Monday, February 3, 2014

New features preview


So, these new features will give you even more options to customize the way you control Samus. Morphing with just a button can give you a lot more versatility, specially when using analog sticks. For those with analog controls, Samus can walk if you push the stick halfway towards a direction.
And the coolest, and potentially most useful, Aim Lock. Holding the Aim Lock button will force Samus to aim in a specific direction, and walk instead of run. This makes some of the harder Metroid fights more interesting, since you can now strafe and position your shots better.

These features have been in development for quite a while. Now that they're working properly and bug-free, they are officially a part of the engine. You'll be able to try these out on the upcoming demo.

And last but not least, Decayed, an awesome AM2R fan, donated a Game Maker Ubuntu Export Module license. This means that, whenever the project is migrated to Studio, a Linux port will be very likely to be developed.
My gratitude to this great person, he's starting his own project, so make sure you visit his webpage every once in a while.

As always, your thoughts, comments and suggestions are welcome.

45 comments:

the7thGuest said...

Cool Stuff ! Doc i just thought of AMR2 :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing stuff Doc! Keep on being amazing man! I wait for the completion of the next section of the demo with baited breath.

StarlinkNova said...

Looking good Doc! I can't wait for the new demo. Keep up the good work sir. :)

Chapolin Colorado said...

As a Retro Gamer, I hardly get excited about new games releases, so I don't pass through that "OMG when is this going to be released?","OMG I can't wait to play this" and stuff... But AM2R is doing this to me! I NEED TO PLAY THIS!

Keep the great work Doc, and then we can throw in Nintendo's face: "See this? Why didn't you do this? That's why you're in a crisis!". Lucky we have people like you Doc, fans that don't fuck up good things!

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Hopefully you will be cleaning up some of those animations though. In some of them Samus looks like she's moonwalking.

Anonymous said...

Doc, amazing work! With all the impressive work that you have put in, it feels like an entirely new game. I can't wait for the next demo. Doc, you are awesome. Thanks a bunch for putting in the effort and making this. :)

Nintendo Maniac 64 said...

For any future AM2R videos, could you please upscale them 300% via nearest neighbor? YouTube's video quality at 240p is pretty poor, so pixel-tripling to 960x720 is a very good idea for retaining visual clarity.

Blacksoul said...

From what I understand you're using Game Maker, but when the game will be over the engine that you have created with GM you release it public so that people can create their own games metroid?

BERGEN LOGIC said...

Finally! A new update! The game is looking great. Like so many others I cannot wait for this to be finished. For that matter I'm looking forward to the new demo. Keep it up.

Jordan Marshall said...

Wow, it's looking so nice and polished. You're doing amazing work, I've been following the project from the start and I can say I am more than blown away by what you've managed to do so far. Thank you. I can't wait to play the final game :)

Anonymous said...

This just keeps getting better and better. Good work Doc!

Anonymous said...

@Blacksoul The closest he is going to get to making this open source is creating modding support for his engine(that is, if everything goes as planned).

djnforce9 said...

Looking very nice. I've been following the blog for this project for quite some time and the game has really come a long way from the looks of it. I've refrained from playing any demos released though as I want the full experience my first time playing. Looking forward to whenever that day may be.

Cidwel said...

I'm following this project since the beginning...I ..can't..handle...more PAIN

Anonymous said...

hi doc. this is terra :)
i like the moonwalking effect, as i remember you could change the settings on super metroid and also do this.
glad to hear your still working on the project
i have just one request,
try not to put too many extra things in this game, otherwise its going to seem too advanced for metroid 2, so far its getting more advanced than fusion, zero mission and super metroid.
i will continue to follow this amazing project as metroid 2 story was my favourite of the series
this game was owed the remake you are making
cannot wait for the next demo :)
hope all is well,
thank you

Anonymous said...

I really apreciate your work
saludos desde chile

Justin Dearing said...

Has aonyone else commented on how AMAZING the sounds, ambiance, footsteps, and FEEL for this game are???

Doc - keep going strong! A rock solid timeless classic is what you are making and I don't care how long it takes.

I will play this for the rest of my life.

THANK.
YOU.

Thank you for all your sacrifices and determination to see this through.

Unknown said...

!!!!! Holy crap!! This is quite the update. :D I'm so excited that the project can have a linux release! Thank you, Decayed!

The video of new features looks incredible too... I can't wait to try the new demo out. You rock!

Unknown said...

Keep up the good work!

Greetings from México.

yonathan said...

