AuthorTopic: robo-alien-ufo-platformer-hyper-fun-yeah!! (with run anim)  (Read 4007 times)

Offline infinity+1

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working (yet again) with arne's beautiful palette, and getting some inspiration from the works created with it, i've made up a little platformer mock up.
and a run animation for what would be one of the main characters.
if only i could program games...


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I don't see the masochistic pleasure in working with 4 bit color.

That said, the character design looks pretty tight.

The running animation is 4 frames but really only uses 2 for the head and 3 for the feet. Not sure why you did it that way, might as well use all 4. His shoulder looks like its dislocating a bit.

Maybe you could post the palette also so I can see what you're working with?

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if only i could program games...

At dev-fr.org, i know a couple of game programmers that wish they could do pixel art. I'm sure we could find people to team with you...

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Maybe you could post the palette also so I can see what you're working with?
Erhm. Maybe you want to check the "newsbox" above. Arne's palette is presented there with people trying it on various medium.

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I don't see the masochistic pleasure in working with 4 bit color.
I do see an interest to work with a well-crafted palette rather than trying to find out proper colours, but that's just because i'm really bad at picking colours :P

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Erhm. Maybe you want to check the "newsbox" above. Arne's palette is presented there with people trying it on various medium.

Well in that case, he added a color ( 33 G, 40 B, 46 R ), so he's using 17 colors not 16. And 17 colors cannot fit into 4 bits, so he might as well just use 256 colors 8)
« Last Edit: May 06, 2008, 10:07:39 pm by EvilEye »

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oh yeah.. haha. i forgot, i added a darker shade of blue, and probably some other stuff too.
meh...it's a variation of the arne palette, i guess.

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old - new

changed it from four to six frames. worth it?

still some arm dislocation i guess

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When he montioned the shoulder out of the socket, I think he meant just the shoulder, not the entire arm.  the pixels on the shoulder scrammble around between frames, and I think it's even worse in the new six frame version.  I think fixing those scrammbles will finish it.
I'd like to see a shooting animation now.

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Ya what Joseph said about the shoulder.

Honestly I liked look of the first animation better, its just it has 4 frames, and doesn't really use all 4. Just seemed a little wastefull is all.

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here's one where i fixed the arm problem. i'll be working on some shooting animations and maybe an enemy animation soon. if i flesh this out, i can turn it into a game project.
trouble is the only game programmer i know/work with is never around and always busy with other stuff.
if anyone wants to take a crack at it, feel free. :)

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take a crack at turning this into a game?  gladly.