and how did you do the high res enemies? the enemies like the lizard/fly thing, the bird/butterfly thing, the snake-in-a-plant thing, basically the realistic critters. how did you make them?
The Blue Critter Adventure!
A downloadable Blue Critter Adventure for Windows, macOS, and Linux
FULL GAME RELEASED!
At last the Blue Critter Adventure is complete.
Help Blue Critter to find a way to leave the dangerous caves where it hatched!
The Blue Critter Adventure is about exploring an alien environment, it's not a classic platformer, even though it often uses platform mechanics. There are many ways to pass through the different caves. Move carefully, you'll need to figure out which of the creatures and plants are dangerous ...
For your convenience I added WASD support and a volume slider (thanks, Wishforge Games: https://wishforge.itch.io).
Some system requirements:
64bit operating system (more recent the better)
64bit compatible CPU
WebGL compatible graphics
Not sure about RAM, at least one GB, 4 GB or more is better
Windows 10. One of the computers I tested the game on was a Windows 7 laptop with integrated graphics- it's playable, but the light effects are missing and the game looks a bit bland
I didn't have the opportunity to test the game on Mac or Linux yet. If some of you guys would like to try it, I'd really appreciate your feedback – and let me know if you encountered bugs!
Don't worry if you'll get a notice from Windows Defender on Windows 10 because I'm an “Unknown publisher”. This may change when more of you guys have played the game :-)
I hope you'll check out The Blue Critter Adventure and let me know what you think - feedback is greatly appreciated!
Credit for the fonts used on the title:
"Spring" by Lime https://www.1001fonts.com/users/lime/
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- Update 1.4: Blue Critter got a death screen and bug fixesJun 21, 2021
- Full Game Released!Jun 14, 2021
- Major update: five of the six caves are open now!Feb 22, 2021
- Orange Cave opened!Feb 04, 2021
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Uh, sorry, saw your question first today... I made them with Krita, a free drawing program. You can use it to animate, too, really good. For the critters I often use photos as a basis, cut them apart in Krita and then paint on them using a drawing tablet. You really need a drawing tablet if you want to make more advanced animations and backgrounds, too hard with only a mouse.
Btw, sad to hear you abandoned your Drake Live game!
Also, how do you get the rainbow plant's seeds? How do you get them from the colored caves?
You first have to find them, one in each cave, then Blue Critter needs to touch them and they appear in your inventory (mouse over upper part of game window). When you have all seeds, you return to the strange plant in the middle of the main cave and see what happens.
Hope that helps, please let me know when something doesn't work as expected!
Wow! for your first game, the graphics are amazing!
Thanks a lot!
the game has awesome sfx, an amaing health system, and more that i can't even make! I love this game! DEFINETLEY PINNING IT TO TASKBAR
Like the other person, I'm here from OneyPlays also. :) Consider their short feedback (starting at 18 min in):
Duuude this rules
The art in this is so freaky and awesome!! Keep making stuff, dude!
(I got sent here by OneyPlays btw haha)
Thanks! Nothing borrowed here, all homemade :-)
Yeah, you're right, I should add an explanation at the closed doors! Two of the rooms will open soon, I only need to fix the sound there. The red door and the endgame will take some more time, still not sure which mechanics I'll use... I'm working on this on weekends since little over one year, had to learn several programs, figure out how to animate and so on.
Thanks for posting the "speedrun"! I noticed that the background sound didn't start as it should when you first entered the underwater cave. Did you install from the .exe or the .zip file? And did that happen only in the blue cave or also in other caves?
Regarding the mazes - you can zoom out (o) and zoom in (i), makes it easier to find your way :-)