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Jamul 11-04-2008 01:43 PM

Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Got thoughts on stuff that should be in the Winter Pack? Think either in terms of wintery things, or just in terms of gameplay elements you wish you were in there (maybe I can shoehorn them into winter style).

varkarrus 11-04-2008 02:02 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
I had an idea for the snowman. When he jumps, his whole body splits in 3, his head flying the highest.

The big ball goes up only 1 tile, the medium goes up more, and the head goes up the most.

The big and medium ball will try to home in on the head, being able to push blocks and stuff. The head, when not attached can only jump up one tile at a time, and can't push blocks.

WackieWatty 11-04-2008 02:06 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
For once I think I might actually try and contribute some ideas!:p

Well, it's Winter, so you could obviously have pine trees.
Also, snowballs would be a pretty cool idea. (You could make them roll or something?)
Stockings, as well.
Presents could replace the crates as pushable objects.
Candy canes! You can't have any sort of wintery thing without them!

I'm not sure what style of badguys you're planning on including, but you could include:
Evil elves(!?!)
Toy-making robots gone wrong
Arctic animals such as polar bears and wolves.

I'm sorry for the lack of specific ideas relating to them, but I don't know what sorts of capabilities you want to include in the game...

Julian 11-04-2008 02:45 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Have a Santa Claus costume! He won't be able to jump high, but he would be able to squeeze through tiny spaces shaped like chimneys(a tile), and he'd give presents to enemies to defeat them. :D

TyTBone 11-04-2008 03:04 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
I suppose you could do three different items to represent the three major holidays.

For Christmas, of course, a christmas tree. He might be able to bowl his round decorations at enemies, not killing them, but knocking them down for a few seconds. (Or he might have a secondary weapon with the star). Or maybe he could fly (not whereever, but off the ground a tad) by flapping his branches.

For Chanukah, a menorah that's a flamethrower. (He also might be able to use the candles as a fly straight up and down thingie, if an item is created to collect heat.)

Now that I've thought of it, a ladder element might be nice.

For Kwanzaa, maybe a traditional African headpiece that can envelope enemies if it lands right no top. And it might also have a "glide" ability, like the vampire.

(I know some of these ideas seem crazy, but I just wanted to stick them out there.)

A sled or reindeer powerup for Santa...

AtkinsSJ 11-04-2008 03:08 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Um, Julian, see the journal. :p

I'll quote my journal comment, irrelevant parts omitted, for no reason other than forum threads are easier to find stuff.


I think I mentioned before on the Beta board, but some sort of swingy, grappling-hook costume could be cool. Like ninja rope in Worms. Not wintry though.

Perhaps the Snowman could roll into a ball and smash monsters, Sonic-style (but slower). Or float on water.

Oh, another snowman idea - he can breathe icy breath on monsters, permanently (?) freezing them in place so they can be walked on. Would be most useful for spiders and pengulons.
Alternatively, Jack Frost could be a player role, but not the Supreme version probably. Perhaps he could freeze water as well so the player can walk across it, as well as monsters, so you could lead them to places. He'd have the freezing-breath too, perhaps.

ALLEN2 11-04-2008 03:53 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Evil Elve 1-he can do a 2 time jump and throws snowballs.His color is blue.

Evil Elve 2-He can sommon Evil Elve 1 if his HP is low and if its not low he will just throw snowballs.his color is The Kid M's blue color with a stick like the KM to shoot Fireballs.

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Good Elve-he has the K M's Stafe to shoot fireballs at the BadGuys and he can do a 2 time jump.His Color is Green.

Jack Frost-he is a cool person to be,he can blow cold air at the BadGuys and Throw A lot of snowballs,if you hold the Spacebar...He will Throw a BIG snowball.to blow cold air you need to hold Ctrl.If you dont want to thorw a big snowball...just tap the Spacebar to throw a lot of snowballs.(If you Know what i mean.)

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I will make more Ideas Jamul.SOON!

Coolguy 11-04-2008 04:59 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Elf Costume- Can deploy toy minions to march around and attack enemies. The elf can only have a certain amount of toys at a time, so he has avoid wasting them! His toys are immune to spike pits, so he can use them as platforms. Also, the toys can activate special switches, so you can have several fun levels about trying to protect the toy minions as they make their way across a map.

Snowman Enemy- An enemy that walks towards the player throwing snowballs. If the snowballs hit an enemy, the enemy gets permanently frozen into an ice block, or if a snowball hits water, the water turns into ice. There could be some levels about trying to lead snowmen to lakes to get them to freeze the water and such.

Giant Snowball Object- Similar to the pushable crates, except they can be pushed by anybody (and other snowballs), can damage enemies and the player, and they roll until they hit something (after which they get destroyed). Snowballs can also smash bricks in their way. This could be an interesting element in witch puzzles- Where to put the snowball?

Snowman Costume- A random idea! Not very unique, but it's just a new fighting style for action levels. The snowman can't jump normally; Instead, the up and down keys switch him through several spells to attack enemies with... They'd be things likes a freezing laser to turn them into ice blocks, or a deadly mutant snowball which arcs through the air like a grenade, knocking down any floating jawbreakers and keys it bumps (the snowman can't jump so he needs some way to get floating items)... Plus maybe a jump spell since the jump button is used. However, the snowman dies in one hit, and each spell only works a certain amount of times!

