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« Reply #315 on: March 05, 2013, 12:56:29 PM »

TIGers are a wonderful thing.
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« Reply #316 on: March 05, 2013, 01:19:03 PM »

Wish you a good luck with the project (and I really mean it), it is very promising and you're a great man. Too bad I have a different vision of how development should go, but can't help it.

Here's the better video, just in case you'll need it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pRhaTg6swU
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« Reply #317 on: March 05, 2013, 01:39:09 PM »

And i definitely need someone who could help with the prototyping. For me, even the GM or any other game constructor is too hard, because yes I'm just artist :D

Have you tried having a bash with GM before? I'm not much of a coder myself but manage to rumble through games. GML is pretty much written with non-coders in mind.
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« Reply #318 on: March 05, 2013, 02:04:36 PM »

I hope this doesn't die, I'd be glad to help you with C++ if you ever need it Smiley
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« Reply #319 on: March 05, 2013, 04:45:11 PM »

I'd be more than happy to help, too. Feel free to PM me.
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« Reply #320 on: March 06, 2013, 01:57:00 AM »

Too bad I have a different vision of how development should go, but can't help it.

And i can't disagree with that =) Good like you too!

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Here's the better video, just in case you'll need it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pRhaTg6swU

I don't think I really "need it", given the situation :D But people who are interested in 5734L3R for sure say you "thanx!" for this video.

Have you tried having a bash with GM before?

More than once, it's a lost cause, believe me :D

I hope this doesn't die, I'd be glad to help you with C++ if you ever need it Smiley

What kind of help can you offer? I am extremely far from any programming.

I'd be more than happy to help, too. Feel free to PM me.

All right ^__^
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« Reply #321 on: March 07, 2013, 08:02:18 AM »

1. Continue working on gameplay/mechanics/story.
2. Produce a series of shorts think of Aeon Flux or the animated Clone Wars series.
3. Indiekickstartagogo to hire a programmer.
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« Reply #322 on: March 08, 2013, 01:41:19 AM »

If I would give one advice to you, I would say stay far away from C++ and aim for something like GameMaker, Unity, Flash, XNA or similar. That way you are keeping the technical barrier much lower, thus enabling a wider range of people to be able to help out. C++ is often more work for the same result when you compare to the alternatives, and it can cause more headaches as well. Judging from what ive seen, the game should work well in any of the technologies i mentioned above. If you want more in depth advice i would be happy to be of assistance.

My personal favorite is Unity where i have been spending almost a year making a 2d platformer. The good thing about Unity is that it makes it easy for the programmer and the artist/designer/etc to collaborate in the editor. The programmer can make values visible in the editor so that the designer can tweak and modify things without the need for programming knowledge. Here is my blog if you want to see how my project looks like: http://steveolofsson.tumblr.com/ In this project i used 2dToolkit and with it i got a full fledged tilemap editor inside unity where i built all my maps, very nice workflow.

Anyhow, get in touch if you want more specific advice.
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« Reply #323 on: March 08, 2013, 02:50:19 AM »

1. Continue working on gameplay/mechanics/story.
2. Produce a series of shorts think of Aeon Flux or the animated Clone Wars series.
3. Indiekickstartagogo to hire a programmer.
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Good plan, sir!

If I would give one advice to you, I would say stay far away from C++ and aim for something like GameMaker, Unity, Flash, XNA or similar.

Partially agree with you. It makes sense prototyping game with simple tools like GM or Flash to understand situation with the gameplay. But the realization of project like 5734L3R too complex for tools like that. I mean as a result this can turn into problems (basically a technical problems) that primarily affect the player and his impressions of the game. (Although it also depends on the skills of the programmer ofcourse.)
Your project is beautiful and Unity is a great engine. But I'm so far away from programming (and even from manipulations with assets), that I prefer when everyone in development does what he had better work.
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« Reply #324 on: March 08, 2013, 08:28:17 AM »

mmm i dunno, I've tried several languages/engines, for 2d games there's not a whole lot of difference in capabilities.  It may seem like it if you aren't familiar with coding.  Game Maker Language lacks classes, which I find infinitely helpful in keeping a large project organized.  

I'm surprised nobody's stepping up to work with you, this project is dreamy.
edit: oh nvm there are.
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« Reply #325 on: March 08, 2013, 09:56:04 AM »

I'm going to agree with djdolber on this - Unity is pretty decently powerful from a technical standpoint. There's a lot of stuff that it can do that's just too detailed to list as a set of bullet points on a marketing page. Some of that has to do with it being C#/.NET scriptable, which has loads of programming goodness in itself, but there's also a pretty extensive and well-documented engine API as well. Everything is laid out in the editor in hierarchical scene graph trees (very organizable), so you can have nested objects parenting other objects for rotations/transformations (which I've based more than a couple of mind-bending hacks on myself), and scripts get attached to objects like little modules and can be turned on/off in the editor or from scripts. Just about everything that can be done in the editor can be done dynamically from scripts, and the editor itself is very customizable.

It might not be the best choice for, say, the next Crysis or Elder Scrolls game, but probably worth at least a closer look for most other things, including anything 2D.
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« Reply #326 on: March 13, 2013, 12:05:27 PM »

Please give this to someone to finish. I don't care how badly they mess it up, i just want this game in my hands.
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« Reply #327 on: March 13, 2013, 04:26:35 PM »

To be honest, I'd rather see some kind of Anime or something coming out of this.

To me, the grand landscape GIFs etc. always seemed so much more appealing than the actual platformer gameplay scenes.
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« Reply #328 on: March 13, 2013, 04:45:54 PM »

If I would give one advice to you, I would say stay far away from C++

But C++ is awesome Waaagh!
Besides, C# and Java are very much similar to C++.

But I do agree that it would be much easier to use a game engine.
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« Reply #329 on: March 15, 2013, 01:24:27 AM »

Please give this to someone to finish. I don't care how badly they mess it up, i just want this game in my hands.

I lost the interest in development of this game, sorry. Tried several times to start again and then fail. :C

@All Please stop bumping this topic
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