[project1dev] Re: milestone 2 info

  • From: Chris Riccobono <crysalim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 13:07:43 -0700

Yeah, this sounds like the way to go Alan :)

By the way, for the winding path, we could just place square floor
tiles, and then make the walls curved, right?  That might be easier
and more effective.  It will be fun to play with, either way!

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> oh hey, whenever you are building the map, if you are like "yeah i
> dunno how art's going to handle this part" or anything like that, you
> can post a screenshot or check in the map or something and we can
> check it out and figure it out (:
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Chris Riccobono <crysalim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> To be more specific, they wouldn't be squares or rectangles
>> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:12 AM, Chris Riccobono <crysalim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I was kind of thinking about how that would go.  Putting down the
>>> tiles without them overlapping will require odd shaped floors though
>>> right?
>>> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Hey Chris,
>>>> Eric has the art tasks made up and handed out so everything in that
>>>> realm is moving forward ok.
>>>> Believe it or not, curved paths in games are just made up of a number
>>>> of straight line segments, so it shouldn't be a problem there.
>>>> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Chris Riccobono <crysalim@xxxxxxxxx> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Also, the winding dirt path to the right is going to be the first
>>>>> place we have in game that actually curves and doesn't use strict 90
>>>>> degree angles for pathing.  So this might require a lot of effort, and
>>>>> we can do that after everything else if need be.
>>>>> Eric, do you have any idea about the rest of the floors yet?
>>>>> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Chris Riccobono <crysalim@xxxxxxxxx> 
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> This sign is hotness :)
>>>>>> About what Alan said, putting models on the origin does help, but it's
>>>>>> more important with walls and floors than individual things like this.
>>>>>>  Since this sign isn't going to be repeated throughout the world it's
>>>>>> not as big a deal for this one.  Am I right about that Alan?
>>>>>> Speaking of floors, I need some done so that I can lay out the actual
>>>>>> map this is going to go on.  Eric said he'd get that fleshed out, but
>>>>>> so far all I know we're going to need is:
>>>>>> - brick floor tiles for the first path
>>>>>> - winding dirt floor tiles for the path to the right on the blueprint
>>>>>> If you feel like taking those on (or maybe Sherman?) I'd be quite happy.
>>>>>> I just don't want all these cool models sitting and doing nothing
>>>>>> because there's no map to put them on ;)
>>>>>> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 11:56 PM, katie cook <ktmcook@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>> Hey Guys,
>>>>>>> I only had a bit of time tonight, but I whipped up a sign for the 
>>>>>>> fortune
>>>>>>> teller. Just to get started and to get a feel for how things would go.
>>>>>>> I have attached it here.
>>>>>>> Take a look and let me know what you think, and if it would be usable 
>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>> appropriate with Eric's established style, etc. Feedback is welcome.
>>>>>>> I didn't do a mesh optimization seeing as that it is literally 2 really
>>>>>>> basic boxes.
>>>>>>> I can if need be.
>>>>>>> I figured I would start with this real quick to see what kind of 
>>>>>>> direction
>>>>>>> will be necessary.
>>>>>>> I have the tent about half way modeled...I am working on the style of 
>>>>>>> it,
>>>>>>> etc.
>>>>>>> Did a little looking around of images/themes on fortune telling props 
>>>>>>> like
>>>>>>> coins, signage, cards, etc. so I got some ideas to work with, but I am
>>>>>>> hoping to see some of Eric's concepts to make sure to follow style.
>>>>>>> Thanks Guys,
>>>>>>> Hope you had a good night! =]
>>>>>>> Katie
>>>>>>> --- On Wed, 5/27/09, eric drewes <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>> From: eric drewes <figarus@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>> Subject: [project1dev] Re: milestone 2 info
>>>>>>> To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>>> Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 7:02 AM
>>>>>>> hey katie, once you get the outside tent done and the table, lets get
>>>>>>> together and partner up on the interior, so we can arrange the 
>>>>>>> composition
>>>>>>> of where we want the props, etc.
>>>>>>> this is going to be awesome looking :) the fortune teller tent 
>>>>>>> definitely
>>>>>>> has a lot of room to show off our style for the game.
