Hello all, we’re back with another development update! This month, we are showcasing one of our newest professions, as well as sharing some news about our Patreon. Read on to find out more!
- Mining mini-game
- Timeline update
As many of you know, Lorwolf will feature a wide variety of professions that players can choose to specialize in, such as Cooking, Farming, Fishing, etc. One of our newest professions - Mining - lets players send their wolves into the deepest caves of Loria in search of rare metals and gemstones. These materials can then be smelted/crafted into valuable items to be used or traded with others!
Leveling up your mining skill allows you to delve deeper into the caves and work more efficiently. Simply equip a set of wheels to your cart and select a pickaxe and you’re ready to mine! Here’s a screenshot of the Mining page in action:
Once you select a wolf and choose a location to mine, you can sit back and watch as it journeys through the caverns. A host of friendly NPCs will aid you in your mining efforts and load the ore into your cart. Once full, your wolf can push your cart back to the furnace where it will smelt your ore into bars to be used in various crafting recipes.
We’ve received some interest in reopening our Patreon as we continue to develop the game, and we’d love to hear your thoughts! In the years before our Kickstarter, we ran a Patreon campaign where we shared behind-the-scenes content and other such goodies every month. Patrons were able to vote on what they’d like to see in the game and get a closer look at what we were working on.
The following is a list of potential tiers we would offer, take a look:
- $1 - Discord role + Invite to Patron Discord channel + Early access development updates
- $5 - Previous tier + WIP sketches/mockups
- $15 - Previous tier + Digital downloads
- $30 - Previous tier + Behind the scenes videos + Super Supporter credit
Discord Role: Show off your support with a new title in our Discord server!
Patron Discord Channel: Access our Patron-only Discord channel to discuss the game with Alaunis and other patrons directly
Early Access Development Updates: Hear about what we’re working on before anyone else - including regular dev updates and special sneak peaks
WIP Sketches/Mockups: Get a sneak peak of our content still in development
Digital Downloads: Gain access to some of our high res wolf, companion, and background files
Behind the Scenes Videos: Every month, we will release video coverage of what we are working on - such as voiceover speedpaints, feature showcases, and gameplay footage
Super Supporter Credit: Your name will be permanently etched into a special section on our credits page. (This section will be separate from the original Patreon supporters list)
The Patreon would launch early next month, so feel free to ask questions/submit feedback in the meantime!
We are currently in Phase 4 of our development timeline which includes the setup for our eventual beta test. Right now, we are heavily focused on finishing Lorwolf’s campaign as well as adding those many quality of life touches.
Alaunis recently left her full time job in order to pursue Lorwolf full time, meaning we will be kicking development into hyperdrive! We still have an estimated release of the Beta test for the end of this year or early next year, but we will be sure to communicate any changes to you well in advance.
As always, we remain incredibly thankful for all of your support so far. Working on Lorwolf has been a dream come true, and we are so excited to share it with all of you. Please let us know if you have any questions about this update, Moonsblessings!