Posts Tagged ‘metroidvania’

GUILLOTINE a game made in 72 hours

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 4:37 pm
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Click HERE to play!
(click on the game in Newgrounds)
Last weekend me, Iñaki and Gonzalo made our second game for Ludum Dare 33. The theme of this Game Jam was “You are the Monster“.
Iñaki and me went to the jam and Gonzalo worked at home. This time the place was superb, a class of Area school in Donostia.
At the beginning we were quite lost after the first brainstorming. We had some vague ideas about a Frankenstein and angry villagers. The next day, we decided that we were going to make a platformer with puzzles with a headless guy as the protagonist. The headless guy could steal heads and abilities. We mixed that idea with Hammer Films and classic horror films aesthetic.
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YES, YOU CAN USE DOUBLE JUMP TO GO LEFT!!!!!!!!

I like the decision we made about the color… to remove it! I worked faster this way. I Added and “old film” filter too (just 4 frames of darker corners and dust like spots).

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In general I am really proud of the executioner. The story is that after the firts guillotine the citizens no longer need an executioner, so they chop his head and someone steals it. Help the poor executioner to find his head!
I LOVE the chicken head!!
Blazing Skull head. (or Ghost Rider head)
Key head. For some reason we couldn´t add the attack animation.
 
Piromaniac Skeleton.
I made every pixel you can see, Iñaki Vazquez programmed everything using Construct 2 and made 90% of the mechanics and puzzles, and Gonzalo Sardón created the amazing music and sounds.
I have to say that the game is better that I thought. May be is not an awesome game, but we made it in less than 72 hours! (I had to work). I think the ideas and mechanics have some potential. When we added the music, the game gained a LOT of atmosphere. Now the game shows a crazy, dark humor and horror setting.
It was a really hard weekend but we met a lot of new awesome friends, and we learned a lot!
Special thanks to Edu Verzinski, who gave as the idea of the introduction scene at the beginning the game, and to PINTXO DEVEPOPERS for organizing an incredible game jam and making possible the best weekend of this year.
Ibai Aizpurua and Iñaki Vazquez

Ibai Aizpurua and Iñaki Vazquez

 

We plan to make a better version of GUILLOTINE! So if you like Kirby and Metroidvania games, wait to see a better, bigger and longer game, with TONS OF NEW CRAZY HEADS!!!

GUILLOTINE, the beginning

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Monday, August 24th, 2015 6:57 pm

The beginning of our game.

Jamtroidvania?

Posted by (twitter: @uthamonthumo)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 4:09 am

So as my first jam game (and second in general) I decided to try make a metroidvania. It’s going to have i-hope-fun jumping, 4 colours and [REDACTED] story. Really looking forward to completing it and checking out other games. It’s more fun, than I thought.

Screenshot:

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Did you play Scream(But not too much)?

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Sunday, May 10th, 2015 2:58 am

It´s a metroidvania where your only weapon is screaming. This is my first ever Jam, and making this “minigame” was really fun.

I´m working on the Postjam version, adding a new whole area to explore, more abilities and working on the “screaming mechanics” to make them a lot better. I have a lot to do these days so  I don´t think I´ll finish it before the LD32 party is over.  :(

But well, the solo-jam version is still waiting for you, so if you have time: please enjoy 😉

 

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Scream(But not too much) by Embalaje – Jam Entry

LD32 Games that I just love

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Thursday, May 7th, 2015 10:42 am

Hi everyone!

Ludum Dare 32 is about to finish, and I just want to show you some games

that made me enjoy like a child.

Nuclear Autumn by phi6 – Jam Entry

I´m in love with this game. A whole experience.

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X-11 “Gust Gunner” by cowboycolor – Jam Entry

8 bit platformer like. Great music, great gameplay and really cool to use

the leaf-blower. One of my favourites!

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Underground Hangovers by Deconstructeam – Jam Entry

I think is one of the best video games song i’ve ever heard. The pixel art

AMAZING.

Fantastic game.

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Avian Days by esayitch – Compo Entry

Man, this game is really hard, but you can’t stop playing it.

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Mario and the Poetry by gruhn – Compo Entry

This game has something really special, a great mood. Play and be happy doing it.

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Hey! and don´t forget, if you have time after playing those great games, to play mine.

Scream(But not too much) by Embalaje – Jam Entry

A metroidvania like “game”, with screaming mechanics and nice pixel art.

Avian Days

Posted by (twitter: @87meansSuhail)
Monday, April 20th, 2015 11:19 am

‘Ey.

Avian Days is a puzzle-platforming Metroidvania where you control a dude who can summon birds to aid him. In the beginning he can only summon them in one way, but he gains abilities as he completes challenges. The game is challenging, which is why I added a video.

You can use the birds as platforms over spikes, to soak up enemy bullets, and to disable foes. After you gain all the required skills, you can fight the boss and finish the game. The game can be finished in 5 minutes if you’re fast and don’t die.

PLAY NOW

2.5D Metroidvania inspired by Bloodborne!? #LDJAM

Posted by (twitter: @EmotionTheory)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 3:16 pm

I’m Adam Thompson AKA @EmotionTheory and I’m in!

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I’ll be participating in the Jam since I’ve lost a bit of time, and since I appreciate the more lax approach it takes.


