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Title: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: dra600n on January 23, 2019, 18:16:58 PM
Hey everyone!

I'm back with a new game currently undergoing development, currently titled Project Halloweenville.

Here's a sample video: https://youtu.be/n77jaIdidtg

The game is planned to have 6 levels in total, with each level a unique scene, unique enemies, and a different boss for each level.

We're anticipating the game to be at completion near summer time. The progress has been excellent so far as most of the character actions have been programmed, the map engine is nearly 100% finished, and we're working hard on working out the finer details and getting each stage ready to be implemented into the engine.

I hope you like what we're up to!
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 23, 2019, 19:40:46 PM
Looks great so far! Keep us up to date on the development. :)
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: TrekMD on January 24, 2019, 03:29:41 AM
That looks really nice!  Glad to have you back!
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: zapiy on January 24, 2019, 08:47:54 AM
Wow mate that looks completely awesome..

Can't wait to see more on this.
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: dra600n on January 24, 2019, 23:20:24 PM
Thanks!

Here's a video from late last night: https://youtu.be/utp-aPxh2d4

Better jump routine, changed some of the powers around a bit, added some new animations, etc.

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: TrekMD on January 25, 2019, 02:39:40 AM
Very cool!  Thanks for keeping us updated!
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: zapiy on January 25, 2019, 10:48:21 AM
This is super cool mate..
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: dra600n on January 29, 2019, 04:31:47 AM
https://youtu.be/3SBF27VbdIE

Got some AI implemented :)
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: TrekMD on January 29, 2019, 05:02:56 AM
Holy spitting pumpkins!
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: zapiy on January 29, 2019, 17:35:27 PM
Looking better each and every update Adam.
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: dra600n on February 01, 2019, 05:34:00 AM
https://youtu.be/BCoUjIDrBkk

I haven't had much time in the last few days to do much, but I managed to sneak in a half hour or so tonight. Nothing major, just started the collision routines and added in sprite ordering so the player sprite goes behind the enemy sprites once you reach a certain value higher.
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: zapiy on February 01, 2019, 11:54:27 AM
Loving where this is going, who's doing you all the sprites and so on?
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: TrekMD on February 01, 2019, 12:28:01 PM
I don't know if I've as you this before but, have you considered doing something like this for the Jaguar? 
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: dra600n on February 02, 2019, 12:46:12 PM
Loving where this is going, who's doing you all the sprites and so on?

Jav from Retro Nerve is doing the artwork, I'm doing the programming, and we're both brainstorming the finer details.

I don't know if I've as you this before but, have you considered doing something like this for the Jaguar? 

I think you've asked about the Jaguar before :P I wouldn't rule it out, but I've never played a Jaguar (and don't even own one), so I wouldn't have the foggiest on where to begin.
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: TrekMD on February 02, 2019, 20:00:11 PM
You should consider programming for it (the Jaguar).  I would love to see an original game like this done on the system but take advantage of the hardware to create an even more impressive 2D game.
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: zapiy on February 03, 2019, 13:32:07 PM
Thats a fair shout Trek, I think you would sell bucket loads of Jag games, something original like this, maybe a port of it, look how good Rayman is on the Jag just shows what can be achieved.
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: TrekMD on February 03, 2019, 16:24:09 PM
Yes, that's exactly why I'm bringing it up.  If there is one thing that can be done very well on the Jag is 2D platformers and other types of 2D games.  Yes, the machine can do 3D stuff but it excels with 2D and Rayman is one example of that.  I a game like Tanglewood would be ported and improved for the system as well.  It would be cool to see some new original homebrews like these on the system. 

Sorry to hijack the thread, dra600n but I love your games and I'm sure you'd make good work for the Jag.  :)
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: dra600n on February 04, 2019, 23:02:27 PM
Haha no worries :P

I'm recoding a good chunk of what I already did (fortunately it's not a whole lot), so this next video has some missing features (power-ups, enemy AI, attacks, and collisions) but I did add in collectibles, which is half of what this engine was made for xD

https://youtu.be/uNqleVGYAVA
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: TrekMD on February 04, 2019, 23:08:15 PM
Nice.  Love the bonus items to pick up.  :)
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: dra600n on February 05, 2019, 02:27:55 AM
Thanks!

One issue I ran into, even with all the code optimization, was slowdown still. I decided to disable the HBlank (which was giving us a 5th palette to use) and viola - slowness be-gone. That means we'll need a new HUD design, but I think we have a new solution that will be in place soon :)
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: zapiy on February 12, 2019, 17:11:30 PM
Hows progress going fella?
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: dra600n on March 06, 2019, 05:35:57 AM
https://youtu.be/qRMFc57r2vk

Almost ready for a public demo :)
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: TrekMD on March 06, 2019, 12:20:54 PM
Wow, fantastic progress! 
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 06, 2019, 14:47:39 PM
That looks really good!
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: zapiy on March 14, 2019, 10:37:57 AM
Looks awesome fella. Progress is rapid that's for sure.
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: dra600n on May 14, 2019, 01:59:05 AM
Alright, it's been a bit since I've given an update.

First, here's a video:
https://youtu.be/uGBMiam66P0

There's 2 music tracks in this preview - one at the intro screen (you can skip it if you want), and one for the stage. It's missing some sound effects still, and some things need tightening up, but it's coming along pretty well!

There's also some preview screens for the cut scenes :)
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: TrekMD on May 14, 2019, 02:54:19 AM
Wow, this is just getting better and better!  Fantastic job so far!
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: zapiy on May 14, 2019, 13:07:44 PM
Looks awesome mate. Progress has come on amazing.

Well done all involved.


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Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: Dreamcast Gamer on May 14, 2019, 17:53:45 PM
The music is very impressive.  It's actually some of the best I've heard on the Genesis so I'm definitely looking forward to hearing the complete soundtrack.
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: dra600n on May 17, 2019, 15:25:10 PM
Kickstarter is live - lots of new screenies and a demo available!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seconddimension/the-curse-of-illmoore-bay

Hope you all enjoy it!!
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 17, 2019, 15:49:06 PM
Kickstarter is live - lots of new screenies and a demo available!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seconddimension/the-curse-of-illmoore-bay

Hope you all enjoy it!!

Cool! Good luck. :)
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: RPC_GAMES on May 20, 2019, 23:22:57 PM
How cool. Great work!!!! I don't know much about the Sega Genesis.
What's the screen resolution and how many on screen colours can the hardware handle?
Pete.
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: dra600n on May 22, 2019, 13:54:25 PM
How cool. Great work!!!! I don't know much about the Sega Genesis.
What's the screen resolution and how many on screen colours can the hardware handle?
Pete.
Thanks! The resolution is 320x224. The genesis can display 4 palettes with 15 colors plus 1 transparent color. Without tricks, 61 colors are displayable.
Title: Re: New Sega Genesis Game: Project Halloweenville
Post by: zapiy on May 22, 2019, 19:46:00 PM
Congrats on the KS success fella.