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« on: February 17, 2018, 06:30:03 pm »



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STORY:
In a fantasy world inspired by Southeast Asian culture and folklore, you play as someone falsely accused of defacing a sacred icon from the Salib*, an influential religion in Sidadi Sanud. Because you happen to be of the Gentos race, the powers that may be could sentence you to the gallows unless you have evidence to clear your name.

While waiting to present your case, explore the world of Tera Sanud in its main city, Sidadi Sanud, and interact with its locals to learn more about the societal structures that keep it together alongside the magical forces that lurk within. Banish menacing creatures from the physical plane, take up some odd jobs to earn cowries, and do whatever it takes to blend in with the rest of Tera Sanud’s society.

The game will be separated into episodes - similar to how rusty lake does their escape games, but more plot packed into one game.

This game will also be an effort to revitalise Kristang, an endangered Malay-Portuguese creole based in Malacca and Singapore. More info at the Endangered Languages Project and Kodrah Kristang.

*name might change
Planned Features: (These may change according to my abilities and timeline  Embarrassed )
  • Kristang localisation, to revitalise a dying Malay-Portuguese creole
  • Over 50 combinations of clothes and hairstyles
  • Real-time minimalist combat (charge and release to attack)
  • Cowries and peppers to collect, and NPCs that will react to how much you have
  • Unique creatures to fight from Southeast Asian folklore
  • Explore hub maps in Sidadi Sanud
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 06:31:56 pm »

To do list (18 Feb 2018):

- keep going for Kristang classes (starting in March) & write Kristang version of game description
- art assets for the guards
- dialogue system that integrates with the current localisation system in unity tutorial
- tutorial system at the very beginning
- first cutscene of the game
- D-pad controls for UI
- ask for help in getting the google sheets file to export as JSON
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 06:09:51 am »



A quick wip of another level
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 06:08:27 am »

Updates on previous tasklist:

To do list (18 Feb 2018):

- keep going for Kristang classes (starting in March) & write Kristang version of game description
- art assets for the guards (diverted to art assets of villagers)
DONE - dialogue system that integrates with the current localisation system in unity tutorial
DONE - tutorial system at the very beginning
- first cutscene of the game
- D-pad controls for UI
DONE - ask for help in getting the google sheets file to export as JSON


To do list (27 Feb 2018)
- Go to class! Bai na lisang!
- animate dialogue box text (and figure out if it affects the current architecture)
- art assets of guards
- first cutscene of game
- D-pad controls of UI
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 05:08:10 pm »

Updates on previous tasklist:

To do list (27 Feb 2018)
GOING - Go to class! Bai na lisang!
DONE - animate dialogue box text (and figure out if it affects the current architecture)
DONE - art assets of guards
(and also its prefabs)
- first cutscene of game
- D-pad controls of UI

To do list (7 Mar 2018)
- redo the combat mechanic slightly to include a quick stun before charging
- input player character's name
- first cutscene of game
- D-pad controls for UI
- Build a small scene that would require name input and customisation
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 04:50:31 am »

Looks really good and unique!

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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 01:40:16 am »

Looks really good and unique!

Bestest of luck to you  Hand Thumbs Up Left Grin

Thanks!  Grin

Updates on previous tasklist:

To do list (7 Mar 2018)
DONE - redo the combat mechanic slightly to include a quick stun before charging
Ongoing - input player character's name
Kinda stuck >.< - first cutscene of game
90% done? - D-pad controls for UI
DONE - Build a small scene that would require name input and customisation

Lots of bug squashing involved this week - seems like adding new features that play around with similar variables like timeScale does affect a few things :Y

Kind of dreading working on the first cutscene (and then figuring a way to seamlessly link all of the levels together). As it stands, the loading screen is a little buggy. And...I am apprehensive of animating cutscenes with this new format, what with having to work with full body sprites and making sure each one of those parts don't overlap in a weird way.

If I'm feeling particularly uninspired/lazy I think I may want to just go the For Emery route of drawing comic pages again (and even then drawing every single panel can be really tedious)

To do list (11 March 2018)
Ongoing - Kristang classes
Ongoing - player's name input - test it and see if it works
- First cutscene
- D-pads/arrow key controls of UI (so close to finishing save for the pause menu bug)
- Find placeholder music or actual musicians. Has to have Balinese/Javanese/Malay overtones. Thinking about gamelans but do people make midis of these? :Y
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 07:33:05 am »

Updates on to do list:

If I'm feeling particularly uninspired/lazy I think I may want to just go the For Emery route of drawing comic pages again (and even then drawing every single panel can be really tedious)

To do list (11 March 2018)
Ongoing - Kristang classes
Ongoing - player's name input - test it and see if it works
Ongoing - First cutscene
Procrastinated - D-pads/arrow key controls of UI (so close to finishing save for the pause menu bug)
25% done - Find placeholder music or actual musicians. Has to have Balinese/Javanese/Malay overtones. Thinking about gamelans but do people make midis of these? :Y

Firstly, TAKE THAT, PAST ME! I am doing the cutscene in a new format instead of hacking it up with comic pages. Though I might still think about using some of this down the line for dramatic effect?

