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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2014, 12:02:13 pm »

For us being a small team, we think the best approach to have a great game is to be able to modify anything as fast as possible. So we are working hard on having the maximum amount of tools to modify anything at runtime.

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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2014, 12:50:14 pm »

While you're on the subject of technical stuff, is this art on vectors or bitmap?
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« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2014, 01:04:11 pm »

While you're on the subject of technical stuff, is this art on vectors or bitmap?

At the moment we are working with vectors and when the project is completed we will have so many animations for the mobile version that I think vectors is our best option.
 What we still have to decide is how we will render that, Scaleform was the solution used in the Tiny Thief project but I'm not sure if we will follow the same path this time.
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2014, 08:22:35 am »

This is the graphic evolution of a level background. We first sketch it to keep to idea simple and tangible, on paper. Then we take our time to hand out all the details inside the level. Afterwards, color tests! We test and test till we find the right color palette (and balance). Next steps, vector line and coloring. And, in the end, we add highlights, texture and the animated elements. Voilà! But geez, many times we’re not satisfied, and we add and polish lots of details, changing the final result.


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« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2014, 08:08:18 am »

We’re trying to stuff all our levels with interactive objects not directly related to… how to solve the level itself. Just for fun. We like this feeling of exploring, or drifting. Or sometimes, the player can doubt if an object needs to be used to finish the level or not. Just click everywhere!

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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2014, 09:01:49 am »

Love you to bits looks brilliant, and I'm glad you intend on subverting tropes, this promises interesting surprises. Plus I like point & click, so I can't wait Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2014, 11:29:42 am »

Looks really cool; how much later do you think the PC version will be? I know you guys brought Tiny Thief onto Steam not that long after its iOS debut.
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« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2014, 01:47:36 am »

It's hard to say because at the moment we haven't discussed in depth about that but guessing a little I would say that is going to be a bit longer.

The ideas that have come up for the PC version, for example: a pad, play the levels without stages( so the stage will be bigger but the experience will be smooth and better I think). All this means a bigger amount of time than Tiny Thief but we think is going to be worth it for the player.

As soon as we have any decision regarding the PC version (timings, port...) we will update here.
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« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2014, 07:58:42 am »

We spent all day with this water fx animation. As you can see we use flash and a lot of patience.

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« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2014, 08:08:47 am »

Is it dynamic and you mean you spent all day fiddling with the code to get it to look and work correctly, or do you mean you created this specific animation, as a pre-rendered "video"/animation for the game?
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« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2014, 09:07:14 am »

Is it dynamic and you mean you spent all day fiddling with the code to get it to look and work correctly, or do you mean you created this specific animation, as a pre-rendered "video"/animation for the game?

No code here. It's a handmade vectorial frame by frame animation mixed with shape tweens. You can see it if you look closer on the flash timeline. We made every part separately and then we mixed them. That's why we talked about patience  Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2014, 11:47:22 am »

We love referential comedy. In fact, our levels are full of referential jokes to other video games we play and admire, as an homage. They’re nods to the players, and we want them to be simple background jokes, with no real transcendence in relation to the level and its puzzles.

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« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2015, 08:10:53 am »

Sometimes, it’s not easy to nail the perfect color palette for a level. In this level, for example, we were testing and (over)thinking until we finally found something to be proud of and say: THIS IS IT.

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« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2015, 08:34:31 am »

The game looks great! Nice vector work. At first we thought of doing our game in vectors too, but in the end we decided to do it in a more traditional bitmap-y way. ¡Felicidades!
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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2015, 06:55:33 am »

Just discovered this project and alredy love it!

¡Enhorabuena chicos!
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« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2015, 07:51:33 am »

Who doesn’t love crossovers? We proudly announce that Subject W, the tentacular alien from “Paradise Lost” will make a guest appearance in a level of Love You to Bits! We really admire the work of Asthree Works, our Spanish indie compatriots, and a slippery alien like Subject W needed to take part of our crazy space world.


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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2015, 08:19:12 am »

If you think we use skeletal animation… nope, that’s not our style. We use a lot of layers in Flash, alternating motion and shape tweens, switching symbols or modifying them frame by frame, if necessary. We tried other ways and softwares for animating, but at the very end… this is what gives us more freedom, this is how we feel more comfortable as animators. The crucial idea is to control the vector at any moment.

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« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2015, 02:28:51 pm »

ths all looks really good, looking forward to seeing more!
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« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2015, 02:47:30 pm »

This project looks awesome, I'll follow the development for sure. I think I read everything but didn't find the answer, what are you using to make the game? Is it flash?

¡Saludos desde México!
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