More progress has been made on our character viewer, now v0.5 http://www.midnight-tinkering.com/ouyammocharacterdemo/ For those who have a Xbox360 controller, you’re now able to create and try out the early character controls. New mechanics like Jumping will be added throughout future updates.
We are now working on and expanding our character creation demo, as of this post it’s at v0.2 You can view this demo - here The coming update shall include a new character set, and handheld items along with their appropriate animations.
Catching up on the character/handheld concept art that has been getting developed while I worked on the environment This is the first piece of those. Next I plan to work on a character viewer similar to the island, which will initially just rotate around the characters with the ability to switch between sets, but I’d like to expand that in the future to play animations and switch individual pieces around to customize your character :).
This is a demonstration of the Volleyball Fish for our project. I’ve designed them so that they swim within a designated area (you can manipulate depth/length/width), which will allow you to customize the space they swim in when you are able to unlock it as an item to place in your personal Globe in the future. When the fish breaches the height of the area you’ve given it to swim in, before turning around to swim back within the boundary, that’s when it jumps up and shoots a volleyball.
Playing in the background of this video is the music created by Kevin Green for the Volleyball Globe in our Social MMO project being developed for the OUYA. You are able to preview and purchase an extended version of this track on his bandcamp here - http://kevingreen.bandcamp.com/track/volleyball-island Music for our other WIP projects can be found there too.
I might just buy the ouya just for this. I’ll be monitoring this project. Keep up the good work! The characters look…
Thank you so very much, I’m absolutely honored to hear that ^-^, I hope you enjoy how this project develops :).
"Shake fist at world" Animation featuring our first male character, with “KHAAAN!!” as requested by our forum members :). A bit thank you again to http://woestijn.deviantart.com/ for the concept art, as I couldn’t have created characters I love as much as these without them. I hope you all are enjoying the characters so far too ^^.
We now have a character concept artist helping us with our project :D! Give a big thank you to http://woestijn.deviantart.com/ who will be creating a new male and female outfit approximately every 2 weeks, which I will bring into 3d as soon as possible after receiving them.
You can see the results of her first design so far here with the female character in 3d above, along with the updated shader which gives the character a more vibrant result. I will be working on the 3d male character next.
@dnkndnts "This is something I’ll definitely be looking into!"
I’m hoping this works as a reply ^^;? Apparently replies may have been broken as recent as a day or 2 ago, so sorry if this doesn’t function correctly. Thank you very much! Hope you like how it develops :)
Edit: aaand it didn’t, I think? Seriously no idea how this is meant to work, will just edit the above to make the original response I’m replying to more clear.
These are the first animations for our Social MMO’s characters.
Here is our new character base for our Social MMO on the OUYA. This is just a temporary outfit as I’ve based it on a character from one of my favorite game series (which made creating this even more fun :3), just to give an example of the intended style/detail of clothing until we can get our own designs.
Side note - Going to start using my Tumblr as a location to post game art like this that I want to share instead of just direct-linking imgur images and sharing on twitter like I have done so far. That way I hope to get a better use out of Tumblr and make it a more valuable location to follow.