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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar Weekly Update Mon 16th May 2011 4:48pm

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Uh, what do I actually have to talk about this week? Again, I'm still working on Miasmon, and making progress, etc, etc. I've started doing music and sound effects, though I probably mentioned that last week. Maybe.

I'm making good progress, I suppose. It shouldn't take too much longer now to finish.

Something I did this week was revise the colours of the overworld... (That doesn't sound right at all! Would it be 'was revise', 'was revising', 'was that I revised'...? o_O)
Originally, the tileset looked like this:


Typical earthy colours, like most other games. They work alright, but they're sort of boring. I wanted to give this game a distinct feel, and since it doesn't take place on Earth or even a planet *like* Earth, I can get away with using more alien colours for the flora and sky and stuff. Here's what I ended up with:


Pinks and oranges... I wanted a calm, warm sort of feeling, sort of like a sunset but not that specifically; more like the same kind of feeling created by a sunset without duplicating the exact colours of a sunset on Earth.
It's taking some getting used to, but hopefully it'll make the game less like Pokemon and more like some exotic alien world, which is what it is.
And it took a whole day to decide on those exact colours! Which is probably longer than you might expect.

A problem arises, however; see this screenshot:


It's a battle with a nice, warm, calm, sunsetty feel, yes? The colours are different from the greens and blues I had before. But does anything stand out as odd?

The thing that I'm referring to is the Leafish... It's obviously 'based on' (that is, a direct insert of) the Forest Fish monster from MARDEK, but wait! All of the vegetation on the world that Miasmon takes place on (a planet named 'Fracture') is a sort of orangey pink colour, while this Leafish has green leaves! Why?!

There are other monsters which are Plant-typed too, which have green bodies, and there are attacks using plants and leaves that are similarly green.
I'm not actually going to do anything about it; I'll leave things that way. But it's something that I'm sure some people would comment on eventually, so I just want to point out that I'm aware of it! I suppose it also shows the sorts of things that come up when doing design work... or something. Yes, exciting, I'm sure.

Anyway, apart from Miasmon, I do have some fairly significant news, for me anyway... My girlfriend is visiting soon for one of our bi-yearly 'trips'; the only times we get to see eachother in person over the course of a year. She'll be coming for six weeks and arrives on Sunday... I'm excited!

It probably won't affect the site, since while I won't be at home as such, I'll have my computer with me and I'll still be able to work on games and check the site, since we'll (hopefully) have the internet.

It may positively affect my productivity though if I can do things with my time other than just working all day, alone, so, uh, that'll be good!

I'll probably write a news post on the Saturday or Friday before I go. Or maybe the Sunday after I've left? I don't know. That's all for now, though!


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Clark`s Avatar
Rating Orb Clark 13 Philippines 11C 0F
7 years ago | (4)
Been along time since Pseudolonewolf's gone.
I hope he's enjoying his vacation,he deserves it.
I can't wait for Miasmon but he deserves a break from all the hard work and all he's done.
SQman`s Avatar
Rating Orb SQman 15 Poland MelancholicPhlegmatic 7C 0F
7 years ago | (9)
I don't like this new color scheme. That "boring earthy" one was much better. The old one was more "eye-friendly" and the new one is just painful! And ummm... why does Francis' hand glow?
bahamut53`s Avatar
Rating Orb bahamut53 15 Spain Melancholic 11C 0F
7 years ago | (4)
how many monsters will be there?and i think that pseudolonewolf should take vacations if he wants to because he creates games here and he is the owner of the page -.-
waaaghpower`s Avatar
Rating Orb waaaghpower 15 United States 18C 103F
7 years ago | (5)
About 80 or so in the first game, but by the end of the series around 250, if I remember correctly. This could be wrong, but I think he said something like that in a post a while ago. And I do agree, I am glad he is taking a well-earned break. He deserves it.
Qazerowl`s Avatar
Rating Orb Qazerowl 15 United States MelancholicCholeric 272C 16F
7 years ago | (4)
Tho ocean is blue mostly because it reflects the sky. Unless the "water" on Fracture isn't actually water, it would be the same color as the sky, which I assume is not blue.
EricLightscythe`s Avatar
Rating Orb EricLightscythe 15 India MelancholicPhlegmatic 53C 51F
7 years ago | (9)
Hmmm...Its been 3 weeks...I guess that he is enjoying his holiday!
(Well..He does deserve it.)
But still,I cant wait for him to resume his masterpiecing work!
Come back soon!!
dragenrder`s Avatar
Rating Orb dragenrder 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 39C 8F
7 years ago | (5)
i thought that water was generically blueish....

