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Neoteric Super Mario Bros. (we now have a beta release date estimate)

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:10 am
by 8lue Storm
I've been working on this project for a while now, and now that I'm in the community, I think I can share it. It's called Neoteric Super Mario Bros.!
I'm trying to make NeoSMB as NSMB-ish as possible, and I hope I am doing it well.
STORY
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The story is just like any other NSMB game: Peach gets kidnapped, yadda yadda yadda, but I think I'll revamp the story a bit.
SCREENSHOTS (Because I know you love them!) New screenshots right out of the oven! [12/02/2018]
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Playable characters will vary. Link is not included, and Peach is now recolored as Daisy.
WORLDS & Progress:
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W = WIP, D = Done, N = Not started
Headland Meadows: W W D W W W D N
Sandsoil Isle: W N N N N W N W
Uncanny Yards: D W N N N N N N
Waterbulb Prairie: W N W N N N N D
Nebula Heights: W D N N N N N N
Flinty Mountaintop: N N N N W N N N
Hiemal Hills: W N W N N D N N
Koopa Throne: N W N N W N N N
Star Coin Special: W N N N N N W N W
World Map: ??% Being made by SMBXFanBoi
In every level, there will be three star coins (just like the NSMB series) and, collecting a specific number of them will unlock levels in World 9, so watch out for them!
About Discord & Help
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This is the Discord server if you want to join.
https://discord.gg/3qZqNEr
LEVEL DESIGNERS:
- 8luestorm (myself)
- Taycamgame
- Tempest
- SMBXFanBoi2013
- Ludwig Von Koopa
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GRAPHIC DESIGNERS:
- 8luestorm (myself)
- Taycamgame
- Tempest
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BETA TESTERS
- 8luestorm (myself)
- Taycamgame
- Tempest
- TheNewGuy
- Eri7
- SMBXFanBoi
- Dino
- BombKickerDX
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This is NOT a set team, feel free to join it! (Join or else)
The estimated dtae for release of the first beta including Worlds 1 and 2 is on May 2019 (If no new LDs join)! thrill
And that's... That! I hope you liked it, and please leave suggestions and commentaries.

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:09 pm
by D+E 4ever
Look pretty nice. Personally: 9/10
Maybe a too Little more of decoration.

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:36 pm
by 8lue Storm
D+E 4ever wrote:Look pretty nice. Personally: 9/10
Maybe a too Little more of decoration.
What do you mean by "too little more of decoration?"

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:54 pm
by xDestroy
This project looks very promising! Did not expect this from a newcomer ;), however; i feel like the 7th screenshot is a lot two flat, maybe try adding some gimmick like some moving bridge platforms to bring some platforming to it, also in that screenshot; the recommend plant looks ugly, i recommend shading it more and adding a better colour pallet to it

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:24 pm
by 8lue Storm
xDestroy wrote:This project looks very promising! Did not expect this from a newcomer ;), however; i feel like the 7th screenshot is a lot two flat, maybe try adding some gimmick like some moving bridge platforms to bring some platforming to it, also in that screenshot; the recommend plant looks ugly, i recommend shading it more and adding a better colour pallet to it
Nice observations! I will shade the ptooie (yes, it's a ptooie) better, as even I think it's a little ugly.
And I added some gimmick to it, don't worry. It's a power-up gimmick, where you have to use it in order to get a Star Coin.
The level we speak of is 2-2 Pink Ptooie Pier, and I am currently working on it. (Currently means not right now, but, you know, casually).

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:01 pm
by D+E 4ever
8lue Storm wrote:
D+E 4ever wrote:Look pretty nice. Personally: 9/10
Maybe a too Little more of decoration.
What do you mean by "too little more of decoration?"
Clouds, more vegetation, etc

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:30 pm
by 8lue Storm
D+E 4ever wrote:
8lue Storm wrote:
D+E 4ever wrote:Look pretty nice. Personally: 9/10
Maybe a too Little more of decoration.
What do you mean by "too little more of decoration?"
Clouds, more vegetation, etc
Hm. Yes, I feel the lack of clouds in my levels. I will try to include more creative backgrounds to improve the scenery. Thanks for the reply! I'll certainly apply your suggestions.

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:11 am
by ADMAndrew
I can't wait for this :lol: Your project looks very well in environment and level design

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:35 am
by TheLoafLord
Wow, this looks really interesting and well done so far.

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:19 pm
by Eri7
Oh this looks nice , i really like the green switches in the seven screenshot and also the rabbits in the second screenshot , it makes the level feel more alive. Good job , i hope this project's development goes good.

