This is not really an update on my progress but rather simply me being transparent with my plans and my estimated timeline.
According to my original plan (made in May 2019), by next week I should have the functionality of things pretty much done. There's bound to be small bug fixes or things I over look but the bulk of it all should be done with regards to the core game-play.
After that, I have given myself one to two months to completely finish the UI, visuals and all.
Step three is where I worry. I gave myself three months after that to finish the Models and Assets needed for the game. This includes character models, modular sets, foliage, rocks, trees, THE HEAVENS AND THE SUN! (no really).
And lastly, after everything is imported and in place, i gave myself the last month to add the physical game-play, as in effects in engine based on physical properties like sound based on whatever is being hit, Damage calculations based on weapon types, rag-doll physics, IK feet placement and reactionary particle effects.
If i do ALL of this according to my timeline, I should have the game done around June-July time.
That's not the end of things. After all that work, comes Kickstarter.
I....don't have enough money. Simple as that, I currently make enough to get by and maybe get a gift out to my family during occasions. I am also not versed in the way of music and the vocal actors. My plan at this point is to release a "Silent Demo" at this point (Maybe with just the first chapter of the story included) and start a Kickstarter campaign to get the funds for the last few bits of the game.
DON'T WORRY, i'm not expecting to get everything I need (I'm not THAT lucky). If i get enough for just the cost for the composers (About $100-$200 per track with about $2000-$3000 tracks of music planned), that'll be enough to release the game and (judging on how well it does) maybe patching in an update for voice acting.
Yes I know not to build up my own hopes too much and Yes I know that I still have a whole-lotta work to do but I wanted it to be out there and clean that I do have a plan and I'm not just blindly working away at a dream.
Hopefully all this is clear and doesn't just come across as a mad-man's ramblings. If you read this and think of something i missed or if you have any tips or ideas, please voice them. This is my first time taking on anything- ANYTHING- of this size so I am kind-of just doing what those who failed didn't do. :3