Why are all indie games so bad looking? - Page 4 - Adventure Forums
You are viewing an archived version of the site which is no longer maintained.
Go to the current live site or the Adventure Gamers forums
Adventure Gamers

Home Adventure Forums Gaming AG Underground - Freeware Adventures Why are all indie games so bad looking?


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-20-2004, 01:20 PM   #61
Under pressure.
 
Erwin_Br's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Posts: 3,773
Default

*cough*

Hehe, just kidding

--Erwin
__________________
> Learn more about my forthcoming point & click adventure: Bad Timing!
> Or... Visit Adventure Developers: Everything about developing adventure games.
Erwin_Br is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 03:23 PM   #62
8-Bit Spritemasterô
 
Sky Warrior Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Hero, VT: USA
Posts: 387
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ConcreteRancor
That's anti-aliasing, and although it can be effectively used to smooth out some uneven artwork, it does nothing to help artwork that is unattractive in the first place.
You sure about that? I'm talking about the supereagle graphics mode. I've also seen something similar done for old Sierra titles, like Kings Quest 1 but I've yet to get around to trying those ScummVM-like engines.

And like I said, most Indie stuff isn't that ugly to me, but it is a little more sprite based than what today's gamer is used to. Heck, with supereagle engaged, even The Secret to Monkey Island almost looks cartoony. A lot of the indie titles could really improve their graphics if they only could impliment this one feature.

Sky Warrior Bob
__________________
Because breakdancing is evil, and so is the Black Mage,
you will click on this link:
Sky Warrior Bob is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 06:17 PM   #63
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5
Default

Have to say the hidden sun game in production looks very nice. I will have to watch for updates on when this game comes out. If the story is as good as the graphics then I would pay money to play it.

I have not played any of the independant games out but if Darkfall was one of those then I really liked it and may have to look at some more of these games.
Trevail is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 07:26 PM   #64
No justice. Only me.
 
ConcreteRancor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 1,370
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sky Warrior Bob
You sure about that? I'm talking about the supereagle graphics mode. I've also seen something similar done for old Sierra titles, like Kings Quest 1 but I've yet to get around to trying those ScummVM-like engines.
Hmm... haven't even heard about that. I'll let you have the benefit of a doubt, though, and assume you're right.
__________________
Fabricati Diem, Pvnc
Currently playing: Shadow of the Colossus, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, Guitar Hero
ConcreteRancor is offline  
Old 08-11-2004, 01:04 AM   #65
Doctor Watson
 
Wormsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Catacombs
Posts: 4,736
Default

Can you update us on Langhorne, Kingz?
__________________
Don't worry, I'm a doctor.
Wormsie is offline  
Old 08-11-2004, 07:24 AM   #66
Tactlessly understated
 
Kingzjester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Niceshire
Posts: 2,045
Send a message via AIM to Kingzjester
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deadworm222
Can you update us on Langhorne, Kingz?
Kingzjester is offline  
Old 08-11-2004, 11:21 AM   #67
Under pressure.
 
Erwin_Br's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Posts: 3,773
Default

That looks interesting! Reminds me a bit of the DIG.

I'm still moaning the loss of the udderless cow, though

--Erwin
__________________
> Learn more about my forthcoming point & click adventure: Bad Timing!
> Or... Visit Adventure Developers: Everything about developing adventure games.
Erwin_Br is offline  
Old 08-11-2004, 12:32 PM   #68
Member
 
g2-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 52
Send a message via ICQ to g2-man
Default

That's purty! Really great style. Just figured out what it was reminding me of, an artist by the name of Matt Rhodes, who has a somewhat similar style.
__________________
"As for any inner meaning or message, it has in the intention of the author none."
- J.R.R. Tolkien
g2-man is offline  
Old 08-11-2004, 11:15 PM   #69
Doctor Watson
 
Wormsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Catacombs
Posts: 4,736
Default

Thanks for the update. Those look like flesh-eating plants in a cave. Interesting and mysterious.

I suppose that's the "underground" part of the title.

Spoiler:
The Dig is crap!
__________________
Don't worry, I'm a doctor.
Wormsie is offline  
Old 08-11-2004, 11:22 PM   #70
Under pressure.
 
Erwin_Br's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Posts: 3,773
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deadworm222

Spoiler:
The Dig is crap!
Spoiler:
You suck!


