Making Monkeys (puzzle platformer)

GregAnims

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Over the last 2 months i've been working on a puzzle platformer, similar in concept to my previous game Use Boxmen. You play as a monkey who discovers a clone-gun and you help/hinder each other to reach the coffee in each level. I returned to the concept because i find it really interesting, i love in ICO where you co-operate with the girl, and i love in Abes Odyssey you work alongside your buddies (or just fart on them).



The game has helped me become more familiar with stencyl, and after this project i want to either develop a polished iOS title or a more fleshed out action-shooter. You can follow more of my work at:
http://greg-anims.com (soon to be a fresh website/company)

And im happy to try and answer any questions anyone has, from what ive learned on this game :) cheers!

coleislazy

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Looks great! I can't wait to play it!

GregAnims

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Cheers! Im considering using your "exploding actor" resource for when the monkeys get shot :)

Joe

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I agree with Cole. This looks and sounds fantastic. Looking forward to playing it!

coleislazy

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Cheers! Im considering using your "exploding actor" resource for when the monkeys get shot :)

Neat-o! Let me know if you need any help with it, or if I can tweak it in any way to fit your game better!

GregAnims

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Game is more or less finished, features 14 unique puzzles and a russian hiphop soundtrack  8)

After finishing up the sound, it has to go through the sponsorship grind, and will be released after that (probably a month). Next game from me will probably be more action focused like a 2D DOOM, or something like cannon fodder.

coleislazy

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Cool! Can't wait to play it!

airman4

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i just want to ask something greg
selling the game on a site like desura is not better ?

why people here always want to go through sponshor ship ?

It's the best way ?

GregAnims

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Sponsorship allows my game to reach millions of players, is a fairly stable way to monetize (which im also familiar with) and lets me make faster projects in a couple of months. I would like to make a game for retail at some point though, as if your game is good enough you can make far more money, and a much better community around the game.

airman4

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I see !
thanks for explications and good luck!

with that concept , should work.

Akiak

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You made Use Box Men? I loved that game! Did you make it with Stencyl too?

Looking forward to your next work.

GregAnims

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Thanks, all my games before Monkeys have been made from scratch in Flash, using Actionscript 2. Monkeys is my first stencyl title; i'm working on something more complex now i've learnt the basics of the engine.

GregAnims

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« Last Edit: December 30, 2011, 07:28:44 am by Greg-Anims »

omey

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I love the watercolour art style backgrounds .Similarly in the menu.Good polish.Love it

airman4

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Nice game

i'm blocked at when you have to make a bridge to push the key and get the coffey in the right corner of the screen
hard to make it work

i did 9 levels so far


edit
sorry to sound noob but how did you made your site as well, very nice , and how many do you paid per year for hosting this site ? if i may ask

« Last Edit: December 31, 2011, 03:21:01 am by airman4 »