despite the lack of updates here on the blog, I have actually been very busy working on the reboot engine.
the past couple of weeks have been a realprogression on the project. Not only is it as complete as the old engine, its a vast improvement!
You can now:
- jump kick off walls
- climb certain wall tiles
- ground pound
- slide while crouching
- move along the ceilings (via monkeybars)
there's also new obstacle types for the tiles themselves, including new slope angles and the tiles needed for the new abilities listed above.
I'm still finishing up on the tile collisions (nearly finished) and I'll be moving along to other things such as swimming, enemies, new active platforms and a map navigation system similar to the 2d Metroid games.
At the rate I've been going, I'm hoping to have Test Demo 5 (yes, I'm still calling it that despite the reboot) ready in a month from this posting.
Anyway, before ending this update, I'd like to ask everyone here. Are you guys still with me despite the lack of activity on this project in the past year? if you are, please let me know. It would totally boost my confidence if there are still people interested in this game. :)
Thanks in advance!