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Hellooo everyone!

 

I'm going to be posting screenshots, gifs, and other fun tidbits from our new project in this here thread. I know some of you might be interested in game design, so I'll also post some details about our process. 

 

Please note that everything I'm going to post is very much a work-in-progress. That means stuff is not in it's final form and may look different when we launch. 

 

The brainstorming phase

-brainstorm a theme that we like to make the whole world have a sense of consistency and depth

-we researched a ton of real life examples to draw from, like funky playgrounds, interesting geometric shapes, and cool architecture

-illustrate examples of common objects, like chairs, benches, lightposts, houses, etc that fit the theme

-bring the illustrations to a big meeting with the team, discuss what we like and don't like about them 

-repeat this process a bunch of times until we settle on designs we like and solidify the theme we're going for

 

The 2D illustration phase

-illustrate locations, such as a shop, a library, or a town, using the style and designs we'd brainstormed

-bring them to a meeting and have a discussion about it, decide what we like and don't like

-repeat THAT a bunch of times

 

The 3D modeling phase

-3D model the locations we're happy about

-Have a meeting and decide if we like how the 2D illustration translated into a 3D model, because often it will look different than we imagined once it's in full 3D

-Repeat that and tweak areas that we aren't happy with

 

The coloring phase

-Way back in the brainstorming phase we came up with a color palette we liked, so we now take the 3D models and color them using that palette 

-What a surprise: have another meeting showing off examples of the colored models and decide if the colors work or not, we color each model in a variety of ways so we can decide what we like best

 

That's a bit about our design process!

 

-Becky B

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Brrr-cky B : admin

This is an example of how areas are designed in chunks. On one hand we have this giant tree that we've already colored and are happy with. On the other hand we have a dance floor that we haven't decided on the perfect colors for yet. The whole world has to tie together cohesively, but we also want each different little area to have a unique feel. It's a challenge sometimes to balance that!

 

hb_discodiscotime

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i like turtles

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SAMB: spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344060

 

39 Clues: doublecross.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344061

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Neato! First *wears a Becky's number one fan hat*

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Milo

LGBTQ

TRANS supporter 

Pronouns?/ don't care

 

I'm either on your side or you're a mile away

 

So tired of this stagnant place that I've been living in

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ponyspicy6

*sits down and starts trying to figure out what the project is* My current guess is that it is a city were formers can chat with each other

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☯she/her/weirdo☯

☯Anime\Manga\Book obsessed

☯"Now don't you understand...I'm never changing who I am.."-Imagine Dragons☯

☯Goddess of winter, nature, and art☯

Remember the lost☯

☯LGBTQ+ supporter

 

 

 

 

 

 

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amberdolphin1210

If only I could 3D model like that.

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Amber.

 

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wolfwerewolf17219

wow this is amazing! I have an idea! You could do a 3D model of greenhaven castle!?

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(Sister)@Darmidnight or Dawn

An average 11 year old

But does that mean i dont have a voice to be heard?

No it doesnt

My voice is loud and i dont care

I speak my mind whether you like it or not

I am kind

I am caring

I am brave and loyal

I am a Jock

I am Me

 

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elfcash56

That's cool

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 Shiro

Please give me candy.

I have a gang too.

 

 Amethyst. Kiro. Kelio. Sapeder.

I never write anything of use.

"When life gives you burgers, eat them."

                      --Me

 

 

 

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Brrr-cky B : admin

This here is a room we haven't quite decided the colors for yet. This is what the whole world we're making looks like before we bring in the coloring phase.

 

Making sure that the traversible space of a 3D modeled room works is really important. By that I mean: making sure it isn't too cluttered or too empty now that it's got a z-axis. Will your character be able to walk around it comfortably? Do they bump into or get stuck behind objects? 

 

It's also important to make sure that the 3D models depict the 2D illustrations in a way you're happy with. In the transition from 2D to 3D some things can look very different than how you expected. 2D art can be more stylized and complex, while 3D models often end up simplified due to polygon limits and hardware limitations.

 

hb_library

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i like turtles

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SAMB: spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344060

 

39 Clues: doublecross.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344061

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dragonmind254

@Mod Becky- I hear ya! There was an OC I created when I was younger that had so many little details on her, and she looked - well, honestly, rather busy. I recently tried to rig her up as a 3D model, and it ended up HILARIOUSLY different than the initial drawing! I can say from experience though, once you bring in the voice actors (if the game offers dialogue) the characters will feel a whole lot more alive.

 

I don't do many games, so maybe this is different; but once I gave my OCs voices, they just felt more complete. You'll love that satisfied feeling, trust me! :)

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 Shion 

 

fromtheWoFMB

alsotheSAMB

she/her

forumpinkiepie

DragoMariWyvernLauraMelMasonClariSketchOrion

aggressivelyaro/bisexual

jinglebells!

daughterLily

momEllysia

#PRIDE

"Don't you wanna get away from this same old part you've gotta play?"

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misttiger110

Is it just me, or does it feel like this game is going to be a Schoolastic Club Penguin?

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(sister) Cyclone

 

 

And... Eevee, Tamao, Rainer, Sparky,

and don’t forget my flipside, Vortex!

 

 

 

Sisters of the SAMB,

I request for T-Series to be sister slayed! 

Join the sister cause! 

