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Blockstars Concept Art, Beta Updates, Giveaways, and More!
Greetings, Blockstars community! We have some exciting updates to share about the development of our music management simulation game. Let’s dive right in!
In the Spotlight, Blockstars Concept Art
We sat down with Glenn Kim, Lead Concept Artist for Blockstars, and asked him about his process and how he takes an idea and builds on it until it’s ready to be made for the game. Glenn’s research and attention to detail bring our game world to life. From characters to environments and building designs, Glenn’s ability to connect the real world with fantasy elements creates a visually stunning and relatable experience for players. Here’s an exclusive glimpse into the concept artwork that sets the foundation for the vibrant Blockstars universe!
We asked Glenn where he starts when it’s time for new concepts; here’s what he had to say.
“Every time I’m asked to design something new, I get excited about finding out what we are designing. Whether it’s a character or environment or designing new buildings, or neighborhoods, I always try to do research about the place.”
“Is it a small town or a big town? Where is it? Is it someplace that looks like it could be in America, or is it a city in Europe? I always connect the real world to our virtual world and ground it all in something recognizable and relatable.
This helps the players see the world as we see it, but also adds an element of ‘fantasy’ and connects the fantasy with believability.”
As you can see, this helps focus the concept artwork into a unified vision of what we’ll have in Blockstars as the game launches!
Alpha Testing: Building a Better Game
We recently conducted an internal alpha test of our mobile game client, and we’re thrilled to report that it was a success! This test allowed us to gather valuable feedback from our entire team and identify areas for improvement. In addition to testing gameplay and the core game loop, we prioritized addressing user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design elements to ensure intuitive gameplay.
Beta Testing: Your Chance to Shine
We have exciting plans for a beta test, exclusively for Blockstars holders, by the end of Summer. If you’re a proud Blockstar owner, keep an eye out for an invitation via the #verified-managers channel on our Discord server. Joining our Discord community is crucial to stay in the loop.
Additionally, we’re running summer giveaways for those looking to win a Blockstar and secure a spot in the beta! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the Blockstars journey. The latest active giveaways will always be on our Linktree page. If you prefer a sure way in, you can also purchase a Blockstar directly on Magic Eden to guarantee your access.
The Road to Fame: Exploring Our Development Journey
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new YouTube series, The Road to Fame. Episodes 1 and 2 are live and provide insights into our development process and ideas. Join us as we share the latest updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses of Blockstars’ creation. It’s the perfect way to catch up and immerse yourself in Blockstars quickly.
Discord: Your Pathway to Knowledge
Have burning questions about Blockstars or seeking strategies for managing your Blockstars? Look no further than our Discord community! It’s the ultimate live pathway to the development team and fellow players who are always welcoming and eager to share their insights. Join the conversation, expand your knowledge, and connect with like-minded individuals as we embark on this exciting Blockstars adventure together.
We’re thrilled to have you as part of the Blockstars community, and we can’t wait to share more updates, challenges, and triumphs with you. Stay tuned for more exciting developments, and remember, your journey to fame starts here!
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