This game really looks awesome in many perspectives... I do have som thoughts about it though...
I think I once saw someone else disscuss this issue but... do you really think that this game should be SOLD on CD/DVD? I mean, we have only gotten to see a few glimpses of it, but frankly, it doesn't seem too impressive if you compare it to what people actually are paying for nowadays. I would even say that most persons don't even pay to play games like Crysis, they just download it.
I'm sorry for comparing it to Cave Story (I guess you get that a lot though), but it seems to be a bit like that game, and Cave Story is freeware, and there's nothing strange about that because 2D platformers just aren't todays technology. You might have a fair chance if you try to distribute it for cellphones or portabale consoles, though...
Secondly, I was wondering about those pictures of the characters faces that we get to see during the conversations in you trailers. Don't get me wrong, but they look really ugly, especially compared to the rest of the graphics. Are you planning to use those pics in the final product?
No matter what you plan to do with the final product, I wish you luck, cause it looks really cool.
nono, the CD/DVD mockups are just concept thingies that my university wanted. I mean the game is going to be a big download so there will be a CD option available if an (estimated) 200mb download is too much. But nowadays online payment site places offer CD's for an extra $10 I believe. There will be animated FMVs and a full digitally orchestrated soundtrack which take up a lot of room.
Comparing the scope of this to Cave Story is like comparing Metroid 2 to Super Metroid. Production values are just much higher, more levels, more everything, totally different gameplay and all that. Not saying it's as good as CS since that is entirely subjective as they play so differently. It has online play and highscores, co-op, level editor, DLC... A much bigger and different game in every comparison.
The faces were changed a long time ago. I think I mentioned that here maybe not. There's a running message of me not liking my graphics and I've been working for the past month or 2 updating them.
Either way something's going right. 2 large publishers contacted me about this so it might not even be a digital download, I probably won't even get a say in the release price.
Way back when I planned out a way to play this using a mouse and keypad to mimic a DS. Just for kicks like. It's a bit impossible with all the keys and such. But it is using 4 face buttons, 2 shouler buttons and a start button (menu) on my 360 controller! Which a few other systems use.
Looks brilliant! One thing really bugs me though: The letter spacing on some of the fonts you're using makes it really hard to read sometimes. It looks like you're using Text Blitter though, so it should be fairly easy to fix. Anyways, great work! I'm looking forward to playing it.