THE SCREENSHOT TOPIC RETURNS

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s_w:
Nice screen, the sprites are very well done, there is a little pillow-shading going on with them and that makes them look rather smooth instead of metallic-looking, but I think that actually goes well with the background... btw, is this rm2k3 dbs or is it custom? the size of the screen kind of throws me off.

Necrile:
Not bad, but your mapping could use some work, you really need to avoid using straight lines when drawing natural stuff, I mean, just look at that 90° angle over there, it's jarring! ...unless you tell that was "man-made", but still. Also try to add details in a more convincing manner, not just a rock or a flower here or there.

Creation:
Kudos for going all the way with custom graphics, but there are some things that I'd like to point out, first the clouds need a blueish/whiteish outline to look more like clouds, otherwise they just look like scribbles floating by the screen, which perhaps was the intention? Btw, I find there is some discrepancy between the more cartoonish rendered objects like trees, rocks, and mushrooms, and the more life-like ground and grass textures. Also there are all kinds of colors mixed in there, some saturated, some not, some brighter, some darker, etc. and while it's not such a big deal I really think you should just copy the colors from a game you like and stick with those as your personal palette.

Ocean:
Hey, that looks great, I don't have much to say really, the map is obviously incomplete but looking good so far, just try to get rid of the blockiness especially around the water... and, are you really going to use sd3 rips? because you may have to edit them a bit to match the pastel-colored palette of your sprites.
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Now it's my turn...
http://rpgmaker.net/users/alterego/locker/NightScreens.png
Ocean
Resident foodmonster
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I have to say, I like those battlefield boards a lot! :D

@newblack: Currently, every weapon has the same graphic. I will change this tonight, but I am very deadlined for this so there is only so much I can do. Due the 15th, and I will make the game topic here once it's released for the contest.

@alterego: Took me a second to wonder because other than the main character and some edits, most are directly SD3 rips. Then I looked back at my screen and realized I took the screen when she was flashing white to indicate she can fire again, so that it was going back to its original color but not yet there. The colors used in that sprite are consistent with other SD3 character sprites though, but thanks for the concern! I'll have to take a different screen later.

Here. This is a screen from my short arcade battler: "Digital Knight Syndrome". I'm working on this project while I wait for my friends to get in touch with me.
Ooh, Hostile~ That project looks interesting ^^ Those Charsets look really cool, too :D
Did you create them yourself?

Also, a very small English nitpick, but perhaps a better way of phrasing that sentence would be :
"So, the first defenses have arrived. Let me pass, PHANTOM must be fell by my hand."
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Yes, I sprited the entire project by hand, following my style. Sorry about the english problem, I have a hard time writing in english when I worry.
author=alterego
s_w:
Nice screen, the sprites are very well done, there is a little pillow-shading going on with them and that makes them look rather smooth instead of metallic-looking, but I think that actually goes well with the background... btw, is this rm2k3 dbs or is it custom? the size of the screen kind of throws me off.
Thanks. I am not too good with metallic/texture shading yet :(
Also that Background is RM2k3 default desert BG (it..is obvious right?) so I am not planning to use that. It's Rm2k3.
Why can't I see your screen in the topic? I have to go directly to the source (using quote). Those screen looks great!

author=NicoB
s_w, that is freaking sick. Are those sprites all custom? They look fantastic.
Yeah, sadly.

Ocean
The gun is a bit hard to see. Maybe you can use a bit of outlining (?shading?) between the hand and the gun.
Giving the enemies the exploit to hide behind the menu bar is neat idea.

Magi
Why can't we have this game

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May I request not to use imageshack? It seems my country is blocked by them (I believe a lot of place got this treatment) so I see nothing but frogs in some of your screens. :[

Welp.
Allow me to celebrate screenshot topic's return with more unfinished work








Some kind of horror (ha ha ha) RPG Rm2k3 game. Please comment on how terrible the fog is.
benos
My mind is full of fuck.
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Critique this screenshot.

I never liked this way the plants are standing. I prefer the upper part of them being shown only, so that you thinkg the pot are beneath the black areas.
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
6003
I don't have any more screenshots yet that aren't already in my game's profile. I guess I could post those in this thread, but that seems tacky to post them in both places. Oh well! I guess I need to work on maps.

@benos:
Your sitting characters are not lined up with the things they're sitting on, at least the ones facing sideways. The ones facing down are fine since I can't see what they're sitting on. But I think you need to move the sideways-sitting sprites up about 8-10 pixels (or make a version of the stool that's moved down by that much).

