KotH gameplay 2 & 3

Just having some more fun with King of the Hill! I gotta say, King of the Hill is easily one of my favorite new features in the game. Four player online or local, adds an insane amount of gameplay value!

Gotta cut myself off here, or I’m going to accidentally spill everything I was going to put in that next Report that I’ve been meaning to finish recording.

Speaking of which, there’s a video I still have to dub and upload!

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KotH gameplay 1

Hey everyone, I wanted to quickly post some good quality King of the Hill footage. We’re back home again, we’ll be starting the steady stream of awesomeness back up.

Anyone worried about button 30k for the pencil, don’t be! We’ll be doing our part by posting stuff worth talkin about, and you guys can do your part by sending it along the tubes by commenting on it, or liking it, or passing it on however you can.

So to start us off, a mini epic battle!

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And of course, of there’s anything you want to see in particular, speak up in the comments.

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PAX East, King of the Hill!

Sorry I wasn’t able to give you guys a better heads up, but we’re over at PAX East right now, showing off a new competitive multiplayer mode, King of the Hill!

How does KotH work in a platformer? Quite well, actually!

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What’s this? Still more new content? πŸ˜€

I’ll get you guys some footage and more pics once I get to a real Internet connection.

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No. 2 Combat

Update! Lots have been updated in the Sneak Peek since this post was made, the banner just haven’t been updated! Make sure to check out the latest posts on this site for all the latest news!

You guys want to try out some mighty pencil combat in the Sneak Peek, I want some more Facebook Likes and Twitter Follows.

Would be nice to get some practice in before taking on those jerk pirates, no?

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So, here’s the deal. If / when we hit 30,000 Likes and Follows put together, I’ll add the pencil, and everyone can start slicing away.

Currently at 8,660, but we’re climbing at a nice pace. Tell everyone you know! Heck, click on both yourself!

If we hit it soon, just think what else I could add to the Sneak Peek for a few more Likes / Follows ; )

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Sneak Peek Maintenance

Finally get some time to work on the Sneak Peek. It seems like a lot of code accidentally carried over from my debug build for the public release of the demo, but a lot of players have been great in helping me find bugs that are far more difficult to locate.

I’ve gone through the simpler bugs, but I’ll be working on getting the engine nice and clean a bit longer. In the meantime, I’ll keep everyone updated on the Sneak Peek page that I just made, I’ll update the bug list once I have all the versions uploaded. There were a few bugs there were fixed for the public release, too, actually, like the green building not fading when you entered from the bottom, and the Snailshell making a bumping noise when it was up against a wall.

But what everyone really wants me to update is the pencil, right πŸ˜€ Well I will, on one condition, and I’ll tell y’all about that once I have the bugs fixed πŸ˜‰

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Coverage from EA’s GDC Event Incoming!

I’ll be linking here as I find them, feel free to link to anything I’ve missed in the comments:

GDC Trailer at IGN

Escapist Interview

Great interview, a little light on gameplay footage, but you get to see what I actually do at these events! Tim from EA2D makes an appearance, also at 2:28. Look closely, 4 player Snailshell Golf is being played in the background!

GameStop Interview

I should have a catchphrase…

GameSpot Preview

A great preview, but Shaun seems to believe that Fancy Pants Man’s original orange pants aren’t so fancy! At least not compared to all the great textured pants you can earn later on!

IGN Preview

Another great preview from longtime Fancy Pants fan Hilary Goldstein. Click to check out his impressions of 4 player Snailshell Golf!

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At FGS 2011

What’s up, everyone? So I’m currently at the Flash Gaming Summit, but we have another event coming up where we’ll be revealing another round of console specific features. However, you guys are way too awesome to keep waiting, so we’ll be previewing a new feature every day leading up to some great coverage.

Here’s some lovely doodles to start us off (oh dear I’m so impatient!), but check back soon for some real screens!

UPDATE:

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Yay camo!

This was seriously the most requested feature for a Fancy Pants Game, but it wasn’t something that I’m able to do in Flash (and no a mask wouldn’t work, performance would plummet). With the consoles, we get to use all that pixel pushing power to stream in actual pants textures on your player. And there’s a LOT to earn, but that’s a story for a different day…

More updates tomorrow πŸ˜‰

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Public Sneak Peek

We’re going public with the Sneak Peek, fixing some bugs, finding new ones, and generally making sure that everyone has the chance to try out Fancy Pants Man’s latest adventure!

On Newgrounds

Added support for Medals:

A tiny trial: Score under 400 on the Squiggleville MicroTrial.

An awesome trial: Score under 280 on the Squiggleville MicroTrial.

For Science!: Beat the sciencey challenge room.

Challenge Accepted!: Destroy all expectations and get over a million points!

Don’t forget to vote!

On Kongregate

On Kong, I’m tracking Science and Microtrial high scores, so show everyone who’s boss!

Once again, please vote!

If you want to help spread the love and post the game on your own site, you can use the following embed code:

Or download Mochi’s zip package.

And of course, if you’re wondering about the differences between FPA for console and World 3, check out the video below!

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NYC Fancy Pants 2 player

So, I’m over in New York right now, and we just finished showing off 2 player FPA in Fancy Pants Man’s second EA Showcase (FPA for console was announced at the first).

We had a round of press play a round of co-op through Squiggleville. The response has been incredible, warms my heart to see how many old-school platformer fans are out there! Keep an eye on the onlines, there should be some impressions going live tomorrow or so, I’ll try to link to what I can find here, too.

I hate hyping you guys up and not having anything to show for it, I’m going to scrounge around a bit and try to find some new images or something…

But yes, I can finally talk about console co-op (two Fancy Pants Mans (men?) ) ! Should make the next few reports even more interesting πŸ™‚

(races are super fun, btw)

Impressions incoming!

Joystiq

Kotaku

A huge thanks to Stephen Totilo for the great write up (once again the comments are staggering to read!).

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Cira’s Lyrics

Impressions are pretty far down, but it’s really cool to see the events surrounding the event. It’s easy to wonder what everyone was doing there, heh.

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If anyone finds more impressions from the event before I do, please post them in the comments below! Exciting! πŸ˜€

Pictures until I finish editing and dubbing the next report, after the jump:

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FAQs added for FPA console

I’m still getting questions about FPA on console and World 3, so I wanted to be completely upfront with everyone and make a FAQs page. There’s a few basic questions on there, but I’ll be adding more soon.

As for me, I’ve been finishing up a ton of late game animations. I think I’ve done around 500 frames in the last for days? (which doesn’t sound like much, but I’m animating in much higher quality than I’m used to, these are really turning out great!

We’ve been doing a lot of great tweaking and testing, and the game is really just plain awesome. You’ll be seeing a lot more of it soon, and like I aways say, there’s just so much that you haven’t seen yet I can’t wait to show off! πŸ˜€

Should have another report ready very soon, you’ll get to see some more finished areas from later on in the console game, fun fun πŸ™‚

Oh, and the link to the FAQs page, which is also in the side bar to the right over there:

https://www.bornegames.com/games/fpa-for-console/faqs/

– Brad

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The Fancy Pants Adventures Report 4

Just a quick run through the demo! Holidays are over and I’ll be catching up with the updates.

We’re on the last stretch and I’ve been working like crazy to get these animations finished. Gotta make sure you guys get the best. Remember the Angry Rabbit’s 6 frame moves? I’m up to 170 frames for the next boss, and that’s just for one move! Phew. Alright, back to animating!

After that, plenty more awesomeness heading your way!

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