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[Devlog] Mehita

A topic by AstralFluxLLC created Oct 13, 2016 Views: 625 Replies: 19
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Entering kind of late, but I'm going to try to finish on time!

Mehita is a game about switching between two worlds. You travel between light and dark worlds to find keys to the exit gate of a mountain village. It's made with Unity 2D. I'll be showing some stuff off tomorrow, so please look forward to it.


Here's some of today's progress:

First movement and teleporting.

The player collects potions to travel between worlds. Each world has different items to find and different types of horror. As much fun as it is to move dots around, these placeholder graphics will be gone soon.

Main character.

Here's the idle animation for the main character. Did I mention that everyone is cats? Because everyone is cats.


Today I worked on the borders of the town and the inventory system.


Remember to disable gravity, kids.That's the border, in case you were wondering.

Inventory demonstration

Here's an example of the inventory system. You collect items to solve puzzles, and you can view your inventory at any time.

Tomorrow I'll be polishing the inventory system and fixing some problems with the borders. Depending on how long that takes, I'll be able to work on the dialogue and more graphics, too. Fingers crossed!


I've fixed the problems with the borders and inventory, and I started on the dialogue system.

Beginning dialogue system

Here's the basic start of the dialogue system. I still need to fix it up, but the basic mechanics are working.


Today I made a pause menu, along with fixing a few issues.

Pause demo

Tomorrow I'll work on getting the pause menu to show the inventory and allow you to use items.


Today I got the pause menu to show the items you have.

Inventory in pause menu

Tomorrow I'll work on selecting items from the menu. Once that's done, most of the main mechanics will be finished, so I can focus on actually building the game. In other words, I'll be able to show you more of the context for these mechanics. It should be fun!

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Today I realized that it's not actually useful to be able to select items from the menu, since most of the items you get are only useful in one spot. So instead, I started building some areas:

Room transition.

I'll be showing some more graphics tomorrow to give a better idea of what I'm doing, and I'll probably show another small mechanic. It's starting to come together!


Here's a new mechanic.

Lives system.

I've added a lives system. Lives will be in the form of fish scattered throughout the game -- if you're out of fish and you get hit, it's game over.


Here are a couple of graphics. The gate is the main entry to the village. Here it's unlocked, but it doesn't stay that way for long.


There are a lot of keys in the game. They unlock doors. Once you find the key to the gate, you can leave the village and end the game.


I added locked doors today, along with building more of the world.

With key

Doors automatically unlock if you have the right key. But if you don't...

No key

...you can't enter.

World building is wrapping up. I should have the programming complete within a few days -- after that, I'll do the graphics and sound.


Today I made a maze.


The maze is in the dark world. You need to navigate it to find the key to the next area. You can't see very far, so who knows what's lurking there?


I built more of the scenes today, along with fixing a couple of small things.

Light world to dark world

Here's what it looks like when you go to the dark world. The colors in the dark world clash and are vibrant, and the colors in the light world are pale and washed-out.

Scenes should be finished by tomorrow -- after that, I'll be adding the last few mechanics.


All of the scenes are working. I took care of the mechanics, too. Here's a quick look at the last area of the game -- the clock tower:

Clock tower.

So, since that wraps up the mechanics, the rest of the updates will be about graphics and sound.


Here's the side walking animation for the main character:

Side walk animation

I've changed the resolution of the graphics a bit. More coming tomorrow!


Here are some more graphics.

Other cat.

Another cat? What's he doing here?

Potion table. Fish.

I've already explained potions and fish. Potions transfer you between worlds, and fish act as extra lives.

More coming tomorrow!


Light house.Dark house.

Here are the light and dark world houses. Each house has its own color in the dark world, but they're identical in the light world.

I'm aiming to finish the graphics by Saturday. Once they're finished, I'll make the music and sound effects.


I mostly worked on spoilery graphics today, but here's another walk animation:

Main character walk down animation.

More tomorrow!


I worked on more spoilery graphics, so here's the last walk animation:

Main character up walk.

I'm still on track to finish the graphics by tomorrow, so I'll have some more non-spoilery ones to show.


Here's another graphic:

Clock tower.

The clock tower stands in the middle of town. It looks like the clock doesn't work anymore, though.

I've finished the graphics except for one (spoilery) animation, which I'll take care of tomorrow. After I finish that, I'll be working on audio. If all goes well, I'll be posting some music tomorrow.


Well, I was planning to have some music, but with the deadline being tomorrow, I realized I don't have time. There will be sound effects, but there won't be any background music. I apologize to anyone who was looking forward to it. Here's a quick in-engine screenshot of the city, if it's any consolation:

In-game city screenshot.

This is what the city looks like when you first enter.

I'll be working hard to finish Mehita in time, but it will probably be close to the deadline. Please look forward to it!


Mehita is up for download! It's a little rough, but I'm working on fixing some things: https://astralfluxllc.itch.io/mehita

Please enjoy!