Every weapon is taken from its sport 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 sport into Lifeless Cells…
Regardless that it was tough, we’d realized quite a bit from our first indie crossover replace. Bringing a weapon from one other sport into Lifeless Cells and making it match into the gamefeel, conserving it completely different from the opposite 150+ weapons & abilities already within the sport and respecting how the weapon is represented in its supply materials is, not surprisingly, very arduous but additionally a enjoyable problem for our dev workforce.
Nonetheless, 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 those that you understand and have shared concepts and expertise with earlier than. That is how this replace happened, due to the neighborhood within the indie growth scene.
To increase 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 some extent, so why not simply contact the opposite studios instantly? Nicely, we did simply that and had a number of enthusiastic responses in a few days, it was so simple as that!
After working forwards and backwards with them on our concepts over a number of months, we ended up releasing the replace probably not understanding how folks would obtain it. It ended up being the replace with essentially the most visibility outdoors of DLCs since our launch, and we’ve launched over 30 updates! Seems indie players simply like to see different indie video games being supported…
Clearly, it is a actually enjoyable kind of replace to work on, as we get the chance to deliver parts of our favorite video games into Lifeless Cells in our personal method. However the truth that the primary replace was so huge in visibility actually satisfied us to do a second crossover replace. We helped to spice up information 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 huge deal as a result of, until you’re actually into indie video games, not many players (particularly console gamers) are acquainted with greater than a few indie titles, so banding collectively actually helps to reveal gamers to extra indie video games that they could like, hopefully rising the appreciation and playerbase for these kinds of video games.
That is a part of that supportive environment within the indie scene that we talked about earlier – there may be very hardly ever any aggressive competitors within the indie area, folks listed below are all the time simply completely satisfied for different studios to succeed, and actively need that success to occur.
To underline this level, the blokes at Re-Logic who made Terraria, an indie sport however nonetheless the 11th best-selling sport of all time (in keeping with Wikipedia not less than), have been stoked to be part of this replace and are going to deliver Lifeless Cells content material to Terraria within the close to future. We’d be fairly shocked if different best-selling titles from larger studios wished to take the time to get entangled in one thing like this, however collaborating and serving to one another out simply appears to return naturally on this area.
So, our level is, we love impartial video games and need 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.