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Sonic Gemini (NEW ART STYLE)

Discussion in 'Fangaming Discussion' started by DM Ashura, Dec 27, 2009.

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  1. Namagem

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    I hope to god I wasn't the only person to see this.

    Anyway, I can't wait to see where this goes. This could either be pulled of spectacularly, or it could flop incredibly hard.
    Preferably the former, of course.
     
  2. Chimpo

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  3. DM Ashura

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    The sand tiles you see were kind of preliminary anyway, so they're getting redone with a bit more depth and variation.

    As for why we switched to the new style ... the idea was suggested by SonicWarriorTJ for him to hand-draw it all because (1) it would be easier to produce and edit than pixel art and (2) because we could *NOT* find enough reliable pixel artists. A number of people said they would help us and then either bailed or ended up doing nothing. For instance the guy who created the background for Memento Temple Zone flat out told us that was ALL he wanted to do for us. So we went in the direction that would not only give us creative uniqueness but also make sure our game gets DONE.

    I appreciate all the feedback though ... it will very much be taken into account. Just because it's hand drawn doesn't mean it's going to just look like a Flash game. ;)
     
  4. Sonic Warrior TJ

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    Everything's being done in Photoshop at a crazy high resolution with my drawing tablet, and I'm drawing each frame by hand. No shitty Flash tweens here. I'm among those of us who hate modern cartoons for their sheer lack of effort when it comes to animating. DM Ashura posted it on another site, so I don't see why I can't share this with you.
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    People have told me the .gif is too fast, but this is literally just me putting the frames together in PS to see how it looks in motion. It'll be "correct" after the sprites are put into the game.
     
  5. DigitalDuck

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    Kinda reminds me of this.

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  6. Vague Rant

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    Can I ask what it is Sonic is doing here? Is that a standing animation? A wind-up-to-begin-running animation? A nervous-at-the-high-school-dance animation? Not really a criticism, just curious what the foot shuffle is for. The art certainly looks nice, so I'm moderately interested to see this in action.
     
  7. Sonic Warrior TJ

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    It is indeed a standing animation, it's more or less based on the one from Sonic Advance. I'm definitely planning on having a few idle animations per character to mix it up a bit. Good Lord, you'd cringe upon seeing the very first standing pose I made after we decided on the art change. It took some trial and error before I got my bearings, believe me.
     
  8. Ritz

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  9. Vague Rant

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    Looks more like <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_cradle" target="_blank">Newton's cradle</a> to me.
     
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