This evening I saw for the first time, real, nearly finished gameplay footage from a game I worked on over two and a half years ago. If you recall, I wrote a post about the game’s announcement trailer but at the time, neither myself nor the public knew what the game looked like during actual gameplay.
Apparently this footage was taken during E3 last month but even though I was there, I totally missed this. It’s quite odd to finally see what the game looks like with nearly complete textures, levels, visual effects, lighting, audio, and game mechanics. When I was there it was very early on in the project and obviously I could not imagine what it would look like now. I don’t want to get into the details but there has been a lot of churn in the project. For example, the lead campaign designer in the above video was not there when I was on the project.
From a completely selfish point of view, I now wonder if my name will be in the credits. Probably not.