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My first video game (or possibly animated film)

on: April 16, 2020, 06:07:09 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6uG4hQEUUw

Hello Pixelation!  I am at the beginning stages of working on a project for a fantasy game or animation.  So far, I have designed 128 character faces.  I would like to work with other artists to design outfits and animate these characters, so I am in the process of pursuing that.

Please view the video link above, and provide feedback, comments, criticisms, etc.  I tried to use a limited palette so I could focus most on design of the character features.  I've made pixel art in the past before, but this will be my first attempt at making a game or something with it.  Any advice is appreciated, thank you!

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 09:07:43 am
I really like the angle for this project and I LOVE your medieval music.

This guy was recognizable:


Are you going to feature this music with these characters?
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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 07:41:11 am
Hi Rydin, thanks for the reply.  I've narrowed the idea for this project to either making a fantasy/medieval game (in which case yes I would be using the Merchant Song and other fantasy music I have composed) or a space arcade game where the characters collab to conquer planets (and the music would probably be made with synthesizers).

Right now, I'm leaning towards the fantasy/medieval.  I would like to hire other pixel artists for:
- character outfits and accessories
- animating horses (running, galloping, trotting, etc.)
- castles, environments and backgrounds
- special effects
- character actions (running, walking, fighting, etc.)

To hire, I need to start a Kickstarter campaign, but I want to make sure I have enough support first so the campaign will be successful.

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 11:21:03 pm

https://imgur.com/gallery/s9vWOR4

Here is some progress I made on the project.  I have a goFundMe hoping to gain support for this game.  Thank you!
https://www.gofundme.com/f/space-adventure-game-all-black-characters

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #4 on: June 17, 2020, 10:20:27 am


This is my cover art (so far) for the game.  I haven't taken it into Photoshop yet, so I might add stars and comets or something.

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #5 on: June 17, 2020, 06:17:24 pm
I saw your post on tigsource.com: so it's going to be a space adventure game? have you designed any of the aliens yet?

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Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 07:59:10 pm
I saw your post on tigsource.com: so it's going to be a space adventure game? have you designed any of the aliens yet?

Not yet, the game is in the early stages.  I want to have different aliens for different planets, so you have to strategize how to defeat them because they are all different.

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #7 on: June 19, 2020, 12:10:08 pm


Special effects test.  When a character consumes a water cube they are refreshed and gain 1000 points of energy.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2020, 12:12:49 pm by ronaldaam »

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #8 on: July 01, 2020, 02:07:09 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwc4jzq26pI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwc4jzq26pI

Updates in the video above.  Can someone please tell me how to embed videos?  Thanks

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #9 on: July 13, 2020, 05:54:16 am
Hope development is going well! I liked the faces you made for your characters.

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #10 on: August 05, 2021, 08:42:19 am







Previously I designed 128 original Black American character faces (Original Post).  Here, I tried to flesh out 14 of those characters by designing them further.  I placed them on a background I found online as a test, but I'll probably design a more simplistic background using the palette I have for the characters.

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #11 on: August 09, 2021, 02:35:29 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaAkUEOSHqc

Above is a test animation (first part of first verse to the merchant song).  Comments, critiques, feedback appreciated.  Thanks.


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« Last Edit: August 09, 2021, 04:51:54 am by ronaldaam »

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #12 on: August 15, 2021, 06:45:21 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUeX2Ct2Zgs
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUeX2Ct2Zgs[/youtube]

I'm working on a more simplistic environment, which I believe matches my style better.  This one is rough, but I kinda like it because the carts almost look like they are pastel paintings.  It leaves a lot to the imagination, which I like.

The animation is not synced to the song here, and there is not audio, but I have expanded the moves of the merchant and added another supporting character to play the piccolo.

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #13 on: August 17, 2021, 01:13:42 pm

DONE!!

I've completed my first (short) animation in this project! 
Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUQAPh3hxBc


If you have any ideas or feedback, constructive criticism or critiques, please share.  Thank you! 
This is the style I will be going with going forward.

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Re: My first video game (or possibly animated film)

Reply #14 on: August 31, 2021, 02:18:13 am
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