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Title: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: spelunky2dev on March 04, 2011, 01:20:25 AM
first of all i want to say thanks to derek for making a really fun game. i couldnt be doing this without him and i wont try to pretend anything else.

that said i have exciting news: im the lead developer for a new indie game being developed for pc: spelunky 2! we all love the original so i thought it was time to update it and turn it into a real game!

i really want to stay true to the key principles of spelunky 1 but i also want to take it further. so stuff like the rope will stay there but be made bigger/better like super ropes. bombs will be more realistic, etc. also he never got to make the game have good graphics so im gonna try to interpret what he was goin for but presentable. itll be 3D of course and i really want to push what the pc can do bc it doesnt get enough attention today. WATCH OUT SLOW COMPUTERS  :D :D

lots of blood/gore in the original but if ur like me u didnt get enough :D so thats going to be taken care of trust me lol. i never got too far so i didnt see if u got any more of em, but honestly what i played there was only a couple guns. wouldnt it be cool to shoot a rocket and blow up the walls? or a turret or something? definitely want input on what the default loadout/upgrades should be.

TONS of new monsters, thinking about takin the skeliton guys and running with it. my friend who is the lead artist designer on the project suggested zombies and were goin with that. i never liked snakes and dumb stuff like frogs, so this will be much darker, much more scary. think l4d with the smoker/hunter stuff that can jump around or grab you.

i hate how the old game didnt have a story and the character was just a guy, so im hiring a voice over artist to take care of that and hell be MUCH MORE fleshed out in this one. the girls name is Samantha and ull find out more about her. also rescuing her over and over again is dumb/doesnt make sense so the whole game will be about chasing down her killer. one of the flaws of the old one is it has load sections so well take care of that (open world, etc, maybe w a vehicle?).

ummm lets see. oh right, it'll only be 10 bucks at launch and if it sells as well as we think it will thatll go down to 5 soon after. but def want to hear if you guys think we could get away with 15 once u see a video. we havent really started yet so thatll be a little while, but ill post a link to our dev blog once we get it up so u guys can check that instead of going to this old site.

i think thats it! any feedback/suggestions appreciate etc etc etc. were tryin to come up with a subtitle (spelunky 2: from the deep etc), so if u have any ideas for that post em here.

thanks for reading and i love our fans!

EDIT: mods could you sticky this for me please?


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: halibabica on March 04, 2011, 10:31:19 AM
Um...for starters, there are no mods here, let alone anyone who could sticky this for you.

Second, this doesn't sound very well thought out.  How can you plan to make a decent sequel to Spelunky when you

never got too far

Really, I don't want to curb your enthusiasm or anything, but this sounds like an overly-ambitious project that would turn Spelunky into something that's very far removed from the original.  Do you have any experience in game making at all?  Have you looked at Spelunky's source code or attempted to modify it in any way?

Before you get everyone hyped up about it, I'd suggest you find out more about what exactly you're getting into.


Title: Re: I'm Making Spelunky 2!
Post by: hyperme on March 04, 2011, 01:54:30 PM
If English is your first language, you will fail.  Epically.

If you try and sell this, Derek('s law people) will eat you.

If you try and do this, it will be so far from the original Spelunky it would hardly be a sequal.

And when I ascend to modhood If a global mod gets make, they won't sticky this.

Why not just make your own game?  Just say it was inspired by Spelunky.  Don't make an unoffical sequal that mocks the original.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: hyperme on March 04, 2011, 01:57:25 PM
OH FUCK WAIT THIS IS A BLOODY TROLL HOW COULD I MISS THAT!

3D graphics?
Realism?
Open World?
Terrible English?

This is obviously a troll.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Sparkle on March 04, 2011, 10:11:26 PM
i think this duncebot might have been attempting to be serious.
LET'S GET DEREK'S LAW PEOPLE ON HIM.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: spelunky2dev on March 05, 2011, 12:37:35 AM
hey guys! im glad to see our project is causing some healthy debate bc ALL GOOD PRODUCTS DO! im not offended at all what some people are sayin and it tells me that we have an exciting, dynamic project on our hands. i just hope they remember that this is a good day for all of us! well be getting more spelunky!

ok so a few of you mentioned derek's lawyers. this is the only time i will address this but please listen to me well - spelunky was a free game so i can take it and make some more. its like if somebody planted a bunch of apple trees on public property and i ate some. no harm no fowl and hes not doin anything w it anyway.

and yes, OF COURSE we have the experience to pull this off! look what derek did and hes not even an artist! he came up with a GREAT idea and did an AMAZING proof of concept for us. all by himself! its time for us to take over but again we cant be grateful enough to him for his work.

ok guys time for me to get to work! btw any of u come up w a subtitle yet?

EDIT: heh "spelunky 2: bitches 'n gold" :D


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Pteriforever on March 05, 2011, 01:40:34 AM
Show me a video and I'll believe you. I'm skeptical.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Moloch on March 05, 2011, 01:53:26 AM
 ;D
Very funny, OP, whoever you are.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: hyperme on March 05, 2011, 04:12:12 AM
OBVIOUS TROLL IS OBVIOUS!

