Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Edward Usher Project

Edward Usher Run cycle from Kenneth Coker on Vimeo.

I just joined up with my brother on a video game called the Edward Usher Project. Its a 2d adventure platformer that looks wonderful, plays great, and is loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe's short story, The Fall of the House of Usher. I'm working on all the animations and character designs for the project and I have to say its quite fun working on 2d animation for a change. Here is a basic run and jump cycle I recently completed. Some of the frames seem kind of choppy because the game engine can only use 2 frames for the jump and 3 frames for the fall, but I think it looks pretty lively and stylized because of that. There's also a video of the game running with a stand in character here.
Anyway, I am however still working on an animatable 3d Jonah so have no fear, he'll show up before the end of the month... I hope.