Jetboard Joust Devlog #57 – Title Deeds

Another fairly quick entry today – I now have a title screen!

This didn’t take too long to put together once I’d designed the logo – most of the time was spent messing around with different motion types. I knew I wanted the logo to move, and each word to move separately, but it took a while to get something I was happy with.

My first attempt had each word moving parallel to the ‘slant’ of the logo but for some reason I found this a bit disturbing, like the words were scraping against each other or something. There was something almost sexual about it and not in a good way. yes, I know that probably makes me weird. maybe it’s too extreme but I found it the visual equivalent of hearing nails scrape down a blackboard (if any of you are young enough to remember blackboards).

My second attempt had each word moving in a less uniform elliptical motion. I preferred this so have stuck with it for now. I did also have to separate each word on the logo and also separate the actual letters from the background which took some pixel-pushing (there’s actually four sprites here).

Adding the parallax was easy as I could pretty much just use the classes that handle this in-game with a few minor tweaks. I’m pretty pleased with the end result and think it’s certainly presentable enough for the alpha version.

Dev Time: 0.5 days
Total Dev Time: approx 100.5 days

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The Final (for now!) Title Screen
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2 Comments

  1. Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Well done, looks great.

    Have to say that I agree that the initial implementation had something annoying about it.

    Love the fact that you track time spent developing.

  2. Posted February 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks! Yeah, someone described it as the visual equivalent of grinding teeth which I though was a good description!

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