Furthermore, copyright law does not work that way.  You cannot sell a work based on some elses copyright.  If you do, you get eaten.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: halibabica on March 05, 2011, 05:51:26 AM
OBVIOUS TROLL IS OBVIOUS!
Yeah, there's not much else to say.  I could make a point about Spelunky XBLA being the non-free version, but this really is just trolling.

Cool story bro.

(everyone ignore this guy)


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Sparkle on March 05, 2011, 09:44:27 AM
i agree show us a video.
like now.
or some decent screenshots showing how you're making it and parts of what it will be/look like/etc.
and yeah, it's still illegal pal.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: hyperme on March 05, 2011, 10:37:00 AM
OBIVIOS TROLL IS OBVIOUS!

so stop replying.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: halibabica on March 05, 2011, 11:49:22 AM
Wait..."obivios"? ;D


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Xama_ on March 05, 2011, 12:43:43 PM
HEYYYYY!!!!! WTF GWAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
COPYRIGHT COPYRIGHT COPYRIGHT!!!!!
Derek filed a copyright on Spelunky! It is therefore prohibited to copy Spelunky to arrive at the commercial end!
GWAAAAA!!! DEMON, THE BURN IS FOR YOU!!! GWAAAAA!!!!!
Amicaly, Electron.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Kegluneq on March 10, 2011, 09:47:32 PM
Actually, "Spelunky" is a registered trademark, so yes, you could get sued over calling your game "Spelunky 2" without first talking to Derek about it. (Also, he actually is a pretty decent artist, please don't be one of those people who mistake low-rest pixel-art graphics for "bad art." Drawing on such a small scale is actually very difficult)

I suggest you follow hyperme's advice and merely say you're game is inspired by spelunky.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: halibabica on March 11, 2011, 05:40:30 AM
OBVIOUS TROLL IS OBVIOUS!


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Audioworm on March 11, 2011, 03:01:53 PM


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Xama_ on March 11, 2011, 04:03:26 PM
No... really?
OBVIOUS TROLL IS OBVIOUS!


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Patrick on March 12, 2011, 05:03:29 PM
hay guize I'm making spelunky 3 and 4

gonna sell it for $100 on steam

it'll have the option to play as a mantrap

yeah derp


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: halibabica on March 12, 2011, 08:47:57 PM
Spelunky as a ManTrap?  Now that's just ridiculous!  Get out of here with your silly ideas!


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Xama_ on March 13, 2011, 12:07:46 PM
I'm aggry with Ali Babouchka euh.. Halibabica.
Stop replying


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Patrick on March 15, 2011, 02:23:13 AM
Spelunky as a ManTrap?  Now that's just ridiculous!  Get out of here with your silly ideas!
tehn after that ill make spelunky 5, with the opption to play as pokemons trainer


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: halibabica on March 15, 2011, 09:18:24 AM
Okay, now you're just talking crazy.  How would you even COMBINE Spelunky and Pokemon?  How HIGH do you have to BE to even THINK something like that? :P


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Pteriforever on March 25, 2011, 09:46:22 PM
K. I've just searched up, and it turns out there's been a lot of action surrounding Spelunky. I've got some exciting news. Basically, after EFFELPAZE, some 5th-rate gamedev studio somewhere, bought the license to make Spelunky 6(Which drove the already-sequelitis-struck series to all-new depths), the rights for the series were in turn sold on to some other gamedevs, 2511 Studios, who have made several more installments of the popular series. They're making Spelunky 9! It looks REALLY awesome.

This is from the 2511 website a few days ago:

Quote

News -- 23 Mar 2011 -- Spelunky 9 Announced!

Hello to all our fans! Given the success of Spelunky 8, we're proud to announce the development of Spelunky 9!

The details aren't all set in concrete yet, and this will probably all change as we get closer to a beta release, but here's the plan:

-We're partering with Switchit001 (http://switchit001.com/products.php) for this major project in a complicated deal involving ads on our website -- They're letting us use the code for Blocks Online (http://www.yoyogames.com/games/136692-blocks-online-fix) as a base! This means a new physics engine to replace the dated Spelunky 7 engine, as well as a sandbox mode and online multiplayer!

-We're going to implement a lot of new content -- The game will have 20 areas arranged into 80 levels, 67 different enemies, 31 items, and several secrets and easter eggs to find. We're of course keeping the original snakes, frogs, bats, and so on, but of course there are going to be a lot of original ones.

-The new physics engine will require a rewrite of the water system. In all previous Spelunky games, water drainage is awful. We're going to set this right this time!

-We're going way back to old-style spelunky -- Simple 2D graphics, permadeath, and so on. We MIGHT add a story though to flesh out the world though, but it'll be sort of like the lore pieces in ToME4 (http://www.te4.org) and won't get in the way.

