fun they were having. Someday, perhaps, the world will be ready…in the meantime I’ve got an alibi to establish.
part 1: [ link ]
high-res: page 11 / page 12 / page 13 / page 14 / page 15
The Ponyville Horror, in select theaters this fall!
Trivia: this entire story was written purely so I could use that jinkies/jimmies joke. The rest of it is just…icing on the cake (YEAAAAAAAHHHH)
…another non-update. Sorry! Due to health issues I was pretty much unable to work on Slice at all for about two and a half weeks, so that set me back much further. eta: I’m okay now! Thanks for all the well-wishes though, you guys are sweethearts d’aww. ❤
I feel really awful for taking so long, so I’ve decided to break this next update at 15 pages, and have the next 10 as the second part. It’ll be a bit of an abrupt break, but I think it’ll be better for both your patience and my motivation.
In the meantime, here is the Cutie Mark Teenagers’ official band poster (flames, explosions and exciting car chases to be added in later). Rock that keytar, Babs!