Yay, I'm flying in a post with muffins in its title!
Super Derpy: Muffin Attack is still early in development process, but that doesn't mean you'll have to wait eons to get some information about the game with your favorite mare as main hero!
For last two months, after initial Development Preview release, most of the work went into the game engine. The great amount of that work is not visible at all for players (for instance changed build system), but they'll make future development a lot easier. There are also things that are not visible yet, but they will be soon. For instance support for transitions between animations - so no more sudden jump between walking and flying Derpy!
Some of the changes are visible right now - like being able to choose between letterbox or scaling mode. You'll be now also able to download an easy installer instead of plain zip file. Lots of small details are being fine tuned, and there's still room for more fixes.
Unfortunately, the next release won't have many changes in game content - it will focus on bug fixing and providing rock-solid base for future development. But hey, that doesn't mean that we're not working on that content!
So... take a sneak peak!
Of course, what you can see in current Development Preview version is not a final level design. At the moment only first part of first level is available - classic arcade type gameplay where you have to avoid obstacles and collect power-ups. But that's not all. When Derpy reaches her destination, her goal is to fight muffinzombies and rescue trapped pony.
The first pony you have to rescue is Fluttershy. In the game she's voiced by amazing Meredith Sims, who also did Twilight's voice which you can already hear in the first release.
I'll show you a very short clip with preview of her in-game voice... uhm... if you're ok with that...
There's also something extra supposed to be released shortly before the game itself. An initial work has just begun, and our actors are already very excited to work on that thing...
Pinkie! Don't! Don't break that fourth w...
Damn, too late!
Note to self: sketches done by programmers wouldn't be that bad, if only they wouldn't forget that ponies do have ears ;x
There are still some things to be done in order to release next Development Preview version. If you experienced problems with gameplay feeling like being in slow motion, then you'll benefit from refactoring of our engine.
Work is not limited only to the game itself. This website also has been refreshed a bit - header takes now less space, animations shouldn't eat whole CPU anymore on weaker hardware, and there's new Feedback tab on the right side of the screen. If you want to share your thoughts about the game or website, don't hesitate to click it and do that! If you just want to say hello, you're welcome to do so too :)
And that's all for now. Expect new release soon, and new in-game content right after that!