Hi all. I figured it would be nice to have a thread where we share work in progress screenshots and thoughts of the cool projects we are working on, and you also don't want to start a new thread just for it. I know I'm often curious what people are cooking up! I think posts about discontinued projects should also be welcome here, since others can draw inspiration from them and also learn from their shortcomings, postmortem style. I think sharing these WIP and discontinued project screenshots is a great thing for our community to do.
I'll start with my first (recent, not including back in 2010) attempt at a fangame: I Wanna Dream of 100
, from a little over 1 year ago. I thought a 100 floor game with calm and dreamy environments and original (albeit crappy) art would be fun to play and to make. I soon found out that 100 floors is a *lot* of content, and that I wasn't as comfortable with fangame level design yet as I thought, so I dropped it. I do like a lot of the ideas it has though, and I just might come back to it. I later thought of ideas for a final stage and boss, and a neat gimmick that would play nice with the whole game: an optional collectible item in every room, which is only visible when you are near it so you have to hunt for it, and more challenging to get to than the hardest platforming in the main path, so the game appeals to both beginner and intermediate players.
I'm looking forward to what everyone has to share!
(Mods, feel free to spoiler these pictures if need be. I'm not sure what's appropriate. Thanks.)