Vivian James game development thread
I wonder where Devfag went? he hasn't posted since September 2?
Can anyone else on the team tell us what's going on?
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And call the police
You are the cancer for enabling this shitty autism
>Posts a game where you kill Redditors
Neo-/v/ ladies and gentlemen
>mfw I find the different styles of combat
But on the boss, you can hear the sound of shooting, even though she doesn't shoot since it's a cutscene.
Little reminder before you shitpost: Thanks for making Vivian ever, and ever more /v/ than she ever was.
Anyone know devguy's contacts? I have the feeling I could help him in a really small way one way or the other.
For the record, I'm not an ideas guy
the only idea I would like at all is a few changes, and that the final boss be a mirror match to Vivian.. It's relevant to bug testing and voice acting. I might be able to draw a little too but that will have to depend.
So what's the /pol/ level going to be like?
The enemy should be JIDF
We have to make it Nazi themed and the Boss definitely has to be the Le Happy Merchant
How about the Merchant has an attack where he tries to suck you in with his massive nose so he can culturally enrich you with a giant nigger dick?
Also when he dies he says something along the lines of "oy vey it's another shoah" or "Oy vey my arthritis is acting up again"
I want to write something, that would play after you beat the boss (not the victory jingle)
I always thought that the victory jingle in OOT was very melancholic, but added a lot to the atmosphere.
I want it to sound a bit like these:
The boss could drop some kind of heart container and it would play during that little segment, where you can still walk around the boss room, before actually moving on to the next level.
Devfag for some reason only posts on /v/ but here's an unoffical official google doc made by other members of the team
I'm still around! I got sick, so I slept more than usual. Also, I've been working more than posting. I did see the thread from last night, and saved the two sound clips that our music guy posted on Vocaroo. Will probably use one of them in the upcoming scene.
Currently I'm working on a cutscene that follows the boss battle (pic related), and in chaining together the boss battle with vivtest.swf via a new area. If I can make THAT work, it'll also form the basis of the save system.
Sorry to worry you.
Yeah - the game's been in development for a week or so at this point. Originally, the game was just an endless loop, but after Matt punched the fridge (and made a post about how punching fridges achieves nothing), I added a fridge blocking the way along with a message saying that if you attacked it with /v/.
In the following update the fridge was removed so you could reach Ridley.
Thanks, I'll keep working on it!
b-but they were just me fucking around with my guitar/piano!
Keep up the good work man, game overall seems pretty fun and solid. I'll point out if no one else has yet, that on the boss you can fairly easily exploit him by using the bait grapple up to his face and hit him a few times as you fall and he never attacks besides sending out a few smaller enemies.
Looking forward to a more complete game though.
Thanks very much! And thanks for the great work on the music - sorry I wasn't around last night to compliment you on it.
Is it okay with you if I used your tentative level music for this cutscene? I think it would work really well, since it's a mellow tune with echoes of the boss theme.
And this game is just me fucking around in Flash, what's your point?
Anyway, it fits the scene really well, I thought!
Thanks! Yeah, uncle /pol/ is likely going to figure into the game's story very heavily - after all, he's a big part of Vivian's creation. In fact, the cutscene I'm doing at the moment ends with Vivian deciding to ask uncle /pol/ for help.
Thanks. I'm contemplating giving him one more attack to balance it out a tiny bit more (launching missiles from his chest compartment which home in on your current location, making it less safe to stay in one place), but I think he's basically OK.
In the actual game, you probably won't have the Bait when you fight him, but he's programmed to react to it in case we add a New Game + or boss rush or something.
I got some things I want to voice out.
First, on the boss test, you can hear the sound of the weapon when you press the weapon button, even though she does nothing since it's the cutscene.
Second, her voice is ok, but it could be better, imo.
This is awesome and I would PAY for this shit if it ever becomes a full game.
Still haven't played it.
Hey does anyone have a link to Vivian image dumps?
I snagged this one a few hours ago but a reverse image search only directs to a blocked gallery on funnyjunk.
Thanks very much! All the art is mine at this point, which is why some of it's a bit on the simple side (well, that and that Flash slows down if things get too detailed.) Glad you like it.
I do hope to get some more people drawing/designing things for future levels, though.
Come to think of it, the sprite is still in the game. And someone in a previous thread had a REALLY good suggestion what to do with the fridge...
Actually, I know just where to put it. I'll update Vivtest shortly, and then you can go fridge-hunting.
THIS IS NOT ME.
Damn it, I guess it's time to start tripping, though I feel incredibly dirty for doing so. (Screenshot of unrelease area as proof it's me)
I'd like to get in contact with her, too but she seems to get a lot of hate from shitposters, which is fruststrating.
