A lot of time since my last post, it's time to talk about one of the projects and I'm working on, and sadly it seems that it will be cancelled.
Depth's Army is a turn based game inspired in the old classic board game called Heroquest, and to be released on mobiles, iOS/Android, here's the video :)
Not bad for a mobile game, and it contains all you want, exploration, loot, the ability to select your team from the 5 available classes, ability to save your current quest and continue later in the same exact spot, 3 slots to save 3 different games states, the ability to use a custom map editor in your pc/mac and create a new quest to import in your mobile, so yes, you can create infinite missions/quests (call it whatever you want). Plus of course the game will have the "official" quests.
Why I said "possible cancellation"?, well, I've showed the game and the overall feedback was not impressive, the overall comments were all like, "not bad game, release it and we'll see...", also I've created a beta and nobody sent me an email to participate..
Obviously if you don't see buzz around and you still need to invest at least 3-4 months to finish the game, polish all bugs, balance the levels, etc, then you need to decide if the final effort could be worth it and you will make some bucks, at least to cover the development process.
It's a hard decission and I'm still not sure about what to do, some people told me about make it more real time, and forget about turns, which will be like and RTS (think about command and conquer).