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Question Taking the next step in my 2D game making

Discussion in 'Multiplayer' started by rinnymae25, Mar 10, 2022.

  1. rinnymae25

    rinnymae25

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    I was suggested to post this help wanted in this forum so .. here I am !

    Hi! So I've been dabbling and making 2d platformers for awhile now, nothing much just cute little explorations, as since I'm more of an artist I like to focus on visuals.

    However recently I've decided to finally push myself forward with the next step, I kinda wish to make a multiplayer 2d platformer. Now before I can continue, I wish to state I am not trying to do some kinda super high fantasy mmorpg with a bunch of mechanics thinking it will be the next mona lisa. I'm just trying to create a fun little social game for myself and a few other friends can play and chat on. Here goes a bullet point list of what I hope to achieve with this.

    • A cute style 2d platformer with nice models ( I already have this knowledge and experience, I use spriter to do my models and export them by frames, I really like to think I have a good idea on this. )
    • Character creator ( this I only have semi-partial knowledge in, as I sometimes create standalone just for fun, but I've never implemented it into a game. nothing too complex just a few outfits, hairstyles and the ability to change color)
    • Multiple maps/room function, just 1-3 areas me and my friends can giggle around in
    • Chat function, pretty obvious, the ability the chat. Maybe a little chat bubble if possible
    • ( optional ) Emoticons, just a little bar that can put different expressions on the characters faces
    • of course, the multiplayer aspect, how to host it, any possible servers I can get it on yada yada, I understand this may be the last aspect of it and I wanna focus on getting everything else down before I think of tackling something rather big like this
    And that's the general gist of what I wish to achieve, and so I wish to seek advice and possible resources that may be out there, tutorials, and if there's kits that make this easier I would be BEYOND happy, I'm a college student in art so this is just a little mini project I wish to play around with during my free time and have something to show !
     
  2. tobiass

    tobiass

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    We are going to release a 2d platformer sample for Fusion in the next days. It's ready mostly aside from some artwork.
    Might be interesting for you.
     
  3. Punfish

    Punfish

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    You can achieve this with pretty much anything. There are important questions to be answered first:

    - Do you care if players cheat?
    - Is this game for only you and your friends or do you plan on releasing to the public?
    - What platforms are you releasing for?