- The world of Skycadia is overrun with sky pirates — and there’s revenue to be made!
- Take to the skies and gather bounties by taking pictures down the scoundrels on this light-hearted flying journey.
- Hand-crafted with love out of pastel pixels and chunky retro taste
Skycadia is a fast-paced arcade dogfighting sport the place you compete to gather the very best bounty in a colourful, pixelated world. It’s been percolating for a number of years, going by means of many various iterations, and it’s lastly prepared so that you can take pleasure in.
I’m a full-time teacher of Recreation Growth at a neighborhood faculty within the Midwest, married father of 4, and I’ve spent the final 15 years in skilled sport improvement, from co-founding two indie sport studios, to working at massive firms as an artist and senior sport designer. All through my profession I’ve had the fortune to share my ardour for sport improvement with a whole bunch of scholars and mentees.
The earliest concept I had for Skycadia was a mixture of the depth of Mount & Blade with the arcade gameplay of Starfox. After making a easy prototype flying round taking pictures enemies with colourful spacey visuals, I felt I used to be on to one thing attention-grabbing. I began including issues to do between fight, navigating a world map with merchandise outlets and enemies, however after playtesting it was clear that the true enjoyable was to deal with the frenetic flying and taking pictures.
After getting the sport playable sufficient to point out to different folks, I introduced a construct to the Recreation Builders Convention in San Francisco and pitched it to the superior group at Microsoft. I used to be nervous, however they have been encouraging and preferred the idea, so that they gave me the go-ahead to develop Skycadia for Xbox One. It was a dream come true to be growing my very own sport for a significant console!
A former pupil, McGuire Leiting, very graciously agreed to assist me end the sport by contributing his artwork abilities, so we began brainstorming methods to take what I’d already executed and polish it into an entire package deal. We had a whole lot of concepts, however we targeted on arcade motion and the excessive rating chase. McGuire developed the distinct visible fashion that it has right now to bolster the vibe of the sport. He additionally stored me on monitor to lastly end the mission!
As a life-long sport developer, I’ve been taking part in and making video games for a few years, however that is my first main console launch of a private mission. I can’t wait so that you can get your fingers on Skycadia and let me know what you assume. Be happy to message me on Twitter together with your suggestions, and I sit up for seeing your excessive scores above mine on the leaderboards.
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The world of Skycadia is overrun with sky pirates — and there is revenue to be made! Take to the skies and gather bounties by taking pictures down the scoundrels on this light-hearted flying journey.