Every weapon is taken from its recreation and translated into Lifeless Cells’ fast-paced motion fight, which was trickier for some video games than others! We’re nonetheless undecided how we managed to get a deckbuilder recreation into Lifeless Cells…
Despite the fact that it was tough, we’d realized rather a lot from our first indie crossover replace. Bringing a weapon from one other recreation into Lifeless Cells and making it match into the gamefeel, preserving it completely different from the opposite 150+ weapons & expertise already within the recreation and respecting how the weapon is represented in its supply materials is, not surprisingly, very laborious but in addition a enjoyable problem for our dev workforce.
Nevertheless, the inspiration & concepts you get from being allowed to work with supply materials that you simply love and have performed for hours actually helped to make it simpler. On high of this you’re usually working with folks that you already know and have shared concepts and expertise with earlier than. That is how this replace took place, due to the neighborhood within the indie growth scene.
To broaden on this, we have to return to our first indie crossover replace in November 2021 with Hole Knight, Hyper Mild Drifter, Guacamelee, Skul: The Hero Slayer, Blasphemous and Curse of the Lifeless Gods.
This concept began off as a “Wouldn’t it’s cool if…” dialog within the break room. Straight after that, we realised that the indie scene may be very open, pleasant and supportive. Most individuals know one another to a point, so why not simply contact the opposite studios instantly? Effectively, we did simply that and had a number of enthusiastic responses in a few days, it was so simple as that!
After working backwards and forwards with them on our concepts over a number of months, we ended up releasing the replace probably not figuring out how folks would obtain it. It ended up being the replace with essentially the most visibility exterior of DLCs since our launch, and we’ve launched over 30 updates! Seems indie avid gamers simply like to see different indie video games being supported…
Clearly, it is a actually enjoyable sort of replace to work on, as we get the chance to convey components of our favorite video games into Lifeless Cells in our personal approach. However the truth that the primary replace was so large in visibility actually satisfied us to do a second crossover replace. We helped to spice up data of the video games within the first replace to our viewers, and their viewers grew to become extra conscious of Lifeless Cells.
It is a large deal as a result of, except you’re actually into indie video games, not many avid gamers (particularly console gamers) are conversant in greater than a few indie titles, so banding collectively actually helps to show gamers to extra indie video games that they may like, hopefully rising the appreciation and playerbase for all these video games.
That is a part of that supportive environment within the indie scene that we talked about earlier – there’s very not often any aggressive competitors within the indie house, folks listed here are at all times simply glad for different studios to succeed, and actively need that success to occur.
To underline this level, the fellows at Re-Logic who made Terraria, an indie recreation however nonetheless the 11th best-selling recreation of all time (in keeping with Wikipedia a minimum of), had been stoked to be part of this replace and are going to convey Lifeless Cells content material to Terraria within the close to future. We’d be fairly shocked if different best-selling titles from larger studios needed to take the time to get entangled in one thing like this, however collaborating and serving to one another out simply appears to come back naturally on this house.
So, our level is, we love unbiased video games and wish extra gamers to get uncovered to the creativity and neighborhood they’ve to supply. We’re hoping that this replace can obtain some measure of getting extra gamers actively into the indie scene by video games that they already love.