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Re: Haunted Castle
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2013, 07:47:14 PM »
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All that stuff's still being worked on.

In the meantime, I'm testing out the game map, since it'll be used come the beta. Edited to include more definition on the parchment (i.e. less contrast than the original on the brighter highlights), and expanded the final stage part of the castle. Also, trying out an idea for the "here's the boss" icon. I don't want to use the red dots from the original and things like moving bats/skulls have been done to death. I loved the Lords of Shadow maps fires, so I used them as reference.



I think it looks pretty cool.
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Re: Haunted Castle
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2013, 08:31:30 PM »
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All that stuff's still being worked on.

In the meantime, I'm testing out the game map, since it'll be used come the beta. Edited to include more definition on the parchment (i.e. less contrast than the original on the brighter highlights), and expanded the final stage part of the castle. Also, trying out an idea for the "here's the boss" icon. I don't want to use the red dots from the original and things like moving bats/skulls have been done to death. I loved the Lords of Shadow maps fires, so I used them as reference.



I think it looks pretty cool.
Maybe an animation of it curling out?

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« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2013, 08:49:31 PM »
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I thought about doing that. But I AM going to have Simon march across the bottom in true traditional Classicvania style, so if I'm doing that, do you think leaving the map static and just sliding in like it does in the older games would work?


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« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2013, 09:25:27 AM »
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You can have animations on the maps as well as Simon trotting at the bottom of the screen. They had this in CV III where the maps paths would blink as Trevor marched across the bottom.
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« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2013, 01:57:25 PM »
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Yeah, I planned on having the level path flash to a brighter red. But since I'll probably end up doing it by changing the backgrounds rather than animating a sprite, I couldn't exactly .gif that as easily.


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Re: Haunted Castle
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2013, 03:22:58 PM »
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Dunno, it just bugs me when I see static map screens in games. It's my personal preference though. If you just have Simon march at the bottom of the screen then maybe depending on the stage you are going to then the stage itself briefly animates and it shows the path. Like, the fire you have there or maybe the water/waterfalls animated in the cavern area and such...
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« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2013, 06:12:19 PM »
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Hm....what about a fade-in to a sort of cinematic mockup of the stage (like, game environment concept art sort of look) once Simon reaches the midway point of the screen?


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« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2013, 06:26:18 PM »
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Hm....what about a fade-in to a sort of cinematic mockup of the stage (like, game environment concept art sort of look) once Simon reaches the midway point of the screen?
For some reason to me that sounds more like something you would use for a loading screen and not an in-game graphic....but I could be wrong...lol

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« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2013, 03:49:35 PM »
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Well, since the map doesn't have much purpose other than to be an intermission of sorts between stages, it kind of IS a loading screen.


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« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2013, 06:13:52 PM »
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So, very minor update. VERY minor. Found a really simple way to get randomized piece fragmentation with a single object. Video displaying a few of the different types of piece sets.

Haunted Castle - Debug Room [Fragments Test]


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« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2013, 08:25:56 PM »
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So, very minor update. VERY minor. Found a really simple way to get randomized piece fragmentation with a single object. Video displaying a few of the different types of piece sets.

Haunted Castle - Debug Room [Fragments Test]
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« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2013, 01:54:18 AM »
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Love the statues sitting on the edges of platforms. :D
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« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2013, 04:33:22 PM »
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I wonder how that fragment deal looks with some good looking particles?
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« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2013, 06:21:11 AM »
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Pretty damn good, I'd say, as shown with the mud women and Wall Widow (even though it glitches after the stopwatch).
Haunted Castle - Debug Room [Stopwatch Test]
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Re: Haunted Castle
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2013, 06:25:18 AM »
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Nice jorb!
The destructable enemies and the particles look great, and I gotta compliment you again on that awesome forward roll Simon uses.
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