RAPTR - Initial Design
I recently completed Celeste and now have this strong desire to build a platformer. So, let's dive in.
You're a Dinosaur without feathers struggling to understand your place in the world. Your friends call your Raptr. That's nice. Meanwhile, the humans see you as a threat and a form of entertainment. Maybe it's time you escape. Maybe it's time you find a way out of this all.
- Plan your escape and acquire prehistoric abilities through the experiment centers
- Will you be a reckless monster and destroy all in front of you in your escape, or will you try to understand what it means to be human?
- Find friends that can help you reach new heights
This is our buddy. It's a cute fella. I think it wants to navigate this crazy world. I am using aseprite to create my pixel-art.
Holy learning how to animate, Batman (6/25/2018)
I just couldn't let any reader think I stayed with the above model. In a later post I go and redesign that fella. He looks better :D
We're going to use MuseScore to write the music. So, let's start with something basic. I feel like most of these games want a sort of mysterious nature to them. You're about to go on an adventure, but you don't know what is in store.
The idea here is to have something short and that can repeat. Capture that unknown feeling and throw in a drum track for good measure.
- Short Hop
You use prehistoric precision to short hop within a few frames of input.
- Full Hop
Your legs are full of potential. Release that potential and hop with the power of a dinosaur
A staple of any platformer. Dashing provides a boost and a way for the player to get to a platform they otherwise could not jump to.
Players can combine the mechanics of short and full hop to get a versatile dashing experience.
- Wall Jump
You are a dinosaur. Of course you can jump off walls. Use the walls to your advantage.
- Perfect Jump
A well known fact of the dinosaurs is that if they precisely jump from an edge they will jump even higher.
- Platform Generation
Learn to adapt to human technology and use the platform generator to make the world your own.
Use your prehistoric shielding capabilities to block attacks. Perfect shield to reflect attacks.
If you are trying to escape, I am thinking the world should be a combination of indoors and outdoors similar to Jurassic park.
What better way than just writing something from nearly scratch. We're going to use some classics: