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Started by Sean Altly, December 19, 2014, 10:50:04 am
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SHADEs 3 Sprite Updates
#1  December 19, 2014, 10:50:04 am
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In between the commissions I'm currently working on, I've been recharging my batteries by working on some personal stuff so as not to get too burned out.

Anyway, many of the SHADEs characters are getting updated or all new sprites. I want to focus on the sprites before I get into anything like updating the coding or making the screenpack, so this is where this thread will stay for now.

Anyway, here's some of the updated sprites along with progress info.

SNOW


Old >>>>>> New
Status: Finished
Notes: Shorter hair, different palette.

SABOTAGE


Old >>>>>> New
Status: Finished
Notes: New stance, tons of new normals. Jeans replaced the track pants.

ADAMAS


Old >>>>>> New
Status: Finished
Notes: Total overhaul. Thinner, new hair, new shirt, new palette so his skin better matches his diamond FX.

THIRTEEN


Old >>>>>> New
Status: In Progress
Notes: Broken mask from his encounter with Adamas in his SHADEs 2 ending. New palette that matches my original design for him better.

The Following characters will not be receiving any sprite updates (not counting any tweaked or new anims): Bloodtide, Det. Laurel, Ruckus, Fray, Kane Kelly, Wyldestar, Apollo, Exile, Byrne/Obsydian

The following characters will most likely receive all new sprites: Vesper, Zenith (who will be an edit of the Rikimaru sprites I made for Roks), Moses Maddigan. I have been told by several people that Zenith's old sprites are fine and could just use some updated shading. If I decide to do that, I may still edit the Rikimaru sprites into a whole new character.

The following characters will not return (at least not "officially") for SHADEs 3: Chad In Black, The Specialist. The former will still probably be a non-canon "bonus character," while The Specialist will be in hiding due to being pursued by new character Elle (though I'm considering including him as an unplayable sub-boss where he only appears in the intro and when he's defeated, otherwise remaining invisible during the fight).

Planned New Characters include:
Elle - A former MI6 agent and current bounty hunter in pursuit of The Specialist
Castle - A South American dictator impervious to pain
After Image - A street punk and ward of Maddicorp who can make copies of himself
Dark Nation - A small group of mysterious fighters consisting of test subject Cyril, his knife-weilding girlfriend Layla, and the only animal test subject of the experiment, Anubis. They are already available as a stand alone character.
Gospel - A religious zealout with electric powers, supported by her loyal follower Hymn
Lynch and Cronen - Members of The Collection Agency. They are edits/head swaps of my Solid Snake sprites. They will play differently, though. They have each been outfitted with wearable weapons and enhancements developed by Apollo. Cronen's focus on firepower, while Lynch's focus on strength and hand-to-hand combat. They will be separate characters. Here's a pic of what the two will look like:
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If time permits, a new character called Relay will also be added. I am also considering new characters that would be edits of the Joe and Batman sprites I'm currently working on. It worked for Dark Nation (who is an edit of Rorschach), so I think I could come up with something for them.

Anyway, feel free to leave feedback or offer suggestions. This thread will be mostly about the sprites and their progress, though.
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Last Edit: December 19, 2014, 11:19:48 am by Sean Altly
Re: SHADEs 3 Sprite Updates
#2  December 19, 2014, 11:53:07 am
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Jolly Good Yo Jolly Good the new sprites are fucking awesome mate
Lynch and Cronen those are good though I find right one weird.
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#3  December 19, 2014, 02:24:30 pm
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I think the detail of the broken mask on Thirteen is amazing and I like you retouched his shading on his shirt too, it looks better now :)

I think those you've mentioned that won't receive any sprite update are ok, aside of Ruckus. I think you could make him more badass, but of course, that's my opinion :)

And about the Snake's head swaps look good, they'll be interesting to play with!

I am also considering new characters that would be edits of the Joe and Batman sprites I'm currently working on.
I think this is the best news and also a metamessage :P

Keep it up, Sean!
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#4  December 19, 2014, 02:43:48 pm
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Pretty nice improvement to the sprite designs, they certainly look a lot better~

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#5  December 19, 2014, 02:46:56 pm
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The first of the two Snake edits looks a bit too similar to Snake still, I think.

Loving the rest, Thirteen's pal and the details on Adamas's arms especially.
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#6  December 20, 2014, 06:36:23 am
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I think those you've mentioned that won't receive any sprite update are ok, aside of Ruckus. I think you could make him more badass, but of course, that's my opinion :)


Well I never thought of Ruckus as a badass, just a goofy wrestler.

The first of the two Snake edits looks a bit too similar to Snake still, I think.

Loving the rest, Thirteen's pal and the details on Adamas's arms especially.

He does, but since Snake isn't actually in SHADEs, I'm not too concerned. Thanks, Adamas' updates are my favorite so far.

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#7  December 20, 2014, 01:52:27 pm
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Yes, true, but I mean you could make him look even better :P I like how it ended up though. It was one of my favourite until Byrne and then Garret appeared :D
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#8  December 20, 2014, 03:28:44 pm
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ADAMAS LOOKS AWESOME! My favorite in the hole game, hope you include some story to Dark Nation bro, he look like a very good sub-boss for me at least, :P
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#9  December 20, 2014, 04:49:08 pm
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Excellent improvements all around, especially with Adamas and Sabotage.  Definitely looking forward to seeing what you do for Castle, as he was my personal favorite out of the new batch of characters you showed way back when.

Also good to hear you're making some progress with ol' Bats, can't wait!
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All this shows that your spriting skills have improved greatly. You may even rival Li_Kun.
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Wait, the Adamas status says that the sprites are finished, does that mean that his update is already released?
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#12  January 29, 2015, 01:40:38 am
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They're finished but I haven't released them yet. I plan on doing it soon, though.
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