A lot of people have been asking for a link to the pre-alpha build of Cloudface, so I've added one straight to IndieDB. This is a very early build with...
Cloudface is a hand-animated 2D platformer with graphics and humour inspired by games like Earthworm Jim. You control a cheerful business-cloud on a quest to save his important documents. Use weather-based powerups & manipulate enemy abilities to solve puzzles.
We've been working super hard lately on getting some new features ready and seeing as the Indie of the Year thing is coming up it seems a good a time as any to show off! Some of this stuff isn't super recent, but we haven't really posted about it yet.
This took a lot of tweaking but I think it looks pretty good right now. It's just a flat mesh being deformed, with "waves" moving backwards and forwards and making the mesh's vertices move up or down. The player just moves with the closest vertices up and down, so it looks like he's bobbing around. I want to do some shader work and make it look a lot more cartoony, but the mechanics of it are pretty much done!
New player animations!
Corey has been working on one of the many planned idle animations. The player is going to have a bunch of different ones that'll get picked from randomly, with some of them being dependent on the situation they're in. There's also a new death animation in that GIF!
Sky Temple Zone artwork!
Here's a sneak preview of the next zone we're working on. You're up in the mountains, surrounded by clouds. Perhaps some sort of cloudfamily reunion?!
Just a quick update right now, but we'll probably post again in the next week or so with some shots of the new rain mechanic we've been working on.
Indie of the Year Awards
So it's the Indie of the Year awards and it would mean so much if you'd vote for us. We're hoping to make it into the Top 100 if we can, and it would be a huge motivation boost if we did. Even if we don't, every vote means a lot!
Tune in next time!
Latest tweets from @cloudfacegame
Thanks to everyone at @FullIndie that came by and played the build! I learned a lot!
9hours 25mins ago
Jul 15 2014, 11:48am
It's not easy being this hot when it's this hot out.
Jul 12 2014, 4:09pm
Get your face into the clouds #getit
Jul 11 2014, 2:07pm
@ZOMGPlays thank YOU!
Jul 5 2014, 3:16pm
whoops didn't realize there's audio in those webms!
Jul 5 2014, 2:38pm
Cheggout this Cloudface 100% approved WEBM! (10mb)
Jul 5 2014, 2:22pm
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