Just a short video on the intro work in progress. Last week I posted about going back to Top Down view, so I had to redo the Intro cutscene and made it simpler. It is definitely faster to do now. I also finally got cutscene camera panning to work well, but it’s still really buggy. Currently doing the other ones now.
Hello! Currently sick, but managed to do some work on cutscenes and events for the diner. The textures aren’t done yet, but trying to get something done as fast as I can. Will probably finish the events and minigame next week.
Hello! It’s been a while! I have just been working on a lot of stuff. Here is an update on the Guide Intro cutscene. Please note, it’s still not final. I still need to work on the dialog. I’m gradually changing the ui, and I think it still needs more work. If you guys have any suggestions on the layout or the look, please let me know. I’m also able to do dialogs inside battles now, so tutorials are possible.
There are still a lot of fixes that I have to do. The victory screen, enemy spawns, exp gain, character controller and other stuff. I’m thinking of making AP gain as just 1 instead of 3 per turn and have actions be just 1. Currently it’s really confusing. I still need to test it.
Battle UI is currently in progress. Need some feedback. I had 22Rii make the character art for the portraits. (She also made the banner up top. Check out her page: http://22rii.deviantart.com/ ). I think the character art looks amazing now. Still need to work on the ui though. I’m thinking of changing the colors for the buttons since it’s currently confusing which ones are clickable.
Hello! Worked on enemy spawns and minimap this time. Also did some performance stuff.
Enemies popup on certain areas now and despawn if you go further away. I think I wanted something like ff13-2, so I tried to copy it. It’s not as good, but I think it’s better than what I used to have.
I also redid the minimap from scratch. I didn’t like the minimap I bought, so I coded my own. It’s still a work in progress and enemies still don’t show up on the display yet. I also have to work on the big map.
I also did a lot of optimizations with the forest level. I removed most of the trees and bushes since I was getting a lot of setpass calls and batches. I also created LOD models for each of the trees and bushes, but I wasn’t really getting much of a performance boost with it. I guess it is just a nice thing to have.
Happy New Year everyone! Just a progress update.
I did mostly programming stuff for the game. I switched the character controller with just a simple one. I had tons of problems with the old one, including running up on stairs. Hopefully this one would be better and easier to manage.
I also started doing my own animations for the main char. Check out
For the battle system, I went back to just a pure turn based with a turn counter instead. The “Charge” in Crystal Story 2 is now “Defend”. You can stack up AP by defending in order to do more powerful moves or multiple regular moves. I’m still in testing phase on it, and I’m going to try it out. Seems pretty fun though.
Hello! Still working on the town (Part 4). It still looks a bit empty for now and I still have to add a lot more stuff.The upper level is still not blocked out. It’s shaping up pretty nicely though I think.