Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sonuva part II

Contrary to popular belief, I do in fact get things done...

A while back I posted a blog titled "Sonuva"... Sonuva is the title of a fighting game I've been working on using Flash. Basically, I haven't touched the project since I posted that blog... and the real reason behind posting that was to make sure I have proof of it being my idea in case a certain unnamed group (who at one point was interested in this project) attempted to steal it. Not that I don't trust them, but... I don't.

But enough about them, let's talk about me... and all the awesome work I've accomplished on this project! No more than a few days ago I decided to pick up work on this project again, being as inspired as I've been lately... but alas, old frustrations resurfaced with the animation portion of the game... i.e. It's really, really hard to animate a character... let alone seven of them. So I spent a day and thought out a simple solution to the animation... what resulted was a much simpler look and feel than originally intended... a look and feel which I love 100 times more.

So, in a nutshell, I've completed all the animations for Hunter... you can view the original attempts on the previous Sonuva blog... But that's old news, here's some new news! I put together a demo animation of the characer fighting... himself... because he's the only character I've finished. You can view it here:

I suppose that I should warn viewers that it's a little violent... which is kind of my own way of paying homage to one of my favorite games ever... "Mortal Kombat". Buuuuut, seeing as the link is already above this paragraph, odds are you've already watched it... sorry.

I'm happy to say those animations only took me about 2 days to finish... with a lot of breaks... and a lot of procrastination... so overall, it didn't take very long to do. The next step is to finish the other characters. I'm not in any rush to put this out, it's already been about 2 years since I started thinking about it, so what's another year, right? My hope is that this can be made into an iPhone app, it just feels like it's made for that.

More to come,
~ Mark

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  1. i wouldve liked this more had it included or even alluded to me

  2. You can be the guy with the sword...