Author Topic: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"  (Read 10462 times)

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Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #120 on: 15 Oct 2017, 11:58 »
yeah, I like the demo with noria proceeding fast through the rooms with quick actionpacked gameplay while still solving puzzles here and there :)
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Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #121 on: 21 Oct 2017, 01:42 »
The action sequences take the most time to implement in AGS but I do want to have at least a few to vary the experience a bit. :)

Also, I'll be livestreaming again this Saturday at 4 PM EDT (Eastern Time) if anyone wants to see more of Dysmaton being made, and possibly help with the making itself! :D

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Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #122 on: 21 Oct 2017, 23:58 »

I call this one, "Sun Goddess".  It took me a loooooong time to sort this out, about two weeks in all, but I think I've finally nailed what I was envisioning. Yes, there is some definite Blade Runner 2049 influence in there as I had seen the movie twice during the course of working on this. And the scene is definitely suppose to exude that Tyrell/Wallace "timeless, near-godly grandeur".

I'm going to look into animating the reflections in that pool of water there.  If I can get Roger Deakins or Ridley Scott to help me with the gold-aquatic lighting, it would also be much appreciated, lol.

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Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #123 on: 22 Oct 2017, 01:28 »
Wow!
Looks stunning! I particularly love the painting on the left and the Egyptian statue! And good water effect there too! (nod)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #124 on: 23 Oct 2017, 19:50 »
WOW, this is beautiful. It is dark here already but I had to blink and blink to get used to the bright sunset. I can feel the warmth of the setting sun here.
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Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #125 on: 26 Oct 2017, 18:44 »
Thanks Cassie and Selmiak. :) 

@Selmiak: That's a good point. It is bright and warm in there!

@Cassie: She is a lover of the fine art. :)

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Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #126 on: 26 Oct 2017, 19:26 »
This pic so makes me think of Rachael in the Tyrell Corp building from Bladerunner (not saying that as a bad thing at all, of course!) :-D


Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #127 on: 27 Oct 2017, 21:40 »
Yeah, the Tyrell "Future Palace" vibe was definitely something I was trying to allude to, there. :)

In other news, while doing work on Dysmaton, I will be live, in costume, AS NEOFEUD CHARACTERS tomorrow, at 4 PM Eastern Time!

One of these two main guys that I voice. :)

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Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #128 on: 29 Oct 2017, 12:42 »
That latest screenshot looks gorgeous, great Bladerunner homage!
Anyway, I saw a pretty funny video on cyberpunk and wanted to share it (Here's the link!). 8-)

Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #129 on: 29 Oct 2017, 20:29 »
Thanks, Blondbraid! I have also just recently seen that video, and I'm glad that both Neofeud and Dysmaton seem to have dodged the biggest cyberpunk cliches (neither of the protagonists are detectives or hackers, for example!).  Also, having a group that actively fights for the rights of the marginalized people (sentients) is a theme in Neofeud, and I'm looking at working more of that sort of material into Dysmaton. :)

I do strongly believe that writers, game devs, film makers, etc. need to make cyberpunk *PUNK* again. But I guess it's the never-ending paradox of living in an actual cyberpunk society dominated by a corporate/political elite -- the cyberpunk reality itself "will never be televised" precisely because it is against the interests of the elite who run the corporations that fund, market, and distribute the books, games, movies. Public Enemy is still "fighting the power", but they will never be televised, because they aren't "fit for popular consumption" (could destabilize the elite-manufactured consensus reality). So we only get gangsta rap trash that glorifies consumerism, getting 'bling', pimping, boosting cars, etc..  Same thing on the punk end (mall-punk is just about getting drunk, having sex, break ups)

But there is always the indie scene, and that's always where real punks of all stripes will always be.

The (cyber)punk game revolution will not be AAA, bitches! It will not be lootboxed, Massively-Multiplayer, or featured on game sites!


Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #130 on: 31 Oct 2017, 04:57 »
More Dysmaton work, plus, to get in the Halloween spirit, Silver Spook cosplays as a character from Neofeud!

(I have the video set to jump to the part where I enact a scene from Neofeud, in the voices I played for two of the main characters; Karl Carbon, and The Six Billion Dollar Baller. :) )

https://youtu.be/qltKyDFXx38?t=1h31m54s

Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #131 on: 05 Nov 2017, 10:43 »


In this episode, I implement some item interactions in Dysmaton, fix some walk-area/walk-behind issues, implement an infrared vision mode for a scene.

Silver Spook also discusses crunch-time, unpaid overtime, poor-mental/physical health norms plaguing the game industry (especially AAA), why they should be changed, and some ideas on how they could be changed.

Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #132 on: 11 Nov 2017, 23:34 »
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Silver Spook Live #27 - Neofeud II, Venezuelan Cyberpunks, AI-Generated Digital Heroin.

In this episode, I discuss some ideas that came up during my chat with Mark Yohalem writer of Primordia in the podcast this week, including the rapidly evolving nature of the game industry, the eerie rise of F2P, microtransactions, arena-style spectator-e-sports and the impact on adventure games and other narrative, single-player games, why VA-11 HALL-A Cyberpunk Bartender Action is possibly the most cyberpunk game based on its origins, and much more.

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Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #133 on: 12 Nov 2017, 08:55 »
Well done!!! I admire the dedication it takes to finish a large and intricate game (I doubt I will ever be able to). Good luck with your games (nod)
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Re: Dysmaton - formerly known as "Forgotten City"
« Reply #134 on: 19 Nov 2017, 07:36 »
Thanks Kyriakos! it is a lot of work for sure, but I'm glad that I've got at least one out there. :)

Well, here's a the latest work on a new and extra cyberpunkish character design:



And here's the livestream while working on her: