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Old 11-25-2014, 11:25 AM
tysonibele tysonibele is offline
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Default Bean Boy!

Bean Boy is an infiniclimber where your goal is to scale the universe! From humble beginnings on the kitchen floor of a small house, to the moon and beyond.

The gameplay is very simple -- drag your finger to cause Bean Boy to jump in that direction. Collect stars to purchase rocket boosts which blast you into the air. Climb as high as you can without falling!

Right now I'm still working on some of the environments, and a few other things. The game should be out fairly soon, though. I'll post updates about it in this thread.


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Old 11-26-2014, 09:24 PM
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Here's a little making-of image so you can see how the environments in Bean Boy are made.

The geometry is created in 3ds Max, and then rendered with Vray. Then the lighting and textures are baked out and imported into Unity. Baking all the lighting in means I don't need any lighting within the game, so frame processing time is greatly reduced without sacrificing visual quality. The downside is that baking textures can take a long time.

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Old 11-26-2014, 10:53 PM
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That's neat. I like how he's so squishy and animated. I just want to mush him.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:38 PM
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I have an icon now, as well as a title screen and logo.

The game should be out fairly soon! Still some environment details to work on...



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Old 12-08-2014, 01:10 PM
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I've now added sounds, music and moving platforms to the game! Let me know what you guys think


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Old 12-16-2014, 09:15 AM
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Good news!

Bean Boy will be out this Thursday
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:33 AM
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Bean boy is live!!

Get it for free!

https://itunes.apple.com/app/bean-boy/id942349131

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Old 12-18-2014, 01:03 PM
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Default Wow, great game!

I just downloaded it, and I really like it. Well done! Is the deformation of the character done programmatically, or is it all animated?

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Old 12-18-2014, 01:28 PM
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Hey, glad you like it!

The deformation is a mix of animation and algorithms.

For the downward squishing, I lerp between two custom animated states....one where he's normal, and one where he's fully squished down. I also add a bit of vibration in code. So that one is mostly pre-defined animation.

For pulling off ledges, that's mostly just scaling his rig downwards.

For bouncing/jiggling when he grabs ledges or lands, that's all in code.
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:54 AM
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Default Congratulations on the feature!

Hey,

Bean Boy is featured under best new games on the Canadian app store. Congratz!

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