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Offline STEVIE G

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Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« on: September 07, 2021, 20:20:41 »
Got something to show at last so time for a worklog.

You are the lesser spotted blue gilled Grouper. You and your brood have been washed down a drain during a recent monsoon and must make it back to the river.  Your family are just eggs which must be collected en route. There'll be other fish, some easy pickings, others best avoided so its a game of survival too.

It uses my own physics engine which I've recently improved to include water physics - nothing fancy - faked but looks good in game as fish jump around. A couple of screenies ...


That Golliath Grouper looks hungry, time to get out of the water!

http://www.steviegoodwin.plus.com/images/Super%20Grouper/SG_01.png

Phew, he's after someone else - I'll wait here until its safe!

http://www.steviegoodwin.plus.com/images/Super%20Grouper/SG_02.png

I'll just sneak past while he's having lunch!

http://www.steviegoodwin.plus.com/images/Super%20Grouper/SG_03.png
« Last Edit: September 07, 2021, 20:32:37 by STEVIE G »

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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2021, 20:35:22 »
Loving the art style, I'm intrigued and looking forward to playing.   :D
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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2021, 21:35:07 »
Now this looks interesting. How about a video, or are things not moving about correctly yet?

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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2021, 22:03:11 »
Now this looks interesting. How about a video, or are things not moving about correctly yet?

Things are moving around swimmingly thanks.  ;) Maybe try a short video tomorrow. Jumping out the water and catching a fly in your mouth looks pretty spectacular  :o

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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2021, 03:06:17 »
digging that art style, very reminiscent of games like patapon.

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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2021, 12:14:56 »
Wee vid, v low res and half speed so you can see whats happening.

Sorry about dodgy video quality, can't seem to fix on this comp. >:(


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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2021, 12:20:14 »
Loving all the water and plant animation very cool 😎

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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2021, 13:00:42 »
Haha. Fantastic. Lovely vectory goodness

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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2021, 13:38:01 »
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Loving all the water and plant animation very cool 😎

Agreed.   8)
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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2021, 15:16:40 »
Nice stuff ... and it seems you make your toes wet in a different "graphics style pond" this time! Cool and hope you enjoy creating it!


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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2021, 15:21:04 »
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and it seems you make your toes wet in a different "graphics style pond" this time!

Haha, I was thinking the exact same thing.  Variety is the spice of life they say.   :D
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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2021, 15:30:45 »
Nice stuff ... and it seems you make your toes wet in a different "graphics style pond" this time! Cool and hope you enjoy creating it!


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Only to keep you happy of course. Technically its no different than my previous 'style' - i.e. lo-fi. I am not an artist.

I might make you a special retro pixel version!  :P

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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2021, 16:17:24 »
That really is excellent. Some snazzy physics in there too!


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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2021, 23:31:28 »
I'm trying to suss how the control system works and your objective. speculation here:

You need to surface every so often for air?

Pressing the button flips your fish the alternate direction and he slowly moves 0 to 180' which is how you manipulate the movement?

Green bar is a health bar kept up by munching on all the fish?

Love the boned fish drifting the sea bed, btw. A nice touch :)

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Re: Super Grouper - There can only be one comp
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2021, 23:43:26 »
I'm trying to suss how the control system works and your objective. speculation here:

You need to surface every so often for air?

Pressing the button flips your fish the alternate direction and he slowly moves 0 to 180' which is how you manipulate the movement?

Green bar is a health bar kept up by munching on all the fish?

Love the boned fish drifting the sea bed, btw. A nice touch :)

Air? You are a fecking fish!  I was just jumping about to show the water  :))

Hold the button to rotate towards 75 degs down, release to rotate towards 75 degs up.  You can speed up by releasing and pressing within a certain time. If you're going fast enough when you breach the water you'll get a boost. Changing direction is done by hitting the rocks at certain angles - think of it like an Olympic swimmer turning at the end of a length. Its all quite intuitive when you get used to it (I think).

The top bar is life the lower one is hunger. When you're 100% hungry your life is reduced slowly and  you go into predator mode and grab anything that hits your mouth.  The less life the quicker you get hungry.   Some fish get hungrier quicker as you can see.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2021, 23:47:22 by STEVIE G »

 

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