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Offline ∫tan x dx

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Chalkboard Lemmings
« on: May 12, 2019, 02:22:06 pm »
Hi everybody!

I am excited to announce a new level style pack: Chalkboard Lemmings!

This style sees lemmings re-imagined as colourful doodles on a blackboard.
With silly drawings and an entire alphabet of terrain and symbols, this style is versatile and may even find use in conjunction with other styles!
The style comes with two backgrounds and pale, wispy sprites for the lemmings themselves.

Chalkboard Lemmings was created by my brother, and I am uploading it here with his permission.

Also attached is a small pack of three levels made with the style:

Back to the drawing board
https://i.imgur.com/ptFjEZ8


Let's play hang lem!
https://i.imgur.com/AAg0wvS


Doodling in math class
https://i.imgur.com/SrNbrpN


Feedback and comments are much appreciated!

Enjoy! :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: May 12, 2019, 04:07:58 pm by IchoTolot »

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Re: Chalkboard Lemmings
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 04:09:03 pm »
I've noticed that the pictures were not showing and I took the liberty to fix the links (".png" was missing). ;)

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Re: Chalkboard Lemmings
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 04:26:00 pm »
Solved the 3 levels and these are pretty nice little puzzles indeed! :thumbsup:   I might have a feeling my solution to the 2nd one is a backroute though. :evil:

Feel free to add more levels over the time when your brother gets new level ideas! :)

The tileset looks and plays amazing! :thumbsup:

I think some really good levels can be made from this and a set with all the standard letters and numbers is always useful. This would be a worthy addition to the standard library!

I've attached my solutions.

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Re: Chalkboard Lemmings
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 04:56:45 pm »
Wow, without even downloading the pack I can say this pack looks inspired and beautiful.

Although it was created by your brother (kudos to him by the way!), it's a strong showing off the back of your LOTY win :)

This gives other artistic creators like Colorful Arty a run for his money!
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Re: Chalkboard Lemmings
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 05:21:20 pm »
I think the idea of "Lemmings on a blackboard" can't have been executed much better.
Additionally, it reminds me of looking at just about anything in the surrounding world, like sets of objects, or shapes, and thinking about how that can help design a level - or indeed a tileset, especially if we're talking about colour combinations as well...
That's how it goes on in my mind anyway.

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Re: Chalkboard Lemmings
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 08:51:42 am »
That looks amazing! :thumbsup: Great job and thanks a lot to your brother for sharing this!

Does this also include custom lemmings sprites that look like chalk-drawn pictograms or similar? ;)

I'm only asking because I can't look at the levels themselves at the moment, but if this does include custom sprites, those would probably need the addition of Reacher and Shimmier (relating this to the discussion in another thread).

If it doesn't include custom lemmings sprites, just ignore this... unless you think it's an idea worth considering ^^. Just like the all-black lemmings for Arty's Silhouette style, some graphic sets profit from having custom sprites to look more cohesive. But then again, all-black lemming sprites are certainly a lot easier to create than such that look like they were drawn with chalk.
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Re: Chalkboard Lemmings
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 07:08:15 pm »
Hi everybody!

Wow, thank you all so, so much for your kind words! I've shown this thread to my brother, and he is deeply gracious for your compliments.

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... if this does include custom sprites, those would probably need the addition of Reacher and Shimmier ...

The pack currently does not contain those sprites, but my brother says he can update the pack.

Thanks again, everybody! :thumbsup:

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Re: Chalkboard Lemmings
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 06:07:36 pm »
That's so cute!!! :D <3 I love it!

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Re: Chalkboard Lemmings
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 12:30:34 pm »
I just found out I can't actually start the pack, because I get an error message about missing Reacher (=Shimmier) sprites as soon as I hit "play".

May I ask which sprites you were using on the very first level?

Because I have already reset the lemmings for all styles that haven't been updated to include Shimmiers yet (namely X-Mas, Highland, Machine, and Underwater) to default Lemmings sprites.

Does it happen to be an Arty Silhouette level? ;)
Ghost Lemmings - help us test a possible new NeoLemmix skill!
My packs so far:
Lemmings World Tour, my music-themed flagship pack, 320 levels - Let's Played by Colorful Arty
Paralems, a more flavour-driven one, 150 levels
Pit Lems, a more puzzly one, 100 levels - Let's Played by nin10doadict
Lemmicks, a pack for NeoLemmix 1.43 full of gimmicks, 170 levels