 

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I love Metroidvania games – who doesn’t? – and have been wanting to make one for some time now, so I’m taking this chance to do just that!

I’ll be using Unity 5.0 & ProBuilder (I’m putting off learning some Blender yet again), and Photoshop for 2D stuff.

The idea

From brainstorming:

  • An underwater metroidvania with free 2D movement ala Aquaria
  • Basic controls of moving & dashing
  • Abstract character art as seen in @thatgamecompany‘s Flow
  • Silhouette / flat shaded environment elements
  • Bloodborne inspired map layout! Checkpoints (anemonies, you can fast travel between each), unlocking shortcuts, non-linear design (I’ve got a map drafted)
  • A handful of interactive elements; mines, blowfish, currents, etc
  • A handful of collectibles; starfish? Heh.

This might sound like a lot is going on, but I absolutely want to simplify *everything*. I’d like to prototype the absolute core elements of a metroidvania game and truly explore what I find magical about the metroidvania structure.

As such, there is no real *combat*. There will be dangers you must avoid like in VVVVVV, and the challenging Bloodborne inspired checkpoint and map system will encourage players to explore and locate shortcuts.

TODO

Here’s my todo list, ordered by priority

  1. Get player controls (arrows, analog, mouse) + camera follow working – Left click to move + right click to dash (also keyboard + gamepad controls)
  2. Create sandbox environment – greybox playground
  3. Create checkpoint (anemones) + fast travel system
  4. Construct map layout (very very basic – entirely seamless)
  5. Create + add in walls (shortcuts) that can be opened up
  6. Create + add in collectible starfish prefab
  7. Create + add in challenge elements
    1. explosive mine prefab – static + moving variant
    2. ???
  8. Create “underwater feel”
    1. background colour gradient
    2. particle effects – bubbles, light rays
    3. color tint effect
    4. wave effect
  9. Make some additional art
    1. generic background rocks
    2. some plants + stickers
    3. ambient fish

I’ll admit this sounds like a heck of a lot to do – but for a prototype I’d be happy if I simply get a character moving in a non-linear world with checkpoints and fast travel. 

That’s my goal!


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We are Datamosh! We’re in, BTW!

Posted by (twitter: @@DatamoshGames)
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 6:38 am

This is how our game looks so far! We got the main character animated and right now we are making the levels. NEVER GIVE UUUP!

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What went right: Curse of Mellon

Posted by (twitter: @@matskyyro)
Monday, December 16th, 2013 5:47 am

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I finished my second entry and you can play it right now! It’s a small Metroidvania-style platformer, inspired by the MSX game Legacy of the Wizard.

When I uploaded my game, there was 28 seconds left on the compo timer. I guess it wouldn’t have mattered if the actual uploading had gone a few minutes over the time limit, but I was dead set on getting my entry in within the deadline. Can  you imagine the rush when uploading the game on the last minute?

I’m happy with my entry, although its really buggy and a lot of the mechanics (even the jump!) are basically in a placeholder state. Because I got the game finished so close to the deadline, there was no time for proper testing either, so a lot of the level design is really annoying and the game flows awkawrdly. I  feel that didn’t manage to capitalize on my central mechanic enough (You Only Have One Minute), and that the time limit feels more like an annoyance then a legit gameplay mechanic.

Looking back at the last 48 hours, here is what I think went right:

  • Working on the big picture, not the details: Instead of polishing single mechanics as I built them, my first priority was getting everything into a barely playable stage.
  • Time management: I made a plan with an hourly time allocation before I wrote even a single line of code. Then I stuck to that plan like my life depended on it – most of the time!
  • Doing what I know: I’ve made quite a few platformers in Game Maker, so I decided I would go with what I know best. Trying to create something that I haven’t done before within the compo timeframe has been my downfall on previous LDs.
  • Having a Plan B: Before I started working, I wrote concepts for two different games: one more simple, the other more involving. I made sure to plan both with a lot of similar mechanics, so code from one could be repurposed for the other if need be. I felt comfortable developing my game knowing that if my first plan were to fail, I could still fall back on the second one.

Congrats to everyone else who finished, and good luck to those still putting the finishing touches on their Jam entries :-)

Now its time to start reviewing!

SINGLEHANDEDLY – the remake.

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 10:52 pm

I hate it when this happens. You create this universe. You come up with these characters. You twist this game mechanic and run with it. You end up falling in love.
And you swear up and down that it’s time to move on, you’ll do something new, something exciting and “innovative.” Something that’s different for the sake of being different in some futile attempt to break some hypothetical mold.
And it never happens. Because you’re in love.

Yep, I’m remaking an old contest entry.
All melodrama aside, this is going to be awesome. So awesome, you may want to take a knee.

Oh, wait, it looks like our little blue protagonist already has. Because he can duck now.

Also, I figured out how purple works.

This time around, you’ll be immersed in the universe in the way I had it visualized from the start. You’ll follow a storyline and get to know the characters just as well as I did. You will be tested and you will be challenged and you will like it and you will fall in love.
Oh, and you get a cookie if you remember this guy:

You won’t remember this guy, though:

These vids are old! It’s coming along like crazy. I hope I impress at least one of you guys, because this is going to be the biggest, most elaborate game I’ve ever made.

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