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Exciting news - in just under 5 hours The Garden Path Kickstarter will be going live!

kickstarter.com/projects/fromc

There will be an early test demo build for anyone who want to give it a try, and look out for any bugs.

I'll also be streaming the demo on Twitch, talking about the game and taking any questions.

twitch.tv/fromcarrotcake/

Hopefully see you there!

It's tricky capturing that illusion of depth consistently, since the game isn't isometric or 3D.

The style only really 'works' because the natural world/characters/structures are all a little bit wonky.

If it was a sci-fi theme it would completely fall apart.

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I'm about 50% happy with the way hills/cliffs look in the game.

While everything else seems quite rigid, the cliff art still seem a bit soupy.

I'm going to try making them visually more like staircases, so there's a visual reminder of their shape as your eye follows them down.

In case you missed The Garden Path at this year's Wholesome Direct, here's the footage!

godot

Half an hour until this year's wholesome direct!

Pull up a chair if you're interested, lots of great games and some exclusive footage from The Garden Path to be shown πŸƒ

youtube.com/watch?v=Ozqhc7YXd3

Nostalgia...

A surprise treasure arrived - made by my Mum!

I think she was eager to make the game's first fan-art - I reckon she got it pretty spot on Ok hand

It'll be by my desk as I work on the game from now on.

Small heads up that if you have Discord we have a 'The Garden Path' server as a place you can chat and ask any questions you might have. It's growing slowly but surely.

Swing by if you'd like.

discord.gg/nWTg5WvZbU

The visuals go through varying stages of presence depending on use, so as to keep the game-view uncluttered.

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New silky smooth notification system I've been working on. Consolidates a number of information points throughout the game.

It's navigatable anytime using the D-Pad or Arrows Keys so long as you aren't using other UI elements.

The Garden Path is making its official announcement!

So proud to see how far it's come over the last years.

Check out the trailer and links below to learn more about the game and where I'll be taking it.

youtube.com/watch?v=7Zdzulmvmc

I've always been the type to be happy with the first attempt and move on. I think that's saved me time and some decision-paralysis in the long run, but I often forget that multiple attempts is an option.

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So many times I've got bogged down on an asset that I can't quite get to look quite right.

Starting from scratch feels like going backwards but I've learnt it's almost always the quickest way to get out the rut and produce a much better artwork.

The next is happening on June 12 at 1pm ET / 6pm BST. Can't wait! I hear there might be some gardening involved 🌿

More info on the site:
wholesomegames.com/

Just published the remixed/remastered soundtrack for Kingdom Ka.

carrotcakestudio.bandcamp.com/

It's free/name your price, and any support is appreciated!

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