This past weekend we were at our biggest culture/gaming convention our area has almost breaking 10k visitors. With us we had some screenshots of the new area we had been working on we were calling the Plains area. After sitting in on some gaming and voice acting panels we've been motivated to do a lot recently and have also decided to release the images we had with us at the convention. Attached are the first 5 levels of the plains area. Unlike the training temple area, the plains is an outdoors area with a repeating cloud pattern, and different combinations of repeating grass. This was achieved using a paint.net file that is originally 64x64 to create pixel art, then upscaled to 1080x1080 to fit an hd screen. They are designed tile like so that we can use as many as we want wherever we want and they fit together seamlessly. Instead of a door we have paths where this no grass as entrance/exit areas. As a new simple obstacle we have boulders that you must jump over, foes are designed to automatically jump over a boulder when they are running and get close enough. Theses obstacles make you have to take to jumping and may change your attack plans when a foe is closing in. You will notice a deep mud pit that slows player/foes that are standing in it by an equal amount (faster foes will be slowed the same amount, but still faster than you). This can hurt you when trying to get away, and will also make you want to jump and dash while in the air to avoid. Combining the boulder and mud can add unique environments when fighting foes. The foes in this area are still wolves but with different fur color. They are not guaranteed to drop health like the good ones in training room, and stats are changed slightly to be more active just a bit. Please ignore any grid lines or other icons as the screenshots were taken in the unity editor in order to show the whole layout of the level as they get increasingly longer, and more diverse.
We hope you like what you see, we've been working hard on the rest of this first area where you have no powers yet and are even prototyping the first kinda boss level. Be sure to follow to keep updated with the game and look for it at https://gamejolt.com/dashboard/games/250527 and https://gunnergamingstudio.itch.io/crystal-dissention.
Thanks for support,
Gunner Gaming Studio Team