Crash Bandicoot Returns was originally to be a simple mod for Crysis. But thanks to Crytek and its graphics engine, the CryEngine 3, it finally gives us the opportunity to develop a game in itself, totally free and for PC. CBR will be a sequel and not a remake of the series.

Report article RSS Feed New preview of Crash Bandicoot Return!

The preview contain : New insight into the gameplay: - Destructible crates - Sounds implemented from Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped - Alpha version of the game menu (This is a nod to the community) - Harvesting automatic Wumpa - Alpha version of Crash mode tornado - Discovery of Level Design of the map N. Sanity Beach - Discovery of the many remaining bugs ... XD Feel free to comment!

Posted by Lenox47 on Apr 7th, 2011

Hello to you all,

I announce with great pleasure that the project Return Crash Bandicoot is back in action from today!

Having had an external project since last October, I could not take much time to devote to my other projects, including Crash.

However, I still have not quite finished the current project, it will be finished within 1 ½ months. But to see a community also motivated me to want to get back into the project I finally picked up there a little over 2 weeks. So I pretty advanced gameplay, interaction with the boxes and of course I created lots of new bugs to fix! XD

However, most of these bugs a thing of the past, but some remain, as the HUD that sometimes seems to vibrate, or even funds that do not want to destroy the first try, but you can learn more by watching the following video. I want to say that the mode Tornado is not at all developed, the animation has not been created yet, so I use a simple rotation yet. In addition, the camera is attached to the player, I had to detach the camera during rotation, to avoid turning the player XD. So do not get scared by seeing the video!


"I also want to thank you all for your support and your regular e-mails and private messages."


I hope you enjoy the video and I want to clarify that the existing biped is always the same, ie, Crash always has a strange posture, since the skeleton is not present at all suited to his body. But the good news is that I finished the new skeleton. The bad news is that I do not know anyone who knows how to animate characters, then either I'll have to learn, or I'll have to find someone to do it. And it will also someone to implement it in the game Again, I think I have on my own ...

And
finally, I also need someone to create a new camera. Specifically, a camera "free". For beginners, a free camera is a camera separated from the player, allowing the camera to control the mouse and the keyboard player. Currently, the camera responded yet to the player, which is a huge problem to play as you see in the video.


Anyway, I wish you a good viewing and hope you enjoy the wink at the beginning of video:)

Some information on the content:
New insight into the gameplay:

- Destructible crates
- Sounds implemented from Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped
- Alpha version of the game menu (This is a wink to the community)
- Harvesting automatic Wumpa
- Alpha version of Crash mode tornado
- Discovery of Level Design of the map N. Sanity Beach
- Discovery of the many remaining bugs ... XD

Feel free to comment!

The video :

[EDIT] During the posting of this preview, I could continue to fix some problems, including Crash mode Tornado. Now the camera does come off more and can move at the same time as you use this action. In addition, I modified the effect of explosion of the boxes to make it more fun and most coherent. I also created a nice particle effect to the mode Tornado. But you'll know more in the next news! [EDIT]

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Newbez
Newbez Apr 7 2011, 8:56pm says:

great! but please improve the animation :)

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Lenox47
Lenox47 Apr 7 2011, 9:00pm replied:

Thank you! But please, read the article, I explain exactly why I can not even create animations that I want yet. But if I'm lucky, maybe it will be soon!

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Solid-Head
Solid-Head Apr 8 2011, 10:36am replied:

What program do you use in your workflow....i know a bit about animation in Maya...i could use PS1 anim as a reference but still i need crash model

Anyway nice progress in your mod looking very nice...for now you could work a bit more the camera (try to get it fix and follow a trail like in the old crash)...and the jump gravity...its too slow in crysis

I'm reeeaallly looking forward your mod friend...that a nice work youve done there

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Lenox47
Lenox47 Apr 9 2011, 7:29pm replied:

Thank you!

I use 3ds Max, but it seems to me that Maya is also compatible for exporting biped. And gravity, I know it is not suitable and that is one of the problems I had with the "trampoline's" crates.

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Kyle1212
Kyle1212 Apr 7 2011, 11:55pm says:

bahaha, looking awesome! brings back alot of memories.

i hope you find an animator that can really give it that crash feeling. (=

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Lenox47
Lenox47 Apr 9 2011, 7:25pm replied:

Thanks! :)

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jamman88
jamman88 Apr 8 2011, 2:24am says:

i love it, and i know you cant fix the animations yet but it still looks... clunky e.g the first game sort of flowed this seems to be more stiff
edit: just realized the hud cast a shadow your probably aware but no harm in pointing it out

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Lenox47
Lenox47 Apr 9 2011, 7:27pm replied:

Thanks! For the HUD, i have fixed it :)

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satanax21
satanax21 Apr 8 2011, 7:03am says:

and there will be any day mini demo or something like that ? and sorry for my bad English

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Lenox47
Lenox47 Apr 9 2011, 7:24pm replied:

I do not know yet, is planned for a while now, but for now, the mod has not evolved enough to merit a demo.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Apr 8 2011, 8:09am says:

Looks great, abit slow paced atm the old crash used to be really fast :D great work so far though.

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Lenox47
Lenox47 Apr 9 2011, 7:23pm replied:

Thank you ;)

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hulk0
hulk0 Apr 8 2011, 10:05am says:

what this mod needs are better animations.

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WarHedd
WarHedd Apr 8 2011, 10:27am says:

crazy cool.....

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Lenox47
Lenox47 Apr 9 2011, 7:19pm replied:

Thanks! :D

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Sph!nx
Sph!nx Apr 8 2011, 12:15pm says:

Looks fantastic. I hope you get the animation issue fixed soon cause I'm looking forward to see some more goodness.

Just out of curiosity, how much animation work do you need to do?

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Lenox47
Lenox47 Apr 9 2011, 7:19pm replied:

Thank you! And for animation, I do not understand your question. Sorry, being French, and do not speak English fluently yet, I sometimes find it difficult to translate the meaning of certain sentences ... This explains the poor quality of my news lol

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Adamblacky
Adamblacky Apr 8 2011, 5:19pm says:

Very lovely layout but yes only 2 things to think of crash's facial to also blink like the other models as this one is like a crash teddy.

And of course more faster walking and landing.

I wish Activision to hire you for future.

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Lenox47
Lenox47 Apr 9 2011, 7:22pm replied:

Thank you for your support and I hope someday to be engaged by Activision or even Naughty Dog! (It's nice to dream lol).

Regarding the speed of movement and animations, it precisely depends animations. In other words, it will wait for the biped is animated and integrated in the game

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Akujin
Akujin Apr 9 2011, 8:15am says:

Oh my god, this brings me back. The music, the sounds, the gameplay, everything :). There are certain game emulators that use DirectX 7/8/9. You could use DXRipper3D to rip the models and animations as reference and work your magic on 'em.

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Lenox47
Lenox47 Apr 9 2011, 7:12pm replied:

Thanks! And DXRipper3D is a good idea for help in my work ;)

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SolidFake
SolidFake Apr 11 2011, 1:37pm says:

Hehe, looks funny.
And yes, it is pretty clear that english is not your first language, the news post has some heavy grammatik mistakes :)

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Swanx
Swanx May 27 2011, 10:04am says:

xD Weird Crash movement in the main menu! In the original Crash Bandicoot 1 Crash stayed in that position,but lookingto the right and to the left,not shaking his arms like if he was frightened xD

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