Monster Size?

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Monster Size?

Post by yuminig » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:09 pm

What's the maximum and minimum size limit for monsters in terms of pixel measurement?
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Re: Monster Size?

Post by The Scarlet Rhus » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:13 pm

Technically, I don't think there is one.

~there may be guidelines, though...
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Re: Monster Size?

Post by yuminig » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:15 pm

Sorry. I'm not familiar with everything yet, I don't know where to post the question.
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Re: Monster Size?

Post by Jaxad0127 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:47 pm

There are no restrictions on sprite size. But, each sprite occupies a single tile.
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Post by Crush » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:47 pm

500x500 would be a truely collosal size. Are you sure that you have the freetime to pixel and animate a 250.000 pixel monster in reasonable quality? I think you might be underestimating the effort.

A 100x200 monster (20.000 pixels) would already look huge compared to a character sprite (32x64) and be larger than anything we already have.
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Re: Monster Size?

Post by yuminig » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:17 am

I'm just asking just out of curiosity. who knows maybe I'll be first one to make a collosal monster :lol:
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Post by Kage » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:10 am

Crush wrote:500x500 would be a truely collosal size. Are you sure that you have the freetime to pixel and animate a 250.000 pixel monster in reasonable quality? I think you might be underestimating the effort.

A 100x200 monster (20.000 pixels) would already look huge compared to a character sprite (32x64) and be larger than anything we already have.
Would a 500x500 pixel monster even fit on the screen?
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Post by Ceros » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:42 am

SpamMaster wrote:Provided the window size was set at least 640 x 512, yes, which I assume most people's are.
Netbook players would be SCREWED, though. "Uhhh.. I can't even target him. Whut."
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Post by Jurgi » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:08 pm

SpamMaster wrote:Provided the window size was set at least 640 x 512, yes, which I assume most people's are.
Notice, that player is always in the middle of the screen. How do you imagine monster, that occupies entire screen? And player: next to it? Walking on the monster? It will look ridiculus, that is the main problem. Such really big monster should be "massive" (so you can't walk through it). So, the maximum reasonable size is imho 1/4 of the smallest screen size. E.g. 250×250 px.
Still more than enough of work to pixel it. :)
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Re: Monster Size?

Post by Rotonen » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:26 am

As long as you're able to attack the sides of the monster, it can be larger than the gameworld for all I care.
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Re: Monster Size?

Post by Fern » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:02 pm

Maybe it would be interesting if it was some kind of big semi-transparent slime, you can walk inside of it but you receive damage while you do it (its inside is acid or something), and the only way to kill it is attack it's heart in the center (the tile that actually occupies).

it might be a nice monster for archers to kill, and being a slime perhaps it's not so hard to pixel. Or might use instead some kind of cloud with the particle engine or something. Shrinking or changing color as it gets hurt... could be an interesting boss.
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