Game announcement: Puffy Man: the balloon thing

NerdinaNutshell

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Please keep in mind that this is my first game. Thank you.

If there’s one thing I’ve always loved it’s my childhood. So why not make a game about it? Introducing Puffy Man. A sidescrolling platformer about a hero of the same name.

Plot Summary: the story follows Puffy Man the balloon man  as he attempts to stop the evil Red Magician who has used his signature “Make Mean Powder” on the world’s inhabitants.

Art Style: Now this is probably the most interesting part of the game. The art style is supposed to look something a ten year would draw (in other words: no picasso, but understandable.
Artwork: https://imgur.com/gallery/ob1NvOg, https://youtu.be/uM0CcOhr6rI

Gameplay: planning to keep controls simple. Movement, Jump, and a double jump. Since Puffy Man is like a ballon his physics will change in different temperatures (he is lighter in heat and heavier in cold).

Thoughts? Thank you  (sorry if I worded this weirdly).

« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 09:17:28 am by NerdinaNutshell »
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squeeb

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cool concept for the temperature mechanics!

NerdinaNutshell

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If more people show interest I’ll post more concept art
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squeeb

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Just post it :D   most of the time people are reading... just not commenting

merrak

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Just post it :D   most of the time people are reading... just not commenting

Somewhere I had read some advice to new bloggers--to expect only one comment for each 500 to thousand views. If you look at some of the longstanding journal threads (like mine, Bombini's, fillergames' for examples) you'll see they have dozens of comments and tens of thousands of views. So that statistic seems about right here. So like squeeb said, just go ahead and post. You'll get people's attention. If nothing else there are plenty of people like me that like to have little things to read while waiting for compiling to finish, take a mental break, etc.

A couple things to help if you want people to comment--Ask questions. Comment on other people's posts--they'll usually respond in kind. Rather than posting links to videos and artwork, embed those things. (Unless they're huge, would be distracting, NSFW, etc.) The more trouble it is to look at your materials, the fewer people will bother. Assume your readers are lazy (like me :D)

NerdinaNutshell

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Artwork #2
 https://imgur.com/a/TQueSqf
https://imgur.com/gallery/POMZ29B

If this thread does ever get popular (I’ll probably start a blog)
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Bombini

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Hey,
small hitn to make your work better visible:
Embed pictures directly in your post.

Like this:

NerdinaNutshell

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I’ve finally gotten back into working on this and I’ve been making a ton of progress
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NerdinaNutshell

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Just to show how much I love him I decided to dress up Puffy Man for Halloween. He doesn’t actually have a skeleton so...
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NerdinaNutshell

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I'm almost finished with the demo so stay tuned. I'm going to take a break for a few months to do some smaller projects so I can make this game even better.
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NerdinaNutshell

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