We’re currently working on improving player animations. It is still subject to continuous development and this dev. blog is revealing a first of many to-come animation improvements across CREY. We’re delighted to reveal work, which is essential for the feel, when playing games. We welcome the first of many waves of animation improvements in CREY.
“Controlling a character should always feel responsive and rewarding” -Marko, Animator at CREY Games.
The New Animations
This first wave, which is on live now, consists of the following:
Iterations are still happening and new animation improvements, covering additional areas will arrive in the time to come.
Any Animation You Miss In CREY?
Let us know if you have any suggestions for cool animations, dances, emojis and other stuff in the Discord channel. Join the community and share your thoughts.
Torr3sZIKA has published 4 games in CREY already. Each differ in design, genre and story. We grabbed the builder and asked some questions, to get to know more about the thoughts and ideas for building games.
“No matter your age, you can build amazing things in CREY!”
How and why did you start building games? What inspired you?
I started playing a game at the age of 6 on my cousin’s Game Boy, which made me love the games! When I turned 10 I entered a Scratch academy at my school and that’s when I learned logic building. From there I tried to improve my skills. I looked for an engine and I found CREY!
Where and how do you get ideas for new projects?
I get ideas by imagining something I couldn’t experience in real life, right now. Like living while there is an apocalypse or climbing Mount Everest!
What’s your favorite CREY game you’ve created?
The Past is The Future! It has some bugs, but it was my first game and I was starting to explore and understand the editor. I was having so much fun doing it! First time doing some thing often becomes unforgettable.
Short about the game: Bruce had a car accident. After that, his daughter disappears! Bruce, knowing his daughter disappeared, decided to go after her. He is experiencing memories along the way!
What are your favorite things about CREY and its community?
What I like most about CREY is the way you build. The ‘logical building’. It reminds me of the old days in Scratch and the editor! In regards to the community; it is the union we have! Awesome community.
Can you share a few tips and tricks with other game builders in CREY on how to get started?
Try to look for tutorials, like Jimmy Jules, Scuden, Gwan and stay tuned for upcoming academy builder opportunities. And the most important tip of all: Never give up!
Are there any exciting new projects you are working on at the moment?
I am currently planning the game ‘Everest’ as an upcoming project for FlashLight Studios. Flashlight Studios is something I started together with other builders from the CREY community. We build games together. I can recommend finding other builders as well, to anyone who want to work on big or many projects.
It’s time to display some of the amazing games built and shared on Discord. If you would like to be featured in future community posts, join us on Discord and share screenshots and recordings of what you have built. Alright, let’s get started…
4 game logic gates have arrived along with the Dynamic Leaderboard gameplay prop! You can now set up a leaderboard for your multiplayer game. You can set as many Leaderboards in your game as you’d like, each containing different values you want to show in your game. In addition to that, you can choose to display a leaderboard on the website as well. This will be visible in the game details tab called (surprise) Leaderboard. You can always replace what leaderboard is shown on the website. Let’s jump into showing the new gameplay props
As we get around May 4th 2020, it’s time to restore balance to the force! And we encourage all builders to help do so. This challenge is about making fan art and tributes, inspired by the amazing Star Wars movies. You decide what to use and how. Choose your template and get building.
How To Submit?
1: Save the game with the name Star Wars Tribute
2: Release your game/world
3: You are now participating in the challenge
What To Build?
As long as it is inspired from the Star Wars universe, it is completely up to you, whether you want to build a world, game or unit. You can even make a time-lapse (speed build) video of what you create.
You can even decide to make a mini game or small showcase. This is a fun example of a small showcase where you can’t play, but only watch, as the horrible high ground scene unfolds right before your eyes! TRY IT HERE.
When Will The Star Wars Builder Challenge End?
Challenge ends Friday the 15th of May at 2pm CEST. Winner announcement Friday the 22nd of May. See countdown here. Good luck to everyone participating. May the force be with you!
Remix the Game 2 challenge has ended. And with an impressive expansion to the Challenge Box, the winner of the builder challenge is jordo97. Congratulations on winning 300 gold, which can be used to purchase an avatar from the Marketplace.
The Winning Game
jordo97’s Remix2 Game expanded a lot on the challenge box. Different islands were added along with lighting and new environment as well. Try the game here.
Congratulations to ChisleLP on winning the Mini Game Builder Challenge with the game Keep Balance It! The game is a classic balancing setup, where your mission is to see how many objects you can manage on a plank. The current #1 on the leaderboard for Keep Balance It! is the player omm with a score of 19!
ChisleLP takes away 10000 gold, which can be used to purchase asset packs.
Recap From the Mini Game Builder Challenge
The next builder challenge will be announced this month. Stay tuned.