I know a thing or two about voice acting and of course audio editing, so it would help, if I could get in touch with her.
>mfw spinning the bait and catching the power up at the same time
>though I feel incredibly dirty for doing so.
You can use it, but does that mean, you don't want me to use it for the level theme?
>catch the power up
>keep spamming the power up and jumping against the wall
>fall off the map
>I know a thing or two about voice acting and of course audio editing, so it would help, if I could get in touch with her.
That's kind of why I asked. I know someone who basically sounds like Nyanners, has good voice acting knowledge, audio editing skills, and so on.
Ah okay then. Guess I won't be drawing for the game after all then.
Is my mirror match idea still valid?
I also suppose you're keeping ideas guys to a minimum too?
Additionally, what will you do about keyboard controls?
Some keyboards can't take more than one or two inputs at the same time. In my case, if I hold down right, I can't jump, I can't use bait, etc. etc. Do you have controller support planned or anything? I don't like WASD
I just noticed something weird with the morph ball. If you're using the bait hook to leap your way across to land on the powerup platform, and if you keep holding up with bait out even as you're falling down, and once you hit the powerup, Vivian will do this weird arm flail thing as she's trying to take out the hook.
Every time I see a new artwork by based doomfest it makes me feel all tingly inside.
No, I want it to be free to download for anyone who wants to play/edit it. I'm also putting the source up once it's stable so people can make their own levels or whatever.
Not saying just yet out of respect for her privacy. But she's a professional VA who has voiced characters in games on PSN & Steam.
(No, it's not Rina-chan. Though I might ask her to come on board if Gilda Mars appears in the game...)
The "team" at this point is just me & Applegreen, but once the build is stable enough, I hope to let anyone who wants to have a crack at making levels.
Yeah, I think I might like to keep the first level, if not silent, very low-key...
kind of like how Super Metroid didn't really have music at first.
I'd love to have you draw for the game. I have no limits on either artists or idea guys. I really want it to be something everyone can contribute to.
As for a mirror match, I wasn't thinking of it as the final boss, but I was definitely considering using Gilda as something like that, with her having equivalents to all Vivian's weapons and you having to use all your skills to defeat her.
But if you want a real Vivian vs Vivian battle, I'm sure that can be arranged too! Again, I'm trying to get the game easy enough to mod that anyone can add to it.
Flash can't natively support controllers, but I'll try and add a custom key configuration to help your problem (if you assign jump/attack keys to keys like shift, it should allow you to press them in combination with other keys.)
A workaround for controller support is to get Joy2Key (google it).
I feel your pain, I don't like WASD either. It's really weird to play left-handed like that.
Did you also notice when the boss is down, and if you keep holding the hook (holding down the button to fly around with it), Vivian starts randomly going all over the room
And on second thought, I think I can help with some artwork, depending on what work you have left over and how free I am to work with it.
>'d love to have you draw for the game. I have no limits on either artists or idea guys. I really want it to be something everyone can contribute to.
Hell yeah, where can I contact you?
>/v/ fights the good fight against the journalist that say shitass "games" are cool
>Donates to a indiegogo project because it pisses off SJWs and makes us look better than them
>Milestone is an original character
>/v/ burns 3 threads in 1 hour in her design
>The end result is Vivian James, someone who just gives a shit about vidya
The deal is that summerfags keep complaining because they were sleeping when the discussion took place, and for some reason they believe that is some Reddit/Tumblr shit
Which is hilarious because half of the drawn porn they watch comes from people with a Tumblr
Spoon-feeding is wrong anon, do your research next time
There was a neet simulator being made too
How's the progress with that?
>Making Bait an end game item instead of the default weapon and balancing the level design and game around it
Basically there's no need for a level editor because it's already easy to build shit in Flash's editor. A dedicated level editor would be a waste of effort and would only limit what can be done.
Yeah, fair enough, but it's different on a keyboard, you know? I'm just really used to the arrow keys and Z/X, as used by emulators, DOS games back in the day, and like every Japanese game ever.
Yeah, the game's still enormously buggy. Sorry about that.
I'm still not entirely sure what causes the "straight up bug" with the hook, but it'll be very satisfying once I figure it out.
Thanks a lot for the offer of art help! I really want to let anyone who wants to make stuff, make stuff.
In a nutshell: because that'd be even more programming, and potentially cause even more instability. Instead, I'm endeavoring to make the game's structure in Flash so that it's really easy to edit levels.
