Friday, May 30, 2014

Cloud Island - Behind the scenes

Hi there MilMonauts!

We know you are very curious and expectant about this new level, so we thought it would be nice to show you some pictures of the progress. So here we go!

First of all, there was a lot of sketching. Here you can see some drawings of ruins and stones.

Here is an early stage of the island in Unity. Can you recognize the waterfall from the sneak peek picture you've seen before?

Creating a whole new level is a lot of work. There is not only the environment (with trees, water, grass, paths etc.), you also have to do all the different items and of course... the NPC's! Here you can see one of the characters taking form in Autodesk Maya.

Looks pretty cool right?

One of our developers working with the final stages in Unity. What do you think of his dinosaurs? Can you see them?

From sketches to fancy ruins in Photoshop! 

Last but not least, one of our graphic artists working with the new website! What, a new website? Yes, we are creating a new cool website for MilMo at the moment!

That's all for now. Hope you've enjoyed to see and learn a little bit more about the working process here at Dohi Entertainment! Take care until next time! 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wilma - The scientist

Meet Wilma, the scientist!

Wilma is a really cool chick with a BIG pink bang. She loves her job as a scientist, especially when she’s working with all kinds of experiments. One time she even tried to make a potion that would make you walk on water, but unfortunately it was no success. But with her stubborn mind,  things often turn out the way she wants in the end. So maybe she gives the “water-walking-potion” another try some day!

If  you want to meet Wilma, she stays on Cloud island where she’s experimenting with some brewing potions at the moment. By using the Rocket berries from the trees, she hopes to make jumping potions which will make you jump at least twice as high as normal! If you help her gather some of those berries later, you might get a potion in return!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Oswald - The archeologist

Meet Oswald, a new acquaintance in MilMo! 

In many years he lived and worked on a fishing boat at sea. But one day he got sick of that life and decided to become an archeologist at Cloud island. He soon became very liked and appreciated by everyone due to his kindness and desire to help people. Whenever someone needs assistance he will be there, helping them right away. That’s just the kind of guy he is! 

Oswald has always been a true romantic and have now decided to propose to his girlfriend. He just got one problem… he’s lost the wedding ring! He was digging for treasures (to be able to afford the wedding) and suddenly he noticed that the wedding ring in his pocket was lost! He searched and searched and could not find it anywhere… but he has not given up! He believes with all his heart that you MilMonauts will find it for him. And if you do, he promise to invite you to the wedding!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Kiera - The factotum

Meet Kiera, the factotum of MilMo!

When you first land on Cloud island Kiera is there to welcome you. She gives you a big smile and shows you where to go next. Her job includes to help all the new MilMonauts to get started, but she also does a lot more than that! You can say she’s MilMos factotum, with many different tasks and responsibilities. She travels between the islands and the capital to forward messages, she’s watering flowers, she works extra in the shops around MilMo and yeah… the list could go on forever!

Even if Kiera often has a lot to do, she loves to take some time off to dance a little. Dancing is her passion and she’s very talented! She won several dance competitions when she was a teenager but now she just dances for fun. So if you feel like dancing some time, go to Kiera and she will show you some great moves!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Henry - The fisherman

Meet Henry, the fisherman!

Henry has been fishing as long as he can remember. His father taught him at a very young age and since then he knew he wanted to work as a fisherman. And that’s exactly what he became! He’s been selling fish to the capital for many years now and he thinks is the best job in the world! At the moment you will find Henry at Cloud island, but he never stays long at the same place. He travels between all the islands in MilMo to find the best fishing spots.

Henry is often in a good mood but when birds and other creatures comes to steal his fish - you should look out! He can become really grumpy and go around grumbling to himself. But otherwise he is a really nice guy and if you help him conquer some of those birds, he might give you a gift in return!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Rhonda - The protector of nature

Meet Rhonda!

Rhonda was born and raised in the capital. She lived there for many years but when the city became more and more crowded, she decided to move. She found Cloud island and fell in love with the nature, so she stayed. She has always been an outdoor person and most of her time she is sitting under the Rocketberry trees, enjoying the wonderful smell from the berries. Sometimes she even makes a bonfire to get real cozy! But in care for the nature, she would never leave the fire unattended or litter in any way. She’s made it her mission to protect the nature and make sure that everyone keeps the island clean and beautiful, as it should be.

