Good Morning Gato #12 – Piercing Stare of Wit!
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Vampire Smile Co-op Coding Craziness
This week, James decided to move the studio’s two dev kits over to his corner nook and proceeded to setup two monitors side-by-side. What’s with the re-arranging? Well, co-op support is being added to Vampire Smile and I’ve been informed that it’s easier to add co-op to a game when all the dev stuff is in one area. Go figure.
These past few days, James has been writing magic co-op code for Vampire Smile and testing the heck out of it. A few times I was asked to help with the testing process, but I ended up breaking the game three times in one day. Needless to say, I wasn’t asked to help test again.
The takeaway here is that Vampire Smile‘s arcade co-op is at a very (gory and violent) playable state. Campaign co-op still needs some more dev love, but I’m sure every game feature will need a bit more love before ship date.
That’s it for this week’s slightly light edition of Good Morning Gato. I’m about to flip the switch and turn the lights out … get ready … here we go … and … *flip* Goodbye!