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#161 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

Posted 13 November 2014 - 06:05 AM

HUGE Community Content Update out today on Steam Early Access!
 
We have launched the second major update to Son of Nor. Watch our trailer that shows everything that's new since we first launched on Steam Early Access!
 
Wanna help? We'd extremely appreciate you retweeting our announcement to get the word out: https://twitter.com/sasGames/status/532853002487754752
 
 
  • Several level overworks and community feedback integration - As per community request the abilities of the player to fight in close-combat situations has been improved so the entire combat feels more polished and smooth.
  • More sidequests in several levels.
  • Level: Taro A - A city frozen in time by a powerful spell, haunted by lots of ghosts and interesting puzzle situations to solve.
  • Level: Taro B - Players encounter the most powerful female mage in the game “Orare”.
  • Level: Future Edge - The level is set during a big invasion of the human hometown, which players desperately try to defend. At that point, players already have all the powers (wind, fire and essence) and are as powerful as they can be!
  • New Customization Option: Vanity Items (connected to collectibles) - Players can now receive decorational items that do not influence gameplay, such as bracelets, pouches, shoulder gear and the like.
  • Proving Grounds Update - Collectibles now unlock the ability to spawn enemies in the proving grounds!
  • emotiv EPOC support implemented

Edited by ChrisPolus, 13 November 2014 - 09:25 AM.

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#162 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

Posted 16 November 2014 - 06:48 AM

Community feedback cuts out the work for us these days. We're polishing and removing annoyances.

  • As you may have heard ;) we released a big content update on Steam and produced a trailer to show what's new since we first launched on Steam Early Access:

  • The past weeks was defined by polishing work. Look at Julian's list of smaller and bigger things we worked on.

  • NEW DEV DIARY SCHEDULE: We'll release a dev diary every 2 weeks from now on. We need all the resources to ship Son of Nor :)


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- sound designer of the Arcan Chronicles

#163 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

Posted 30 November 2014 - 06:43 AM

According to our testers, our efforts to improve those little gameplay details have a big positive impact. It's rewarding seeing the improvements work!

  • More work on animations, visual effects, comfort features, spellbook, collectibles, and spell variations.

  • Indie Corner: This time we feature Team Indie, by our friends at Brightside Games. It's a puzzle platformer where current indie heros have to work together to succeed. All with their individual powers: BitTrip Runner's CommanderVideo can slide, Jitters can create platforms, Braid can manipulate time, and characters from Tiny & Big, Badland, Dustforce and others help you out! http://teamindie.brightside-games.com

  • NEW DEV DIARY SCHEDULE: Just as a reminder, we release a dev diary every 2 weeks.


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- sound designer of the Arcan Chronicles

#164 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

Posted 14 December 2014 - 12:15 PM

We implemented THE FIRST VOICE-OVER recordings. It's amazing hearing townspeople and villains speak!!

  • This week: New Sarahul scout model, improved visual feedback on various spells, great news for all geeks who enjoy hidden secrets and story elements.

  • We also implemented voice-over recordings which were recorded in professional studios in LA by pro actors.

  • We show you Dave B. Mitchell, who voiced characters such as Ash in Alien Isolation, Ciggma Khint in Bravely Default, and the judge in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2022559/

  • And Liam O'Brian, who voiced characters such as Gollum in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Phillip in D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, or Gaara in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1240448/

  • HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: We're taking a break over Christmas. The next dev diary will air January 11th, with more voice-over integrations and new cool things.


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#165 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

Posted 11 January 2015 - 10:32 AM

Next batch of professionally recorded voice-over!
  • This week: stillalive christmas party, final animation update, Sarahul can catch fire, visuals of spellbook improved.
  • We also implemented more voice-overs which were recorded in professional studios in LA by pro actors.
  • We show you Kate Higgins, who voiced characters in Legend of Korra, or Sakura in Naruto Shippuden and is our main female player voice http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Kate-Higgins/
  • And Oliver Vaquer, who voiced characters like Robert Lutece in Bioshock Infinite or played in TV series like Dexter or gave his voice to the Killer Queen in Family Guy. He's our Vuushaar http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1192100

  • http://about.me/ChrisPolus - my website, music, sound design, videos and services.

    I'm the
    - producer of Son of Nor (devlog on gamedev.net)
    - sound designer of the Arcan Chronicles

    #166 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:14 AM

    We completed implementing all English voice-overs! And: We have the voice of the Prince of Persia for our male player! WATCH!
    • This week: We spent 2 days recording German voice-overs and I thought it would be interesting to learn how such a session works. If you ever thought of integrating voice-overs, we show how we worked with 2 professional recording studios and several actors.
  • We also completed implementing all the English voice-overs!
  • We show you David Shaughnessy, who voiced characters in World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Skyrim, Mass Effect, and is our Tanath, vase artisan and a guy in town http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0789479/
  • And Yuri Lowenthal, who voiced characters in Diablo 3, he was Sasuke in Naruto, he was in Guild Wars 2, Mass Effect AND ... see for yourself. He's our male player character http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0523180/

  • http://about.me/ChrisPolus - my website, music, sound design, videos and services.

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    - sound designer of the Arcan Chronicles

    #167 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:04 AM

    Coming ever closer to release! Kickstarter awards went into production!

    • This week: Kickstarter rewards (physical and digital ones) are being produced. Bible of Nor, game boxes, t-shirts, medallion of Nor, Kickstarter exclusive characters and vanity items are in, backer NPCs are in, too! Also, credits for the wall of heros and end credits are finalised.

