I am trying to work on my own videogame, which I have had ideas for ages and now I felt like getting my arse together and actually do something! I mostly am doing some graphics so I have something to start off from. That's why I came here to ask some questions, because You people have worked on games too or Roms and have experience with it.
Here are some WIP and few finished work I worked so far, so You get ideas what character it is. I hope MarkeyJester doesnt kill me when I have antennas... I did not know anything about MJ character when I created my chara in 2007....
But I have got few questions what worrie me a bit, maybe people around here can help or give tips.
I mostly want to make my game 2D, similar to Rayman Origins/Castle Crashers/Alien Hominid etc.
Here are some questions what bug me:
How are the animations done, so they "link'' with eachother smoothly? Do I have to make like millions of sprites so the animations go together fluidly or I should not worrie about it too much?
For example, I have that running Zputnik who shoots and then goes back to running so I could make the run smooth, but shooting always starts at this part:
but when I shoot at another pose, such as
then the running fucks up, cause there will be a ''hiccup'' between the running animation...
What are some good pages to get ideas making backgrounds for games? I'm so shit at thinking of BGs and I never have any ideas what to fill it. I have nice ideas in my brain, but when I start drawing, I do not get any ideas.
Do I get into trouble when I use similar ideas from other games or I should not worrie about it? This is my biggest fear of making game... like maybe I get sued if I used similar idea in my game.... (For example, in mitsume gatooru, there is a place where you shoot at nothing and there appears a chicken, who throws you coins, which is a cool secret. I would like to use similar idea but with different ideas, like wheel of fortune and some other things)
That is it so far, If I get more questions then I ask here.