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Hi + A Few Questions

jcetheredgejcetheredge Posts: 2Member
edited June 2012 in Introductions
Hi there. I'm am illustrator and designer (JCEtheredge.com) who's always been heavily influenced by 2D games. IMO, the high point of gaming was the early 90's which gave us Street Fighter 2 and all its spawns, the beautiful Konami side-scrolling beat-em-ups, and the mascot platformers like Megaman and Sonic.

I'd love to foray my art sense and game adulation into the mobile app market but think I may have ideas that are too big for the GameSalad software.

I have art for a character creation game with thousands of possible combinations including body, hair, skin, etc. This may seem like a dumb question and I feel like I may already know the answer but Is it ridiculous to think that this idea of... character customization... can be applied to a platformer or side-scroller? I'd think it'd be next to impossible or else we would have seen it on consoles by now, right? Or is GameSalad the long-awaited key to implementing something like this?

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  • JustMe74JustMe74 Posts: 542Member, PRO
    Accepted Answer
    You could implement this in anything. It's not a tool issue.
    If I were doing this in GS, I would actually make each component of the character's body that is customizable a separate actor and use the change image behavior on it -- then "attach" them using constrain to the x/y values of the main actor (the body).

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  • jcetheredgejcetheredge Posts: 2Member
    I see. Thanks a ton for that advice! You've opened up a whole new world to me! I feel like I have a lot of work ahead of me, but it's good to know that I don't necessarily have to modify my original idea.

    I know it's going to be a ton of work-- but I'm looking forward to it! Thanks again.
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