For the most part, here on /v/ at this point - though I'm thinking about setting up a blog or something for the game.
That's not her. I'm not sure who that girl is.
She is cute though, isn't she?
Requesting Vivi edit. It should say "VIDYA" instead of "OBJECT".
>though I'm thinking about setting up a blog or something for the game.
I think this would be easiest. I could contact you this way and keep you up to date in bunches rather than really teeny tiny bits, which I think would be more convenient. I'll test the game, possibly add something for voice acting, polish up a few ideas perhaps, and I could definitely
provided right circumstancesdraw for the game.
Someone get to work and add a proper Jotaro pose for standing rage
Because somebody here asked for a name
And I threw the most cancerous thing that came to my mind I thought that Mars had some relation with cancer in astrology or whatever Gilda was just a name that started with G
"Gilda Mars" - "G.Mars" - "Gamers", I think.
Ironically, it was actually someone from /v/ who posted the design on reddit as a joke, with a description that was basically making fun of reddit.
I'm not sure whether /v/ rigged the polls, or if Reddit genuinely likes Gilda the best - which would be even funnier.
Obviously. Who else's probably would I be posting about? Yours? Abraham Lincoln's? IK guess you're either not too smart, or you think that pointing out obvious and uncontested facts makes you look intelligent. It actually makes you appear dim.
I didn't mean to quote
What are you on about? Using Trips for something like this is perfectly fine. It's the people that use trips to create an identity for themselves on 4chan that are the scum of this earth
Ew, jesus christ. She's fucking ugly as fuck. But of course the same liberal feminist virgins that support 'Vivian' are the same type of people that waifu genetic trash like this. Fucking hilarious. /v/ is a hug box.
>Damn it, I guess it's time to start tripping, though I feel incredibly dirty for doing so. (Screenshot of unrelease area as proof it's me)
Just trip when you want to answer questions directly.
There's lots of porn of her already
Sexualize her all you please
>b-but this is realistic
Fuck off back to tumblr. Homestuck tier faggot art.
Yeah - she's not the one who did her voice in my game, but she's most definitely the ORIGINAL Vivian voice. Sadly, it sounds like she doesn't have a very good mic, though.
Lots of people like Vivian, and some of those people like to draw and/or dress up!
I really kinda hope Gilda does end up being Reddit's "official" character, just because I love the idea of having her as a hidden boss in the game.
Not exactly, in that I haven't made any games that I've actually sold for money before. But I have been dicking around in Flash for many years.
Yeah, that's why I feel a mild sense of shame for resorting to it, but I'm doing it for a good reason.
Yay, another trip I get to filter. I love how all the shitters instantly go to trips, so you always know who's the faggot you need to trash.
I don't care who you'd date as you're an unattractive virgin that won't date anyone, period. Even if you did, it's your genes at stake. Don't waifu some ugly attention-whoring pig with no facial features whatsoever and shit up threads.
It's fun to play. That's what matters. Is it going to be more like a mega-man or a metroid game? Anyway, great concept, hope you guys continue investing yourselves in this because it's definitely worth it.
WTF is wrong with you!?
What the hell is wrong with that drawing
Just imagine the amount of butthurt if Vivi were a cute trap with a cute boypussy. That would BTFO all the SJW at reddit, tumblr and /v/.
Yeah, it would
4chin has some weird fascination with traps that I will never understand
I've seen most trap pics here than on the place without mothers
>get to ridley
aw fuck yeah nigga
>dont fight him
Don't mind the shitposters, read up on her and have your own opinion.
Exactly. The whole fagget faction around here would support Vivi. And that's a bunch of people.
There's a bunch of porn at the booru, check there for more info
Although I think that no one is bothering with the tags
So how is Piccolo Dick going to factor into this game?
Is Piccolo Dick going to be a Boss or something else?
They has always had a fascination with traps
nope. that's an angel, this is a tranny
It's kinda turning into a midpoint between both - the weapon selection is very Megaman, but it's going to be freely explorable and nonlinear like Metroid. Hopefully the end result will be good.
Everyone, please keep giving me shit when I do stuff wrong.
I'm still a little sick, but I find trying to work on the game is a nice distraction. I'll hopefully have a new build up in a few hours. It may contain a fridge.
In the meantime, feel free to kill a few seconds with this incredibly pointless non-game I have in my dropbox for some reason: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48156684/walktest-smiley-crossover.swf
(Arrow keys and Space)
Don't worry, we'll give you shit even when you do well.
