I'm not quite sure if this is the place to post because while I do have something interactive, I won't be linking it here (yet).
I've introduced myself to this forum way back in 2010 on the introductory board but haven't been very active here at all, and I mean to change that because I want to get more into game development and out of instant-gratification illustration for deviantART, and I figure the best way to do that is to hang out in a community of indie game developers.
So anyway, I'm trying to build an action platforming game featuring one of my characters. Because I hate doing pixel art (got nothing but respect for it but I lack the patience) I used Flash to produce my game character sprite. I'm using Game Maker and I'm still learning how to properly use it. I've been working on getting my character's movement and controls to feel right.
I guess I'm looking for general feedback and impressions on my design so far. Attached is a link to a Livestream video that shows me testing the character (the video features my sprite and my music, but a borrowed tileset; I intend to make the real background graphics myself as soon as I learn how).
My next step is to finalize the character's move set (struggling to come up with kick animations and make them work) and design something for her to actually test out said kicks with. Open to suggestions, comments, critiques, ideas...whatever you've got.