 

 

I am a huge geek 

I am Sister Cyclone

   

 

 

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dragonmind254

You're not alone! I'm starting to agree! XD

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 Shion 

 

fromtheWoFMB

alsotheSAMB

she/her

forumpinkiepie

DragoMariWyvernLauraMelMasonClariSketchOrion

aggressivelyaro/bisexual

jinglebells!

daughterLily

momEllysia

#PRIDE

"Don't you wanna get away from this same old part you've gotta play?"

canburstintoflames

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Brrr-cky B : admin

Now for something completely different! What's this....? A Town Square....? I was actually inspired by this to create the Forum Town Square! I knew I needed to make some kind of announcement/question answering post, but it was just going to be a boring ol' announcements sticky post until I realized a text-based Town Square could be cool. At the time I had no idea what the Town Square would look like in-game but it's coming together very nicely.

 

@Shion That's awesome you rigged her up in 3D! What do you use to model? I completely agree that adding voice acting, or even just little bleeps and bloops of some sort (think Animal Crossing) can totally give life to a character. It's not something we're able to do yet/have planned for launch but at some point it would be nice to add some voice SFX however simple. 

 

 

HB_fountain

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Wings of Fire Book #12: The Hive Queen....it's out 12/26/18!!

i like turtles

WoFMB: wingsoffire.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344922

 

SAMB: spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344060

 

39 Clues: doublecross.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344061

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butterflyamber887

There's. A. Library. *runs around shrieking* WHOOOOOHOOO!!! AAAHHHHH!!! 

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Bracha

 

Life's tough. I try to be tougher.

 

I wish all the misery, pain, worries, EVERYTHING, time itself, would stop, just pause a bit...

 

 

 

                                                          

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amberdolphin1210

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! AWESOME!

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Miraculer

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wolfwerewolf17219

That is amazing Brrrr cky B!

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(Sister)@Darmidnight or Dawn

An average 11 year old

But does that mean i dont have a voice to be heard?

No it doesnt

My voice is loud and i dont care

I speak my mind whether you like it or not

I am kind

I am caring

I am brave and loyal

I am a Jock

I am Me

 

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amberpegasus203

Interesting.

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'Til the very end.

 

Raven Tsakaryn

 

How long has it been, old friend?

I've had quite the journey,

The path I chose was wrought with loss.

But through it all, I've soldiered on,

Uncaring of what fate has planned.

 

Awaken. Open your eyes to tomorrow.

 

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skyscraperarrow12

a masterpiece :D

keep it up!

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Destiny, Mai, Meanie, Dune, or Mina

Rem:Scarlet/Soul

?WHO AM I REALLY?

A Warrior?

A Seeker?

A Fighter?

A Greencloak?

A Hero?

A Musician?

A Reader?

A Survivor?

A Challenger?

A Normal Girl?

A Human?

 

Turns out...

 

I'm all of them

 

And that's who I will always be...  

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hydrahoneydew9

QUICK QUESTION: Is that the Tomb Quest character model? O-O!!

 

(What is this game again..?)

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 ocean 

your evil fandom reference queen

haunted by knee bruise goblins | nr's mb-sis

|probably playing miitopia | drowning in ships|

≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋

(thanks eris)

#Saveisaac2k18

#wafflesarefriends

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firecobra400

This is awesome!

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- fire -

 

- snow puns!

 

- if I never ever met you, and I just met you, I would say “ice to meet you!”

 

- I don’t know who you are if you say “these puns are snow laughing matter” to my puns.

 

 

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purpleathena314

Cool

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Athena 2.0

Tsunami

 

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purpleathena314

That would be so cool!!!

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Athena 2.0

Tsunami

 

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firecobra400

I dunno- but this is just a idea- what if we could,kae parties of people, or groups? Like, idk what it would be useful for but, just a idea.

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- fire -

 

- snow puns!

 

- if I never ever met you, and I just met you, I would say “ice to meet you!”

 

- I don’t know who you are if you say “these puns are snow laughing matter” to my puns.

 

 

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Brrr-cky B : admin

I've got some new screenshots for you, hot off the press!

 

I've also got a much larger update post I'm working on that will give more details as to, well, everything. I'm sure it will answer many of your questions so stay tuned for that.

 

In the meantime, here are a few more insider shots-

 

HB_theater

 

Another one-

 

HB_selfie

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Wings of Fire Book #12: The Hive Queen....it's out 12/26/18!!

i like turtles

WoFMB: wingsoffire.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344922

 

SAMB: spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344060

 

39 Clues: doublecross.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344061

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amberdolphin1210

Chessnose1? That's a new one.

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Amber.

 

Miraculer

Whovian!

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amberdolphin1210

Wait... those look like Wii Miis!

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Miraculer

Whovian!

I'm from the 39 clues website!

Forum Twins: Fiona and Jaiden

I'm A Jehovah's Witness.

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Brrr-cky B : admin

We've been quite busy these past few days and I haven't been able to spend as much time here on the forums as I'd like!

That pre-holiday CRUNCH!

 

Here are some screenshots of Keith goofing around while we were QA-testing today. (QA means "quality assurance" aka finding bugs and writing bug reports to send the developers.) 

 

I've been collecting a lot of fun gifs today, so will have more to share next week. 

 

Would you be interested in learning more about the game development QA process?

 

HB_keith

 

HB_keith2

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Wings of Fire Book #12: The Hive Queen....it's out 12/26/18!!

i like turtles

WoFMB: wingsoffire.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344922

 

SAMB: spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344060

 

39 Clues: doublecross.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344061