Sunday, December 16, 2012

Demo followup and other things

Happy upcoming holidays, everyone!
Have some chibi "Pirate Mermaid" guys, courtesy of Nellie.

After releasing the Pirate Mermaid demo at the beginning of the month, Nellie and I have been stoked to see such a positive initial response! To every person who's tried our game and given feedback, or left even the simplest words of support - thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You are really lifting our spirits and inspiring us to work hard than ever! :D As always, please let us know if you have any suggestions or things you'd like to see in the full game!

Some people have asked if the full version will be a free or commercial release. To confirm, "The Pirate Mermaid" will be a free game (we'd like as many people to play it as possible xD).

Meanwhile, in the land of AXIOM.01, I've been working on-and-off on some more art. The amazing bunbun taught me a more pro way to color in SAI (thank you, great teacher! I'll work hard so I don't shame you, lol), and now the "fringe effect" tool is my new best friend. I must resist the urge to spam it for shading everywhere.

Heck yeah, fringe effect! (is shot for art crimes)
And so, after liberal amounts of fringing, I've recently finished some promo art. I've actually been wanting to do a "promo poster" for a while, so I'm happy that I've finally gotten around to it. Some of you might have already noticed that I've switched out the old banner on the AXIOM.01 page for a shinier (albiet more oddly-shaped) version.

Super fugly.

Slightly less fugly (I hope).
So yeah, I've decided to go with a puzzle theme to reflect the mystery side of the game. The full image has all the main characters, of course, but I'll save it for the demo release. Here's hoping that happens sometime before the world ends! xD

Sunday, December 2, 2012

"Pirate Mermaid" Demo is out!

Finally, the public demo has been finished! (throws confetti) Many thanks to our wonderful beta testers! Nellie and I look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts and feedback - feel free to leave comments here or at our Lemmasoft thread! :D

Edit to clarify - "The Pirate Mermaid" is a collaborative project between NSEY Studio (Nellie) and Variable X (Arowana). Just wanted to make sure NSEY Studio gets the credit they deserve, since Nellie is the one who does all of the beautiful art! :)

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