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Blocky Action News 4 at 6

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"Game Over" screen:


I thought of this in the morning and just had to try it out. The newscaster for "Blocky Action News 4" says a line having to do with the death of Blocky Man, and then saying something else unrelated. Right now it chooses from 3 different lines, but in the finished one it will probably be about ten. It really isn't anything special, but I thought it was better than just doing a rather plain "Game Over" screen. Plus I think it's pretty funny, and that's always a bonus.

Of course, it would be better if I could get a microphone and record the lines myself[lol]
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[grin]

One suggestion though: When the guy appears, don't just show the text at once, but have the lines or words appear one by one until the entire speech bubble(block?) is filled. It would create a better illusion of someone talking. You might be already doing this though, I can't tell from the shot.

Oh, and no, kittens are not innocent. Not the ones I know, anyway. [smile]

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I do so love random flavour text. Maybe you should make his head bob up and down while he talks?

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I was thinking of having a animated mouth on him combined with the text that appears gradually. Either way, it should turn out to look pretty good.

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Love it. Fantastic idea. Not to encourage feature creep, but I reckon the TV guy should appear between levels as well to make the "news" sort of provide a back story to the whole game.

I agree you should definately get a microphone and record the lines. I think speeding up or slowing down the results is a good and simple way to make your own (I hope) normal voice sound suitabley comical for a game.

Haven't caught your journal for a while and I'm really pleased to see that Blocky Man is still going strong.

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Thanks!

My current plan is to have hand drawn cutscenes between each level, that will go by in a slide show format. If I happen to get a microphone, I'll probably record the lines for the cutscenes too.

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If you're making the news guy introduce each level, I want at least one ambush interview with a major politician about why things seem to be going south in the War on Radians.

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"Mr. President, many are criticizing your war strategy, claiming you only rely on Blocky Man to save the day. Your response?"

"I would say that...um...er...such critics are...um...lowering the, uh, morale of...er, Blocky Man. We have to support victory...er...by which I mean me. Criticism will only embolden the...uh...Round enemies."

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"Are you questioning the patriotism of Blocky Man? I think you're playing politics with Blocky Man's life. It's off to Parallelogitmo with you!"

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