||Once upon a time, in the Kingdom of A, Princess A was about to sit down for a nice breakfast when a message arrived. The princess of Kingdom B has been kidnapped! Quickly she finished her eggs and toast and dashed out the castle gate, eager to come to the lady's rescue.
At the exact same time, Princess B was indulging in her morning lager when she too received a message. Someone has kidnapped Princess A! Without hesitation, she swigged down the rest of her beverage and began her quest to save the fair damsel!
And so began Princess A and Princess B's long, epic journey to rescue... each other.
Princess Panic! is the title of a 2-d yuri game based heavily on the mechanics of Paper Mario and other such platformer/adventure/RPG hybrids. Lots of action, silliness, puzzles, and romance will be involved. At the start of the game, the player follows the quest of each princess in an alternating fashion, and with each chapter, their journeys become more and more interlinked, to the point where the princesses find themselves depending on each other without even knowing it.
As yet, this is an idea blog, and production has yet to be started. It is way too early say if it will go beyond that, but who knows. Stranger things have happened.
The creator and owner of this blog is Josh L, whose previous work was a webcomic named Girly. If you're familiar with that comic you may know what kind of thing to expect here. Any artists, programmers, developers, publishers, and all interested parties can contact him at his email / facebook / twitter
DunPan Backers Update
Hello friends! Developer John here.
If you’re a DunPan backer wondering what the current status is, I’ve posted a humble update to the backer forum. It’ll be cross-posted as a Kickstarter update as soon as Josh is able.
tl;dr is I had some personal delays, but things are getting back on track and expect a beta-ish release with gameplay sometime in October. Also, a little something PrinPan-related will be coming this weekend; we’ll let you know here when that’s ready.
That’s all. DevJohn out.
I’ll be selling print versions of the recently-finished Dungeon Panic backer comic at SPX!
Here is a cover I designed for it.
The Dungeon Panic backer comic is almost finished! There are two pages left to go, and once it’s done we’ll have fulfilled almost all our Kickstarter reward obligations. After that, it’s just the game itself…
The end result is a 16-page Dungeon Panic original story, followed by a few pages of 4-panel Princess A comics.
Here is a 4-panel that we have decided to share with everyone.
Words: Josh Art: Severin
A Kickstarter update from Princess A!
Yes, it is always nice to get the bonus items all nice and done so that all there is left is the final actual game!
We’re gettin’ there!
-Josh (& Princess A)
Yesterday was the poster-pocalypse, by which I mean all the posters have been sent out to backers who ordered them! Postal service gods willing, they should all reach their recipients early next week.
Dungeon Panic continues to chug towards beta. Most of the art is ready, but there’s still a lot to do before it’s beta-worthy. Updates as they come!
Quick news update! We had a flurry of activity as we prepared the Alpha version of the game for the Kickstarter backers. If you’re a backer and you haven’t downloaded the alpha yet, feel free to visit the Dungeon Panic Kickstarter page for more information! Right now the alpha only has the Charamaker, or character maker, available for testing. Some folks have even been posting their characters to tumblr, such as Hejji and Suavesleuth.
Since then progress, at least the exciting, visible kind, has slowed down as Kutani has spent much of his time ensuring that the game runs on as may Android devices as possible. I’ve been using the time to clear up some character animation (time-consuming stuff), but in a few weeks we should once again be moving full steam ahead towards the next phase of the game!
Hey all! Developer “Kutani” John here! If you’re a backer and you haven’t been keeping up with the Kickstarter updates, follow Severin’s advice and go check them out (found here). Get in on the alpha version now (Android only, sorry!) and as we update new versions will get pushed right to your devices. This version is the Real Deal, which means testing and bug-fixes now make a better game with every version, all the way out to release!
Introduciiiiing Frimp! Frimp is the latest monster we’re implementing into the game, with over half of his animation completed. Once he’s done we’ll be moving on from the monster phase, at least for Beta.
We have some exciting developments right around the corner! Pretty soon we’ll have a forum set up as a place to talk with backers and, eventually, to get feedback from beta testing. The game has really shaped up in the past few weeks, so I’m excited to share what we’ve accomplished!
Stickertiiime! I’ve begun mailing out the stickers for all the Dungeon Panic backers who ordered them. This is something I’m doing on top of my normal duties as the lead artist, so please be patient as I send them out a little at a time.
In other news, a light has appeared at the end of the tunnel, and we are finally clawing our way out of the character animation phase. You will have lots of options for character customization, and the town will be populated by randomized NPCs. Here’s a work-in-progress preview of what we’ve done so far:
We’ve still got a long way to go before all of this is finished, but we’re getting closer to a beta release, which backers will have access to.
In the mean time, we’re moving on to monsters!
Well, it’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, isn’t it?
While John and Severin have been working on Dungeon Panic I’ve mostly been off in the corner adding bits and pieces to Princess Panic. I’m still pretty confident it will be a thing someday. Enjoy this little bit of Brittany, whose character I recently started working on.
Hello! This is Severin, checking in with progress from Dungeon Panic. We’re currently digging our way through character animation, a process accurately depicted by Default Dude above. Thousands of precautions have been taken to keep this complicated process organized and efficient. At this point I’m seeing pixels in my SLEEP.
The weird creature above is a monster known as a Dragling! Dragling is big, but he’s not quite a dragon. He waddles around dungeons, bashing things with his head whenever the mood fits him, which is often. The animation for Dragling was done by the multi-faceted Matt Bixler!