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NetherWorld is a horizontal side-scrolling adventure/action game, where character development, dialogues and narrative have a special role.




Immerse yourself in a sinister world, explore the world, make friends (or enemies) fight against grotesque bosses or drink a coffee in the town's bar.




You lead a quiet life, have a beautiful house and plans to form a family, you are living NetherWorld dream. One day your wife decides to leave you, probably to ends up with a creature with longer tentacles than you.




You decideto go out searching of the help of alcohol, drugs and sex.




Soon you will be involved in a deep story with an charming cast of characters.




Most of the combats will be against epic final bosses, each one with totally diferent mechanics.




Fight with sword, torches and shields besides firearms.




In NetherWorld you won't find two similar combats, each boss will have his unique behaviour. This will lead us to situations where you will need to leave our weapons and use the environment or just run away. (Like Shadow of the Colossus with bigger pixels and more tentacles.)





●Rich Story.
●Atractive pixelart style.




●Sexual and drugs references.
●Bad lenguage and cartoon violence.




●A bunch of weapons and accessories.
●A huge number of NPCs with their own behavior.




●Dark, bloody and twisted.
●Black humour.




●A large viriety of scenaries.
●Attractive atmosphere.





● Great battles against giant and grotesque bosses.





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NETHERWORLD APRIL-MAY DEVBLOG


It’s been 2 months since NetherWorld Kickstarter campaign finished. During this time we’ve been working without rest on the project (especially the demo), improving several art&code aspects and rounding off the story to offer you a perfect summary of what NetherWorld final game is gonna be. We’re both nervous and excited to know your demo reactions and feedback!

We wanted to post a NetherWorld progress devblog every month… Okay, we didn’t, but here’s our April-May devlog!

First of all, let’s talk about User Interface starting with a cool headline:

>> USER INTERFACE <<


We’re gonna kick lots of boss butts in NetherWorld, so the combat UI has been taken very seriously.

NetherWorld has two different combat modes: Shooting and slapping, or in other words: ranged mode and melee mode, each one with its particular weapons (swords, shields, torches, handguns, long guns, flamethrowers…). Choose wisely according to the mess you got into.

This double combat system made difficult to decide how the weapon selector should be. However, we finally opted for a quarter circle in the top left corner of the screen. Besides showing the weapon list, its rotation will allow you to change weapons and the combat mode as well.

Here’s a prototype of how the circle looks when rotate (weapons and combat modes not included… yet).



>> OUCH! THAT HURT! <<


Another UI improvement we’ve introduced has been a damage indicator. That gives you the possibility to see how much damage you received from the last enemy hit.

The damage indicator is used in several games like Dark Souls and many others, and shows up as a white bar in the player HP bar. In this way, with a quick look you’ll know if you’re gonna be fucked up in the next blow or not.



>> LOVE IS IN THE AIR <<


Who loves our black and weird main character? In NetherWorld, nobody. But we do, so we created his first health recovery item: a red heart (wow, never seen it before! Just a tribute to the classics, you know).

This will help him to survive during crazy and intense fights against crazy and grotesque bosses.



If you’re wondering how the heart splits up in lots of pixels and every single one follows you, it’s simple: Vector Party! The purple vector indicates which direction the pixel has to head for to reach the player, and the yellow vector is the union between item’s center and the current pixel position.



>> CHANGING GUNS <<


Regarding to combat system, we had to make some tough decisions such as changing NetherWorld submachine gun. We were using an MP40 model before, but finally we changed it for the classic Thompson. Why? It was all about the colors and its contrast with the scenarios: The design of this gun on pixel art is much better-looking than the MP40 one.

Previously, weapons were a 20% bigger than the rest of NetherWorld sprites (comparing pixel sizes). Now we’ve decided to unify pixel size in all the game, including particles system.



Due to these changes, we also modified rural areas vegetation and some specific elements of NetherWorld enemies and creatures such as the tentacles of the lovely eye shown below.





>> ROTATION HESITATION <<


Thinking about NetherWorld objects rotation, we considered that a standard rotation would clash with the pixel art “essence” of the game. That’s why we’ve been working on a truly pixel art rotation system.

That wasn’t an easy decision: NetherWorld rotation system has experienced several (and important) changes during its development. In the beginning, the calculation to build a new rotated image for big objects like the gauntlet you’ll see below raised the 30k. After an optimization we got to reduce it to 10k.

We also developed a system to storage the rotated images, so if we already had “Object X” rotated in a certain angle, the next time we needed it we would use the stored image instead of doing the rotation calculations again.


This system is very useful in a lot of cases: For example, when having objects like many rocks in the same scenario, we can have identical models subjected to constant rotations (or rocktations?).



>> CLIMBING, DOORS & STAIRS <<


Did you know that our NetherWorld odd jellyfish couldn’t go down the stairs? Thanks to our rotation system (and some other magic tricks) now he can climb, move through irregular areas and get in buildings.







>> CREATING OUR PLATFORM-BUILDING TOOL <<


And last but not least… We introduce you another tool we developed while working on NetherWorld demo: Let’s make a little bit easier the platform building!

Although NetherWorld is not a platform game, we considered necessary adding some platforms during the main character journey to reduce the perception of just a flat horizontal scenario.



As you can see, our platform-building tool allows you to create in a few seconds an organic structure. Once the model is built, you can also modify the parts you don’t like manually.

>> FREE STUFF <<


Oh, did you arrive here? To show our gratitude we’ll give you (FOR FREE!) some ways to be the first to know about NetherWorld development!

Twitter: @NetherWorldGame

Mail: info@netherworldgame.com

…and don’t forget to subscribe to our wonderful mailing list here: Bit.ly

Thanks again for your support and see you soon!

NetherWorld Team

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Ulisesfran
Ulisesfran

Que buen trabajo hermano simplemente hermoso

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HungryPixel Creator
HungryPixel

Muchas gracias :)

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cutiesbae
cutiesbae

Looks neat! Good job guys

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HungryPixel Creator
HungryPixel

Thank you :)

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AoiJack
AoiJack

Man, I'm so glad I found this gem, the pixel art in this game is a masterpiece! Looking forward to this one.

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HungryPixel Creator
HungryPixel

Thank you AoiJack, for your extremely kind words.

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GM-X
GM-X

Great particle effects. Stunningly creepy bosses.

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HungryPixel

Thanks guys.

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JoséCalderón
JoséCalderón

NetherWorld looks great! A really atmospheric pixel-art.

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Thanks mate.

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