Hi all and a very Merry Christmas to you!
What a year it has been for me and the Little Bit Lost team. I am really proud of what we have achieve this year and am very excited about what 2019 holds! I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year that was and some of the key highlights we had along the way.
Solo Dev to Team of Four
At the start of 2018 I was still basically on my own though the ground work for growth had already begun. In late January Matt officially joined the team to help get some of the art pipeline pumping. He has help contribute the slater beetle, weaving table, forge, pen, glass bottle and a lot of marketing material.
By Mid Year we welcomed Drew on to the team as a programmer and community manager. So far Drew’s highlights include overhauling the corpse harvest system, big object carrying, stamina system, some voice acting for sound effects and producing the PAX Aus 2018 announcement trailer.
In August Aaran joined as our sound and music maestro and began give the world a lot more depth. He composed the music for our announcement trailer, added ambient sounds, gave all creatures there own unique sounds as well as gave the player some life using sounds provided by Drew.
Shows and more shows
It was a pretty big year for getting the game out in the public eye and overall we had at least a full 7 days of being on show. Attended small local events at PotLuck Collective, 2 separate days at Scitech sharing the game with young kids in WA, a full on 3 days at PAX Australia and then capping it all off with a showing at one of our favourite local events Perth Games Festival.
Looking ahead to 2019 we already have some big plans for showing the game at a few more events and we really hope to share more with you soon.
Making it more of a game
Little Bit Lost has grown a lot this year as well. This year started out with not too much to do and has finished the year with 2 new creatures, quite a few new recipes and crafting systems, improvements to the aesthetic and the addition of a few more places and objects in the world.
Have a safe and Merry Christmas and New Year.