Blog #26On 22 December, 2017 by Redbeet
It’s nearing the end of December and it’s time for the last blog of 2017. For a while it actually seemed we would get a snowy Christmas here in the southern parts of Sweden, but with only a couple of days left until the start of the holidays the snow decided it was time to melt. Anyhow, let’s get into what’s been going on since the last blog!
As we continue play testing and adjusting features to improve the experience we felt the fishing system needed some more… Fishes. It’s been a bit bare boned with only the mackerel so take a look at these freshly crafted inhabitants of the sea!
In the last blog we showed some new building blocks with which we hope to see you build more intricate rafts. However, building blocks only bring a nice shell! You’ll need something to bring that homely feel! So here comes some new decorative items to address that!
Some of these you can craft and some of them you’ll find… elsewhere 😉
Some words about 2017
Seeing as 2018 is right around the corner, we felt a bit sentimental and decided to do a quick recap of 2017. Last Tuesday, the 19th of December, it was exactly one year since we released the first version of Raft on Itch.io, and what a year it has been. Following the release of the initial prototype, we got an amazing, dare I say unbelievable, reception by YouTubers, streamers, Itch.io and most importantly You, our community. Humbled and motivated by the incredibly positive feedback and support from you all we paused our university studies (indefinitely) to pursue the continued development of Raft. We teamed up with our publisher Axolot Games, who’s been a great help by providing feedback and development wisdom. We even moved to a new city, where we found an office and an awesome game development community in the form of Gothia Science Park. As we venture into the new year, we’ll continue to do our best to deliver the Raft both you and we want to see, and we hope to see you there with us!
It’s been a very exciting year full of new experiences and opportunities, and it’s all thanks to you. You made this possible which is why we want to take this moment to thank you, once again, for your amazing support!
We wish you the best of holidays and an amazing new year!
Have a good one.