Sunday, March 18, 2012

Progress

Most of my free time these last weeks I found myself at the studio, waiting for customers or having the studio rented for rehearsals. So I did make use of it. Production of the soundtrack advanced quite a lot, so did a lot of the environmental sound design. Areas 2, 3 and 4 have many mechanisms (and robotic enemies) that were silent, until now.

Also, a feature I experimented a couple of months ago with, might end up being an actual feature of the game: Sound Effect sets.
Some games have different "ambience" sets for any sounds that are played in certain areas (like echoes in caverns), I recently gave it another try, and I was able to come up with a way of doing just that, without major slowdown. The performace is still being tested in several systems, and it might end up being an optional feature.

Anyway, if you're looking for the links that used to be in the right pane of the Blog, they are now found in the Metroid: Confrontation page, up here. I also added dedicated pages for general info about the project, and the Demo.
Have a good week!

35 comments:

passarbye said...

Finally some decent progress on the ambiance and music.

as i recall, that was the one category that suffered most.
glad to see that it's been worked on to some degree.

sabre230 said...

You rock, Doc!

brandino said...

Keep going, your doing awesome. Can't wait for the finished project. Im sure it's going to be Sweet.

iamli3 said...

moar progress.....

Anonymous said...

Muchas gracias compadre, te agradezco por la update y por hacerte el tiempo, espero con ansias el juego, tomate tu tiempo
Un abrazo desde chile!
Animo!

Chapolin Colorado said...

Need... this... game..... *.*

Drew P said...

Awesome, keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

First comment: dude, I think your doing great. You have mad skills. God bless you and your baby.

LightGamerUS said...

Nice Progress Doc!
Hope You Finish Soon Can't Wait For The Game To Be Completed

LightGamerUS said...

Hope You Finish Soon.
Cant Wait For The Game :)

Zoonyboy said...

Can't wait for this thing to come out. Keep up the good work doc.

Daniel Quan said...

Yeah, primer comentario! Doc, me alegra que progreses en el juego y que nos mantengas informados. Desde que conocí tu proyecto he estado todos los días esperando a que termines. Si sigues con ese ritmo, te aseguro que lo terminarás en un par de meses (talvez esté siendo demasiado optimista, no? xD)...
Ok...sigue así, oh, y ¡¡¡Feliz día del padre!!!

Anonymous said...

Que bueno ver progreso, muy buena onda. Queremos escuchar la musica nueva!

Jonathan Shine said...

Hey doc, I have some suggestions for you: You should have a twitter and facebook dedicated to this game!

ALSO, you should offer an email subscription service, so whenever you post a new blog, all subscribers are notified via email.

This will massively increase your fanbase!!! :)

Reese Kaine said...

Not to bring a downer on everyone, but you DO realize that once your project reaches 80-100% completion, you're going to get slapped with a CAD latter, just like every other awesome remake project that was floating around for a time (Chrono Trigger 2, Streets of Rage Remake, the Mario PC game, Atari Adventure remake, etc.).

Just in case, you might want to have an alternate delivery method of providing the game set in place once it's finished.

BSLceresHawkins said...

it souds great. I can´t wait to play the complete game

wammabe said...

I agree with Jonathan Shine. Keeping track of the blog is hard for me, sometimes I forget to check the blog for months. I'd like to subscribe to you. Making a Facebook page is also a great idea, many bands/projects are using it nowadays.

Kevin Powell said...

Dude, you know what? I love you. Yeah, there, I said it.

Anonymous said...

Después de las demos definitivas y trailers y leyendo tus post pensaba que tendrías el juego listo para abril de este año, pero veo que no será así, ¿crees que podría lanzarse a mediados de este verano? , ¿Qué queda para terminar el juego? Estoy ansioso

Unknown said...

To you guys asking for an e-mail newsletter, may I introduce you to RSS feeds?

Bruno 1986 Brasil said...

I'd really enjoy if still this year the game was ready. It's funny that nowadays I play a PS3 (soon I'm buying a Wii or Wii U) but this "simple" graphic game attracts more than the very most modern games I have. Fun and creativity are a lot more influent than technology.

Hinyaldee said...

Can't say thank you yet since the game isn't released already, but I wanted you to know you have all my support for your work. Keep up the good work, you can be proud of yourself :)

OurBrasil / rafael1546 said...

Sou fan de Metroid. comecei a acompanhar seu projeto. Continue trabalhando nele. Estou ansioso para jogar.

Brasil

Anonymous said...

I've been following this project for a good 2 years now. Can't wait to play the finished game. Keep it up Doc ^_^

Lippi said...

No April fool this year? Shame on you^^

Just kidding, the progress sounds great and the Metroid Queen in your last post gave me pure shivers. Keep it up, man ;)

Ninjapretzel said...

When the project is done, will you release the editable file?

In the spirit of all of the metroid rom hacking, I think it would be a good idea for you to release it. It would also be a cool way for newcomers to get into serious work with Game Maker.

Unknown said...

EXPAND THE DEMO!!! TO THE GAMMA'S AT LEAST! :)

Anonymous said...

It's been an awful long time since an update.

heather6799 said...

Have you had any luck getting more help with this project? I'm soooooo looking forward to the final product!! I remember when this game first came out! I got it the first day and beat it a week later (I played nonstop after school)

Anonymous said...

This is goinig to be awesome = )
I visit this site nearly ervery day just to see if there some new progress. Take your time
"Gut Ding will Weile haben" as we say in Germany.

Anonymous said...

Can you give us an update? I feel worry that its already been over a month since the last one.

mirahsan2 said...

Hey Doc, are you going to add Facebook and Twitter pages for AM2R?

General Milky said...

It's been a little bit since even a comment was added. You okay?

AQLH said...

plz fin am2r!!!!

Psychosonify said...

You the man doc I'm currently working on a metroid/halo crossover can you please email me with tips and or animation tutorials my email is psychosonify@gmail.com