Sunday, 17 February 2013

Still working on those graphics


I can't go for too long without doing some graphical work because, for me at least, it's just no fun to play a game with placeholder graphics. Still not all the way there yet, of course, but normal maps and some tasteful light halos go a long way.


(Once again, the extra fidelity of 3D raises new questions — now I've done the random enemy as a walking lava cube, I'm going to have to make it the one enemy that can't go over pits, lest it look weird.)

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  1. It looks good. Hope the 3D stuff doesn't bog down the CPU.

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    1. No, 3D isn't any harder on the CPU since the actual gameplay is still just 2D. There'll be more work for your graphics card to do, but I'll make sure you can change the settings so even old cards can run it.

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  2. I found some interesting, there are some tiles in your screenshot that covered by Chinese characters "假" ,which means "false" or "not real". What does these actually mean?

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    1. I want to make some variations of the basic floor tile, with painted-on lines, symbols, letters etc., partly to break up the monotony of bare grey floors but also so I can leave cryptic hints pointing at secrets in some of the levels.

      The tile you noticed is the first one I've made; I plan to place it near false walls :)

      (It's everywhere right now because the game is just choosing a random tile for each floor space)

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    2. This is a good idea. Chinese is my first (native)language, I'm exciting to see Chinese characters in your game. If you any question about Chinese, I'd glad to help you.

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    3. Good idea, indeed. I was hoping that you would have something like this again. I liked it in blackshift and it's more comfortable than "writing" with walls or blocks.

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    4. I've been looking for a copy of the original Blackshift, the one I have breaks down. You can't pass ~level 17 i think, and ~87 is blank. Is there anywhere to get this?
      Thanks in advanced, looking forward to the new version. Willing to pay for a game I loved when I was younger.

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    5. Here you go: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/52635835/Blackshift%201.24.exe

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