Chumbi Valley Reveals First Game Development Update Video
The first official game development update video gives us an early glimpse of the current pre-alpha build made in Unity by the Chumbi Valley internal development team.
The Chumbi Valley team has released the first game development update video of their upcoming Polygon-based play-to-earn title.
The video contains pre-alpha footage of the top-down 2D blockchain game, with the player walking through various different environments packed with greenery either alone or with Chumbi NFTs. The build shown represents the latest version of the made, made in the Unity game engine by Chumbi Valley’s internal development team. According to the developer’s update post, the footage showcases a small section of 2 different regions called Overgrown Maw and Brightwind Fields, giving us a rough idea of the kind of “overall game design, style and aesthetic” that the team is aiming for, while stating that there is “still much to refine and improve on as we continue our dev journey.” The beta version is planned to include 6 different regions.
After failed partnerships with external studios, the team has decided start over with its own ever-growing internal team, which now has a senior game developer with 20 years of experience in making traditional games.
The partnerships in question were with Vulcan Forged and NonceBlox Metaverse. According to the Chumbi Valley team, Vulcan Forged’s take did “did not match the artistic vision and style that was outlined in the project design brief and so the partnership was terminated.” Soon after they teamed up with NonceBlox Metaverse to create “the foundation of the game,” with the goal being to make a small part of the map while adding in basic farming, player & Chumbi mechanics and animations, as well as a couple of other mechanics. But as “the scope of the project grew” the team decided that it was best to fully switch to internal development, thus ending with the NonceBlox Metaverse Team, while still keeping partnered with the NonceBlox Blockchain department that is tasked with taking of the blockchain side of development.
For more details, check out the first official game development update post here.