[WIP] Virus - Episode 1 "Shareware Release"

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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby Phobus » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:04 pm

After ages of being distracted (and a little bit of thinking) I eventually settled on my brother's idea of using my flimsy lego robot as the base for the boss. I've drawn out a frame, and once i've decided on a good way to make the frame look, I'll go onto the others. My main concern is making the colours and stuff look alright, but considering how to do the shading... and make it look interesting, as lego is rather flat (especially this robot), and as a result the lack of shading for most of it may entice me into a new idea for this one. A mix of shading (for parts with curves) and smooth surfaces with little bumps on them... the end result of course being that the sprite looks bloody weird, although as my sprite works thus far has hardly been all that amazing, a weird looking sprite set is not unexpected.

Oh, and of course giving the colour black some shades is going to be a case of making lighter parts :P

I might try and get a picture of the lego model and stick that up on here, just so people see what I'm working from... I'll look into that tomorrow. Dunno how long the spriting will take now, but it's only this left to do before I do the extra graphics, so whilst there was never a good deadline, a month or two isn't too unreasonable a guess (I'd hope)... especially as my new laptop will be helping me out with time to mod (all those free periods at school... now some can be useful!)
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby Phobus » Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:11 am

And here he is, courtesy of my laptops webcam (sorry about the dodgy photography, I'm no good at this).
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby XutaWoo » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:26 am

I can't wait to see that sprited and complexicated.
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby Unknown_Assassin » Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:39 pm

That robot looks cool. :)
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby Phobus » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:56 pm

Ok, that robot is far too difficult for me to sprite, so in the interests of releasing a project this year (yeah... maybe), I'll think of something easier to draw as the boss.

In other news, I've updated my site's contributions page to actually list the wads I've contributed to, making the site a comprehensive portfolio of my finished and released works. There are a few maps I've made which will never make it out into the world though... might stick them on the site as a sort of "extras" bit... though these are all really old, and rather poor quality (kind of fun in an oldschool way though)... every map there predates even MAP01 of Scourge.... I'll think about that.
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby Gez » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:26 pm

Weird, the lack of textures make the architecture look "more 3D" than Doom usually does.
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby Project Dark Fox » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:20 pm

Gez wrote:Weird, the lack of textures make the architecture look "more 3D" than Doom usually does.

It makes it look super-retro. :o
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby MasterOFDeath » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:43 pm

This looks awesome. I await more than screens. ;)
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby Phobus » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:42 pm

Well, with patience, and with me persevering, I could have some screenshots for you eventually... all I need to do is a fair bit of sprite work and some mapping ;)

At least I've sorted out the boss sprites now.
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby Unknown_Assassin » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:37 pm

Phobus wrote:At least I've sorted out the boss sprites now.


It's a completely different boss?
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby Phobus » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:56 pm

It's not the robot, no. Basically, it's back to what it's meant to be, a sort of Spore leader... which will make it pretty hard, fast and green :P
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Screens page 1+3; Download the 'manual' page 3

Postby Phobus » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:32 am

Woo, resources done!

That means I can start mapping now... so just to satisfy the need for a screenshot, I'll put up the titlepic, in all of it's lame-glory.
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Resources Done

Postby hnsolo77 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:59 am

retro oldskool type titlescreen, it works! at least in my opinion

im keeping an eye on this
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Resources Done

Postby Shadelight » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:42 pm

Lame-glory? I think it looks pretty neat. :P
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Re: [WIP] Virus - Resources Done

Postby Unknown_Assassin » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:16 am

It looks like it's aiming at you. :P
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