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Medieval Zombies - An iOS platformer from Cry Wolf Studios

Discussion in 'Works In Progress - Archive' started by NiklasBorglund, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. NiklasBorglund

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    Hi!

    We are currently working on a game under the project name Medieval Zombies. That's because the setting will be medieval and that there will be zombies in it :)

    We have been working on the game for a week now, and we just finished the character movements. This video shows how the game looked after the first week.


    If you want to try that version out in a web-version - Click Here

    This week, we are currently working on the first level, which should be finished before sunday - so I'll post an update when that is done.

    For more info - go to Cry Wolf Studios

    Any feedback or questions is welcome!

    EDIT: The game is now released!



    You can download the free version HERE.
    You can download the premium version HERE.

    Release Trailer:


    EDIT: Our latest dev-diaries


     
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  2. Sir-Tiddlesworth

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    You are off to a good start.
    Keep up the good work:)

    P.S. Exellent character modeling.
     
  3. NiklasBorglund

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    Week two of our production is now complete:)

    We created the character and his movements last week and now we created a level for him.
    More info in the video below:



    If you want to try it out - there's a web-version HERE
     
  4. Alec

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    Looking great, but there seems to be some performance issues, or was that due to capture software?
     
  5. NiklasBorglund

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    Yeah, that's because of the screen capturing software :/
     
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  6. finndaly

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    if that is week two of your work then your team must have a good drive to get the game made, very good work.
     
  7. NiklasBorglund

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    Thanks :D We've just made some changes to our production method, and it seems to work really well:)
     
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    Week three is now done. We have created three different enemies this week. A regular zombie, zombie soldier and a zombie sheep :)

    Next week - menus and GUI.



    If you want to try it out - you can do it HERE
     
  9. NiklasBorglund

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    Fourth Week of development :) This week we have made menus and GUI using NGUI from Tasharen Entertainment.



    If you want to try it, there's a prototype HERE
     
  10. JamesArndt

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    Looking solid so far. Some of the smaller plants appear to glow and are semi-transparent, not sure if that was intentional or the shader is not the final one. Also, I wanted to ask if you've done any device testing yet for iOS. Objects with transparent edges, alpha, will kill your mobile performance and you'll want to make sure it's running at a good framerate on the device before adding too much. Lastly, you've implemented a lot of good core features with animations, damage, scoring, collectibles and the menu system is very nice.I wanted to ask how you did the unlock level section. I'm starting to work on a level unlock menu and am looking to see how folks approached this. Did you find a tutorial or buy a package from the Asset Store....or did you guys just build that up yourselves?
     
  11. NiklasBorglund

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    Thanks :) We are testing the game every week on the actual device. And so far it runs smoothly on 3gs and newer, although we'll probably have to make some more optimizations when the levels are getting bigger. We're also using testflightapp.com to bring in testers early on in the production.

    The unlock level section that's in the prototype there is not done yet since we don't have more than one level(more levels should be done by next week). But we were planning to build that system ourselves.
    In a previous project we did, we stored all the data in an xml file which we loaded either on start or just before going into that particular menu.

    We were thinking a similar approach this time. When you're at the "world-select" menu - we were thinking of loading an xml file with the same name as that world - and if the file doesn't exist a new one is created with that name, loading all the info and populating the buttons with the correct information. (That way, we don't have to make a new menu for the level selection on every single world - we could just use the same one that collects data from that world file).

    We haven't decided if we're going to use exactly that system. Maybe we'll change from an xml to a faster(maybe encrypted in some way) binary format for the files - it's a thing we'll have to test.
     
  12. NiklasBorglund

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    Week 5 done! :) New Levels and a tutorial. I also implemented the level unlocking system i mentioned in the post above.




    Prototype available for download HERE
     
  13. NiklasBorglund

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    Some in-game footage of the second level:

     
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    No new dev-video this week. But the latest version (with two new levels) is available for download HERE
     
  15. CharlieSamways

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    Looking very awesome so far, great overall visual feel. reminds me of the Mr.Bean DS game with the camera aspect. Only thing I can reccomend is variation and a smooth transition of the tiles. Your game is pretty much perfect, it just needs polishing visually. Great work, I really love the camera movement!

    -Charlie
     
  16. NiklasBorglund

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    We have changed the visual look and feel of the game to a more cartoon style. Thoughts? Good or Bad?

    $ToonItIs.jpg
     
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    Well I dont like the look of the characters in the new style. I think the old style had a unique look to it
     
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  18. NiklasBorglund

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    7th week of production done. Here's a video update.



    Current build is available to download HERE
     
  19. NiklasBorglund

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    We are currently updating our graphics to make the game more appealing. Here's a before/after picture.

     
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    AFTER is WAY better!! good design choice!
     
  21. NiklasBorglund

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    Thanks :)

    New update:
     
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    Some footage on how the game looks on an iPad.

     
  23. NiklasBorglund

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    Hi!

    We are currently updating the appearance of our character, so I thought I would post a before/after picture on our progress.



    Thoughts?
     
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    I think the new Earl looks much better. It fits in nicer with the visual style.
     
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    New video update:
     
  27. MoonQuake

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    You guys made some very important changes in art style and it pays!

    I feel like the character is moving too fast. Also, he doesn't have that much reach when he swings. Different weapons will help out in this matter I guess?

    It's also hard to believe zombies fit in this world.
    The music, while very nice, also doesn't fit the zombie theme.
    I would see orcs, dwarves, elves, monsters rather than zombies.

    Good job guys!

    MQ
     
  28. NiklasBorglund

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    Ingame Footage 2012-05-10
     
  29. chippy-cheese

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    I'm liking the art style and the game play looks quite fun.
     
  30. NiklasBorglund

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    Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
     
  31. NiklasBorglund

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    We have submitted our app to Apple now :) While we are waiting for approval, I thought I'd post a WIP picture from a new level we are working on.

    $world3WIP.png
     
  32. nofosu1

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    Love the look of the newer earl, kinda reminds me of Johnny Bravo, Your game seems to be coming along very nicely
     
  33. NiklasBorglund

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    Thank you! :)
    Yeah, Johnny Bravo was a source of inspiration when he was designed.
     
  34. NiklasBorglund

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    The game is now released!



    You can download the free version HERE.

    You can download the premium version HERE.

    Feedback is always appreciated, we always want to improve our games!:)
     
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