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« on: September 03, 2009, 11:27:58 PM »

THE HORRIBLE VIKINGS

art: wander
code: ben

game premise:  Fire off vikings to crush ninja villages for money to pay for meat, grog, and women.

Hello world.  I've been lurking on TIGf for a while, and you guys are really talented - I wanted to start keeping this devlog here so my friend and I can chart progress on our game and get good feedback at some point.


This is a mockup of one of the main screens.

you catapult these:


to fight these:

-or-

We haven't decided on scale yet since it's going to be an iPhone ap and iphone is about 160dpi - so those pixel drawings get squashed super tiny.  Prototype should be ready in a couple of days.

I'm doing the art and my buddy is 0010ing.

crits & comments welcome.  i'm not used to posting on a dev forum.

Wish us luck!

cheers,
wander.

Here are some mockups for ground types and particles:


Grass- default, slows you a bit
Sand - slows you quite a bit
Rock - Slows you almost not at all
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 11:32:21 PM »

here's some concept i cranked to help me make the pixels:
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 11:33:40 PM »

I fully support any game about launching Vikings at Ninjas.   Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 01:17:25 AM »

Must say, nice art!
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009, 01:42:02 AM »



Hägar the Horrible approves!
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009, 08:04:38 AM »

HäHäHä

Hägar will definately approve of this game.  We're going to try to do 3 different viking projectile types:
Hägar, Honi, and Helga (as an homage to that strip)

 Hand Point Right Hägar - is normal, he just bounces around as a regular projectile pinball
 Hand Point Right Honi - is a hottie and she also flies a little further, so she scorches the earth when she touches it.
 Hand Point Right Helga - isn't fat, she's just big boned.  She doesn't fly as far but when she hits the ground it's a big impact and she mini quakes things.

 Beer!
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009, 08:31:32 AM »

What about a tribute to Lost Vikings?
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009, 08:33:23 AM »

Gaaaaah - mark you're totally right.  we should work that into the plot line.

The vikings are in search of America but instead they get lost and end up in Japan because the driver can't read the roadmap seamap.

Good call on that though, there should totally be some members of the lost vikings hanging around somewheres.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2009, 01:49:59 PM »

Oh my that's a wonderfully hilarious plot. You always hear about pirate vs ninjas but what about vikings vs. ninjas. never.

also, more and more indie games on the iPhone are demanding that I obtain one. hm.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2009, 04:26:34 PM »

I'm doing the art and my buddy is 0111000001110010011011110110011101110010
011000010110110101101101011010010110111001100111ing.

fixed that for you.

that is a crazily awesome flying viking as well.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2009, 06:15:46 PM »

This looks cool. Looks like there'll be some physics stuff... which will prolly make shooting vikings awesomely cool.

The only thing I dislike is the gradient on the HUD, but thats just me.  Wizard
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2009, 03:12:07 AM »

Oh, and do port this to the Android platform  Who, Me? (we need more games!)
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2009, 05:07:19 PM »

Brought up the android thing to the programmer today and he seemed interested.  One thing at a time I suppose.  Durr...?

Malo - the hud sucks right now.  Honestly, I'd like to have almost no hud.  We've got to tumble our way through the hud once we get all the gameplay details worked out.  Thanks for the criticism though.

and george, thanks for fixing that. :-) hehe

here's some environment elements.  I'm going to try to build a library of things to interact with including positive and negative elements (like bamboo spikes or banners that will spring you forward).





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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2009, 08:12:02 AM »

I love the character sprites, they look wonderful!  I can't wait to see more.

Also, is it going to be a multiplatform game?
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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2009, 09:39:21 AM »

Wow, you've got some amazing art assets there! I'm keeping my Blink on this.
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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2009, 09:42:18 AM »

holy cock



this is awesome
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« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2009, 11:27:38 AM »

So kind of like a kitty cannon type of game with the goal of killin ninja's...

I don't know why but I can't get the vision out of my head of Brad Pitt in inglourious basterds in full viking garb yelling "And I want my ninjas!"
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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2009, 07:48:24 PM »

Shizin - i'm talking to the programmer about making it work on not just the iphone, but I'm not totally sure.  We'll see what I can talk him into, ok?

Thanks Chris.  I'll try not to disappoint your eyeballs.

Elijah - i'll see if we can't get brad pit.  It's totally like kitty canon - i just loooked it up. 

here's my concept for 1 of the players reactions to hitting the ground and the sprite sheet of 1 of 4 launch anim loops and the pixel version of the concept.




here's a little anim of the main viking getting himself ready to be catapult launched:


Our goal is to have 3 playable character so every animation means 3X the work, i'm trying to balance what's possible for me to draw in the amount of time we want this game done in.

I also LOVE word balloons, so we're going to do word balloons.

So far word balloons include:

-meat (hamhock)
-bomb with horns
-skull
-gold bag
-heart
-ninja star
-grog cup
-crown
-?
-!

I'm not sure what the point of it is other than fun. Is that a good enough reason?
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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2009, 08:51:37 PM »

that is the coolest drawing ever

Color and make wallpaper!
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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2009, 08:06:07 AM »

that is the coolest drawing ever

Color and make wallpaper!

K. Will when I have the time, but it won't be for a week or so.

Here is a geisha and ninja princess (the small ones) and then then large one I'm going to end up going with. (haven't redone geisha yet).


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