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Felis a Rayman-ish platformer game!

01-07-2016, 08:08 AM
#1
Felis a Rayman-ish platformer game!

Hello!

I've been working a bit over 2 years in this game. Honestly I have no idea if people are going to like it, but it was an amazing learning experience, it's going to be a very important milestone for me finishing this game.



Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V4qn8NSowM


More screenshots:








Last edited by dogzer; 01-07-2016 at 08:24 AM.
01-07-2016, 08:59 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,067
Rescue cats? Instant buy!!! I love the idea and the artwork, well done dev!

01-07-2016, 10:03 AM
#3
Hey djstout! Haha! I mean cats are over used on the internet, but can cats really get old? I don't think so!

I'm really eager to finish this game. Right now all I have to show you are videos and screenshots, but the real knowledge for me will come be when you actually play the game and you tell me what you think of it.

It's very casual, no login, no long list of options, kind of like mario, you walk around the island from level to level. I hope it provides fun.

Anyway, back to work!

Last edited by dogzer; 01-07-2016 at 10:17 AM.
01-07-2016, 10:22 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 14
Looks good ! When is this going to be available?
01-07-2016, 12:41 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,067
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Originally Posted by dogzer View Post
Hey djstout! Haha! I mean cats are over used on the internet, but can cats really get old? I don't think so!

I'm really eager to finish this game. Right now all I have to show you are videos and screenshots, but the real knowledge for me will come be when you actually play the game and you tell me what you think of it.

It's very casual, no login, no long list of options, kind of like mario, you walk around the island from level to level. I hope it provides fun.

Anyway, back to work!
Actually my cats owe the house so more cats in games won't kill me ^^ if I had your knowledge about computer programming I would definitely make my own cat platformer. There are a lot of games with cats but too few are really good. Anyway I'll happily play this one and will let you know what I honestly think about.
01-07-2016, 02:38 PM
#6
I've always used cats in my drawings, but I never had a cat until recently. Which gets along with my dog just fine.

To answer BrentVDM's question, I still have a bit more work ahead of me, I think maybe 2 months left.

But I will post again when it's done, in case you are still lurking the forums. I could even send you a mail if you want. I'm not 100% sure but I think I can have free promo codes. So whoever can spend like 20 mins give me an opinion.

I think making the game about cats was the right call. The game was actually going to use weird little creatures:


I was going to call them "Zerkies" (lol)... but I wasn't feeling confident about it, also, I wanted to make every zerky different... and how do I make 40 different variations of that design?? So I decided to use cats instead. Each cat has its own design. It makes it more personal.
There're 3 cats hidden in each level. You can see which cats you've rescued on little banners.


At least for now my goal are 13 levels. So 39 cats, but it's not as easy as it sounds! Especially on later levels.

Last edited by dogzer; 01-07-2016 at 02:57 PM.
01-07-2016, 09:51 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,391
Really liking what I'm seeing here! Zerkies sounds cool! Maybe since you're using the cats you shouldn't have let the 'cat' outta the bag and kept that to yourself and used that in your next game! I'm excited to play this game! If you have promo codes, flow one my way via PM and I'll check it out and let you know what I think! If not, no worries, as I'll be grabbing this up anyway when it comes out! Really good work, man! 😄

Last edited by bigrand1; 01-07-2016 at 09:55 PM.
01-07-2016, 10:12 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,067
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Originally Posted by dogzer View Post
I've always used cats in my drawings, but I never had a cat until recently. Which gets along with my dog just fine.

To answer BrentVDM's question, I still have a bit more work ahead of me, I think maybe 2 months left.

But I will post again when it's done, in case you are still lurking the forums. I could even send you a mail if you want. I'm not 100% sure but I think I can have free promo codes. So whoever can spend like 20 mins give me an opinion.

I think making the game about cats was the right call. The game was actually going to use weird little creatures:


I was going to call them "Zerkies" (lol)... but I wasn't feeling confident about it, also, I wanted to make every zerky different... and how do I make 40 different variations of that design?? So I decided to use cats instead. Each cat has its own design. It makes it more personal.
There're 3 cats hidden in each level. You can see which cats you've rescued on little banners.


At least for now my goal are 13 levels. So 39 cats, but it's not as easy as it sounds! Especially on later levels.
Count for me to test the game, I'll gladly review it.
01-07-2016, 10:45 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,067
By the way, will the cats follow us like companion? Would be great to have one cat (of those we rescued) helping us by giving us extra power or maybe having the choice to control it and do things that the main character can't do.
01-08-2016, 02:23 PM
#10
Cats do follow you! They can overcome most obstacles, but often they will ask "Help!", which means you have to carry them on your arms over obstacles too big for them.

I literally thought of making cats do more than just follow you. Right now you need them for some things, like standing on slabs that open doors and hold them open, while you rescue the next cat.

Implementing a function to control cats wouldn't be that difficult, as all characters use the same movement controller, except player receives player input, where cats receive input from AI scripts.

I will seriously think about doing this!