Friday, March 27, 2015

BGP Roster Info #2 (Vinerva, Orscina, & Thestra)

Check out this wild crew.
     Time to talk about super-powered ponies again! These guys make up the rest of the playable cast for the upcoming demo. They have more weird and extreme designs as I experiment just how far I can take the look of a pony and still call it one. My goal was to see if seaponies, dragon fillies, and bigger horses still fit in with the rest of the cast. 

     For the most part they do, but there may be some tweaking left to do. The big one in the middle looks more overpowered than it really is, so maybe I have to tone it down a notch. What do you think of it? Get some more info on Orscina, Vinerva, and Thestra then leave a comment below.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Battle Gem Ponies DevLog #13 (4 New Ponies!!)

I'll be talking more about the bottom 3 on Friday.
     Pony designs galore! Also, crunch-time and tons of coding! The first BGP demo is on its way and has me feelin' hyped! My goal is to get this in people's hands fast and I'm sticking to that. I've never worked on a project this exciting before. This week was full of behind-the-scenes progress and spritework inching toward that first public build.

Look below for this week's accomplishments and discoveries!

Friday, March 20, 2015

BGP Roster Info #1 (Simber, Xenoir, & Sweet-Bot)

     Time to kick off pony introductions! I'll be making these playable characters in just 3 weeks so it's good to have an explanation of what I'm trying to get across out there. In order to turn these horsies into familiar faces I'll post a short description of each, where the name comes from, and what they can do. these won't exactly be ponipedia entries, but consider it a really rough draft that breaks the 4th wall.

     I'll be doing these 3 at a time as I get more sprites and solid designs to work with. As with everything else so far, things are subject to change at a moment's notice. Even the fully animated sprites may not be final.

Get info on the Simber, Xenoir, and Sweet-Bot ponies below.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Battle Gem Ponies DevLog #12 (Follower Ponies, Wild Encounters, & PvP Menu Plans)

I have plans to redesign those 4 item buttons.
     A lot of back-end coding went down over spring break and I have a lot of features planned out in detail on paper. Now it's a matter of blitzing through development to have something ready for the game design competition at my school next month. I just pray school doesn't get in the way too much.

Get a big progress report below the break.