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Report What's Up With Fukua: A Q&A With Mike Z

Discussion in 'News Section' started by Night Phyre, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Night Phyre

    Night Phyre Go Home And Be A Family Man! News Writer

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    When did the idea of Fukua (as a seriously considered addition to the game) first come up?

    MIKE Z: Fukua came from a typo from Brady a long time ago, and he had even done most of the UI assets back then. As a seriously considered addition to the game, last Thursday, so...the...night of the 27th?

    How long did it take to go from concept to completion on the character? Were there any ideas that were dropped?
    MIKE Z: Concept to completion was Thursday night, only a few hours on Friday because of Salty prep, most of Saturday, none of Sunday due to some patch problems requiring work, and Monday. Approximately 3 long days of work, with help! (Brady, Brian, Rich, Vince, Jon, Brenton, and Earl you all rock!)

    She has no new art, everything is re-used. Her alternate normals are old Filia attacks that were replaced with Samson attacks during SG development - they were also used for Double to differentiate her from Filia the same way - and everything else is a hack job. She re-uses bits of script from Zoner Filia and Grappler Filia, which were alternate green and red skin versions I'd made for the first public Evo demo of SG back before we had a 2nd character. Some people may remember them, possibly even fondly. (Those are the two souls in her April Fools' story, which is not meant to imply anything else.) The divekick-only-on-contact comes from Grappler but it was an idea I had for a long time before that. New ideas were added, and two or three things I didn't have time to do were dropped but they weren't really necessary. I mostly knew how I wanted her to play, so she got things that reinforced that ideal.

    The over-3-year-old Zoner and Grappler scripts I reused as starting points worked without any changes, which is the thing I'm happiest about since it means the engine is pretty darn robust.

    Should she stay on the roster, will Lab Zero try to implement her into the story (Brain drain clone)? Maybe a story mode?
    MIKE Z: I have no idea if we'd do anything for her story. She's not canon and I don't imagine Alex has much interest in shoehorning her into the SG universe, nor do I imagine anyone wanting to go through the work of creating a full story mode, but what do I know?
    Currently her story is Locked because there's no way to remove a character from that screen and locking it prevents the game from crashing when it tries to read a file that doesn't exist after you pick her. :^P

    Fukua serves as something of a, "test," for Robo Fortune, but does she also herald the coming of other Clone/Ex characters somewhere down the line?
    MIKE Z: Fukua doesn't mean jack squat for any other EX characters. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

    There were relevant jokes to be made, there was a holiday where such things are encouraged, there was a previous Skullgirls joke to capitalize on, there were old move ideas to begin with if they still worked, there were old unused animations to use as new things, and UI for her already existed. That, and if we're gonna do an April Fools joke it's gonna be whole hog, since everyone always says "Oh that should be a real thing!" So the idea of making a trailer where people would comment "I WOULD SO PLAY HER" and then having them really be able to do that...was irresistible. The perfect storm, minus three nights of sleep.

    Is there anything else you wan to add?
    MIKE Z: Consider her a very special bonus. Or don't. But don't hold out hope for anyone else not already announced, and don't bother us either way. :^)

     
  2. Goodbye18000

    Goodbye18000 Let's Player / Sonic Show Member / Canadian

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    I read all of this in Mike's voice.

    I think I've spent more time watching Salty Cupcakes than I've spent with my family
     
  3. Mitju

    Mitju PEACOCK

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    NOT ENOUGH INFORMATIONS
    I WANT MOAR
     
  4. Ruin

    Ruin WIELDER OF THE ANCESTRAL BEYBLADE

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    when's Cererainbow Mikabella, though
     
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  5. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Sumgai Former Admin

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    I guess then PM NightPhyre your questions and he can ask Mike when there's enough to warrant another article?
     
  6. Denizen

    Denizen #1 Wolf Warrior

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    So the rumor going around that the two souls are of Delilah and Juju are just rumors. Good.
    You're not alone bud.
     
  7. Denizen

    Denizen #1 Wolf Warrior

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  8. Clawsome Bombs

    Clawsome Bombs Season's Greetings from Santa Rodin

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    I just finished The Guided Fate Paradox not too long ago and this just gave me Spirit Library jitters.

    Nice to have all the burning questions answered. Big thanks to Mr. Zaimont for doing this, since we know he's a busy man nowadays.
     
  9. WrestlerGuile

    WrestlerGuile Well-Known Member

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    Will she be in a corner on the roster or have a secret code?
     
  10. Night Phyre

    Night Phyre Go Home And Be A Family Man! News Writer

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    God, I want it to be the code from that gag image she first appeared in :)

    SHAMONE!
     
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  11. XthAtGAm3RGuYX

    XthAtGAm3RGuYX GOOMBA STOMP!!

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    Annie are you okay? Are you okay? Are you okay Annie? :PUN:
     
  12. Number 13

    Number 13 Righteous ASG Soldier Moderator

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  13. Arcana

    Arcana Whens Pichu? SG-General Moderator

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    im still going to pretend that zoner filia and Grappler Filia are Juju and Delia. . .I will draw my onw stick figure story mode and it will be so good every one will cry, cry for more Fukua
     
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  14. IsaVulpes

    IsaVulpes No.