>>>>>>> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 9:28 AM, katie cook <ktmcook@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hey Guys,
>>>>>>>> So I got the green light from Eric, so here are the items I am calling
>>>>>>>> dibs on:
>>>>>>>> 1. Circus Tent for fortune teller
>>>>>>>> 2. Table and Chairs
>>>>>>>> 3. Chinese Lanterns
>>>>>>>> I am excited about some other stuff too, like the skulls, garlic 
>>>>>>>> cloves,
>>>>>>>> and other misc props for inside the tent.
>>>>>>>> But I will start with these 3 for now and see how quickly I get them 
>>>>>>>> done.
>>>>>>>> Then if anyone hasn't claimed them yet, I can fill in on what is 
>>>>>>>> needed.
>>>>>>>> Okay, thanks guys. =)
>>>>>>>> Katie
>>>>>>>> --- On Sat, 5/23/09, eric drewes <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>>> From: eric drewes <figarus@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>>> Subject: [project1dev] milestone 2 info
>>>>>>>> To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>>>> Date: Saturday, May 23, 2009, 8:41 PM
>>>>>>>> Milestone 2:
>>>>>>>> Ok, this will basically start with a glowing puff ball that descends 
>>>>>>>> from
>>>>>>>> the sky and lands on a brick walkway that is floating in the void.  
>>>>>>>> The puff
>>>>>>>> ball is the player.  you control the puffball moving forward until you 
>>>>>>>> run
>>>>>>>> into a strange man who says, "where do you think YOU'RE going? You 
>>>>>>>> dont even
>>>>>>>> have a body yet! you dont even know who or what you are, do you?" And 
>>>>>>>> he
>>>>>>>> asks a couple of simple questions like gender and hair color, then the
>>>>>>>> puffball takes that form.  Then the strange man refers you to the "3
>>>>>>>> tests".
>>>>>>>> The theme of this area is like an old styled carnival/circus that is 
>>>>>>>> just
>>>>>>>> being set up, only a couple of areas have actually been set up.
>>>>>>>> a note on the strange man:  this information is not ever explicitely
>>>>>>>> revealed to the player but it will  be hinted at throughout the game.
>>>>>>>> basically the man is a mad sorcerer who ascended to the higher plane of
>>>>>>>> existence and destroyed the ancient gods, something that happened 
>>>>>>>> *very*
>>>>>>>> recently.  with the death of the ancient gods came the end of their 
>>>>>>>> world
>>>>>>>> and thus the empty void - a void that the strange man is filling with 
>>>>>>>> his
>>>>>>>> own surreal vision.  After the chapters are completed and there is the
>>>>>>>> "climax" of the game, it will be revealed that you were 
>>>>>>>> "re-experiencing
>>>>>>>> your life" and that your character is, in fact, dead.  The strange man 
>>>>>>>> will
>>>>>>>> basically tell you that he's decided to return you to the mortal plane
>>>>>>>> (havent worked the details out yet) and that is when free-mode is 
>>>>>>>> unlocked.
>>>>>>>> Also, after every chapter, his carnival "afterlife" will be a little 
>>>>>>>> bit
>>>>>>>> more set up, with minigames for the dead, an arena, etc.  This area 
>>>>>>>> will be
>>>>>>>> our golden saucer!  Obviously some details are left out, but I was just
>>>>>>>> letting you know what was in store for the future of this section.  One
>>>>>>>> thing important about this guy is that he is mysterious but also he can
>>>>>>>> break the 4th wall and talk directly to the player out of character.  
>>>>>>>> He is
>>>>>>>> sort of a post-modern nihilist merlin :)
>>>>>>>> Detailed Description of Scene:
>>>>>>>> The fuzz ball will float down from the a long distance through the 
>>>>>>>> void.
>>>>>>>> we will have to add something for the void to make it obvious the 
>>>>>>>> object is
>>>>>>>> falling, some kind of star particles or something.
>>>>>>>> it lands on a path defined in the beginning with broken bricks 
>>>>>>>> floating in
>>>>>>>> space but as it gets close to the main area, the bricks are more 
>>>>>>>> consistent
>>>>>>>> to make a path and there is ground around the bricks, this leads to a 
>>>>>>>> small
>>>>>>>> stars (4-5 steps) up between a wall with carnival esque posters "COMING
>>>>>>>> SOON" - past the wall is a cleared off dirt area with the strange man
>>>>>>>> standing in the middle.
>>>>>>>> Dialogue ensues between the player and the strange man which defines 
>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>> character.  he then directs you to the west over a plank bridge to a 
>>>>>>>> small
>>>>>>>> island floating in the void.  In the middle of the island is a medeival
>>>>>>>> style tent with a sign denoting it as a fortune teller.
>>>>>>>> Entering the tent will bring you to a new map - the new map will be 
>>>>>>>> just
>>>>>>>> the room of the fortune teller inside the tent.  there will be 
>>>>>>>> bookshelves
>>>>>>>> and props such as skulls, charms, etc.  I picture it as a mixture of a
>>>>>>>> voodoo fortune teller and the corny kind of carnival fortune tellers 
