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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2012, 05:38:44 PM »

I agree. I haven't used it much, but Stencylworks is like Game Maker for Flash. It's pretty nice.
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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2012, 11:53:45 PM »

Hi guys,

Wake me up before we (indie)gogo !


Trailer, awesome perks and stuff after this link : http://igg.me/p/111357?a=317635
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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2012, 04:26:34 PM »

Just wanted to show the awesome fan art made by Ztnarf :
http://ztnarf.illustrateur.org/2012/05/31/et-maintenant-une-page-de-pub/


And you can find us on facebook to : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ecotone/297249130362976
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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2012, 03:13:20 PM »

Our first Music, feel free to give us feedback.

http://youtu.be/OuWVsFpNYZo

And the project is open to funding at : http://www.indiegogo.com/ecotone
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2012, 03:43:12 PM »

Artwork and graphism

Letís talk about the graphic part today : The atmosphere of Ecotone is very
particular, thatís why one of the challenge of this game is to make people feel
it. We wanted something cute and nice but in the same time, something
disturbing (You can also feel that through the music composed by Aleksi).

After conceive character and univers design, we have to define the look of the
strange monsters of this world. Not very easy to design mysterious creature in
a cute world without giving them a dumb look. Finally, Alexandre began with
something very simple: black color for dangerous creatures and a translucent
appearance for creatures part of the environment which can be helpful.

Itís better to show you some design researches.



Alex had the idea to make a little drawing of Ecotone. As for the music part of our
previous news, I let Alex to present his vision of the project:

ę For the graphic atmosphere, I wanted a dark univers, but not too much, something
which drives the player to wonder some questions, but only if he wants to. Our
character has to be mysterious. So the mask became more and more important
during the production, until I decided to make it a central element. I didnít
want to give to the character a real physic presence: his body is a black
liquid materialized, and everyone can interpret that the way you want.
I decided to represent this in my paint."

Researches :



Ö and final
result (50x65cm) :


 
The result is a pretty blurred to the edges of the paint.</span> Iíll update that when weíll have
a better scan but we hope you will like (and if you do so there is more of his work here :http://alexbourdier.blogspot.fr)

This image will be the poster that will be sent to people who will give a 50$ perk (or
more) on Indiegogo. The original version will be sent to the generous
contributor who will give the maximum perk. By the way, around ten days only
before the end of the Indiegogo campaing to reach the objective http://www.indiegogo.com/ecotone!

Concerning the projet, we decided on what will correspond the World 2. But I will say no more until the next article.

So feel free to give us your feedback !
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« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2012, 05:01:38 AM »

Ecotone Ocean and goodies !

After a short while without news, it is time to write an article about the project. The Indiegogo campaign has now expired with the total sum of almost 2000$. This enabled us to pay licenses, insurance and perks. By the way, for people who participated to the campaign, you should have received a little thing in your letterbox. Even if we had set too high our goal, we didn't think  that so many people would be interested by our project and would be so generous. So thank you all of you !

World 2

As you can well imagine, the title refers to the current developpement of Ecotone. You are familiar with the first world, classic, with flotting islands, now here as a world premiere, take a look to the new environment of the world 2 and its 15 levels: The aquatic universe. The environment is still dark  with a suffocating/heavy atmosphere. You will get a close look at the bestiary for the next article.
Concernig the level design, it's pretty cool to work with this new environment. The levels are announced more particular than the first world's ones. Here some examples: "Manipulation of time, change in body, level with two players ..." But an image is better than a thousand words: as you can see the following animated screenshot of one of the levels of this underwater world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IidEFZ0Oy0

As I said, the next article will concern the bestiary, without returning so much in the details to not spoil you the discovery. Same thing for the world 3 which won't be revealed.
So, to sum up, the World 1 is finished, the World 2 is about 1/3. Next big step, World 3 and first betatests. As usual, we're waiting your feedbacks and your gameplay ideas by comments or by email.  

Goodies

Here a bonus, some Ecotone goodies : a great t-shirt (a birthday present) representing Ztnarf's fan art from Ztnarfhttp://ztnarf.illustrateur.org/2012/05/31/et-maintenant-une-page-de-pub/.
A huge wallpaper of Alexandre's artwork (you can have an idea of the size thanks to Chaton) overhangs the living room. By the way, if you had participated to the Indiegogo campaign and you haven't received a little post card, you have to complete your indiegogo profil with your address and send an alerting email here : [email protected]





Otherwise, we (I mean Alex above all) made some wallpapers for your computer in 1980x1200 :

First one : http://bit.ly/Vuzorz
And the second : http://bit.ly/Vuzuzg


There are also two Dreamscenes for people who want animated wallpapers :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDsvwT--n4U
You can find it here : http://bit.ly/Rc7Y5v (Right click save as)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AImiss723HU

The second one is here : http://bit.ly/Rc89hb(Right click save as)

It is all for today, next soon !
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« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2012, 08:19:45 AM »

This looks really cool.  The art reminds me a lot of the movie Princess Mononoke (the art style with the mask makes the character look like those little forest spirits, and the black ooze, and the general aesthetic of everything).  In fact the art gives me a definite Ghibli Studios vibe overall, which is a good thing.
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« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2012, 12:57:21 PM »

Thanks you, we try to get a great mood/ambiance for the game, hope we will reach this goal.
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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2013, 07:20:14 AM »

Time for news !

Today, the gameplay of World 2 is finished. Well, we have just to finish and add some graphic designs and do playtest. So, what happened these last two months?


About the LD, everything is done for World 2. We have to do more playtests to adjust all of
this. After some tests, the World 2 should take more or less one hour of game.  This world is composed of platformer levels, puzzled levels (a little bit harder than World 1) and sometimes particular levels in a way of ďthink outside the boxĒ. Well, you will see that.

So, the LD takes us a lot of time because the gameplay changes for each level. So imagine you have to encode 45 mini games and imagine youíre not a programmer. Ahah..I wouldnít brag about it.. And finally, sorry I wonít show you the bestiary, but itís better to keep a little bit of surprise.

We improved the graphics too :

From that :


to this :



If bubbles are always here, Alex drew some little background elements which make it look all more alive! We have also a new background and I added a filter which brings more depth and matter (itís
inconspicuous!). Oh, and youíll enjoy that some black worms will watch our little avatar and keep an eye on him.

And finally, we begin to think about marketing stuff: creating a web site for Ecotone, thinking about communication for project launch, and maybe trying GreenLight ? Well, if you think you can give
us some help or if you have this kind of experience, some advices, send us an
email : [email protected]
Well hope you will like it, and if you want to give us feedbacks you are very welcome.
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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2013, 07:54:41 AM »

Hello, some news !

Demo, trailer, music and stuff here : www.ecotonegame.com

Greenlight here : http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=139353742

If you can give us feedbacks on the demo, it would be awesome Smiley.
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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2013, 10:56:44 AM »

Just gave my thumbs up for this on Greenlight.
As other said before, I am really charmed by the wonderful, dreamy artwork.
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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2013, 12:50:54 PM »

Thanks ! I have to say, your game looks pretty awesome (I love pixel art).
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