Handmade Hero » Forums » Game » Will Hero ever find his arms!?
DLWood1001
Daniel Wood
5 posts
#1698 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 5 months ago

Will Hero ever find his arms!? ;)
Rooc
Roderic Bos
70 posts
#1700 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 5 months ago Edited by Roderic Bos on Jan. 7, 2015, 3:50 p.m.

And further more will he ever smile?

(Basic ignore full alpha pixels added)

The first thing my 4 year old asked was "why is he so sad?" :D
cmuratori
Casey Muratori
818 posts / 1 project

Casey Muratori is a programmer at Molly Rocket on the game 1935 and is the host of the educational programming series Handmade Hero.

#1707 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 5 months ago

He will not ever find his arms, no...

- Casey
JSnake
John Meyer
14 posts
#1721 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 5 months ago

cmuratori
He will not ever find his arms, no...

- Casey


So he's Rayman?
DLWood1001
Daniel Wood
5 posts
#1725 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 5 months ago

The first thing my 4 year old asked was "why is he so sad?"

Maybe he has an itch and can't reach it.
cmuratori
Casey Muratori
818 posts / 1 project

Casey Muratori is a programmer at Molly Rocket on the game 1935 and is the host of the educational programming series Handmade Hero.

#1727 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 5 months ago

JSnake
So he's Rayman?

In terms of the number of limbs attached to his body, yes :) Otherwise, not much in common, no!

- Casey
DLWood1001
Daniel Wood
5 posts
#1729 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 5 months ago

Casey: Can the floating hands be shot across the screen to fight enemies? Also, could we duel weld weapons and fight two enemies at difference quadrants of the screen? :evil:
Pseudonym
Andrew Bromage
184 posts / 1 project

Research engineer, resident maths nerd (Erdős number 3).

#1731 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 5 months ago

DLWood1001
Will Hero ever find his arms!? ;)

You mean weapons? Seems likely...

sub f{($f)[email protected]_;print"$f(q{$f});";}f(q{sub f{($f)[email protected]_;print"$f(q{$f});";}f});
midnight_mero
Nines Baobaberson
37 posts
#1732 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 5 months ago

Rooc
The first thing my 4 year old asked was "why is he so sad?" :D


Existential ennui, perhaps. It gets the best of us.



Pseudonym73
DLWood1001
Will Hero ever find his arms!? ;)

You mean weapons? Seems likely...


Our poor hero with only scissors for hands, has trouble with his clothes but makes a mean paper snowflake. Oh wait, an upgrade! One scissor and one chainsaw. ;D
monkii
Daniel
1 posts
#1952 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 5 months ago Edited by Daniel on Jan. 15, 2015, 6:55 a.m.

Can we please, please have a female character option?

The lack of female characters in games (that are not there to in some way please men), is so tiring.

Also, thank you for doing this series!

Edit: Don't know if it matters, but I'm a 32 year old male.
Pseudonym
Andrew Bromage
184 posts / 1 project

Research engineer, resident maths nerd (Erdős number 3).

#1978 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 5 months ago

I feel your pain, monkii. We certainly need a wider variety of protagonists in games, of all varieties. It'd be great if we could have that here. Having said that, I personally wouldn't be too disappointed if it didn't happen.

Casey hasn't revealed very much about the premise or story of the game, or indeed if he's worked it out in any detail or not. All we know is the genre that it's in, plus an idea of the art style. We don't even know if the hero has a name or not.

If the game has a story (and I want to stress once again that we don't know if this is the case or not), then IMO it may be difficult to allow multiple protagonists. The few single-player games which have a story and allow this (the Fable series springs to mind) have their stories carefully written so that it all hangs together.

Also bear in mind that this game doesn't have a budget that we're aware of, so more graphics means Casey's wallet is correspondingly lighter. Casey is too nice to say this, but assuming that it fits with the premise of the game, sending some money his way might be one way that it could happen.

Hell, we've only got placeholder graphics at the moment; it might not be too late for the protagonist just to be female with no male option...?

sub f{($f)[email protected]_;print"$f(q{$f});";}f(q{sub f{($f)[email protected]_;print"$f(q{$f});";}f});
Sand Whale
Ferran
6 posts
#2039 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 4 months ago

In Casey's desktop background you can read "Home for limbless children"

It didn't click for me until now, damn
Kladdehelvete
Livet Ersomen Strøm
164 posts
#2040 Will Hero ever find his arms!?
4 years, 4 months ago Edited by Matthew VanDevander on Jan. 18, 2015, 8:07 p.m. Reason: Moderation

Comment removed by moderator for sexist language.

sFence