Last time I posted I was animating the cop and got super frustrated when I couldn’t test the animation and the game wouldn’t compile. After that, I finished animating the cop and the game was brought to new life.
The following are a couple examples of how the artwork for the car portion of the game was created.
I used these sketches as reference when doing the vector linework for the game.
I imported the linework into Photoshop and added some color for the final look used in game. I used textures to bring some life into the flat colors of the artwork. Simple gradient overlay makes it look fancier than it is and gives a “night-time” effect.
For the past couple weeks I’ve been animating characters for the donut portion of the game and polishing gameplay.
Shown in this animated gif are Mr. Sprinkles and Officer Brown. Mr. Sprinkles is an NPC that will hang around and grab donuts as well.
I finally implemented new elements to the gameplay. Your objective is to eat falling donuts but you now have to dodge falling debris. Now that I started getting NPC animation in, I started filling in their different behaviors (like Mr. Sprinkles eating donuts).
The story is unfolding as gaps are filled in, I look forward to finishing the animation for the remaining NPCs.
David Rodriguez is just about done animating the fighting game segment. Tonight he sketched out some storyboards for a couple cinema scenes related to that segment. I’m very excited to have his animation in the game and playable!
Till next time…