Vivian is more vidya than fucking HE threads
>implying I don't report those, too
I wanna discuss vidya, not an idol who's meant to not care about sjw shit and yet is used as the mascot for the gamer gate whatever the fuck
It's not vidya but it's vidya culture and Moot said it was fine :3
WE WERE PERFECTLY FINE UNTIL YOU DID THAT
Now this needs a penis to be fucking perfect.
>He thinks /v/ is not a containment board
you should be thankful that there's only one thread
Now run along and keep playing vidya
>Thread about making fucking video games
>Not video games
Fucking kill yourself
This is a Vivian thread you fucking faglord.
Would Vivian beat Grieve-Tan in gaming?
It could be worst.
That bitch multitasks with 2 controllers, which divides her focus and doesn't let her make precise movements with any of them
Maybe! Not sure about how much voice acting we're actually going to put in the game, but there's probably going to be at least SOME, even if it's just grunts or in-game quips.
Yeah, I was wondering if there was any distinct Reddit-flavoured pasta that Gilda could shoot instead of Navy Seals.
I had a tentative idea about Upboat/Downboat being a weapon that could be used to manipulate gravity (fitting for Gilda's "alien" concept, and Vivian would be able to steal it). Using Up would make you lighter and able to jump higher - using down would make you heavier and do more damage, unable to be knocked back.
But I might be overthinking things.
Playtest the game and give feedback?
Hey Devfag, just a suggestion with the Redditbot boss. Maybe you could move the boss a little more left? There's some empty space there and the player could use with some more moving space as to not get his by the arms.
All of the music sounds like it was made by some clueless teenager fiddling with FL Studio for the first time
you're over-thinking a little too much yea
Just focus on improving the shit you have, and implement ideas as they come along
Also, a better idea would be that when Gilda drops the vote weapon, Vivian tries to grab it and takes damage
It would be slightly funny and better than implementing a whole new gameplay feature based on reddit
Any way you'd like to!
Pitch ideas, design some enemies or levels - by all means you can do voice acting, we don't know how many other characters there may be (or even if this is Vivian's final voice!)
>It feels weird having an all-male team behind this
Who said it was an all-male team?
That's a good point - I'll consider it, although I threw up in my mouth a little at the thought of having to redo all his attack sequences...
I'm 21, have been a guitarist for about 12 years, bass for 7 years, piano for 2 years and recording for for 5 years.
I also use Ableton.
If you think you can make something better, do it.
Ah yeah, fair point. You could probably stretch the clips of the attacks further but you probably know better.
I might try some sketches at level suggestions that I'll post here in future threads, just to throw some ideas around.
>IF IT'S SO BAD THEN WHY DON'T YOU DO BETTER?
Gee, you are everything developers in the videogame industry should certainly strive to be.
>these autistic idiots really think they can make a video game
Let's focus on the OC while it last guise.
Mmk. Well if development reaches that point, they should say so here. I have girl vocal chords. I'll help.
I'm really hating on the stock sounds you're using for the game. I'm a foley artist, and have worked on a few games in the past (Working on two right now!) and wouldn't mind taking you guys on if you'll have me.
Is there anyway for us to get in contact?
Alright. Added a crosshair so you know where you're aiming.
Next is doing character animation
It's not my model but here:
And you portrait pretty much everything that made it shitty in the first place.
This is not a professional project, if it involves amateurs, who probably don't have as much time to work on it, as you have to shitpost about it, then that's exactly the fucking point.
We're talking about a fucking flash game, what the hell is your problem?
And yes, if you think you can do better, do it.
I welcome you to do so, because that's actually the point of this game. Make people on /v/ work together to create something.
>Dat hair flowing at the sides
it's that something from putting the camera right in front of the model, or is it on purpose
I like it, its cute, but it covers your vision, which is not a good thing in a FP game
Apple I like what you had with the piano piece, but it's still sort of missing something. Would you be interested in collaborating on a piece or two with someone? I think because we come from two different backgrounds we may be able to make something exciting.
Not liking based /v/-style comfyness
If there's one thing good about /v/'s inert nature, it's that once external forces like the tumblerites and redditors leave, all their inoffensive, nonthreatening SJW-compliant ideas and designs leave with them. In two months nobody would give a shit about this bullshit forced avatar and in four months it would be entirely forgotten.
Until then, though, it's pretty annoying.
sure, but keep in mind that I have to go to work for about 10 hours for the next 2 days and that I live in a different time zone (germany)
if you can contact me on soundcloud, I'll give you my skype add.
That's cool! Yeah, I just grabbed sound effects I had on hand and didn't think about it too much. I'd love to upgrade them to something better.
Not quite ready to do public contact info just yet, but again, I should be opening the game up very soon.
