this is our first update after the early access and we want to thank you for all the interesting feedbacks we are receiving.
We became aware that there was no clearness on the meaning of Chico and so, following your suggestions, we have made our first change in order to make it clearer that Chico is meant to be a way for customizing your windows screensaver. We renamed the old “Play” button in “Customize” and added a new “Play Screensaver” button to the main menu which will give you the opportunity to switch between customizer and screensaver; in other words you can still activate the windows screensaver by the menu, but now you can also start the screensaver in game at runtime ( you don’t have to wait for windows to launch it ).
We also made some changes in the UI and you can now better look at which type of camera filter you are just setting.
In respect of our plan to keep adding content over time we added a new sketch ( you don’t need to build anything this time because is something like an idle mode ): the monocle.
We also did some polishing on some materials to improve graphics rendering and on the UI; and obviously we have tried to fix all the bugs we have found.
We were blown away by the players reaction around Chico and this encourages us to do the best we can: we are working to improve the camera system in order to have better angles in the screensaver and add a random events generator.
Thanks for all your support.
we are very excited to share with you that Chico is out now on Steam 10% off.
The game is still in early access because we need your help now to make it even better… give us any feedback and suggestion it you think they might help us to improve the game.
Thanks for you support.
we want to talk you about the last changes we made before the early access release.
Workbench and storage, which can be already useful in game to build big structures and store resources, have some funny sketches now that you will be able to admire at screensaver time execution.
We also want to share with you the new onion clock we made in place of the old and unpolished digital watch.
The inventory now can also be opened by the little bag-shaped icon at the bottom of the screen ( or keep using the “i” key ).
And last but not least, thanks to Leonardo Ceralli, our musician, for composing that beautiful song you can listen while playing the game or watching the screensaver.
7 January Chico will be released in Early Access on Steam, which is a very point of pride for us; now we need your feedback in order to improve the experience and keep supporting Chico with periodic updates introducing ever-new contents.
That’s all for now,
today we are here to talk about our last effort: the washbasin… yes, because our hero will spend a few minutes everyday to wash after a hard day’s work.
Everyone knows how hygiene is important in everyday life and even Chico can’t help washing his face or going in for a nose pick… in the hope he will be ready to go back to work anytime soon.
How it works:
the screensaver: Chico will try to save what’s left of his dignity by washing his face and doing more cleaning over ( and inside ) his body.
the game: over time Chico will grow a pair of moustaches and a thick beard; thanks to the washbasin you can still turn his face as smooth as a baby’s bottom.