Friday, December 12, 2014

Areas 4 and 5

The year is almost over, again. As usual, preparations for the celebrations, gift shopping and those kind of things are taking most of my free time. But there's been some solid progress lately for both areas 4 and 5.
I'll just let the pics do the talking:






Area 4 now uses a brand new custom tile set, giving the place a lot more personality, compared to the older revision. There will be some interaction with some machinery, as you might expect.
The outside part of the tower was also given an original tile set, custom made for this huge structure.
And last, but not least, I started revamping the old Power Bomb animation. Up to last week, the power bomb looked like in the first trailer, with coarse polygon edges as the explosion expanded.
Now it looks a lot smoother and pretty devastating in-game.

Most of Area 5 doesn't have proper backgrounds yet, so I guess I'll be showing you those places in a later update.

There were also some small optimizations here and there, thanks to the new sound functions included in the latest version of Game Maker Studio.

Well, I guess I'll be posting again before Christmas to wish you happy holidays.
Until then!

50 comments:

Metroid4ever said...

Oooooh....so beautiful! Love pic 4 the most. Keep up the excellent work! I'm looking forward to the Zeta Metroids in this area. -is a masochist-

They're gonna be terrifying, aren't they? ^-^;

Rockman Trigger said...

O.O Es asombrossoo ya quiero jugarlo :{ Que tengas la mejor de la suertes :)

Anonymous said...

Wow the pictures look pretty cool ! I'm looking forward to the next update !

Kevin Kerrigan said...

Keep up the great work and Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

This looks great, thanks for continuing this project!

Anonymous said...

Power bombs! SWEET!

Christiano said...

Man, that Super Bomb explosion is awesome! I hope my computer can stand it.

Catfish Studios said...

Have a great christmas and a little request: could you do little weekly updates again?

Andrew MacFarlane said...

Looking good Dr.M!!! Can't wait for the next update. I check your page every day man!

Blue Madness said...

You spoil us, Doc. I'm drooling here.

NintyGalaxy l The Nintendo Galaxy l RD said...

can't wait to hear the songs for both the zeta and the Omega Metroid. however I think the power bomb, and gravity suit looks pretty sweet. I will be also excited for plasma beam.

Been following this Project ever since 2007. I really am hoping to keep playing this till it's all complete. c:

Anonymous said...

"Looking good Dr.M!!! Can't wait for the next update. I check your page every day man!" <--- me too and thats for many years allready. Can't wait for the final game. You are the best Dr! :-)))

LordLucario799 said...

Best power bomb efect ever ;D i can't wait for the next update

Anonymous said...

After watching your progress for 6 years I am very happy to see your project moving right along. Keep pushing for perfection!

Anonymous said...

Looking great as always Doc! Really loving the changes in AM2R! Keep up the great work Doc and happy holidays! :D

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work. Let's hear it for the Savior of Samus.

Ben Wells said...

I have been with you since the beginning doc, you are almost there. Watching you the past few years is really like watching someone Develop a completely new Metroid game. You are trying to give us what Nintendo has not in a long time and I can't wait to see it finished. Keep going and don't give up for anything, you are in the final stretch.

Anonymous said...

Hey Doc, glad to see solid progress is still being made, it looks unbelievable! We appreciate all the work you're putting into it, can't wait for the final product

Dudeman said...

SO EXCITED!!!! AWESOME!!!! YEAHH!!!!

jorge said...

good one doc keep going

Anonymous said...

MAKE THE GAME 16:9!!!

Anonymous said...

I remember finding this last Christmas. I was so excited and I still am. Can't wait until this is done. Looks amazing.

GAVITRAX MZ said...

My god I almost pissed my pants. I'm excited now more than ever for the next update. For a fan deveoloped game, this is turning into a masterpiece. Keep up the good work Doctor.

GAVITRAX MZ said...

P.S. I know your busy and all, but weekly updates would ease up the tension a bit. I noticed that some people were getting doubts about the completion of this game after the last update.

Dan Blanco said...

This game constantly reminds me of why I love Metroid. Looking forward to its full release!

Jarle Vijn said...

I do hope that the screw attack stil makes you invunereble for zetas but doesn't damage the zeta. In the old game zetas where impossible without it. But the new zetas walk on the ground so it will be very different then the original.
Please don't make the zetas as anoying as the alfa.

