[WIP]SUPER Bear Hunter: Apocalypse

joechessum

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Hey guys Joe here just posting up and pretty early version of my next game(my first game was cancelled so technically this is my first).

If you haven't done the math already it's called 'Bears, Guns & The Apocalypse' this is just a working title right now so if anybody's got any suggestion I'd be glad to hear them.

The premise of the game is that you play a hunter in the woods being attack by ravenous bears while trying to avoid meteors brought on by the poorly timed apocalypse. You have limited ammo but fortunately a supply of ammo crates is falling from the sky to help you in your dilema.

I've still got a lot to do but I'm happy with what I've got so far and you guys can check it out here.

http://www.stencyl.com/game/play/12455

Thanks to anyone who takes the time to play it and even better if you've some feedback.

« Last Edit: May 10, 2012, 05:07:52 am by joechessum »
Currently working on my upcoming stencyl game SUPER Bear Hunter: Apocalypse. You can play what I've got so far here http://bit.ly/Kf743Q

rob1221

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I like it, but I think it ends too quickly.  Maybe start off with just the bears, and then add meteors, and speed them both up over time.

torcado194

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i agree with rob. nice graphics and gameplay, but kinda annoying when the meteor kills you.

joechessum

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I like it, but I think it ends too quickly.  Maybe start off with just the bears, and then add meteors, and speed them both up over time.

You're right and the finished game will certainly be along those lines, at the moment I'm just concentrating on getting things working how they should and then fine tuning stuff later on.

Increasing the speed overtime is something I will definitely do as well as a few other ideas I've got for increasing the threat of death.

I'm thinking about adding more animals/creatures that attack you, things that have a kind of out of the ordinary apocalyptic feel to them. Maybe even include the four horseman lol
Currently working on my upcoming stencyl game SUPER Bear Hunter: Apocalypse. You can play what I've got so far here http://bit.ly/Kf743Q

magicpegasus

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I really like the style of this game! The one thing I miss is seeing the character turn to face the direction of movement/shooting.

Looking forward to seeing how you develop this! Great job!

joechessum

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I really like the style of this game! The one thing I miss is seeing the character turn to face the direction of movement/shooting.

Looking forward to seeing how you develop this! Great job!

Thanks a lot man!

Yeh don't worry all the characters animations are coming soon, there's mostly placeholder art in this version.

Currently working on my upcoming stencyl game SUPER Bear Hunter: Apocalypse. You can play what I've got so far here http://bit.ly/Kf743Q

joechessum

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Just uploaded an only slightly updated version.

Added new tileset for the ground.
Added more background elements.
Can now see what way your facing.
Added an ammo counter.
Meteors don't come until after a set amount of time.
Bears spawn with random x-speeds.

It runs at a really low FPS at the moment so I'll have to go through everything and try and use that lagless actor tutorial to help with that(that'll be fun lol).

You can check it out here http://www.stencyl.com/game/play/12455

Still got lots to do and once again any feedback is greatly welcomed!

Cheers

Joe
Currently working on my upcoming stencyl game SUPER Bear Hunter: Apocalypse. You can play what I've got so far here http://bit.ly/Kf743Q

joechessum

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Got a new title for the game:



Yep I decided on SUPER Bear Hunter: Apocalypse.

I've started adding a few sound effects here and there, just your regular 8 bit bleeps and bloops cause I love that kind of stuff and hopefully, when I get round to asking him, I'll have an awesome chiptune musician doing the music for me.

Gonna make a big push on my character animations over the next couple of days.


Joe
Currently working on my upcoming stencyl game SUPER Bear Hunter: Apocalypse. You can play what I've got so far here http://bit.ly/Kf743Q

LDeathnote

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Everything looks good but the difficulty at the start is too punishing! Adding a difficulty curve would make this much more enjoyable. Keep it up! :)

Nomosoft

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The ejected spent cartridge looks awesome, nice attention to detail. Those little touches can really separate a game from the pack.

joechessum

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The ejected spent cartridge looks awesome, nice attention to detail. Those little touches can really separate a game from the pack.

Thanks a lot man. I had plan to add loads of little stuff like that but my game is running slow as it is so I might have to sacrifice stuff like that for a smoother game.

Unless anybody has any great tips for improving frame rate other then the stuff on stencylpedia?
Currently working on my upcoming stencyl game SUPER Bear Hunter: Apocalypse. You can play what I've got so far here http://bit.ly/Kf743Q

Savager

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Hey joe, how do u make the character drawnings? Im very new in this and i like your drawing style, but i dont know how to begin, i have been doing some drawings in paint pro, but i dont know if there is something easyer.

joechessum

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Hey joe, how do u make the character drawnings? Im very new in this and i like your drawing style, but i dont know how to begin, i have been doing some drawings in paint pro, but i dont know if there is something easyer.

Hey man I'm glad you like it! I draw all my art and sprites in Photoshop but you can use any fairly descent art program. Understandably not everyone can get a hold of Photoshop so you should give GIMP a try which you can grab here for free http://www.gimp.org/

Other then that there's nothing I can really tell you other find pixel art styles you like and use them as inspiration and just keep practising.

 
Currently working on my upcoming stencyl game SUPER Bear Hunter: Apocalypse. You can play what I've got so far here http://bit.ly/Kf743Q

joechessum

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I just uploaded a new build to Stencyl arcade here http://www.stencyl.com/game/play/12455 as well as the site in my signature.

I've added:
Sounds effect(still more to come)
Start screen
Main menu
Credits Page(unfinished)
Gradual Meteor spawn frequency(to add a difficulty curve, still needs to be tweaked)
Some other eye candy stuff

What I plan to add:
2 Player Mode
How To Play screen
Adding more 'obstacles'
Adding other ways to increase your score
Maybe simple power ups(eg a shield)
Music(Currently talking to a friend of mine to put together some nice chip tunes)
and more

More feedback is greatly appreciated as usual



Joe
Currently working on my upcoming stencyl game SUPER Bear Hunter: Apocalypse. You can play what I've got so far here http://bit.ly/Kf743Q

joechessum

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Made a run cycle for the hunter which I threw up on my dropbox here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/76898314/Hunter-Run-Right.gif

I like animating pixel art have done it a lot before but add some new challenges that you get get with traditional animation.
Currently working on my upcoming stencyl game SUPER Bear Hunter: Apocalypse. You can play what I've got so far here http://bit.ly/Kf743Q