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Presenting the Bubblefrog, in animated glory!

Update 13: First Animations

Chances are you weren’t very impressed by the characters in Toki Tori 2 up until now. It is standard practice in game development to start out with rough placeholders and our process is no different. Exposing the new gameplay structure and finding the fun in that was more important and took up most of our resources up until now.

Now that that’s pretty much taken care of, we’ve begun animating the first creatures. Actually, Meinte (new to Twitter, give him a follow!) is spending all his time bringing the creatures to life. As with most things in Toki Tori 2, the characters will be quite a departure from the original. Feast your eyes on this example animation of the Bubblefrog.


Since our creatures are so much more important to the gameplay than in the original Toki Tori, we think they deserve more personality and custom animations. Actually, I think Toki Tori will have the least animations of all the creatures in the game, since he only whistles and stomps!

In the following weeks, we will be adding animations for not just the Bubblefrog, but also the Copybug (creature that copies your sound) and Toki Tori himself. Expect these to appear in the next build or the one after that.

For the newcomers, you can follow us up close by applying for a development build on Steam. We’ve got unlimited codes, and everyone is welcome to watch and help us make Toki Tori 2 great!

Collin, Thursday January 19 2012

The animation of the bubblefrog looks great :)
I'm looking forward to see animations of toki tori in this exaggerated style, because I really can't imagine that myself.

Daan, Thursday January 19 2012, 23:59

Great animation TT guys! Keep posting this stuff. Looking forward for Toki2 release.

Jur, Friday January 20 2012, 0:52

that animation is just awesome :-P really needs to make it to a t-shirt like mid-jump :-P

Doqnach, Friday January 20 2012, 1:03

After watching the BubbleFrog animation for the X th times.I imagined Toki Tori falling from a height onto a fully blown BubbleFrog so BF gets squeezed and pops back into full blown position, launching Toki Tori to a double height position. That would look awesome in cartoony style.

I don't expect TT to be able to jump so TT will fall from a platform straight down onto a BF trampoline/spring and gets launched again with just vertical motion, you could use one way attribute tiles (air when going up and solid otherwise) so TT can reach a higher platform.

Mr. Blinky, Friday January 20 2012, 15:07

Nice idea, but you could also use portals instead of one way blocks since portals are already made ;)

Daan, Friday January 20 2012, 15:37

Haha that"s cute :D

Petr, Saturday January 21 2012, 19:20

Oh that's so awesome. Coming together nicely. :D

Stephen Staver, Sunday January 22 2012, 7:02

Could we have a little Help/Tutorial page? I'm not understanding what stomp or whistle does or what these creatures are doing, so I just amble around till I'm stuck.

BOO, Sunday January 22 2012, 7:44

Hi Boo. Whistte is do draw attention, stomp is to scare creatures. Each one responds differently and it's part of the puzzle to find out what that is.

Collin, Sunday January 22 2012, 11:35

Wow so cute

Renox, Sunday January 22 2012, 11:38

Looking good! Good job!

Federico , Sunday January 22 2012, 14:55

Hi, Nice to see the creatures move, also the gameplay is from what I played good so far, Please keep up the good work, and thanks for the update :)

Cheers,

Wayne Padget, Monday January 23 2012, 4:47

Great job with the programming =)

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Charlie, Tuesday February 7 2012, 20:51

He iedereen, awsome animatie van de froggie character. De stijl waar mij dit heel erg aan moet denken is klaymatics zoals Wallace and Gromit. Echt heeel cool en ik ben heel benieuwt hoe alle volgende ontwikkelingen zullen plaats vinden.

btw somehow de facebook knop loopt te flippen als ik inlog ben ik niet ingelogd, zelfs als ik cookies and all enabled heb..??!!

Good hunting and the best 2 you all and Toki ;)..!!! :D

Frans, Saturday February 18 2012, 4:22

 
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