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Started by Laxxe23, July 02, 2008, 07:06:15 PM
Re: updates to come(online play ftw)
#41  December 02, 2008, 05:38:33 AM
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My question is, will this program work with mugen or are you planing on making a mugen molebox with the program included?
Re: updates to come(online play ftw)
#42  December 02, 2008, 12:22:21 PM
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its going to be passed out to creators making fullgames, so it will be moleboxed with it, and will only run when that specific exe is active
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Re: updates to come(online play ftw)
#43  December 03, 2008, 12:08:46 AM
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#44  February 13, 2009, 09:35:09 AM
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AKA SHADEs of Manhattan 2: Electric Boogaloo (Working Title).

Anyway, here are my tentative plans for SHADEs 2 (AKA SHADEs2k9, AKA SoM2K9)

Returning Characters:

Snow
Sabotage
Adamas
Fray
Moses Maddigan
Bloodtide
Zenith
Vesper
Thirteen
Specialist


Reasoning: These characters are integral, and I am quite proud of them. Snow has been COMPLETELY redrawn, with 100% brand new sprites, making him no longer look like the ugly duckling. Adamas and Sabotage have already received new animations and some sprite touch-ups in preparation for the sequel. Every character has tweaked pallettes, where the colors contrast slightly more, giving each character a look similar to CVS2, just less color depth (I'm lazy but hey, they're original sprites, lol). Here are comparisons for Snow and Adamas:

New Snow:

Compared to Old Snow:

Old Adamas:

New Adamas:

Old Adamas Walk:

New Adamas Walk:


As you can see, I've been working on bringing my sprites up to quality. Use these as a general idea of what the pallette differences in each character are like.

New Characters w/brief description:

Kane Kelly - The titular villian who previously only appeared in the intro for SoM. He has enhanced strength and reflexes, as well as an ability to manifest a nigh-invulnerable, super-strong ethereal entity to help him in battle. This entity stems from Kane's childhood where he was scrawny, weak, and prone to abuse while having no friends or father figure to protect him. Think of the entity as similar to the STands in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
Apollo - Mentioned in Zenith and Fray's bios, Apollo is a tech genius who gained the ability to convert and store energy in his body that could later be emitted as concussive beams from his hands. He will have a lot of helpers since he creates a lot of helpful devices for other characters. He is a neutral character who is neither a hero or villian.
Dark Nation - A mysterious, silent villian who has a telepathic link with an intelligent dog (the only animal test of the SHADEs project). This dog accompanies Dark Nation wherever he goes. DN himself cannot feel pain (though his body still suffers damage), and secretes a venomous oil from his pores, making him poisonous to touch.
Ruckus - The only new hero for the game, Ruckus is a thin, quick independent wrestler who gained powers nearly identical to Fray's, however he utilizes them in different ways and has a natural control over them, meaning he does not need special gloves like Fray does. It is unknown how he ended up with powers so similar to Fray's. He hates Fray because of her becoming a turncoat and selling out her fellow subjects for career security and vows to oppose her by doing good and taking out Moses Maddigan.

On the Chopping Block:

Chad In Black

Reasoning: Having a character based on your girlfriend is always a gamble, and unfortunately, it didn't pay off. After over 3 years of dating, my GF and I are parting ways basically. That's drama and probably boring to you guys, so I won't delve, but what I'm considering for her character is taking a Zato 1/Eddie-type route, and having her become possessed by one of the spirits she communicates with, who proceeds to change her look and behavior drastically. The only reason I'm weary of this is because I have no new female characters planned, and this would be 2 female characters (her and Fray) who basically pull heel turns (or turn into bad guys if you're not a wrestling fan), leaving only one female hero. It would come off as kind of bitter. Though I guess cutting her completely would appear more bitter.

Bonus Characters:

EX Sabotage
EX Adamas
Solid Snake
Rorschach


Reasoning - No EX Snow because his sprites basically embarrass me. Snow was the first character I ever made and it shows. Plus, I've been told he was essentially useless, so his move concepts and what not may be used for a different character.

I am thinking about enlisting a great stage-maker for the game. I won't say who, but let's say he is very good at city stages, lol.

Anyway, more imformation will be revealed as it becomes available, so stay tuned.

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Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#45  February 13, 2009, 09:50:47 AM
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New Snow looks great. Your art style has made massive improvements.  :)

Looking forward to this project as always.
I've really become a fan of your works.


I'm available to help if you need anything, (though I doubt you will).

Good luck.

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Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#46  February 13, 2009, 11:26:53 AM
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These new sprites are really nice, I can only approve of the contrast you've given to the palettes. :)

Rorschach will be like Q in SF3. The bonus character with no super powers. ;P
Anyway, good luck with this update.
Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#47  February 13, 2009, 11:45:39 AM
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New Snow:

Compared to Old Snow:


New Snow looks very nice, rather CvSish as you said. If only you were giving tutorials...

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New Adamas Walk:


Very Guile-ish, though it looks pretty good on him.

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Rorschach

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Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#48  February 13, 2009, 12:42:56 PM
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Well, Snake was in the first one. He'd just be a bonus character, non-canon and all that.

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Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#49  February 13, 2009, 01:00:32 PM
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new snow sprite is much better i also preferred that stance to the more laid back one.

dunno if i like adamas new walk anim tho just i would have stuck with the first anim but thats only cos im not a fan of the guile type walk animation (except his SF2T one)
Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#50  February 13, 2009, 01:15:28 PM
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Snow Look Kool Good Luck with your work ;P

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Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#51  February 13, 2009, 10:52:50 PM
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Really digging the New Snow... I actually liked Snow before, but this new design is just.. well... sleek. :)
Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#52  February 14, 2009, 12:56:10 AM
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That boxing guy needs an update(not spritewise). His moves are kind of boring compared to the others.
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Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#53  February 14, 2009, 01:01:33 AM
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Just dropping in to say what Oz has already said: GREAT! improvement on your art, the sprites and animations look smoother and all around better than they looked before. :)
Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#54  February 14, 2009, 04:00:02 AM
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What boxing guy? Sabotage?

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Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#55  February 14, 2009, 04:08:30 AM
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Quoting all of that to say nothing but uselessness was needed why?
Re: New Characters Planned for SHADEs of Manhattan 2: The Return of Kane Kelly
#56  February 14, 2009, 05:37:14 AM
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your drawing skills have leaped man I'm looking forward to shades 2;[off topic] just one question is shades 2 coming before or after your new type of game or are you completely forgetting it; back on topic adamus and Snow look amazing now I can't wait to see the rest of your characters
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#57  February 14, 2009, 05:43:57 AM
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The other game is on hold, so for now Tristan is just a stand-alone character. I'm more interested in SHADEs right now for some reason.

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#58  February 14, 2009, 08:12:36 PM
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Are you going to add anything interesting to Sabotage?
Maybe like a mixed martial arts kinda thing?
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#59  February 14, 2009, 08:16:12 PM
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Hm..if you want to avoid a heel turn on Chad in Black, you could always change her facial design, make her more mysterious and change her voice, she gets "mysterious" without having to be "evil" that way.

(and you get to use a new voice on her, cuz your old girlfriend might not be up to keep recording sound for you)
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#60  February 14, 2009, 10:56:23 PM
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Are you going to add anything interesting to Sabotage?
Maybe like a mixed martial arts kinda thing?


What do you mean? I'm not changing people's fighting styles. Sabotage has boxing moves mixed with the occasional wrestling move. Why would I do a mixed martial arts thing for him?

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