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Updates on Corona Game Design

Updates on Corona Game Design

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If you read one of my previous posts you will remember me talking about a small game I wanted to release before I get into Mystic Assassin, which along with Czepta I would class as a more ‘serious’ game (in terms of me trying to actually make a cool and interesting game as opposed to just getting a game finished). The small game is actually coming along quite well and has become a cool casual game that is semi-original.

I will post some images sometime soon but for now I can reveal that it is called “Shark Slam” and has the vibe of a 16bit sega game with an 80s hip hop/basketball aesthetic and is set in a world of cartoon shark characters (eg Sonic but with sharks instead of hedgehogs.) The gameplay is a cross between ‘Super Crate Box’ (which I’m addicted to..) and ‘Capture the Flag’. You play as a Shark Slam team that is trying to make a come up from the obscurity of their local tournament to the Grand Slam.

The game is pretty basic so has been easy to code. I’m confident that by the time I finish this up I’ll have the skills to get back to Mystic Assassin and attempt to make it something decent. And then after Mystic Assassin my skills should be sufficient to get onto my big episodic game ‘Czepta’.

I may have a great new game mechanic for Mystic Assassin that I hope to prototype at a later date. The ‘Endless Runner’ game is no longer something I’m interested in doing nor just a standard platformer. I’ve learned so much about game design this year and especially recently as my study moves past the basics and into more in depth learning.

12 November, 20130 commentsRead More
Czepta Development Art

Czepta Development Art

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3 August, 20130 commentsRead More
Crystallisation

Crystallisation

Just a quick update on what’s happening with Czepta!

From the first idea I had for Czepta a couple of years ago I thought of it being a digital comic for Ipads. Somewhere along the line when I started working on it it ended up going down the traditional route and ending up as a print comic. Print comics are unfortunately extremely expensive to produce and hard to distribute widely so I am currently developing a way of presenting the complete story in a more digital way.

The easiest way to do this would just be to make it a webcomic or distribute through a digital distributor like comixology. Although this is a valid way I always wanted to express the world of Czepta not just in images but in sound and atmosphere. So to do this I’m currently developing Czepta into more of an interactive experience. In other words, a game. It’s a challenge and in the short term means I’m not putting out as much as I would like, but work is being done and in the long term will reap much greater rewards by being accessible to a much wider audience.

I’m excited by the endless possibilities of bringing the world of Czepta to life and allowing you to be there and be a part of the story rather than being just a spectator.

24 June, 20130 comments
The Future

The Future

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29 May, 20130 comments
Czepta Concept Art

Czepta Concept Art

Gettin down in Zion. Some musical instruments.

 

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7 May, 20130 comments
Bomb Babylon

Bomb Babylon

What a mission. This is a scene from episode 01.

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23 April, 20130 comments
Living in Babylon

Living in Babylon

Winter has hit again in Babylon City, Aotearoa which means its grey, wet and dark. Usually venturing out will reveal neon lights reflected on the cold wet streets and colourful blooms of fog hovering over the buildings knocking the top of the tower from view.

20 April, 20130 comments
Halima Design

Halima Design

Here’s one of the many designs I’ve done for the main character of CZEPTA, Halima. She still isn’t quite there as she looks a bit young here.

 

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More Babylonians

More Babylonians

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19 April, 20130 comments
Babylonian Concept Art

Babylonian Concept Art

I’m currently making a portfolio to try and get some work in the video game and animation industry as I feel I need to work alongside some other artists in order to develop my skills.

 

Development on the next Czepta is going slowly but steadily. Here are some designs for the look of the Babylonians:

 

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15 April, 20130 comments