Desibon: Fluffed mode and defluffed mode! The blog caption here is “fluffy things and robots,” so it was pretty much required to post this. Desibon was KittenEater McPunchFace's winning entry in the Endless Mode boss contest. Thank you for designing the world's first vertical sheep flower bot!
I thought about a “frankenstein’s disaro” level I made in Copy Kitty and then I remembered the Nazter drawings I’d drawn and decided I hadn’t had enough.
Next version of Copy Kitty is getting decently close to being done. If you’re new here and don’t know what will be included, basically it’s reworking Endless Mode a bunch to include bosses (like the above one), as well as making Hard Mode missions a lot more varied and fun.
Thing is, both of those are pretty huge changes, and I don’t feel 100% confident that they’ll be perfectly-developed first try. In addition, there were a lot of catnip goals that were met, and while that is super awesome, it adds a little bit of extra development time.
So basically, the plan’s a tiny bit different this time around. We’ll finish adding in all the Endless bosses and the Hard Mode missions, and then release version 1.8. A few weeks later, after all the feedback has been gathered, we’ll release 1.81 with all that stuff in mind, plus the remaining catnip things that weren’t finished in time for the base release.
I think this system will work a lot better in this case. If 1.8 was the full version, I know that it would end up having one boss that’s too difficult, or one annoying glitch that sneaks through, and then people would be complaining about that all the way up until the next full version - so this little intermediate version will help ensure things run as smoothly as possible. This is a pretty big update, so that’s why we’re taking these extra precautions.
Also hi yoshicookiezeus, I hope you like the redesign of your boss :P
are the graphics in Copy Kitty models or sprites?
They’re made in 3D, but then rendered out into a sprite sheet to be displayed in the game. This lets me have really high-detail models without causing any slowdown, and gives me some additional control over how they’re displayed (like warping it, or displaying glowing stuff that will always be behind it even if it wouldn’t physically make sense). Here’s what one of the files looks like:
Will there be future boss contests?
Most definitely! They’re super fun and they get some great community involvement going on. The only real problem is that it’s a pain to make some of the bosses, since there are so many good entries! As a reminder to people, the blog has been somewhat inactive, but if you want to see progress on stuff, check here where I post every day, usually relating to the new bosses.
Someone also asked “is an online versus mode planned”, which the answer is “maybe”.
any plans on making an online multiplayer mode for copy kitty?
Definitely planned! A co-op mode is actually the original reason we came up with Savant being playable. Don’t expect it to happen super-soon, though.
um tumblrs not letting me ask a question while im logged in :( could i perhaps get the copy kitty songs emailed to me if i drop ya my email? o:
Yeah, although it doesn’t let you post links in a question, so just put spaces in it and I promise I’m smart enough to figure out what it is :P