One of the mechanics SpyParty shares with poker is the concept of a tell. In poker, a tell is when a player has some behavior that gives away information about their hand, like whether they’re bluffing. In SpyParty, we use the word tell to indicate something that implicates a character as the Spy; we have […]
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Our friendly beta tester canadianbacon discovered an anti-tell1 with the way NPCs vs the Spy stopped walking when they reached their destination. This allowed him to lowlight most of the party over time, which turns out to be a pretty good way to find the Spy. Here is the story of me trying understand and fix it: Here […]
This is one of the continuing PAX Coundown series, if you want all the gory details from the start, you can begin your journey here. I thought I would update these daily…hahahahaha*cry*. When people found out we were putting an animated dog in Ms. J’s purse, they were rightly concerned about its welfare in the […]
This is one of the continuing PAX Coundown series, if you want all the gory details from the start, you can begin your journey here. Yesterday was all about fighting with Maya, and mostly losing. Maya is the main 3D modeling and animation tool we use,1 and modern characters and the tools to create and […]
This is the first PAX Countdown post. I am going to try to do a brief post on our progress daily, or thereabouts. I meant to post this in the morning, but then more animation stuff blew up and we had to figure out a workaround. Whee!!! I leave for PAX West/Prime/Seattle on August 27th. […]