Just a status update of sorts, I threw together about a minute of short clips from different parts of the movie/game I'm working on over the last 10 days.
For those not familiar with the project, this footage is from "The Labyrinth" a planned youtube game where you can win actual cash by being the first to guide a cat through a sort of multiverse maze.
Other work over the last few weeks involved running numerous calculations and creating custom python scripts to manage shifting maze layouts while maintaining a low probability of winning, preventing cheating from being effective (people skipping to the end of every video, which is the first thing they will all try), and similar top down design optimization.
Still using the original batch of cat animations at this point, but a second more advanced batch is already in progress. A lot of this stuff still looks a bit rough to me, not quite there, but at this point I can just refine as I go with no backsliding. Animation overall will smooth out to a polished state very soon.
I'm going to push for a fall release for this, with about 4-500 1 minute videos, and starting with smaller prizes at the beginning, like $100 at first, and then I can start recycling the ad money into the jackpot once google enables it, some thousands of dollars of lost cash later.