Author Topic: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London(NEW DEMO!)  (Read 15990 times)

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Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #40 on: 31 Mar 2010, 22:59 »
I'm also a woman,

the whole Sam thing finally makes sense

That's exactly what I thought!!!!!!

Anyway, female gamers are great. I only wish there was more of you:)

Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #41 on: 11 Apr 2010, 16:46 »
The central plot from the demo, which is also the 1st Chapter from the game is complete. Now the Music, Soundeffects and Speech is missing. At the moment I´m on "bug-hunt" and probably I´ll very often test the game and let the game test.

Here´s a little bit "Making of-Stuff":

In many old Sierra Adventures Backgrounds, Characterportraits etc. were painted with the hand, scanned and intergrated in the game. I´ve tried this method now the first time on myself for the title screen of my project.

So, at first I drew it with pencil on paper:


Than I scanned the Drawing and printed it again a little bit more transparent because I don´t wanted any contures in the painting.
After a long time precise work the painting was finished(I used special comic-pens):


Than I´ve scanned the pic edited it added a background(Towerbrigde of London) and the Game title:


Finally I added Buttons and put everything in the game:


Do you think all the work is it worth for a 320x640-Screen?
I am quite content about the endproduct. The selfpainted Background has somehow a little bit more character. What do you think?

Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #42 on: 11 Apr 2010, 18:37 »
Most certainly worth the effort! Looks great :)
 

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Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #43 on: 11 Apr 2010, 18:45 »
I'd say limit the colours a bit to get a more Sierra-esque look. (256 colours)

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Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #44 on: 11 Apr 2010, 21:40 »
it looks awesome, very good

though, maybe you could make his face lines less dark/deep, like you did in the pencil one

he looks like he is a couple of hundred years old qhen colored :P

Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #45 on: 12 Apr 2010, 02:55 »
This looks so great! I just played Gabriel Knight for the first time so I can't wait for this to come out  ;D Love the graphics and the story .. I'm also on a Gabriel kick right now ;)
Keep us posted!  :=

Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #46 on: 12 Apr 2010, 23:13 »
it looks awesome, very good

though, maybe you could make his face lines less dark/deep, like you did in the pencil one

he looks like he is a couple of hundred years old qhen colored :P
You´re right. He looked a bit like a chain-smoker.
I changed the picture:


I'd say limit the colours a bit to get a more Sierra-esque look. (256 colours)
Can you tell me how I can change the colors to 256?(with Photoshop or Game Maker-Sprite Editor or another program)?

Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #47 on: 12 Apr 2010, 23:33 »
Image-mode-indexed colour-perceptual.

In PS ;) Your game looks great btw!
« Last Edit: 13 Apr 2010, 13:38 by Chicky »

Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #48 on: 14 Apr 2010, 03:04 »
Nice Graphics!

I've replayed demo and found another thing:

Spoiler: ShowHide
When sitting down on banch (police station) and while in inventory we see main character standing when reading news paper (right-click) instead of sitting down


I know this maybe hard to fix and hopefully others can provide feedback.

Were there other works done on demo since 2nd past post?


Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #49 on: 15 Apr 2010, 22:38 »
Nice Graphics!

I've replayed demo and found another thing:

Spoiler: ShowHide
When sitting down on banch (police station) and while in inventory we see main character standing when reading news paper (right-click) instead of sitting down


I know this maybe hard to fix and hopefully others can provide feedback.

Were there other works done on demo since 2nd past post?



Thank you I know where the problem is.
Other works? Of course!
I´ve made a lot for the new Demo. It´s not the same story. And so there are many other graphics and animations for the new Demo. I think the ones who played the first (unofficial) Demo will notice all the diffrences.


Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #50 on: 16 Apr 2010, 23:09 »
He looked a bit too red I thought. So I changed his skin a bit:


Do you think it was better before?

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Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #51 on: 16 Apr 2010, 23:23 »
Oh!
 I was just gonna suggest that. it looks a lot better now!

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Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #52 on: 17 Apr 2010, 00:48 »
I didn't think anything was wrong with his skin before.
But now that you changed it, I do think it looks a lot better.

 :)

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Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #53 on: 17 Apr 2010, 07:22 »
I think it's all a bit flat.
Here's a rough lighting pass:

« Last Edit: 17 Apr 2010, 07:24 by SteveMcCrea »
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Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #54 on: 17 Apr 2010, 07:29 »
Nice Graphics!

I've replayed demo and found another thing:

Spoiler: ShowHide
When sitting down on banch (police station) and while in inventory we see main character standing when reading news paper (right-click) instead of sitting down


I know this maybe hard to fix and hopefully others can provide feedback.

Were there other works done on demo since 2nd past post?



Thank you I know where the problem is.
Other works? Of course!
I´ve made a lot for the new Demo. It´s not the same story. And so there are many other graphics and animations for the new Demo. I think the ones who played the first (unofficial) Demo will notice all the diffrences.



Super! I am looking forward to the new demo and I'm glad you figured out the problem.

Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #55 on: 17 Apr 2010, 13:00 »
I think it's all a bit flat.
Here's a rough lighting pass:



Thank you! I was about to change this. I´ve made the shadow on his skin:

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Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #56 on: 17 Apr 2010, 15:20 »
You've done lots of good art for this game (which looks really promising), but this one has some problems, I think.

Now it looks like you've given him a shiner (black eye) on his right eye (i.e. our left).   :'(

The other thing that stands out is that the pupils are very uneven. His right eye has a larger pupil (particularly because it looks like you can only see about half of it, while only the top sliver is hidden by his left eyelash), and it has a touch of red to it (why? is he bleeding?).

I would also question the anatomy of that fleshy fold that curves down from the left side of his nose, over his cheek and under his lips.

The basic form is good, the pose is good and dramatic, and you have a nice technique, but your shading doesn't really seem to show grasp of the facial geometry. You'd be better served by following Steve's example more closely, and by focusing less on small wrinkles than on areas of light and shade.

Similarly, there's something really strange going on with that wrist, and the emphasis on deep, harsh wrinkles makes it look wizened and ugly.

(I realize this isn't the critics lounge, but it looks like we've got into a critique of this image and that it's welcome, so I thought I'd add my two cents.)

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Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #57 on: 17 Apr 2010, 16:10 »
Okay, yeah ... please take the critics/paint-overs/etc into the Critics Lounge.  This has gotten a bit out of hand in here.

Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #58 on: 17 Apr 2010, 16:19 »
Okay, yeah ... please take the critics/paint-overs/etc into the Critics Lounge.  This has gotten a bit out of hand in here.
Doesn't the forum software support topic splitting?
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Re: John Sinclair- Voodoo in London
« Reply #59 on: 17 Apr 2010, 16:50 »
Yup, but that has bad results in cases like this because some posts have on-topic comments and off-topic (critics) so removing some, and not others (leaving some critics in for image(s) that no longer exist in the thread), leads to confusion which then leads to more off-topic posts asking about the confusion.  So the simple solution, stop critiquing in here and take it into the Critics Lounge where it belongs :)

now ... back on topic folks.

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« Last Edit: 17 Apr 2010, 16:52 by Darth Mandarb »