Okay, so I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that I saved a few hundred dollars. The bad news is that's what I was going to pay for the music. The problem is that the musician has gotten burned out and just can't seem to get back into it. This is something that I totally understand so I was equal parts wondering what I'm going to do for music and hoping that he'd be able to get through it. I didn't post yesterday because I was still trying to figure out what I was going to do.
And today, I managed to make a song. Not a long, complicated or beautiful song, but I think it will work for March to the Moon. With any luck I'll have a beta version ready for testing at the beginning of next week. If you're interested in beta testing March to the Moon but haven't talked to me about it yet send me an email (califer at califergames.com) and I'll get you something to test :)
As for Siphon Spirit, I cleaned up the loading screens and it looks much better now. There is also a stylus option to let those who play on tablets play the game. I also got Siphon Spirit to work well with an XBox controller, so I'm pretty darn happy with what I've got finished there.
But wait, there's more! I am also coding up the vertical slice (getting the most basic things to work) for our next joint game. It's going to be a fun and cute game that's good for having friends over. I hope to be able to show it at indie game night next week, but since I'm making music now I'm not sure if I'm going to have enough time to finish it up.
But wait some more, there's even more! In my spare time I've been working out details for the sequel to March to the Moon. I've been having a lot of fun with it. It carries directly on after the full story of March to the Moon. Note: beating MttM on Normal mode does NOT give you the full story. You get the rest of the story by beating the entire game. Anyways, back to the sequel to March to the Moon (which will not be titled March to the Moon 2). I've planned out the main character and all the outfits that you can unlock. I've also planning out all the enemies (though not all of their moves yet) as well as all the locations that you can visit.
Last of all, sorry for the late post. I was trying to figure out what was going to happen.