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« on: August 30, 2009, 04:38:48 PM »

First, I know the whole gentlemen thing is way over used, but I don't really care Smiley

I came up with this idea last night, and am now somewhat excited about making it. Hopefully I'll be excited enough to work on it more then an hour.

Gentlemen in the sky (working title) is about a wonderful palace that flies in the sky. This giant castle is built by a random, rich, group of gentlemen. It took them 34 years to make, but it's finally done, and they're about to move in.
You play as a not-so-rich gentleman who becomes enraged/jealous that there are people rich enough to build a floating home. So enraged in fact, that you decide to fly up in your cheap hot air balloon and send the castle crashing to the ground.

That's basically the story.

Gameplay-wise, the game will be a small platform exploration/adventure game, where you can collect a few different types of weapons and have to fight your way/dodge your way/run-crazy-like through different hazards and robots to get to the engine room, and shut down the giant propellers that hold the castle up.

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Yeah.  Big Laff




The game should take an hour to beat. I hope. I don't want to work on this game for more then a few hours, and therefore the game will be kept rather short.
Not exactly sure how the graphics will work out, as I'm not all that much of a pixel artist (though I'm not outright horrible either). I'll have some more updates on that soon

The game will be programmed in Game Maker, and if I feel I like it enough, then I'll rebuild it in Flash Develop (AS3).

I'll have some gameplay screenshots up in the future. After I make the tilesets and player sprite, I guess.  Roll Eyes

Cheers.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 04:45:32 PM »

I TOTALLY LOVE THE STORY.   Crazy Hand Shake Right

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 04:59:23 PM »

That, is a first-class story. You've got me chuckling. :D
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 05:00:35 PM »

I TOTALLY LOVE THE STORY.   Crazy Hand Shake Right

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Pretty much what I think. Sounds awesome. Will it be more or less linear?
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 06:20:33 PM »

Thanks everyone Smiley

I TOTALLY LOVE THE STORY.   Crazy Hand Shake Right

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Pretty much what I think. Sounds awesome. Will it be more or less linear?

Pretty linear, yeah. Like I said, I don't want to spend a load of time on this game, and though I hope to add in things to make it less linear, it probably will be for the most part.

Hoping I can work on it a bit tonight, so I may have some new screenshots shortly...
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009, 08:28:20 PM »

OK, small mockup. Well, it's not exactly a mockup, since it's in the game, just nothing works yet Smiley

This is pretty much as far as my pixel art skills go. Well, maybe when I'm fully awake it's a bit better, but this is pretty much what the game will look like (except most of it will be played inside).

featuring The Bird - pointless sidekick


Any suggestions/constructive criticism is (greatly) appreciated..
I think the colours need work. That can wait 'till tomorrow.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009, 10:36:21 PM »

Looks really good, you have a nice style going on and a good quirky humour.

The colours of the balloon are the only thing that stands out to me as odd, the don't contrast enough with the sky and look very flat because of it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009, 10:51:19 PM »

I like it, but in the text box it looks like a kiwi. In the frame it looks like a dinosaur  Huh?
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2009, 11:13:29 PM »

I don't know why I did this...
But I felt this urge to pixel, so I did it.



Anyways, this looks cool I like the storyline.
Kind of reminds me of Laputa Castle in the Sky.

Though I'm not sure I like the character you've got going atm he seems too... simple?
Guess that could be part of the art style but I feel he's a bit blocky like his head is too big.

And I agree on the dino comment, the bird doesn't look too bird like.
Your color choices are a little rough, and also jpeg = bad.

Good luck with this game.  Gentleman
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2009, 09:14:57 AM »

Looks really good, you have a nice style going on and a good quirky humour.

The colours of the balloon are the only thing that stands out to me as odd, the don't contrast enough with the sky and look very flat because of it.

Thanks. I'll mess around with the colours until I find something I think works a bit better.

I'll also work on the bird sprite and image. I did those both really quickly Tongue
I don't know why I did this...
But I felt this urge to pixel, so I did it.



Anyways, this looks cool I like the storyline.
Kind of reminds me of Laputa Castle in the Sky.

Though I'm not sure I like the character you've got going atm he seems too... simple?
Guess that could be part of the art style but I feel he's a bit blocky like his head is too big.

And I agree on the dino comment, the bird doesn't look too bird like.
Your color choices are a little rough, and also jpeg = bad.

Good luck with this game.  Gentleman

Nice Gentleman Smiley I'll work on my character a bit more, and see if I can get something a bit better looking.

I saw Laputa Castle in the Sky once, a long time ago. It's kinda stuck ever since - I liked the idea a lot. This is probably somewhat inspired by that.

Thanks for the feedback.
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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2009, 10:57:57 AM »

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv125/Drazzke/screenshot100-1.jpg

Any suggestions/constructive criticism is (greatly) appreciated..
I suggest not using jpgs
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2009, 12:12:45 PM »

It wasn't a jpeg originally, I believe I made it a .png or .bmp
Photobucket changed that around after I uploaded, I think.

Got some new stuff here.. The animation needs a lot of work still, but it's coming along - I just suck at animating legs...



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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2009, 03:28:50 PM »

Haha, oh wow. I love the, I guess it is the equipment indicator?  Gentleman

the mustache is perfect, it's like the physical manifestation of his anger and jealousy.

i hope this gets finished Hand Any Key
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2009, 03:33:03 PM »

It wasn't a jpeg originally, I believe I made it a .png or .bmp
Photobucket changed that around after I uploaded, I think.

In that case I suggest not using Photobucket.

Game looks great so far!
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2009, 07:01:29 PM »

Don't tell me... The monocle... Fires lasers?!   Hand Any KeyEpileptic
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2009, 07:10:59 PM »

Don't tell me... The monocle... Fires lasers?!   Hand Any KeyEpileptic

I was actually thinking that you would fling it at stuff, and then you'd quickly pull it back into your hands. Like a whip.

Glad everyone likes it so far Smiley

I may make a flash version of this. Not sure. it takes more time then Game Maker, but it would be kinda nice too Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2009, 08:27:05 PM »

 Well, hello there!
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2009, 09:10:05 PM »

 Well, hello there!
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2009, 11:24:01 AM »

OK, new in-game screenshot.

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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2009, 01:03:53 PM »

Love the premise, wish I'd thought of it  Gentleman

Looks pretty good to me so far. I'm sure there'll be plenty of opportunity for humor, too. The revised character sprite looks *perfect*.
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