I hope posting in here is ok. I didn’t want to post this in the street fighter thread, since it wasn’t directly talking about street fighter games per say.
I’m a solo indie developer working on a fighting mixed platforming game for the past 1.5 years. I’ve always admired SF3 for it’s amazing animations and combat system, so I tried to merge that into a platforming game along with my art style.
I worked on all the code, design and art and I’m starting to do a bit of outreach to see if this kind of game would interest the fighting community?
Please take a look, constructive criticism is welcome and be kind. o__0
If the game looks like something you’d enjoy, and you’d like to know more. Please feel free to comment in this thread or find more info here:
Looks impressive but can’t see shit. I know you’ve got the CRT thing going on but for presentable media I think it’s gotta be recorded at hi-res. You’ve got a lot of detail in there and it’s a shame we can’t see it. Entire thing reminds me of Earthworm Jim and that warms my heart.
Your filter is too strong man, that’s a 1080p image and it’s super blurry. Is your game supposed to run at 1080p? It looks like 3D without the glasses at the moment but I think if you go half-strength on the filter it will look better.
Kung Fury Street Rage did this very well.
I think it works here because there is less detail in the assets and less assets in the environment so even though it’s intentionally blurry the presentation doesn’t smush together. Since you have so much more detail in your assets you should reduce the strength of your filter or go vice-versa. Also raising the contrast/gamma of the characters opposed to the bg will help them separate more.
For gameplay \ design pillars, the game is a platformer while mixing in alot of street fighter move sets. I’ve put in parrying (but call it blocking for simplicity) and fireball motions and there’s going to be supers requiring fireball motions etc. It’ll be level based and I’ll have a light RPG system where moves need to be “trained” in order to have them unlocked. Once unlocked then you can use them in levels. It’s more complicated than that, but for the sake of length I’m keeping it short. If you’d like more info please join the discord group, I’ll be putting up builds over there for people to download.
I’m just using Unity3d and coding in C#, nothing fancy. I’m not a coder actually… my background is art\ animation. But I got tired of waiting for someone to make a street fighter platformer. I’d also suggest to please join the discord group, I’ll be posting builds for download.
What game are you working on? I’d love to see it!
Got it! I think this is the general feedback I’m getting. I have to really figure out how to fix this.
I’m not a programmer by trade either. I’m a designer professionally.
there’s an early form of the 2d kendo game i worked on somewhere on one of my hdds. it’s similar to that footsies game just with a tad more going on interaction wise.
the current thing has no visuals. well, outlines to test collision interactions and input response but it’s not a game. it’s just the beginning of an engine.
but i’m always interested in learning about other people’s engines.
like just the basics such as how you build up what a ‘character’ is. do you have a parent/child relationship of collision with a single entity or is it a ‘group’ of entities.
i’m not even sure how unity works. every time i’ve looked at it i’ve been turned off by the UI and how much it seems built around a bunch of tools.
like i’ll need to learn how unity does things to use it. instead of just doing what i want to do.
Thanks for the compliment on the AD! Which filter are you talking about in particular? The CRT or the blur?
2D Kendo game, nice! Would it have been a spiritual successor to bushido blade? Wow so you decided to code your own engine? Much respect! That’s insane to me to even think about. My collision system isn’t complex, the enemies for now just have 1 hit box ( the body ) because I plan on having enemies with different types, so some can only be attacked with low attacks and others require you to attack with a jump kick for example, before you can start to string up your combos. Hopefully I can show you guys some videos of that soon.
I agree, Unity was intimidating when I started to learn it. But it has a ton to offer once you get the hang of things. If you’re familiar with Unreal Engine, then Unity should be easier to get into. But if you’re used to more 2d based engines like Tiled, Cocos2D and probably gamemaker?? … then wrapping your head around the interface might be harder.
Btw I love that your avatar of Ryu is the most serious looking guy with aggressive spiky hair, badazz headband and super determined glare. While my avatar of Corbo is a guy with round poofy hair, crusty headband and giving the derpiest smile ever. lol
heh. Ryu is my spirit animal. This is a cropped capture from the intro to 3S if you didn’t recognize it.
yeah sort of bushido blade-ish. in that it’s focused really on single clean hits and footsies.
ok so i’m guessing unity has some built in stuff for handling all kinds of common game functions and what not. that’s cool. i used UE back around 02-05. but back then just for map making.
i started more seriously with a program called stencyl. but it was too limited. then i moved to the framework stencyl uses (haxeflixel) and writing everything myself. but i ended up hating the way haxeflixel did certain things.
so i moved to snow/luxe because it’s barebones. it doesn’t have a specific way of doing anything at all. so you can develop exactly the systems you need for your specific game. there’s also good direct support via the main dev, sven, through gitter. there’s no real support outside direct communication and the api doc though. you just need to try stuff.
it’s very impressive how far you’ve gotten going it solo. it’s a real challenge to keep motivated when you have no one else and your goal is quite distant.
what’ve been the most challenging parts of development for you so far?
Yea I know that ver of 3rd Strike Ryu. Best version of SF IMO. You should recognize this move then. (Joudan Sokutogeri aka Donkey Kick) I’m more of a fan of Dudley\Chun Li in 3rd strike. Dudley’s 1-2-3 combos were fun to find out and use in game.
Unity’s pretty great. I can’t imagine creating anything from scratch like what you’re doing. That’s some serious hardcore development! But good on you for doing it, if you start using Unity then you’ll be able to get 1000x more out of it than I have.
I think the most challenging part of development is staying motivated, like you said. Having the trailer video get 8 thumbs up and 7 thumbs down, kinda is depressing. but I think I know what the issues are so next time up I’ll see if I can fix things. Also not really knowing if what I’m doing is even going to interest the gamer is kind of scary. I need to get a build of this game out in the open and start seeing if anyone even wants to play a game like this.
Are you interested in trying it out? Anyone else in here interested in trying out the work-in-progress game?