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Invasion of the 8-bit aliens (new sprite shot)

Postby jake.lutze » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:28 pm

Remember my concept Chuck Seagal Van Damme?Well, this is birthed from that.Ive spent all my time currently making sprites, and thinking of things to include.So far I have three weapons, 6 characters, 1 vehicle, and 1 boss.There are two gameplay modes that you run into throughout the game.The first mode is a top-down, gauntlet style mode with teen tiny characters shooting other teeny tiny aliens.

The second mode is more of a platformer, and its side scrolling as opposed to top down.  Im planning to have 15 weapons, you can hold one at a time, and you pick them up and swap them when your run over them, kinda like contra.

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In the year 1337X  (about two million years from now I would guess)  the human race is thriving, kinda.  Technology is incredible.  You can teleport someone to the moon within 2 seconds.  Humanity has foudn peace within its own race.  Yet ffrom exploring the cosmos for nearly two million years, they have developed new foes.  Alien foes.  Many wars have been fought over space mines and space spices.  And other spacely things.  Just skirmishes on planets lowly colonized.  But one race has taken a vendetta against humanity and has invaded earth, capturing every human aboard their massive ship of doom.  They have taken the president of Earth onto their doom planet to perform hideous experiements of evil space evil to do evil alien space things.The presidents bodygaurds have all been killed, and so have all the earths greatest warriors like Steven Seagal and that guy from DOOM.  Who will save humanity?  Well it turns out that the Space Captain of Earth sent a message to two people before being captured.  This message was sent to Chuck Seagal Van Damme and Renwick.  Why doesnt Renwick have  last name?  Because hes that awesome.  So now, its up to Renwick and Chuck to kick some alien butt and answer one question: 
"Are you a bad enough dude to save the president?"

As you might have guessed you choose either Chuck or Renwick from the start of the game.  They have two the same yet sorta different story lines kinda liek in resident evil.  Each character will probably have unique powers or weapons.

Sadly, Im not home so I cant share much in the way of screens but one WIP shot of the first boss.  Patience is  a virtue.

And if the story sounds stupid and cheesy, Ive done my job.
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby Lord Cohliani » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:34 pm

Hahahahah! Now that's funny.

But, may I suggest that you take a more realistic/horror-ish approach with the aliens. I know that it's supposed to be corny, but that spaceship is just an eyesore. I think it would look cooler a different way.

Anyways, it looks fun(ny).
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby RPGking » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:00 pm

Nice. There was a game called Bad Dudes for the NES, it had the same quote from it, are you a bad enough dude to save the president. I used to own it.

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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby jake.lutze » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:08 pm

XD
the quote was a reference to that.
Im glad you caught that XD
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby RPGking » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:17 pm

:lol: Whoo, score one for rpg! :lol:

I feel like a nob asking this, whats XD mean? :oops:

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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby fdu5526 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:21 pm

Nice boss sprite!

and XD means laughing really hard. X is the closed eyes, and D is the opened mouth laughing

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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby jake.lutze » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:25 pm

Thank you.

I have the finished boss, finished TD chuck1, and finished SS chuck1
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby RPGking » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:28 pm

Thos eodn't lok bad, I like the style, this is a sidescrolle right. Gawd, my typos piss me off, I go so fast and am like, GWARRRG, and then I make mistakes.

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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby jake.lutze » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:34 pm

Well thank you.
I thought the black outlines would look more retro.
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby Blood Raven » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:30 am

they do..this looks cool!
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby jake.lutze » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:33 am

Lord Cohliani wrote:Hahahahah! Now that's funny.But, may I suggest that you take a more realistic/horror-ish approach with the aliens. I know that it's supposed to be corny, but that spaceship is just an eyesore. I think it would look cooler a different way.Anyways, it looks fun(ny).


the spaceship is only like that because I messed soemthing up.I will change it whn I get back home.

@ blood raven
thanks

EDIT: Ive changed the boss sprite to be less of an eyesore
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby MIV » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:32 am

I like the idea of an 8-bit alien game, very original, but your sprites have to look more 8-bit. Regrettably, this also means a bit more of an eyesore, too.
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby jake.lutze » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:44 pm

thats why Im thinking of boosting it to 16-bit.

wouldnt be as catchy, but hey, its easier to sprite
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens

Postby Lord Cohliani » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:49 pm

I wasn't being mean, I was just giving constructive criticism. Anyways, you don't have to abide by what I say, but, I still think you're using too bright of colors. I really don't see a need for a huge purple and green spaceship to be flying around. :P

And a lighter note, you already have me sold. I'll be sure to play this.
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens (new sprite shot)

Postby jake.lutze » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:12 pm

no harm done, I was going to chan ge the colors anyway.
Now its blue and purple =D

alright.
And everyone who reads this, make sure to check the first page for the finished side scrolling Renwick sprite.
And yes he has dreads.
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens (new sprite shot)

Postby TheRunner » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:50 pm

Yeah that looks Awesome!

You should win a prise for best spriter on 001 :O
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens (new sprite shot)

Postby MIV » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:42 am

Yes, it does look good now. Not bad for sprites, but is the black outline really necessary?
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens (new sprite shot)

Postby TheRunner » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:51 am

hmm maybe you should more to it, like...More wires and whatnot.

More addons, big things, make it bit more high-tech.

After all, aliens do know what they are doing.
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens (new sprite shot)

Postby jake.lutze » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:59 pm

MIV wrote:Yes, it does look good now. Not bad for sprites, but is the black outline really necessary?


of course it is. What sprited game doesnt have the black outline?

Zomgnowai wrote:You should win a prise for best spriter on 001 :O

Im not that great, I cheat a lot =P
Graphics gale makes it to easy XD

Zomgnowai wrote:hmm maybe you should more to it, like...More wires and whatnot.

More addons, big things, make it bit more high-tech.

After all, aliens do know what they are doing.


Seeomg how this is probably the first boss, I dont want it to loo too overwhelming.
But I may add soemthing like that.


EDIT:

Weve got a problem:

Ive lost all of the sprites I worked on when I was in Michigan.
all of them.

I lost the thumb drive I took with me and now I have nothing.

I dont know when I may get it back, if ever.
But I really want to finish this game.

So I have two options.
Neither of which I like:

re-do all of the sprites
or
abandon the project.

post here and tell em what I should do.
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens (new sprite shot)

Postby TheRunner » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:12 pm

Well...If i was in your position i would Re- do the game...But better!!

Buuut...Yeah..>Re-Do..
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens (new sprite shot)

Postby MIV » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:00 am

jake.lutze wrote:
MIV wrote:Yes, it does look good now. Not bad for sprites, but is the black outline really necessary?


of course it is. What sprited game doesnt have the black outline?

Well, most actual 8-bit ones don't.
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Re: Invasion of the 8-bit aliens (new sprite shot)

Postby Scaveleon » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:18 pm

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