Here’s some good news! There was a lot of work done on Sinjid the past month, and now it is soon ready for a soft release.

What’s a Soft Release?
Basically, a game like this has a billion bugs in it that is impossible for me to find by testing alone. A single run of the game takes me at least five hours. Even with testers, it is still a lot of ground to cover. So we do a hush-hush release with a smaller player base, in order to prune out any problems still in the system. The hard release (?) generally follows 1-2 weeks after the soft release.

Probably next week! If not, then almost certainly the week after.

What’s left to do?
Mostly sound effects and a few bits of art. And lots of testing! Balancing, bug fixes, etc :) Polish.

Stay tuned – you’ll hear more from me soon!

40 Responses to Sinjid Soft Release Soon

  1. Sweet! Eagerly awaiting this.

    Sooo…Sonny 3? JK :P

    Also, a question, as a fellow game developer – how have you developed your amazing art style? The Sonny, Sinjid, and Colony games have all had the same beautiful, almost “glowing” art style. I know you did a piece earlier on coming up with armor sets, but how do you actually go about spriting them?

    • Krin says:

      Oh! Hello fellow developer!

      Thanks for the kind words. About the art style – I guess there are a few things contributing to that. Most important is to think about lighting.

      Shadows should be cooler, not always darker. Definitely not ‘blacker.’ Colours do not appear their true color under certain light. Gradients need to be soft and subtle. Certain colours look naturally good to us, so capitalize on them (the most popular is probably orange/blue). Also, using blend modes is a nice trick. Blendmode “ADD” or “LINEAR DODGE” gives a nice glowing effect. You’d apply that blend mode to a light source or an overlay. Another technique is to apply a soft wash to the image. To wash, you need to desaturate the entire image a bit first so it loses its original colours (become closer to grey). Then you apply an overlay on top of that, so give it a more consistant theme across the image.

      But yeah, the bottom line is all about lighting. It all comes back to the lighting.

      • Thank you for the tips! Good luck with the game! :)

        (By the way, I know everyone is clamoring for Sonny 3 – but a Colony 2 would be most awesome. Colony is sadly pretty dead these days.)

  2. r1ce says:

    Great to hear! I will most likely be testing the both versions.

  3. Rarykos says:

    Five hours! That’s amazing. :o

  4. EvilNinjadude says:

    Coming straight from Twitter, I thought I’d check in here. For any releases or testing, I’m your man. I could almost claim to have recommendations!

    But I’m sure a crapton of people are waiting to get their hands on the game and kick ass with it, and I suppose I’m not the only one.

  5. mrbroske says:

    Awesome Sinjid I would love to take part in the soft release. Quick question, where can we expect to play the game?
    Thanks for the awesome update!

    • Krin says:

      It will probably be on ArmorGames under the MISC section. I’ll make a post about it here though, and anyone who wants to try it will have a chance before everyone else :)

  6. sonny gamer says:

    im pretty sure this game is gonna be awesome now that i know its gonna come out soon, i don’t mind that i missed the beta=””> (i didnt know that you were working on a game at the time i just play games)

  7. sonny gamer says:

    sorry about the =””> that was by acciedent

  8. sonny gamer says:

    its true i missed the beta

  9. jackson says:

    woohoo soft release!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Samuraijubei says:

    Thank you! Following the entire development of Sinjid has been so much fun.

  11. igotnolife says:

    hmm will there be spoilers in soft release? or will it be like the betas?

  12. darksouls says:

    amazing! cant wait

  13. Elves278 says:

    I’m super excited about the soft release but I have some questions.
    1. Is the soft release open to veryone? Or a select group of players?

    2. Is the premium content going to be in the soft release? And if so, is it going to cost anything?

    3. This doesn’t relate to Sinjid but, Is there a program that you use to develop your games? I have always wanted to develop games (not profesinally but as a hobby). And is there any advice you could give me for designing/drawing the characters, backgrounds etc.

  14. oshersz says:

    This is great!
    so how exactly small will be the player base? are you gonna make a feedback like in the beta but just for bugs?

  15. GodOfWar35 says:

    Is there any report button if we join this Soft Release ?

  16. Aaron says:

    This is gonna be awesome, nice job overall Krin, and I am glad that you are putting updates still :D. Just one quick question, in the soft release, how are you going to test the Hunter class because he is a premium content character class :O

  17. cuadrad says:


  18. darksouls says:

    i have a question. how good of a computer would u need to run the game cause it lagged a lot!! for me during the beta :( it would be rlly nice to have u reply

  19. Arikara says:

    Good luck, Krin, and thanks for your hard work! I’ve been waiting with anticipation :)

  20. Billy says:

    What bonus zones will be included?

  21. Adam says:

    Awesome have been checking this page every week to see some news like this can’t wait to play :D

  22. sonnyenthusiast says:

    krin in sonny 3 there should be shadow and shade enemies (you can guess the element :) :) ) and the boss is called shadow,lord of darkness and he should have a armor like this
    -cowl of darkness/helm of darkness*
    -gravely grips
    -shadow cloak/armor of frozen shadows
    -dark leggings
    -shadow runners
    -shadow dagger
    -void sword(2 handed)
    -void sword(primary arms)
    -shadow staff(2 handed or one you chose)
    *he has two forms warrior and mage after he is defeated in mage he comes back to life as a warrior and has deferent attacks and more health but less focus and speed and has a super healing ability in both that brings him to full, health the health for mage is 20,000 warrior-50,000 and takes more damage you get a temporary ally a
    paladin and he is a level 30 and his things are level 25

    • darksouls says:

      chill man he isnt even done with sinjid.

      • mrbroske says:

        @sonnyenthusiast There is a forum for Sonny 3, so comment there, but really your going to need to be super patient if your already hoping for that. Its going to be a while. Sinjid is almost here! So pumped.

  23. FrostedTurtle says:

    Hey Krin! Just wondering what do you use to make your games? Also, you have any tips for a beginner? I’m trying on getting starting on rpg making. Thanks :)

  24. VampyreKitty says:

    Oh, sometime soon? *crosses his fingers* please let it be tomorrow, oh please, please.

  25. Logan says:

    It’s next week! Also on a side note: Colony and Sonny were my two favorite games on AG for so long. Then I realized you developed them both. I generally HATE buying content for games (Kingdom Rush?). But you’re worth it. Keep kicking ass man.

  26. Alex Thy Noob says:

    Hey Krin, good to see you’re still at it. got a quick question though: game developing is definately in my future, but I’m having trouble getting started. If you can point me to a couple of programs (I’m already pretty certain you use C#) I’d be really grateful.

  27. LikeNinja says:

    Man is just if me or is very very lag??? i just walk and lag lag lag lag lag is for the soft version or is my computer????is impossible to play and nice game

  28. LikeNinja says:

    My computer is like 4 years old,windows vista and is laggy ‘-‘.

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