[Small][Misc][Easy/Normal][KS+] Two short levels

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Re: [Small][Misc][Easy/Normal][KS+] Two short levels
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2023, 16:24:10 »
Very nice level and not kitshy at all ;-) Knytt stories needs more underwater levels

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Re: [Small][Misc][Easy/Normal][KS+] Two short levels
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2023, 12:18:32 »
Ok! So, I've now played both, and I enjoy Where the Red Plants Grow a lot, too! I've always liked that tileset - it may not offer much variety of *types* of plants, but I always enjoy it when a tileset has a great variety of *one* type of plant, too. After all, it's not unusual to find places in nature that are dominated by one type of plant; yet no two plants are ever totally alike. And aesthetically, it's much easier to make something visually interesting when you have more than one configuration of an element available. But I digress into praising the tileset instead of the level...

So, I think the tileset was used very well here, both the choice of making the ground/walls consist of lots of separate blocks and the placement of plants, and I especially appreciated the underwater plants. (HOW??? The water object seems to be the default one, so it shouldn't be transparent..?! What am I missing?)

I also really like the use of the Nurykabe bridges tileset, which offers so many interesting possibilities.

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Re: [Small][Misc][Easy/Normal][KS+] Two short levels
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2023, 20:54:20 »
So, I think the tileset was used very well here, both the choice of making the ground/walls consist of lots of separate blocks and the placement of plants, and I especially appreciated the underwater plants. (HOW??? The water object seems to be the default one, so it shouldn't be transparent..?! What am I missing?)

It's because of the overlay function in KS+, I put the plants on layer 2 and water on layer 4, enable overlay and voila - plants underwater. I use this function quite liberally in my upcoming KS+ level and emulate it in my also upcoming KSEx level because water without underwater stuff now looks so boring to me. Be careful though because it makes objects on layer 7 literally untouchable.

Also I'm really glad you like both of these two levels.

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Re: [Small][Misc][Easy/Normal][KS+] Two short levels
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2023, 21:01:37 »
So, I think the tileset was used very well here, both the choice of making the ground/walls consist of lots of separate blocks and the placement of plants, and I especially appreciated the underwater plants. (HOW??? The water object seems to be the default one, so it shouldn't be transparent..?! What am I missing?)

It's because of the overlay function in KS+, I put the plants on layer 2 and water on layer 4, enable overlay and voila - plants underwater. I use this function quite liberally in my upcoming KS+ level

Seems like that is one KS+ function I urgently need to learn about...


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and emulate it in my also upcoming KSEx

K...Sex? o.O

(I'm sorry, that was the part of my brain that is eternally 13 years old. But also, I really don't know what that means. Anyway, probably more of a convo for the Discord. :D)


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level because water without underwater stuff now looks so boring to me. Be careful though because it makes objects on layer 7 literally untouchable.

Also I'm really glad you like both of these two levels.

It's great to come back to so much great stuff!

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Re: [Small][Misc][Easy/Normal][KS+] Two short levels
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2023, 21:21:39 »

K...Sex? o.O

(I'm sorry, that was the part of my brain that is eternally 13 years old. But also, I really don't know what that means. Anyway, probably more of a convo for the Discord. :D)


Sorry, it's the other KS mod by GrayFace.