Dear Fans and Followers,
I have been a fan of the Super Mario series ever since my parents bought me an NES for Christmas more than 30 years ago. I have always dreamt of building my own Mario game one day. It was a dream that became more feasible after my studies of electrical engineering and computer programming in college.
For the last 5 years, I have created my own Super Mario game engine and level editor. There were ample resources on the Internet that allowed me to create my own version of the Super Mario algorithm. In the coming months, I will try to give as much credit to my sources as possible.
During the pandemic, I have tried to spend my free time on cultivating my video game programming hobby. For the last year, I have revamped my graphics and music and created 20 stages of my new game. For the last month, I have finally created a feature I did not have during my first phase - the overworld map where player selects the levels Mario will enter.
This video shows the first 3 stages of my game. There are still lots of bugs in my game. Heck, if you pay attention, you will be able to find a few in this video. However, with 90 to 95 percent of the game engine finally complete, I will concentrate less on adding new features and more on making gameplay presentable.
P.S. NEED HELP WITH EDITING VIDEO
As you can see, I have a lot of black area in my video on the right side and bottom. I don't know how it got there. Can someone help me get rid of it? I am using Microsoft Gamebar and never had this problem before. Does anyone know of some easy way to "crop" an area of the video so that I only see the video section and get rid of the black section and status bar and menu bar? I would prefer some method that is free, does not require a download, and will not load any adware or malware on my computer.
Here are some of the credits for graphics and music.
Mario and Luigi transformations - AwesomeZack
Yoshi - A. J. Nitro
Backgrounds and Foregrounds - SuperSludgeBros, Valtteri, Evan F
Animated Tiles - Shikaternia
Enemies - Ton, AwesomeZack
Hammer Bros (not seen yet) - GeoShi
Koopalings - Sunsoft Dev
World 1 - Grassland - Dave Phaneuf
Super Mario Underground Theme - Matthew Collinson
Airship Theme - Jay Reichard
If you see any of your work here, please let me know in the comments below so I can give you credit. Do not behave like a rude douchebag. I didn't keep track of all of the graphics and music I downloaded over the years.
If you have any suggestions for making this game better, please also put something in the comments. Once again, do not behave like a jerk. This game took me 5 years to make and I know that there are a lot of bugs and incomplete features.