--Erwin
__________________
> Learn more about my forthcoming point & click adventure: Bad Timing!
> Or... Visit Adventure Developers: Everything about developing adventure games.
Erwin_Br is offline  
Old 08-12-2004, 01:22 PM   #71
AGA
AdventureGameAficionado
 
AGA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 1,968
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deadworm222
Thanks for the update. Those look like flesh-eating plants in a cave. Interesting and mysterious.

I suppose that's the "underground" part of the title.

Spoiler:
The Dig is crap!
Correct! Now tell me you hate Loom and we'll be friends for life.
__________________
Berian Williams - [SIZE=1]Visit agagames.com for free adventure games!
AGA is offline  
Old 08-12-2004, 03:52 PM   #72
Tactlessly understated
 
Kingzjester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Niceshire
Posts: 2,045
Send a message via AIM to Kingzjester
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by g2-man
That's purty! Really great style. Just figured out what it was reminding me of, an artist by the name of Matt Rhodes, who has a somewhat similar style.
Funny you should mention him: while I was scouting the web for some source material on how to create glowing auras for something in another room, I stumbled upon his website.
Kingzjester is offline  
Old 08-12-2004, 04:54 PM   #73
Member
 
g2-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 52
Send a message via ICQ to g2-man
Default

*grins* Small world, or at least the internet makes it seem that way.

I've been following his work for several years now. The sort of style that you have in your pictures and that he has is probably my favourite, and I am very jealous of your talent. :-P
__________________
"As for any inner meaning or message, it has in the intention of the author none."
- J.R.R. Tolkien
g2-man is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 12:31 AM   #74
Doctor Watson
 
Wormsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Catacombs
Posts: 4,736
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AGA
Correct! Now tell me you hate Loom and we'll be friends for life.
Loom was the first adventure game I played. It wasn't very good. Hilarious, rather...
__________________
Don't worry, I'm a doctor.
Wormsie is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 01:07 AM   #75
Under pressure.
 
Erwin_Br's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Posts: 3,773
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deadworm222
Loom was the first adventure game I played. It wasn't very good. Hilarious, rather...
Okay, so you don't like the Dig and you don't like Loom? Please don't tell me you like Myst... Please?

--Erwin
__________________
> Learn more about my forthcoming point & click adventure: Bad Timing!
> Or... Visit Adventure Developers: Everything about developing adventure games.
Erwin_Br is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 01:25 AM   #76
Doctor Watson
 
Wormsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Catacombs
Posts: 4,736
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erwin_Br
Okay, so you don't like the Dig and you don't like Loom? Please don't tell me you like Myst... Please?
Myst is the crappiest game ever made.

And I've never even played it.

Spoiler:
Loom wasn't that bad.
__________________
Don't worry, I'm a doctor.
Wormsie is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 04:32 AM   #77
Bobyboy
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: The World
Posts: 28
Send a message via MSN to Bobyboy
Default

Well , im an artist and on the 20th of august im returning home to england and i will start again on my work , if anyone who is making an advenure game on any basis i will be glad to do work for free, as i am youn (just 17) but i can produce quality as seen in broken sword games and higher
Bobyboy is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 04:39 AM   #78
Dismembered
 
Esseb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: No Way
Posts: 82
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erwin_Br
Okay, so you don't like the Dig and you don't like Loom? Please don't tell me you like Myst... Please?
AGA liking something? That would be a first.
__________________
[email protected] - Remove pants to send me a mail.
Esseb is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 04:45 AM   #79
Dread Pirate
 
chapter11studios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 452
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobyboy
Well , im an artist and on the 20th of august im returning home to england and i will start again on my work , if anyone who is making an advenure game on any basis i will be glad to do work for free, as i am youn (just 17) but i can produce quality as seen in broken sword games and higher
Bobyboy, check your e-mail. Let's talk about working together.
__________________
Josh Roberts
Project Coordinator
Rise of the Hidden Sun
chapter11studios is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 05:28 AM   #80
Doctor Watson
 
Wormsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Catacombs
Posts: 4,736
Default

Now that chapter11studios got him, the rest of us don't have a chance. They've got benefits you don't even know could possibly exist.
__________________
Don't worry, I'm a doctor.
Wormsie is offline  
 



Thread Tools

 


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.