[Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island

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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2023, 11:26:49 »
New screen's looking lovely, just like the earlier ones. Also, I just finished Emma Fell Down a Well yesterday night (it took me ridiculously long because apparently I don't know how to find my way around in KS levels anymore; I honestly don't think it was the level design's fault, I think something in my brain is a little broken/too old now. I'm getting lost in every moderately large level.) and it's a great level, some reallllly nicely designed screens there.

Also glad to hear you're doing better!

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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2023, 21:31:08 »
Thank you  :)

@hmpf: Thank you for playing! Glad you enjoyed it  C)
Emma fell down a well - Enviromental KS level inspired by Salmoneous/Elder
Level in the works: Whitebow Island

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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2023, 22:00:35 »
Sunday update!

Since last update: 9 screens
Current screencount: 110/290 -- 37.9% (+3.1%)

Quite happy to have maintained a reasonable progress despite vacation being over. I've been working only on the red area from last weeks screenshot, so I'm attaching a screenshot from another section I haven't shared before.
Emma fell down a well - Enviromental KS level inspired by Salmoneous/Elder
Level in the works: Whitebow Island

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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2023, 00:20:09 »
Gorgeous!!!

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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2023, 22:27:32 »
Your screens are truly beautiful!
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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2023, 01:47:33 »
The screenshots remind me of my unfinished level Thee Fault.
Part of the description checks out, somehow: "I started this level about 4 months ago", "I'm about 100 screens in."
That's a crazy coincidence. :O

In Thee Fault, I try to "pretend I'm Nifflas" to use his tilesets in the most "expected" way possible.

I like the fact Whitebow Island is the exact opposite:
You experiment with Nifflas' tilesets and use them in original and unexpected ways :)
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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2023, 20:41:43 »
Thank you ^^

@Lit Knob: That is quite a coincidence! Sounds like fun, best of luck with it :)
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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2023, 21:35:06 »
Sunday update!

Since last update: 8 screens
Current screencount: 118/290 -- 40.7% (+2.8%)

Starting to get a bit uninspired and tired of the areas I'm working on. This has happened a few times before, the way to fix it for me is to solve a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and then return with new eyes. So I might do that next week (then no update), though I do feel some inspiration to expand the first "dungeon" (only 4 screens right now). I'm attaching a screenshot of it, and I really like how that particular screen ended up.
Thank you all again for the encouragement by the way, I feel like I've made great progress these weeks whereas I usually take these breaks more often. It's quite motivating to know that I'm making the level for someone other than just myself :)
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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2023, 01:50:35 »
Screen looks great! You're doing an amazing job with the default tilesets. :D

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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2023, 21:49:03 »
Sunday update!

Since last update: 3 screens
Current screencount: 121/290 -- 41.7% (+1%)

That was one rough jigsaw puzzle...
I got back to the level this weekend and managed to finish off the first pass of the blue area (2nd screenshot) which I'm really happy with. The final two screens there were tricky to design and I had held off on them for a while. I'll attach a screenshot of the exit of the first pass of that area which is a screen I was quite pleased with.
Hopefully I can get back to the progress I was making before in the coming weeks.
Emma fell down a well - Enviromental KS level inspired by Salmoneous/Elder
Level in the works: Whitebow Island

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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2023, 01:21:34 »
Really appreciating that screen, as a connoisseur of area transitions. ;-)

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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2023, 21:51:18 »
Thanks again Purple Ink and Hmpf for your kind words C)

Sunday update!

Don't have a screenshot prepared and lost count of the screens (will do a recount at some point) so didn't think I'd post anything today.
But I just finished the last surface screen!!  C)p C)p C)p
Of course, most of the level is underground, but I'm still super happy as I've always struggled with surface screens so having that behind me is SO nice.

 8D  WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  8D
Emma fell down a well - Enviromental KS level inspired by Salmoneous/Elder
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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2023, 13:35:17 »
Aren't they almost the same as underground screens except there is no ground above them ?   :P2

It's great to hear that you are working on it, even without new screenshots.

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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2023, 20:56:27 »
I suppose that is technically the case, but it's often so one-dimensional that I don't know what to do with it :P
I get way more inspired when I know what's above and below the player, and I never quite seem to be satisfied when there's very little going on laterally.
Emma fell down a well - Enviromental KS level inspired by Salmoneous/Elder
Level in the works: Whitebow Island

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Re: [Challenge][Normal][KS] Whitebow Island
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2023, 22:28:55 »
Sunday update!

Still haven't counted the screens, will update on that soon.

In this level there is a mechanic featuring the detector where once you get the detector it activates "portals" on the island. When you enter the portals you go to an alternate version of the world where new paths will open up.
The detector is tied into this in that you need to follow its light to stay in this alternate world and not pop back into normal reality, so its a continuation of the idea from "Emma fell down a well".
I just completed one of these alternate paths and I think it's pretty cool.
Attaching screenshot of the same screen in the normal world and the alternate world
Emma fell down a well - Enviromental KS level inspired by Salmoneous/Elder
Level in the works: Whitebow Island