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« on: September 20, 2014, 09:25:49 AM »

ZODIAC   for Windows PC

▀ Description
This is an all-original action side-scroller of the magical girl subgenre, and some Greek mythology

3 playable characters
6 side-scrolling levels
Maniac Mode with re-tuned enemies

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2014, 09:33:59 AM »

There is a whole lot to do right now. Gameplay planned:

Characters' projectiles attack most similarly to Andy, Terry and Joe from Fatal Fury

Central world map similar to Super Mario Bros 3, with 5 levels of 3 sub levels each, of 13 "screens" wide each. Selecting levels can be done in any order similar to MegaMan, with the 5th final level being the exception

Power-ups and health-ups can be collected; affects active character only

You can fight on the same level until all your characters are wiped out
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 06:53:21 AM »

Looks fun and cute. Gonna keep an eye on this!
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 09:55:53 PM »

Thanks I'll try to update this often Smiley The animated GIF on the top post has been updated- still not much to show yet. The girls look unique now, and the "Zoo"-based level art is coming around, paying a lot of attention to Famicom/NES' palette and tile ram limits. Getting anxious to write some baddies
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2014, 12:41:58 AM »

Super Sailor Sisters.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 11:52:22 AM »

Yes they are definitely fitting the archetype, without lots of detail

Doodads for the "Zoo"-based level are done- can finally start to write baddies and attacks

Every now and then on 4:3 I check if things aren't fat and squishy, or too fuzzy. In this case so far the graphics do not need adjusting. Game plays great with native NES controller and usb adapter

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2014, 07:00:16 AM »

<3 <3 <3 for taking 4:3 and CRT clarity into account!
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 09:52:38 AM »

No idea exactly what kind of gameplay it's gonna be, but it looks pretty nice! Keep it up.
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2014, 12:02:35 PM »

Looks great! Who is your composer?
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2014, 01:51:19 PM »

Cool CRT shot. Are you limiting yourself to the NES palette?
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2014, 09:40:50 AM »

Thank you. The gameplay won't stray too far from what already exists on the NES, but hopefully the character-switching makes it interesting and fun. The composer is me. All sound will be created in FT like my other NES-styled game. I am just now writing the first enemy, a greek myth-based horse rooster monster (wiki is calling it Hippalectryon)

The goal is to reflect just about all NES/Famicom limitations and common practices of the time

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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2014, 05:41:23 AM »

Yo what happened
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2020, 10:58:34 AM »

Well! This project finally materialized. Migrated it and everything else from Allegro to Godot, and just worked on this particular game like a mad man

Helped me explore and learn Godot+GDScript, its ups and downs. There was a personal adjustment period from a compiled language to interpreted, but got through it Cheesy and I think I'll stick with Godot for the time being
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