Agh, these vague updates are getting me more and more excited!
And I see that you're working on the command blocks...it makes me think that you you're almost done... >:]
Glad you're excited about it. Good to know that this whole story isn't going to go to waste. I would love for people to have interest in it. It really does go somewhere. Somewhere amazing. I want to convey something new in a Minecraft map. Emotion into a story where all you do is read text and walk from place to place. Adds depth to what was once an empty world with only one human being attempting to survive in something totally unknown to them. Now there are worlds with underground facilities, divine beings, and intelligent AIs. Everything really is limitless.
Out of curiosity, what is CUBE Inc.'s charm? What makes it what it is?
Well, to me, it feels like a separate world. It doesn't feel like playing any other Minecraft adventure map, where you just go through a set of puzzles till the end. The design, texture pack, story, and the way you utilize redstone and nether portals and everything just make it seem like its own world. The story is amazing, though. It really dragged me in.
The screenshots make it look like the facility has come out of hand
Will there be also some information about the companys past? I cant wait to find out more about Aaron, but I would find CUBE Incs history. Maybe something like the old Aperture facility, deep underground, never to see the beautiful sunlight?
Well, CUBE Inc. doesn't really have any old forgotten sections like you see in Portal 2. They are more out of the Test Associate's control than anything. CUBE Inc. is a multinational monopoly, so it has a REALLY big past. It actually isn't as interesting as you might think. Arnold Rinestock founded it, and after it became big his brother, Robert Rinestock, took over after Arnold dies under mysterious circumstances.
From that point on CUBE Inc. slowly becomes the cold devious company that it was known to be. Of course, that was just in the mind of paranoid people, and they were obviously too far gone to get help. The tests CUBE Inc. did were never anything bad. Everyone that had finished testing always said that. They never had one problem during it. Although, Aaron's past definitely starts to intertwine with one of CUBE Inc.'s darkest projects. I can't say much more than that, but Aaron is discovering more than the cause of A.D.Y. That is for certain.
Ah, that is quite interesting to hear. Makes me want to play the map ten times earlier :/
Oh well, life can't give you all lemons.
Does the AI who guides you through Cube Inc. have a name? Is it C.I.O.S.? I remember in the forum thread of CUBE Inc. 1 there was something about a C.I.O.S...
I can't reveal too much, now can I?
No, the Test Associate is not the C.I.O.S.
Actually, the C.I.O.S. doesn't come into play until CUBE Inc. 3.
Does the Test Associate have a name? Hmm, maybe?
Well, he isn't really that important of a character. At all. He is really just more of a polo device to make CUBE Inc.'s backstory a bit more interesting.
The story sounds awesome! Can't wait to see it!