2013-01-29 00:48:10 by Hyptosis

Well, tax season was a swift kick to the balls. No that I've clambered back to my feet I suppose I'll mention what I've been working on.

I have been chipping away at this monster for almost a year now. There are so many little details, and I don't want to cut anything. While simultaneously trying to keep the file size as small as possible. I'd say the game is roughly 1/3rd finished. I've got all of the units in place, the heroes set up, most of the buildings completed. I'm working on random events and gambling and smithing/alchemy right now. Also the spell creation tools. I've hit a bit of a financial wall, I can't afford to keep working on it. So I keep having to stop and take time to work on smaller projects to stay afloat. I thought about running a kickstarter for it a few times but something doesn't sit right about that for me. Not sure what.

I've been debating real hard about this one. I'm not sure if I should try to pick up the other story ends on 3, or start a new one from a different origin. It's a bit overwhelming trying to keep all the details straight from previous games with so many branches, in just the first three games there are something like 10 or 11 endings. I would kind of like starting again, rebooting the series, maybe revamping the art style. Of course, picking up the other story trees is cool too. I'd love to know what you guys think!


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2013-01-29 01:35:30

Have you thought of making Sagittarian as a comic for the Art Portal instead?

Hyptosis responds:

I have thought of that, but the flash games seem to do two things. It fulfills my urge to make comics while also allowing me to make a little money on the side. There is no money in comics at all unless you're on top of the stack. I used to work in comics professionally, working for a studio, and I hated it.


2013-01-29 02:17:04

Kickstarter seems to involve so much extra work.... I can understand why you avoided it. I have that same feeling, I think.

Hyptosis responds:

It really does. And I don't know that I need THAT much money to get her finished off. SO then I feel like I end up needing more money for the time that a kickstarter takes to run :P


2013-01-29 05:05:40

ay loved sagittarian ---its best to start over again new story -new animation new -art stily---but in the end to be conected to the last sagittarian -like a biiig ass inception :D

Hyptosis responds:

Thank you for the feedback!


2013-01-29 05:29:07

I'd go for rebooting Saggitarian, because if you're gonna go as far as making a 5th one (and really-you had EVERY right to stop after the fourth- nobody would dare to say shit after that) than you might wanna just reboot now and save yourself some time.

Hyptosis responds:

Thank you so much, this helps me make up my mind!


2013-01-29 06:18:46

If you feel that you should reboot the Sagittarian series, then go ahead! Plus, if you do reboot the series then please, please, PLEASE!!! do better art. thanks. =p

Hyptosis responds:

Haha, I will try!


2013-01-29 11:30:33

That's a good question you've got there.

Guld Dungeons 2? Mmmh, If you don't feel like a Kickstarter is needed, then don't go for it.

Sagittarian V? I thoroughly enjoyed the series (awesome art+ great music=win), and I would rather like a sort of ending to the series, but I would definitely like more a complete reboot.

But meh, I'd personally suggest something more than a reboot. A somewhat fresh start. I don't know what you're aiming for, but that series has potential. I bet that a new Sagittarian, with a better storyline and even more kickass graphics would be something great.

Hyptosis responds:

Thanks for the feedback!


2013-01-29 12:04:56

Best choice is to come up with a great end to the old sagittarian series (Just you and Sage best option) and start a new one.
It would be hilarious, if the the new one gets a bit connected to the previous like for example relatives of the previous heroes and old rivals (hilarious if zombie Nate shows up again).

Hyptosis responds:

Yeah, thank you.


2013-01-29 12:35:27

You should rebbot the Sagittarian series, but with a small conection with the old ones. I know that making a game like Sagittarian could be very hard, but i also know that you are a amazing game developer and i will really enjoy a new game.

Hyptosis responds:

I think that is what I'd like to do, but maybe do one more classic storyline first. Gotta think about it :D


2013-01-29 12:49:31

I think it would be better if it pick up at the end of 3 with a different path where at the end of Gambling Fever was left off

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2013-01-29 12:57:19

The creator of Whe Walking Dead comics also made that mistake of running too far in time, My suggestion is that you start over with sagittarian, as a new character, but there should be easter eggs of the previous character in the new one :)
Also a question: Is it hard to make these games?

Hyptosis responds:

Thanks! I really need to read the Walking Dead, I've only read the first issue.


2013-01-29 12:58:51

You should go from a different Sagittarian 3 ending.

Hyptosis responds:

k, thanks!


2013-01-29 14:54:20

Could it be that you feel that Kickstarter has been manipulated for money people only need for self satisfaction (most of the time) and you feel you want to work hard and show the world you are selfless? I believe it. Hang in there, you'll make it for sure. GD2 will be something I'm looking forward to. If S5 isn't made i wouldn't sweat it, but good job on the series.

(Updated ) Hyptosis responds:

Haha, I don't want to manipulate anyone, I just want to keep doing what I'm doing, and also be able to pay for medical bills sometimes :P Thanks for the kind words man!


2013-01-29 15:58:54

why not both (pick up the other story ends in one game, everyone leading to a new story on their own way)?

Hyptosis responds:

haha, we'll see! thanks!


