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Hello! Today I bring you the 2nd weekly devlog video for The Archer.

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Hello! Today I bring you the 2nd weekly devlog video for The Archer.

Here is the summary of the things I worked on this week:

  • Did most of a second pass on Tilia Lea.
  • Fixed the inventory/menu buttons.
  • Interface hud stuff.
  • Added in "shield" arrow prototype. They create a sphere on hit that destroys any projectiles that pass through it.
  • Added in light arrows.
  • Started experimenting with a day and night cycle.
  • Added in a few more NPC objects using the old sprites.
  • Got the first basic challenge online. Timelines are a saviour.
  • Did some secret research.
  • Cleaned up some of the enemy code, and experimented with some new, simpler enemies.
  • Started blocking in the outdoor areas of the first "dungeon".
  • Started working on coin objects, based on the orange triangle XP things from Cave Story.
  • Recorded a bunch of gameplay clips and started planning out a format for the weekly devlog videos.
  • Made some templates for different poster sizes and cd cases.
  • Got a semi-dynamic weather in the game using timelines.
  • Started tiling up the first "dungeon," mostly as an experiment.
  • Added a couple more torch/lantern doodads (to use the WC3 map editor terminology).
  • Worked a bit on the "tutorial" level.
  • Started working on water.
  • Fixed a small jump bug, so now it doesn't jump automatically if you hold down the jump button. I really need to spend a few days modifying the engine to properly handle rope and water movement.

You can check the links below for more information about the game. I'll see you next week!

-Gabe


The Archer - Offical Website: Gabrielverdon.com
The Archer - YouTube Channel: Youtube.com
The Archer - Daily Devlog: Forums.tigsource.com

Twitter: Twitter.com
Blog: Blog.gabrielverdon.com

PostPre - Website: Postpre.tk
PostPre on Soundcloud: Soundcloud.com

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PompiPompi
PompiPompi - - 115 comments

Looking sweet! :)

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GabrielVerdon Author
GabrielVerdon - - 23 comments

Thankee~

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Bugtrooper
Bugtrooper - - 63 comments

Great idea! Slightly looks like Abuse just because of the controls. Keep it up:D. Tracking....

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GabrielVerdon Author
GabrielVerdon - - 23 comments

Thanks! Never heard of it but I will definitely check it out.

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Theon
Theon - - 712 comments

SO beautiful! :D

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GabrielVerdon Author
GabrielVerdon - - 23 comments

Thanks Theon!

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gazornonplat
gazornonplat - - 388 comments

Looks very, very good, and Bugtrooper is right, like a hybrid of Abuse and Sword & Sworcery.

Tracking.

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GabrielVerdon Author
GabrielVerdon - - 23 comments

Ohhh, Abuse! Yeah I totally know that game. I suppose it is kinda similar - although I took a lot more design ideas from some old bow and arrow Flash games.

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Th3darkfunk
Th3darkfunk - - 52 comments

Hey, if you need a voice actor i am so there. I would love to voice some characters (or enemies)!! PM me if your interested.

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Th3darkfunk
Th3darkfunk - - 52 comments

Hey, if you need a voice actor i am so there. I would love to voice some characters (or enemies)!! PM me if your interested.

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GabrielVerdon Author
GabrielVerdon - - 23 comments

Cool man! If I decide to go down that route I'll definitely give you a shout.

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer - - 1,671 comments

I like this... especially the Prince of Persia-esc arrow climbing.

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GabrielVerdon Author
GabrielVerdon - - 23 comments

Ha cool - glad you dig it.

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SolidFake
SolidFake - - 1,200 comments

great stuff, the video does have a good layout and is entertaining to watch

the font of the conversation seems a bit sloppy, but that maybe just be me
hope to see some good puzzles with the light arrows, like platforming in the dark ;)

good work, go on!

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