As a beginner who is curious about making video games, I have some questions about video game characters and how to make them:
First of all, it appears to me that most of the video games star humans, not cats like my "dream" (haha) video game would. And no, not those anthropomorphic cats, but, well, cats that look like real cats and do what cats do. I have no idea, frankly, how I would accomplish a game with animals and not humans, considering that most of the help out there is for human characters. Would I just have to animate the whole thing, or... what???
Also, I am curious about how I can use this game that I already know to my benefit. It is called petz 5, and is kind of old. Google it and check it out on Wikipedia. The thing is that maybe these almost cartoon-y looking creatures wouldn't be good for a hard-core kind of fighting game that needs the most realistic cats, but they move like real cats and have the variation in appearance from body structure to color and texture that I would like to achieve. Does anyone know enough about these kinds of games to give me any information about the coding of those and how I can use a similar "ball and line" structure to create somewhat realistic characters that can move somewhat realistically for my game?
Thanks, if anyone can help at all. I know my second question is a little bit of a stretch and this may not be the best place to ask this question, but thanks anyway...