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« on: October 18, 2011, 04:32:25 pm »
Hi! First of all, SFML is great library. Very easy to use and consistent. Our first commercial game Project Black Sun is now finished and released at Indievania. It is a challenging game with elements similar to what we have seen the Metroid games. You can go to check gameplay trailer at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pQ3G1ZICwKo

It uses SFML 2 for window creation, loading images, input handling, loading and playing sounds and background music. We didn't use graphics library because we will port the game for mobile devices in the future.

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Now available at Desura!

Demo links:
Mac http://www.mediafire.com/?s8qh5fh38r1b63t
Win http://www.mediafire.com/?cbuc6j6k7hygjq3

You can buy it from here if you are interested. :D
http://beta.indievania.com/games/project-black-sun/
http://www.desura.com/games/project-black-sun

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 12:17:26 am »
Nice trailer. Did anyone else see the Bellsprout at 1:19?

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 01:00:49 am »
Cool trailer, I like the graphics style :)

May I ask what you used as graphics library? Maybe direct OpenGL?
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 05:07:52 pm »
We used our own OpenGL rendering. :)

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011, 02:18:04 am »
That looks beautiful. Those detailed animations reminds me a lot of Metal Slug.

I'd love to hear how your mobile porting work goes. I've been meaning to port my work to mobile devices and I'd love to hear how other SFML devs do it.

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2011, 06:45:19 pm »
Very nice game! I like the smooth movement, the sound effects, and the music fits very well. Also the graphics is nicely retro and detailed. One thing is strange for me - the controls. I've run it from Wine, all went fine.

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2011, 06:33:57 pm »
Good game, bad controls. You should make W jump, shift crouch, R reload, Space Bar shoot, maybe E for grenade, and allow key binding so you can customize the controls to your liking. Most people are complaining about the controls in the reviews, and I agree they are rather awkward, but otherwise it's a good game.
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