June 23, 2015 -- Day 164
Another good week= I've done almost half of the critiques (I think it's over 100 in total, i'm not sure) & also the general debugging, and the new adding filling system is nearly done. (with ham & veggies)
Speaking of 'fillings', they are a bowl of ingredient pieces to put into the egg/omelette during the frying session. For the next demo, it will be only Ham or Veggies. (mixture of carrot chops & onions pieces) Game tips: You don't see it on your first play though, they can be UNLOCKED after winning several passes from critics. The way the 'filings' works are similar to the 'toppings', but with more "interactions". You also serve your dishes to the critics, they will judge the fillings based on how cooked, how much you placed them on the egg, etc.
The game is very "choice open" compared to other cooking game. You can either put them all or not at all. (But mostly critics don't want a dish full of hams & veggies you see!) So experiment them & find your way of cooking!
Also, I started learning how to make some basic music. I have no music background and also a music theory idiot. Although I'm trying to look into some books and some practices, if you're interested on what software I do for music making, I'm testing FL Studio free trial. After testing it, I kinda like FL Studio how "Pro looking", functioning & detailed the software is. But I don't have the money to buy it for commercial use, so I look elsewhere.
I found out a free music making software called 'LMMS', it's like counterpart of FL studio but free. It's a wonderful too, yet LMMS is very 8-bit sounding, (without the other plugins of course) not quite auited for my game, so I have think I'll have to find myself some free-natural-sounding-instument-plugins! For additional, I want to use the sound of my recorders in the music. I'm not pro at playing it, but it'll be good enough for my game music.
For recording, I've already owned a pretty good mid-range microphone for flute recording. After evaluation, I'll make 4 game music tracks and some jingles for the pre-beta demo.
Let's talk about the genre/style of music i'll make. For this cooking game, It will be somewhat light-hearted & relaxing, like Nintendo's casual games, some may sounded like nursery rhymes, etc. Since they are the draft version, I'll probably use my flute for the most base melodies, and try LMMS. Let's wish I make GREAT progress!
The pre-beta demo release date will be revealed in-- NEXT WEEK!
Stay tuned, everyone!