Skip navigation

The game is coming along slowly but surely. Once the level editor is finished it should pick up very quickly as it will allow us to stream line our production. Heres a few graphics I’ve been working on, not all finished they all still require a bit more polish.
-Caliber9

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Advertisements

Well, I have the basics of the level editor done. Saving/Loading levels of different sizes, opening different tile sets, and drawing the tiles to the map. Here is a screenshot of the level editor, as of right now, along with Caliber9’s sweet looking cave tile set:

Next I have to add in the actual tile types for each slope. Then I’ll have to add in support for adding in enemies, powerups, triggers, and those kinds of things. Keep checking for updates.

-HandCraftedRadio

I decided to completely rewrite most of the platforming engine that I used in Bravehorse. The Bravehorse system was not tile based which worked fine for that game since we did not need any slants or slopes, but we wanted slopes for Torpedo so I had to change it to a tile based system. So for the past week I have been working on the system, with most of the time spent on adding in the slopes and finding and fixing glitches. And now I am happy to say that it is completely done, we now have a good tile system with slopes and ramps (making it easier for handicap characters to navigate throughout the game).

I’m now going to work on making the level editor and then next up is improving the combat system.

(We’ll try to get updates at least once a week from now on.)

-HandCraftedRadio

Development has been going slow recently due to my laptop constantly overheating making it impossible to work on the game with. Not much new art either due to Caliber9 in the process of moving. I have been able to work a little bit on my desktop computer though and was able to add in a trailing effect. Currently I’m working on adding in scripting for the cutscenes. Development should resume to normal speed soon though, if my laptop gets fixed…

-HandCraftedRadio

Wyre1

Everyone say hello to Wyre, one of the main characters of the game.

-Caliber9

We have some pretty sweet stuff brewing currently. Right now I am mainly working on the in-game menu, things like item usage, equiping armor and weapon, special moves, etc., and am almost done. It runs really smoothly and I’m really happy with how its turning out. I want to post a video up of the menu in action, but not currently with the place holder graphics. I have also been tweaking the existing engine from bravehorse, fixing glitches, enhancing fighting, adding slopes to the platforms, and those types of fun things.

We are still working on the story, trying to figure out what direction we want the game to go in. We have decided on making the game have mainly a Steam Punk style, but we are going to put our own spin on it. We’re coming up with some pretty cool ideas for enemies and places which hopefully we will be able to show you soon. We’ll try to get up as many pictures and videos as possible and keep you guys updated on our progress.

Our First Update, with a level mock up.

Level Mockup 1

Here you can see two of the main characters (although they still may go through some changes before the final version) along with one of the main bad guys in the game. HandCraftedRadio has been working hard in putting together the editor to create tiled ground just by clicking and dragging and he has the parallax scrolling already down and it looks pretty cool. Keep watching for updates.

-Caliber9

Hi everyone,

This is going to be our new development journal for our game we are currently working on. We don’t have a name for it right now, but we are referring to it as project Torpedo. Torpedo is a 2D platformer action RPG. We are building off of Bravehorse, which we entered in the GameDev.net 4 elements 6 contest. It is going to be a seperate game but it will also feature the horse character. We will try to keep the journal updated at least once a week with development news, screenshots, videos, and other cool stuff. Keep checking for updates!

Photobucket

-HandCraftedRadio