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Postby thade » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:10 pm

It's construct. Also, the sprites are not mine, but they're what I think the earth guys should be based off of.
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Postby Olothontor » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:55 pm

Only a few days in and I'm already looping back on my old ideas and revamping. This is gonna be a long project.

Anyway, old or new?

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Postby thade » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:16 pm

I dunno, the new seems more detailed, but I like the old color scheme better. If you're out of ideas, you could work on the top down sprites.

I'm thinking we need:
At least three factions, each with:

Mothership/Station
Resource Gatherers
Fighters
Transports
etc.

We also need asteroids, planets, and other 'terrain'.
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Postby Olothontor » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:45 pm

I've got some leftover planets, starscapes, and nebulas from older projects, along with some other scraps. I'll post those tomorrow for public consumption. Hell, you might even recognize some of it.
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Postby thade » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:53 pm

ossum! I've got movement down, except one ship won't move at all. Hrm. :evil:
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Postby ForlornCreature » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:33 am

The ship on the bottom right of thade's post reminds me of a space 1999 eagle. Oh yeah, for fun, an unlockable extra could be a fleet of space ships from sci-fi movies/tv series, maybe make them a little different if you intend to sell/copyright the game. Oh, and make sure it has lots of eyecandy and explosions and flak cannons and tracers and ridiculously huge laser cannons and lots and lots of bullets/lasers flashing all over the place.
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Postby thade » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:37 pm

Okay, I've got turrets working, but I can't get them to be in different places and ships. not really sure how to.
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Postby Olothontor » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:55 pm

Sounds like your average programming project to me. All things considered, this is great progress!

I'll get to work on the various factions in the game; fleshing those out will help me to design the ships. Mind if I split the Human and Xenos factions into two or three separate factions for more variety? Right now, the choices in my head seem kinda vanilla.
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Postby thade » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:57 pm

sounds good to me. I'm gonna take a break now, because it just occured to me that I have a powerful need to eat sometime this month. After that, programming again. I think I have an idea.
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Postby Olothontor » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:01 pm

Sometimes I'm glad to have a crazy programmer on my side... this would definitely be one of those times. Cheers, man, cheers.
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Postby thade » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:36 pm

:guinness:

once again, you've given me an idea for a shirt:

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Postby Olothontor » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:37 pm

There are plenty of shirts that convey that message. You should frequent ThinkGeek.com more often.
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Postby thade » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:40 pm

Yeah, haven't been on in a while, not like I could afford anything there, anyway...

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Postby Olothontor » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:42 pm

And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen.

Anywho, I just finished some of my make up work for today (I was out due to some staggering nausea), so I'll get to work on writing up those factions in a bit.
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Postby thade » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:54 pm

Huh. I usually only get staggering nausea when i'm in school. Can't wait to hear about the factions, not much progress on my side. :?
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