Introducing: The Engineer
Here is a rough draft sketch of one of the bosses from Cally’s Caves 4. Work on the game continues, more to follow!
Cally’s Caves 4 Update
Happy 2017! We are working relentlessly on the next Cally game, and wanted to post a quick update on where we are at with the project.
Back to Cally’s Caves 4 – After seeing the developers of Super Cat Bros. go through some name troubles, we’ve decided to change the name back to Cally’s Caves 4. It’s better safe than sorry when it comes to the game name and creating marketing/promotional material.
Over half of the enemies are done – we’ve been working non-stop to create some enemies that change the status quo for the Cally games, and so far we are done the art and code for over half of the enemies!
Beta will be starting soon – Come join the Cally Discord if you want to help us test the game!
We are now working on some of the bosses and remaining enemies. The Soundtrack is 80% done. The in-game dossier/wiki system is done. So much of the game is done! But there is still a lot left to do, so it’s time to get back to work.
Cally’s Caves Series & Glass Wing on sale for Steam Winter Sale!
Happy Holidays to everyone! We are happy to announce that Cally’s Caves 3 and Cally’s Trials will be on sale throughout the Steam Winter Sale. In addition to this, Glass Wing, a game by Cally contributor Sayuri, is also on sale. To celebrate the sale of our games, Sayuri has created this amazing image of Cally and Mayfly (the protagonist from Glass Wing).
We hope everyone has a safe and happy holidays, and we can’t wait to bring you Cally’s Caves 4 in 2017!
New Cally’s Caves 3 Survival WR
Our friend DragonFire3066 recently achieved a Cally’s Caves 3 Survival Mode World Record by reaching wave 55 without taking a single hit.
We are so appreciative of awesome Twitch streamers like Dragonfire3066 who have kept Cally’s name out there while we finish up Cally’s Caves 4. Thank you and congrats on the new WR!
New Cally’s Caves 3 Speedrun World Record!
Congratulations to MrKvikur, who has registered a ridiculous time of 29:30. You can subscribe to his channel to see future speed run attempts for other games as well!
Cally’s Youtube Roundup: November 18, 2016
Hey everyone! As we are working hard on the next Cally game, it’s a good time to round up and link some of the great videos that have been posted to Youtube in the last couple months. We are incredibly lucky to have such awesome Youtubers making videos with our content, and we want to say a huge thanks to all of them!
Here are some videos that are parts of long-running series and speedruns:
by Delbert Hale
Cally Discord & the Painter’s Apprentice
We are working so hard on Super Cally’s World right now! Currently, we are working on enemy implementation, and are fleshing out the last few systems that we have yet to code/design into the game. Over the next months, as more art gets plugged into the game, we will get back to posting weekly #screenshotsaturday’s and more specifics about the game. In the meantime, you can join the Cally Discord to keep up with what’s going on.
Also, our friends Luminosity Inc, LLC. are doing a Kickstarter and Greenlight for their game, the Painter’s Apprentice! The nice folks at Luminosity have been a really positive influence to us over the years we’ve been doing game development, and we want to help spread the word about the Painter’s Apprentice as much as possible. So if you see fit, please throw them a vote on Greenlight, or a few dollars on Kickstarter, and help make their #indiedev dreams come true!
October 2016 Update
Hey everyone! We haven’t posted anything in a while, and it’s because after spending almost a year supporting Cally’s Caves 3 and designing what the next Cally game is going to be, we ramped up production in July and are in full swing on it. Through a series of twitter polls, we figured out that the name of the game is going to be Super Cally’s World. Although we are really excited to be working on it, there’s a few things to go over.
In January 2016 we published Cally’s Caves 3 on Steam, and supported it post-release. It’s important to us that we answer every bug report we get, because we want to build a reputation as a reliable developer. Cally’s Caves 3 has ended up with 85% positive user reviews on Steam, which led to our next step:
In June 2016 we released Cally’s Trials on Steam and put out a huge update for the Android and iOS versions of Cally’s Caves 2.
Throughout both Steam projects, we were working on the design of Super Cally’s World, and we know that it will be an iOS-exclusive game, and it will be coming out in 2017.
In August 2016 we added a new artist, Raion (he made the gif below) to the team, after Dave departed to work on other projects. Raion will be mostly working on concepts and promo art, and OHKO is back doing the pixel art for the next game.
In September 2016 a few speedrunners started working on Cally’s Caves 3, and the current World Record for the game stands at under 30 minutes! You can check out Mr. Kivikur‘s run at the end of this update.
…And that brings us to now! As you can see, things have started to escalate with the team, especially after Cally’s Caves 3 seemed to be positively accepted by the mobile and PC markets. With this growth, comes a downside: less time for self-reflection. This means I haven’t been posting dev diaries like I used to, because things are way busier. I do plan on doing a whole series of dev diaries and updates on Super Cally’s World soon though, so stay tuned.
Cally’s Caves 3 Speedrun World Records
A few Youtube and Twitch streamers are currently engaging in regular Cally’s Caves 3 Speedruns! The most active are NepumukGaming and MrKvikur, here are the last few World Record runs: