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WIP: The Last UFO
« on: 15:09, 09 October 15 »

The Last UFO game - WIP.


I thought it was a good time to present you some further progress on "The Last UFO".  The name by the way reminds me of the game The Last V8.   


Your an alien that is trying to escape earth (plot coming).





Below is the example sprite sheet.  Aliens have 3 frames that get flipped and has a hit state that flashes.   





It was important to post this now as I have two other games that have programmers attached to them but wanted to show you what I have done so far for this game. 
I have also started building the map in the program "Tiled"


As the Amstrad was the very first computer I own and enjoyed very much this project has a very special place.


P.S.  Once the Amstrad Graphics/Map/Design is done, I plan to create (ZX Spectrum, C64, Amiga and then modern PC/Mac/Linux spritesets)





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Re: WIP: The Last UFO
« Reply #1 on: 15:16, 09 October 15 »
This is looking really great.  More proper video-gamey than what I can do (I always over-complicate things).  I like it a lot!

Your creature sprites look fantastic too.
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Re: WIP: The Last UFO
« Reply #2 on: 15:20, 09 October 15 »
Holy cow that looks great!
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Re: WIP: The Last UFO
« Reply #3 on: 15:44, 09 October 15 »
I love the border with the green and blue bubbles, awesome work.

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Re: WIP: The Last UFO
« Reply #4 on: 15:49, 09 October 15 »
Very nice tiles, excellent use of light. Well done!
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Re: WIP: The Last UFO
« Reply #5 on: 15:58, 09 October 15 »
Looks great.
I cant help, but on some screens are IMHO too many colours used.



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Re: WIP: The Last UFO
« Reply #6 on: 16:18, 09 October 15 »
It looks really really nice!  :)

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Re: WIP: The Last UFO
« Reply #7 on: 16:35, 09 October 15 »
Actually, @Fessor is right... how many colors?  :o
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Re: WIP: The Last UFO
« Reply #8 on: 16:53, 09 October 15 »
There's 47 colours.   A lot of slightly different value versions of the CPC colours in there.  With those wrong ones adjusted to correct values there are 27 in total which is every colour in the CPC palette.  Next problem there is many of those screens are using about 20 colours at once when 16 is the limit.

So these graphics will need some modification to be truly possible on CPC but with some careful work they shouldn't look much different than they do now. 
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Re: WIP: The Last UFO
« Reply #9 on: 17:06, 09 October 15 »
More than 50 colours. (but 27 good ones if posterised)
The problem is more that most of the pictures use >16 colours without the score bar.
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