Illusion SoftwareIllusionsoft was founded by Jeremy Blum on July 4th, 2009. Illusionsoft is currently developing an untitled experimental cross-platform game using Direct3D and the XNA Game Studio.
Mission StatementInnovation, Simplicity and Immersion: This is our doctrine at Illusionsoft.
A game must be innovative if it is going to grab peoples' attention. The content and gameplay of a game have to offer something new and exciting in order to capture peoples' interest in the first place. The possibilities in 3D games are ever-expanding, and Illusionsoft prides itself on analyzing the latest trends during its game design process, in order to keep up with and potentially surpass next-generation demands.
Simplicity is the key to high performance in games. If gameplay is too complicated, players will be intimidated. If graphics are unoptimized, players will experience poor FPS performance. If a game's code framework is overly complex, development will be a constant struggle. Instead, we say keep it simple, stupid! Fluidity is key for both the look and feel of a game, as well as its framework.
Immersion is the key to success in games. No matter how exciting your title sounds to players, or no matter how fluid the game looks and feels, if a game does not immerse the player or is incapable of providing the player with countless hours of fun, what is the point? No matter how many people you get to try your game, your success will be hindered.
About the TeamJeremy Blum is currently the only Illusionsoft developer at the moment. He is trying to keep the team very small with a core group of developers. The Source Code will be open to the public, so contributors are always welcome.
Jeremy Blum was the original producer of the mods Red Orchestra (http://www.redorchestragame.com) and Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat (http://www.insurgencymod.net). He is currently a fourth-year student at The University of Vermont and will be graduating in May 2010.
Untitled Game ProjectIllusionsoft is currently working on an untitled game project that is intended for use on the PC and Xbox 360 platforms. Although the details of the project are unannounced, work on its framework is already underway and planning of the project has begun.