Horace and the Scissors

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Horace and the Scissors

Post by R-Tape » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:19 pm

Since our world was rocked by the revelation that Horace's 'appendage' is not an arm, but a rat-tail of hair, I started playing with some ideas in AGD.

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Here's a snapshot just to get an idea of what I had in mind. It's using the adventure specialisation, so I could try out the DIG command, but I was thinking of a regular platform game.

It may never get finished, but it could be fun to brainstorm ideas. If anyone has suggestions for screens, wants to contribute graphics, music, anything (for example the sprite could be better) please chip in here.
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Re: Horace and the Scissors

Post by RMartins » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:56 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:19 pm
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It may never get finished, but it could be fun to brainstorm ideas. If anyone has suggestions for screens, wants to contribute graphics, music, anything (for example the sprite could be better) please chip in here.
For someone to help you out on the graphics, you should define what is your target : sprite dimensions, number of frames for each animation, etc...
Looks like 16x16, but number of frames, I'm not sure, maybe 4 ?

How many animations ?
Walk/Jump and idle ?

Having this defined, will help anyone available to participate.

I never liked the Horace look, always looked weird to me. And it wasn't only the arm versus hair thing :D
Having said that, I'm not the right person, to take a stab at it, unfortunately.

Anyway, the scissors look great 8-)
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Re: Horace and the Scissors

Post by R-Tape » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:26 pm

RMartins wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Looks like 16x16, but number of frames, I'm not sure, maybe 4 ?

How many animations ?
Walk/Jump and idle ?
Yep 16 x 16 sprites, preferably 4 frames or less (can be more if absolutely necessary). I think it needs ideas and scenery most. I think my Horace sprite is wonky but useable, but if anyone can improve on it please have a go (yep walk, jump & idle, but the rat-tail needs to be clear).
Anyway, the scissors look great 8-)
Cheers! I like when it jumps from frame 4 back to frame 1, it's an abrupt 'snap'. I think it looks much better than a gradual closing, and it's nice when these happy accidents work in your favour!
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Re: Horace and the Scissors

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:45 pm

The Urban Dictionary shows a proper definition of rattail:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define. ... RAT%20TAIL

'These people are often responsible for bright lighting on-goers with their lawn tractor in the middle of the night.'

' often spotted on young ratty looking children whose parents don't know any better than to get them a decent haircut
That redneck over there has a nasty rat tail.'


So I come to the conclusion that Horace is a REDNECK!

So the screens must be full of tractors, Alabama State flags and banjos. He drives an old truck and loves eating squirrels. His dad is in preventive detention and he frequent the local KKK youth center.

Things has changed a lot since that facebook post...
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Re: Horace and the Scissors

Post by R-Tape » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:56 pm

Hehe. Other terrible haircuts could be involved somehow, like the mullet, also known as a 'Canadian passport' or 'Kentucky waterfall'.
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Re: Horace and the Scissors

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:03 pm

We are entering a dark and dangerous universe...
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Re: Horace and the Scissors

Post by hikoki » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:49 pm

I guess the animation when the hero gets caught by the scissors will be funny.
The walking makes him look like an animal, a chicken or a lizard. The true humanesque Horace walks on stilts or high heels.
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Re: Horace and the Scissors

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:18 pm

Eh, Dave! You new project is in El Mundo del Spectrum, the main spanish Spectrum blog/podcast: (regarding the infamous last weekend affair)

http://www.elmundodelspectrum.com/conte ... enzado
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Re: Horace and the Scissors

Post by R-Tape » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:58 pm

hikoki wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:49 pm
I guess the animation when the hero gets caught by the scissors will be funny.
Good thinking. Maybe something like Miner Willy and the crushing boot, but a 'snip snip' in this case.

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:18 pm
Eh, Dave! You new project is in El Mundo del Spectrum, the main spanish Spectrum blog/podcast: (regarding the infamous last weekend affair)

http://www.elmundodelspectrum.com/conte ... enzado
Heh. Brill. We'd better make it now...
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Re: Horace and the Scissors

Post by Spud » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:42 pm

If this thing gets made will it get its own custom built engine, or will you stick with AGD?
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