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Title: Dispersio is now available on Steam!
Post by: achpile on June 16, 2016, 09:17:29 pm
Dispersio is now available on steam!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/563180

Story
After a disastrous geological experiment, the Earth was ruptured into dozens of asteroids, some of which hold remnants of what humanity had left behind. Many space travelers explore these asteroids in search of treasures and ancient relics. It took approximately twenty years to gather information about the location of the mysterious ancient crystal, which will give arcane power to whoever first obtains it - and so our brave hero seizes the chance to go on a perilous adventure and be the one to unearth the crystal. Who knows where it will lead?

Gameplay
Dispersio is a retro-styled action platformer. As you progress through the game, you will have to use and combine special abilities, such as dashing, wall-jumping and more.

There's even a hard mode for hardcore players. Can you beat each level without dying?

Features
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx254GyFb5I

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Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: Sygmei on June 17, 2016, 02:02:12 am
Looks cool :) I think that the background doesn't fit with the tiles though :o
Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: achpile on June 20, 2016, 09:10:43 pm
Added fragile blocks and moving platforms. Looks pretty nice, heh :P
Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: PixelPicoSean on July 02, 2016, 09:05:01 am
Really nice one, looking forward to the steam version :)
Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: achpile on July 02, 2016, 05:42:23 pm
Really nice one, looking forward to the steam version :)

Thanks! For now I'm 50% done with levels ;) I hope project will be finished about September 1st  :)
Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: achpile on July 02, 2016, 07:09:53 pm
4 maps out of 9 is done  ;)

Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: Hapax on July 03, 2016, 08:20:42 pm
This has coming among since the post you made in the screenshot thread; nice work!

It does have an authentic retro feel to its look but it does seem to contradict itself within its graphics "retro limitations". For example, a lot of the design seems to suggest that one colour can be used at any time inside a certain area (technically two, if you include the background) but then there are area with multi-coloured images with a number of colours per similar block. Do you have a certain target style? Which platform(s) do you take as inspiration for the style?
Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: achpile on July 04, 2016, 07:45:57 am
This has coming among since the post you made in the screenshot thread; nice work!

It does have an authentic retro feel to its look but it does seem to contradict itself within its graphics "retro limitations". For example, a lot of the design seems to suggest that one colour can be used at any time inside a certain area (technically two, if you include the background) but then there are area with multi-coloured images with a number of colours per similar block. Do you have a certain target style? Which platform(s) do you take as inspiration for the style?

Thanks, @Hapax! Hmm, I don't limit myself with amount of different colors per screen, I just making game to look fine  ;) Colors are chosen from CGA palette (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_8-bit_computer_hardware_palettes#CGA)

And I'm inspired not by platforms, but by games =) "VVVVVV" and "You have to win the game"  :)
Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: Hapax on July 04, 2016, 11:25:34 am
Ah, yes, I can see that You Have To Win The Game does the same thing: mostly monochromatic background tile graphics with occasional multicoloured tiles including player sprite. The monochromatic tiles even adhere to the strict colouring system used in displays like the ZX spectrum where colour-clash is evident but the sprites and some multi-coloured tiles ignore this system. It's quite confusing yet slightly liberating at the same time  ;D

Colors are chosen from CGA palette (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_8-bit_computer_hardware_palettes#CGA)
I've investigated that page quite a bit. Infact, I included the CGA palette in Console Screen (https://github.com/Hapaxia/SelbaWard/blob/79ab58b379bb0fe540edfab26ec22324a20ca5a6/src/SelbaWard/ConsoleScreen.cpp#L179-L197).


Anyway, looks good. Can't wait to hear something about the story  :)
Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: achpile on July 04, 2016, 11:42:00 am
Anyway, looks good. Can't wait to hear something about the story  :)

Wow, the story is really incredible and crazy  :D

The earth was collapsed after nuclear wars to the asteroids, and the asteroids contains some pieces of human buildings etc. For example factories, castles, sewers, catacombs. And the other asteroids contains piesec of earth landscapes, for example icebergs, mounts, caves.

After Earth collapsed a lot of space researchers flown to the asteroids to loot values. So, the main character picked the asteroid with ancient castle to get the crystal which can fill a person with some powers.

And that's the intro.  ;D

PS: sorry, i'm still terrible in English.
Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: GameBear on July 04, 2016, 10:51:31 pm
This look really awesome :)

Not only does it look good, but it also brings me hope for what i wanted to make... 14 days? thats incredible... Great work man :)
Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: achpile on August 16, 2016, 09:28:03 am
Sorry for posting here too rarely, but I'll let you know when it'll be finished! I promise  ;)
For now all of the levels are done! So here's 2 screenshots of the last one  :P

Added achievements ( I think 22 is pretty enough, hehe  :D ).

And it's only dialogs and cutscenes left to be done... And steam support!
I'm planning to release it about end of September/start of October for Win, Linux and Mac.
Title: AW: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: eXpl0it3r on August 16, 2016, 10:39:49 pm
Awesome! Looking forward to it.

Are you gonna do a Steam Greenlight or do you submit it differently to Steam?
Title: Re: AW: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: achpile on August 17, 2016, 07:24:56 am
Awesome! Looking forward to it.

Are you gonna do a Steam Greenlight or do you submit it differently to Steam?

