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Glimpse of the 2

September 26th, 01:05 PM
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Toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
So, I know that I'm probably bugging everyone with this, but I also remember one old thread here that I can't find. In that ancient and forgotten, never to be spoken of again thread, Seth mentioned that the game graphics and story for Dink 2 are completed, and the only thing left to do is to connect all that. I was wondering if we can get a glimpse of 'new' Dink, or some info on the sequel generally. Was it planned to be in another engine? Easy to mod? etc...

I know the sequel will probably come out the day after the Necromancer dmod arrives, and it's probably time wasting to finish it (money-wise), so why just not share some of its content with the Dink squad
September 26th, 04:09 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
how about make it instead since seth is rich.

(though even if he wasn't, make it anyways)
September 29th, 05:17 AM
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Seth
Peasant Male Japan
 
Well, I have a basic design doc but that's about it. It's not even particularly detailed. Aside from a couple of mock-ups and sketches Justin did there definitely isn't any completed artwork for it.

As dmod makers you know how hard it is to get something done even with an engine and mostly existing graphics you can re-use.

Starting from scratch is.. daunting. I think a Dink 2 would require a 100% new engine (3d engine in Unity or something probably) and graphics to meet expectations. So in the end, we're talking about years of work for an entire team to "do it right".
September 29th, 08:27 AM
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LeProChaUn
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
I've been working a lot in Unity lately. I'd definitely be down to help with that if you decide it's something you want to do.

Do you still have the design doc for the first Dink? I'd love to see that.
September 29th, 09:15 AM
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liquid141
Peasant steam
Sons of liberty 
wow thats amazing i did not know that, hmm a new game engine...
September 29th, 11:53 AM
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Toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
would require a 100% new engine

Hmm, I understood (from that ancient post) that the engine, graphics, and story were completed, just needed to be stitched together. But what you say really is a lot of work for something that is not on your mind as a priority at the moment.

Thx for replying.
September 29th, 02:25 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
show us the document so we can sell it on the black market for millions
September 29th, 02:56 PM
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KrisKnox
Peasant Male United States steam
The site's resident Therian (Dire Wolf, Dragon) 
Yeah, 3D isn't easy, 2D is much much easier, and if you're good enough, you can attract a lot of gamers who are nostalgic for it.
September 30th, 01:55 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
then how about dink 2, 2d, but much
bigger. Talking bout Bethesda scale world. Character customization, updated engine and sprites AND sound. Straight up AAA title
October 1st, 03:57 PM
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toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
Talking bout Bethesda scale world
Who is gonna sketch all that hardness?
October 2nd, 12:51 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
Well Im pretty sure you'd place the hardness as you build the world.
October 2nd, 05:48 AM
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liquid141
Peasant steam
Sons of liberty 
i thought if dink hd was fine tuned enough it could expanded with more feature to go for a sequel.
Today graphics is not important in game , its the gameplay have a look at cuphead , a massive sucess yet it uses old style movie graphics
October 2nd, 10:39 AM
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KrisKnox
Peasant Male United States steam
The site's resident Therian (Dire Wolf, Dragon) 
It's not that graphics are a non-issue, it's the aesthetic it invokes. Sure, you can have a game with shitty graphics, but if it's not stylistic suck, then people will hate it. Similarly, a lot of games that are well liked despite having pixel graphics are liked because these graphics have a unified aesthetic. First impressions can make or beak a game, and if your game just looks irredeemably bad, then no matter how good of music you have, or how well-written your storyline is, people won't buy it, let alone play it.
October 2nd, 10:42 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
pixel graphics

ahem
October 2nd, 10:57 AM
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liquid141
Peasant steam
Sons of liberty 
what is wrong with the dink smallwood aesthetic ? i loved it it is one of the reasons why i still play it and some of the dmods here you can see how they have pushed a lot of different techniques.

i loved some of the recent dmods from brassweasel tons of new graphics
October 2nd, 12:43 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
Lack of customization is my biggest issue with the game
October 2nd, 05:54 PM
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Toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
Lack of customization? If you mean the graphics, check out MS Dink's dmods. Crazy...
October 3rd, 12:07 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
No, like character customization