Taking place after Project Smallbot, Project Smallbot: Light has you control Yellow Smallbot as you platform through new levels and face new challenges and enemies, as you try to track down mysterious evil robots who have stolen all the powerful artifacts from the first game. While playing through the levels you will find hidden collectables that will tell you more about the world, from the different creatures that lurk around the levels, to the many areas you explore as you progress.

Post news Report RSS Project Smallbot: Light Dev Update #4

Dev Update #4: Current progression, level 3 screenshots, Twitter, and more!

Posted by on

Well it’s that time again to update you guys on Project Smallbot: Light!

To start things off I’ll be using my twitter more often to update you guys on the game as well. I’ll be posting pictures, sprites, and dev update announcements so if you haven’t yet then go and check out my Twitter account and follow for the latest mini updates and retweet to show your support.

Well with that out of the way we can get into the current progression. Since the last update, I say progression has gone a bit slower, but still smoothly. Since I’ve been working on preparing for college, working in general, and participating in a week long game jam, development has gotten slower. But now with the game jam out of the way I can say now that things should be getting back to usual speed again overtime for the remaining month of August. Even with the amount of time between update 3 and this current update, I still managed to refine and optimize a few code as well as work on the art for level 3.

So art wise, level 3 by far has to be the most experimental and harder levels I’ve worked on so far due to it’s size and setting. It doesn’t take place during the day like the other levels and the level is very wide and big, having both underground parts and areas in the high part of the level to explore. It was very time consuming to work on the foreground alone and even then it’s not final yet. But with that all said the level still looks great. The background is also a very difficult thing to make since it’s all grass, some mountains, but no trees. I wanted the level to look like an open plain with nothing but tall grass and far mountains in the distance. In the design doc I made 2 years ago I wrote how I wanted to give a beautiful setting that greatly differs from the dark setting level 2 gave off. A clear night sky with stars, and grass that can be seen as the player gets to higher ground. Even the lower part of the level has a lot more color. Overall in general I just wanted level 2 and level 3 to be greatly different from each other.





(Once again these screenshots do not reflect the final game.)

Fun fact about this level is that I once tried creating the background with pre-made assets as well, but I didn’t like the results.


I’ll post a video showing off the level in motion on my youtube channel sometime today or tomorrow. On my twitter, (if I could figure out how to create gifs) I’ll start showing off some sprite animations as well starting either this week or next week. But for now that’s all I have to show off for this update. Next update will probably show the completed version of this level along with a few other things.

Until Next Time!!!

:-)

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
Project Smallbot: Light
Platforms
Windows
Creator
lightningman222
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Gamejolt.com
Release date
Game watch
Follow
News
Browse
News
New
Post news
Report
Report
Share
Related Games
Related Engines
Multimedia Fusion
Multimedia Fusion Commercial
Related Groups
Indie Gamers
Indie Gamers Hobbies & Interests with 1,468 members