Dolus - 2D indie platformer about Grief

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Dolus - 2D indie platformer about Grief

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Hey everyone,

My name is Antoine, I am a dev and I am currently working on my first indie 2D game made with Unity !

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Dolus is an introspective journey into the world of grief. You will have to find your way through the five stages of loss in this hand drawn adventure platformer.

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The main animations of our sad little fellow are almost all done. We used normal maps on our sprites to handle the light.
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In Dolus you will be able to slide on walls ! How cool is that ?
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This is what you will see when you will die in game. I have added some particules to the animation, I'll show you the updated version later on :)
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Last week we started the animations from the monsters and it's going quite well :)
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The art looks great!
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Thank you ! We tried many designs for the character and the monsters, we are quite happy with the look we currently have :)

My jump animation is done ! With some smoke particles on the ground :) And the light shining on the character depending on the necklace position !

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Try again, back to life !

In Dolus, you can actually die. But until you go through all the stages of your own grief, you will come back to face it ! This is your destiny, your only way out. Going through every daemon, every emotion.
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What do you think of the respawn animation ? I still have to fix a few light issues but it's already looking pretty good :)

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It is good. It is very subtle and matches the art style and animation style of the game.
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Saturday news !
We finalized our attack animation, added some particles emitting light coming out of the necklace and some hits particles for the monster !

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Thank you for the feedback 100goats (that's a lot of goats) ! And as a bonus, here is the dash animation !

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Death Animation for the One Eye Monster Blink
This is what happen when the demons of your unconscious dare resisting your progress !
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What do you think of the dissolve effect at the end with the flying particles ?

We had some fun articulating these chains and animating the whole thing.
Can you guess what this odd mechanism will do to our sad little fellow ??
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We will improve on this trap all week long !
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It is a good effect. This game has a consistent style.

I am guessing that the odd mechanism is a launcher that is used to launch the player avatar to another platform.
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Lights on ! It's actually a dangerous trap shooting mystical shiny balls out of it ! Make sure to avoid them !
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I also improved the death animation from the one eye blob ! The eye is now rolling and you can interact with the remains from the demons of your unconscious before it dissolves.
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Thank you goats, the style is very important for us. We will also soon start working on the musics and soud effects, we will make sure it will integrate perfectly with the mood of the game.

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I love the art and animation in this. Super nice.
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