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« Reply #300 on: November 09, 2012, 04:17:49 AM »

Nice! Take *that* you shitty lizard! Bam! Love the way it frantically backs off, injured, too.
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« Reply #301 on: November 09, 2012, 07:36:49 AM »

Just bringing the video to the new page ~

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That's... Surprisingly brutal for something so cute. I imagine the sounds are placeholder- I hope they'll be replaced with something more fleshy and visceral.
Also, what's the structure of this game? I don't have the willpower to look through the whole thread to find out- how does the game play? I only know the mechanics, not the goal or anything.
Hehe the sounds you're hearing are made by me, and I'm an amateur sound-wise. Whatever gets updated depends on whether or not my awesome sound guy has a sudden gust of inspiration!

The goal of the game is to catch and eat flies, not portrayed here, while at the same time avoiding the lizards with sneaking and jumping. Killing a lizard is just a means of survival, not an in-game goal.

BTW, are the characters sprite-animated or do they have bones?
(Seems like bones, but I'm not sure...)
I don't know exactly what "bones" is, have heard of it some time... but yeah, I think it might be the thing. The characters are made of several parts that interact according to simple physics.

Nice! Take *that* you shitty lizard! Bam! Love the way it frantically backs off, injured, too.
Hehe yeah! The spears almost always end up sticking out of their throats, beacause whenever they spot you they turn towards you and open their mouths. It backs off because if the tip of a spear that's stuck in its body interacts with terrain it gets a little spams in the other direction.

Suddenly I realize how gruesome this stuff is XD
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« Reply #302 on: November 09, 2012, 01:41:12 PM »

Awesome vid!  I'm have yet to play it 2 player, but the thought of tag teaming those lizard bastard makes me smile  Evil

As for the place-holder SFX that JLJac did... I think I've played it so much that I'm used to them and kind of like them! I had thought of just touching them up a bit down the road to blend with the newer SFX, but this is probably a good time to get your opinions oh wise TIG brethren. We have one vote for more "fleshy" (realistic I'm guessing?) sounds. Does anybody else have an opinion based on what you've heard in this vid?
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« Reply #303 on: November 10, 2012, 01:03:06 PM »

Update 118
I managed to make a working menu for the Prince of Arcade guys! I hate UI programming, but it has to be done, so, well, I did it. The menu is not the menu I'll use in the game, but now I have a framework, and that's a good start. Now I can do stuff such as adding a button or a list, make them clickable, switchable, highlighting, connect them to the machinery behind the scenes, and so on. I'm already feeling a huge amount of satisfaction over all the work I'm evading compared to the alternate reality where I programmed every button as a single special case with its own unique code.
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« Reply #304 on: November 10, 2012, 01:34:55 PM »

That's... Surprisingly brutal for something so cute.
My thoughts exactly.
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« Reply #305 on: November 10, 2012, 03:36:48 PM »

That's... Surprisingly brutal for something so cute.
My thoughts exactly.

What do you mean by this? Is it a good thing, or is it a bad dissonance?

I didn't really think of the characters as "cute" when I designed them, I just wanted a soft-bodied animal kind of character with a blank expression on its face. I guess in a way I wanted to create a contrast between a soft character and a hard world, but soft and hard in the literal, physical sense rather than anything else.

As always with art I as an artist can't really control your interpretation, while at the same time the piece is in your interpretation. I can try, though. I don't want my game to be interpreted as a "happy tree friends" kind of thing, where the entire point is "it's cute but violent", that's not what I set out to create. So if that is what I'm conveying, I might have a problem o.0
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« Reply #306 on: November 10, 2012, 05:02:51 PM »

Well the bears appear cute and relatively innocent at first.
It kinda feels like a moral compass type of thing, even though it's not.
Like, you can either be a pacifist or attempt to kill every croc you can.
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« Reply #307 on: November 10, 2012, 05:36:32 PM »

That's... Surprisingly brutal for something so cute.
My thoughts exactly.

What do you mean by this? Is it a good thing, or is it a bad dissonance?
It's a very good thing. It's a lot like nature: Though many of the animals may appear cute and fluffy, they won't hesitate to rip apart their brethren for food. You could use it really well in the trailer by opening with some peaceful wandering and then suddenly cutting to the brutal murder of a lizard- making the whole thing very memorable indeed.
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« Reply #308 on: November 12, 2012, 03:48:33 PM »

when is this prince of arcades? sounds very cool, and I'll be very excited to hear the reactions!

Missed this post earlier -- it's tomorrow night! I'm totally stoked!
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« Reply #309 on: November 12, 2012, 05:11:44 PM »

when is this prince of arcades? sounds very cool, and I'll be very excited to hear the reactions!

Missed this post earlier -- it's tomorrow night! I'm totally stoked!

oh snap! I didn't realize it was in Montreal. I'll see if i can get some of my toy company friends to make it. I want that feedback! :D
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« Reply #310 on: November 13, 2012, 08:13:01 AM »

Peeeeeeeeew I managed to send a version to the Prince of Aracade guys.

Now I'm terribly tired of rain world, and might actually even take one or two days off.

See ya'll!
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« Reply #311 on: November 24, 2012, 01:01:55 PM »

IM BUMPING THIS THREAD LETS GET EXCITED! hopefully JLJac is enjoying is break, but I want to talk about Rain World  Gentleman so.... ill do what  can contribute: music!

This track, imaginateively titled "Rain World 12" will probably be menu & "city ruins" in a gritty electronic style: https://soundcloud.com/james_primate/rain-world-12a



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« Reply #312 on: November 24, 2012, 11:06:53 PM »

Liking the new track and looking forward to seeing it in game Smiley
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« Reply #313 on: December 03, 2012, 07:22:24 AM »

I know this is getting crazy, and I will get back to work sooner rather than later. It's just that after having spent several hours each day doing this without even thinking much about it the sudden contrast of not spending that amount of time sitting around trying to convince a lizard to crawl in some specific way was kind of pleasant for a change.

I'm alive, and I'll get back to work soon. The game only has its final 20% left, meaning that we're at least 25% through development!
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« Reply #314 on: December 06, 2012, 12:17:02 PM »

I got an email from James, and suddenly realized that it's been waaaaay to long - so, here I am again.

Update 119
Finalized the lizard-egg interactions. A lizard will now behave reasonably if you steal its egg, and the AI seems to not mess upp too much (from what I've seen so far).

If you steal an egg, the lizard will hunt you down and kill you, but let go and take the egg home first. Then it will return for your body. If you drop the egg to the ground the lizard will prioritize the egg over you, and you're safe a little while. If you snatch the egg from a lizard that's carrying it you're pretty much instantly dead though, as it'll just snap at you the very moment you snatch the egg. When carrying eggs they have their mouths slightly open, meaning that you don't even have the few frames it ordinarily takes for a surprised lizard to open its jaws before it can snap at you. A lizard always knows where its egg is, even though it can't see it. A psychic radio connection? Idk... But if they didn't, it would be way too easy to get away with an egg, as it is now it at least poses some kind of risk and challenge.

You don't need to press the "pick up"-button to get an egg from a hole, entering the hole without carrying anything in your hands will pick up the egg automatically.
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