Tip: Layer 3 backgrounds and tides disappear when you hit a message box, so plan your level around that. For example, you can add a sublevel without layer 3 at the start/midpoint, and include your message there.
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Darkness Falls (Level 1 video uploaded+more screenshots)
"When the sun sets, it will never be bright again"
Welcome to this topic, enjoy your stay. So now I'll get to the details, Darkness Falls is a team hack that me and my brother EvilDonuts are working on (he'll be showing his levels later today), the star of the hack is none other then Yoshi, once again off on an adventure to stop evil.
The game uses mostly all custom ExGFX (most of which is from this site). Credit goes to A Yoshi for his SFOG Yoshi, and Jimmy52905 for the full Yoshi's Island Soundtrack which will be used in most of the levels (haven't decided if I'm going to go with just the YI Soundtrack). The story hasn't really been decided but the hack title may hold some clues to what it may possibly be about (as well as the ingame quote).
Here is your first severing of screenshots.
Welcome to World 1, filled with forests, a river, and peaceful scenery. Mario's Cabin is also here (Ignore the Mario GFX)
Yoshi is falling from the tree tops
Halfway point. Only half the level to go
I wonder what this odd color coin is for (it is not a Yoshi coin replacement)
Out of the woods and into the fields
I wonder what gave me this idea
On/Off block MADNESS!!!!!!! (This is Sparta!!! *shot*)
Thats all for now, stay tuned for more. First Demo should be done by Christmas (hopefully, although certain events/limited computer access could cause some delays)
First off, it's cool that you're doing a completely Yoshi styled hack. I would stick with just the YI soundtrack unless you seriously can't find a song that fits a level that you may make.
The overworld is really nice. Cool to see that you're using two different colours for it, which really enhances the perspective.
The graphics you've chosen fit well, and are nice picks. I'm going to go ahead and guess that the green coin gives you 10 regular coins, or some other amount.
Judging from the screenshots, the level design looks decent enough, too.
Good to see another fellow Yoshi hack around, it looks really good! I started a trend of oshi hacks! Woohoo!!
...Well, it wasn't really me who started the trend, it was Yoshiro, but stil...
Anyway, to the screens!
[h1] SCREEN 1
The overworld looks really good and detailed, one of the best I've seen. (BTW you should use Construct101's Yoshi OW GFX)
The level looks cool. I think you should give the treetops layer priority, that would be awesome.
I like the green coin, maybe it could be like a blue coin, or maybe a Frog Coin like in SMRPG. And please say you carried that key there, because that's a bit too easy to get to.
I like fields. ^^
I like. ^^
Now THIS looks really, really cool. I've always been a fan of On/Off blocks, especially with a level such as this. I think you should use gthe redrawn enemies in this hack - that would be awesome!
Anyway, this hack looks really promising. Keep it up!
This actually looks quite cool! Level design looks quite fun and unlinear, and it kind of reminds me of Yoshi's Island's for some reason... guess it is just the tunnel thingy that is depicted in the second-to-last screen, heh. The graphics you are going with are also very solid, and all that mixed with YI music is just great.
If possible, could you upload a video as well? I really want to have a better idea of your level design.
Thanks for all comments, I'm glad people like what they see. Screenshots from my bro will be up some time today. And I'm trying to go for a Yoshi's Island feel with this hack, so I guess I'm achieving that so far.
Broozer I'll see what I can do about getting a video up. I haven't had much luck in the past but I'll try.
Edit: Video should be up shortly (once it's done uploading). Not the best quality (music craps out near the end for a few seconds) but at least it's a video, hopefully the upload works
---------------- Red Tales: [Insert Subtitle here]: Hack is being worked on, will be finished who knows when
Levels Complete: 5/50+
I decided to throw in a few Yoshi's island blocks into the game. Here are the first two so far (I'll update this post with screenshots of other things later), as a bonus you get to see some very early shots of a level from world 2 (so they are nowhere near final). The blocks are there for showing purposes only.
First screenshot shows the Yoshi's Island Message block and egg blocks. Second shot shows what happens when you pick up an egg block, you get an egg that you can fire at your enemies.
The Waterfalls aren't perfect, but after fighting with it to get it to animate right for two hours, thats as good as its going get.
@KoopalingsSanta: Thanks for pointing that out, the bg colour has been fixed.