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I posted this on my Facebook pages (personal and art business) already, and I thought I'd share this here as well.

I've been working hard on my Jet Dancer game. I had to deconstruct a lot of it and put it back together in order to make it less messy. I wanted to talk about the gameplay that I've designed since I finally have Jet to a point where she doesn't feel sloppy and unpolished. I got rid of several superfluous attacks that were causing glitches and not benefiting the game much.

The vertical gauge that glows is Jet's power gauge. It fills up rapidly and certain attacks and moves drain it. Jet can only dash or fire her kick cannon (not shown) when the gauge is full, but most moves such as dashing, backflip and getting injured drain it.

Jet can now dash in the air, at a downward angle. It extends the length of her jump distance significantly when used properly. If you jump as soon as you dash, the energy is maintained and she can dash again out of the air. It's useful for getting around since Jet is invulnerable while dashing.

I also implemented a power stock feature. When Jet lands her signature Rebound move (or collects a certain power-up item), her gauge increases up to a max level and an aura glows around her. Rebound also accelerates the recharge of her power gauge. During this time her attack power increases significantly. However, the buff is only temporary (I'm still playing around with how much time I want it to last for) but can be reset by landing another Rebound. This means that a skilled player can maximize damage (and score) by doing multiple Rebounds and dash evasions in combat.

Finally, I implemented a much-needed crouch ability. It can stand to be animated better...I'm thinking of changing it to a dance-evasion ability that renders her invulnerable for an instant, since Jet Dancer currently isn't doing a whole lot of...dancing.

I'm ready to move onto designing better enemies and levels now. My next goal is to produce the first boss enemy and set up the fight.

Merry Christmas!

  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: 2D Game Art by Declan Walsh
  • Watching: Blue Exorcist
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XV
  • Eating: Panninis
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Jonathan Price
Artist | Digital Art
United States
Artist and writer specializing in original characters, comic art, storytelling, pinups and digital coloring.

I've written novels and self-published a comic. Among other places, you can find my creative works on my Amazon Author Page.

:bulletblue: Commissions: Yes (pinup and digital coloring)
:bulletblue: Art Trades: No
:bulletblue: Requests: No

I appreciate every comment, every favorite, every watch and every visit! Thanks!

Tools of choice:

Traditional- Mechanical pencils (HB, 2H leads), cardstock paper, Copic markers, Micron pens, brush pen, Copic Multiliner

Digital- Cintiq Companion 2, Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop CS4, Sketchbook Pro, Flash CS4
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I shall drink to your health on your birthday!

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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's September 1st which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Happy birthday! :D
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Mecanicalpencils Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday....celebrate !!!
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Happy Birthday, mate! :D :cake:
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday!!! XD :cake: :dance: :party: :dalove: :headbang:
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Happy birthday!
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