Sorry I'm being so enormously unhelpful at the moment. There's kind of a lot going on right now. I would seriously love to work with other people, I just really want to get the engine fundamentals down first.
Thanks for your patience.
Totally understandable, if you want I can drop mine and you can message me from a throw-away or something. I've also been working in flash for like 10 years so I know my way around it if you ever need another hand.
This isn't /v/ creating anything, this is /V/ getting together and ruining the board a bit more day by day.
You seem to have a lot of pent up anger, maybe you should go take it out on some CIS scum on your dear Tumblr where you document all the daily rape the patriarchy puts you through.
Probably the teacher from Kill la Kill
>le smug anime face
I really really love le meme fish pics!
One job anon.
>/v/ is a hug box
NEO-/V/ is a hugbox, sure.
neo /v/ and /V/ are boogeymen. There is literally no difference between 2006 /v/ and 2014 /v/ other than more people. The content is literally the same. No one on /v/ comes here because they think its a cool hang out for SJWs.
> kickstarter fails
Nigga shit's at 50k now, this shit's getting funded
> cutie-pie redheaded Tomoko totally detached from /v/ mentality
> MUH TUMBLR
confirmed for /pol/ newfag
There's something about that that's really hot and I can't figure out why. Maybe because it's not the typical porny 'go fast and hard' way of getting off.
We need more.
>I also use Ableton.
The proper response to "this sounds like it was made by an amateur in cheap software" is not "I am a complete amateur and it was a different brand of cheap software".
Oh Lord! This should be the official Vivian thread pic. Thanks anon!
I know there's a fetish for girls having sex and looking uninterested. Even doing stuff like reading a book while the guy pounds away.
I wouldn't thinks she's bored, just taking it very casually.
$100 for the regular version, which is also included free with $50 toy keyboards, and regular deals on upgrading to the second license tier for less than the full $450. Yeah, it's cheap. It's not Reaper cheap but it's cheap shit that every asshole has a copy of.
Unless your DAW is Protools or Cubase its better not to respond to people insulting it.
Outside of /pol/, which boards do you think you'll make us visit ?
From what has been suggested in earlier threads, /a/, /m/ and /vp/ seems easy choices, but there has been no words from you on that matter.
Boss 2 easy.
>take bait as weapon
>hook on the antenna and hit 2-3 times
>destroy reddittors again to gain health
>rinse and repeat
The redditman keeps just spawning reddittors if they are destroyed.
Wouldn't be the first or even fifth game that came from /v/
Look at Katawa Shoujo stuff. Then look at all the shit posted itt. Call me back when you stop crying.
Hey Devfag your work is awesome
what can i do to help you buildung this game ? i can work with photoshop pretty well and i can do basic audio/video editing (make a trailer! :D) and i made a 2D sidescrolling shooter in flash 5 years ago or so
the bossconcept.swf and vivtest.swf are the only playable files or am wrong ?
the first idea i had playing the game was if you could read the clipboard and use it in the Pasta attack (if the clipboard contains a string, if not it would use the current text)
is /v/ the only way to find you and AppleGreen and who else is in the team ?
GIGAAAAAA DURILLLLLL BUREAAAAAAKAAAAAH
Since we have this sfw shit going on in here, who wants to help me make a Vivian porn game?
I'm really would like a porn game, hell most people here probably wants one
But I don't have any skills to help, at least not until you drop some basic shit
a mecha suit wouldnt fit everywhere
one or two stages where you have to use it would be nice with the ability to walk on spikes (like in the screenshot of the unreleased stage)
The idea is like in metal slug or in pokemon using surf
melee focused greaves and gauntlets with a devastating
Oh no, I was just referring to a fetish like the one you mentioned.
I go with the other guy and say she's apathetic. It feels nice but she wants to play games and shitpost on /v/, so she multi-tasks.
All the while, the tension building up until it gets distracting.
Faggots like you who go >le ebic meymay whenever we actually try to make anything even relating to OC is one of the main reasons why 4chan is shit these days.
No fucking fun allowed.
>A video game about killing redditors and SJW(it's part of the plot and will added after the reddit stage)
How can a human being be this fucking stupid?
I bet you're just a fucking feminist shill seeing as how they hate Vivian with a passion.
That's all great.
>not posting superior picture
Also holy shit thanks to the guy who made that dropbox
Requesting this pic drawn so that Ralph is Jontron and Vanellope is Vivian.
the other one actually
they are both awesome through so no problem if is one or the other
I completely forgot about Bad Dragon
Hey devbro, you still here? I'd like to know if you'd wanna help out with
project hate machine.