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 Post subject: Gaijin
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:05 pm 


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Hi all, its been a ...lifetime.

Something new i'm working on and hoping to keep as conventional as possible (for once in my life)


It will have a more "platformy"/navigational focus and end of level shops, couple of salvageable euro tropes

graphically im going to try keep the entire thing to under 20 colors, kinda Atari st/Megadrive palette

inspirations are pretty obvious

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https://www.gofundme.com/f/new-sega-megadrive-game
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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:03 pm 


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I love the style, it's beautiful! Definitely keeping my eye on this. Euro tropes are usually best avoided, but I think as long as you're aware of their issues, you can certainly graze them without ruining your game. So that part has me curious too.


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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:41 pm 


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new shot types some background pretty gradient-ness...cuz "euro"

Between stages will be a 80's dungeon style 3d mini hub world with a shop, quest counter maybe some casual stuff to fill in the universe (inspired by phantasy star online)

i did a maze kinda thing in my previous game, nauseous pines, so looking forward to revisiting it in a more casual sense >>> Image

Something salvageable and fun from euro game's, i believe is stacking all your powerups, kind like in GODS (best example), how you'd literelly be chucking everything at enemies by the end, bouncing axes, spears, vials of shit. Be empowering to have the various launchers as visible attachments.
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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:43 pm 


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some rough work on first boss
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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:58 pm 


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The bullet vomit is very euro. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:28 pm 


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~~In the true spirit of euro pub battles, fight vomit with vomit~~


The story will be something like this

A mechanical rockstar (idol :tm: uwu) is made using unethical and secretive entanglement methods, activated shit starts turning up from another dimension summoned by her music
Each stage will have a fully voiced song, themed on the boss

(I tried this last year on previous game, with singing on most the tracks https://soundcloud.com/inthereignoftiberius/immolate )


whats a euro shmup with out an Amiga million color sunset as the focal point (<<<<or its atari st crippled cousin, shown here)

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currently reducing/optimizing more colors..........I ideally want 16 colors tbh

Gameplay wise, going get all upgrades (and new levels sold as music tracks) via the shop introducing a little grind. You have options that can help you graze enemies if being passive.
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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:31 pm 


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https://youtu.be/LYgw-6Q_ETU

Shops test and some new music sketch

Levels will be pretty fast paced and small, allowing for manageable, fun(?) lite-grinding. You use the currency to access newer "cd's"(levels), upgrades, lives ect.
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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:10 pm 


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Introducing "Phanz"

These girls (Phantasy star online's "mag" inspired options) can be leveled up. They are what can fill the graze combo but can also provide additional fire powers (You see these beauties as you load in and they update you on what the level is about.)

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They will definitely be bringing the euro by lvl 5, stacking various shot types.

In the lore of the game they are collecting the frequencies of the barrage.
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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:35 pm 


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Wow this game looks gorgeous
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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:20 pm 


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laurabuzz wrote:
Wow this game looks gorgeous


Image getting to work on stage 2, kinda tribute to xyx's rozyrg and thunderforce 4

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cant be a very bullety level due to the colors, expect plenty of obstacles though
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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:46 am 


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a giant trashboat is incoming...and lipstick
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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:36 pm 


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https://youtu.be/0Wczgbhyw_8

test of the level "xyx'd" (roz tribute)

The theme of the level is a kind of singing IDOL graveyard

some nu-musix as well

boss is next
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 Post subject: Re: project "euro"
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:56 am 


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So, some revisions

Shops can be accessed at various points in the level allowing you the option to run and bank the points/cash you have, or you can push on with some risk bonus.

The level are kinda congested with various opportunities for replay grinding/experimenting with how you can graze the combo multiplier.

Also want some kind of fruitmachine, gambling station in the store, as is my tradition :sweats:
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 Post subject: Re: Gaijin
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:57 pm 


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Great looking art!


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 Post subject: Re: Gaijin
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:54 pm 


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Moving development over to the Megadrive

In the process of adapting the music there while the programmer readies up ..pretty damn excited for the music tbh

Some early experiments
(Thunderforce come thru)

https://soundcloud.com/inthereignoftiberius/cometh

https://soundcloud.com/inthereignoftiberius/gaijin-boss
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 Post subject: Re: Gaijin
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:06 pm 


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The colour palette and artwork is amazing! I'm a huge Genesis/MD fanboy so of course that helps. but you've really run with the concept and doubled down on the MD palettes look which is so cool. gives a huge late '80s/early '90s vibe to the game

Really beautiful stuff
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 Post subject: Re: Gaijin
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:44 pm 


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Yeah, not really making a retro game as such, it'll be very contemporary in tone, im approaching it more like a music video :roll:

At the mo this only using 1 palette of 4 (just over 16 colors), and i'm not using them all just for the sake of it

music more influenced by Korn and modern djent-ish stuff

obviously no tile considerations in place atm

vid with new fM ost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRm_54_Kvs4&ab_channel=SouthendBusker

and yeah, late 80's launch game aesthetic or gtfo

its all WIP atm, but we got what we need to get at least this quality down

https://www.gofundme.com/f/new-sega-megadrive-game
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 Post subject: Re: Gaijin
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:26 am 


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Level 3, the token "sand level" ..taking a nice twist, I feel.

(all gfx heavily WIP)
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