Bien!! ya se viene el demo!! XD eso de auto apuntar me parece bien no es que sea realmente dificil apuntar simplemente a veces se torna dificil supongo que con esto sera un poco menos tedioso apuntar a un metroid xD.

Gracias al colaborador que te ayudo con esa, estará muy bien que este para linux tambien todos deben probarlo! n.n saludos y esperando otra noticia mas!!

Miguel Rodrigo contreras López said...

Estas haciendo un buen trabajo, quisiera que me ensañaras a como hacer engine, bueno, feliz año nuevo y espero que tu juego pueda triunfar si lo pusieran para Nintendo 3DS y WII U.
Espero que el proximo demo del juego este mejor, por cierto, lo haz jugado en Windows 8, como que se alenta el movimiento de los personajes.

ジェノヴァセフィロス said...

VERYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Greaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!

I will support!

Anonymous said...

Just finished the demo, you did an awesome job so far. Looking forward to further development... keep up the good work :)

Anonymous said...

This looks superb, very exciting! It genuinely looks like the kind of progression I would expect from a Nintendo team not just one person (and I think I'm being generous to Nintendo there!). This is even more reason to say well done, keep up the good work and most of all thank you. I feel when this is done it will greatly improve Metroid's pedigree.

Anonymous said...

A linux port would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

Wow! despues de mucho tiempo estamos Probando la ultima version del demo y es espectacular!

Felicitaciones!


MarioFTI

jorge said...

so good take your 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 points

Anonymous said...

Ничего себе, спасибо Decayed для подарка Док. Я не могу ждать, чтобы, наконец, играть AM2R без отставание от вина.
Привет из России DoctorM64!

dear said...

thank you very much !

Anonymous said...

When is the new demo coming out? lol

Anonymous said...

I think the the auto climb is great, but it could use an automatic version of it where all you have to do is walk into something and it climbs for you. You should also be able to switch this on and off in the options.

Anonymous said...

wow this looks great. the aim lock is someting i thoght a lot of 2D metroid games needed so it is great to see it here. keep it up you make some big studios look stagnent in comperison

sdf185 said...

Love the demo. Cannot wait for the full game to be released. However i ran into a glitch where a Metroid appeared and killed me right at the start of the second area and the metroid battle music continued to play even though i was back at the title screen. Be sure to fix this issue right away.

Jer said...

Huh, it feels like it wasn't so long ago when you've first started AMR2.. but as of today I can tell that it has grown so much! With it's new beautiful artistic sprites, tile sets, lighting features, and game mechanics, your project is looking so stunning and gorgeous that even makes it's own unique game!

I am so very proud to be your follower, and I will continue to do so as I lend my voice and encourage you and your team to reach that ultimate goal.. the completion of a well crafted fan game that the franchise so rightfully deserves.

You guys are so close to fulfilling that goal as I'm looking forward to it, but hey there is no rush! Steady as she goes~

Anonymous said...

HI doc Great game you are making i will give you A geographic Map From sr388 Im not sure if this can help you

Anonymous said...

oh i forget the link XD

http://metroid.retropixel.net/metroid2/metroid2_map.gif

Anonymous said...

niceeee

Anonymous said...

For the metroid remaining to HD is metroid Zeta and metroid queen the metroid zeta looks like a dog or something XD metroid queen resistance is 100 misiles or You can put bombs or power bombs in his stomach the metroid omega resistance is 30 misiles or You can put the metroid fusion method , the ice beam ,the metroid zeta resist is 20 :)

Anonymous said...

I really want to thank you for all the time and hard work you have put into this.
I eagerly await the day this game is released.
If this game turn out as good I think it will, I definitely won't be playing the GB version whenever I do a Metroid marathons.

Anonymous said...

This is the best game ever :D
Keep up the awesome work!

sheron36db said...

The demo is awesome, keep up the great work. I'm impatient to play the final version. Thank you for this awesome demo. :)

Anonymous said...

Yo, Doc. I have greatly enjoyed the demo so far, and look forward to the next one. Thanks a bunch for doing this. Metroid is my favorite series, but I've never had the time nor the patience to get lost on SR-388, so what you're doing is allowing me and others like myself a chance to experience a key part of the series, and I appreciate that.

Anonymous said...

HOLY O.o i see the preview 4 of your game Doc And i love the Plasma Beam combined looks so mortal and Too powerful also i see the zeta evolution O.o.O

Anonymous said...

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William Baldwin said...

This is so well done. It's incredible that this was done almost as a solo project instead of by a Nintendo team. This fits right in with the Metroid series as a remake on par with Zero Mission, and far exceeds the original Metroid 2. Thank you for doing this.