“Why is the Princess in a Magic Forest!?” Update

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about “Why is the Princess in a Magic Forest!?”. Rest assured, the game is still being worked on and is getting very close to completion. Michael has been busy finalizing all of the animations for both Max (the main character) as well as the various enemies. There’s also a brand new stage select map that looks really great.

Some really big news is that we hired someone to create all of the sound effects for the game. Michael and I spoke with quite a few people and listened to a variety of demos, but in the end we ended up going with a guy named Robert Brown from Edinburgh, UK. Robert is just finishing up a graduate degree in sound design and has an outstanding portfolio of some work he did while in school. Here’s a link to his website: http://www.rbsounddesign.com/#welcome.

The two sound replacement videos he shared with us greatly informed our decision. One is a trailer for Little Big Planet that Robert replaced all of the sounds for, including re-recording the music track. The other is another sound replacement for a gameplay clip from Alien: Isolation. Again, all of the SFX in the video were made by Robert. Both projects are of exceptional quality and, if one didn’t know otherwise, could easily be mistaken for having been done by the professional teams who actually worked on the games.

In my opinion, Robert is a true professional and we are very happy to have him on our team. “Magic Forest” is getting very close to being done and Robert’s talent will help it become an even better experience for everyone who plays it.

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