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« Reply #90 on: December 15, 2018, 07:52:34 AM »
Hi all. Another busy week with gamedev this week. I did a wrap-up post linking to different screenshots over here:


https://www.reddit.com/r/gamemaker/comments/a6c5l6/screenshot_saturday_december_15_2018/ebtseya
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« Reply #91 on: December 21, 2018, 10:46:19 AM »


Hi all. It's time for dev diary #16!
 
Featuring:

- Player walking animation.
- Working candles
- Shadowmap - ambient light integration
- Spawnable guests linked to a dialogue window
- the sexiest barrels you ever did see
- less waffling!

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« Reply #92 on: August 16, 2019, 08:06:31 AM »
Hiya all! Time for dev diary #17. ;-)



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« Reply #93 on: August 18, 2019, 11:35:22 PM »
It's been fun watching the anims come together on Twitter - very cool to see them in the game! :)
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« Reply #94 on: August 19, 2019, 04:44:31 AM »
Thanks Jubal!


Yeah I really am enjoying the animation process. There's going to be a hundred or so animated guests once I'm done (working off a few dozen base models). It should really help the place come alive once you have 9-10 animated characters on the screen at once.
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« Reply #95 on: August 19, 2019, 12:31:04 PM »
Yeah. I should learn more about how to do these sorts of pixel-animationy things, it looks an interesting process but I've never made myself sit down and look at how it's done practically.
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« Reply #96 on: August 25, 2019, 12:30:32 PM »
If you are ever interested in trying your hand at pixel art animation I can really recommend Pyxel Edit. Super user friendly and powerful.



https://pyxeledit.com/


Using this and watching some simple youtube videos was enough to get me started.


Here's one I used to learn how to do a walk animation using the same software.


https://youtu.be/nQZECTSzaaI
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« Reply #97 on: August 25, 2019, 11:32:47 PM »
Ooh, thanks for the links :)
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« Reply #98 on: August 26, 2019, 04:41:50 AM »
No prob!


I put off doing any animation for years because it looked really complicated. Turned out there's just a few simple steps to follow
to get something looking half decent.
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« Reply #99 on: April 23, 2020, 04:22:35 AM »
Hi everyone. After another long gap it it's time for another dev diary. ;-)

https://youtu.be/Qm85-t4wRIM


This time I get to show off the new menu and the opening scene / exterior area.


This is all building up towards a working demo.
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« Reply #100 on: April 26, 2020, 10:45:30 PM »
Really neat!

A couple of thoughts. The outdoor scene looks very barren - which I guess it's meant to be, but I feel like one or two more scrubby little bushes wouldn't hurt - and the road feels weirdly dark compared to the landscape for what's presumably meant to be a dirt road.

I really like the idea of the tutorial and how it's meant to unfold, that sounds great. Though I hope the innkeep's death isn't toooo grisly.
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« Reply #101 on: April 27, 2020, 02:53:01 AM »
Thanks for the feedback!
Yes I agree about the barrenness. It's partially intentional, because it is a kind of empty steppe, but it's also because I'm still finding trees and such quite difficult to draw. ><So rather than get bogged down I was thinking I could populate some of the back layers with a few more details later on.

Re: the dirt. I am wondering if this is partially due to the video, and if it looks more natural in-game. The dirt is very dark but usually covered by all the grasses. If I get this feedback consistently I guess I will need to consider making some changes.
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