|Islands in the Sapphire Sea||Blade||Tileset||8.6|
Islands in the Sapphire Sea --------------------------- A JJ2 tileset by Blade Release notes: Hi folks! I'm here to introduce you people my new tileset, The Islands in the Sapphire Sea. It is a Caribbean sea themed set. Prepare for lots of sand, dark caves, water and pirate equipment such as swords, skulls, gold coins and cannons, for instance. Sapphire Sea is not the easiest to use. Islands in the Sapphire Sea has many similarities with the Holiday Hare '98 sets, and I am aware of it. I wanted to try out, if I could replicate some of the splendour of those sets :) You can also expect to see some quite nice artwork there. My skills have improved since Oasis. Mostly you will see this improvement as most of the edges in this tileset look nice and smooth, like "anti-aliased". So did it take 26 months to finish this? No, not really. I just didn't have the inspiration I need to make tilesets that satisfy me. Islands in the Sapphire Sea was started in May 2004, and the major development was done in several weeks in months between June and February. I can explain my slowness a bit with my busy fall. School and other games (KotOR and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time are great games, btw!) took some time from the Sapphire Sea development. I'm very happy to have Sapphire Sea now ready. I'm also very pleased to it, and I hope you will enjoy it too :) .zip contents: Islands.j2tthe tileset itself Islands.j2lA single player example level (360*64) jt_pools.xm"Pools of Poison" by Jeroen Tel Changes made to the zip after the first release: 03/01/05: Layer 6 water reflections are now smoothened 03/02/05: Example level changes: Added some hooks, a closed treasure chest and new secrets to find 03/02/05: Second change today: the background stuff don't have automasks anymore. Now the Islands in the Sapphire Sea is more 8-bit compatible: you can use the layer 8 blue as a warp background, and the water looks somewhat better (not perfect, though) Thanks: To JelZe GoldRabbit: I want to thank you for listening six months my Sapphire Sea production mumbo jumbo :) I hope you get the inspiration to finish your own JJ2 stuff :) To Jeroen Tel:'Pools of Poison' simply rocks! And thanks for JelZe for recommending it to me :) The Islands in the Sapphire Sea, by Sampo "Blade" Vesanen. Developed between May 2004 and February 2005. Contact me at (email@example.com). Also the old address (firstname.lastname@example.org) still works. My webpages (http://koti.mbnet.fi/theblade/) are still online, but don't expect many updates there. I read the guestbook quite often, though. Drop your message there if you have something to ask. Release date: Monday the 28th of February 2005
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.