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Please help my child!

#1 Post by Mokenju » Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:25 pm

He has born before be ready to breathe. Can you help him? :cry:

Of course my child is my first game Host Club :roll: .

Solved Problems:

- Backgrounds improved (blessed photoshop).

- Frames added. (still weird :oops: )

- Name of exe file changed.

Can you take a look and tell me what's wrong with him? :(

And one more time,

Thanks!!!!! :wink:

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I've deleted this file to no spam the forum with all my versions :roll: .
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#2 Post by PyTom » Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:07 pm

Could you upload the game as a zip file as well? People often find it inconvenient to have to install a game to use it. That's doubly true when the game is heavily under development.

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#3 Post by PyTom » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:03 pm

Hm... You may want to shrink the picture a bit (say, to 75%). This would make the pixel art look a little better by blurring out edges. You may also want to consider tinting them a little, as that looked nice in mikey's picture.

The border on some of the character art is a bit off, so there's white outside of the black border, which looks sloppy. You may want to make the character art borders 12px roundrects, which would make them match the text window.

The text window seems small, and the character art jumps around relative to it. You may want to raise the character pictures, just to get them out of the way of the text box.

I'm thinking that the right way to do this would be to have the character pictures centered on the screen, small and in frames. This would make it obvious that the characters aren't meant to be the usual standing bodies. This would make the game a little more abstract then most, but that's okay.

(I'll make a mock-up when I get a chance.)

I'd lose the margins on the textbox, as they don't help.

Also, I'd lose multiple screens of "...", as there's not difference between them, making it seem nothing happens when you click.

If you must have multiple screens, make them something like:

"........."

"......"

"..."

But I think mikey may have that one trademarked. :wink:

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#4 Post by mikey » Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:30 am

Mokenju >> The new version is definitely looking much better. Good work.

I agree that making all the character graphics the same size (cut off something here and there, resize and so on...), would make them more consistent.

About tinting them, it's your choice - if you decide to tint them, making each character have a different tint color could make the game more clear.

Also, I think that putting the characters into the same geometric shape as the textbox (round rectangle) would make the game even more rounded and nice to look at.

I think you're slowly getting there! :P :wink:
PyTom wrote:If you must have multiple screens, make them something like:
"........."
"......"
"..."
But I think mikey may have that one trademarked. :wink:
Hmmm... "Flood Of Ellipses" comes to mind... :D :D

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#5 Post by Mokenju » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:58 am

I have problems changing the size of some characters ( they looked SD but not in a good way :cry: ).

I've centered them and made the textbox bigger but I haven't found the way to aply the round shape to the characters (but I won't give up! 8) ).

I'm gonna try tinting... there's so much work to be done hehehe :wink:
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