Things have been very slow on the wargame front for the last few weeks due to personal circumstances, making it hard to focus on yobowargames.
Anyway, time for an update on how things are progressing.
The Steam Halloween sale has now started. This is my first experience of a Steam sale so I was a little unsure what effect it would have on sales. I was notified a couple of weeks ago by Steam that the sale was happening and decided I would offer a 25% discount. Kursk has only been out for a few months and I don’t feel that a larger discount was needed at this stage.
I have definitely seen a spike in sales so what I had read about Steam sales being a good time for games sales seems to be true.
Battle for Korsun
I finally have all the graphics I need and have been working on improving the menu and getting it into shape for localization.
Below is pretty much the final version. It’s a little cluttered but I think it does the job.
Next up is playtesting and making sure there are no obvious bugs in the two players hotseat game, writing the manual and getting translations for everything. Then I will move onto the AI for the game.
I am still very undecided about beta testing as I found it to be a two-edged sword when running one with Kursk. It was great to get feedback on the game but I felt added pressure to finish the game quickly.
I was hoping to have the game finished by the end of November but I am beginning to think that early 2018 is more likely.
Invaders from Dimension X
I have been waiting for my graphics artist to finish the artwork for the Alien actions. I now have them all and they look really great. Next up is the UI for the game. I need to sit down and think about some ideas for how this should look and then discuss with my graphics artist.
Since moving to our new place back in August we have suffered from poor wifi. We have a Comcast router and while it was just about adequate in our old place it struggles to provide a strong enough signal everywhere in the new one.
So I invested in Google Wifi, buying their 3 pack solution (a bit of an overkill but I was not sure if one unit would be enough). I have to say I am very impressed. Wifi speed went from 10 – 20mb to 150mb everywhere in the house. Everyone is very happy!