Updated Our Journal (60): Rolling Towards Release, New Novellas & Trailers

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Updated Our Journal (60): Rolling Towards Release, New Novellas & Trailers

Post by sear » November 23rd, 2016, 11:40 am

Today's update from producer Eric Daily covers the game's past month or so of development, including our progress towards a final gold build:

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Phew! It's been a busy month. The Torment team has been hustling hard to get the game polished for release. The game is nearly ready, which means we're now doing all that "boring" stuff that gets Torment ready for you to play.

What does that include? Well, Jeremy, Evan and other members of the design team have been working away on balancing to make sure our Crisis encounters are as entertaining as can be, and that things like loot distribution, economy and character progression are playing well. A lot of number tweaking! Those on the writing and area design side have been playing through the game and fixing any remaining quest, story and content issues. Our engineers Steve, Jesse, Dan and more have been hammering hard on performance optimization and pesky bugs to make sure everything runs better, faster, stronger. Meanwhile, we've got our artists, scripters and more devoted to further polish and cleaning up animations, character rigs, and textures.

Fortunately, things are looking really good, so we’ve been able to divert more folk’s time toward playing the game, finding bugs, identifying balance and progression issues, and tying up any loose ends in quests. It might sound like a strange thing to say, but sometimes for developers, simply finding the time to sit back and enjoy our own games is a luxury, so we’ve been doing that too.

We also wouldn't be complete rounding up our recent progress without giving another shout-out to the QA teams at Testronic and Techland, plus our external localization partners. Those teams have all been putting in huge amounts of hours and Torment is very much improved thanks to them.

All of this work is bringing us closer and closer to a release-to-manufacturing build of the game. We've been directing our efforts towards that milestone, and when that happens, it will mean Torment is effectively a finished, complete game we can all be proud of. You can rest assured we'll be hammering away as long as we can to give you the best possible experience upon release early next year.

Last, in the previous update we hinted that we'll have a new beta update for Torment coming, and that's still the plan. This will have many of the refinements we've mentioned above, plus new features like the ability to switch between mouse/keyboard and controller versions of the interface. We'll keep you all posted!

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Re: Updated Our Journal (60): Rolling Towards Release, New Novellas & Trailers

Post by RadonGOG » November 23rd, 2016, 12:12 pm

Very nice to hear, both the stuff about the novels as well as the game itself is crawling towards release as well. Oh, and thanks for putting the trailers up on gamersyde so we can enjoy them in the best quality you can offer.

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Re: Updated Our Journal (60): Rolling Towards Release, New Novellas & Trailers

Post by anonymous6059 » November 23rd, 2016, 1:00 pm

sear wrote:Today's update from producer Eric Daily covers the game's past month or so of development, including our progress towards a final gold build
THANK YOU!!!! I don't know about the rest of the group, but I was starting to go a little stir crazy waiting for some news. This has to be the greatest Thanksgiving present EVER!!!! I now have two new Novellas to read. I've been so eager to learn more about Archopalasia. This should easily keep me hyped until X-mas. :D

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Re: Updated Our Journal (60): Rolling Towards Release, New Novellas & Trailers

Post by Aramintai » November 23rd, 2016, 1:50 pm

Finally, some news :) But still nothing concrete about the new beta version, I'd love to play it some more this year.
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