Wild Gunman - A 2D western shoot 'em up platformer

06-03-2014, 07:44 PM
#1
Wild Gunman - A 2D western shoot 'em up platformer




Hi Everyone,

I am founder/creative director at Take10 Animation Studios and today I would like to introduce our newest game "Wild Gunman" for the ios. This game has been an idea for quite some time now and finally we are able to start the process of bringing this game to life. We are a team of two animators and looking to make this game the best that it can be. Not just fun for us to play but for all of you as well. With that said, we'll be taking suggestions/ideas to improve the game. We'll be using this thread to post work in progress, concept sketches, and just about anything we can think of. But first here's a little bit more about the game.

Wild Gunman will be an endless 2D western platformer in the style of a shoot 'em up type of game. The object of the game will be to take control of the villian and rob the town's banks. Then try to get out of dodge without getting killed. The more banks you rob the higher the bounty on your head and the more posse's, gangs, sheriffs, and even indians will try to stop you. You'll have your trusty sidekick to get out of each town much faster but as you start to take damage you'll eventually end up on foot thus making it much easier to get killed.





We are in early stages of the game. Most of the art assets and animations are complete but we want to add more environments. So far we have one which you see in the images. Since this game will be set in the wild west we can really add more backgrounds and make this game that much better. For reference we are looking at plenty of old western movies. We even added a few familiar town names which you might recognize if you are a fan of western films.





There will be lots of weapons to unlock as you progress further into the game. All of them can be unlocked simply by playing through the game. We might add a few in app purchases but we are still debating over that since I myself prefer no in app purchases. That's why we are here. We want to hear from all of you, the players, of what you would like to see in the game. It can be anything from characters in the game, different weapons, control schemes, perks, in app purchases, ads/no ads, should the game be free to play or should it be priced and so on. We'll also be taking suggestions of the type of game to make. Maybe not a platformer? We want to hear from you so feel free to post your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas for the game. Let's make a game for all to enjoy.







Thanks for reading.

http://www.take10animation.com/

p.s. We are an indie studio so Wild Gunman will be 100% self funded. We might also hire a few more artists to help out with the game so if anyone is interested we'll have more details as we progress





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06-03-2014, 08:41 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
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Looks great I like the cartoon style!
PS:I hope you guys include Game Center with Achievements.

I am the punishment of GOD
if you had not committed great sins
GOD would not have sent
a punishment like me upon you Genghis Khan

06-03-2014, 10:26 PM
#3
Thanks. Yeah, were definitely considering adding GC achievements with leaderboard.
06-04-2014, 07:46 AM
#4
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Location: Greece kos island
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Awesome looking forward to see the Game in Action ( video gameplay ).

I am the punishment of GOD
if you had not committed great sins
GOD would not have sent
a punishment like me upon you Genghis Khan
06-04-2014, 05:13 PM
#5
Wild Gunman Opening Animation Sequence - Animatic and Final

Here is the intro animation that will go in the beginning of the game minus the audio. The top video is the animatic kind of like a storyboard to show the idea quickly. The video below is the final version.




06-12-2014, 01:11 AM
#6
Rain Animation Test

Testing out the rain animation for the game. We are planning on implementing a weather system where it'll change on it's own depending on how long you've been playing. Also working on different backgrounds.


06-12-2014, 03:11 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
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Love platformers, the screenshots look good. Only criticism is i cant see any platforms yet to jump on
06-12-2014, 03:17 PM
#8
Thanks. We really won't be adding any platforms to jump on to. Even though this is a platformer type of game we think it'll just be weird having floating platforms in mid air. This is a western and even though it's super cartoony we still want to keep a sense of realism in the game.

Instead we are going to add random objects which you'll have to jump over such as barrels and tumbleweeds. Also players will get a chance to rob a train which will allow you to jump from platform to platform on top of the train.
06-13-2014, 12:48 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Sunny San Diego
Posts: 585
It really is wild gunman. I was a crack shot at this. You have to use your hands? Thats like a babys toy.
06-14-2014, 12:36 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Montanx View Post
It really is wild gunman. I was a crack shot at this. You have to use your hands? Thats like a babys toy.
Lol. You sir, get the award for best use of a movie quote. Love that movie.