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Cart #31956 | 2016-10-28 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

An homage to the classic Bonnie Tyler song Total Eclipse of the Heart, and its goofy, gonzo, drama-rama music video.

Now very slightly interactive: press x to...turn aroooooooound.

Other than that, just the music looping and a few thematic animations I hacked together. The arrangement is a rough -- there's a bunch of expression tweaking especially in the first half I haven't bothered with, and it has room for another channel worth of instrumentation on most patterns -- but I've already spent more time on it today than I had meant to, so I'm gonna stop here and share.

P#31855 2016-10-26 17:43 ( Edited 2016-11-04 14:39)

Honestly, add the ability to turn around and it will be a finished cart!

P#31871 2016-10-26 21:28 ( Edited 2016-10-27 01:28)

Beautiful :') Surprisingly long song, too! Let me move the character from center stage by a few pixels and that'll give us something to do while we listen to the rendition (because it's worth listening to)

P#31875 2016-10-26 22:12 ( Edited 2016-10-27 02:12)

I was going to also say I kept wanting a QTE to turn around

P#31881 2016-10-26 22:52 ( Edited 2016-10-27 02:52)

Y'all are so right about the turning around thing; I've updated to include it. No QTE prompts, just free form turning-around, which feels more in line with the dreamy free-spiritedness of Bonnie's video.

If I have it in me to do an actual walking animation for her, it might get more interactive still, but 2*4 sprites eat up a whole lot of sprite sheet quick so we'll see.

P#31957 2016-10-28 10:12 ( Edited 2016-10-28 14:12)

Now, I love it even more than before!

I don't really need walking, but if you want to cheat, you can always enlarge the sprite to not show the legs (make it kinda 3/4 shot) . Then just move it up and down a little when "walking."

You can also use that with some procedural generation (and maybe few more random sprites) to make a dreamlike environment in which to walk and turn around.

P#31963 2016-10-28 14:27 ( Edited 2016-10-28 18:27)

Yeah, Level27Geek, I'd say that, whatever the particulars of implementation end up being, that's where I'd like to go with it if I put more work into it. Just a dreamy, randomly-generated wander through the odd maze of the music video's school. Take it from static looping tableaux to something more along the lines of a Flying Toasters screensaver, ballad style.

P#31965 2016-10-28 15:24 ( Edited 2016-10-28 19:24)

How about adding a score bar? The more in sync you turn around, the more you get points.

Seriously, this is a great cart :)

P#31998 2016-10-29 05:14 ( Edited 2016-10-29 09:14)


P#32011 2016-10-29 10:07 ( Edited 2016-10-29 14:07)

Love it! I want more... 80's music video demake jam?!

P#32199 2016-11-04 10:39 ( Edited 2016-11-04 14:39)

Good one... got here from Garkov, which I got to from Avant-Garfield

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