The new color scheme seems strangely more peaceful to me.... not so much... Ancient destroyed world. Though i do like the 2nd color scheme better then the first one. And the light tanish colors seem to say more of a cultivated peaceful planet of happiness and prosperus alien people living their happy alien lives then again, a alien destroyed world. It reminds me more of the fall on earth i guess. I (as a suggestion) would have gone with blacks and deep greens maybe... added a bit of glowing uranium and stuff. but who knows, maybe this is a more lively part of the planet and im just rambling. but its a step forward.

Or maybe im just being a pessimist, your the scripter.
Vasvorg`s Avatar
Rating Orb Vasvorg 23 United States 1C 0F
7 years ago | (5)
It's all about adjusting to a new game. I doubt I'll mind any colors picked as long the gameplay is tolerable. So far, I've dug pretty much everything you've made.

There is one thing I have to ask, though. Anyone else thought of Toejam and Earl's Funkotron when they read alien colors? That was the FIRST thing that I pictured before opening up the spoiler tag.
healer of light`s Avatar
Rating Orb healer of light 17 Belgium MelancholicSanguine 72C 78F
7 years ago | (29)
You are not allowed to go on a vacation!! you have to work for us so that us demanding people get what we want muhahahahahaha (radio with dramatic music in the background)
quiznossubs92`s Avatar
Rating Orb quiznossubs92 19 United States MelancholicCholeric 34C 0F
7 years ago | (10)
I'm really starting to hate how it seems like no one on this site can take a joke or understand sarcasm anymore. This doesn't deserve the ratings that were given to it. I think a couple people need a reminder on what does and doesn't deserve a red or orange rating.
felipe970421`s Avatar
Rating Orb felipe970421 14 Colombia MelancholicPhlegmatic 33C 1F
7 years ago | (6)
But in the other hand, fighunter is not a community made for jokes and sarcasm, you can have some in your posts, but not make posts exclusively for a joke, I have to agree that orange and red ratings are pushing it a bit too far, but fighunter is a extremely serious (and sometimes bitter) community that doesn't take jobs too well

I have to agre with healer of light though, pseudolonewolf shouldn't take vacations [/sarcasm]
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healer of light`s Avatar
Rating Orb healer of light 17 Belgium MelancholicSanguine 72C 78F
7 years ago | (2)
thanks quiz, I don't really understand how one can not see this as a joke (come one dramatic music in the background ???)

Oh well guess I'm used to it :P
learned my lesson though, never be sarcastic unless you have reason to...
Geomancia`s Avatar
Rating Orb Geomancia 13 Ireland MelancholicCholeric 85C 44F
7 years ago | (7)
This is actually very funny to me. Perhaps some people just don't have the same sense of humour as I do. On the other hand, a joke does not deserve 2 reds. I just can't seem to understand people sometimes.
healer of light`s Avatar
Rating Orb healer of light 17 Belgium MelancholicSanguine 72C 78F
7 years ago | (3)
why thanks ^^ and yeah I suppose people can't appreciate a stupid ridiculous joke
BagelBen`s Avatar
Rating Orb BagelBen 16 United Kingdom 4C 0F
7 years ago | (6)
I know it's a common theme in many of the message, but for me, the second colour scheme doesn't look alien as much as volcanic (I'm reminded especially of the volcanic dust areas in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald). Not that I feel this is a bad thing; I see the sunset feeling you described it as, but it also looks quite like an inhospitable wasteland type place to me. Either way, the graphics look good, and everything I've heard about this points to it being another fun game.
EricLightscythe`s Avatar
Rating Orb EricLightscythe 15 India MelancholicPhlegmatic 53C 51F
7 years ago | (7)
hmm..for some reason,i do not like this 2nd color scheme.if you could put in some more life into the color scheme or make it totally different like blue and red then it would be better.otherwise i think the game is nice.
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