KOTCL Developer Diaries: Final News Before the New Year

4 min readDec 29, 2023


Let’s see what happened this week, shall we?

Knock-knock, seekers!

Are you ready for the last diary of this year? We certainly are. Shall we begin?

Bring On The Dessert!

And we’ll start with the biggest and most interesting news. Amidst the hustle of the past few days, we managed to create a special video-diary dedicated to the major update of the live game version. In the video, we talk about and show many, many new things, but the most exciting stuff is waiting in the game, of course!

We recommend watching our video-diary, and please don’t forget to give it a like — we put a lot of effort into it :)

Tooting His Own Horn

We continue our animation experiments: this time we updated a couple of this nice dwarf’s movements. Now everyone will definitely hear him sounding his horn.

And look at the way he rejoices! Just like we do when we defeat an elusive bug.

Not a moment’s peace

Remember when we told you about our plans to enhance the visual aspect of the hero selection screen? Well, the coffin lids aren’t moving yet, but our animators are diligently working on it. For instance, there’s currently on-going testing of how exactly our heroes’ coffins will open. Some moments from this process we’ll gladly share with you.

Movement Is Life

And a bit more news from the animation room: two more events have received their long-awaited animations.

Do this one exercise every day to relieve back pain.
Psst, hero… Need a sword?

To Ruin Karma Or Not To Ruin It? That Is The Question.

Every action has its consequences, especially in the world of KOTCL. Sometimes it’s not entirely clear in which direction the karmic serpent will move after an agonizing — or not so agonizing — choice. Our artists have proposed several options for indicating the impact of choices on the hero’s karma, so now we need some time to ponder and choose. What do you think of this? Share your thoughts in the comments!

How about some chit-chat?

Andrew aka Innrey, the founder of RedBoon, is at the keyboard. Perhaps today is the right time to share some thoughts on the passing year.

This year has been significant for us, filled with challenges and achievements. We’ve continuously worked on KOTCL, bringing it closer to its finalé. I am so grateful and proud of our team for all the work they’ve done!

The year 2023 has been eventful and, one might even say, thrilling. A lot of effort and time went into our game’s development. I’m pleased to acknowledge that we’ve made substantial progress. Take rebalancing the whole game alone! Truly, KOTCL at the beginning of the year and now — are two entirely different games. We meant it when we said that the game wouldn’t be the same anymore :) Everyone contributed, and many proposed ideas which have been incorporated into the development. Sometimes I’m amazed at how cool and talented the folks on my team are!

Moreover, I’d like to express gratitude to our players, those from the CBT, and those who simply support us. Your kind words helped us greatly to keep our spirits high even at the most challenging moments. We’ve been reading and continue to read your feedback and suggestions; they help us improve the game. I hope that the result we’re striving for will truly delight you.

Reflecting on the year, I would like to say that it was the best year for our studio and we have finally reached quite a high level of production capacity — development is in full swing. I must say that a lot has been achieved indeed, just look at the statistics of our work for 2023 from the previous diary. But you know our journey isn’t over yet; we continue working on KOTCL, striving for new achievements. We can’t help but wonder what the next year will bring. Whatever that might be, we’ll do our very best, because the farther in you go, the deeper it gets.

Thank you for being with us throughout this year. We hope we’ve made you happy with this big update, so now we’re striding (trudging, if we’re being honest) towards the holidays with peace of mind.

The RedBoon team is taking a short break to recuperate, and then dive back into work with renewed vigor!

We’ll see you soon! :)

Happy New Year, friends!