So Close

I missed a deadline last night – I’d planned a small playtesting party at our place here in Cambridge, planned it over a week ago, but I totally underestimated how much work I actually needed to do to get everything to come together. So, had to cancel that. We played NIDHOGG instead.

No Quarter itself isn’t for almost two weeks, so I’m not worried about missing the deadline or anything like that; but it would be cool to have some time to test it out properly and polish it up before the exhibition. So I’m probably gonna give this weekend’s Ludum Dare a miss. Which I absolutely hate doing, especially as I like the theme, but it’s for the best.

It’s so close! This’ll be the biggest game I’ve finished since VVVVVV. Should probably start trying to come up with a name.

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19 Comments so far

  1. Dan on April 30th, 2011

    So Close is an awesome name for a game 😉

  2. Alcaste on April 30th, 2011

    Indeed. So Close would work well if it fits. That’s one way to come up with a name.

  3. Terry on April 30th, 2011

    Actually, it kinda fits! But it’s not the right name, I think.

  4. SoulEye on May 1st, 2011

    Have you asked Foddy? 🙂 Btw I can playtest if you wanner.

  5. Anonymous on May 2nd, 2011

    How about ‘My Eyes Hurt’?

  6. Terry on May 2nd, 2011

    How about “Fuck your eyes”?

  7. Jonas on May 2nd, 2011

    You just made my day.

  8. SoulEye on May 2nd, 2011

    My, Terry, I didn’t think you had it in you! 😀

  9. Stian Stark on May 2nd, 2011

    Seriously, there’s absolutely zero hurty-eyes involved with this game and I have no idea why anyone would think otherwise.

    I was totally floored by the visuals from day one – the unusual combination of immersive first person 3D and very lofi yet at the same time very smooth dither graphics create a really strong and unfamiliar feeling. The word ‘magical’ gets thrown around too often but here, for me, it feels justified. You’ll see.

  10. StephenM3 on May 2nd, 2011

    I can believe it. These screenshots already have me beyond intrigued.

  11. Terry on May 3rd, 2011

    Hehe, thanks 🙂

  12. […] distractionware (Terry Cavanagh) – So Close “I missed a deadline last night – I’d planned a small playtesting party at our place here in Cambridge, planned it over a week ago, but I totally underestimated how much work I actually needed to do to get everything to come together. So, had to cancel that. We played NIDHOGG instead.” […]

  13. Feryl on May 3rd, 2011

    Call it “The Reprogrammer”.

  14. SoulEye on May 3rd, 2011

    How about “Reprocalypse”?

  15. Anonymous on May 4th, 2011

    I legitimately like ‘Fuck Your Eyes’ as a name.

  16. Poyer on May 4th, 2011

    how about ‘Moore Quarter’

  17. Joe Hammond on May 5th, 2011

    Looking forward to it.

    Oh and I love Nidhogg, that game was so much fun at Eurogamer Expo 2010.

  18. Terry on May 5th, 2011

    Yeah, NIDHOGG is awesome 🙂 It was one of last year’s No Quarter games; it’s a lot to live up to!

  19. Stehmdawg on May 10th, 2011

    “Start Trying”
    That or leave it without a name so when people ask what it is called you can say it doesn’t have a name. This way people refer to it as ‘That Game’… that or “Start Trying”

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