Open Gunner Starter Kit
This is a complete and high quality "starter kit" for a "run'n gun" style platformer/shooter game.
I have been planning to do this kind of set for a long time but haven't had time until now...it took me about 2 weeks to make this.
The idea here was to combine the look and feel of the three best run'n gun games ever: Turrican, Megaman X and Contra, and see what would come out of it, and this is the end result. :)
And as you can see I named the set "Open Gunner", which basically means that other people too are welcome to expand this set if they want. For this purpose I have also included a "style guide" amongst all the stuff found here.
The most important thing here is the Hero character, which has 120+ frames of animation...In addition to normal stuff like running and jumping I also made animations for ground crawling, ladder climbing, for Megaman X style "speed dash" and "wall jump", and poses for Contra style 12-direction shooting, including both standing and running variations (12 shooting directions when standing, 8 when running).
Other things included in this kit are: A basic tileset for a simple test level (quite average, I'll make better tiles in the future), an enemy soldier (simple palette switch from the hero), some ground turrets and small enemies, a cool looking robot mech, some energy bars, a small game and level object set (lifts, doors etc), and the Open Gunner font set (with two different fonts: big and small).
I didn't make any bullets or explosions though, but the good old ones should be 100% compatible:
And the "bullet collection 2" linked above of course has those 16-way blaster bullets, use them for the hero. :)
So, I think this is a good start for a nice run'n gun starter set. Although of course some stuff is still missing, for example some better tilesets, more enemy types and maybe a few alternative "skins" for the hero. But most likely I'll gradually make more stuff for this in the future, and so it'll get better as time goes on. :)
And as I mentioned earlier, others can add stuff too. Just follow the style guide that is included in the files. And when making a submission, put the words "Open Gunner" both in the title and keywords so that people will more easily find this stuff here on OGA.
If you use these graphics anywhere, then give credit to "Master484", and if possible also put a link to my OpenGameArt profile and maybe also to my website: http://m484games.ucoz.com/