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Friday, December 21, 2012

Project Green: Why Lite and no Pro?

If you searched for "Little Green Hood" on the AppStore, you may be able to find something called "Little Green Hood Lite". If you played the game and you like it, you might start wondering... where the "Little Green Hood Pro"? Why can't I find "Pro"? Where the hell is it?
If you don't like it, well, you don't have to worry a thing.

Well the thing is, the game is not 100% complete yet. I was simply releasing this as sort of a Beta-demo... or as iOS developers like to call it, the "Lite version".

This game was funded by Mdec under the ICONdap program. Getting funded means there're obligations which I must follow. And one of those obligation is that I have to release a build of the game on November (which was eventually dragged to mid-December, which is right now).

To fulfill those obligations, I chose not to release the Pro version too early, as the game is still rigged with bugs, many planned features are still not implemented, the UI design are still not very elaborate, lack of art assets, the story has not been implemented yet, etc.

Instead, I focus on creating a Lite version using the only resources that I have at the moment, to bring you a less buggy version, with most of the working features at the moment, that can show you what the game is really about and what it's really capable of.

The project I envisioned was much bigger than what I wanted to work on when I pitch it for the funding, and obviously having a full time job while working on this as a side project wasn't enough for me to complete it, let alone working on it solo (programming side). But of course, this has taught me to scope down the project and cut down some not-so-important features.

I promise I'll try my very best to finish up the game and release the Pro version by the first quarter of 2013.

You can try the game by following this link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-green-hood-lite/id588214686?ls=1&mt=8

Credits (for the people who are involved in this project, as I do not have time to place them in the game, was so rushed to push the game to the store):
- Game design/programming: Lee Zhi Fei (Me)
- Game design/writing: Lance Ee Uli
- Concept artist (Outsourcing): Jarold Sng
- 3D Character Artist (Outsourcing): INOTRI Creative (Carson)
- 3D Environment Artist (Outsourcing): Billy Wong
- Concept artist (Prototype): Gan Zin Jer
- Composer: Richard Daskas
And last but not least, the ICONdap program by Mdec, for making it possible for me to make this game.

Well, wait for the Pro version then~ ^^

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