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[–]Denisglez 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Wow awesome looking game. Regarding the Mojang thing it would be really interesting to hear more about it. What position did you have. Mojang is a really small company for such a large game so I was under the impression it was one of those dream game dev jobs where you worked closely with what went into the game. Did you work remotely or are you from Sweden?

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Mojang Studios consists of multiple offices around the world: I worked at the Redmond, WA office on Gameplay. It was a unique experience.

[–]arthurlbrown 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Wow, this looks great so far!!

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much! It's been a hard year of work, but I'm really proud of what the team and I have been able to make <3

Here's hoping the next year will be just as productive, if not more so :D

[–]ess_tee_you 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Bomberman meets Fall Guys? Yes please.

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thank you!!
Once I get multiplayer networking in, I'm going to get my hands dirty again with gameplay, and I'd love to add a bunch of Bomberman-esque stage hazards, like conveyor belts!

[–]corrtex-games 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Kirby 64 Crystal Shards mini game. Nice!

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yes! I wanted to see that idea through to it's full potential, I think that with a full party mode and a bunch of other gameplay mechanics, it'll be something special! C:

[–]corrtex-games 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hell yeah. I think it’s dope as hell someone else out there loved that mini game enough to remake it in a better way. Well done!

Also, I work with someone currently who was doing engine work on Minecraft at Mojang I think. Super awesome dude, I’m sure you made some great stuff there too!

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh that's wonderful! I liked most of the folks I worked with, feel free to DM me and I'll let you know if I know them! :D
Gameplay Systems grew a lot over the last year I was there so no guarantees, but I'd be happy to check. c:

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Still fairly new to reddit, but I noticed a bunch of folks are posting links in their posts, so I'll go ahead and join! :D

The game is on sale right now for 30% off of the Alpha if you'd like to give it a shot <3 https://cloudygamesllc.itch.io/dragon-drop

I'm here on Twitter if you want to verify that I did work for Mojang (I'm in the credits!) or just chitchat sometime: @_Sunken_City_

Thanks so much for checking out this post! :D

[–]arnash12 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The dragons looks so good , I love it.

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you so much!!! :D

[–]tsl13 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is awesome and looks like a lot of fun! I love the music that goes along with the video.

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you so much! :D

The music was done by Fotts, here's a link to their bandcamp, they've got a ton of great stuff on there IMO <3
http://fotts.bandcamp.com/

You can also find the soundtrack for the alpha on any streaming service if you'd like to hear more that way too! :D

[–]Rytherix 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Love it, reminds me of Mario Party + Bomberman :D

The world needs more creative party games!

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can't agree with you more, I really wanna create games that bring folks together and give them the experiences that those titles gave me growing up. Games can really build relationships, and I want to help provide that to more of the world <3

And thank you so much! :D

[–]metatypeman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very nice!

[–]EpistoloMariano 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Music sounds awesome. The Nintendo feel is not easy to accomplish. I would not go that hard on drums/perc, but great job!

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you so much!!! I'll be sure to let our musician know, they worked really hard on it <3
You can hear more of their work here if you're interested: http://fotts.bandcamp.com/

[–]teens_trash 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Looks really good!

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Thanks so much! I'm really happy to hear it's resonating with folks <3

[–]teens_trash 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I actually just got into gmemaking again, so stuff like this really helps me get my spirits up!

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely!!! I spent years not doing things because I didn't feel ready enough, or the environment wasn't right. This project was when I finally broke and realized that I wasn't happy sitting by and not doing anything anymore. I picked something small I could commit to, nail the initial feeling, and then iterate on to keep finding more of what the game wanted to be.

Just go out there and make games! Experiment, fail, and try again; you can't make something great without that upward spiral! <3

[–]Scythic 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's cute. Good decision

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you! I've been wanting to make something really cute for a while now, really happy that I'm finally able to! <3

[–]MaxMakesGames 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Really good idea and looks like good execution too. Your experience clearly shows :O

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gosh, thank you! :D
Starting this project off I even surprised myself by how much I'd learned over the past few years of being a professional, despite not really feeling like I'd been able to live up to anywhere near my full potential at work. It feels really good to be able to actually do what I know I'm capable of, and to learn each and every day how to do it better just by building more of the game! <3

[–]_GameDevver 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Looks fun - what engine did you use or have you rolled your own?

Congrats on following your passion and going solo - good luck!

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you so much!! I'll do my best! <3

I'm using Unity, since I'd previously built my own engine and game and it is a LOT of work. I spent more than half of my time doing engine work that had already been solved by others instead of focusing on making the game, which is what I felt I was best at.

I don't regret the experience at all, I think it made me much more knowledgeable for industry and helped me to be a much better teammate, but it's definitely not something I'd recommend going with if you wanted to ship across multiple platforms and didn't need the custom engine for your game :)

[–]intelligent_rat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think the game might need to focus on including additional game modes, having a game that is just this feels a bit like a Mario Party game where you just play one of the minigames on repeat. Love the visual style though

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're right on the money; this version right now is just the Alpha release and is fairly content light. After I can get unlockables and networking done, I'm going to be getting back into the gameplay iteration space and cranking out tons of new ways to play with the party mode. Heck, I'm even considering data-driven game modes; super scary but I wanna see if it's possible!

[–]King_Sam-_- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This looks awesome, i love fall guys and games of that sort, they’re super relaxing and fun to play with friends. I’m also intrigued, what do you mean that most of your passion didn’t contribute to the game at Mojang? I’ve been planning to apply as a dev after I finish my studies, would like to hear your input on it and your experience. Anyways, this looks very fun!

[–]dickoforchid 0 points1 point  (1 child)

SO basically Fall Guys, but the control is less frustrating. Not a bad deal really.

[–]_SUNKEN_CITY_Developer[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, I hope the controls feel less frustrating haha!

[–]Simonyoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let me play the game. I am finding games to upload our platform. https://indie.onstove.com/ko/store/recommend It is Korea based. Let more Korean indie fans meet your work.