Mort is an intern in the afterlife, working for a company that ferries souls to their final destination. Being an intern isn't all it's cracked up to be. However, when a clerical error is discovered, Mort is given the task of sorting it out. Could this be his big break? - Fluid, automatic grapple hook mechanics. You don't need to worry about your aim, as the grapple hook automatically locks on - Certain grapple points temporarily enhance Mort's abilities! Double jumps, switches, and more are embedded in the swing points. - Non-linear exploration. Explore Heaven and Hell at your own pace, looking for the misplaced souls. - Hand drawn comic book pages, for story points and stuff - Around eight tough as nails areas planned, plus an undetermined number of HARD MODE levels - Amazing soundtrack by Jimmy Hinson, co-composer on Mass Effect 2, and composer for multiple indie game such as Pax 10 finalist, PuzzleJuice. - Planned level editor
I have a confession to make. If you've played the first area of Mort - and there's no reason why you shouldn't, since I'm offering a free demo of it - you'll notice there's a whole slew of spikes for you to avoid. However, originally I didn't want those hurdles to be spikes at all; I wanted it to be plumes of fire. After all, half of the game takes place in Hell, so it only makes senee that you'd need to contend with fire and brimstone.
Unfortunately, I am not the most accomplished artist. In fact, to be frank, I would consider myself to be quite unskilled when it comes to the arts. Every time that I attempted to animate a cool looking fire sprite, it always came out looking terrible. At the time I was finalizing those levels, I was racing against the clock, trying to finish up enough to submit the game to a number of festivals. Frustrated with my inability to animate, I went with the good old standby of spikes instead.
Fast forward several months later. This week, I saw on IndieDB an article for a game I've been following, and in it, I was extremely impressed with the way they handled animating fire. You can see that article here. (And honestly, if you're not following Path to the Sky, you really should. It looks amazing). I felt a rush of inspiration, and briefly ditching all the coding I've done recently, I played around with Unity's particle systems to see if maybe that was the solution to my inability to render good looking fire.
This was the result:
I may write up a tutorial on how I achieved this with Unity, but needless to say, I'm quite happy with it. I can't wait to rebuild those levels with the fire I always intended for them to have.
Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10
The game mechanics keep the game play fun and interesting throughout. I love the comic strip intro and the music is fantastic! Can't wait to see more.
Aug 14 2012, 2:05pm by LittleBitOSpice
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RT @ianwexl0rz: Felix is one of the kindest, most genuine, well-meaning humans I've had the privilege of meeting. To see them defamed break…
1hour 17mins ago
@MikeASchneider Yeah, it goes deep in dumb conspiracy territory. If they don't know IGF is decided by a panel, that's more lack of research.
1hour 24mins ago
Let me make a clarification: I have met Felix. I have no met Zoe. But I know good and well Zoe and Felix have met. Sorry for the confusion.
1hour 25mins ago
@MikeASchneider I didn't even make it that far, though I knew that's where they were heading when they brought up Brandon.
1hour 26mins ago
If this video is claiming to do actual digging, it's really hard for me to understand how they missed how Felix would like to be addressed.
1hour 35mins ago
@triggywarning Except when someone I know and respect gets unduly attacked. Not the person to stand by for it.
1hour 38mins ago
@Gmandam A person I know and respect was attacked. Kinda hard for me to stand by.
1hour 39mins ago
So do you wanna know how that video lacked any sort of serious research? The entire thing misgendered Felix the whole time.
1hour 40mins ago
Unlike Zoe, I've actually met Felix. And they're a genuine, warm, and wonderful person. Apparently, that means they're full of corruption.
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DragonCon 2014 and the UGA win has left me completely exhausted, but what a fun weekend. Gonna need a while to recover.
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