Emmanuel Salva Cruz

Independent Game Developer

Back to Top Down


Hello! Did a lot of big changes to the game I’m currently working on.
I decided to go back to top down view. I noticed that I am doing a lot of extra work working on things that are not part of the gameplay, but necessary because of the free roam camera. This slowed down the progress by a lot and It did not help the look of the game by much.
Another change was how the cutscenes work. I simplified it by a lot. Because I won’t be working on 3d models that are out of view, the camera will be mostly static. Dialog emotions will also be character portraits instead of animating it on 3d models.
I am reworking the battle system too and simplifying it a bit. It’s not much work, but I’m still getting a feel for it and testing it out.