Thursday, September 5, 2013

Production in Rain

We've pretty much started our fall season here in Washington. Thunderstorms and heavy rain showers remind me mostly of Message in a Haunted Mansion, or at least the opening scene for it. I hope we have more thunder and lightning in our future games, because that is a classic scary-game-style element.

"So what's going on around the office?" You might ask. Well, I'm glad you asked! The production team is going through the final stages of testing and getting the game ready for Gold Master -- the final game build that gets sent for replication. All of your games will be made from that single disk. I think we call it "gold" because it's the heart of all the games. Something like that.

I may have already mentioned that lots of banging has been going on above us, because we are getting a new roof. I tried taking a few snapshots to share:


And today many of us (dodging the rain drops) ventured out to today's visiting food truck. Fish tacos, hooray!! I'm still waiting for a gumbo truck to come by with someone wearing a plaid red shirt...


We are releasing something tomorrow, something you may not have expected, but just as fun as everything else! It is SPY-related. Oh I wish I could say. I wish I knew how to read music. I'd give you a... arg!

Never mind. No more hints.

Stay tuned!

Aaaaaaaand we've got some special birthdays today!!


~Little Jackalope~

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it when there's interesting weather in the games. I'm guessing the music's done? we have construction going on here too and it's awful, hang in there.

Shainnen Somerville said...

OOOO something SPY related. I don't know if it's the trailer cause you just announced yesterday it's only draft writing, but you said music... Are you going to release the soundtrack for The Silent Spy? :)

Isis4ever said...

Hooray! No more leaky roof!

Hmm... I can read music. Maybe I could help you give a hint? Oh, it doesn't work that way? :( Lol.

~Wolfie

Future HeR Animator said...

Long time no comment! Sorry about that, I have been reading every post though, and loving every single one:D

I'm counting down the days until pre-orders:) so many things happening soon, pre-orders, new iphone(which ill be buying) Disney on Ice and the best part...my sister is coming home from Alaska! :)

That fish taco looks really good, like I wanna print out the picture and eat it. Lol

You'll never guess what I saw today at work!
A man came into Chick-fil-a and was wearing a name tag with the last name...Kilpatrick!!! No joke:D

William D said...

Why do you keep doing this to me XD someday my comments will just disappear because I died of anxiety XD Well, I wish I were able to check for a secret message, but I'm on a mobile device DX could it beeeeee... Silent Spy music :0 already?!?! :O
Could it be more screen shots?
The trailer, so soon?!???!
O-o you've done it again to me LJ XD Im stuped in suspense XDD
Im kind of jealous of you! I love thunder storms, for some reason they calm me down XD I really have no clue why, the pittering patern of the drops? Or maybe the doelfull rumbling of thunder, maybe both! XD
Also, LJ wish me luck, I may or may not, have bronchidas. We're going to the doctor soon, and it would be really bad if I did, because I just started school. So wish me luck and pray for me!!!

Anonymous said...

Probably the soundtrack.

Anonymous said...

Hay! It is past my brother Trey's birthday, but i was wondering if we could surprise him with a birthday shout out? THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Wait a second...
...I think I know what it is...
...No... it couldn't be...!
....LJ, you said "Stay tuned!"!
...as in...
...wait a minute! let me guess...

Is the soundtract for SPY coming out tommorrow?!?!?!?!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! I bet it's gonna be AWESOME!!!!!!

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~Junebug620

Anonymous said...

So excited to see what you're hinting at! I can't wait to play SPY and see what happens in it. In the meantime, though, I'll be catching up on a game or two that I haven't played yet. I'm also going to replay WAC and VEN (I don't have TMB - and I sooo want it, even before I read this post!)

Anonymous said...

Hey, LJ. There are only two screenshots on the game page. Surely there must be more locations than those two. I compared "The Silent Spy" to ripe fruit because the game is "juicy". If you try to extract too much of the juice (the secrets), the game would eventually be spoiled. But I do hope you'll release more screenshots soon! Sorry if my comparison with the game and fruit is a bit confusing for you.

Anonymous said...

Out of curiosity,were the fish tacos good?

Shainnen Somerville said...

Oh, and LJ, I have a favor to ask of you. I know that I asked you a while ago if you can interview Megan for me, and I don't know if she left the company already. If she didn't yet, can you make an amateur sleuth blog interview/video asking her what made her to be so inspired by starting this company, and what she miss most about, etc. I really miss her being apart of the company, since she was on of my role models, and I would LOVE and LOVE lots if she did one last final interview with the company(: xx

Little Jackalope said...

@Anonymous -- Thanks! And yes, the music is finished and ready to share with everyone.

@Shainnen Somerville -- Yeah, we are still working on the trailer. XD

@Future HeR Animator -- Getting a cool new toy that does so much is really fun! Sounds like you've been busy living life, eh? Good for you! Work hard and keep up the great work!

@William D -- Will be prayin gyou'll recover from your sickness, feel better soon!

@Anonymous - Birthday shout-out for Trey, got it!

@Junebug620 -- You hit the nail on the head! Bingo! Soundtrack is now available!

@Anonymous -- You've got the best strategy; playing the games you haven't yet before the new one comes out. Enjoy your marathon!

@Anonymous -- We will be releasing more screenshots later. ;) Those were just the first two to tease with.

@Anonymous -- The fish tacos were indeed pretty good! Yum.

@Shainnen Somerville -- We'll see if we can squeeze in an interview... ;)