Also, I have no idea what's going on with those two chicks at the top. Are they helping each-other carry a stool? Standing just south of the stool? Sitting on the ground on either side of a stool and using it as a table? If that screenshot was taken mid-animation then it's fine. But if they are just standing still like that, then I am not sure it's obvious enough what's going on.

The map itself is laid out very well and looks nice, except I'm not sure what's going on with the south exit. The blue part at the very bottom makes the tiles just above the blue part look like a... log raft. Do you have to enter the bar via log raft? (Best bar ever, if so)

@s_w:
The fog actually looks fine in the screenshots, though I can't tell how it looks while it's moving. It's nice and subtle, which keeps it from looking too ridiculous. You did a great job creating a uniform style and I like the Victorian appearance. My only complaint is that the roads are very wide, which makes me think your town is probably way too huge.

@Hostilefun:
"must fall by my hand" would be the most common way to write that, and is I think what you meant to write. "must be felled by my hand" would also work, since "felled" means "killed". "felled" is an archaic word but since your game is set in medieval times it makes sense. Also, your font is hard to read because some of the letters run together. The lowercase m gets cut off every time.

All my comments are about the text because I assume the graphics are supposed to look horrible. I have no idea what anything in that screenshot is except the text. You even managed to make the black background look bad and confusing, which I didn't think was possible. That's like being such a bad chef that you even mess up ice water. So I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt that it's all on purpose.
benos
My mind is full of fuck.
623
They indeed doing something else, this game carries a bit girl on girl action, or whores if you will, but no porno. It's medieval fantasy or something. Yeah, the chipset kind of sucks, for having no good damn chairs. I stuck with the purple version of it, see how i go.
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
6003
If they're supposed to be making out they should probably be touching each-other.
benos
My mind is full of fuck.
623
I suppose. lol. Nothing I can do but change everything up, and remove dem lesibans. :sadface: kidding.

Properly will change the chipset anyway. Or make the bar bigger.

Or edit I'll properly edit the charset for touchy feely. This isn't gonna end well.
author=Necrile

Is that... a Monty Python game!? Please finish this game! (I agree with Craze, the font is awful)


I haven't read a single word in this topic, thus but I love it.

Nice work everyone.

s_w love those weird monster.
author=LockeZ
@Hostilefun:
"must fall by my hand" would be the most common way to write that, and is I think what you meant to write. "must be felled by my hand" would also work, since "felled" means "killed". "felled" is an archaic word but since your game is set in medieval times it makes sense. Also, your font is hard to read because some of the letters run together. The lowercase m gets cut off every time.

All my comments are about the text because I assume the graphics are supposed to look horrible. I have no idea what anything in that screenshot is except the text. You even managed to make the black background look bad and confusing, which I didn't think was possible. That's like being such a bad chef that you even mess up ice water. So I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt that it's all on purpose.

The text font is normal for RM2k, but I heard there may be a fix, so I will try to use it. The graphics, are supposed to be a old fashioned, retrofitted if you will to look like the games of the atari and commodore and the spriting is done in the same fashion,with my own style.
author=s_w
Allow me to celebrate screenshot topic's return with more unfinished work

No Face...has dieted! nice screenshots :)
InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
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Made this mock up for a Aliens fan game I've been dabbling around with.
It would be a short game telling the story of the people of Hadley's Hope, the colony on Acheron LV-426.
The setting would take place during the alien infestation within the colony, before Ripley and the Marines were part of the ordeal.
I was thinking of going with a black and white look, but this is all just works in progresses, don't even have that much made!
benos
My mind is full of fuck.
623
author=LockeZ
If they're supposed to be making out they should probably be touching each-other.


Or edit I'll properly edit the charset for touchy feely. This isn't gonna end well.
@lockeZ
It's actually static (screen doesn't animate, follows you as you move - I have no clue how to make it animating without looking kind of terrible), so it's pretty fugly methink.

@Calunio
Thanks! I really like how they turned out as well. I even have ones with different armaments.
Sadly I am not working on this right now so .... yeah...

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One of my hobbies is spamming screenshot thread with.... screens (with minimum updates). I'll try to keep it to minimum so it won't annoy you guys.


Doubles as a lesson in sprite outlining ho ho ho
Black-Grey-DarkBlue-Blue
I'd prefer Black or Dark Blue myself.

EDIT: Woops too big.
number 2, number 2