Every weapon is taken from its recreation and translated into Useless Cells’ fast-paced motion fight, which was trickier for some video games than others! We’re nonetheless unsure how we managed to get a deckbuilder recreation into Useless Cells…
Regardless that it was difficult, we’d realized rather a lot from our first indie crossover replace. Bringing a weapon from one other recreation into Useless Cells and making it match into the gamefeel, retaining it totally different from the opposite 150+ weapons & expertise already within the recreation and respecting how the weapon is represented in its supply materials is, not surprisingly, very exhausting but additionally a enjoyable problem for our dev workforce.
Nevertheless, the inspiration & concepts you get from being allowed to work with supply materials that you just love and have performed for hours actually helped to make it simpler. On high of this you’re usually working with folks that and have shared concepts and expertise with earlier than. That is how this replace took place, due to the group within the indie improvement scene.
To develop 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 Useless 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 a point, so why not simply contact the opposite studios straight? Properly, 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 not likely figuring out how folks would obtain it. It ended up being the replace with essentially the most visibility exterior 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 sort of replace to work on, as we get the chance to convey components of our favorite video games into Useless Cells in our personal means. However the truth that the primary replace was so massive 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 turned extra conscious of Useless Cells.
It is a massive deal as a result of, except 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 all these 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 here are at all times simply blissful for different studios to succeed, and actively need that success to occur.
To underline this level, the fellows at Re-Logic who made Terraria, an indie recreation however nonetheless the 11th best-selling recreation of all time (in response to Wikipedia at the very least), have been stoked to be part of this replace and are going to convey Useless Cells content material to Terraria within the close to future. We’d be fairly shocked if different best-selling titles from larger studios needed to take the time to become involved in one thing like this, however collaborating and serving to one another out simply appears to come back naturally on this area.
So, our level is, we love unbiased video games and need extra gamers to get uncovered to the creativity and group 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.