Yeah! I'll submit it to Steam Greenlight, but only when the game will be almost finished. I hope it will be soon :)
And of course I'll post about it ^-^
Title: Re: Dispersio - adventure platformer retro-styled game
Post by: CleverBoy on August 20, 2016, 11:59:24 am
Great work !  :)
Title: Re: Dispersio - retro-styled platformer
Post by: achpile on September 01, 2016, 09:18:02 pm
Finally Dispersio is on Greenlight! And now I need your support  :) Feel free to comment and share with friends  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUDNs6_Fuhk

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=756311760
Title: Re: Dispersio is on the Greenlight!!!
Post by: Tukimitzu on September 02, 2016, 02:05:51 am
Voted, good luck!
Title: Re: Dispersio is on the Greenlight!!!
Post by: Mario on September 02, 2016, 07:14:00 am
What I completely forgot to ask I think:

Does the game have some built-in timer for speedrunning? If so, maybe add that as a visible feature as well. I could bet there are speedrunners out there who'd get interested immediately. :)
Title: Re: Dispersio is on the Greenlight!!!
Post by: achpile on September 02, 2016, 07:33:08 am
Of course there is  :D Even with usec precise  ;) And in-game timer counts only in-game time (I mean not the level selection, pauses, cutscenes etc.)
Title: Re: Dispersio is on the Greenlight!!!
Post by: Mario on September 03, 2016, 09:06:58 pm
You should add that to the Greenlight feature list then I guess. :)
Title: Re: Dispersio is on the Greenlight!!!
Post by: Elias Daler on September 03, 2016, 10:19:39 pm
Just a small critique of the trailer: it takes 34 seconds for gameplay to begin. That's too slow, people usually don't have that much patience.
You should jump straight to gameplay as fast as possible. Or maybe try to show the story with in-game cutscenes if it's really that important. :D

Good luck with the Greenlight!
Title: Re: Dispersio is on the Greenlight!!!
Post by: achpile on September 05, 2016, 07:27:32 am
Just a small critique of the trailer: it takes 34 seconds for gameplay to begin. That's too slow, people usually don't have that much patience.
You should jump straight to gameplay as fast as possible. Or maybe try to show the story with in-game cutscenes if it's really that important. :D

Good luck with the Greenlight!

Thanks, Elias! In fact the first version of greenlight trailer contained much more gameplay, but I thought it's not a good thing to show all of the character's abilities in trailer :D
Title: Re: Dispersio is on the Greenlight!!!
Post by: achpile on September 09, 2016, 12:01:11 pm
I've made new greenlight trailer! Pure gameplay! Check it out  ;)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=756311760

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieXlew8E94w
Title: Re: Dispersio is on the Greenlight!!!
Post by: Hapax on September 09, 2016, 01:31:34 pm
New trailer is excellent! :)
Title: Re: Dispersio has been Greenlit!!!
Post by: achpile on October 19, 2016, 07:17:49 am
Thanks to everyone! Dispersio finally has been greenlit!!!
Title: AW: Dispersio has been Greenlit!!!
Post by: eXpl0it3r on October 19, 2016, 07:45:17 am
Awesome news! Congrats!
Title: Re: Dispersio has been Greenlit!!!
Post by: Hapax on October 19, 2016, 06:41:17 pm
Congratulations! Well deserved.
Title: Re: Dispersio has been Greenlit!!!
Post by: Sub on October 20, 2016, 07:41:21 am
Congrats!
Title: Re: Dispersio has been Greenlit!!!
Post by: Tank on October 20, 2016, 07:57:37 am
Damn, this looks harder than Zloxx II.  :o
Title: Re: Dispersio has been Greenlit!!!
Post by: achpile on October 20, 2016, 08:07:08 am
Damn, this looks harder than Zloxx II.  :o

No, there's a lot of chekpoints :) In normal mode :D
Title: Re: Dispersio is now available on Steam!
Post by: achpile on December 02, 2016, 08:00:41 am
Dispersio is now available on steam!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/563180

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx254GyFb5I
Title: Dispersio is now available on Steam!
Post by: eXpl0it3r on December 02, 2016, 07:50:37 pm
Awesome! :)

Here's the video of the live stream I did this morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILv-m2Wrr6E

Also for anyone interested I'm giving away 5 copies of Dispersio on Twitter (https://twitter.com/DarkCisum) once I hit 500 followers (currently 499). The 500th will get a copy DMed the rest will be tweeted out over a few hours. :)
Title: Re: Dispersio is now available on Steam!
Post by: DarkRoku on December 03, 2016, 03:48:29 am
Great, i really like the retro style, and the music make it addictive and challenging.
Title: Re: Dispersio is now available on Steam!
Post by: OmaManfred on January 01, 2017, 01:38:52 pm
Can I ask you how you integrated steam? I managed to get the overlay pop up, but it crashes on screenshots..
Title: Re: Dispersio is now available on Steam!
Post by: Mario on January 01, 2017, 06:22:31 pm
Steam overlay should actually work out of the box once you launch your SFML program through Steam. The other API stuff is provided by the steamapi.dll (and platform equivalents), although I'm not sure about the licensing terms regarding the API details.
Title: Re: Dispersio is now available on Steam!
Post by: achpile on January 04, 2017, 01:43:47 pm
Can I ask you how you integrated steam? I managed to get the overlay pop up, but it crashes on screenshots..

yep, someone noticed me abt crash on f12. but i can't test it now, because i'm on trip till jan 8th
Title: Re: Dispersio is now available on Steam!
Post by: achpile on June 26, 2017, 07:13:48 pm
Dispersio is on Steam Summer Sale! 26% discount!  :) Save $0.26 and get it just for $0.73  ;D

http://store.steampowered.com/app/563180
Title: Re: Dispersio is now available on Steam!
Post by: Tank on July 12, 2017, 06:24:39 am
I still think you are totally underpricing your own product. ;-)
Title: Re: Dispersio is now available on Steam!
Post by: achpile on July 12, 2017, 07:29:27 am
I still think you are totally underpricing your own product. ;-)

Well, i realized that to be honest  :) But raising prices is a mauveton imo  ;)