Fancy Running

Just one more art update until we get to the good stuff, promise!

Vault Fancy

Fancy Pants Adventures has always been most personal to me, it’s always a reflection of my skills at the time, and I’ve always made them as simply the games that I want to play. One aspect of the game, however, that’s been heavily influenced by player feedback has been the parkour influence. Even from the beginning, I’ve seen players excited about playing a ‘parkour platformer’ (which there seems to be criminally few of), and since the style certainly goes well with FPA, I’ve let more and more moves creep throughout the series (remind me to go over the original influences one day… And no it’s not just Sonic :P).

So, figured I should just ask you wonderful people. Would you like to see more obviously parkour influenced moves in World 4, or push the series to be more unique?

Either way, parkour makes for some great poses to draw Fancy Pants Man in :woot:

– Brad


  1. TheEndExplorer

    I would love to see more parkour in future worlds– like the Wall Run in world 3. I had a lot of fun with that ๐Ÿ˜›
    Even so, the FPA formula is fine plain as well. I really loved playing the W1 remix, and that was… Well, a remix of world 1, the original. So yeah, more parkour is awesome, but the generic “FPA feel” is fine too ๐Ÿ˜€

      • TheEndExplorer

        Both. I’m a sucker for nostalgia, so… Yeah… But even so, the new levels’ atmosphere was really cool– and really mysterious.
        And everything was smooth gameplay-wise. It goes to show that you don’t need to be complex to be a great platformer. Complexity is great too, of course… So… Idk lol
        I guess what I’m trying to say is that the W1 remix is great as a simple platformer to bring nostalgia, but I feel that W4 should build on the FPA formula instead of going back to basics– that’s what the remix is for.

  2. I3green

    The more mobility options the better “obvious” or not but if I had to pick one I’d choose obvious.

    cause I don’t want to have 30 new moves I ether suck at doing, don’t use or forget you could do it.

    (but unique movement is always welcome!)

    • FairlyObvious

      You could always button mash like me.

      Brad – Are you even trying to do a certain move?

      • AJ32

        A certain speedrunning technique in the W1 Remix (the pencil slide boost) requires the player to press four buttons at the exact same moment… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. gelukkig ik

    I always really loved the way you can smoothly run through the worlds with all types of different jumps. Adding more parkour could be awesome! I actually started playing fancy pants man because of the 2d mirror’s edge game.

  4. toast

    It would be cool if you added a rolling landing. Like when the character lands from a long fall he would hit the ground and roll, I think it would add a cool sense of impact.

  5. Atendega

    I feel like the balance reached with World 3 was pretty great. As long as it fits with the rest of the game, additional movement options are always a plus.

  6. Fancypants

    I think you should make fancy pants to do a double back flip or even a triple back flip, make him still move like a ninja but add more skill at what he can do. :fpm:

  7. Auad

    Can this game even become more parkour? Haha. Well, the one thing I can think of, you seem to already be adding, which is the Mirror’s Edge-like wall running (which I’m too excited to test).

    And just an unrelated comment, but last time I checked your previous games still couldn’t run because of that flash problem.. it could have changed by now but, just to make sure, plase make sure your game will be playable in some way, for everyone’s good. :woot:

  8. _cobalt27

    I say do both. Take some moves from other games (as long as they stick to the style of FPA. As much as I love Sonic, I’d hate to see a spindash type of thing in here. :P) but keep doing your own thing, too. I agreed with Auad when he said you should put in the Mirror’s Edge 2D wall-running thing. That was awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ I think a must for World 4 is to bring back the wall run/climb thing we saw in World 3, and some of the sword moves. I play World 3 more than anything else you’ve made simply for that reason. (Lol also update WordPress on the site here) :woot:

  9. Fancypantsmaster1

    I do want to see running like that in World 4, though you can save that for W5/W2 Remix if you want! But it seems sort of like spiders are getting a revamp? Or is he just jealous of Fancy Pants Man :fpm: doing cool things that spiders can’t do? ๐Ÿ˜†

  10. Peter Stern

    One thing I would definitely like to see is the move shown in the artwork (ie a dash vault) because at the moment jumping is (sometimes) too slow for me, and having Fancy just vault over something and keep running would just be perfect. Maybe we could also get some new pencil mechanics such as drawing? :woot:

  11. David

    I hear that the teleportation boxes work like this, the faster you go in, the farther you come out. Plus, for the parkour, let’s talk about the rails. If you landed on a rail, Fancy Pants should slide down it, but if he jumped to it from the bottom, then he should grab onto it and ride down it like a wire! ๐Ÿ˜‰ :woot: :pants:

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