What was to be quick side project turned into a beast that took me over 3 months... Three months of forsaking and returning, three months of occasional work suicides and sleepless nights...
In contrast to my previous flash works, this one was supposed to be based on smoothness and simplicity - the charms of internet flash i used to ignore until now.
Unfortunately some scenes in there are far from simple...
Enough nagging. Watch the movie.
(There are quite many people that get confused by the ending. Just to let you know - yes, it's supposed to be the way it is.)
TUT FOR DUMMIES
You see the car on the left side? Good, that is the car your about to tune.
You see the menu on the right (exterior, interior etc.)? Good. That's a list of the parts you're able to switch to the car on the left.
How to use? Move the cursor over the name of the part (e.g Eturenkaat: A B C) and the car in the small "LEGEND"-box will show you what part of the car you are about to change. In this case it would be front tires. Now, just click one of the options: A B C and look at the car on the left: Its front tyres got changed. Hooray, bitches.
IF YOU GOT ANY IDEAS FOR THE PMR (pixel my ride) SEND THEM TO ME VIA NOTES , NOT WITH COMMENTS! IT IS HIGHLY POSSIBLE THAT I DON'T HAVE TIME/PATIENCE TO READ ALL THESE COMMENTS THROUGH, SO IF YOU WANT YOURSELF TO BE NOTICED, SEND ME A NOTE! Thank ya.
First of all...
1: No, the language in the menu isn't from The Lord of The Rings - it's finnish. You won't understand it even if you wanted to. I got sick of all that international skit when I started to build the menu... (real reason: I didn't know what those words where in english so I had to write them in finnish)
2: I made this ONLY for my own fun. That's why the whole idea of customizing own pixel-car is.... Hmm, pixel-cars.... .... pretty dumb.
3: It's so not-ready right now. It's full of bugs, limited amount of different parts to choose from etc....
4: ...so I WILL be adding some new skit to it later.
List of things I'm (probably) going to add (suggested by YOU ppl):
Color-changing option (It's been asked billions of times already, but I'm not sure if I'm able to do that...)
TEST-RUN -option (PPL could see his/her car driving down a street... Could be a neat one)
Different views (side/front/back) and/or rotation-option (This could be a REALLY difficult thing to do (well, for me) ... let's see if I'm able to do something...)
Zoom-ability (To see all the "details")
Customization of the engine (Dunno what's the point in this since you can't drive it... Well, we'll see...)
More bg-songs to choose from (Yeah I know you hate that euro-dance-sh*t, but that's not going to stop me adding more of it )
SEND ME A NOTE, IF...
... you happen to have any ideas (just anything!) for this "game". I so need (good) ideas right now. BUT if your idea is listed in the "Coming Soon" -list, do me a favor AND DON'T USE THE SAME IDEAS! Thanks.
... you happen to find any bugs/typos/other stuff that is not meant to be in the "game", tell me.
... lol, this one is pretty stupid, but IF you ever see this "game" somewhere else (outside dA) PLEASE NOTIFY ME! I'd really appreciate that.
Guess how bored I was...
Few more things...
5: And no, I am not going to change the car to BMW. Why? Because all the cars look the same when made in pixelart.
Small change to the script. You don't have to set the quality to LOW anymore. Thanks for the help with the script, ~ 666PANTERA666!
Had to remove the song. Sry guys.
Well this is pretty bizarre. I heard that Pixel My Ride has made its way to the TV... Check it here: G4TECHTV.com plus it has been selected to the Hot Links -section in CollegeHumor.com. Thanks for the info *wildoats and * picard102!
So here's the movie I've promised you people. (Not that anyone would know, or even visit here...) And no, I didn't catch a wink the whole night.
I still think there are a couple of flaws, certain jerky frames... maybe I'll fix that some other time. Probably when I decide to put in sound effects, music, and the proper rendering, rather than just crappy lines...
But hey... this is just for fun, and I wanted to make the file small... 1Mbyte, about 180 frames, running at 16 fps.
No, I don't have a preloader, and yes, it loops if you make it.
THIS ISNT FINISHED YET.......
.......but i thought i'd put it anyway up bacause its the manifestation of months of work and i'm dying to show it to people. i used photos for inspiration and then drew it all out in flash with my trusty mouse (aided by ctrl + z).
eventually, you will be able to click on the people and it will show you what they're thinking, cos when i'm travelling to and from work on the london underground i look at all the miserable bastards and wonder whats going on on their heads any suggestions as to what you think they might have on their minds is welcome..........as are comments
After talking to an admin on MSN, he suggested I should re-upload this so it could go on my real account, not my fake account ~g00gley. So I'm resubmitting this... on the way I corrected some glitches.
DA Mascot (C) DeviantArt
Yellow Alien (C) $jark
Music (C) [link]
Stage Graphic (C) [link]
Sound effects (C) Me