Aloha! I've finally found the time and blown the dust off my old wooden laptop to start hacking again
To keep things short and sweet, I've basically started with custom GFX to get back in the swing of things and it definitely helped! So now I'm doing other things to build up a brand new hack. I'm going to keep some original smw gfx as I find they fit with some of my custom GFX.
Your graphics look great. They look simple, but effective. I especially like your waterfall and its splash (which I assume are animated), and the darkened water where it overlaps with land. However, if you're going to use these graphics, I highly recommend using a non-vanilla background, as they seem to clash with each other in my opinion.
Can't say much about the level design from these few screens, but the last picture looks quite fun.
Thanks, I'm going for that style 'simple, yet effective' Yes, the splashes are animated along with the eyes in the holes and various other things to give the levels a little bit of 'feeling' if you will.
I see where you're coming from, TRS, with the BG's clash, but I kinda liked the look of it on the last screen, even so, I'll give a few ripped BG's a go and see how the look.
Thanks Uhrix, I'm happy I finally got the time to start hacking again
I'm glad you noticed the bridge thingy, I'm very OCD when it comes to even the slightest unnoticeable cut off, even though I could mention a few I see that are just pixel sized :p (I'll get around to fixing them). The BG will be replaced with a ripped one as I suck at making them =(.
The OW looks amazing, expecially because of those cliff with different colors and the palettes.
Your ExGFX looks pretty good, I like that animated waterfall splash and those holes in the ground, also the shadow effect on ledges is great.
really diggin on this one. i was a big fan of buried treasure. your level design structure is more, classic, than most people these days and i admire that. the graphical style you put on this one seems to really work in your favor; lighthearted and laid back, but still confident. i look forward to seeing more developments. :)
So happy to see that this is being made. I love those screenshots there, and the palettes for the day/evening/night areas look pretty spot-on. I'm really digging your graphical style this time as well.
Thanks a lot guys! those comments are definitely building up my motivation and strive to work on this hack.
I've just spent the last 30 minutes or so designing a main OW on paper, I think I'm gonna use this planning method when it comes to level design also as I've noticed with the OW, it helps a lot in the long run.