By chaser324 30 Comments
Ice Cube Dev Blog #8 - The [Cut]Scene of the CrimeHey, what's up everyone. This update is sort of long overdue update, but I just simply haven't had the time to work on the Ice Cube game project since school started back. Some of the recent displays of creativity on the GB forums though (such as this and this) have inspired me to start MAKING time to work on it. This is something I really enjoy being able to work on and share with the GB community.
As I've mentioned in earlier threads, I have a pretty good idea at this point of a detailed plot to the game, the levels, and main enemies. Today, I decided to start working on what will be one of the main story telling devices in the game, cutscenes. I anticipate that the story will unfold both through animated cutscenes using "in-game" sprites and assets, and cutscenes with limited or no animation that utilize a slightly more detailed art style. What follows is a work-in-progress version of the latter type of cutscene that I envision will be the first in the game.
Keep in mind, this is a WORK-IN-PROGRESS. It obviously is incomplete and still needs the background stuff to be added in to the scene. Even what's already in the image is subject to change.
The bottom portion of the screen is left open for text dialogue to eventually appear there.
So, what do you guys think of the larger scale and slightly more detailed art style? Is my lack of art skill beginning to become apparent or is it still sufficient to convey the basic idea? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.