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On the Big Screen :D 03/14/2012

by Joe

I was making up some assets and mockups for the iPhone version of TPD2 and I was reminded of the good (well, bad) ol’ days of doing art for mobile devices. And, I mean “mobile devices” as in those tiny cell phones with their tiny screens that your grandparents probably still use. Yes, the current iPhone boasts an impressive 960x480px screen, but even then, I wouldn’t be able to fit everything I want to fit, especially considering all the great ideas you guys have sent me. Also, everyone with an old iPhone wouldn’t be able to play. That’s one of the biggest disadvantages with pixel art: you can’t scale down a 1:1px image without losing pixels and you can only scale up x2. This is where vector graphics would be ideal, but I’m not about to change The Pocalypse’s stye! :D So, how about we go with the massive 1024x768px screen that comes with the iPad?

Here’s a mockup of what I’ve been working on, with the 1024×768 screen in mind. (Click to enlarge.)

As you can see, the UI has changed a bit and is a bit simpler and less obstructive. The blue squares are where you can place units. Way more places to put your units, right? :D

I think this would look great on an iPad, but then issues concerning the Flash version arise if we work with this big size. Most Flash portals don’t allow a game that’s 1024x768px, so Rich and I have to discuss how the Flash (or PC) version is going to work :D Also, how many of you actually have an iPad? Just curious :D

Let me know what you think! And, keep the suggestions and ideas coming! I greatly appreciate them! Feel free to join the brainstorming and discussion in this forum thread! :D

Enjoy Scene 24 – “Not Rosa, Anymore”!

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ya im first :D any way great scene as always joe love your comic

red ja on March 14, 2012 at 10:26 am

That was really close, but at least Jake knows now. Between Doc, Joe, Cross and Nick, New Hammerston has a ton of security leaks. Jake really is the dependable one so far. If something goes wrong then I’m sure he’ll handle it faster than Bernie. And now he wont be caught off guard if he needs to kill such a close friend.

Raziel Star on March 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

Well well. Looks like things are still rather… Strenuous.

KingBreaker on March 14, 2012 at 10:42 am

I can’t wait! It looks awesome

zach on March 14, 2012 at 11:31 am

Rosa´s demeanor is the only thing that made him stop… Seems no guy is able to kill a cute girl who is begging for death…

NeoWarrior on March 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

Pleeease let Rosa ‘hero’ the machine attack. Vampire fighting beside Powerfist, Bernie and Jess would RAWK.

snorri on March 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Rosa needs to go back to the base. That way people will be safe. Or she needs to get training and prepare to help defend against the attack.

Qozux on March 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Jake couldn’t convince himself that she is not Rosa, anymore.

sh4d0wfl4re on March 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Needs, MOAR PI!!!! Cures everything.

Jena on March 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I wanted her dead… Rosa killed by Jake would have been an interesting turn of event for the psychology of Jake and his relations with Bernie, Joe and Jess.
He’s a soldier, moreover the one in charge of security. If he had killed her, it would have been logical and pretty close to the behavior of a rational soldier. =)

Dairadh on March 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Hmm i think vampires and humans do can live together peacefully if the humans are more than the vampires because if the vampires are too many then how could the humans give blood donor.

Guest152 on March 15, 2012 at 1:24 am

Yes Jake yes! Thank you for being dependable!

And poor Rosa. I wanna hug her!

yinello on March 15, 2012 at 4:39 am

@Joe I have an amazing idea! you could make the game a good PC size, then make the IPad version resizeable, so that it may even work well with IPods or phones! The PC version Could even be dragable with the mouse for larger sized maps/levels. I would love to hear some feedback about this!(as I have no idea if this would work)

Brenkie on March 15, 2012 at 6:58 am

^ By resizeable, I meant able to zoom. oops! ^
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Brenkie on March 15, 2012 at 7:00 am

I want Joe to use the lightning powers we talked of long ago! D:

Happy Vampire on March 16, 2012 at 1:50 am

Every time I try to watch this, it freezes when Jake drops the gun

Not going to say on March 16, 2012 at 8:55 am

@Not going to say – Oh no! Sometimes when I have a lot of stuff running on my computer, a scene freezes for a split second when a sound is introduced (like when Jake drops the gun), but I’ve never seen it freeze permanently. Do you have the latest Flash player installed? Is this the only scene that freezes for you? Thanks for letting me know! :D

Joe on March 16, 2012 at 11:21 am

@Joe The idea looks great, but, I am curious if you are only going to release it for iOS, or if you will have a copy of it up on greenpixel as well. I ask this because I don’t have an iPad, and truth be told, I’m probably not willing to shell out that kind of cash when I have a perfectly good laptop already. This is just one fans opinion though, and as I said, it looks absolutely great.

Blackmoon845 on March 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I had tried it like 10 times in a row, and after that my computer starting acting weird, so i turned off and i just tried it again and it worked

Not going to say on March 17, 2012 at 8:11 am

also, is TPD2 going to be free for flash, and will it save data?

Not going to say on March 17, 2012 at 8:13 am

@Blackmoon845 – There will be a Flash version of it as well! We still have out figure out a few of the technical and distribution details concerning the game’s large size, but we definitely want to see TPD2 on the PC :D
@Not going to say – Glad to hear it works! Thanks for letting me know! And, yes, TPD2 will save on all platforms :D

Joe on March 17, 2012 at 11:58 am