Yogoda and I are still planning to finish our mod, “The Magic of Aquaria”. I’m drawing most of the the graphics and Yogoda made all the maps and animation and some of the graphics and decorating, and Sindhi is now working on the story with Nightmareshadow. We begin the story after Aquaria ends. Sindhi began by drawing with pens and scanning art into PS, but she also has a graphics pad and is playing in My Paint and Gimp. We're including some screenshots and the URL to Yogoda's Photobucket website with lots more pics. Yogoda has finished our first boss battle. We are mostly done with a second boss, and Yogoda made use of the unused creator boss from Aquaria, so that one is done. There will be fourth boss to which DangerMouse is contributing.
After seeing Avatar, Sindhi decided to modify the Secret Garden part of the forest map; pics below. Nightmareshadow is helping now with puzzles, and Yogoda will be working again the end of March after he quits running the Minecraft server. We are releasing part one of Magic probably this summer.
This is the tunnel from the waterfall map to the Forest maps; see a view where it comes out on page 9 of this thread.
The Secret Garden, part of the Forest Maps, an homage to the Pandora forest in Avatar.
We plan to add creatures, both crawling and flying, and a new entity better than a pet. Sindhi drew everything but the flowers & moss.
Naija can walk along the branches and climb the trees now.
An example of using Aquaria tiles recolored in Gimp for a monochromatic effect; passage to the lowest cave below the home cave.
Two different color schemes in the Sunset map (entire Beauty of Aquaria map re-done) transitioning from one area to another
This is the large waterfall,where Naija walks, climbs, and jumps to the top. Yogoda made the basic design and a puzzle
for the door, which goes to the forest maps. New pic with butterflies and toned-down ivy.
Gaia in the World Tree, Cave of Creation, Don Goldman's astrophoto of the Iris galaxy behind. Yogoda made the tree, I added "leaves"
The entrance to the mystery cave and the coolest boss we've made so far. Yogoda went crazy with the spiderwebs.
This is where the cool boss lives, in the heart of the mystery cave; Yogoda designed and decorated this one.
link to Yogoda's website and more pics: http://s763.photobucket.com/albums/xx278/Yogoda/Magic%20of%20Aquaria