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Penguins?
« on: March 01, 2008, 12:45:30 PM »
Alright, so, it will be a little while before I need to make this decision, but I was just wondering what you guys thought.

The racing game I'm programing (Tentatively titled: "Pengo: The Last to First") features a 2.5D racing system with a variety of fun and colorful levels as well as different forms of travel (Karts, boats, etc)

Now, I have quite a few different design ideas down... but I'm curious... what would you guys rather see?

A variety of penguins in different styles racing against each other?

Or

A variety of different creatures racing? (Turtles, Spiders, Trees, etc..)

At this point, I have designs for both, but just as something to think about down the road, what would you guys' prefer?

Here is the design of Pengo right now BTW:



Not in his 16bit form, of course. Lemme know what ya think!

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Re: Penguins?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008, 01:08:07 PM »
Heh, personally, I would love seeing trees racing.

Be sure to post some sprites when you have them ready. I'm really curious about your skill.
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Re: Penguins?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008, 08:36:40 PM »
I'd rather see random creatures.  Put some strange things, like albino rhinoceroses and grossly overweight lemmings.  Even put in the occasional non-creature creature, such as cans being kicked by robots.
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Re: Penguins?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 12:16:28 AM »
Alright, Thanks guys, and it's decided. Different types of characters... but also each one will have 2-4 'outfits' or 'styles' as well. (Such as Pengo the penguin, Pengo the rocker, Penga (The female Pengo), and reggae Pengo)...

The current list of characters
and their methods of racing.

* = Subject to change
NFN = Not final name


Pengo (Penguin)
 - Ice Block (trust me)

Slowgo (Turtle)
 - UFO*

Palmgo (Tree) (NFN)
 - Segway Scooter

Dirtgo (Mop) (NFN)
 - His bucket

Spingo (Spider) (NFN)
 - Longboard*

Boomgo (Grenade) (NFN)
 - Tank

Oinkgo (Pig) (NFN)*
 - Tractor

Chingo (Chinchilla) (NFN) *
 - Rollerblades

Squidgo (Squid) (NFN) *
- It's own slime

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Any other ideas or suggestions? :D I am also allergic to cats, so I think they may be the 'bad guy'... who knows though :P I may not need a bad guy unless I decide to do a story mode!

edit-- Btw, I will post some samples sprites asap... I've been working this weekend so I'll have a lot more this week. Also, I've been trying to focus on a working engine rather than the "pretty stuff"

edit2 - also, let me know which one's are your favourite ideas. :)
« Last Edit: March 03, 2008, 12:26:32 AM by Conexion »

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Re: Penguins?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008, 12:57:40 AM »
I hope that your game have cool addiction trick. Like throw or use powerup to enemy, and maybe interactive speech sfx in game. The screenshot too flat isn't ???

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Re: Penguins?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008, 01:28:35 AM »
I hope that your game have cool addiction trick. Like throw or use powerup to enemy, and maybe interactive speech sfx in game. The screenshot too flat isn't ???

So far, powered up items and basic speech sfx are planned. I wouldn't call that screenshot though- I made that a long while ago, and it is just supposed to show ya what Pengo looks like :) - I appreciate the input though!

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Re: Penguins?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008, 12:39:21 PM »
Most important is the bonus items.  Special boosters, things to slow the enemy down, etc.
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Re: Penguins?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008, 04:53:18 PM »
When am I going to see some sprites?

Anyway, cool and funny ideas.

But, when am I going to see some sprites?

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Re: Penguins?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008, 11:18:36 PM »
When am I going to see some sprites?

Anyway, cool and funny ideas.

But, when am I going to see some sprites?

:P

As soon as I get the engine down. I'm going to try to get the base engine coded tonight and tomorrow (The scrolling engine has been an invaluable asset, not just in organizing my code and getting the right data, but also improving structuring and defining data)

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Re: Penguins?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008, 11:31:16 PM »
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The current list of characters
and their methods of racing.

How about:

Manggo (Fruit) (NFN)
 - Coconut
 - Orange
 - any fruit