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  • Killing Floor Arcade (Possibly being ported to the 3s an Indie Game) mockups.

    A buddy of mine and me have been working on a 360 (And possibly PC online version) of KF. He wanted me to create a mockup.

    For those of you who have played indie games on the 360 such as Dead Pixels, Zombie Estate, or any 8-bit zombie shooter you'll know the style. It's the exact same style, with KF elements. The game will be released for 240 - 400MS points. Art was done by me, programming done by Rick. There are glitches such as the Sharpshooter having too many grenades because Rick mixed up the KF.Sharpshooterlvl2 with the KF.Supportspecialistlvl6.

    The layout needs obvious work, but other than that mostly what needs to be done is a ton of coding, the online client, and art. The Scrake, Crawler, Stalker (Invisible), Husk (+Husk animations), and Patriarch need to be finished. The Fleshpound art looks horrid, so that will be redone. The Clot and Gorefast are finished as you can see. Physics need to be programmed in, and Rick still needs to finish coding the attack animations. I have all the weapons done except for the Melee weapons. There are 1 or 2 beta versions lying around. Knife, Machete and Chainsaw I think.

    Our version will extent the level count to 15 if all goes well, including 17 new weapons. More pictures will be added in such as the menu layout and whatnot. This is strictly concept art and should not be considered to look anything like the final product.

    Regardless, I have a big doubt in my mind that this game will get launched anytime this year, especially not for PC. And I find that if the PC version does get released, we won't be releasing a beta for a long while.

    Expect more screenies soon. The layout of the game is very, very rough.

    Last edited by Ophidion; 02-23-2012, 07:14 PM.

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    I cannot help with coding but wanted to say this is AWESOME.

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    • #3
      That's alright! Thanks. ^_^

      Releasing development pictures soon. (:

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      • #4
        this looks very interesting

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        • #5
          Looks fun, but... isn't there going to be a problem with selling this? The fact that KF is TWIs IP being the main one. I don't mean to be the kill joy but you might want to look into that before it bites you in the ***.
          Whisky's Workshop
          "As you can see here, I'm -ALL ON MY F***ING OWN! Guys where the hell are you?!"

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          • #6
            Not to sure about legalities as that is not why I am here. I am mainly ideas and artwork. Rick is the one who deals with legal issues, and/or financial issues. I will talk to him about that. ^_^

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            • #7
              You'd need TWI's consent to use KF characters, images, story etc. They own the copyright to all of that stuff.
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              • #8
                But of course. ^_^


                I just don't deal with legal things though.

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                • #9
                  I'd rather like a KF mod for Cortex Command

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                  • #10
                    Looks sweet!

                    Then all I gotta do... is add lasers to it
                    Giggity Giggity Goooo!:D

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                    • #11
                      Just awesome KF2D sidescroller! Should be a PC multiplayer game!

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                      • #12
                        After all it reminds me the good old Picture Wars days ;

                        You had to design a pixel art army then make a "match" with other drawers.

                        It ended up in stuff like this most of the time.

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