Untold Story: An update and some new GIFs!

So in my last blog post I said the following words:

“As part of keeping everyone up-to-date about Untold Story, I’ll be posting frequent blog updates!”

It has been 24 days since I posted that blog post. Oops!

Since I posted that blog update, I’ve been working NON-STOP on a “vertical slice” of Untold Story to send to publishers/funding people. This “vertical slice” has it all: a story continuation from the publicly released Untold Story Teaser (now called V.1), a functioning battle system and plenty of updates to make the whole experience far more understandable and enjoyable. A lot of work and passion has gone into the new preview (calledUntold Story Teaser V.2), and I think that’s really reflected in the new teaser!

Now that I’ve sent off the Untold Story Teaser V.2 to all of the various funding people/publishers, I’m finally able to take a breather! I’ll soon be responding in full to the kind emails a few people have sent me (thanks for being so patient guys!). Unfortunately I can’t take a breather for too long, as there’s still plenty of work to do… it looks like that full playthrough of Persona 4 is going to have to wait a while!

There is so much that I want to share about the Untold Story Teaser V.2. I desperately want to show everyone the battle system, tell you about what happens after the end of the Untold Story Teaser V.1, and let everyone play it! But unfortunately I can’t share V.2 just yet!

As I’ve kept everyone waiting for so long though, I thought I’d share some GIFs/images of some of the super cool stuff that I just can’t possibly keep to myself!

The first thing I want to share is the character of Gruely.

Without spoiling too much: Gruely isn’t a very nice person. He knows Bakchos and Lycus quite well, and the three have a close connection. For reasons which I won’t disclose just yet, Adrasteia, Bakchos and Lycus end up battling Gruely who turns out to be quite a beefy boss.

I had stacks of fun doing Gruely’s animations, and I wanted to show off a few of them.

This is Gruely’s charge animation:

Gruely charging up before releasing a powerful attack!

Gruely charging up before releasing a powerful attack!

Once Gruely has charged, he’ll attack:

Gruely attacking after charging up!

Gruely attacking after charging up!

When you finally beat Gruely, he’ll collapse to a kneeling pose. Gruely likes to act tough, but after a fierce battle with Adrasteia and co, he can barely stand:

Gruely running away from Elpida!

Gruely running away from Elpida!

As you may have noticed there’s another new character in the scene! That’s Elpida. She’s actually on the train with Bakchos and Lycus when it gets attacked by monsters. She works very closely with Bakchos and Lycus, and has been a long time associate with the pair.

Elpida enters the fray!

Elpida enters the fray!

Finally, because I just love to tease, I’m going to show off one of Adrasteia’s battle animations:

Adrasteia charging and then attacking!

Adrasteia charging and then attacking!

That’s all I can show off right now!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continuous support, from fans, journalists and other developers… thank you for everything! It means a lot and really helps to keep me going! You’d be surprised how much one nice sentence can mean to a person!

Hopefully I’ll have some good news to share soon, and even if I don’t, I’ll still keep you guys up to date! Stay tuned everyone and be sure to follow Candlelight Studios on Tweeter and Facebook!

Joshua

 

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