Hello Second Star fans! After an uncharacteristic silence, you may have thought to yourself, “Hm, no update last week, what gives? They’re so timely and content-filled, what is going on?!”
Well fret no longer, as the answer has arrived: a huge, world-up-turning, galaxy-sized expansion of an update. Instead of dividing it into two average, saucer-flipping, kitchen-sized bites over the course of 14 days, we thought a delay with a better, more awesome payout is what you all really deserved!
And so we shall waste no more time! Let’s jump in.
First order of business: NEW TEAMMATES. Last week we welcomed two incredibly talented programmers, Austin and Cem. Things move quickly here at Dyscordion and there’s a LOT of programming to do. So hello Austin and Cem, welcome aboard and we are excited to have you!
Secondly, we’ve officially launched the Dyscordion website. Shiny and new! Here you can learn about our company, subscribe to our newsletter, find us on social media, follow these very development blog updates in real time, and contact us, right through our site! We are committed to making a great game so we wanted to make sure that you can find us and follow us, and in turn we can post and talk to you, with our best foot forward. While you’re looking around, check out the rest of Second Star’s site too! We’ve made some changes and added more concept art to our gallery.
Lastly, rocks. Space rocks to be exact. We’re talking about planets again but wait, there’s a twist. You see, we’ve been talking in vague terms, in approximations, about some of our lovingly crafted planetoids for Second Star. It’s time to get specific. It’s time for reveals!
This one you’ve seen before (but not with that spiffy logo). You may also recognize it from this walkthrough in a previous Dev Blog.
We’ve been jokingly calling it, “The Rock Planet,” but its true name is Irkalla (Er-kah-lah). There’s a lot going on on Irkalla: volcanic activity, weird magnetism, crystal structures, rivers of liquid nitrogen and methane, flora that eats the hard work of other plants even though they are working so hard to survive all by themselves. You’ll have to traverse all of these and forge a path to find what else lays hidden on Irkalla.
Speaking of which, our next planet likes it frosty. Too frosty. Frozen, actually.
This is Takaroa (Tah-kah-row-ah), which you may recognize from our first ever reveal for Second Star.
Takaroa is an icy wasteland with gorges, dunes, and vast underground caverns of snow and frost. And yet, there is evidence of life, if not living then lived, as lights twinkle in the thick waves of ice and collages of green and yellow dot the ground beneath one’s feet. The planet itself boasts a crater nearly half its size, raising questions and mysteries about Takaroa’s history. Get ready to put your brain to the test, because Takaroa is not all that it seems.
Thank you all so much for waiting just a bit longer for this post. We wanted to make it the best we could since we had so much to share. We will be back to our regularly scheduled bi-weekly posts, so stay tuned for more in the future!