Things have been quiet around here but Minotaur has been steadily progressing. I’ve been building new levels, positioning the cameras, placing the lights, setting up the traps and stuff like that. Right now, it’s over 6 times the size of the alpha version. I’m also working on a map system since the mazes can get confusing. Here are some new screen shots of mostly finished areas.
Don’t fuck with the pendulum
I’m going to do new death animations and make them swing faster. Thinking up some alternate titles – something visceral like Power Drill Massacre or Maniac with a Drill
So as I’ve been moving out of the testing phase and into finalized art for Minotaur, I decided to modify the pit design. Still not there, but I’m getting closer
Originally, I was thinking hanging scaffolding that you jump between but it looked kind of shitty. For one, all my environments are BPS levels (think Quake) – once the level is built, the blocks and rendered lighting can not be changed during game play. One of the drawbacks of using really old tech (almost 15 years old!). The engine also has no physics system. So long story short, if you jumped between scaffolding in other games or real life, you’d expect it to swing back and forth. Actually this would be great because you’ve have to time your jumps.
But unfortunately, that’s not going to be possible in Minotaur so I decided to change the pit rooms to old broken out floors, which actually make a lot more sense in the context of the game world – you’re in an old abandoned building, it’s going to be dangerous regardless of whether or not a psychopath is chasing you.
So yeah, it’s coming along. And don’t worry, finishing Minotaur isn’t a total waste of time. You’ll see all these updates and new features in Splatter Camp as well. That ones just going to take longer.
John from Retroslashers.net just posted a new article about Pitchfork Massacre. I recommend checking it out if you’d like to read his take on it: http://retroslashers.net/the-pitchfork-massacre-mystery-solved/
I did some further research and there was definitely no death scene shot for the couple in the basement as I previously speculated. The artwork in the Pitchfork Massacre ad is not from The Prowler. But I still think it’s still likely that a TV spot was shot to promote the film (Probably on video). Or at the very least a trailer cut together with Prowler footage. Will we ever find it? Probably not. The only chance would be: somebody happened to be taping local TV when the trailer was shown; that tape survived 30 years; and then somebody happens to view the tape, look up the movie and find one of these articles.
I’d say case closed… for now. But if you have anymore information, please don’t hesitate to contact me or RetroSlashers