July 24th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Dirk 1: Before & After
Torrin, one of my followers on Twitter, tweeted me a couple of days ago regarding the port of Dirk Dashing: Secret Agent! to the new Dirk 2 engine:
I thought that was a great idea. So here's a couple of screenshots of level 1, so you can see what I'm doing. This first screenshot is what Chapter 1-1 currently looks like in the public demo:
Keep up the good work. Have you thought about showing a before and after picture of the port?
And this screenshot shows what the same scene looks like now that I've ported it over to the new Dirk 2 engine:
You can see both Dirk and the snow wolf look much better with cel shading and shadows applied. You can also see the new scorebox in the upper left corner, and that the stun gas grenade has been replaced with the new drawing from Dirk 2.
I'm currently working on Chapter 1-2. I've already done the cel shading for Agent K in her winter coat, but I still need update the E.V.I.L thug. I spent most of today replacing the old store shelves (programmer art) with more professional-looking art, and adding extra furniture and decorations to the building interiors (many players have commented that the building interiors in Dirk 1 are too sparsely populated, so I want to correct that). I should have a new screenshot or two to post by the weekend. Stay tuned!