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« on: August 21, 2008, 08:16:49 PM »

The situation of selection it emulate with the boat of much the musics!

It collects the block and the powerups, the end to carry through the point!

Complete the pattern where the same block for the enormous bonus is large!

Never face has it not, music of the sea-hedgehog of the experiment!


   HEALTHY WAVE!!   


[/end engrish marketing blurb. you may rest your eyes now.]





VERSION 1.1 (SEP 6) DOWNLOAD HERE:

http://eriatic.wikidot.com/game:healthywave



CONTROLS

Cursor keys - Move left and right.
Ctrl - Drop bomb into current lane.
Esc - Quit game.

You can put other music files into the songs/ subdirectory in
order to play them. Every song creates a unique track matched
to the music. Note that the music files have to be in 44.1 kHz
Ogg Vorbis format.


CREDITS

Code: muku
Graphics: UltraJMan
Music: Multifaros


Huge props for Multifaros who let me use his brilliant chiptune
music for this game! Visit his homepage at http://multifaros.info.se/.





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Anyway, I figured I should get started on this if I want any chance to produce something playable by the deadline. It's the first time I'm entering such a compo, and the first time in ages I'm actually trying to finish a game. We'll see.

So, if you haven't figured it out yet (you probably haven't), it's an AudioSurf demake with vaguely Gameboy-ish appearance (though I'm being very lenient about that). I spent all night hacking, and I have the driving mechanics more or less working. Here are some screenshots:





Yeah, I know, it looks neither too good nor very much like a Gameboy (though to my defense there are games with vector graphics for the GB). There are some graphical glitches, but I guess that's just as well for a bootleg.

To be done:

*) blocks to collect, and scoring. I need some way to differentiate them since color's not really an option; probably symbols.

*) a sprite for the player ship. Any volunteers? My art skills are subterranean Grin

*) a HUD, that is, the slab of dark color at the bottom of the screen. Again, if anybody wants to pixel something, be my guest.

*) matching it up with music. I have some technical ideas here, but I am looking for people who will donate chiptunes. Doesn't have to be in Gameboy style, pretty much everything goes, as I said I'm loose about that platform thing. The project hinges on this, so please don't let me down TIGS! Grin (no longer required, I have music to use)
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 02:37:56 AM »

Do you have any sort of palette you are using? I know you said it's vaguely gameboy-ish, but if you've got a palette hit me up and I'll do my best on a ship, just give me an idea of how big you want it and I'll see what I can do.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 02:48:11 AM »

Thanks so much! Yes, I'm using the palette from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_videogame_consoles_palettes#Original_Game_Boy (so, strictly four colors so far, would be neat if we could stick to it). The rectangle in the screenshots is only a placeholder, and you don't have to stick to its size if you don't want to; just make something that looks reasonable in relation to the screenshots.

Note that the camera always views the ship from behind. The only thing is that it might be neat to have frames for the ship steering left and right, but it's not essential. Basically, a view from behind/slightly above is the most important thing.

Thanks again for helping out!
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 02:53:52 AM »

No problem, quick question though. What are the exact dimensions of the square you're using as a placeholder *so I don't go too big or small*

Anyhow, I'll get started on a ship soon, also would you like multiple ships or are you sticking to just one?
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 02:57:58 AM »

The rectangle I used is 12x9... pretty odd dimensions. WTF I forgot to mention that the in-game graphics are upscaled 3x. So it actually appears to have 36x27 pixels, but you have to work at the lower resolution (I want to keep the pixelly look).

EDIT: Alternatively, work at the higher resolution with 3x3 "pixels" and then scale it down.

Multiple ships would be great of course, but I'm in no position to make demands here! :D
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 03:17:06 AM »

Alright, I made a really simple ship that I think captures your feel but I want to make sure first. So here's two previews:

Normal 12X9 preview:

Large 36X27 preview:
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 03:34:13 AM »

Cool stuff. I just made a mockup with your sprite and my screenshot and just realized that the reference rectangle I gave probably was much too small:



I'm sorry. I just don't have an eye for that kind of thing. I'd say something bigger like this might look better, what do you say?



So, I can just use this rescaled version, or if you want you can make a higher-res one that actually uses more pixels. The new version runs to approximately 19x14 pixels, or 57x42 upscaled, but as I said you don't have to stick to that too closely if you want to make another one.

The third option is actually that I render the racing track smaller, so that the ship looks better in relation. This might be a good idea, have to try that too...
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 03:40:11 AM »

I actually made a mock up of it too and thought it looked a bit small. I can go ahead and try redoing one at a larger size if you're set on the game's resolution.

Expanding it wouldn't be too difficult though. Let me give that a quick go before you do anything else heh.
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2008, 04:01:40 AM »

Alright, let's try this again. I went with 20X15 at this point and I'm liking how the new ship turned out more than the old one.

20X15 Ship:

60X45 Ship:

Hmmmmmm I might play with the shading, it looks more top down now than top down/behind.
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2008, 05:35:45 AM »

You're right, it looks a bit top-down at the moment, but otherwise it's cool. I'll have to integrate it into the game. You can still do the shading later, no problem.

Otherwise, let's take this to IM now as you suggested, it's probably quicker. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2008, 05:45:55 AM »

Alright, let's try this again. I went with 20X15 at this point and I'm liking how the new ship turned out more than the old one.

20X15 Ship:

60X45 Ship:

Hmmmmmm I might play with the shading, it looks more top down now than top down/behind.

i think you need to draw the reactors like two circles and then start with that to obtain a more "third person" perspective
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2008, 09:06:20 AM »

Progress, yay!

We have a ship and blocks, and you can zoom around the track. You can't really collect the blocks yet, but... all in due time Wink



There are some scaling issues with blocks that are far away, but we'll see how crippling that turns out to be. If it works at all, I'll leave it in in true bootleg fashion. Grin

EDIT: Oh, and I forgot to mention the new sexy blur filter Wink
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2008, 12:21:33 AM »

That's actually looking a lot better than I'd imagined it to, though someone suggested I remove the outlines on the ship, I figured I'd get a couple opinions here on that.
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2008, 02:17:53 AM »

That's actually looking a lot better than I'd imagined it to, though someone suggested I remove the outlines on the ship, I figured I'd get a couple opinions here on that.

it still seems topdown but looks nice
about the outlines... they are the only thing that separate the track and the ship, if you took them off, it will look like crap.

oh the "blur" filter is a nice add on!
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2008, 04:06:16 AM »

Deadlines are a great thing; I'm actually getting stuff done. You can now collect blocks, and scoring is in place. Basically, this is playable now, although crudely.



I'm still undecided just how pronounced I want to make the blur. The Gameboy didn't really have any blur at all, did it? But in any case it just makes it look that much less sterile.

UltraJMan, I butchered some of your sprites, I'm sorry, let's discuss it on Skype Wink These are really just placeholders at the moment.

Also, I secured someone's permission to use their chiptunes. Rejoiceth! I don't wanna spoil it just yet, but trust me, it's gonna be awesome. Gentleman
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