    • German voice recording was finished, edited and implemented. All translations are now done, too. German, Russian, Spanish, Italian and French.

    • Ricardo shows how he created the game's intro movie.


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    - sound designer of the Arcan Chronicles

    #168 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:09 AM

    Son of Nor has a release date!
    • Julian walks you through all the little details we optimized in the tutorial level the past couple of weeks. There's so much we improved!
  • After integrating all the voice-overs, all translations, backer characters, credits, names, there's not much left to do. We looked for an optimal release date and hope we finally found it on March 31st.
  • It's extremely hard to find a release date for an indie project. We have ONE SHOT at getting a little press brouhaha and it's important not being drowned by AAA titles that will surely take away journalist's attention. We spent 3 years developing this ambitious title and it would be pretty stupid rushing it at the cost of nobody noticing. It seems March 31st is a calm week. 
  • Having said that, we're pretty much done with Son of Nor and use the time to improve small things here and there and looking into some last bug reports!

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    - sound designer of the Arcan Chronicles

    #169 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 27 February 2015 - 12:22 PM

    We need help! People in the office can't decide if the dress our female Son of Nor player character wears is blue, gold, white or black! What's your opinion?
     
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    #170 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 08 March 2015 - 09:15 AM

    We're wrapping up Son of Nor! It's almost ready!
    • It's less than 3.5 weeks until release! AAARGHHH! Release is March 31st 2015!
  • Intro movies are now rendered in full HD and with great sound for English and German voice over. Also the outro movie is now done!
  • Secret revelations about the Horastes statue.
  • Original soundtrack was wrapped up, too, and looks gorgeous in one's music library.
  • Chris was super busy the last few weeks creating all planned release trailers for the marketing and PR team. Sneak peek.
  • What's our next project? We're already working on a new game at stillalive studios. Follow us on TwitterFacebook or subscribe to our YouTube channel to see what's next!

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    #171 TheChubu   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6628

    Posted 08 March 2015 - 01:46 PM


    We're wrapping up Son of Nor! It's almost ready!
    Congrats man! :)

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    #172 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 09 March 2015 - 03:58 AM

    thanks! we're super excited and also very nervous hehe


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    #173 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 22 March 2015 - 06:02 AM

    This is the LAST dev diary before the release on March 31st!

    • 9 days from today, Sunday 22nd! YEEEAH!

    • The release will be THE most important event in the game's 3 years of development! Please spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, download one of our Facebook banners. We got really cool ones with 2 more to come: http://sonofnor.com/community/

    • Our focus has shifted towards promotion. Julian had some interviews and flew to San Francisco last week for a promotional tour. Chris is working on the 4 release trailers that will start appearing this coming week.

    • Because it's fun, Chris will appear on Hot Pepper Gaming, where he'll talk about Son of Nor but first has to eat a super hot pepper. Join in, we'll link to the video once it's out!

    • Curse's gamepedia will be the official place to go if you're looking for tips, secrets, tactics, or where you'll gradually find the location of all the collectibles. Curse hosts our official Son of Nor Wiki! http://sonofnor.gamepedia.com/Son_of_Nor_Wiki

    • What's our next project? We're already working on a new game at stillalive studios. Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/SASGames), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/stillaliveStudios) or subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/stillaliveGameStudio) to see what's next!

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    #174 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 26 March 2015 - 05:11 PM

    Our FIRST release trailer in a series of FOUR. Here, we focus on terraforming & telekinesis.

     


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    #175 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 28 March 2015 - 03:44 AM

    Son of Nor Focus Trailer #2. We're diving into the magic system. The video starts with a scene containing voice-over, which we're proud of as a small indie team.
     
    We recorded it in a professional studio in LA with voice talents that spoke for Diablo 3, World of Warcraft, Mass Effect, Naruto, and we even have the guy voicing the Prince of Persia in the Sands of Time trilogy. Enjoy!
     

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    #176 Boder   Members   -  Reputation: 938

    Posted 29 March 2015 - 12:57 PM

    Cool. This thread is really long and with the game actually being released soon, maybe think about updating the first post if you have that account or starting a new thread because not everyone that clicks here is going to read through all the development.



    #177 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 30 March 2015 - 06:54 AM

    In our 3rd trailer we focus on all the peripherals supported by Son of Nor. We had lots of fun experimenting with and implementing this awesome gear.

     

    Of course Son of Nor is primarily played with mouse & keyboard or game controller, but if you like experiments, being on the edge, these gadgets are for you! And Son of Nor supports them!

     


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    #178 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 30 March 2015 - 07:15 AM

    Cool. This thread is really long and with the game actually being released soon, maybe think about updating the first post if you have that account or starting a new thread because not everyone that clicks here is going to read through all the development.

    Thanks! That's a good tip! will do


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    #179 ChrisPolus   Members   -  Reputation: 344

    Posted 31 March 2015 - 09:21 AM

    SON OF NOR OUT NOW ON STEAM! Wooooohoooo!
     
    After 3 years and tens of thousands of hours, we are proud to release Son of Nor on Steam today. Check out our launch trailer and grab a copy of Son of Nor 15% off while it lasts ^^ http://bit.ly/SON_Steam
     
    A big thank you to this community who gave us lots of motivation and inspiration!
     

    Edited by ChrisPolus, 31 March 2015 - 09:22 AM.

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