Post news RSS Jeklynn Heights Character Video (Pre-Alpha Game Footage)

Want to know about Jeklynn Heights? Why not just meet one of the town's finest citizens; Innkeeper Tessie. This video explores the character from concept to implementation. The game portion of this video shows off Tessie's weapons, movements, and abilities. Her main melee weapon is a broom, and her ranged weapon is a vacuum cleaner that shoots out plates, forks, knifes, and meat cleavers.

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We are happy to release a fun video showcasing one of the game's playable characters; Innkeeper Tessie. We understand how important game footage is when browsing titles, so of course we added a sneak peak of how our game looks in real time.

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Craka_J - - 616 comments

The animations seem a little slow and stiff and the particles of the smoke could use work, but for a pre-alpha, it's great. The art and design of the game so far looks really sick!

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ianna_keeper - - 279 comments

beautiful and rich enviroment. This game's gonna be amazing.

I'm tracking.

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SolidFake - - 1,200 comments

tessie, you are one sexy beast!

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Betelgeuze - - 872 comments

very nice work!

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AJ_Quick - - 1,321 comments

how whimsical!

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ghost59 - - 1,060 comments

looks great. can wait to see some fighting

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Famouz - - 22 comments

her arms are a bit to wide for me, for a neutral position.

However the Mod is so awesome!

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bad@chaos - - 56 comments

great character design and model but the walk cycle and some other animations looks pretty stiff for the most part. One thing that bothered me was how static the dress was. I'm not sure how your rig is set up but one thing that may help is to add more joints to the dress to get more movement happening down there.

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Khameli - - 130 comments

lookin good, nice lookin lady :D

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RyanWenke - - 38 comments

The dress has always sort of been an issue for animating. It's a layered dress so having it move realistically without any overlapping proved to be quite a challenge.

We will be working and polishing the animations throughout the development cycle. This is by no means the final product :) Tessie is a pretty slow gal however, so her animations will seem somewhat slower compared to characters you normally play as.

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Mobius - - 17 comments

Looks like a great model and texture, but the video doesn't show it. The extremely fast panning that occurs as you pace the tiny test arena was starting to make me sick; I think you would be greatly served by a larger map requiring less aggressive maneuvering. Knocking that motion blur effect down a few notches wouldn't hurt, either. Otherwise, keep it up!

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chikken21 - - 10 comments

I really love the art style of this game. A great demo. I thought her animation fit her body type very well. I'm interested to find out what sorts of things that broom is capable of. =]

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