Project Concerto Update.
Hello everyone and happy days.
So today i want to share a few things about this new project of mine so lets get into it.
Project Concerto is planned to be a more Smaller project compared to Fantastical but it is not any means a project with no ambition there is some things i would like to pull of with this game but even with this being a much smaller game it will take its sweet time.
In this game you play as Ed “If you dont know who he is best you play Fantastical then” who is much younger and the game takes place on Earth unlike Fantastical where its all practically Fantasy… in this game the design and the feel is much more grounded where its not as Fantasy as Fantastical the other difference is this game will take on a much more Maturer theme compared to Fantastical which IS a M rated game but with a more light hearted approach.
Platforms and Updates:
The game is being developed with GNU and that means it will support GNU out of the box the following platforms are currently the games targets:
GNU / BSD and Windows 10
However another new approach is taking place with this and this now includes the following:
Free GNU is the versions of the GNU Operating Systems that have absolutely NO proprietary software in them and are strictly 100% Free “Freedom” Software these GNU users want their OS to be as clean as possible from proprietary software and now Project Concerto will be Free GNU ready it is a simple as running the game on Trisquel , Trisquel is a example of a 100% Free GNU distro or PureOS as another.
Making the game even more flexible on more GNU Distros.
The Windows 10 version of the game will resume Project Concerto is not the only game in development there is another one but that game will not be ready until a few more years and the case with that new game it will not support Windows at all and will only be available for GNU and BSD
Concerto plans to be the last game for Windows 10.
But why drop Windows?
I been looking for a way to finally drop Windows for years now and i rarely use Windows to be honest its in another Hardrive and its been a long time since i use it and i hardly HARDLY miss it.
So if your dropping Windows will this mean all new games are on GNU only?
YES, along with the BSDs.
Will Fantastical get a GNU port someday?
Its hard because of the Vulkan API with UE4 but maybe one day i will port it to GNU but at the time there is no plan to even revisit that game.
What about UE4? will it be supported also for your future games?
No, the plan is to drop UE4 since it is very Windows leaning and it shows so the plan is to just switch to another engine, but YES the plan is to drop UE4.
What is the new Engine how will you pick?
I tried many engines but since everything is moved to GNU it must support “Linux” as well CryEngine 5 was planned to be the next engine but its far to Windows reliant also so it was not selected, the other engine that was kind of a close call was Unity since it supports a solid GNU version but i didnt go with it.
So now who will replace UE4?..DRUM ROLL PLEASE… GODOT
Godot is the brand new Engine to replace Unreal Engine 4 sure its not as feature rich but im making some alterations to the engines code and making it my own and giving it some modifications here and there to suit the new games needs also the engine is very “Linux” first so its perfect and yes a Windows version is still possible to make even in GNU which is wonderful.
More to come later.
Project Concerto coming soon for GNU - BSD and Windows 10