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The Other Brothers

Discussion in 'Works In Progress' started by Thomas-Pasieka, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Thomas-Pasieka

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    Welcome to the start of something awesome!

    How about a renegade team of industry professionals with the crazy idea of throwing AAA graphics to the curb, and over the top budgets to create something downright fun just like the early pioneers in our industry, all the while blogging about it?

    Read more on our blog: http://tobgame.com/
     
  2. TheCasual

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    Hehe ... its good to see that alot of people still believe in good game play over next gen graphics. Im from the days of intellivision and atari. Games were so unique once upon a time.
     
  3. Thomas-Pasieka

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    @Willc - Yeah those were the good days. I still remember the sound of my C64 data tape recorder/player. Loading a game to play was an experience in itself. Loved those Atari/Commodore64 days and I am happy I was around when all that happened.
     
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    ^^^ always think it's a thread lock :p

    And I'm assuming you don't want to give away the twist yet?
     
  5. Thomas-Pasieka

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    Locked! ;) Well you will have to show a bit more patience and visit our blog for future updates. There are going to be a lot of neat things about this game and I hope you will enjoy it as much as we like creating it.
     
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    Liking the art so far...
     
  7. JamesLeeNZ

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    I always like the idea of taking an older game with older graphics and re-doing them using new graphics, but keeping all the original game play.

    The problem as I see it these days, is they re-do the graphics, but they also change all the gameplay, which takes away from how you remember it.
     
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    This looks amazing!

    Grats on the feature too, how'd you get that sort of action going??
     
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    Great art style. Nice to see see some originality croppign up!
     
  11. Thomas-Pasieka

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    @marcos - Thanks man! Don't know.. make something pretty and people will notice? ;)

    @Fishman92 - Thanks as well!!
     
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    congrats, this looks awesome.
     
  14. NomadKing

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    Looks great so far :)
     
  15. Thomas-Pasieka

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    Hey again guys,

    Thanks all! Yeah the word spread around really quickly. We are now on Kotaku, Toucharcade, HandheldArcade and many others! We are a bit overwhelmed to be honest :) Didn't expect that sort of response. Also, you can now "Like" us on Facebook (or hate us... whatever you choose!)


    https://www.facebook.com/theotherbrothersgame
     
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    I love the art style, keep it up:)
     
  17. Thomas-Pasieka

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    Thanks nomnomnomplant (what a funky name) ;)

    Just wanted to let folks know that we now have a dedicated website with all the bells and whistles....and back to painting some more pixels....

    http://www.tobgame.com/

    Thomas P.
     
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    I also thought about this, i thought about going back to the way psone looked or even PS2 and focus on gameplay etc.. its good to know my idea isn't so farfetched lol i love the design so far keep t it
     
  19. Thomas-Pasieka

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    I think our look is more related to the old days C64/Amiga and NES ... or a strange mix of all of these. Pixel art nowadays is different due to the fact that our color palette is far bigger for instance. Anyways, glad you like it. Make sure to subscribe for updates!

    Thomas P.
     
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    I've been wanting to do a pixel art game for a few years now, but I'm hoping this gets released before I get round to it, as I feel I'd rather PLAY this than make my own retro game. It is that exciting-looking. Come on Thomas forget tv, forget food, just finish this. I need.

    It's definately got a touch of amiga in there some where!
     
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    Haha, I stopped watching tv a while ago as a matter of fact. I get food served by my wonderful wife and everything else is taken care of. As you can see I am dedicated to making games ;) Couldn't do it without my partners though. Bjorn and Matt are both hard working people. It's a great team.

    However, you shouldn't let our game stop you from making your very own "pixel" game! There is always room for just another awesome pixel game on the market!
     
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    Actually I'm thinking of a pixel game (although nothing like yours, more of a metal slug shooter affair) but its actually a heck of a lot of work. People think "oh it's just retro, its easy" but no! it's actually tonnes of unique art, and making it look sort of modern yet old yet new takes a lot of effort :)
     
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    This looks awesome. Good luck with the project.

    Like the mario/luigi look to them which I'm assuming is what you're aiming for.
     
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    Please make it happen those games are so much fun :D i will buy it.

    On topic, this looks amazing i love the style :D
     
  25. Thomas-Pasieka

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    And here is another update with animated mood concepts. Please have a looks and visit our website for more :)
     

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    reminds me of DOTT and Sam and Max :) oh i loved those games
     
  27. Thomas-Pasieka

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    Thanks!
     
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    Animations are looking great. I also like how they appear to be mechanics instead of plumbers :p
     
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    Bjorn Hurri!?

    His art made me want to be a concept artist, he's a huge idol of mine.

    Lucky! Game looks great!
     
  30. Thomas-Pasieka

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    Yes it's that "Bjorn Hurri" ;) He's a great artist and good person/friend. It's fun working with him that's for sure.


    Thomas P.
     
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    Hey Thomas, I'm a big Brad Nicholson fan and heard you on the TAS bonus edition. I was like "Hey, I know that guy kinda!" Congrats!
     
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    Thomas weren't you working on a top down Diablo style game? If so whatever happened to it (think it had the work dungeon in it)...?
     
  35. Thomas-Pasieka

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    @Legend411 - Thanks mate! We had a good time with Brad from Toucharcade. Very nice guy and we loved the podcast/interview.

    @KrankyBoyGames - Hey there. Indeed, it was called "Dungeon Legend" and is still coming ;)




    Thomas P.
     
  36. TehWut

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    awesome video!! LOL @ Unity blimp!
     
  37. Thomas-Pasieka

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    Glad you like it :)
     
  38. NomadKing

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    Haha, nice trailer :)
     
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    Me do gusta.
     
  41. Thomas-Pasieka

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    Thanks Charlie :)
     
  42. ppan

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    I loooove your ingame Thomas.
     
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    Would be cool if you guys made some wallpapers :).
     
  44. HeadClot

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    I second this motion!
     
  45. Thomas-Pasieka

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    Wallpapers will sure come at some point in the near future ;) Thanks for the interest!!


    Thomas P.
     
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    This game currently has 50% of my 'me gusta!'

    The other 50% goes to Retroformer and RoboFrenzy!

    Keep up the good work!
     
  47. NomadKing

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    Loving the new website guys :)
     
  48. TylerPerry

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    I have a question, with the art style similar to that of old games could this game(Technically) run on old kind of hardware?
     
  49. Thomas-Pasieka

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    The goal is to support older hardware as well yes. However, that will all have to be tested first. We shall see how this works out :)


    Thomas
     
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    Get it playing on an Apple 2, then we'll talk ;)
     
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