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    Tuesday, June 27, 2006

    Progress Report

    Still no new updates on the progress of Exmortis 3. At the moment I am prioritizing between being sorted with my recent move and getting a new website up and running for a baseball tournament called "The Beaver Cup" that I am organising here in Sydney for the October long weekend.

    I'm almost finished with that tournament website, and on top of that I am being bombarded with web development opportunities due to word-of-mouth referrals as a result of recent web sites that I have had a hand in...

    As a result, I may be forced to place a lower importance on the Exmortis3 game as these web development opportunities have the potential to pay some outstanding bills, whilst the Exmortis series has no financial benefit to me and can be considered more of a hobby than a career furthering opportunity.

    But the more I put off doing any work on Exmortis3, the clearer the vision becomes of where I want to take this story. Plus I can assure you that I am very excited about implementing a certain element of game play in to this title - as I am sure it will make 99.9% of you react with "Holy shit! That's fucking sick!!" And the best part is, it's a relatively easy thing to implement...

    I won't spoil you with details on the gameplay element I am referring to, but once it's implemented - to those of you who felt that the 2nd game wasn't as blood thirsty as the 1st one - I say Exmortis3 will make them seem like Sesame Street!

    14 comments:

    VMerken said...

    Hello Ben,

    I'm a freelance strat guide writer for video games (done several projects with www.future-press.com), specialised in survival horror (shameless plug - check out my low quality vids on RE4) and I must say I enjoyed playing EXM1 and EXM2 very much. Admittedly, EXM1 had the scarier experience, but that's usually the benefit of being the first part of a series.

    Either way, I really liked the background story, the graphics (although some are a bit cliched (EXM1 head in microwave, EXM2 ghost in air duct)) - lots of fun ideas. Action sequences are a bit less - your forte lies in creating suspense and tension; less is more in a way. Your final comment in this post gives me a good feeling. Also, the high audio quality was the right call indeed.

    Here's to EXM3 - may it be as good as its predecessors, and I'm very interested to find out if the trilogy is concluded on a negative or positive note :). Take your time sorting out the real life, but do note down gameplay elements that appear along the way so that you have them when you get back to EXM3. From my own experience, I more than understand your situation and will patiently wait until "The Day" arrives :).

    Enjoy your discovery trip through Flash and related multimedia packages!

    Anastasia said...

    hey!
    omg i loved both exmortis and exmortis 2!cant wait for exmortis 3!!

    Anonymous said...

    Nice demo trailer... from what I gather, Hannay is trying to exact vengeance on Vlaew now that he's dead... I just suddenly thought of that TS Elliot poem and how that would work out with the dark theme thus far.

    Ah... never mind, it's three in the morning and I'm not thinking straight...

    Anonymous said...

    What program did you use to make ExM 1&2?

    Ben Leffler said...

    All programs used are listed in the end-credits of the games... ;)

    Essentially the core programs used were Photoshop, Flash Pro, Fruityloops, Adobe Audition, Poser, and (believe it or not this is the most used application on my notebook) WINDOWS NOTEPAD!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Hi, there. Xephyr here. I just wanted to say that I'm extremely excited for Exmortis 3. The word Exmortis is actually become part of my household's vocabulary. All of my friends and family have played both games. ^_^ We love them, and admire you. So, glad you're getting work out there in the real world. And I look forward to the release of Exmortis 3. Thankies!

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    Anonymous said...

    Cplkhane here. The first 2 were awesome i cant wait for the Exmortis 3 to get finished. Make sure its as good aqs the first 2. Oh and hurry up! Im about to pee my pants with anticipation here!

    Anonymous said...

    Oh by the way the blogger sign up things busted.
    Cplkhane

    Kate said...

    Oh my God, I love Exmortis 1&2, These are the two coolest games I have played in a long time (and totally the coolest flash game I have ever played). Can't wait for EXM3!!!!! I loved the Sodoku idea.

    overlord said...

    Dear Ben,

    I'm confused. At the end of exmortis 2 Mr. Hannay is attacked by vlaew, but i dont remember anything about vlaew having a human form, does he? And about exmortis 3... will we be playing the final installment in the other realm, since Mr. Hannay is now dead? Or will we be seeing through the eyes of yet another character? Just curious!

    Tila T said...

    hey ben baby
    its me tila tequila
    just passsed by to show
    you sum mad love
    and im soo lookin foard to exmortis 3 coming out soo
    i just loved these past too
    games! i love them aboustly
    horrific hit me up some time
    maybe i can guest star in
    the next game maybe come out as sum sexy girl who get killed naked or sumtthing u know?
    anyways get back at me plaese asap i need to know thankyou babe much love tila<3 u can reach me at Leopardlust21@yahoo.com
    xoxoxox*out*..._*

    Tila T said...

    hey ben baby
    its me tila tequila
    just passsed by to show
    you sum mad love
    and im soo lookin foard to exmortis 3 coming out soo
    i just loved these past too
    games! i love them aboustly
    horrific hit me up some time
    maybe i can guest star in
    the next game maybe come out as sum sexy girl who get killed naked or sumtthing u know?
    anyways get back at me plaese asap i need to know thankyou babe much love tila<3 u can reach me at Leopardlust21@yahoo.com
    xoxoxox*out*..._*

    Tila T said...

    hey ben baby
    its me tila tequila
    just passsed by to show
    you sum mad love
    and im soo lookin foard to exmortis 3 coming out soo
    i just loved these past too
    games! i love them aboustly
    horrific hit me up some time
    maybe i can guest star in
    the next game maybe come out as sum sexy girl who get killed naked or sumtthing u know?
    anyways get back at me plaese asap i need to know thankyou babe much love tila<3 u can reach me at Leopardlust21@yahoo.com
    xoxoxox*out*..._*