TORNABY (a Dark Metroidvania-Sci-Fi-HD-Platformer) + DEMO!

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Post » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:29 pm

Hey there,

after some flu-related health issues i updated the demo and fixed some stuff:
the ledge-grab-thing should now work as intended,
the hud/health-bar is bigger,
the shooting marine is behind a defensive wall, which makes it less easier to hit him.
i added another walking marine-type (which was actually intended to appear later in game).
...some other minor fixes/tweaks.

Sadly, i'm afraid i won't be able to post a full walkthrough myself, since this seems above my laptop's capacity (really bad fps when doing screencapture) :/
Maybe i find someone willing to do this for me.

PS: Finally enough reputation to post a real download url 8-)
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Post » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:55 pm

Hey !
I've just gave the game a quick try and it seems that when the player is hanging on a ledge and I press jump, the player doesn't jumps higher enough so he can reach on top of the platform:
https://streamable.com/t4wwx

Edit: I forgot to say that I was using the gamepad, if I use the keyboard it runs fine.

Another thing is when I save the game, then exit to windows, then open the game again and continue, this is what is happening:
https://streamable.com/ztjox

bullet and weapon effect angles are messed up.

I would like to know what is the size of the background image and the other big sprites that you use in the game.
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Post » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:17 am

First, I want to say that this is visually stunning. I'm blown away by the art and sense of immersion here :). You did the art too??

Bugs to take a look into:
I noticed that the player grabs ledges even if the platform is low enough to jump on normally (this happens at the starting point), Also, I want to echo what @anty21ro said about the player not jumping quite high enough when jumping from a ledge grab to get on the platform.

Great work so far! I hope you finish it!
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Post » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:31 pm

thx for the helpful input - both issues (edge jump with gamepad and shooting angle after load) have been fixed.

@ultrafop i consider the ability to grab lower platforms as lazy design & corrected this (at least in the starting room) by adjusting the height ;)

@anty21ro
regarding the background-image size:
they vary from 1920x1080 ~300-400kb-.jpgs , when static (no parallax scrolling) to tiled ones with much lower widths.
Other bg-objects (e.g. those organic "pipes") range from 50 to 200kb (per frame) pngs ranging from 300 - 700 px.
I hope that helps.
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