Dev Diary #12: Tutorials and Sound Design
Updated: Jul 14
Hello everyone! We hope that you are having a good summer. Since our last blog post, we've released several versions that have implemented many improvements to our tutorial system. The beginning parts of the tutorial section are fully guided now, and we hope that it provides sufficient instruction for learning the game.
The most obvious change you may have noticed is that we've redesigned the layout of the button system. The buttons have been moved to the left side of the screen and the End Turn button has been renamed to Hit to better reflect its function. We found that End Turn confused a lot of new players, even if they were familiar with Blackjack.
The battle screen now reveals much more information on player states and when new cards are dealt. Previously, players simply had to remember when new cards were dealt. Now, the score markers reveal which round new cards will appear and how many of them will be dealt.
The big counter in the bottom right corner of the board reveals the number of cards left in the dealer deck. The counter is meant to help players better predict what cards will be dealt. When the dealer deck refreshes, the player will know that the cards being dealt will be more variable.
Alpha version 0.158 has introduced new lighting effects to the menu and battle screen. This should everything on screen easier to view and more beautiful to look at.
If you haven't been keeping up with the updates to our soundtrack, you can always go to our composer's SoundCloud and listen to the work we have so far.
Luckless Seven Alpha 0.158 will most likely be the last alpha version for several weeks. The next alpha version will have massive updates to the gameplay and may even include the overworld. Until then, we'll keep you updating with more screenshots and soundtracks.
See you then!