Blackdrop

So i've been working on a small project for a while and finally bit the bullet and bought spine having known for months that i'd be using it to bring the art in my game to life.


Anyway;

Take one pile of mismatched parts :S -



Squish it all together and let it stand idle.

And then select the next project -



Comments and criticisms welcome, this is the first time i've done artwork by myself - let alone animating, so i'm trying to keep it simple and build it up.

- Blackdrop
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Søren

I love the style. Would maybe exaggerate the movement a little more.
Looking forward to see more.

I'm currently working on some ninja themed stuff myself ;)
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Thanks dude, you guys have done an awesome job with spine - first piece of dev software i've ever literally been able to pick up and use almost instantly.



I originally had the arms flailing wildly but it looked too much like he was jogging on the spot. However having implemented the rest of the idle movements, I have to agree with you.

Will tweak it a bit more, see if I can add a transferring weight feel while I'm at it.


I saw the videos of the Ninja hamster and bonsai (sp?) tree you did - would love some more demo's on how you create backgrounds like that but it's maybe not spine specific enough haha.
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JuanluGC

Great Art-Style! :clap:

I don't really know what animations are you thinking to your games but, I think that you have a few mistakes in your character images. Maybe the "neck" should be rounded -Your body could give you problems in "rotated head" animations-, and the "back-Hand" should be a mirror version of the "front hand" to make good walk cycles.

Has you played Tiny Thief? It is a mobile game. Wathching your character design, I think that this game should be a good inspiration window for your game!

I'm eager to see a gameplay video, I love platform games!! :love:
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JuanluGC ha scritto:Great Art-Style! :clap:

I don't really know what animations are you thinking to your games but, I think that you have a few mistakes in your character images. Maybe the "neck" should be rounded -Your body could give you problems in "rotated head" animations-, and the "back-Hand" should be a mirror version of the "front hand" to make good walk cycles.

Has you played Tiny Thief? It is a mobile game. Wathching your character design, I think that this game should be a good inspiration window for your game!

I'm eager to see a gameplay video, I love platform games!! :love:
Thanks JuanluGC, I've just read up a few of your posts about the intergalactic trashman - and I have to say its looking awesome! Especially liking the electrocuted character animation haha.

How long have you guys been working on it?

I had wondered about the left arm, I had originally drawn the character as a single layered item, so when splitting the drawing apart I just left it until I saw what animating would be like, realistically I should give it the option to have the movement exaggerated (as shiu said in his post) but I can always go back and play with the png haha. For the neck (or lack there of lol) do you mean it should be rounded towards the top (i.e an arch?) or that my bowl like shape isn't right?


Tiny thief is actually a game I am familiar with, my gameplay was originally going to be similar, but when they released tiny thief, I realised that although fun - it's incredibly slow paced. The environment I'm hoping will be similar though, certainly going to have the same sort of "from a distance" style 2D perspective.

Sorry for the mega post - it's great to have feedback that doesn't involve three worded opinions lol.
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Mog

Best game title ever :P ( and nice anim too )
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Blackdrop ha scritto:Thanks JuanluGC, I've just read up a few of your posts about the intergalactic trashman - and I have to say its looking awesome! Especially liking the electrocuted character animation haha.

How long have you guys been working on it?
Thanks to you for the good words, dude! We really appreciate them!

We've been working in the game... 9 months I think! The firsts couple of month we were research and writing the design document and other boring tasks. But yeah about 9 month, we're going slowy but surely. In our defense I must to say that the game is alive! Everyday someone says a great idea and we must implement this...The typical amateur error!!
Blackdrop ha scritto:For the neck (or lack there of lol) do you mean it should be rounded towards the top (i.e an arch?) or that my bowl like shape isn't right?
Yeah the first option, rounded towards the top, a convex shape.

Continue working on the game, looks awesome!
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Mog ha scritto:Best game title ever :P ( and nice anim too )
Haha thanks, trust me - whatever the name makes you think the game will be like, it's not nearly as messed up as the plot I came up with lol.
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Blackdrop ha scritto:Thanks JuanluGC, I've just read up a few of your posts about the intergalactic trashman - and I have to say its looking awesome! Especially liking the electrocuted character animation haha.

How long have you guys been working on it?
Thanks to you for the good words, dude! We really appreciate them!

We've been working in the game... 9 months I think! The firsts couple of month we were research and writing the design document and other boring tasks. But yeah about 9 month, we're going slowy but surely. In our defense I must to say that the game is alive! Everyday someone says a great idea and we must implement this...The typical amateur error!!
Blackdrop ha scritto:For the neck (or lack there of lol) do you mean it should be rounded towards the top (i.e an arch?) or that my bowl like shape isn't right?
Yeah the first option, rounded towards the top, a convex shape.

Continue working on the game, looks awesome!
Thanks for the tip dude, will look at the neck tonight and post up the improvements!

For 9 months that's really coming along really well, I skipped a lot of the documentation stages as I'm a one man band, however I can see how that would be a problem if it was a team of 5 haha.

Feature creep is amazing! :notme:
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Haven't had much chance to work on this of late, however rather than posting the improved version of the above animation - I figured a semi-related one would get me back into the swing of things!

Say hello to Mort.

http://www.gifti.me/i/ItiVrCM.gif



edit. cant figure out how to embed a gif... :bang:
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