We meet again!… It has been some time already, do you think not?
Even if Oneiros‘ development has been quite shy these last days, we believe you deserve to learn more about it while waiting for the Imagine Cup first round results (on the 15th of February or so).
First, if you have not noticed yet, you can learn more about Team Fireplace’s member here. Would it not be better if you knew those behind this story-to-come?
But let us talk about Oneiros itself. During these first months, we threw on paper many ideas of gameplay variations. Now, they actually look like a puzzle we made for ourselves because of how complex and personal the topic of emotions can be. Fortunately, we were able to develop an abstract prototype of it containing the main features, what will allow us to try out these ideas and a few level designs! Moreover, it will soon be time to implement some art to it. And we have a good start for the scenario too! Life is about to sprout in Oneiros! This will be the next chapter we will write down for the weeks to come.
But what about these emotions, then? Well, even though we do not want to reveal all their properties so soon, you can already encounter four of the five we plan to use:
You may think you can put a name on each of them… Fool! Oneiros‘ emotions are melting aspects of multiple states of mind, giving to their wielder a whole set of abilities and properties. That is why we do not name them either. But have no fear: their concepts are close to our world’s, thus you will not get lost.
As we said, we will put five different emotions into Oneiros, but only 4 of them are represented. Can you guess what the fifth one will be based on?
Before we say goodbye, we have an announcement to do: Oneiros is entering the Hits Playtime! This is a french student video game contest, in which one of us has already been quite successful last year. Let us hope Oneiros will be able to reach everyone’s feels there too!
Additionally, for this contest, we had to make a Tumblr that you can find here! On the 16th of February, we will know if our child is kept or no… With the Imagine Cup’s results the day before, this will be quite an important period for Oneiros!
And, on this note, we are leaving you for this time. May our paths meet again…