Mr. Cat's 16 day challenge! [RELEASED!]

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  1. mrcat-pixel

    mrcat-pixel The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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    Yeah, the background is still being implemented. I will lower the amount of stuff on the FG, but I'm doing that many because the background will be kind of far away from the foreground, and with none of those pillars and bricks that would look empty
     
  2. mrcat-pixel

    mrcat-pixel The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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    Day 9. A bit early, as you can tell. Basically, I made the background and then tried to make a badnik, AND IT DIDN'T FREAKING WORK. I TRIED SO MANY TIMES, OVER AND OVER, AND IT REFUSED TO WORK PROPERLY, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. Enough hacking for today.

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    mrcat-pixel The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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  4. mrcat-pixel

    mrcat-pixel The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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    Day 11\16

    The only thing left now for me is the last section of act2 and the credits screen.
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  5. TheInvisibleSun

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    That is gorgeous! Can't wait to hear what it sounds like in there.
     
  6. A-S-H

    A-S-H Moderator and Host of the SMPS Competition Member

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    Will you be continuing this hack after the 16 days are up?
     
  7. Clownacy

    Clownacy Well-Known Member Staff

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    I'm surprised no one's criticising the lack of colour variety. All I see in the screenshots are various shades of dark green, purple, blue, and pink. The green looks like it's only used in the background too, so the foreground is basically one small section of the colour wheel:

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    It all kind of just blends together because there are no complementary colours to make it 'pop'. The closest I think it gets to that is the green of the background contrasting with the purple of the foreground, which I'm guessing was intentional, but even that gets taken away in that last screenshot because there's so much blue, which is the inbetween of those colours, once again making it just blend together.
     
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    ProjectFM Optimistic and self-dependent Member

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    Now that you point it out, it does sort of bug me. You have to find middle between the foreground colors being disconnected from the background colors and the night turning everything dark blue, and feel it is too close to the latter. If you want it to be night, things should should have a blueish tint, not be pushed to a quarter of the color wheel.

    Also, I have a similar problem with the water turning the purple blocks blue, which made it hard to notice that it was water. Again, just adjust the colors slightly instead of turning everything the color of the water. Finally, add the water surface object for people who want to play on hardware without having dots across the screen.
     
  9. Blazer

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    Not having the chance in posting my thoughts on this yet, everything thus far looks amazing. I will say that I'll also have to go with clownacy with the colors being used for the FG and BG as looking over it again, they clash with each other which would make things confusing. still though everything else looks great and I look forward to playing this when everything is complete.
     
  10. mrcat-pixel

    mrcat-pixel The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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    Is this better?
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  11. redhotsonic

    redhotsonic Also known as RHS Retired Staff

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    Much better! Shows a bit more variety :)
     
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    The variety of colors pleases me ;)
     
  13. mrcat-pixel

    mrcat-pixel The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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    Oh look, I forgot to do an update post. Whoops. Anyway, It's day 12. I worked on my hack all day, even though it is my birthday. I have no life.
     
  14. Trinitronity

    Trinitronity Well-Known Member Member

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    Well, if you have no life, then maybe you should break more 1-up Monitors open. ;)
     
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  15. NoneofyourBusiness

    NoneofyourBusiness Bag of plums. Member

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    Happy belated birthday..? XD
     
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    Niko All's well that ends well, right? Member

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    I personally liked the blue-on-blue more, but the artwork is still incredible.
    Looking forward to seeing the badnik's behavior, and whatever happens to the boss battle.

    Either way, nicely done, @Mr. Cat; this is absolutely impressive for only twelve days' work.
    (Am I missing something, or is the pink corner on this an oversight?)
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    Also, happy belated birthday.
    It really would've been okay to take the day off.
     
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  17. mrcat-pixel

    mrcat-pixel The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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    Day 13. I can show you a glimpse of a new section of act 2. I also changed the color of the elevator section and I'll show you a great organ with a new palette

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    By the way, while I'm doing the majority of the work, there are 4 people besides me who participated. Binbowie did the invincibility theme, Egor ported the music for levels and the boss, and FireRat will do the boss itself. Also, Binbowie and Vada did the 1-up jingle.
     
  18. NoneofyourBusiness

    NoneofyourBusiness Bag of plums. Member

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    3 days left, best of luck! Everything looks great so far!
     
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    mrcat-pixel The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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    Nah, it's intended to be here.
     
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    mrcat-pixel The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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    Day 14. No screenshots this time. The main portion of this hack is now done, the only thing that needs to be added is the boss as well as the splash screen and a couple of fixes.
     
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