Havoc Studios August 2020 Newsletter
August 2020 Newsletter
The Road to SAGE 2020
The Sonic Amateur Games Expo (SAGE) takes place next month and we’ve had all hands on deck getting the game ready for its next major demo release. This month’s newsletter will be cut a bit short, but do not worry. We’re simply saving some surprises for the demo!
Current Development Update
This month, we polished and prepared Havoc Fox for its next public appearance.
One of our most highly-requested features is finally here! Native controller support is available for most wireless controllers in addition to keyboard controls. Furthermore, the control mapping feature from the previous demo has been updated to work for controllers as well. Choose the layout that makes you comfortable!
The majority of this month has been dedicated to updating and polishing various aspects of Havoc Fox. For example, Grey’s sprites and animations have been fully updated to include visual and mechanical changes to his existing moveset. Avian Tempest has a larger sprite and can be used against boss enemies. Grey’s crouching melee attack is much larger and reaches to the ground, giving him the ability to strike smaller opponents.
What could this animation be? Play the SAGE 2020 demo and find out! We will close our mouths for now and allow you all to see everything Havoc Fox currently has to offer once the new demo is available on September 5th!
Community Spotlight: Rue
In each edition of the Havoc Studios monthly newsletter, we will highlight the works and/or relations of a member from the community or studio. We are grateful for everyone within the community and would like to recognize those of you who help bring life to the community. Our August community spotlight features Rue, a long-time supporter of Havoc Fox!
How did you first come across Havoc Fox?
“A few years ago I came across a person in another game studio's discord server who was making a game. My first impression was that this person must be cool because Tails profile pic. Then I went and tried their game out, and it just radiated potential awesome. Dug it so much that I ended up hunting down the Havoc Studios discord and just kinda moved in.”
What do you like the most about the Havoc Studios community?
“Oh the community members themselves, for sure. We have so many different talented individuals both on the team and among the fans that are always willing to help out whenever possible. It really is a place of acceptance, understanding and compassion.”
You helped create a boss for Havoc Fox. Anything you'd like to share about the process behind their design?
“So my character, Shellz, will be a boss appearing in later stages of the game. Her full name is Shalzibet Renee Mauksen, and her original concept was as a regular mouse, an offscreen housekeeper who would clean up after a certain three videogame girls who lived in a secret treehouse base. Later she was changed to an anthropomorphic mouse and intended to be a protagonist in her own game that I never got around to doing anything about. Her current incarnation saw her undergo a few more changes which you'll be able to read about in the game's lore section. I hope people will be looking forward to it!”
Anything else you’d like to add?
“Gosh, I think that about covers it haha. I guess in closing, thank you for the recognition, it was a huge honor getting picked for the spotlight, and it has been so cool watching how far the game has come since the first demo I played a few years back! I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Havoc Studios and all the awesome people involved with it!”
Give Rue some love! While they may not have a designated social media platform, come and say hi in the official Havoc Studios Discord server!
That's all for now!
Everything we’ve done this year boils down to next month’s demo! If you haven't already, be sure to follow us on Twitter @havocfoxgame. Join the conversation in the official Discord server: http://discord.gg/havoc-studios. Support us on Patreon! Check out the original soundtrack and development live streams on our YouTube channel!
Thank you for reading the August edition of the Havoc Fox Newsletter. Stay safe, stay healthy, and we hope to see you at SAGE in September!