-As this is Blocks Online we're working with, and the game mechanics from it are staying, you'll be able to build blocks in Spelunky 9, guns are staying (although they won't be built in to the character, they'll be items of course) and bombs will be kept with minor changes so they act more like tradition Spelunky bombs. Ropes will simply be a kind of block. You'll need to collect powerups to build more blocks, as like bombs, instead of constant regeneration, and we're also going to be messing with the lineup of blocks available.

-For those of you holding your breath for online multiplayer, here's how it'll work. we'll have one official server that can be entered normally, but we're hoping to implement some form of IP-linking for private servers.

-Unlockables are also on the map, but we're not sure if they'll fit in to the game so don't be too excited.

We don't know when we'll get a proper release, but we're trying for a beta version next month.



Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: wurmy on April 01, 2011, 01:31:19 PM
Leave Spelunky Two to Derek Yu. :3


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Sparkle on April 01, 2011, 02:33:20 PM
I agree with Wurmy. :3 *starts humming lullaby*


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Patrick on April 05, 2011, 06:19:44 AM
Okay, now you're just talking crazy.  How would you even COMBINE Spelunky and Pokemon?  How HIGH do you have to BE to even THINK something like that? :P
Hali! Mod suggestion/request!

Spelunky: SBaHJ Edition

or shoud i say...,
"spulunky bro'

Spelunker = Hella Jeff
Damsel = Sweet Bro (warned you about spikes)
Tunnelman = Geromy

oh man, please do it!


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: wurmy on April 05, 2011, 01:49:44 PM
Okay, now you're just talking crazy.  How would you even COMBINE Spelunky and Pokemon?  How HIGH do you have to BE to even THINK something like that? :P
Hali! Mod suggestion/request!

Spelunky: SBaHJ Edition

or shoud i say...,
"spulunky bro'

Spelunker = Hella Jeff
Damsel = Sweet Bro (warned you about spikes)
Tunnelman = Geromy

oh man, please do it!
YES!!

...Who'd shopkeep be?


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: halibabica on April 05, 2011, 05:16:47 PM
Shopkeeper would be Obama, and he'd tell you all about this ECONONY


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Sparkle on April 05, 2011, 08:24:26 PM
Not to get into political fights but you know HILARY FORTHEWIN
:3


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Patrick on April 06, 2011, 04:44:48 AM
Okay, I seriously want this mod now. Bombs can be reskinned as 'games', spiders as dogs, keys as 'jelly', locked crates as hot gods...

You can do it Hali. You are the modder. It's you.

Shopkeeper would be Obama, and he'd tell you all about this ECONONY
to find out watch thing is true
BUY THE SHORTCUT?


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: halibabica on April 06, 2011, 07:44:27 AM
also scarbas

GLOWN IN THE DARK


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: wurmy on April 06, 2011, 11:16:33 AM
also scarbas

GLOWN IN THE DARK
Do they come in BLAPCK?


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: halibabica on April 06, 2011, 07:52:09 PM
they DO

acutally

they do NOT come in BLAPCK

to find out watch thing is true...play the moid????

-----

In all seriousness, I got some neat ideas and want to make this mod happen.  But dangit, there is SO MUCH STUFF on my plate already, I really don't think I'll have time!  I'll keep it in the back of my mind, though.  There's just too many irons in the fire right now.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: chanx on June 08, 2011, 05:05:43 PM
Why would this fool make a sequal to Spelunky seeing how Derek is working on Spelunky for XBLA, is this kid an itiot?


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Pteriforever on June 20, 2011, 02:38:01 AM
Yes. Of course he's an idiot! We were gonna make Spelunky 9, but Terraria beat us :(

Now we r makin Spelunky 10 and it'll be about 20% cooler.


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Wonkyth on June 20, 2011, 05:15:58 AM
Nah, I calculated it to be exactly 16.567 repeating % better.
Sheesh, maths is NOT your strong point, eh?


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: supermariousa on June 25, 2011, 10:29:54 PM
fail troll is fail


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Known & Unknown on June 29, 2011, 08:50:39 AM
Yes. Of course he's an idiot! We were gonna make Spelunky 9, but Terraria beat us :(

Now we r makin Spelunky 10 and it'll be about 20% cooler.

Did you just reference what I think you referenced?

If you did, I caught it in 10 seconds flat!


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: wurmy on June 29, 2011, 09:27:50 AM
Yes. Of course he's an idiot! We were gonna make Spelunky 9, but Terraria beat us :(

Now we r makin Spelunky 10 and it'll be about 20% cooler.
Oh god, Please no ponies in spelunky... ;A;

I like that show and all but I've had many bad experiences with equines...


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Known & Unknown on June 29, 2011, 10:35:06 AM
;A;

BEST, FACE, EVER!


Title: Re: im making spelunky 2!
Post by: Bae on June 30, 2011, 04:02:10 AM
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