When you visit Cloud island you can recognize Rhonda by the fact that she always wears something blue. Right now she is wearing a blue headband and her blue backpack. She loves the color and could talk about the different color-tones for hours if someones interested. So if you like to make Rhonda happy, wear something blue!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Freddy - The farmer

Meet the great farmer of MilMo!

Freddy is a very satisfied man. He loves his farm and would not trade it for anything in the world. His absolute favorite crops are the pumpkins. He’s even become famous for his fantastic pumpkin pies! As soon as the wonderful smell from the pies start filling the island everyone comes running to get a piece of their own!

The only thing that makes Freddy lose his good mood is the nasty weeds that’s keep appearing in his vegetable patch. There’s not like normal weeds, they’ve came alive and is biting and destroying his precious pumpkins! So if you visit the farm some day, help him defeat some of those nasty plants and you might get one of those outstanding pumpkin pies in return!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Horace - The designer

Meet Horace, MilMos one and only designer!

Horace is working for Homes Inc where he is responsible for all the furniture, rooms and clothes in the shop. He is constantly designing new stuff and he loves to be creative. Before he started to work at Home Inc he was a fashion designer, working with models on the runway. It was fun but very stressful and he could not be as creative as he wanted to. Now, working as a designer for Home Inc he has the freedom to create whatever he like! He can go crazy and design all the things he always wanted. His motto is: “Creativity is like craziness... just go with it!”.

When you visit the shop you can see all of Horace’s designs. If you got any ideas for new exciting clothes or furniture, don’t be afraid to share! Horace loves it when you MilMonauts share your ideas. Who knows, maybe his next piece will be inspired by your idea?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Winners of the Easter competition

Hi there MilMonauts! Hope you all had a great Easter with your family eating a lot of candy! 

The time has finally come to announce the winners of the Easter fan art competition. We are very happy for all the contributions we received, a big thank you! It is really fun to see all your creativity and love for the game. 

But now, let me introduce the winners! First place goes to... DiRoss! His Easter inspired drawing with all of the beautiful details, fun idea and the effort he put into it is well worth first place! Congratulations, you will receive 10 000 June Cash!

Second place goes to... VanDiesel! We loved his colorful picture with the cute bunny ears and butterflies flying around. It makes you smile and we think that deserves second place! Congratulations, you will receive 5000 June Cash!

Third place goes to... marilda! She caught the mood of Easter in her picture, a lot of candy, happy rabbits and spending time with the people we care about. Congratulations, you will receive 2500 June Cash!

If you did not win this time, don't worry! We are planning many fun competitions ahead and there will be plenty of chances to win great prizes! 

Stay tuned and take care,
The MilMo team

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The new level - Sneak peek

Hello MilMonauts! It’s finally time to dust off the development blog!

Are you curious about the new level and how it looks? Well… here comes a few sneak peeks and some answers from the developers!

What is the difference between the new starting level and the old one?
The new level will be in a whole new world where this new island is floating high above the clouds. It will replace “The horizon” and will include a tutorial for new players. We have been working hard for the level to better represent MilMo as a whole, which we did not think the former starting level did. We hope that the new level will be more fun to play and thus get new players to experience how fantastic the world of MilMo is, right from the beginning!

Which characters are we going to meet?
First you will meet The Queen who helps you to start your journey in MilMo. Then you will meet up with a bunch of both familiar and new characters. You will for example meet Freddy the Farmer who needs your help to remove some weeds that’s came alive and now are destroying his crops! You will also help poor Oswald to find his lost wedding ring.

Is there going to be many islands in this new world or just this one?
At the moment there will only be one island in this world. We will add more levels later on and we have a lot of exciting ide├ęs for new high levels! So don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten all of you veteran MilMonauts! We love it when you send us your ideas about updates and events, please continue doing that! Send your ideas to:

Why does it take so long to create the new level in MilMo?
First of all, it takes time for a whole new development team to gain insight into a big game like MilMo. Game development takes time, there is a lot to do and you have to solve all the unexpected problems that will appear along the way.

That's all for now. Hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks and feel even more excited to play the new level! And yes, I know what you all are going to ask, "when are you going to release it?!" My answer is... very soon!

Take care and have fun playing!