It’s been quite some time since my last update on Project Exion, and given the recent reveal of Oddity (the rebranded version of the fanmade Mother 4), I figure it’s time for another one. For those of you who might be new to the site, Project Exion is a game I’ve been working on for about a year and half, though it’s still in an extremely early state. Today we’re going to talk about the future of this project and address the “elephant in the room.”
Hi all! It’s been a while since I’ve last posted any updates on Project Exion – in fact, it’s been almost four months – but here we are again. I’m happy to report that I’ve accomplished almost nothing in that time: nothing tangible, at least. I’ve solidified a bit more of the story, but there’s still a long way to go. Today’s update will be rather short, but there’s still a little bit to share regardless!
Cloud’s Forum Adventures (often shortened to CFA) was an awful comic series I worked on from 2012 to 2015. You’ll see what I mean just by reading one episode: its characters are dull, its plot is cliche, and its visuals are awkward and uninteresting.
Believe it or not, CFA has had enough fans to generate a multitude of fan-made episodes. Although rare, these episodes are drawn by different artists and feature radically different art styles and storylines. Most of them are rather old, but then again, all of CFA is!
Making a game is hard. Sometimes you need inspiration before you can find motivation, and that’s how I’ve been able to continue working on this game. Nonetheless, development on Project Exion is going swimmingly. I’m still in the “story and ideas” phase, so the game itself isn’t anywhere near a playable state. In today’s update, I’m going to talk about games and media that Project Exion was inspired by!
It’s no secret that I’m not proud of Cloud’s Forum Adventures. Not only does it look childish (which makes sense, given that I was twelve years old when I made it), but its story is very difficult to follow and often makes zero sense. And despite being a clear ripoff of the Kirby franchise, CFA actually has some similarities to its plot… or should I say, the Kirby series has similarities to CFA’s plot.
That’s right: there are many happenings in CFA that are extremely similar to events in Kirby: Planet Robobot and Kirby Star Allies. Except the CFA episodes were actually released first! Of course, this is most certainly a coincidence, but today, we’re going to compare their plot elements and see what looks the same. Spoilers ahead!