So I haven’t updated this in a very long time.
I am currently working at A Thinking Ape, and there was an internal hackathon last week. The project that my group worked on ended up turning out pretty well, so we’ve been making some changes to it afterwards and I figure it is worth showing off. I worked with two other coops and we convinced a couple of the artists to make art for us.
The game is a platforming arena game, with controller and keyboard support for offline multiplayer, and the goal is to be the last man standing. I did a lot of the entity, state, and animation logic, as well as tweaking the behaviour of a lot of other aspects.
I’ve decided that current drawing programs are not good enough and so have decided to try to make my own, with a better sense of object center, symmetry, per layer tools, and automatically decreasing the alpha for inactive layers.
Here are a couple of sketches made in a recent version.
You can download my program here, although it requires Adobe Air which you can get here.
It’s pretty stable although the UI is a bit rough still. The “more” box has toggles for symmetry and a draw/erase toggle, the color picker has red green blue hue saturation value and alpha sliders, and the sliders next to the layers are alpha-while-active and alpha-while-inactive. The pointer tool is a color picker. Z is a hotkey for clear layer and most things are undoable (clear layer, resize canvas, draw, erase, delete layer). It can save as a custom file format with layer information or flatten and save to a png.
Ludum Dare 25 was this weekend, and so I have been working on something. The theme requirement is that the player be the villain, so you are a terrible person who kills innocent cylinders and sets trees on fire.
You can download it here (Wandering Villain (Windows)) if you want to try it.
The following is a series of screenshots of progress. Unfortunately I had to cut a lot of feature ideas due to performance issues and time constraints, but it still looks pretty cool to see it develop.