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Project Warlock - retro inspired FPS, but expanded with character progression and upgrades

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    this vomit-inducing faux 'retro' thing reminds me of what goes on in horror movies these days - you have endless waves of zero effort shlock that is allegedly trying to 'capture' that 80's slasher flick feel, but what you actually get is soulless, ambitionless tripe that has zero justification for existing.

    These insipid things don't ape the games that supposedly 'inspired' them, they're just testaments to how utterly inept the people making them are - they really have no clue. This misplaced sense of fake nostalgia really fucking bugs me. How old were these hacks when Hexen came out, 2?
     
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  2. Mynon Scholar Shitposter

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    I'm surprised by how many of you failed to pick up that they're trying to go for that "Amiga Look", as that is painfully evident from the color scheme and HUD design...

    For the purely old-school PC-style FPS, this is closer to the mark:
     
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  3. Durandal Arcane

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    Ion Maiden sure is a cool name
    A minor peeve I have with these kind of retro-looking games is that when you start making them more detailed than they originally were they kind of end up looking like Minecraft because of the geometry, like Arcane Dimensions for Quake
     
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  4. soulburner Savant

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    Any more info on Ion Maiden? I keep finding the same few screenshots everywhere...
     
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  5. Ezekiel Savant

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    Of course it has character progression and upgrades. They're all like that now. I liked shooters more when they weren't about that. When I didn't have to go into a menu every few minutes or think about stats.
     
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  6. Mynon Scholar Shitposter

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    Examples of new enemy spritework.
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  7. Durandal Arcane

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    That's pretty good, I just wish the color palette wasn't so muted.
     
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  8. Nekot-The-Brave Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    You could say it looks like quake.
     
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  9. Mynon Scholar Shitposter

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    It's basically "Amiga look", with ramped up contrast. It's a conscious choice and most folks seem to like it, so I doubt that it is going anywhere.
     
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  10. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    Looks cool 2 me.
     
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  11. Ash Arcane

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    Can't stand the art style. Mostly everything else looks fine though. We'll see how it turns out.
     
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  12. David_Kay Barely Literate

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    Hi everyone. I'm the graphic guy of this game. The game is in very early alpha but we do appreciate feedback. Regarding some of the concerns about this game: This is a small game with a lot of limitations. We do not aspire to make another Quake or Blood. Such games are beyond our current capacity and experience. This is why the levels are flat and we use sprites instead of 3d models. We know our limits so we're making a game that we are actually able to finish. It's possible that with the experience we gain from this project we will be able to create something more ambitious next time. Looking back I guess that saying this game is inspired by Quake and Blood was a poor choice of words, as it implied we are making a game of a similar caliber. That's on us.

    As for the art style, it had to be both simple and time efficient to produce. And since it's a simple game, simple pixel art was the perfect choice. Altough I do my best to make it look decent. It's the first pixel art project I took, so I had to learn many things on the fly. It was not my goal to mimick any existing game or style. This is why this game does look different than other doom clones. We never wanted to recreate a game from the past. We are making our own game using some of the design templates and inspirations from existing games. We have specifically chosen the comodore palette so this game would look different. And because it fits the dark and gloomy themes that we want to convey. And I always wanted to use this color set for a game. I agree that it's a very specific art style. You have to be into that sort of thing to enjoy it.

    Oh and I was 10 when Hexen came out :)
     
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  13. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    That blur crap better be toggable.
     
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  15. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    "you opened a door"

    thank you for the information
     
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  16. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    YOU OPENED A DOOR


    Picked up some health(10)
     
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  17. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    you died.
     
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  19. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    Another gay Dark Souls clone then.
     
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  20. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    You pressed Alt
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  21. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  22. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  23. ArchAngel Arcane

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    So it is safe to say they missed their October 2017 release date :D
     
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  24. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  25. Ash Arcane

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    That's pretty badass. Still not sure if I could withstand that artstyle for more than 10 mins though, IDK. I guess I will, as it's not that bad, just depends how the gmeplay turns out. Looks OK in that regard, just not sure about the level design.
     
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