Snowball Costume, Idea Type 2- I've been thinking of various genres (like Vampire = Stealth Game, Werewolf = Fighting Game, Witch = Puzzle Game) that a new costume could fit in. So I picked Tony Hawk Pro Skater. :p The Snowman rides a snowboard, which slides around on the ground like he is perpetually in ice. When in the air, the snowman can press button combos to do tricks and earn points; Certain tricks create explosions when he lands, which is the only way to damage enemies.

However, there'd have to be some sort of limit to how many tricks the Snowman can do and still earn points, or everybody playing a snowman level that has no time limit will just keep doing moves over and over to get a high score. Maybe there's a separate ''Trick Points'' (like how Combo Points pop up when the Werewolf is killing), and those Trick Points are only used as requirements for opening up special point-requiring doors and such. Or maybe each move will earn progressively less points the more times you use it... Or maybe the snowman can only be placed in levels that have a time limit!

Some of his possible moves:
-Grinding on bars (or maybe grates, if you're lazy) to get across pits using left and right to try to keep balance... you can't change speed while grinding!
-Wall-bouncing! Not really a realistic snowboarding move, but you can use it to get the Snowman up higher so he can do more tricks before landing.

BryanSNK 11-04-2008 05:28 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Snowballs...they are stationary until you or a monster run into it...then it keeps going until it hits a wall or another monster or some other object.

Coolguy 11-04-2008 05:30 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
I just gave an idea very similar to that! :p (Look up one post)

varkarrus 11-04-2008 06:00 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Penguin costume

Complete with secret agent sunglasses, the penguin is able to streak along the ground, breaking objects, and can breath underwater. He also has 7 shots with a desert eagle. He goes to his costume spot to reload. The bullets will both kill enemies and push and break certain blocks. You shouldn't use it to kill enemies because you will need the shots for puzzles.

fourwind 11-04-2008 06:27 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Presents- Replaces Candy corn

Mini Yeti- COSTUME
The yeti can Throw icicles. These icicles can freeze enemy's, like the ghosts boo, but actually frozen. You can jump on frozen enemy's, but you only have 5 seconds before they unfreeze. You could use this freezing for puzzles.

Essentially, a boss.
They have 10 health points. KING YETI-Ill post him Later, Has 30. HE IS HARD TO KILL!
They take four tiles. The can't throw icicles, but they can do this: http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...cialattack.jpg
BUT they mainly catapult huge snow balls at you.

You will slide on ice. If the ice is a darker blue, it is slideable, meaning you can slide it around. Unfortunately it won't stop till it hits something. FORTUNATELY, it can kill enemys.

BryanSNK 11-04-2008 06:31 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas

Originally Posted by Coolguy (Post 215880)
I just gave an idea very similar to that! :p (Look up one post)

Wow...I completely missed that part!
Either way...I like the idea!

Coolguy 11-04-2008 06:49 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Jamul already has slippery ice tiles and a candy corn replacement, Fourwind! Remember to check the journal; It has a bunch of new stuff!

Although a ''Boss'' type monster would be cool... Something with a Super Zombie level of power... Maybe it could leap around trying to land on the player and shoot icicles, while the player can only damage/zap it by hitting it in the back? :p

TyTBone 11-04-2008 07:19 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
What about a snowman guy? He could stuff and more stuff...

:D What about an ice fisherman? He could use his fishing pole to swing across areas (like Atkins had suggested) or lift up items below him. (I'd like to see an ice shack as his ?vehicle? or something; maybe if he's in it, he can't jump but spikes can't hurt him.)

Something to strong consider is a way to either create bigger levels or to link "rooms" together, maybe a special (golden, maybe) door that, if you go through it, the screen changes to the other level. (Either way, with so many new pieces and characters, a way to make more rooms or space in general would be excellent.)

varkarrus 11-04-2008 07:43 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Maybe it should be a different enemy, like a Titanic Titan. The yeti bros. should be mini-bosses though

Megadog 11-05-2008 12:51 AM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Mini bosses are a good idea.
Also, have things that hang from the ceiling and if you get in 1 square, they wobble and fall off (Icicle?).
Something that if you kill, explodes to harm other foes and/or you.
Ice blocks that break if hit by an attack.
Just a start!

Coolguy 11-05-2008 03:57 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
Falling icicles (in addition to non-falling decorative ones to trick people) would be cool - It reminds me of the apple part of ''I Wanna Be The Guy''. :p

AtkinsSJ 11-05-2008 03:59 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas

Originally Posted by Coolguy (Post 216041)
Falling icicles (in addition to non-falling decorative ones to trick people) would be cool - It reminds me of the apple part of ''I Wanna Be The Guy''. :p

That'd be cool, just as long as it's not at all like the apple part of "I Wanna Be The Guy". :p

Coolguy 11-05-2008 04:04 PM

Re: Costume Party Winter Pack Ideas
That part was fun, though! :D Certainly less evil than the Costume Party level called ''Don't Become Prey''.

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