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avatar for heycoolguy1

Dec 14, 2013 7:18am

When I play Focus and play the different modes, it doesn’t save my game.

avatar for 7meeb7

Jun 27, 2012 5:28am

are you he creaer of you probably wont make it? ause i tthink he focus person is he same

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UnknownJoe796 Jun 27, 2012 10:20am

Unfortunately not; Jesse Venbrux is. He designed and programmed both the original Focus and You Probably Won’t Make it. I’m the one who programmed Flash version of Focus with his permiss…

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7meeb7 Aug 4, 2012 10:36am

are they the same person?

avatar for zafq

Apr 17, 2012 7:05am

Hii Joe :D Could you please update Focus? =[ Just that the explosions do not go through solid matter ;) Plssss :"*3 There are 2581 people who want that, Yes that’s true ^^

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zafq Apr 17, 2012 7:05am

U have only 10 fans FTW! D: friended

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UnknownJoe796 Apr 17, 2012 12:16pm

I’ve been working on a new game, and for now Focus is not, well, being focused on. Plus it’s a lot harder than you might think to change that – especially graphically. Thanks for e…

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zafq Apr 21, 2012 7:25am

Oh well, I understand…Good luck on the game. I hope it comes out soon ^^

avatar for tommyt125

Nov 25, 2011 11:33am

I love the game. It does get very frustrating very quickly though. I beat Normal, got stuck on Original, and quit Insane because of one level. I think it gets a tad bit too “impossible” save sheer luck and brute force number of plays. I think combined I have almost 3k deaths and a at least 5 hours on it. It gets to the point now that I …

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tommyt125 Dec 5, 2011 4:06pm

Update: Beat original, still stuck on Insane ( the level where there are 4 two brick targets). Harder than Insane??? Are you going to speed up the focus use?!

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hamuka Feb 19, 2012 3:32am

New Focus? Harder than ever? God, if that would happen, it would be awesome!!!

I got the impossible badge in a day, BTW, so I’d be very happy to see a “really insane” mode.

avatar for Thorock
Thorock Mar 11, 2012 10:53am

ha man you guys are insane, too tough for me.

avatar for hamuka

Feb 19, 2012 2:57am

I can’t write text in my level pack… Why?

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UnknownJoe796 Feb 19, 2012 2:21pm

You need to use the text item, which also involves using the scripting capabilities.

avatar for hamuka
hamuka Feb 21, 2012 12:20pm

It worked! Thanks! :D

By the way, will there be a Players Pack of Focus?

avatar for ChooJeremy

Jan 25, 2012 7:37pm

Hi! Love Focus! Made a level pack. It’s a bit short…and I think it’s easier than original, but considering I created the level pack I’m probably biased. For you (and anybody else who would like MORE levels with Focus) – http://www.mytextfile.com/public?s=yjRmPxWZvFUluaAauJMWcWeV0wXqkwoGG79ey4Nv Good Luck! Note: All lev…

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avatar for toughguy

Jan 25, 2012 9:52am

How much time did you spend working on Focus?

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UnknownJoe796 Jan 25, 2012 10:50am

I spent one year on it. However, during that time I remade it from scratch twice. Doing it over again I think I could do it in 6 months. I’m working on the sequel now, I think it should only …

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avatar for ellyja

Dec 14, 2011 12:47pm

Thank you soo much for making a game like focus, i played for a good few hours to get past some of those horrible levels you have concocted, and i really ask for something that shows how to get around the level editor. Imo, this game was probably the most fun i’ve had playing action game. Amazing job! :))

avatar for Somacula

Dec 4, 2011 1:30pm

kongrats on such an amazing game, a 5/5 for you. The game makes you think of creative ways to solve problems, every level has many different ways to solve, original was a great warmup to get you ready for insane mode, which btw was dissapontingly easy (finished in 20 minutes) hope to get a map pack with challenging levels soon!

avatar for Shiro96

Nov 27, 2011 10:28am

Ive beaten the game.
It needs a map editor.
Yould become as famous as Ngame then ;)

