Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 (v1.3 Released!)

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Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 (v1.3 Released!)

Postby MSPaintR0cks » Mon May 30, 2016 9:22 am

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Whats up, I just finished this weird game here :D Already made a thread over at at the Doomworld Forums, but I want to show it here too.


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Oh crap! An evil, curtain-scratching and hairball-vomiting force from outer space has arrived on your peaceful home planet!
They captured you and all your friends, built ugly factories everywhere and littered the landscapes with cat hair and poop.
And on top of that, they took that one girl you just got together with onto one of their ships, which is heading towards outer space!
Do you have the balls of wool to pack your guns, escape from your prison, and go on a journey through space to free your world from this abomination?



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  • 3 mayhem filled episodes with 6 levels... in REAL 3D!!!
  • High Resolution 320x200 cartoon graphics!!!
  • 265 colors!!!
  • awkward english by a non-native speaker!!!
  • a completely new and awes0me soundtrack in the vein of Bobby Prince!!!
  • horrible puns!!!



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Clicke here! v1.3
Needs ZDoom 2.8.1!
GZDoom or newer alpha builds look kind of buggy


Make sure to unzip the archive and run these two:
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I also recommend choosing the Doom2 Iwad! :3

Spoiler: Older versions



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The goal of this ZDoom project was to create a little cartoony game the way it could have been made in the early 90s... on a slightly extended Wolfenstein 3D engine. Which means you get a Wolf3D gameplay style, but with quite a few tweaks and platformer-esque stuff. But to be honest, I had no idea what I was doing when I started the game. I tried all kinds of weird stuff with the Zdoom engine, drew some even weirder enemy sprites and slowly an entire game started to emerge. At some point, it all was tied together by a little story.
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby Devianteist » Mon May 30, 2016 9:58 am

This is... Bizarre. Where'd you get the idea for this project?
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby MSPaintR0cks » Mon May 30, 2016 10:04 am

Devianteist wrote:This is... Bizarre. Where'd you get the idea for this project?


As I kind of mentioned in the last part of the post, it started out as just a collection of random sprites, textures and scripting stuff I made with Zdoom. As the amount of content got bigger, I decided to link everything together with a weird story and make a full game out of it. :D The Bizarre-ness turned out to be part of it all.
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby Cage » Mon May 30, 2016 10:08 am

While I'm not a huge fan of cartoon styles, this looks pretty good and consistent! Every project that ditches the stock Doom look and does something different and custom made gets a thumbs up for me. I'd create a replacement for the Metal Slug/Action Doom explosions though, while they're somewhat cartoony they don't blend in that well with the rest of the sprites.

Good luck!
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby Tormentor667 » Mon May 30, 2016 11:01 am

This looks so cool :)
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby Gyro » Mon May 30, 2016 11:38 am

This looks absolutely adorable. I know you mentioned Wolfenstein, but thanks to the weirdness it gives me more of a Ken's Labyrinth vibe (a game I have no shortage of nostalgia for). Looking forward to release!
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby Raziel236 » Mon May 30, 2016 12:23 pm

All the photos are not found? I'll happily test for you. : )
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby MSPaintR0cks » Mon May 30, 2016 2:46 pm

Thanks a lot for the comments, the pictures should work again now :D

@Cage
Yes, they do stick out a little. But drawing good explosions is kind of beyond my abilities right now. For now, they do their job relatively well. :wink:

@Gyro
Nice to hear. I never really played Kens Labyrinth myself, but I remember reading lots of weird stuff about it. Wasn`t Ken Silverman like 15 when he made it?

@Raziel326
Awesome, will send you the wad soon :D
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby Almonds » Mon May 30, 2016 5:43 pm

Seconding the motion above: man, this looks so unbearably adorable. It has a charming look to it, and the enemies and environments look pretty comfortable to blaze through and shoot repeatedly at.

Would definitely love to get a hold of it... and, er... yeah, send some feedback while I'm at it, of course. :P
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby StatisticalHourglass » Mon May 30, 2016 5:52 pm

I'd like to test this, looks really distinct.
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby Big C » Mon May 30, 2016 7:25 pm

Requesting a chance to test this!
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby mumblemumble » Mon May 30, 2016 8:29 pm

Love the art style of this, reminds me of cave story substantially :D

Would love to test this, and then rip into you with criticisms (politely of course... ) To make it even better.
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3 [looking for testers]

Postby zrrion the insect » Mon May 30, 2016 10:03 pm

This looks super cool I can't wait to see what good things happen here!
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3

Postby Ozymandias81 » Tue May 31, 2016 5:21 am

Looks furry! Gonna check this one when it will be out!
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Re: Shadow Of The Wool Ball :3

Postby armymen12002003 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:44 pm

This looks cheesy in a good way though the story kinda made me laugh would love to play this. :)
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