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Kickstarter Check-In: Pier Solar HD

OcelotOcelot is not declawedRPGamer Staff
edited March 2014 in Latest Updates
It's taken longer than expected, but the Pier Solar HD project is alive and kicking. We've got the latest screens and the current projected release date.
Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
Twitter: BeckyCFreelance

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  • Rya_ReisenderRya_Reisender Solipsist Snowflake Full Members
    edited March 2014
    That they actually mix low-res graphics with HD graphics is quite a bit disturbing.

    But it's nice to hear from the game again. The developers aren't really good with keeping the fans updated. They only update their website like once a year...
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited March 2014
    Yeah, their PR end seems pretty scattered. There's supposed to be a beta application available for Pier Solar, but I couldn't find it on their website for the life of me, so I had to assume it wasn't up yet and omit it for the story.

    If anybody finds the link to the Pier Solar HD beta application, post here or shoot me a note at news@rpgamer.com and I'll add it to the story.
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
  • sirsniffysirsniffy Member Full Members
    edited March 2014
    Good for them, but they really need to get rid of those pixelated blob sprites...ruins the whole aesthetic of the HD port. Replace those sprites with Higher Res sprites! Why have high res, beautiful backgrounds? They will detract from the characters!
  • ascii256ascii256 Member Full Members
    edited March 2014
    I think the HD update gives the whole project a Kemco vibe.
  • FrozenbabylonFrozenbabylon POW! Full Members
    edited March 2014
    Those sprites are doing nothing to help the look of the game. I'm kind of annoyed I backed this...
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited March 2014
    To be fair, the Kickstarter was always open about the fact that the game would have HD backgrounds and sprite art. It's right there under "Art Direction."
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
  • MasterChiefMasterChief I didn't learn anything! Full Members
    edited March 2014
    Well, hopefully we see the HD sprite art soon, because those low-res sprites are clashing against the background something FIERCE.

    [QUOTE=ascii256]I think the HD update gives the whole project a Kemco vibe.

    Haha, that's a way to put it, yeah.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "What the f--- is a Shakespeare?"
    -Rico Valasquez, showing off why no one likes him.
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited March 2014
    MasterChief said:
    Well, hopefully we see the HD sprite art soon, because those low-res sprites are clashing against the background something FIERCE.



    Haha, that's a way to put it, yeah.
    I think you misunderstood me. They're not doing HD sprite art. They're doing pixel sprite art, exactly as has been shown in every screen of the game. I admit I'm not the biggest fan of the style either, but I backed the project because I'm interested in the story and scope of the game (and heck, it was cheap). They have always been upfront about this odd mixed art style, so backers can't claim they've been misled or duped. It's right in the pitch and in all footage of the game.
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
  • King_TetiroKing_Tetiro Member Full Members
    edited March 2014
    ascii256 said:
    I think the HD update gives the whole project a Kemco vibe.
    Don't they have an option for the original graphics?
  • Rya_ReisenderRya_Reisender Solipsist Snowflake Full Members
    edited March 2014
    Ocelot is correct. They said from the very start that they will keep the low-res sprites and just makes the backgrounds HD (though on the screenshots we also see part of the background as low-res sprites like those vases). I was criticizing this from the very beginning which is also the reason why I didn't back it in the first place (but I'll buy it anyway if ever released).

    So all those sprites will NOT be done HD and there won't be an option for it. At least that's their plan. If we are lucky they might reconsider after all the complaining about it that they already received. Though so far they just ignored all complaints completely.

    I remember them mentioning something about an option to revert the background to pixel art, though (maybe it was a strech goal?).
  • King_TetiroKing_Tetiro Member Full Members
    edited March 2014
    Rya.Reisender said:
    Ocelot is correct. They said from the very start that they will keep the low-res sprites and just makes the backgrounds HD (though on the screenshots we also see part of the background as low-res sprites like those vases). I was criticizing this from the very beginning which is also the reason why I didn't back it in the first place (but I'll buy it anyway if ever released).

    So all those sprites will NOT be done HD and there won't be an option for it. At least that's their plan. If we are lucky they might reconsider after all the complaining about it that they already received. Though so far they just ignored all complaints completely.

    I remember them mentioning something about an option to revert the background to pixel art, though (maybe it was a strech goal?).
    I found the video that confirms the revert back to pixel art

    http://youtu.be/jGLuqOlptNE?t=41s

    So yeh. Take that as you want. I will be keeping it 16-bit :)
  • RaithosRaithos New Member Full Members
    edited March 2014
    Ocelot said:
    There's supposed to be a beta application available for Pier Solar, but I couldn't find it on their website for the life of me, so I had to assume it wasn't up yet and omit it for the story.

    If anybody finds the link to the Pier Solar HD beta application, post here or shoot me a note at [EMAIL="news@rpgamer.com"]news@rpgamer.com[/EMAIL] and I'll add it to the story.
    Been a lurker for years, made an account to tell you the Beta app can be found on the FAQ page for Pier Solar on the main WM site! Haven't heard anything back but have my fingers crossed. Can't wait for the game!
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited March 2014
    Raithos said:
    Been a lurker for years, made an account to tell you the Beta app can be found on the FAQ page for Pier Solar on the main WM site! Haven't heard anything back but have my fingers crossed. Can't wait for the game!
    Thanks, Raithos!
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
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