Thanks again to the Global Game Jam, in this case due to the fact that the team was created there and we used the game we made as a prototype (you can see the original version here Who Let The Waves Out!) we applied to the 2018 edition of PlayStation Talents with a new GDD. After the pre-selection, we had a personal interview with the responsibles from the Bilbao headquarters, where we had a great start thanks to having a striking game, a complete team and a good feeling since the first minute with our interviewers. And as it can be seen, we were one of the two teams selected to represent Bilbao in the PlayStation Talents.
Waves Out! is a game that mixes pinball elements such as light effects and metal balls to have at least two examples, and the billiards portholes where that balls have to be taken. Mix this with physics not usually seen, since the players use magnetism to move the elements in the scenario, and here we have a game that catches the eye and, most of all, that allows people to play with friends and family over and over again.
As a programmer I learned a lot from this project, having already worked with AIs, UI elements for menus and the game interface, physics quite different than the usual and so on. Also, being the head of communications of the studio I keep improving and getting new social skills that will help me in order to help selling more games in the future, being in a small or a big studio (and to communicate properly with my future teammates, of course).
Even if the process of developing the game was hard sometimes, I would say the hardest was the publishing process due to the amount of requisites to be taken into account not only related to the game, but the ones used for the marketing, the store elements and so on. It is hard to believe, but something we see as simple when we see it in the store has a lot of work if we know the process done to have it there.
Finally, after a lot of work and fighting with this processes, the game was published on January 2021 in the store both for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and can be found here: https://store.playstation.com/es-es/product/EP0811-CUSA25817_00-3688651617334080
Also, here you can see the last trailer created for the game where you can see some gameplay. It was a great adventure, but it is time to keep going and find the next one!