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Offline Orangy Tang

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« Posted 2009-08-01 09:17:23 »

Nowt more than a name and an idea right now, but here's a quick mockup of how it should look:



'Bending' is a fiendishly hard theme I think, there's a couple of obvious ideas that it's very hard to avoid doing.

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Offline me

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2009-08-01 10:00:10 »

Great Idea. Bended lines!

Looking forward to play!

Best regards from

M.E.

M.E.
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Offline Orangy Tang

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2009-08-01 12:09:04 »

Walkable surfaces and walls:


Not shown: really, really floaty jumping (erk, gotta tweek that) and camera following.

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Offline Orangy Tang

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2009-08-01 14:27:03 »

Everyone loves a bit of verlet:


Not shown: the mountains of caffeine I'm consuming right about now...

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Offline Orangy Tang

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2009-08-01 20:01:18 »

Burds!


Not entirely happy with their movement, but it'll do for now.

Not shown: my intense disappointment that there's not more compo journals going on.

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Offline Orangy Tang

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2009-08-02 14:13:09 »

I hate hate hate working on menu/gui stuff, but it's got to be done so I figure I'll do it now rather than last minute.


Not shown: some initial artwork which looks great but doesn't piece together properly yet.

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Offline CommanderKeith
« Reply #6 - Posted 2009-08-02 14:52:02 »

The very first graphic makes sense to me, but the physics/architect style lines in the others looks really quite complicated!

It's funny seeing the testing stages on these projects and seeing how much thinking goes into the design (and physics), and how much it's covered up once the game is released. I can't wait to se the finished product, this looks very promising!

Offline Orangy Tang

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2009-08-02 16:20:32 »

Getting there with some proper art...


Not shown: the absolute mess of code that makes this possible...

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Offline Orangy Tang

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2009-08-03 00:45:55 »

Done:
- most of the menu logic
- some menu graphics
- more level graphics
- parallax scroll for bg layer
- cat sprites + animation
- bird sprites + animation
- particle *poof* when killing a bird

Todo:
- fix movement
- tweek movement constants
- proper levels
- code to allow for multiple levels
- logic so that birds can sit on wires
- fix wire slack logic
- wire *boiiiing* movement
- sound effects

Summary: eep.

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Offline CherrySlug

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2009-08-03 02:24:46 »

your sprites suck.
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Offline Orangy Tang

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2009-08-03 03:20:27 »

 Grin

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Offline Orangy Tang

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2009-08-03 04:28:25 »

Done:
- sound effects
- tweeked movement constants for snappier movement
- birds now perch on wires

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Offline Alan_W

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2009-08-03 04:34:02 »

The artwork looks great and I like the 2d wireframe model concept that underlies it.  Looking forward to this one  Wink

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Offline Orangy Tang

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« Reply #13 - Posted 2009-08-03 05:16:21 »

Cheers. Smiley Done all of the physics and gameplay tweeks now, so I just have to actually make some levels (ick) and add the final bit of polish.

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Offline CherrySlug

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2009-08-03 20:04:42 »

Hello Javagaming.org

I am Chris Cheetham aka CherrySlug (<--psn i.d if your wondering) and I'm responsible for the artwork featured in "Cat on a Wire", for more samples of my work please visit my website @ http://www.ChrisCheetham.co.uk/ and hit me up on twitter if you roll that way. Journals are always a funny thing, like any forum post im never truly sure what to write. However due to the fact me and mr tang have never met in person and we work exclusively over instant messenger I am able to present you with...

http://www.chrischeetham.co.uk/catonawiretranscript.docx

This transcript covers the entire production of cat on a wire from concept to completion over the 48 sum hours that we worked together on it, its complete with time stamps color variants for ease of reading. I just figured this would be nicer than writing out some wet journal post, and it should provide a little insight into what cross country development is like. Cheers

Slug
Offline GKW

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2009-08-04 23:56:03 »

You produced some fantastic art, especially for such a compressed time schedule.  Great work Chris. 
Offline kevglass

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2009-08-05 13:02:18 »

@CherrySlug Cardiff, Wales heh? Where abouts? I live just outside newport on the Cardiff side.

Kev

Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #17 - Posted 2009-08-05 15:21:18 »

That's a cool transcript, guys. I had fun reading (some of) it.

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Offline CherrySlug

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« Reply #18 - Posted 2009-08-05 18:34:01 »

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@CherrySlug Cardiff, Wales heh? Where abouts? I live just outside newport on the Cardiff side.

Kev

Penarth At the mo, very familiar with the newport scene aka zooport ;P
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