Update time friends.
Most of the work that’s happened this week is engine stuff with items, but ther’re some cool things to show including a new art direction! Let’s get to it.
Thanks to some great members of the Samphi community Samphi will soon be available in Italian, Spanish, and Turkish. There’s some work that needs doing to incorporate the translations into the game, but we’re well on the way thanks to these great people!
Notice anything different about this menu?
Apt readers out there might notice something different with that last screenshot of the language selection … It’s created with a new aesthetic.
Samphi’s graphics is an uncertain subject. I’m a programmer, so all art in the game is programmer art and has gone through many revisions since the project started. Here’s a screenshot from a few years ago!
Things have come a long way since then, but Samphi still doesn’t look how I envisage it should do. As I created the language selection screen I started playing with this new aesthetic, moving towards a more pixelated, softer, somewhat more cartoony aesthetic that I’ve always envisioned for Samphi.
You can see the difference more clearly when you put the old settings menu next to a new WIP one using this same aesthetic:
I like the newer aesthetic a lot more. It’s less flat and much more how I envisage Samphi. What to you guys think?
Since these updates happen so frequently there’s often not too much to show. Same goes for actual game updates. Since they come frequently, progress is slow and gradual. Would you prefer this or prefer updates less often but more substantial. When all is said and done, the game would still progress at the same rate, but updates would feel more substantial.
I prefer this. Small regular updates so we have a regular conversation, but would just like to check that you feel the same way. Let me know. 🙂
Boring item work is all that’s due for now I’m afraid. Hopefully get chests in and a new crop in the next couple of weeks. I really want a new crop, and also want to re-draw wheat, so that’s certainly near the top of the list. Oh! I also have something cool planned with the menu, but I’ll leave that for the next update!
I’ll leave you with a fun(ish) fact. Samphi has 46 items! Thanks for reading! Have a fantastic weekend. See you in 7 days. 🙂
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