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DCameron

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Okay, I just finished my Alien invasion type game, so now I'm moving on to zombies! what else? This will (hopefully) be a fun type game, and I'm planning to make this game a lot smaller and compact to cut down on the development time, although developing all the assets, coding, and scoring systems will probably still take ages! Will try and post regular updates on the games progress.
I have a idea for a zombie survival type game, but I'm going to develop this mini-type game first, and then hopefully I can use the assets I make on this mini-game on that game too.

This week I'm planning out the control system, and I'm going to try and design the game to work on both PC and tablet devices.
Also sketched out a rough idea of what the game screen will look like.

Going to spend a lot more time on the planning stage for this game, so hopefully I will not have to add bits onto the game later, like I did with my last game.
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DCameron

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Quick update:
I've started to plan out the screen, and where everything will go on screen, and tried to get my head around the screen resolutions, hopefully using a size that will work on both the web and mobile: 480 x 800.

I have been working on animations for the zombies, using a template I found on http://www.hbgames.org/  . I've been adapting the template into a attacking zombie, and colouring the template in with a dirty white/grey top and brown trousers. This colour template will be easy to change the colour of the clothes, blue jeans for example, so should speed up the development time a bit. I was going to post a quick animation, but I need to add a few more frames to the attacking animations, so i'll do that first.
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DCameron

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Ok here is an early look at one of the zombies, theres 8 different directions they go in, with normal walking, and attacking as well. Not sure if I want them to have a standing pose as well, might just stick to the walking and attacking modes.
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DCameron

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A bit snowed under with paperwork from the tax man atm, but before that I have been working on the sprite sheet for the main hero of the game. Just about finished now, but having 8 directions, and a walking and attacking mode has resulted in a lot of sprites, and has taken a long time to draw and colour. Will get back soon with a sample clip, as soon as I finish all this paper work :)
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DCameron

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Here is a sample of the main character for the game, I'll try and get the images lined up properly in Stencyl (you might notice the feet move slightly). Hopefully can start working on the programming in Stencyl now!
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DCameron

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I've been working on more background art this month, and have it just about finished now (took a while!). Just started on the UI text, title art, and intro screens. Off on my hols next week, then will be cracking on with the coding when I get back.
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DCameron

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Getting close to the Alpha now, need to refine the scoring and level progression, and then I get my kids to test it :)
Also need to tidy up some of the sprites and look into adding a sound track.
Just like to say a big thank you to soundbible.com for the sound effects I used from the site, they're really good!
I also need to add in cut scenes between levels and then hopefully not far off getting it finished!
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DCameron

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Update:
Added some UI graphics and tided up some sprites, more to finish.
Been working on the game mechanics, level completion/progression and scoring. 
Looking nearly finished now, but I will probably be taking some time off over the summer, will post an update in a month :)
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DCameron

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I've been ticking off tasks on my to do list for the game, and looking into how to publish the game on Android.
Also been removing white pixels from the main character of the game which didn't look good, time consuming with so many frames! (Maybe the next game can be something with less animation frames, like a box :) )
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DCameron

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Been working on multi-touch controls for mobile, and reworking the pause menu, (no P to pause key on a mobile screen!).
Looking into publishing onto NewGrounds next, and maybe integrating some ads/videos if possible.
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DCameron

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The game is finished and up on Kongregate!

Try it here: http://www.kongregate.com/games/cameronmcl/zombie-head-zmash

Let me know what you think, any comments are welcome :)
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DCameron

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I am currently working on adding lots more levels to Zombie Head Zmash, to add to the fun!
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DCameron

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You can check out the progress i'm making with the new levels over on my Patreon page, just click the link below:
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DCameron

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Posted another progress update on my Patreon page, you can become a Patreon for just $1, help support the game development, and check out exclusive Patreon only updates, check it out here: 
https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?c=280372
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DCameron

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I've been a bit busy balancing the books, but belatedly managed to upload another update on patron :)

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2831335

 
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