Team Request Looking for programmer to collab on Bat Game (Collaborator Found!)

Discussion in 'Collaboration' started by Melazee, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Melazee

    Melazee Member

    Aug 8, 2017
    Hi Game Maker forums!

    About the game

    Bats are sick of being the villain in games... they just want to be heroes!

    A few months ago, I came up with a rough prototype for a simple side scrolling game, where you play as a bat. You eat food and dodge enemies in order to increase your score - hitting certain scores will unlock different bat species and environments. I was intending to put the game on Steam and mobile, but I'm actually pretty shocking at code, and all I really want to do is focus on the art and animation to make it top-notch. I had reached a point where my ability with Game Maker code just couldn't keep up with the ideas I wanted to implement, so I was wondering if anyone here would like to collaborate on this game, making it play and look awesome!

    I have never released an indie game before, so I don't know much about the process of getting it onto the store so if anyone is clued up about this stuff and can code, even better!

    The Prototype

    Here is a video of where I got up to with the game:

    My idea was to make the background procedurally generated, because I didn't want to paint a really long background. Issue with this is that it looks obviously procedurally generated, so I would need some way of making it look more random.

    I want to give the bat special powerups and such too, although I couldn't quite figure out how to implement them.

    Here is a concept for how I wanted my first level to look - it's Ghibli/Disney inspired, since I really love the aesthetic:


    About Me
    I am currently an Associate Lecturer in Games Art, but previous to that, I worked in the games industry for 3 and a half years as a character artist. Feel free to check my portfolio for my work/credentials!

    I have an obsession with bats. I love them, and they deserve to be the hero in a game for a change!

    Well, I hope someone is interested in this and wants to work with me on it! It'll be a fun little project, nothing hugely serious, but hopefully we can get something on the store from it :)
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  2. dphsw

    dphsw Member

    Oct 19, 2016
    Hello Yasmin, I like the idea of a bat-themed game, it reminds me of Apidya on the Amiga where the hero was a wasp. I'd like to work along with you on it. I'm not very good at graphics myself, I usually use programming to try to get round it! If you look at my game below, you can see some of the stuff I can program (though I haven't updated the online version for a while - like I've made a Perlin noise shader since then to make the clouds look more realistic and make the levels look like they're made out of wood). Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you if you're willing to work with me.
  3. Melazee

    Melazee Member

    Aug 8, 2017
    Hi, thanks very much for the reply! I'll send you a PM now :)

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