Can you make a game like Syberia in Visionaire?

  • #1, by foremmaTuesday, 22. July 2014, 19:43 6 years ago
    Syberia had 3D backgrounds, right? And Visionaire deals primarily with 2D backgrounds? So would it be possible to make a game in the style of Syberia in Visionaire, or would it not really look the same at all ? I want to make a game like Syberia, with the same kind of graphics/interface/gameplay etc, but I don't know if that's something Visionaire is tailored for.

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  • #2, by afrlmeTuesday, 22. July 2014, 20:15 6 years ago
    Syberia actually had 2d backgrounds & 3D characters. Hence 2.5D.

    A 2.5D game is a game consisting of flat background (2D) & 3D characters/models (real time).

    Long story short: they created the backgrounds in a 3d program & exported out the background image & scene assets as .png files (or maybe jpegs for main background image, if it had no transparent bits).

    The main benefits over actual 3d characters is that they are affected by light sources & can also generate shadows. Also you don't have to create/export animation frames for each character direction because the character can be turned & rotated around etc.

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  • #3, by foremmaTuesday, 22. July 2014, 20:59 6 years ago
    Oh okay. I wondered if it was just 2.5D. The reason I asked was cause I'm trying to make a game in a similar style to an old game series that had the tagline "The 3D adventures". But now I'm thinking that series was probably 2.5D as well.

    I'm actually starting to think I don't even need to use character animation at all and can just use video files for my characters' animations, since I'm making a first-person game and the characters the player can interact with aren't actually going to be moving around the gameplay area lol

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  • #4, by afrlmeTuesday, 22. July 2014, 21:06 6 years ago
    Umm you mean for cutscenes etc? You can't actually place a video into a scene. You could have it play a fullscreen video after an interaction or something but any general scene animations will have to be done with the animation frame method.

    If you really, really want to make your game in 3D then may I recommend an engine like Unity or UDK, as they will probably suit your needs a little bit more. You said you knew a bit about programming, so if you know any C# then I guess you might be able to use either of those game engines. This is just a suggestion mind.

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  • #5, by foremmaTuesday, 22. July 2014, 21:17 6 years ago
    Oh okay haha I just downloaded Visionaire so I didn't know if you could place a video into a scene or not. Thanks for the suggestion about the engines. I'm still trying to figure everything out on visionaire to see if I want to use it or not but I'll keep those engines in mind, I like the ease of Visionaire though. Btw sorry for all of the questions, lol

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  • #6, by afrlmeTuesday, 22. July 2014, 21:26 6 years ago
    No worries it's what I'm here for - well not really, but whatever. wink

    I'm not sure you can place videos into any game engine specifically. In a 2D engine, unlikely. In a 3D engine, who knows. Maybe, maybe not.

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  • #7, by foremmaTuesday, 22. July 2014, 22:01 6 years ago
    All I know is that the old game I'm trying to make a similar game to plays their character animations using bink video files *shrug*

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