One of the features we’re working on for the next update is a selection of preset avatars, provided by Glitch players, to copy. This is temporary because building a customization and animation system from scratch is a lot of work and a very long process, so this is to tide everyone over until we get time to do that. Anyone can allow their avatar to be listed, just contact us with your Glitch username and we’ll add it.
The part we need digital artists for is a bit harder. We would like to attach this selection screen to an NPC in the game, like a stylist or barber vendor. However, we are mainly programmers, not artists.
So, now for your job, if you’re up for it: we need you to design (and optionally animate) a barber or stylist “vendor”.
It can be floating (like the street spirits), walking (like the tool and meal vendors), or in the ground (like the Ilmenskie street spirits). Be creative, but it should be apparent that it is a barber or stylist of some kind.
As mentioned above, you may choose to animate it for a better in-game look. If you do this, please send us a spritesheet of the frames with a transparent background, like the one shown below.
It does not need to be animated at first. If you would like to submit just a single frame or a “concept drawing” we can use that to judge and contact you to see if you’d be willing to do more if we like it.
If we receive multiple designs, we’ll hold a voting contest. Our goal is to be as community-centered as possible, and this is one way to do it: let the players design the game!
Even if we don’t pick yours for this, perhaps we may use it for something else in the future, if you’ll let us.
Let us know if you’re okay with us mentioning your name in the blog post for this release.