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Author Topic: The Knobbly Crook  (Read 49260 times)

Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Screens and Demo Room
« Reply #60 on: 04 May 2012, 05:33 »
I got the 5-frame background animation to work pretty well with the water motion. It looks like the boat is moving ridiculously fast, which wasn't my intent, but I kind of like it!

Edit: Made it much more convincing as water behavior:

Draft Horse Take 2
« Last Edit: 05 May 2012, 06:19 by Bavolis »

arj0n

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Screens and Demo Room
« Reply #61 on: 04 May 2012, 08:45 »
It also looks like steam. A real steampunk boat  ;)

Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Screens and Demo Room
« Reply #62 on: 04 May 2012, 12:49 »
I was playing with steam coming out of the tops of the "hooves" as well. Wasn't able to get it looking how I wanted yet.

Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #63 on: 13 May 2012, 00:49 »
Is everyone else getting the IMAGE BLOCKED error on the first page? Is that a forum error or a hosting error? I'm familiar with a red x, but have not seen a text message like that before. I've also used the same service for years and never seen anything blocked. Trying to figure out if I need to move them.

Edit: Posted in the forum upgrade bug thread. It seems to be impacting anyone using resizing tags in their IMG posts.
« Last Edit: 13 May 2012, 01:02 by Bavolis »

Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #64 on: 13 May 2012, 15:39 »
Here we've got a zoom in on the Gummerlung pens, which are the prize "balls" of the different champion Gummerlung teams. The handler has to take extra precautions because Knobbcrookians are part metal (linked to Scissors) and Gummerlungs are rocks. Rocks beat (in this case, *eat*) scissors, of course. So... the Gummerlung handlers feed them paper to keep them docile (because paper beats rock). One of O'Sirus' first puzzles will be to find a specific piece of small metal for each Gummerlung to get them agitated as he works to change the route of the Draft Horse.


Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #65 on: 20 May 2012, 12:22 »
Oh Lordy this looks AMAZING!! Please tell me this isn't going to be free! I'd feel quite terrible playing a game this high quality without paying you something for it.
KPop and AGS....................that is my life.

Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #66 on: 20 May 2012, 16:19 »
Oh Lordy this looks AMAZING!! Please tell me this isn't going to be free! I'd feel quite terrible playing a game this high quality without paying you something for it.

Thanks! The goal right now is to release it free, but to set up a way where people who enjoyed it and would like to see a sequel can donate whatever they want. I'm also considering setting up a Kickstarter (once the first little "chapter" on the boat is done) to try to fund a nice little animated intro(which would take me forever). The hard part for me is I work on other games 9-5 at work, then come home and work on this game 7:30-midnight. I'd love to be able to work at home on just my own games full time and get these out faster, so maybe the kickstarter for a potential sequel could be "I need help paying MY yearly salary to make this game!" :)

Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #67 on: 20 May 2012, 18:42 »
That's a great idea! :)
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Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #68 on: 23 May 2012, 02:54 »
The website/blogthing is now live. Still cleaning up some dust, but I plan to keep it updated often with characters, progress, and lore:

Website: http://www.knobblycrook.com

Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #69 on: 29 May 2012, 12:47 »
Here's a WIP shot of inside the horse's head. Yes, it's icky:



I had to flip it to make better navigation sense as you transition into it. Also, the teeth were WAY too small to be inside the mouth, so I've remedied that and made this just the mouth interior:

« Last Edit: 03 Jun 2012, 23:06 by Bavolis »

Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #70 on: 29 May 2012, 16:23 »
Here's a WIP shot of inside the horse's head. Yes, it's icky:


LOL this picture is very difficult to tell what I'm looking at....but it looks fun as heck!
« Last Edit: 29 May 2012, 17:17 by LTGiants2000 »

Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #71 on: 29 May 2012, 23:54 »
LOL this picture is very difficult to tell what I'm looking at....but it looks fun as heck!

The detailed part is actually the rotting remains of the horse's tongue, which will be twitching. Yum.

Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #72 on: 12 Jun 2012, 05:15 »
Another in-progress shot. The next one will be the final one. You can see the ancient, crackled teeth in there now. I plan to have a peek outside the horse's mouth on the right there to keep with the theme of seeing moving water in all these backgrounds. The thing in the middle is going to be a periscope (and will also have a steering wheel) for the captain to show that this thing can submerge, too.


Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #73 on: 12 Jun 2012, 08:54 »
YOU DREW THIS. :O


YOU DREW THIS WITH A MOUSE :O


All jokes aside looks Beeeeeeautiful! Seriously in my top 5 favorite art styles.

All the best luck to you, Even if you don't need seeing as your so skilled!

Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #74 on: 13 Jun 2012, 02:07 »
Thanks! I may need a little luck in squeezing art time into my schedule :)

Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #75 on: 13 Jun 2012, 02:11 »
Fair enough :D

Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #76 on: 22 Jun 2012, 04:08 »
Finally done (other than the animated objects and characters in the room). You can now watch the waves going by through the side of the mouth. The captain's chair will be on the glowing circle.


Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #77 on: 22 Jun 2012, 14:25 »
    
Well, this looks incredible!! I will have to closely follow your work!

Congratulations!

Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #78 on: 25 Jun 2012, 01:04 »
This is utterly amazing. The graphic style is so original, I simply cannot remember I've seen anything like this in any other game, either AGS or not. Probably reminds me some surrealists art...

I wish you best luck with the project.

Bavolis

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Re: The Knobbly Crook
« Reply #79 on: 25 Jun 2012, 06:32 »
Thanks, both of you. The feedback I've been getting here is definitely huge motivation to keep moving forward.