First, I would like to take the oppurtunity to wish everyone a very merry xmas and a wonderful new year. As it is xmas I thought I would show more progress on the zones and explain a few things.
Ok first up we have Icecap zone. This zone is not the easiest to edit but I still love to do my best for everyone. Act 1 is more speedy and fun with lots of slopes. Whereas act 2 is more toned down and is a bit longer because I know people enjoy the music and art of Icecap. So I did it so you can all enjoy it a bit more.
Ah Lava Reef Zone, act 1 is probably the most difficult act to edit. It has what I refer to as "Special Rocks". What that means is that there is some parts of level art which are stored at a specific location and are used to conceal gaps in the 128x128 chunks. But it is an easy problem to fix but still troublesome. Anyways, for the LRZ act 1 intro I have created an Indianna Jones style boulder chasing you and has no rings during the sequence. So be Careful.
Act 2 however is a much easier act to edit. Now this is where I got creative. The reverse gravity object is exclusive to MHZ, SOZ, LRZ, HPZ, SSZ and DEZ so I have decided to create upside down sections in LRZ act 2 just to add a little perk to the level and makes something a little bit different. This is easily one my favourite act edits.
Now back a few months back I posted a picture of Hidden Palace in a gold and red pallette. Alot of people didn't like it and upon reflection, neither did I. So I completely recreated the pallette to look a million times better. Also this is the only level to be 100% completed. I want to do this properly and take time to craft together all the levels and give each one "A new lease of life".
This is one of the reasons I am not having a release date for this.
Now here's a zone that is interesting to say the least. Death Egg is actually one of the easiest zones to edit with elements such as the gravity reverse tubes being able to be placed in both acts. Act 1 is a speedy level but a long level at the same time. Act 2 is much more sinister and a gruelling assault course of interesting obstacles. So I am purposely concealing any screen shots of this act until a release is made.
Well that is all for now guys, I always appreciate your comments and criticism on my work cause you guys are awesome and very helpful.
Have a lovely Christmas guys.
This post has been edited by UtopiaUK: 24 December 2009 - 10:21 AM