Closing Photoshop

As I mentioned yesterday, I was able to get some work done on TRAUMA this weekend. Actually, Monday was a holiday where I live so I had an extra day to get some stuff done. And that’s what I did. I was finally able to finish the last major retouching job on TRAUMA, finally ending this surprisingly work-intensive task. As expected it was much easier to do the touch-ups on the other levels due to the lack of vegetation in the pictures. Note to yourself: next time avoid plants when making a photographic game. Also there was one thing I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do – retouching the horizon in one level. Decided to leave it as it was.


Typical thing I need to care of: removing the names of shops and people working in the buildings of where level 1 was shot. Don’t want to get in trouble, especially since most of them are law firms. Visually also less distracting this way. I was thinking of adding some messages on there but decided against it. In my next game perhaps.

But I am at an awkward position. I have spent so much time losing myself in this one particular task that I have completely no clue on what to do next. I have to get my old checklist out and start working my way trough it again. I think one of the major things still looming in the background is to write and translate all the subtitles. Technically, I also need to re-program some of the loading functions so that they would work on-line. Finally, the gesture recognition is a little too liberal right now. I need to take care of that too. I think I will want to get those things done before going Beta since these are things I want to test.

My current estimate for the release is end of this year / early next year. Fingers crossed!

Krystian Majewski

Krystian Majewski was born in Warsaw and studied design at Köln International School of Design. Before, he was working on a mid-size console project for NEON Studios in Frankfurt. He helped establish a Master course in Game Design and Research at the Cologne Game Lab. Today he teaches Game Design at various institutions and develops independent games.

3 responses to “Closing Photoshop”

  1. sirleto


  2. Martin

    Fingers crossed!

  3. Bribase

    Very! very excited!

    I can’t wait!



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