The Forgotten Planet Game Music

The Forgotten Planet - Menu Music - By Josef Falkensk├Âld ( )

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

New Tile Animation System!


Early on in the development I hardcoded a few tile animations, meaning that if I want to add one more, I had to do it in code, which would take 5-10 minutes / animation.

I therefore decided to create a tile animation system that was integrated with the map editor for the game.

The only limitation with the new system is that the tile animations have to be in one row in the .png image, but that's not really a problem.

The system can load in tiles that are stored with grid, or without grid in the .png file.

 Here's the YouTube Video:

Until next blogpost!


Friday, 15 July 2011

Item & Energy drops from enemies working!

Hello again!

This morning I finished the "Enemy Drop" system. When the player shoots an enemy it can drop either energy or an item.

Not really much more to say ^^.

And the YouTube Video:

Until next post!


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Next Probe Feature Completed: Probe Drill

New Probe Feature: Probe Drill

Today I completed the next probe feature: Probe Drill. Well.... almost at least ;), got to throw in materials to "mine" for as well.  The probe drill mode will be used to mine materials (will be visible on walls) and to find hidden passages and secrets like i show in the YouTube video.

As you can see in the video, a new tile set is in the making. I will receive more tiles from the pixel artist I hired this week, so the videos will look better and better with each post ^^.

Next up is adding: Enemy drop & materials to drill for in the walls. (might add a few more things as well.)

And, the reason you really came by (as usual), the YouTube Video:

(note: The drilling has been modified after this movie was made, it now behaves more like a drill, and has a "resistance" feeling when drilling through the blocks, instead of cutting right through them).

Until Next post....