New Game

I think I have a good idea of what it is I want to work on, finally. It’s very rough and sketchy and won’t look like this exactly… but…

Basically it’s a combination of all the ideas I’ve been shooting around since the later parts of making LONE SURVIVOR, from dungeon crawler to sci-fi head-messing to whimsical platformer… or another way of looking at it may be Zelda x Demon’s Souls?  The story is a little weird, though. I have a prototype (using more basic top-down view a bit more like this):

It has two-handed combat, equipable weapons and rolling (I love rolling), but I’m now writing an engine to make this sort of Zelda-Phantom Hourglass type projection to try and make the environment more exciting, but unlike that game it will use sprites to convey the characters. I still have a good way to go before I can get this sort of look in-game, a lot of tools to write and art to draw.

It’s been through various prototypes and art styles, a bit like LS before it… Does that mean it bodes well? I guess we’ll see…

Original mockup

Various 2D & 3D prototypes for “New Game”

Fantastic Arcade

I’m looking forward to finally meeting a bunch of indies I only know from their online personas!  Seems like fellow Poppenkast, Vlambeer & cactus will be there, as well as fellow Cambridgian and fine friend, Terry Cavanagh, and a bunch of others from the US and EU.  Look forward to checking out the event, and I’ll be doing a ‘live director’s commentary’ on the Sunday afternoon, so I’ll catch you down there if you’re about.

First Aid Edition Art Card Update

I’ve had a bit of back pain in the last couple of days which was when I planned to finish off the art card pile (signing and numbering) and get at least the first half sent off, but unfortunately I am going to have to delay a little longer until I get back from Texas.  The selling of a game and setting up of a business never fails to take longer than expected, I’m hoping to get back into full-time work on a new game towards the end of the year.  Which leads me onto…

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  1. avatar
    • keelo
    • November 3rd, 2012

    this looks amazing so far! loving lone survivor and just wanted to stop by and say so.

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    • Dadou
    • October 15th, 2012

    Hey Jasper!
    Just recieved my Lone Survivor Art, and its amazing :D

    And the new game looks awesome, can’t wait to hear more!

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    • Julian
    • September 20th, 2012

    Dear lord mate, it’s looking amazing already. I absolutely love how much the first screen has this Ys/Laputa feeling. Keeping and eye out and wishing you the best!

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    • Markus
    • September 18th, 2012

    Those caped cthulhu mans look awesome. I hope they make it to the final product looking like that :P

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    • StarSefam
    • September 18th, 2012

    Hmm, I see you’re trying to work with unity :o

    Can’t wait to see what turns out of this.

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    The new game sounds like it could be really great.

    I have one suggestion.

    I’m hoping that it turns out well enough that you can do episodic releases of additional content. That would save you time on making new tools for a while, reduce the new art you’d have to make for follow-up games, and it would just be nice if a hero starts of kinda small in a first game and grows through later episodes of the game with the same hero (Quest for Glory style). This could eventually produce a game with a broad scope, plus you could have a re-release when all the episodes are complete with an anthology collection of all the games.

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    I gotta say i’m a big fan of your work. and as a fan of Demon’s and Dark Souls, this sounds just perfect.
    I ADORE the art of the first image, please more like that! this is wonderful. gonna keep an eye on this project. <3

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    • Cuppa
    • September 17th, 2012

    *know…

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    • Cuppa
    • September 17th, 2012

    It might sound funny to say it this way but based on your skill and endurance shown while making LS I’m sure to buy your next game no matter what. And I will love it all the same, I just now it. :)

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    You already have my atention and my monney! =D
    BRING IT ON, DUDE!

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    This looks pretty awesome Jasper! I’m a huge fan of the Demon’s/Dark Souls games (and your games, of course), so I’m excited to see what you come up with. Simply mentioning one of the Souls games will get me drooling.

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    woah hadn’t seen the first one before – looks cool :)

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    • Spesh
    • September 17th, 2012

    Yeeeeah man!

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    This looks awesome, I just love LS and I Can’t wait for this. If you ever need help in the art field, I’d love to help.

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    • Adam
    • September 17th, 2012

    This. Looks. Awesome.

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    • bert
    • September 17th, 2012

    Jasper, this looks fantastic. Although there’s not much to see yet, your style is very recognizable. Can’t wait.

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