I've been sporadically on the forums through the years and posted in a thread about my superhero game here: https://www.scirra.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=148&t=71586
After the forum was reconfigured, my WIP updates were left in the "Completed Creations" forum. It is definitely not a completed creation. Its misplacement on the forum and my longing to start a new Dev Log lead me to creating this new post. I'll be posting occassional updates to this feed, so please check back.
If you haven't seen my game before, my first Dev Vlog looks to give you a rough idea. Check it out here:
My basic idea was to create Choplifter with Superheroes, but the game has grown in scope over the years. Now you will be patrolling the city, stopping crimes, rescuing civilians, and taking on the bad guys.
I originally was hand drawing everything and it was taking forever. Now that I'm a husband and father, I needed a quick way to create assets. So I switched to skeletal animation for all of the characters. The player is created in Toon Boom Animate Pro 3 and the frames are exported.
The civilians and Enemies (all NPC's) are also skeletal animation, but created with Brashmonkey's Spriter Pro to help keep file sizes down while letting me randomize the characters.
Spriter will let me randomize clothes and colors while preserving my FPS:
It is also an easier way to animate the civilians for their many NPC states:
And of course there are the enemies:
So that's a little taste of the game. Please feel free to follow me on the bagillion different social media outlets that I'm on: