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[DevLog] Cadaver Clicker

A topic by otomeido created 1 year ago Views: 924 Replies: 30
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"a cutesy clicker about cannibalism."


overview

Day 3: BGs and Character Sketches
Day 3.5: Finished Vera and Fantine

Day 5: Finished Charlotte, Angel, Maddox, and Ellionna
Day 5.5: Finished Female Child Walk

Hello ! My name is Reine and I'm making a game for this jam with my S.O., Princeton (writer and BG concept artist), and friend James(programmer) !
This isn't the first game we've tried making together, but it is the first that we are actually going to finish !!! I hope.
Princeton and myself both have ~40hr/week jobs, but we hope we can do this !

synopsis
Our game is the prequel to another game we want to make, if this goes over well. It's about a little cafe in a
nondescript area of the world that serves human, instead of animal meat. (Don't worry, it's all donated legally !)
The game will start with you owning the restaurant, and trying to become a famous cafe.

gameplay
We're planning on making a clicker-type game. You'll be clicking on bystanders that walk in front of your storefront. (OR Maybe just clicking anywhere and then the random people that show up on screen will increase as you click more ? It's Undecided.) You'll gain points from that and can use them to buy different upgrades (such as different foods, and special events that will gain more customers). There will be people who come and try to make customers not want to come to your Cafe.
You will also be using the points you make to buy and level up employees.

assets
i'm making most of the art myself, with some help from Princeton (concept art for backgrounds).

More finished sprites here
Here are some really rough sketches, but that's about how the is going to look. We wanted something
simple, and cute to foil the fact that our game is about eating people. lol.
Left character is one of the hecklers in the game, because not everyone is ok with eating human liver.
Right are the two owners of the Cafe, who give the responsibility of managing it to you.

We're doing so much research on safe cannibalism that we might be getting tracked by the feds, haha.

program
Our programmer is thinking about using GameMaker, but we're not sure if we can even make a clicker in that program.
If anyone knows a good program for this kind of game, please let me know... !


Good luck to the other jammers out there !

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Day 1: 1/2/16

Lots of yelling and whining. Finally decide on a game idea.

Day 2: 1/3/2016

Concept art, deciding food items, lots of art. Deciding game mechanics

i love clicker games!!! and the concept art is really cute... i can't wait to see more.

ahh thank you !!!

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day 2 : 1/3/2016 cont

drew up a menu page

Jam Host (Edited 2 times) (+1)

consensual cannibalism, cute art... my jam :^)

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me too.... gotta get that self indulgence gaming.

Host

aaa good luck with being able to work on the jam in between!! this sounds like a pretty cool concept, and it's neat you've already got some upgrades planned aa. your menu screen is so lovely whoa *__*

ahhh thank you so much. i think we can do it !
we have lots planned, let's just hope that we can make it all happen !!!

ahh.. thank you i worked really hard on the menu screen ! ; v ;

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day 3: 1/4/2016

dawn of the third day !


I was up until 2am painting this background. I'm currently taking a break to work on character art...


We've got a busser, a waitress, a clerical worker, a chef, and then the three mentioned in the OP.
There's plans on having multiple characters with the same jobs that you can level up.

day 3.5: 1/4/2016


not final obviously, but just an example pic of the day to night transition we're trying to implement.

Certain clickable NPCs will be available during night, and some only during the day.

im excited for the day/night time transitions! thats really cool

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Day 3.75: 1/4/2016

I'm feelin pumped ヾ(☆'∀'☆) but I have to go to bed now ):

BUT I finished a few sprites for the game !

Left is Vera, the clerical worker for the company. She deals with the paperwork that goes into the donations and stuff like that ! She's pretty strict but sometimes whe you think she's on the phone, she's actually just talking to her cat, Burrito (Purrito).
Right is Fantine, she's just a waitress trying to pay off her college dues. CC was the only place she could get a job after having "Exotic Dancer" on her resume.


I work tomorrow, but once I get home it's back to work on the game

Your art is adorable!

