Hello Pachans! We’re back with another mid-sprint devlog! We say it every time, but we continue to make huge strides in the Roots of Pacha world. Progress has been made with character activities and their homes, the main story, a winter festival, and so much more! We hope you enjoy reading about what we’ve been up to.
Character Homes & Activities
The clan was getting cold from the last wintery update, so they wanted to get cozy inside. This sprint we’re working on updated interiors for some of the NPCs. Each home in the clan will reflect its unique inhabitants. Can you guess who calls this house home?
The clan has many chores they need to do throughout the day. You’ll find various characters going about their business with their new animations.
A Greater Calling
After completing a quest that takes you to the Jungle, you will find a mysterious pyramid topped with four totems. Through this structure, you will progress through the larger story by completing different “quests” and learn why you were destined to live in the Land Between Two Rivers.
If you’ve seen our Kickstarter trailer, you know it ended with a pyramid. This pyramid will be added to the game, although in a different form. We loved the original style of the pyramid, but when we started to work with it in the game, its style felt out of place in the more organic world of Pacha. So we reworked it to fit within the world and the story we’re telling.
A New Year
The end of winter signals the coming of new life. You will join the clan as they say goodbye to the chill of winter and welcome spring. You will travel to the top of the snow-covered mountain where you will make “wishes” for the coming year, tell stories, and watch the lights of Quro dance in the sky.
You’ve been working hard gathering and planting, so we felt it was time that you’re able to upgrade your home. Expanding your house will allow you to form a union with your special someone and have them move in. Then eventually have children join your hearth.
Those who love cooking will be able to expand their repertoire of dishes with new appliances and utensils that are unlocked at each stage. Then you’ll be able to make your friends the meals they love.
Love & Marriage
We started adding cutscenes last alpha update, and work has continued on how you can woo that eligible single who catches your eye. We want to make sure that your union feels meaningful to both you and the character.
Switch Progress & Unity 2021
Like Pachans preparing for winter, we know how important it is to prepare for the long term. Lots of progress has been made with optimizations, the save system, joystick support, and cross-platform play with Switch. We also upgraded the project to Unity 2021 early, which has allowed us to take advantage of some of the new features as we optimize and keep our “tech debt” low.
We’re excited to say that Roots of Pacha will be available on the Epic store as well as Steam when we release next year. We’re excited that even more people will be able to play our game.
Thanks for sticking with us through this journey. Your excitement and continued support mean the world to us. If you haven’t already, we hope you join the community in Discord.
Leave a comment with whose house you think is included in this devlog and why. 💖