WIP: The Megalodon

Steve

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I don't typically tend to share drafts of what Dan and I are working on, but Dan's first draft of a Megalodon design has blown me away and I figured you guys might like a preview:




(Down and dirty paste-job)

The Megalodon will serve as an optional superboss during Ship Battle #2, and will be the first of several superboss projects that will of course be released for free use for everybody.
 
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Very intimidating i can already see him being a very difficult boss i always thought ship battle's should be harder.
 
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Will the megalodon go on the ship like the shellfish do? Or is there a way for it to stay in the water?
 

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I suspect he was only using a screenshot of the game then placed the megalodon on top its a simple way to show what he would look like in game without all the hassle.
 

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Will the megalodon go on the ship like the shellfish do? Or is there a way for it to stay in the water?
My plan is to have the fella patrol the waters in the far corner of the map, as if to show that he's not really allied with Runefaust or the random enemies, but just going about his business and if the player wants to earn some prestige swag, then they're free to send some Birdmen or air units over there to aggro it and 'awaken it'.

I'm not 100% if this is actually possible, so I've also considered allowing the Megalodon to parole much closer to the ship and give it an attack reach of two spaces or so, in order to prevent any possible knight/archer/spellcaster trolling for an easy kill.

I suspect he was only using a screenshot of the game then placed the megalodon on top its a simple way to show what he would look like in game without all the hassle.
Exactly - didn't have the time to import him into the game, boot up RetroArch and track down a relevent savestave, so I thought I'd ghetto-shop it. What - doesn't it look like an in-game screenshot? :p

hes huge lol. why is the shellfish behind the megalodon?
Well, I'd rather be behind the Megalodon than behind Ken, right? ;)

Edit: Dan emailed me the updated Idle 1 and Attack frames earlier today, just waiting on the Idle 2 frame and I'll get them posted.
 

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Why does it look like a shark?

Edit: Nevermind. Saw it called a shellfish and that threw me off. Great new enemy idea though. Would love to see it as the boss of the second sea battle.
 
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This is using animation 0, perhaps if i used a custom animation, i could move the shark more to the left... so it's not cut off. At the moment i put that black outline on the bottom left corner of the sprite


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Thank you for posting the screenshots! I hadn't yet gotten around to testing the fella in-game. But... wow... Dan really nailed the design IMO.

I see what you mean about the Meg's positioning. I imagine that if he's given Dark Dragon's positioning co-ordinates he should appear okay?

Edit: Huh, so... I can't see the option to re-position enemy battle sprites in the Animation Editor. Am I going mad or this just not possible? Does this mean that Dark Dragon's co-ords are hard coded?
 
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