New Parachute Graphics
Now the backpack and the parachute are independent, with the backpack appearing at all times and the chute itself only when used as expected.
I also decided to modify the height of the parachute, now being a head taller as the previous version was too close to the player in my opinion (chutes are often a distance away, after all).
Killbox Spike Graphics
Linking with the Audio Manager was done in the same way as I linked other scripts to each other which I had recently learned during this project.
- Throwing Rope
- Getting Damaged
- PowerUp Collection
- Deploying Parachute
The sounds I chose were simplistic and mostly from an 8-bit format which fits the overall art style, each sound was chosen to be noticable so that the player will subconsciously attach certain sounds to certain actions, hopefully making them feel more immersed and in-tune with player movement (which is key for platformers).
All sounds below were sourced sounds and will be referenced in the appropriate documentation.
- Spikes sound will play every time it touches a new platform making it seem like it plays the sound twice
- If the player is attached to the wall and continues moving against it they some sometimes stop completely and not drag down
There’s not much to do to solve this other than to replace long wall sections made up of multiple objects into a singular one.
I’m not so sure on some of the sounds I found (namely the Parachute) but it’ll have to do for now: the important aspect is the feedback the player now gets: the player should know exactly when they are performing an action, and audio is a part of that.