For this new area ......... WOW! You realy nailed the look there. I can't wait to hear what music goes with it (maby magmoor cavern or phazon mines or santuary fortress from prime 2)

Keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

vamos animo ya tenemos muchos años esperando tu juego siempre fiel siguiendo la pagina no te rindas... never guive up METROID FOR EVER, WE NEED METROID 2 REMAKE.

sonicgamer3 said...

can i update and keep my save file 100% the demo within 3 hours great demo cant wait for the complete game keep up the good work and Merry Christmas ps the poweer bomb looks great

Jacob Chap said...

Is there any way I can take my save data from Am2r 1.3.2 to 1.3.4? if so please tell me how

SAC/Black_Yoshi said...

Hopefully there's a good puzzle or a lot of goodies in the tower.

(I was thinking of that one part from Metoid Prime where you destroy pillars to reach one of the Artifacts.)

fulingen said...

Looks beautiful

Chris collazo said...

I have been looking for a way into this project since the first year. I have many years of experience with art and music. I have my own convention company for con's and we constantly do work. This is an amazing chance that I'd like to be a part of. Please contact me. It would be a shame to not help

Joan said...

Hello there! Let me introduce myself: I am from Nintendo-Gifs, a Tumblr blog where we post nothing but gifs of Nintendo games or Nintendo related stuff(commercials, animations, etc.).
We have a fanbase of almost 30 thousand followers and I'm sure a lot of them are Metroid fans. I would love to introduce them to your project so they can support you in any way, but for that, we need gifs! If you want, you can make some for us, and we will post them with no problem for everyone to see.
If you're interested, let me know and if you want me to contact you in another way, let me know as well.
Thank you and keep up the great work!

Talyn said...

Excellent work, Doc. Please see this through to the end. It will be well worth the effort, you'll see.
I wish there was a way to through a little compensation your way, just to show appreciation for the work.

Genko Forrest said...

I hope that the audio improvements entail the changing of sound effects like footsteps when underwater, before you get the Gravity Suit like in Fusion and Zero Mission.
The echoing, clacking footsteps when underwater were a small but noticeable quirk that irked me.

Anonymous said...

Nice work man.I played the demo and I can't wait to see what's in store for the real game.Though I was wondering,how come there's no plasma beam usage in either confront ion and the Am2r demo? Also when do you think you'll add another section to the demo?

Players Devil said...

That looks fine, im really looking forward to the full game!

Chsmith5 said...

been following this for at least 5 or 6 years, very happy to see it is one of THREE fangame projects that haven't died and the only ONE that is actively being worked on.

Wes Nelson said...

So can't wait for the next demo. This game is looking AWESOME!! Keep up the good work!!

Anonymous said...

Looking amazing as usual. Thanks again for all your efforts!

Edokron said...

Thanks For everything !!!

I'm a huge fan of your Work it's so cool !

The game is a VERY Beautyfull so far, i'm looking forward to hunt every single last Metroids, and bring back the baby with me !

Thanks guys !!!

StarlinkNova said...

Amazing! Its looking great Doc, keep up the good work sir. This is looking to be a beautifully polished gem of a game. :)

informático said...

Thanks so much!

Metroman Tuto et Gameplay said...

Nice work Doc.
I look forward to thé final release!

Shannon Fike said...

Been following this project for a long time. I love the demo. I am excited for the full release eventually.

Thanks for all the hard work! It is truly a masterpiece!

Nostromo said...

Hey, I'm not sure if you get this a lot ,but your engine is awesome, and it's exactly what I've been looking to do with a game that has a similar playstyle to Metroid. I'm looking for others to help my idea come to life, and already know Game Maker, so if you want to hit me up, I want to take what you have already done - which is freaking awesome and I have played almost all of the current demo. I love how you styled it after Zero Mission, but still kept the feel of the game - And create an original game out of it that I think Metroid fans will enjoy.

Let me know. mrclean.durrant@gmail.com

jorge said...

hey doc happy new year!!!! and go for it this 2015 be gona last year for the project good luck

Unknown said...

HEY DOC THIS IS TERRA :)

I HAVENT COMMENTED FOR A WHILE BUT IM STILL CHECKING OUT THE BLOG AND FOLLOWING THE PROJECT. YOUR DOING A GREAT JOB AS PER USUAL
THE NEW SCREEN SHOTS LOOK AWESOME
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT DEMO

ALL THE BEST :)

Lucidus said...

Just out of curiosity, how many areas are there? I know the original game had 9 "phases," though some were very small. Have you compounded areas? Or are you up to phase 5?

Ross Ethersee said...

Keep up the good work and merry Christmas dude