Dropbox is an amazing piece of holy programming divinity. I would advise all developers to have their work to be backed up there. But also backed up to a separate HDD periodically. I back up mine every two weeks.
In any case, I regret not posting here sooner. It's really nice to see more original games here, I cant wait to move this one to the showcase in the future! Do you plan on allowing joypad functionality? I certainly hope it's not mouse based, given that it's a platformer. Regardless, this one looks real interesting and I look forward to seeing it progress. Good luck with it guys!
You are absolutely right, i have lost all my pictures in a hdd problem once. Now with 25gb dropbox, i put everything in there, edit them in dropbox too so if i have done anything wrong, i can restore the previous version Why need backing up every two weeks when you can backup right after you changed it
Spoiler contains a relatively large gif file, dont open if you have a bad internet connection :3
Just a little example of a planned feature, paint blocks, which only activate when Monokid has collected Paint from Paint brushes (and eventually buckets). You then use Paint to kill enemies, solve puzzles, etc.
I also remade Monokid's sprite, as it was too large and this version will be easier to animate :3
I realise that jump can't be made, and Monokid's spazzing eye has been fixed. Oh, I've not made the HUD yet, and that background is a placeholder. Okay I'm sorry, enough excuses fineprint, lol.
Thanks for everyone who's voted for Monokid in the Spotlight, it means so much you guys <3
A quick video to show the progress I've made so far. Not much, but I'm personally quite proud :3
An idea I have for this is that all levels start off black and white, and gradually get more colourful as you gain more paint, or maybe as you get further in the levels, but I'm not sure how distracting a mechanic this will be. So, what do you guys think is the best plan of action? Do you think it'd be a good idea. I'll edit this post with a few mockups of how the screens would look.
Here's a proof of concept of the black and white idea. This image is animated, but it has a bit of a delay so as to not bombard you with colours :3
Thanks so much guys, by the way, for voting for Monokid in the Spotlight of the Month. It means so much to see your support! <3