Windows Soaring

asollazzo

Member
Hey guys im currently working on a side project which is a challenging platformer game. Im at the point that i need to start working on proper art but before that i really need to make sure the level basics are nailed down to prevent having to redo art etc. Hopefully the game isnt too early to post here :p



Controls are arrows for movement, Z for flying, X for dash, R is reset in the unlikely event you get stuck somewhere. All movement is intended to be assisted via flying but you can move slowly without. Aim of the game is essentially to go upwards.

If you want to test the game out you can grab it here : https://alexsollazzo.itch.io/soaring-beta-test
Id love any feedback but especially feedback about the difficulty and general movement mechanics :)
 
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asollazzo

Member
So the basics have changed a little, the jetpack ended up a little boring, so it has been replaced by the character being a chicken and flapping about, which i think looks more fun anyways :p Heres a quick video of the basic game movement and temporary level art layouts. The demo in the first post has been updated just incase anyone wants to try it out.

 

CMAllen

Member
I can see metriodvania potential in it -- starting out with limited jump/flight capabilities, gradually gaining better jump and flight ability. With Feathers! Or it could be about finding hidden temporary power up and where to use them. One that makes you float when you run out of stamina. One that makes you run super fast (to escape foxes, for example).
 

asollazzo

Member
I can see metriodvania potential in it -- starting out with limited jump/flight capabilities, gradually gaining better jump and flight ability. With Feathers! Or it could be about finding hidden temporary power up and where to use them. One that makes you float when you run out of stamina. One that makes you run super fast (to escape foxes, for example).
Yeah im not 100% sure on the final overall direction of the game yet, sorta torn between a metroidvania type game and a barebones platformer where the only limit is your own skill with the controls. Realistically i should probably go the barebones version just to finish the game in any reasonable amount of time :p
 

ReidDC

Member
The art is fantastic. One thing that stood out to me is the bird doesnt really match the overall art style. Kinda looks like he came out of a different game or something. Either way Looks really good!
 

asollazzo

Member
The art is fantastic. One thing that stood out to me is the bird doesnt really match the overall art style. Kinda looks like he came out of a different game or something. Either way Looks really good!
Thanks ! Yeah the bird looks a little out of place atm, hes purposely much simpler than the backgrounds and hopefully once i get more characters in also with that style itll feel a little better.
 
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