May 5 sudden release?
Yes, I pushed very hard just to have the game complete in May 5? But why? May 5 is the original lead developer's birthday and I wanted to make it special to him ever since he left. Unfortunately, since things are rushed, I had to cut off a few things. The first version I even released had a few problems with it lol. This includes the song not playing for the credits and the game over screen. What a mess! But hey! I uploaded it by 11:59PM so it was still Mr. Prez's birthday! Sometimes I wonder what he is doing, but we gotta move forward! Forward to another game? As much as I love to begin Wave Shine already, there's two things to take care of: my partnership with Wolf Den Studios and the extended story mode of Final Flames 2. Wait, what is this extended story mode you say and what is this partnership? Let us elaborate.
Final Flames 2 Extended Story
By beating the game with any character, you unlock Jonnel, which is one of the protagonists of Final Flames 1. Unfortunately, I had to cut off his story for now to get it released specifically on time for May 5. Also I have exams, so I'm putting that off. This means that beating the game with Jonnel will only give you the credits; Jonnel has no ending yet. But what is the purpose of this story if the game's story is all about silliness? Jonnel's arc features a backstory behind the events and as to why he is a boss in Final Flames 2. This also expands Naira's ending and why the atmosphere of it is different compared to everyone else's endings. But why do I choose to expand the story of Jonnel and Naira if they are only comic relief characters? I believe that these two characters should have more beyond comic relief. But don't worry. The other characters have their own spotlight too in this extended story. This extended story also changes the gameplay after you complete the game with Jonnel so stay tuned! It's really about time to let go of Final Flames. They characters have been part of my life for a very long time, but it's almost time to let go. This extended story is a perfect way to have my final goodbyes to the cast of characters. But who knows. Maybe they will return in another game but not likely. But no matter what, Final Flames is very special to me. It harbored the friendship I had with the initial team and sparked my desires to create games full of silliness.
What else is hindering Wave Shine?
I would love to make Wave Shine as high quality as possible, but this means I will have to hire people to make it happen. By helping Wolf Den Studios make their game Sushi Warriors and Sushi Towers, I am promised to have their guys help me with my game along with support for getting Wave Shine funded. Although I will be working on Wave Shine little by little, I will have to get their game done too, and Final Flames has taken a toll too much on what I do.