Bot Colony

Bot Colony

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BotColony  [developer] Jul 5, 2017 @ 11:24am 
We had to change text-to-speech vendors, the previous one went crazy and asked for a USD $10K increase - besides, they only had 5 voices. Now every robot with the exception of the Mech soldiers have their own voice. Also, we're not limited to US accents - some robots speak with English, Scottish and Irish accents, more variety :)
Ravaged Genetics Jul 4, 2017 @ 4:17pm 
have you guys actually changed Jimmy's voice?
3v1lcl0n3 Jul 3, 2017 @ 9:58am 
Making the resulting training something like this:
1. investigation training -> the player asks questions that Miki suggests 'on rails', which lead to some of jimmy's videos <- it could be something irrelevant, like the breakfast video or one of the 5 important videos, which might intrigue the player more ( Ayame cheating etc... ) -> get investigation training achievement after that
2. Clue removal training-> Miki suggests what commands you need to tell jimmy, to put the vase/cushion/chair in the living room in the exact place -> get clue removal achievement after that

Introducing new objects just for the tutorial might be overkill, there's already 18 there. the chair is great for teaching how to align, the vase is a good first time object and the cushion is good for first time referencing an object.

I basically revamped 'training' to be just -> Miki says, you do. After that you'll need to find out the videos/ move objects on your own anyways.
3v1lcl0n3 Jul 3, 2017 @ 9:58am 
Currently training is made up like this:
1. learn how to ask questions(how to investigate)
2. with your newfound investigation skills, make jimmy show you the 5 important videos
3. learn how jimmy interacts with the environment
4. continue with placing objects

These are the changes i'd do to said training:
- remove the page_down trigger, whenever Jimmy answers the question you needed to ask, Miki should continue her line
- simplify how Miki teaches investigation to you, players might consider it tedious/unnecessarily long.
- although most hints are like this, there's 'find out who lives in the house', which could be replaced with, 'ask Jimmy: "who lives in the house?" ', it's better to put players 'on rails' during the tutorial.

crua9 Jun 30, 2017 @ 7:11pm 
Thanks for the heads up, and I hope you get the extra 50 reviews