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:54 pm
by 8lue Storm
Eri7 wrote:Oh this looks nice , i really like the green switches in the seven screenshot and also the rabbits in the second screenshot , it makes the level feel more alive. Good job , i hope this project's development goes good.
This project is going through a MAJOR REVAMP, so some levels will be deleted and new ones will arrive. This is because my levels were too short and way too easy. This doesn't include the Green Switch Level (2-1 Sandy Donuts), but it does include the Bunny level (1-2 Bunny Park). Now that I think about it, the bunnies weren't such a bad idea, I'll be sure to include them somewhere; Maybe in 1-3.
Thanks for the review! You just gave me a great idea!

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.: Discord server!

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:00 pm
by 8lue Storm
Bumpty Bumpty this project was Revampty!
Check out the new stuff!

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.: Discord server!

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:51 pm
by 8lue Storm
5-1 is just in progress. It looks like this:
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(The blocks move up and down, in case you're wondering)

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.: Discord server!

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:56 pm
by SMBXFanBoi2013
Can I be the Level Designer?

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.: Discord server!

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 8:45 pm
by 8lue Storm
SMBXFanBoi2013 wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 7:56 pm
Can I be the Level Designer?
Well, not THE level designer (heh), but yes, you can certainly design levels! Check out the server for more info.

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.: Discord server!

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:02 pm
by 8lue Storm
Back to the "topic", are we not?
As Eri7 told me (just like he "tells me" about anything I do), I need to advertise my project more, and make updates.
Well, here's one update for all of you. Or some of you. Or 0.5% of the people on these forums that actually know of this project's existence.
Screens and GIFs of recent levels (actually idk how GIF work here so just images)
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1-1 + HUD
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4-1 and Fire Bro
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The Discord Server is still a thing, you know. There are almost daily updates there, some of which I didn't put here (because GIFs and other thingies). From either me or the other level designers.
Have fun I guess
also sorry for bump
and sorry for small screens IF YOU WERE ON THE DISCORD SERVER THE IMAGES WOULD BE JUST FINE

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.: Discord server!

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:14 pm
by Tempest
8lue Storm wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:02 pm
Back to the "topic", are we not?
As Eri7 told me (just like he "tells me" about anything I do), I need to advertise my project more, and make updates.
Well, here's one update for all of you. Or some of you. Or 0.5% of the people on these forums that actually know of this project's existence.
Screens and GIFs of recent levels (actually idk how GIF work here so just images)
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outdated bg for 1-3
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outdated bg for 1-5
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1-T
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1-1 + HUD
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1-*
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4-1 and Fire Bro
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1-4
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The Discord Server is still a thing, you know. There are almost daily updates there, some of which I didn't put here (because GIFs and other thingies). From either me or the other level designers.
Have fun I guess
also sorry for bump
and sorry for small screens IF YOU WERE ON THE DISCORD SERVER THE IMAGES WOULD BE JUST FINE
Huh, I just realized I never posted anything in this thread even though I'm a level designer, so uhhh, hi
Also, getting attention on your project isn't very difficult, considering that each time you make a post, the thread goes all the way up in the list :P You should update it more often, though

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.: Discord server!

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:06 pm
by SMBXFanBoi2013
I am happy to see that the thread is finally updated, and the progress' are going well people!

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.: Discord server!

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:55 am
by Cedur
Last edited by 8lue Storm on Sun Sep 09, 2018
not really an update ... would like to see the level progress count being updated.

Re: Neoteric Super Mario Bros.: Discord server!

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:17 pm
by Enjl
8lue Storm wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:02 pm
As Eri7 told me (just like he "tells me" about anything I do), I need to advertise my project more, and make updates.
The only time when advertising your project has any benefit to you is shortly before it reaches completion, to build up hype leading up to release. I find the drawbacks to a project thread outweigh the benefits. The expectation of continuous updates to the thread has killed a good handful of my own episodes, and I know that to be the case for many other people as well. Dev discord server has a more informal atmosphere so I'm glad that's working out for you, but periods of downtime and impatient fans are always something to be wary of.
Take your time and post only when you feel like you have stuff worth showing. Don't think "about time I update the thread", especially if you get busy with other stuff. That thought can get really stressful. If you do end up running into such a situation in the future, try to remember that you don't owe anyone anything.
Keep it up and make sure to research Eri's advice before taking it as fact. He still has a lot to learn about this as well.