Sorry you guys and gals haven't heard anything from me since the release of LoP 3.1. Especially any news regarding the second episode of Pliskins final adventure.
The truth is, the last month was really stressful for me. My colleague was on vacation in NY and I had to complete dozens of projects on my own in a short period of time. On top of that school started again and therefore was occupied for the last 3 weeks.
I wasn't able to actually start working on Ep2 itself but thought of new puzzles and characters for the game. I also make it no secret that the last game wasn't that successful as I'd hoped so I thought of ways to improve the game to make it more appealing for a wider audience.
First of all I want to include more puzzles and make the game a bit more challenging. I'm going to change the sidequests and fuse them into the main storyline in toned down versions 'cause many people found them to be too confusing. The game will also have new areas to explore while some of the older ones (like the temple of time) will be inaccessible (filesize issue). Oh yeah, Pliskin is going to regain his ability to combine items. ;)
Some people asked me via email why only a few characters have an actual voice over and many have not. It has nothing to do with me being too lazy to organise more voice actors but
with the games filesize. If I gave all the characters a voice then I would have had to cut most of the ambient soundtrack to not go overboard with the already big filesize. Maybe I'll change the way I handle the side characters in Ep2. But it's too early to be sure about that.
Likewise too early to say is a release date. My current goal is to be finished by winter.
Why not play the previous Pliskin games and recommend LoP3.1 for the "Adventure Games" section. ;-)
PS: To my surprise a lot of people liked the background picture I made for episode ones main menu and asked for a wallpaper version.
Here it is: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/hol y-howard/lop-3-1-main-menu-bg