Project update three

Project update three

We’re still at it and now we’ve gotten real serious about seeing it all the way through. If this is your first time hearing about this project, then I do insist you read through the “previously on imgur” posts to catch yourself up. I don’t want to repeat myself any more than necessary for the people who’ve been following us. Anyway, we’re still very much alive and kicking! Thanks to the exposure of last months update we received an amazing amount of new talented and experienced contributors who jumped on board and are helping breathe life into it. We’ve made huge strides in our project’s workflow and internal organization and we’re now producing work just like a real game studio! Speaking of which, we are now officially established as an actual game studio! Half way through January we started the arduous process of incorporating as a C Corporation under the name of Green Dot Games, Inc. as a nod to where this projected has all started. We also went through the process of establishing all the legal work needed with the help of our current CEO’s lawyers. Now then, we’re all really excited to show you what we’ve been working on this past month so we all hope you enjoy it and can’t wait to see Imgur’s response!

 

Before I start with anything else, I really want to give the spotlight to the Sound Department. They’ve been very diligent and efficient with their work. They continuously produce amazing music and sound effects, and I’m very happy to show Imgur a small sample of all the wonderful music and sound effects they’ve made so far approved by the Head of the Sound Department.

Now then, I want to address some common concerns that I’ve often encountered in our previous month’s update. Also, just so it’s known, I’m the President of Green Dot Games, Inc. and the project manager and creative director of the Forest Heart project. The game will be in first person, this was a decision that was given an incredible amount thought and discussion by our professional Game Designers. Yes, we know what we’re doing, in order to join the project you need to have some form of experience in the industry. No we don’t have anything playable, we’re still in the pre-production phase of development. All our work including what’s being displayed here is under the Copyright of Green Dot Games, Inc. with all rights reserved. No, nobody’s getting paid to work on this project. We’re literally starting from nothing, our contributors agreement however does ensure that everyone involved will be fairly compensated for the work they’ve contributed if our future funding campaigns are a success. No, we’re not accepting any money until we launch our crowd funding campaigns which we’ll do when we have a vertical slice of gameplay ready. No, we don’t have any gameplay ready to be tested yet because we’re still in pre-production. Yes, we’ll try to sneak in subtle Imgur references. Yes, we know there’s another game called “The Forest”. Forest Heart is the name of the project, not the name of the video game. We’ll decide upon the name of the Video Game when we’re closer to finishing the project. Also keep in mind that everyone involved is doing this on their free time. We won’t be able to deliver an amazing product as fast as a triple A game studio would be able to, but we still have all the talent needed to do so.

Now that that’s all out of the way, I’d like to talk about the e-mails. Last month we provided contact information for anyone who wanted to get involved just as we will later in this post. We were absolutely flooded with e-mails. If you haven’t received a response yet, that’s the reason why. Please be patient with us. We do want to reply to everyone who’s contacted to us, it’s just a lot to manage. We also have to prioritize what needs to get done so some e-mails get pushed back on the to-do-list in favor of more immediately pressing matters at hand.

The website is still pretty much the same as it was last month due to being pretty low on our immediate priority list. We’re getting the team together to work on it soon.

We haven’t prioritized the social media plugs until recently either. We’re currently in the process of putting together that department as well now that we’ve gone through a majority of last month’s priorities. Expect them to be much more active within the upcoming week or two.

If you want to show your support for the project, simply leave a comment saying you want to be notified every time we do an update. For now, the exposure we get on imgur is what’s helping us push forward the most and we couldn’t be doing this all without you guys!

Also, I’d like to mention that while we do have a team of very talented 3D artists on board, for the time being they’re mostly on stand-by until the Game Design team starts the process of working with the Art Department to lock in the concept art that’ll be brought into the game. Until then, I hope my fellow imgurians can appreciate the incredible amount of work our artists have been pouring into the project!