I was left alone for 40 minutes. I am not to be trusted.
Let jorji into your blog
argh, I still need to finish this game
Sure, werewolves are cute, but whatta ‘bout them grampappys
Tatsuyuki Tanaka. CANNABIS WORKS, 2003.
Here’s a quick sample comparison of what I’m working on right now. I’m redoing all my sprites for a couple reasons (which I’ll discuss in the next Patreon journal) and I’m revising a lot of what I already did to match the notes we have for our game. In this example I’m reworking Lizzie’s side melee walk (there is going to be a second up-angle walkcycle like you see in the X-Men arcade game) - when I did the first one as a proof-of-concept I wasn’t too happy with it.
All four characters have a certain personality to their movement, and Lizzie’s was always going to be a sort of ready-to-work look since she’s The Waitress. She’s also has the quickest movespeed of the four characters so her walk cycle had to reflect a nimbleness to it which the original proof-of-concept sprite wasn’t doing. The old one (on the left) has more of an angry plodding to it, like she’s going to wallop someone. The new one uses the exact same number of frames (four per step) but has more of a spring to her step- a lot of her leg movement is below the knee and her feet don’t spend as long on the ground, sort of like when you’re in between fast-walking and jogging without sprinting or walking. Also the perspective in the first one was wrong; I did it before we actually drew a background (whoops) so the new one is in the proper isometric perspective and less from-the-side so Lizzie looks like she’s actually occupying space on a Z axis as she will in-game.
We’re looking to get enough assets together for a very rough basic playable tech-demo alpha thing for SPX that you can come try out on our laptop so I am going to be focusing a bunch of time on getting those basic assets sketched up and sent to Jason to add to the game so we have something playable come September. The next comic page might be a little delayed but in the long run it’ll be worth it, I promise! Please understand.
UGGGHH these look so damn GOOD
can we please stop doing this to artists? if you like what they did and think it’s beautiful, respect them. don’t do this. it’s so obnoxious and rude and i hate seeing it because i’ve had people do this to me before and it’s a horrible feeling let’s just not do this to artists okay