Thank you so much ! I'm working hard to make sure this game is as cute as possible

The day/night cycle and your art look super good! I love the waitress's tights, those heart kneecaps are the cutest thing. I like that a game this cute is about eating human meat, that sort of dissonance is always fun.

cute/creepy is my favourite thing honestly. i love seeing something adorable actually be really dark and messed up, haha.

thank you so much ! I'd love a pair of those tights ymself, hoenstly.

Host

whoaa i love your day-night cycle!! this is coming along so well and your art is so cute :3c !! super cool stuff!

thank you !!!! i really hope our programmer can igure out how to make it happen, i just threw that together in photoshop really quick.

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I played several clicker games (Cookie Clicker, Clicker Heroes, Time Clicker, Tap Titans, Bitcoin Billionaire) and your idea just sounds really interesting (and intriguing, since there's human meat involved =))) ).

And the characters are so damn cute! :v I like the art style!

I don't mean to distract you from your game idea, but maybe if you find yourself stuck, you can shift the gameplay a bit from pure clicker to "click and upgrade" like AdVenture Capitalist. But in your case, instead of harvesting money from various businesses, you get money from cooking various dishes.

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Hiya! This is the other part of Otomeido (the writer/conceptualist)!

Actually we're doing a clicker with upgrades (like 10 Billion Wives, if you've ever played that one , it's on the Google Play Store) - but it's also going to have some cooking mini games as a way to get the needed stars to become a fabulous 5 star cafe! And a couple of other little "secret" things like that, that would be needed to actually complete the game. Trying to give it a mix between mindless clicking like Cookie Clicker to spend your time while on the internet, but also giving it a more interactive approach for when you literally have nothing left to do while you're online. (haha, if that makes any sense).

I'm glad you're interested! We look forward for you getting to play it and give some feedback! ♥ -Princeton

Ooohh, yes, I know 10 Billion Wives (I saw my friend played it).

Now I'm really curious with your game. :))) I'll be waiting for the playable version. Keep up the spirit, guys! :D

Day 4: 1/5/2016

No progress today, bad day for everyone involved.

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Ooooo ooooooo this is looking so cute so far? I'm sorry you had a rough day today, and I hope things get better soon, but I do want to say that I do really enjoy this game!!! The concept art is so cute and its a really neat blend of serious/silly!

Also clicker games are so fun! I want to make one as one of my games after my current project, so its really cool to see you doing one too! I'm also just imagining little loading screens with facts about volunteered meat for cannibalism on it.

Keep on chugging!!! You can do it!!!

This is such a nice comment, thank you so much ! We're gonna work extra hard today to make some real progress !

I love clicker games too ! I've been playing a lot on my phone recently. There should def be more clickers out there. They're so good for when you wana play a game but also do other online things, too, I think.

THANK YOU !!!!

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Day 5: 1/6/2016

Did you ask for more sprites because I've got more sprites !

First up is one of the bussers you can hire. Her name is Charlotte and she's just here to make some pocket change. That eyepatch is probably just for show.
Second is Angel, who really just wants to say that he's professionally cooked with human meat. He's a pissbaby.


Finally here are the finished sprites for the two owners of the cafe ! They're an engaged couple.
The guy on the left's name is Maddox and he gambles for a living, which is probably why they're leaving the cafe in your (in?)capable hands, instead of running it themselves. The lovely lady on the right is Ellionna, and she's a make up artist and helps Maddox contour his face to get back into casino's he's been banned from.
They used some of their winnings to open this cafe.

Next art job is drawing the clickable characters in front of the cafe !

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Day 5.5: 1/6/2016


The walksprites for the clickable characters will only be two frames, to save time, since they'll be walking by pretty fast hopefully it won't look too bad.

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oh!! the sprites are so precious. their fashion sense is also A+. super excited for this game *w*

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Day 7 1/8/2016

LOTS OF NON ART PROGRESS. Lots of programming stuff !!
Working on menus and stuff like that

edit:


Added a new character, Tomi ! She hands out the flyers in front of the Cafe !

Day 9: 1/10/16

Notes from our Programmer !

Changelog:

Added Background Transition

Fixed Character Point Values

Fixed Clicking Multiple Customers

No Longer Lets You Click Customers While In Menu


We have a working game now !!! Nooooow we just have to make it fun ;;

This looks really nice!

thank you !!!