>>>>>>>> you'd
>>>>>>>> see at a faire.  there will be a table with a crystal ball, and 
>>>>>>>> perhaps a
>>>>>>>> box of tarot cards.  Sitting at the table facing the player will be the
>>>>>>>> future teller, a skinny armed person in a cloak with a hood, wearing
>>>>>>>> bracelets.
>>>>>>>> The player will be asked questions by the fortune teller, this will 
>>>>>>>> help
>>>>>>>> define stats, faction reps and perks.
>>>>>>>> once you finish, you leave.  if you go back, you will get the dialogue
>>>>>>>> option to ask the fortune teller if she really believes in this stuff, 
>>>>>>>> she
>>>>>>>> responds no, laughs madly and poofs.
>>>>>>>> after this you return to the strange man who unlocks a gate and tells 
>>>>>>>> you
>>>>>>>> to take the second test "the journey"
>>>>>>>> The Journey
>>>>>>>> ---
>>>>>>>> I originally planned on this being the house of mirrors where you'd 
>>>>>>>> set up
>>>>>>>> the looks of your character but i still like the theme.  Instead its 
>>>>>>>> going
>>>>>>>> to be a mayan-esque temple maze with traps and treasures.  I picture 
>>>>>>>> it to
>>>>>>>> be like a combination of the indiana jones temple in the 3rd movie, w/
>>>>>>>> abstract puzzles. These puzzles will affect stats and also award perks 
>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>> skills/
>>>>>>>> This map will be coming soon...
>>>>>>>> The Beast
>>>>>>>> ---
>>>>>>>> at the end of the temple will be a door that leads to a beast, but 
>>>>>>>> before
>>>>>>>> you do the strange man asks what skills you might need and gives you an
>>>>>>>> appropriate weapon.  you fight the monster, win.  the exit leads back 
>>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>>> where you met the strange man to begin with.  he says, well, looks like
>>>>>>>> you're ready! he grabs you and boots you through a door which leads to
>>>>>>>> Chapter 1
>>>>>>>> ---
>>>>>>>> WHAT IS NEEDED:
>>>>>>>> Other than concept art which is coming asap (i need to run to staples 
>>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>>> use the scanner) here is what is needed for now -
>>>>>>>> Map:
>>>>>>>> the map needs to be built for the brick path, leading to a wall with a 
>>>>>>>> gap
>>>>>>>> in the middle with stairs that go up to the next stage.  Behind where 
>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>> strange man will be, needs to be a high wall - this area will be 
>>>>>>>> expanded
>>>>>>>> further in future milestones.  to the west will be a small plank bridge
>>>>>>>> leading to an island floating in the void.  in the center will be a 
>>>>>>>> tent.
>>>>>>>> to the east will be a gate, with a short twisting path heading up a 
>>>>>>>> hill to
>>>>>>>> a temple.
>>>>>>>> Art:
>>>>>>>> i will probably tackle the character models but everything else is up 
>>>>>>>> for
>>>>>>>> grabs.  please send a msg to the group so we know what you're working 
>>>>>>>> on
>>>>>>>> floating broken bricks for the void, animated to spin, etc.
>>>>>>>> a brick path
>>>>>>>> a wall
>>>>>>>> stairs
>>>>>>>> dirt clearing
>>>>>>>> carnival-esque posters with bizarre slogans (See DEAD GODS!, freakshow
>>>>>>>> type stuff, etc)
>>>>>>>> a high fence to block the view of what is under construction behind the
>>>>>>>> strange man.
>>>>>>>> plank for the bridge
>>>>>>>> circus tent for the fortune teller
>>>>>>>> sign for fortune teller
>>>>>>>> gate for the temple path with more wall (maybe reuse first wall)
>>>>>>>> props for the fortune teller room - crystal ball, bookshelf, deck of
>>>>>>>> cards, maybe a hanging thing of garlic cloves, skulls, table, chairs, 
>>>>>>>> coins,
>>>>>>>> chinese lanterns
>>>>>>>> fortune teller with animated arm movement
>>>>>>>> strange man
>>>>>>>> signs for the path up to the temple
>>>>>>>> textures for aztec/mayan style temple
>>>>>>>> changeable player art for the model/hair.
>>>>>>>> we'll have more once the temple is ready to be built...
>>>>>>>> Code:
>>>>>>>> alan has this down.
>>>>>>>> --------------------------------------
>>>>>>>> sneak preview of chapter 1:
>>>>>>>> Chapter 1: The Chosen One
>>>>>>>> opens with an epic poem about a prophecy fortelling a great hero who 
>>>>>>>> will
>>>>>>>> defeat evil once and for all.  the hero is to be the candle in the 
>>>>>>>> darkness,
>>>>>>>> the last and only hope for order in the world.
>>>>>>>> camera pans to a knight with a cloak walking through the forest.  we 
>>>>>>>> will
>>>>>>>> make it 100% obvious he is the great hero (and he really is!).  a thief
>>>>>>>> throws a net on him while another stabs him, they take his coin bag 
>>>>>>>> and drag
>>>>>>>> his corpse to the bushes.  they then travel to a local tavern and sit 
>>>>>>>> down
>>>>>>>> to have a beer.  the camera pans to the main character sitting at the 
>>>>>>>> bar
>>>>>>>> near by.

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