- Metanet Co-Founder Mare Sheppard
is here with details on the ins and outs (and ups and downs, and lefts and rights) of designing N++ levels for PS4 below.
To quote: We're back with more news about N++!
Before we get into that, we want to let you know that we (and N++!) will be at Playstation Experience (December 6-7, Booth # I31)! In addition to showing the game, we're also hosting a panel where we'll discuss the development of N++. See you there!
The question on everybody's mind is probably "when the heck is N++ going to come out?!", or possibly "what the heck is N++?" - for the answers to those questions and more, check out our devblog and tumblr.
For now, we'd like to announce that N++ will have a groundbreaking 1000 levels, and we'd like to tell you more about how they're made. Settle in, this is a detailed process.
N++ is a game that lives and dies by its levels, so making great levels is one of the main things we are making sure we nail. We at Metanet Software have been hand-crafting levels for the N series for ten years now (!), and have made somewhere upwards of 5000 in that time, which is equivalent to more than one level made every single day for ten years.
We started making levels for N++ in 2010, and have amassed about 2000 to refine...