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VVVVVV => VVVVVV => Topic started by: CooL on March 29, 2010, 01:44:40 am

Title: QQQQQQ/3V (Previously CoD4 VVVVVV)
Post by: CooL on March 29, 2010, 01:44:40 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jUaZyb7YF4

Still a WIP, going to make some new puzzles, and if it's possible, get a working flip system going.  Tell me what you think!  :viridian:
Title: Re: CoD4 VVVVVV
Post by: Robson on March 29, 2010, 07:03:50 pm
Very cool! Looking forward to seeing more from this :viridian:
Title: Re: CoD4 VVVVVV
Post by: Terry on April 01, 2010, 08:15:09 pm
Heh, this is looking pretty nifty. :)
Title: Re: CoD4 VVVVVV
Post by: Shasharala on April 02, 2010, 08:44:32 am
Sure is.  :o
Title: Re: CoD4 VVVVVV
Post by: cymon on April 03, 2010, 05:35:42 pm
Just my 2 cents, but since this is a 3D VVVVVV wouldn't that mean that you can flip more than up/down at will?

Maybe that's a bad idea.
Title: Re: CoD4 VVVVVV
Post by: CooL on April 03, 2010, 08:50:39 pm
Yes, it does open up a new aspect of gameplay, but you do not flip side to side.  This ends the whole conflict of flipping in more than one plane. 
Title: Re: CoD4 VVVVVV
Post by: Shasharala on April 20, 2010, 04:02:12 pm
How is the "upmake" going CooL?
Title: Re: CoD4 VVVVVV
Post by: CooL on April 20, 2010, 10:14:23 pm
Hey Hey.

Development is going pretty good, I got 2 people helping me on this project, another mapper/coder and a modeler.  So far I have a working flip system, monsters (text and non-text), and a working bounce beam script!  I should have another video up showing my progress shortly.  At the moment, I'm still drawing up the maps on my whiteboard, and I'm about to create them in Radiant, and I'm working on the textures, which are going to be different from VVVVVV, but they will have the same style. 

Anyways, I also recently got permission by SoulEye to use one of his songs in the mod, it's Embrace (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpJnEoDBaJc), which is a beautiful song and should fit into the mod quite brilliantly.  I'll keep you guys posted :P

Edit:  Oh, forgot to add that I have moving platforms implemented and I'm still in the process in making a sfx for the dissipating (or whatever it's called :D)platform .
Title: Re: CoD4 VVVVVV
Post by: Whirligig on April 21, 2010, 01:14:22 am
When you go to the Youtube video, the first related video is RickRoll'd.  :vitellary:
Title: Re: CoD4 VVVVVV
Post by: Robson on April 21, 2010, 12:02:40 pm
At the moment, I'm still drawing up the maps on my whiteboard, and I'm about to create them in Radiant

We should design a little campaign together, than create it in both this and YYYYYY :viridian:
Title: Re: CoD4 VVVVVV
Post by: CooL on April 21, 2010, 01:41:18 pm
Another quick update!  I've decided that I don't want to do this as a mod for CoD4, it may be a pretty engine, but I'm way to limited, SO I've decided to switch to a modified version of the Quake 3 engine called OpenArena.  This will be easier for me in the terms of not being dependent on Call of Duty 4 and the fact that this is freeware, thus making it easier to distribute.  I'm not losing any work seeing as how CoD4 uses the q3 engine, so all I need to do is port over what I have so far  :viridian:.  There still will not be any weapons in this game, and I do plan on making this game MUCH longer and larger than I had hoped before.

At the moment, I'm still drawing up the maps on my whiteboard, and I'm about to create them in Radiant

We should design a little campaign together, than create it in both this and YYYYYY :viridian:

:viridian: I'm all up for that!  Send me a PM of a way to contact you and then we can start working on a campaign :vermillion:
Title: Re: QQQQQQ (Previously CoD4 VVVVVV)
Post by: Shasharala on April 22, 2010, 05:07:18 am
Yay!  I'm so glad it will be playable as freeware now.  :viridian:
I'm getting pretty excited.  It looks like it's gonna be amazing.
Title: Re: QQQQQQ (Previously CoD4 VVVVVV)
Post by: CooL on April 30, 2010, 01:29:24 pm
Small update, things are going slow as I'm still learning the new radiant I'm using, but not to fear, the current map is going fabulously  :viridian:

We are still working on some of the programming, we're coming close to making a working flip system, but if there is anyone out there that has experience with Quake 3, we'd love to have you help us beat this :P

Music:  At the moment, we got Souleyes amazing song, and I'm getting one of my friends to make us an 8-bit song that should fit the mod perfectly.

