Animation Improvements

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:

  • Run
  • Sprint
  • Jump
  • Double jump
  • Landing

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.

3D Wires For Builders

The Build Editor just got a great update!

Introducing 3D wires! When building games you now have 3D wiring setups to help you keep track and overview of what you are connecting. The game logic is going to be much easier to set up and tweak from now on. The wires are visible at all times when opening the settings window, as well as when having a gameplay prop selected. See video example below.

When you click the port, a wire gets attached to your mouse and name of the port is displayed. If you open up a prop settings window, you can see the wires going into 3D space, into the other 3D props. Double-click on the wire to open the other prop setting window. You can even hover over each individual wire and delete it. Quick and simple.

Any build editor improvements you want us to bring?

All your suggestions, ideas and feedback are kept safe by the dev. team! To make it on the list of requests or feedback, simply join our Discord and share your thought and ideas in the feedback channel! Thank you for shaping CREY.

Meet the Builder: Torr3sZIKA

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!”

Torr3sZIKA

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!

In-game screenshot from The Past is The Future

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.

Torr3sZIKA Games Released in Chronological Order

New Game Templates Available

Just started building in CREY? Try one of the new game templates available. You can find them all in the TEMPLATE section. These are the first of many new templates we aim to release this year. Hopefully it inspires, helps and ends with releases of games.

The 3 New Templates

The 3 new templates each represent a game genre. The first one is an Arena Shooter template. This should help you get started building. And you can, of course, change anything you want.

The second template is the Platformer template. You can start building a 3rd person platform game using this game template.

The third template is the 2D Platformer template. A side-scrolling adventure setup to help you get started.

What Templates Do You Need?

Please let us know what game templates you would like us to provide in CREY. Join us on Discord and use the feedback channel or drop your feedback for new templates in the Trello board for builders. We look forward to reading your ideas.

CREY Games

Star Wars Builder Challenge

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!

CREY Games