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    Who or what is Delia
     
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  15. Arcana

    Arcana Whens Pichu? SG-General Moderator

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    Samsons main chick until she died
     
  16. Denizen

    Denizen #1 Wolf Warrior

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    It's Delilah, not Delia.
     
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  17. RetroStation

    RetroStation The Eternal Casual on Hiatus

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    >Green primary palette

    Fukua confirmed for Debra incarnate. SHABBA! :PUN:
     
  18. Balder

    Balder Grossly Incandescent

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    On that note, I think people who aren't whole-heartedly acceptive of Fukua would find her easier to stomach if she were placed like the hidden characters in the CPSIII JoJo, id est, not taking a slot in the select screen.
    It seems, IMHO and without wanting to bring up any arguments, most objections to Fukua are based on her not being "on par" with the rest of the cast and being a joke taken too far and I think leaving her in a off-screen slot would certainly underline what she is in relation to everyone else. It's a minimal thing that probably doesn't mean anything but just throwing that out. Just a idle thought.


    Delia? I thought it was "Delilah"...
    Well, she was Samson's original host from baaaaaaaaack in the day.
     
  19. Ruin

    Ruin WIELDER OF THE ANCESTRAL BEYBLADE

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  20. Arcana

    Arcana Whens Pichu? SG-General Moderator

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    Woops my bad, the biblical reference was Delia SG character was Delilah
     
  21. Denizen

    Denizen #1 Wolf Warrior

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  22. RetroStation

    RetroStation The Eternal Casual on Hiatus

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  23. tilopud_rye

    tilopud_rye Member

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    I read the A:'s as Mike , but the Q's came in Renders voice
     
  24. dama624

    dama624 I only like sugar cookies

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    Hide her icon to the left of Filia, behind the rest of the UI.
     
  25. KaboomKid

    KaboomKid Ba weep gra na weep nini bong

    They should just make Fukua's story mode like Q's, where you fight all of the characters for no reason, and the ending is just a bunch of people in a room going "Yeah, we don't know," and walking out.
     
  26. XthAtGAm3RGuYX

    XthAtGAm3RGuYX GOOMBA STOMP!!

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    But with her actually on the character select, the whole thing will be symmetrical once all DLC characters are added

    I actually think this wasnt really an april fools event. I think it was somebody using it as an excuse to satisfy their OCD for symmetry
     
  27. BrandX+

    BrandX+ ~Sinning in Vegas by the day~

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    NOBODY CARES YOU STUPID NERD


    jk I care :3

    This was a great bunch of information from Mike. Hopefully he'll have some time in the future to tweak Fukua a bit X3
     
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  28. Redblaze27

    Redblaze27 Currently Drawing

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    But is she gonna get some extra work done to her?
     
  29. Blackbeltsam

    Blackbeltsam New Member

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    I just hope she's here to stay. She's fun to play as.
     
  30. RetroStation

    RetroStation The Eternal Casual on Hiatus

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    Animation-wise? Most likely not, except for maybe a new projectile. Balance/gameplay-wise? Probably, provided she sticks around for the long-term.
     
  31. Redblaze27

    Redblaze27 Currently Drawing

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    She needs an announcer name call & her loading picture to not be Big Band.
     
  32. RetroStation

    RetroStation The Eternal Casual on Hiatus

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    Mike said he'd work on that, and would do her loading art himself if he had to. Also, until the official Announcer VA is contacted, I think one of our forum regulars will be contributing to her name call.
     
  33. Night Phyre

    Night Phyre Go Home And Be A Family Man! News Writer

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    I actually thought that Fukua was a long time pet project of Mike's, based on the relative, "completeness," of the character. Turns out it was just him using old scripts, though, which is what allowed him to pull things together so quickly.

    Also, I think as a matter of professional pride, they'll make whatever small edits are needed to bring the art up to snuff.
     
  34. BrandX+

    BrandX+ ~Sinning in Vegas by the day~

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    Well she might get a few visual tweaks here and there, nothing big, just to make her look a bit cleaner.
     
  35. Arcana

    Arcana Whens Pichu? SG-General Moderator

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    agHHH now i know where im getting it from i feel so stupid, my literature class had a short story with the main charactern called Delia and how she betrayed her husband just like Delilah betrayed Sampson
     
  36. Idiyanale

    Idiyanale Eternally wandering

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    I wish Brady would pop in here and answer my question. Is Mysterious Hair X been Fukua all along?
     
  37. Arcana

    Arcana Whens Pichu? SG-General Moderator

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    im sorry but i found a genie and wished for this as I wanted Symmetry
     
  38. Mike_Z

    Mike_Z Defender of the Night Lab Zero

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  39. Arcana

    Arcana Whens Pichu? SG-General Moderator

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    im not on my game today. . .

    anyways, why not use old stage assets like the Plaza, and that BGM we heard in the trailer?
     
  40. Electric meteor

    Electric meteor WhO wAnTs InFiNiTe RaRe CaNdIeS

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    Just two questions. Is Fukua still made of Jello, and is her parasite named Shamone?
     
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