The weeks after Headspun’s launch have been a wee bit crazy. Thanks to everybody who has supported and picked up the game so far - I hope you’ve enjoyed it. To be transparent, the game had a somewhat bumpy launch and there’s been a lot to respond to, fix and move forward from. That’s a postmortem article for another time, however. This little post is about the future.
Three bits of news for right here and now, then:
ONE: OUR NEXT GAME IS OFFICIALLY IN DEVELOPMENT
There’s little to say about the specifics here, but Superstring’s second game is currently in full production. Headspun fixes and mop-up work will be happening in tandem, but our main focus now is on the new game. The only thing I’m happy to share here (other than the teasey image above) is that it’s an altogether different experience to Headspun, and both bigger and smaller at the same time.
TWO: OUR NEXT GAME HAS, IN PART, BEEN FUNDED
Thanks to Creative England, Superstring has received funding to help bring this second game to market. Headspun was developed without any backing and very much on a shoestring. For game 2, we now have a little bit in the pot from the outset, which makes realising the vision we have for this project that much easier.
THREE: SUPERSTRING HAS GROWN!
Thanks to the above, and Creative England’s belief in the new project, Superstring has now grown to a two man operation (for a time) as we welcome Kwok Law to the team. Kwok is a multi-talented artist, but has been predominantly brought on board as a UI/UX designer to help build the copious amounts of UI the new game requires. Welcome aboard, Kwok!
That’s about it for this update; we’ll have more to share on our new game before too long. We’ll also be looking to our Patreon community for feedback on early builds of the game - which is a big part of the moving forward strategy. The plan is to open the studio doors, so to speak, and bake transparency into the project’s development to iterate more quickly and iron out any issues much earlier on in the process. More on that soon, too.
Until next time x