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« on: November 19, 2012, 12:07:46 AM »


Back story:
The year is 2483. The Earth's resources are becoming depleted, sending countries in turmoil.
The world's best minds have come together to make space transportation possible and contact with Extra Terrestrial life trivial.
Operation: HERO (Hostile Environment Research Ops) sent out 4 of the earth's highest trained personnel to the planet known as VC-R to research strange transmissions.
The team has gone dark....
The prototype known as SCOUT (Secondary Control Operative Unit Tracking) was sent out to find HERO.





LOG 1
My sport finished, and it's time to work on something over the holiday breaks!
SCOUT is a metroidvania platformer game about following the footsteps of HERO, tracking their steps through an unknown planet, fighting creatures and making discoveries that only those who have survived the zones have seen!

Ambitious much?
Let's do this~  Noir
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 12:30:45 AM »

The graphics, the main robot character and the story (somewhat) remind me of Hempuli‽'s Environmental Station Alpha, which in itself isn't a bad thing but I think you need something to set it apart.

The pixels are sweet, I like them, though everything's a bit dark.

Good luck with this!
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 12:48:35 AM »

Nice I like the backstory and liked the pixels alot Smiley but I think I agree with Eigen to change the hero to differ from the one in ESA Smiley Good luck with the game looking forward to try it Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 12:59:06 AM »

Looks ok so far. Jump gfx reminds me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeY1ML0d3CI Smiley Good old times.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 01:16:19 AM »

@Eigen & amidos2006
Definitely! I didn't want to recreate metroid (or ESA), but I did like the idea of exploring an unknown world. That's why I decided to have SCOUT follow the steps of the original explorers.
(Say Samus needed a package delivered in-mission, who delivers it? My character  Cheesy)

@Eigen

The pixels are done by myself, I'll try my best to get it perfect haha

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 04:44:00 AM »

LOG 2

I wanted something to listen to while I tested the environment, so I made a loop..
http://soundcloud.com/kitheif/scout-journey

Dynamic rain that splashes on touch with objects. (spawned only within and partially around camera)


Layers to hide behind.


Working on AI. Critters and creatures to live in the environment are a must :O


I'm happy, to say the least, that my first day went this well! I'm currently brain storming how the game's going to be played. I have 4 zones planned..

  • -Grassy green outdoor zone (alien, odd, vegetation)
  • -Chill blue indoor zone (cold, ruins, broken, water)
  • -Dead orange grave zone (autumn, graves, mist, darkness, dry)
  • -Fire red core zone (hot, futuristic, advanced, hardcore)

Of course all of these may be subject to change in the future.
Instead of the usual metroidvania style of cruising through the game with different beams and weapons, I'm hoping to incorporate some interesting gadgets, such as remote controlled rover-bombs, which can be found throughout planet VC-R. Specific paths carved out for players using special hidden items sounds like fun  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 05:22:05 AM »

Really like the look and sound of this, the gadgets idea sounds pretty cool and that music is sweet too!

Will definitely be keeping an eye on this
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 05:30:00 AM »

I agree with the above posts, but I do like the look of it all.  It has a very retro feel to it.  I am making a game very similar to this and all of Metroidvania games, but you are much farther in the development process than I.  Good luck with it!
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012, 01:53:47 PM »

Sweet! Looks lovely mate. Smiley
Will there be any combat in the game?
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2012, 02:25:33 PM »

Thanks for the comments!

@Mono

There will definitely be combat! Whether it be you fighting or doing something to the environment as a trap, it will be done!
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2012, 02:26:31 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2012, 08:24:57 AM »

Yeah, it's looking cool. I want to make a 'chunky pixel' game one day...
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2012, 02:58:15 PM »

Really cool. Perhaps some acid-rain would be nice? So that you've got to hide from it, because when it touches you, it damages your suit? (just an idea)

I wonder how the whole thing will look like  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2012, 06:39:58 PM »

@SolarLune
Do it!

@Kamac
Nice idea  Wink

LOG 3
My holiday break turned out more time consuming than expected!

  • -Added more AI to fill my outdoor environment (much more to be done still)
  • -Experimenting with BFXR to get the most out of this world sounds possible  Wizard

  • -Testing map designs for possible puzzles, aswell as how to go about combat



Until next time.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2012, 08:34:28 PM »

LOG 4
Screw you finals.

Area before Zone one.

Sneak peaks by Mono  Wizard
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Discovery

Zone one's mapping is nearing completion, enemy design and items to come..
I'm thinking about ragdoll rope/vines.. Yeah that sounds nice.

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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2012, 08:43:24 PM »

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haha sweet. It seems like it would make a good tutorial level Smiley

Can't wait until you release a playable build.
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2012, 09:02:45 PM »

@Code_Assassin
That's what it was designed for Wink
And same here aha
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2012, 09:08:41 PM »

Looks really cool, man. What are you making this in?

I like the art-style a lot. I especially like the sound of rain that interacts with the environment!
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2012, 10:19:26 PM »

@Ninjuit
Thanks man, I use game maker. (even as a pixel tool)
I enjoy hand-painting tiles over eachother  Noir
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2012, 10:42:50 PM »

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Continue my intrepid opportunist.
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