Bloodstained: RotN Discusses Shaders

By Michelle Balsan, 6 months ago
It probably goes without saying, but game development is hard. It's a labor intensive process filled with trial and error before a final product is released and, even then, it often seems that the game developer in question just didn't do the job all the way.

One of the advantages of a game going the Kickstarter route is that the developers often feel a certain obligation to include backers in the development process. Of course, this isn't a requirement, but user feedback ranging from simple polls all the way through fan art that is later included in the title are commonplace. If you've been following Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night at all, you'll know that the team has been actively soliciting all types of advice from backers since the project was fully funded last May.

Recently, the discussion has turned to the use of different shaders on the character model for the game's main character, Miriam. With a new shader selected, the team has released a video showing how it has been implemented.



Igarashi has also been busily releasing a series of Ask IGA videos that give people the opportunity to ask questions about the project. In the latest edition, Igarashi discusses the shaders as well as questions regarding 2D and 3D development.



Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is currently set for release on Xbox One and Windows 10 in early 2017.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.