2013-01-29 17:40:28

Well, sometimes you need to do what you need to do,even if it means doing a kickstarter. About the sagittarian, probably rebooting the series, as you said, is the best idea. Otherwise you'll probably end up with a clusterfuck of episodes and endings to do. The thing is to find the proper way to do it. Good luck, and stay awesome!

Hyptosis responds:

Thanks for the support!


2013-01-29 17:51:18

For the Guild Dungeons 2 thing, if you don't need to start a kickstarter, then don't do it. Wait until you are actually needing the help to ask for it. As for the Sagittarian part, it would be good for those who got the other ending to see how it ended up once it ended. But, if your heart's not in making the extension, try making a new Sagittarian series where you see the main character, he has a backstory, and just make him more of a character instead of an extension of the player. It would make for a more interesting story.

Hyptosis responds:

Thanks man!


2013-01-29 20:56:38

you are possibly the only game devolper i would say needs to make a game that has purchaseable content

Hyptosis responds:

haha, you're too kind man :D


2013-01-29 21:18:20

im sure what ever you will choice it will be awesome and if you dont like kickstarter dont use it just take your time if your a true fans you can wait ^^

Hyptosis responds:

Thank you!


2013-01-30 03:14:27

You should reboot the series, start over again. The story from the old one is already rather branched out. I loved the first and second Sagittarian, especially some of the music which gave it an awesome feel. You should start with a noticeably different setting, maybe with a more grim atmosphere. An urban area would be cool, considering how there were no big cities in the previous games.

Hyptosis responds:

Thank you for the feedback!


2013-01-30 09:05:26

I DID like the first ones, but they have branched out so much, it would make sense to make a new story. Seriously, with all these endings, it's gonna take till' what, the end of the next year for you to finish?

Hyptosis responds:

Thanks for the advice!


2013-01-30 21:59:59

aww come on i wanna see what happens with the armored car and anna.....
or whatever her name is

Hyptosis responds:

haha, thanks, I'll think about it!


2013-01-31 20:23:07

I Can understand it is hard to keep up with all the branches of the Sagittarian though i really like the different possibilities from the one with the strange guy in the car were anna is in love with you and the other one where Sage is fricking cockblocking ya even though you play the guy with the cool hammer xD i like the different branches but i can understand the dificulty of it aswell great fan off your work :)

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2013-02-01 09:34:50

As much as i love being hammer guy, a new sagittarian with new characters may be interesting. If you do this i'd like the main character to have a name, a wife or child, and then he encounters someplace like woodbury (From the walking dead if you guys dont know that already!) These are my requests, i hope you like them

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2013-02-01 12:07:43

I think that rebot would be good for us all for you could make something new 100 % better than you had created because now you have experience you will not make same mistakes .And for us please make some kind of book in SAGITTARIAN 5 so we would knew what was the endigs in last SAGITTARIAN parts.And MAKE IT GOOD BECAUSE WHE WANT GOOD STORY GOOD ART SO PUTT MORE WORK DON'T WORRY WHE CAN WAIT.Sorry for bad english its not my first language

Hyptosis responds:

Thank you!


2013-02-02 20:20:14

I would actually like to see both :) heck, I love the current sagittarian, but I do assume it is now a little confusing... I do want to see what happens next though D: ... But hey, a story set in the same universe and (i guess) same style and tone? that's great!!! I hope I see more from that soon :)

Hyptosis responds:

Haha, thanks!


2013-02-04 17:37:38

continue the story lines but maybe u can add new people since they lost the nerves wrecks

Hyptosis responds:

Sounds good!


2013-02-06 00:53:10

really looking forward to Guild Dungeons 2

Hyptosis responds:

Me too! Thanks!


2013-02-07 05:18:44

SAGITTARIAN is my favoute flash game and iv been excited for the sequel for a while. I can see why i reboot is good, starting fresh, creating new characters and im all for it but i would like to see a conclusion for the orther branches of 3. SAGITTARIAN 4.a ended the rural town route in a nice way,while redneck branch and the two branches with anna are end on a cliffhanger.
I would suggest Wrapping up 2 of the branches at least and then reboot (my preference being the one with anna where you get the cool armor and car.I Love that end)

Hyptosis responds:

Thanks for the help deciding!


2013-02-09 07:17:46

Whatever you think is best. A reboot would pobably help you sort stuff out better.

Hyptosis responds:

Thanks man!


2013-02-09 12:45:19

You should make a different survival group that would be cool and have them meet with the original

Hyptosis responds:

Good idea, I will give that some thought!


2013-06-17 03:03:31

I was thinking you could use a kind of Black ops zombie thing and have "Nate" The first zombie and the one that controls other zombies (I see you kind of already have that) you should have a separate game where the 3 are trekking it out till they find a underground facility with 5 scientist and that's where we(players) learn how it started and stuff, we give them Nate's hand(cut off and used as a trophy earlier)That's where we learn about Nate and his story after some Dna Test and find that the zombie's arn't just zombie's there turning into mutants with more crazy ability's and the first ending of the first series ends with winter coming in.Yup did all of that just now..LOL Hope you like it,