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« on: December 12, 2012, 06:47:05 AM »


Rangers is a survival game with adventure/exploration elements.  It takes place in a national park in the midwestern United States, and you, a park ranger, must survive in the wilderness and overcome the obstacles of nature as a result of certain circumstances.  You'll have to explore and use your survival skills to stay alive, by finding and crafting items, protecting yourself from the elements, and even killing your own food!

The environment is probably the biggest focus of the game.  It's extremely detailed and full of life, truly adding to the survival experience.  It also changes dynamically, between the 4 seasons, day/night, and different weather conditions.  You'll get to see fireflies at night in the summer, wild turkeys in autumn, and more!

There will also be a trading system within the game, where you can trade items with other people.  However, this trading system is a bit unique, as it doesn't require you to add people as friends, or even be online for that matter.  When you select what item you want to send, and who to send it to, you'll receive a code to give to the other person, and they can enter it in their game and receive the item!

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Here are some neat videos of the game to check out:


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...And here are some pretty screenshots:







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For those wondering, this thread was previously used for an older project of mine called Traversia, which I stopped working on a while ago.  It had a lot of similarities to Rangers, so I reused most of the assets from Traversia, as I really liked them and didn't want them to go to waste, and started on Rangers as a new project from scratch.

I figured I'd just reuse this thread, since Rangers is basically a continuation of Traversia, but rebooted as a completely different game.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 06:50:37 AM »

Game Maker bros fer life! It looks pretty so far. I'd like to see more when it's ready as well as some things in motion.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 08:31:27 AM »



Lava, vines, mushrooms, and ship parts.

Not sure if I should tone down the lighting for the lava.  Or maybe like rectangular lighting for it.

Each room will contain at least 1 ship part, but some might contain more than 1.  Not all of them require taking a hidden path to access, as some might be obtained by completing a puzzle or defeating an enemy.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 08:38:00 AM »


Lol, I feel the character would be better as and orb of light. But anyway - aside from that your doing a really awesome job with the ambiance of the game. Subbed!
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2012, 08:52:59 AM »


Lol, I feel the character would be better as and orb of light. But anyway - aside from that your doing a really awesome job with the ambiance of the game. Subbed!
Funny you should mention that, because that was what it was going to be originally.  I still have the light orb thing I did, and I'll probably reuse it for something else in the game.
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 10:18:56 AM »

 Shocked Great pixel art
I love it!  Blink
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 11:46:48 AM »

It's very pretty so far!  I look forward to seeing this exist.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 11:49:22 AM »

I'm not sure the lava even matches the rest of the game's scenery.  And the glow on it is really overpowering and kind of ruins the mood of the underground area.  Perhaps replace it with black tar, or something.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 04:26:56 PM »

I'm liking the colors.  Good luck with this.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 04:43:36 PM »

Looks great to me Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2012, 04:45:09 PM »

Love the screenshots. Hope to hear more about the gameplay and story!
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2012, 05:58:36 PM »

I'm not sure the lava even matches the rest of the game's scenery.  And the glow on it is really overpowering and kind of ruins the mood of the underground area.  Perhaps replace it with black tar, or something.
How's this?

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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 06:01:51 PM »

Still not liking it.  I think the less you make it glow, the less it looks like lava, so it's kind of a catch 22.
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2012, 06:05:13 PM »

I liked the lava the first time! I don't see anything wrong with it. I think it matches the game style perfectly.
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2012, 06:05:36 PM »

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Agreed
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2012, 07:48:00 PM »

Alright, I changed it back to how it was before.

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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2012, 10:02:53 PM »

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Sweet. Looking forward to more updates!
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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2012, 10:27:48 PM »

it would be cool if the lava light had a yellowish/orangish tint, that'd improve it imo
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« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2012, 04:39:32 AM »

I think the lava looks different because it's the only thing in the scene that's a solid color, instead of having shades and variations.
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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2012, 08:07:32 AM »

I think that it should look like the original version, but the glow should be smaller and if your engine allows it, the light should probably be a little red/orange/yellow.
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