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Skeletroids dump - Update: You've got friends!

on: April 16, 2008, 03:05:37 am
Scroll down for the new stuff!

Some of you may have seen a few of these monsters from over a year ago. (If anyone remembers that far back  :P)
I put the project back in the oven for a while because I hated the design of the main character.
OLD:


Now about a billion sketches later I think I came up with something decent, but you can be the judge :D (Still trying to decide on hairstyle, that's why there's two)

NEW:


Note that in the game the sword will be rotated in code, so it's a little jaggy here.

Animations: (Old design ---> New Design)
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« Last Edit: July 03, 2008, 01:07:40 pm by Ben2theEdge »
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Re: Skeletroids dump

Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 03:30:24 am
Second hairstyle is bester. :D
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Re: Skeletroids dump

Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 03:36:10 am
nicely done, and yeah i think we all remember :P

second hair is better, bangs are "teh shiz."

I think Tsutomu Terada might "own" that sword design tho  :-X
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Re: Skeletroids dump

Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 06:26:14 am
Nah the sword is not that similar, http://postback.geedorah.com/artwork/img/Dewprism_artwork_01.jpg

I like the design and I think the second hairstyle fit's better, first one seems unnatural.

Also when I read 'Skeletroids' I start thinking of skeleton-droids. Which there aren't.

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Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 06:46:47 am
Did Mister Terada do the concepts for FFTA2, too? Because the main character of that has a similar bulb-blade.
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Re: Skeletroids dump

Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 09:10:18 am
Definitively the second hairstyle.

Do I remember? here's something I made way back when...I think I never actually showed it to ya....
mostly because it wasnt relevant at all, I just wanted to do it :p

I specially dig the pilot-like hat you gave the little guy. you should give him more accesories of that type
« Last Edit: April 16, 2008, 09:34:53 am by Conceit »

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Re: Skeletroids dump

Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 01:12:30 pm
Somewhere along the way I was definitely influenced by that awful Tactics design; I remember seeing it and thinking, "Why the heck does he have a transparent plastic pizza cutter for a weapon? What's next, a guy who wields a giant blunt key?" But my weapon is more or less a sword with a gas-powered buzzsaw on the end of it (thought it could make for some fun game play, like if you stick it into an enemy and then you have to wail on the attack button and watch the baddie just shred to pieces).
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Re: Skeletroids dump

Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 01:36:10 pm
But my weapon is more or less a sword with a gas-powered buzzsaw on the end of it (thought it could make for some fun game play, like if you stick it into an enemy and then you have to wail on the attack button and watch the baddie just shred to pieces).

YES.  This is good.  Do this!

Also, I have to say the enemies look quite bland next to this clean new hero design!  I like that they have this Bone-y kind of look but they seem like they are from a different universe than the hero.

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Re: Skeletroids dump

Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 03:55:10 pm
Is that huge stegosaurus boss guy still in the game?

I loved that guy,was one of the coolest bosses iv'e seen :D

Edit:
found a link http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=2973.0

« Last Edit: April 16, 2008, 03:56:43 pm by Reo »

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Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008, 04:20:21 pm
Somewhere along the way I was definitely influenced by that awful Tactics design; I remember seeing it and thinking, "Why the heck does he have a transparent plastic pizza cutter for a weapon? What's next, a guy who wields a giant blunt key?" But my weapon is more or less a sword with a gas-powered buzzsaw on the end of it (thought it could make for some fun game play, like if you stick it into an enemy and then you have to wail on the attack button and watch the baddie just shred to pieces).

i somehow managed to forget about tactics.  of course.....same company, so makes no difference.  and I didn't mean he literally owned the idea, just that i think 99% of people will look at that and go threads of fate what? 

I think the main thing will be in how it's used - if he wields it like a chainsaw (with both hands and a trigger) it will not only be more badass, but harder to compare.  or even make a difference between quick attacks - just the blade, swooshy, spinny, one handed, you know, like a sword, relying on movement - with strong attacks - both hands, slower, using the saw element more, relying on prolonged, fairly still, and uninterrupted contact.

gut shredding move is too cool to pass up.  do it.  DO IT.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2008, 04:21:57 pm by ndchristie »
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