Hello people. Longtime no talk. This project is still alive, but we've just been busy as of late. We've made a lot of progress, but we can't show everything just yet.
First, I'd like to talk about the team as of now. Currently it's von Fahrenheit, me, and Eminus. Von Fahrenheit is still the main dude while Eminus and I hopped into the graphics department. My job is to draw FG/BG and Eminus' job is to draw the sprites. We are still looking for someone whop is willing to do the music for the hack.
Of course, our jobs aren't just limited to drawing or ASM, we also design levels together, so don't think that music is all you're going to be doing. The more the merrier!
Overhaul of the SMW engine
Also, there are some big changes Von Fahrenheit is making to the game. He is completely rewriting the sprite engine for the hack. While it's sorta hard to show what it does, you can see it in action in the gameplay video (which should be up by this weekend).
We also are planning to have a demo out by C3. It will include all of World 1, so watch out for that when the time comes around!
Remember this guy from the mushroom gorge video? Well Eminus drew some pretty rad graphics. I'd say he looks more fitting now.
You'll see more of him once the gameplay video is up. He is also dynamic because of how big his tiles are.
He has running, jumping, roaring, and climbing frames.
Also courtesy of Eminus. He will be pseudo-dynamic, meaning his tiles will only be loaded when he appears on screen.
More sprites to come, so stay tuned!
Here are some graphics that I made:
A little peek of Rex Village. This is an old screenshot, but I'll update it once the level itself is finished. (yes i know it's boring right now)
This is pretty much all we can show for now since most of the major things done were to the engine itself. (I'm not gunna show giant blocks of code... lol)
Things to look out for
- The first boss of the game also received a graphics overhaul. We think you'll like this boss when the demo comes out. ;)
- New characters! Eminus and I are drawing up some more playable characters for you guys! The purple koopa you see is just a placeholder still.
- Full levels, some gameplay, and more graphics. School has been super busy so updates won't really be normal until break comes by.