But with this new system it also means quite a time sink spent on working out a pipeline that would help with later parts of cutscene production. Was introduced briefly to The Dip by Seth Godin. I guess we all do go through a dip at one point, and I'm currently in one.

Found some placeholder music and doing some talking to freelance musicians. Otherwise I've also hacked up some of my (embarrassingly empty sounding) music to use for now. (If I have time to figure out how to use a site like soundcloud, I miiiiiight share these to gather feedback?)

Tasklist is the same as last week. May also start to speak to the local Bugis communities, no matter how uncomfortable I feel about meeting new people for inputs (think dip). I think having a second pair of eyes would do good in picking out worldbuilding details. Otherwise, there's still the people at Kodrah Kristang to fall back into.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 04:29:56 pm »

Updates on to do list:

To do list (28 March 2018)
Ongoing - Kristang classes
Ongoing - player's name input - test it and see if it works
DONE - First cutscene
80% - D-pads/arrow key controls of UI (pause menu bug and main menu cycle)
25% done - Find placeholder music or actual musicians. Has to have Balinese/Javanese/Malay overtones. Thinking about gamelans but do people make midis of these? :Y

The first cutscene was hell. 2-3 weeks of work before it was considered done and dusted. I sometimes wonder about the patience all animators have about doing their work. Haven't had the chance to get musicians to do the work yet so that's on hold.

I'm also very tempted to modify the art style of the characters a bit

To do list (2 April 2018)
- BUGS: text typing - why isn't it working like before?
- BUGS: Language selection - why can you only select once? Check playerprefs, don't destroy on load, and stuff
Ongoing - player's name input - test it and see if it works
- D-pads/arrow key controls of UI (pause menu bug and main menu cycle)
- Find placeholder music or actual musicians or make your own
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 05:06:25 pm »

Updates on to do list:

To do list (2 April 2018)
- BUGS: text typing - why isn't it working like before?
DONE - BUGS: Language selection - why can you only select once? Check playerprefs, don't destroy on load, and stuff
Ongoing - player's name input - test it and see if it works
DONE - D-pads/arrow key controls of UI (I think?!)
Ongoing - Find placeholder music or actual musicians or make your own

Major props to bf for fixing the language selection bug! I've been procrastinating other code-y things though :Y



Oh look! I actually added some outlines to make the characters pop! And I'm animating the Elder's "talking" animation here. Guess this week's more on crafting out the various NPCs to populate the area more. But I still need to add one more cutscene ( Hand Shake Left Crazy Hand Shake Right) and perhaps a small level (maybe?) that can seamlessly go from cutscene 1 to the forest-y level.

To do list (9 April 2018)
- Design & animate at least 3 other NPCs
- Draw & animate cutscene 1b
Stuff I've procrastinated:
- Update the current JSON files on localisation
- BUGS: text typing - why isn't it working like before?
- player's name input - test it and see if it works
Ongoing - Find placeholder music or actual musicians or make your own, and put them in the damn levels
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2018, 01:14:02 am »

Updates on to do list:

To do list (9 April 2018)
DONE - Design & animate at least 3 other NPCs
- Draw & animate cutscene 1b
Stuff I've procrastinated:
DONE - Update the current JSON files on localisation
- BUGS: text typing - why isn't it working like before?
DONE - player's name input - test it and see if it works
Ongoing - Find placeholder music or actual musicians or make your own, and put them in the damn levels

I got distracted by a little side project and it took a little bit more time than expected (was anticipating to finish it in 5 days, but here it is 6 days later and still not done)

But I do need to draw more clothes to clothe the player and get that comic cutscene down stat! After those things are done I'll need to figure out how to progressively allow players to unlock the clothes by exploring/doing side quests. That, aaand I need to start designing the bazaar level too.

To do list:
- Draw & animate cutscene 1b
- Art assets - player's clothes
Stuff I've procrastinated:
- BUGS: text typing - why isn't it working like before?
Ongoing - Find placeholder music or actual musicians or make your own, and put them in the damn levels
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2018, 08:05:44 pm »

Updates:
To do list (21 April 2018)
80% - Draw & animate cutscene 1b, need to find SFX pronto
DONE - Art assets - player's clothes
Stuff I've procrastinated:
- BUGS: text typing - why isn't it working like before?
Ongoing - Find placeholder music or actual musicians or make your own, and put them in the damn levels

Quick updates as I realised I haven't updated in a while. Transitory periods suck on time like leeches. :\
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 07:41:51 am »

Wanted to do a quick post that shows a comparison in the current art style and combat system vs the original one.

Original:


Current:



The current sprites now have a slight outline added which helps to give it a bit of pop. There are more tweening frames for the jump and stun animations. Stunning and attacking are two completely different buttons now as opposed to holding and then releasing to attack. Jumping also feels better as it doesn't feel like a float downwards (the second original GIF was sped up so the jump looked like it felt nice)

And yes, you can still customise your character lol.
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