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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2019, 09:22:59 PM »
Looking very neat :) Though now the background's so good, the characters and under-character bar look almost out of place!
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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2019, 09:22:37 AM »
Looking very neat :) Though now the background's so good, the characters and under-character bar look almost out of place!
Thanks! Yeah I know what you mean... they won't be safe for much longer ;)

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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2019, 09:27:37 AM »

Just released my sixteenth devlog!


In this episode, I start to update my combat UI by creating new 2D assets.




The hilt divided into multiple PARTS!



The hilt as a WHOLE with first color pass!


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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2019, 08:08:47 PM »
Nicely done :)

It interests me how much skull imagery is a near-universal in medieval themed combat games, whereas a more heraldic style rarely if ever gets a look in. Of course skulls were used in medieval art plenty (though often actually in rather jollier roles than they're portrayed in games, such as danse macabre imagery), but it definitely feels like they've become a staple expectation in modern medieval aesthetics to an extent where I feel there must be a bunch of other factors playing in.
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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2019, 12:34:54 PM »
Nicely done :)

It interests me how much skull imagery is a near-universal in medieval themed combat games, whereas a more heraldic style rarely if ever gets a look in. Of course skulls were used in medieval art plenty (though often actually in rather jollier roles than they're portrayed in games, such as danse macabre imagery), but it definitely feels like they've become a staple expectation in modern medieval aesthetics to an extent where I feel there must be a bunch of other factors playing in.
I know what you mean. In my game, the themes of warrior, violence and death are more prominent, that's why I put  more emphasis on skulls even though it's medieval themed. I feel like the traditional heraldic style is more suited for something that is less over the top violent and more grounded in its fantasy, like what you can find in kingdom come: delivrance. I think the reason skulls seem to have become a staple in modern medieval aesthetics is that they're often associated with fantasy... and the medieval setting is often used as a canvas to build new fantasy worlds.

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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2019, 11:45:26 AM »

Just released my seventeenth devlog!


In this episode, I need to overhaul my original UI concept to fix some unforeseen issues.




The NEW hilt!


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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2019, 12:57:01 AM »

Just released my eighteenth devlog!


In this episode, I implement my new combat UI inside unity.




Combat with the NEW UI!


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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2020, 08:49:36 PM »
Hoping this is a January break not a hiatus, I was enjoying these devlogs...
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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2020, 03:25:06 PM »
Hoping this is a January break not a hiatus, I was enjoying these devlogs...
Just a little break - now we're back in business ;)

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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2020, 03:26:28 PM »

Just released my nineteenth devlog!



In this episode, I recap the updates I made to the game over the holiday break
and I introduce you to a roadmap of what 2020 has in store for Heuss.





Some gameplay with all the new UPDATES!


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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2020, 09:48:43 PM »

Just released my twentieth devlog!



In this episode, I add arrow deflects to the combat sandbox.




Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water.


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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2020, 10:17:29 PM »
This was neat :) Though adding a "cut the arrow in half" third option might be fun and feel cool (have that for slash, the spin for thrust, and down for overhead, say).

The only bit that felt odd to me was arrows dodged by the player both doing a spin-off animation when hitting each other head on. That felt weird enough that it was slightly immersion breaking.

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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2020, 04:44:35 AM »
This was neat :) Though adding a "cut the arrow in half" third option might be fun and feel cool (have that for slash, the spin for thrust, and down for overhead, say).

The only bit that felt odd to me was arrows dodged by the player both doing a spin-off animation when hitting each other head on. That felt weird enough that it was slightly immersion breaking.
That's a good idea! I might also add a random between the ground animation and spinning animation when 2 arrows collide! Thanks for the feedback ;)

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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2020, 12:49:33 PM »
This was neat :) Though adding a "cut the arrow in half" third option might be fun and feel cool (have that for slash, the spin for thrust, and down for overhead, say).

The only bit that felt odd to me was arrows dodged by the player both doing a spin-off animation when hitting each other head on. That felt weird enough that it was slightly immersion breaking.
That's a good idea! I might also add a random between the ground animation and spinning animation when 2 arrows collide! Thanks for the feedback ;)
Yes, I think that'd make it look a lot better :)
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Re: HEUSS - 2D medieval action game about fast and brutal combat
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2020, 03:33:34 AM »

Just released my twenty-first devlog!



In this episode, I set up my first character ragdoll.




Let the BODIES hit the floor!


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