Let's just jump back into things by announcing a new project: a total top-to-bottom hack of Earthbound, resulting in a brand new adventure with an all-new story!
The game takes place in the same world as the other Mother games, but it is not directly connected to them, instead focusing on new characters in a new setting.
I expect the game to be perhaps 70% the length of Earthbound and to be about 50% complete. No timetable on release, sorry, I do have a life outside of my hobbies. ;)
Here are a few screenshots to give you an idea of what's cooking. Feel free to post any questions you have about the project.
|Our unassuming silent protagonist.|
|And his equally unassuming neighbor.|
|First World problems.|
|It's not always a friendly world, is it?|
|No love for a starving artist?|
|This seems vaguely threatening.|
|Uh-oh, door-to-door salescreeps!|
|The legendary Carcrushosaurus.|
And here's a look at some of the enemies that you'll encounter...
The fun thing about working on an Earthbound/Mother project is trying to capture that unique voice and humor, as well as the distinctive blend of cute and scary, innocent and sad, salty and sweet. It's definitely a special challenge but also a very satisfying one to tackle.
By the way, I would be remiss not to throw out a plug for Mother 4, an entirely unofficial Earthbound sequel, not a ROM hack but a built-from scratch product, currently in production. Check it out if you haven't already!