Levels:  I'll be showing the first map, which takes place in our version of the labs, next week, so stay tuned!
Title: Re: QQQQQQ (Previously CoD4 VVVVVV)
Post by: Shasharala on October 06, 2010, 03:30:33 am
Any news on this CooL?
Title: Re: QQQQQQ (Previously CoD4 VVVVVV)
Post by: CooL on October 16, 2010, 02:26:51 pm
Arg, yeah, I've been away for too long.

Update:
So far, we haven't come close to have implemented a working flip system, we're hoping to run into someone who has enough experience with the engine to give us a helping hand, and I was thinking about opening up all planes for the player to flip on, so that means you'll be able to switch to the walls, as well as the ceiling, so that'll lead to some pretty fun/infuriating puzzles, yet the controls might take some getting used to, but that'll all be taken care of in the Training level.

The concept for all the maps/puzzles have been completed.

All the custom textures have been finished, some are 8-bit, some are just standard textures that CoD and Quake give us.

We have two new puzzle types, such as the gravity beam, implemented, but those shall remain a secret until we release this.

As for what engine I'm using, I'm debating whether to go back to CoD4, and have it out much quicker, or to keep using OpenArena so I can release this as freeware.  Sticking with CoD4 would mean I would have to work within my limitations of the engine, but if I take my time and learn OpenArena, I'll be able to provide a better game, but the wait will be pretty long.  Another option would be the CoD1 engine, which I have a lot more experience with, but it would mean I would have to start from scratch, the CoD1 engine would probably be my best bet, but I don't want to resort to using it just yet.  What do you guys think?  :viridian:
Title: Re: QQQQQQ/3V (Previously CoD4 VVVVVV)
Post by: Shasharala on October 19, 2010, 09:22:28 am
Personally I am really interested in seeing it released in OpenArena.  I like freeware, myself.
Title: Re: QQQQQQ/3V (Previously CoD4 VVVVVV)
Post by: Rox on October 19, 2010, 04:34:03 pm
I, too, would enjoy being able to play this thing legally, which wouldn't be an option using any of the other engines... Fortunately, it should be a very simple game to make. Controls, dynamic gravity and collision detection of various kinds should be all you really need...

I'm going to vote against the sideways-flipping mechanic, though. I did that in my VVVVVVX "trailer" because I thought it would make things look even more insane. However, if any of that was actually playable, you'd very quickly realize how dumb the stages that I threw together are. Every obstacle I made could easily be circumvented just by turning sideways and horizontally flipping past whatever needs to be avoided.

The only way to get challenging obstacles that way would be to make them infuriatingly timing-based, cover every single wall in spikes, or remove every single wall and make it so that falling out into space kills you. Level design would suuuuuck. The player needs more restrictions than freely being able to fly along any desired axis.
Title: Re: QQQQQQ/3V (Previously CoD4 VVVVVV)
Post by: CooL on October 22, 2010, 08:22:52 pm
Alright, then I shall stick with OpenArena, and you're right about the multi-plane flipping system, I was quite hesitant about adding it myself.  I'm going to begin work on some of the levels while my new coder works on all the scripts to make the game playable.  Woot  :viridian:
Title: Re: QQQQQQ/3V (Previously CoD4 VVVVVV)
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 05, 2011, 10:37:42 am
Hey, this looks really interesting...but no one has updated in forever.  :victoria:

Any updates CooL?
Title: Re: QQQQQQ/3V (Previously CoD4 VVVVVV)
Post by: PJBottomz on September 12, 2011, 01:43:27 am
This was cancelled due to no motivation.
Title: Re: QQQQQQ/3V (Previously CoD4 VVVVVV)
Post by: Damn It AL to Hell on October 06, 2011, 06:32:17 am
Cancelled? I was looking forward to this  :victoria:, oh well.