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[WIP] Rock tiles

on: March 27, 2011, 12:46:03 am


These things will end up as part of a platformer mock-up. They are very WIP. I plan on replacing all the grey with fabulous colours.

Progress will happen soon (like tomorrow). Comments most appreciated in the meantime.
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Re: [WIP] Rock tiles

Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 05:37:38 pm

Green 'n' purple.

(edit: replaced image, saved it wrong before. There is not supposed to be any transparency here)
« Last Edit: March 27, 2011, 06:07:47 pm by Basketcase »
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Re: [WIP] Rock tiles

Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 06:24:04 pm
Maybe this isn't a problem, but the top surface of the rocks doesn't appear to be level. it looks like it curves upward toward the back. It would be very difficult to stand, run, and fight on such an incline. Otherwise, it looks great!  :)

Are you planning on having these against a darker background?

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Re: [WIP] Rock tiles

Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 06:42:56 pm
Ah, you're right about the shape of the ground. Trying to fix it by adding a middle layer of flatter surface:


Not sure what background I'll have yet. Thanks for the reply!
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Re: [WIP] Rock tiles

Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 06:46:05 pm
To me it looks like the perspective is a little too far upwards to be a platformer game. There should be more of a view from the side, in my opinion.

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Re: [WIP] Rock tiles

Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 06:53:30 pm
I like the upward perspective. It's less like Mario and more like this.

Edit: in this one I do agree with FRAWG
Quote from: Basketcase
In that perspective, the ground area is too large.
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Re: [WIP] Rock tiles

Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 07:47:35 pm
Yeah I agree as well. Given my humanoid player sprite will be 2.5 blocks tall. Will just try to even out the top land tiles.
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Re: [WIP] Rock tiles

Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 09:44:06 pm
I think the reason it looks like it's facing us is because the little round rocks on the walking surface are about as wide as they are tall. At an angle like that they'd probably be wider than they were tall, by quite a bit.

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Re: [WIP] Rock tiles

Reply #8 on: March 29, 2011, 03:56:49 pm
When I saw this, I was immediately reminded of Big Brother's Savage World mockup. I would advise pouring over this topic, as it tackles a similar perspective, that was thoroughly hammered out and critiqued as it went.

http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=7798.0
Some of the images are broken, but there's enough there to see the process.

It would also help to see a character, even if placeholder, for scale comparisons.