Developer Ninja Theory has released a new Myths & Madness dev diary for Hellblade. Episode 26, Myths & Madness, explores how Senua’s journey is one that is intertwined with both her experiences of psychosis and Viking mythology.
Completing the Alpha stage is significant in Hellblade’s creation. It means that for the first time the entire game is playable from beginning to end. That doesn’t, however, mean that the game is finished. There is still a huge amount of work to be done across the whole experience. Some parts of the game are starting to look and feel just as the developer envisaged, whereas others are still only built to a basic level. The important thing at this stage is that all of the areas are laid out and the design clearly defined. Two years of hard work by the Hellblade team is starting to pay off and they are ready for the next stage: Beta. This is where they can focus on the player experience – looking at the game step-by-step, improving it along the way, honing how the game will look and feel to the players. It is at this stage that Ninja Theory will start to add a lot of small details that make a big difference.
Watch the new Hellblade Myths & Madness Dev Diary Video:
Hellblade Beta will become available later this year. The game is being developed for PS4 and PC and you can add it to your Steam wishlist.