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UnknownJoe796 Nov 27, 2011 4:34pm

Secret: Press and hold SHIFT, E, and D in that order on the title screen. There’s your map editor. I’m not going to help you use it though – there is a help button, but it is a rat…

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Shiro96 Dec 1, 2011 6:33am

Can these maps be exported on some way?(“Focus:player pack”)

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Shiro96 Dec 1, 2011 6:35am

..Hmm Dumb question,yes :D
Now its a 7/5 game!

avatar for shteev

Nov 24, 2011 7:03am

Hiya! I loved Focus, great game, great music, too! But the music doesn’t come back after you continue a game from the title screen :( Any chance of a fix for that?

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UnknownJoe796 Nov 24, 2011 9:46am


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shteev Nov 27, 2011 11:03am

Are you sure? I’ve completed the game on Insane mode, I’ve quit out and continued the game on that level respawning in a room with a single fast missile launcher and 4 small yellow platfor…

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UnknownJoe796 Nov 27, 2011 4:31pm

It’ll only work if you saved while music was playing in the new version. Like if you start a new file.

avatar for UnknownJoe796

Nov 26, 2011 8:45am

Attention everybody! By popular demand (really, I wasn’t planning on it), Venbrux and I are going to create a sequel to Focus. We’ve just started throwing out ideas, so I have no specifics yet, but if you have suggestions for the new game and/or complaints about the previous game, I am listening. Note that I do not take all suggestio…

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sanguin11 Nov 26, 2011 2:25pm

awesome is all I can say, can’t wait for sequel.

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shteev Nov 27, 2011 11:01am

Great news! I loved the game and look forward to seeing what you come up with. If I did have an item for the top of the wishlist, it would be to include some more puzzley elements into some of the roo…

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avatar for JackLFrost

Nov 27, 2011 1:41am

The gameplay in the game “focus” would be very fluid with the mouse. Having the ability to also use the mouse (click to focus, release to travel) would be a great addition to this game (and any sequels ;) )

avatar for ralphocop

Nov 24, 2011 1:16pm

I would’ve enjoyed focus a lot more without the sassing, it adds nothing positive to the gameplay experience and I cannot understand why it was implemented… oh well.

avatar for sanguin11
sanguin11 Nov 25, 2011 4:06am

Personally i think all those little messages after dying make the game a lot more fun and,it’s not like it should annoy anyone. It’s just a personal touch.

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hamuka Nov 25, 2011 1:23pm

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww… I was about to report that as a bug, but as I see it now… It was the best thing in Focus. Sure, it made me angry quite a few times, but it wa…

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ChooJeremy Nov 26, 2011 8:23pm

Despite it being gone, whenever I die my mind thinks of messages that would come up if the text was still there “You were so close…if not for that missile/flaming debris/spike” …

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avatar for geno51

Nov 26, 2011 11:26am

what program do you use?

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UnknownJoe796 Nov 26, 2011 11:28am


avatar for jayfeather314

Nov 22, 2011 7:45am

Your play button isn’t working for me. And it’s not working for some others either.

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UnknownJoe796 Nov 22, 2011 12:04pm

THANK GOODNESS! Thanks guys, that scared the crap outta me.

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Daviator Nov 22, 2011 12:13pm

=) But won’t be AG upset without their intro??? But fix that after your assignment ;)

avatar for jayfeather314
jayfeather314 Nov 25, 2011 5:24pm

You’re welcome, everyone.

avatar for naruto6781

Nov 25, 2011 11:30am

peace out

avatar for dxrules63

Nov 24, 2011 12:35pm

You really should add a level number to the levels and how many are in the entire set. It really bothers me not knowing how much further until I can beat Original. :P

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Scab86 Nov 24, 2011 7:56pm


avatar for toughguy

Nov 24, 2011 5:22am

after focus, i think you can call yourself KnownJoe(insert number of known joes here)

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UnknownJoe796 Nov 24, 2011 8:53am

Lol yes, I suppose I am no longer unknown, but I think I’ll still stick with it. The irony is great.

avatar for guilhermees

Nov 23, 2011 12:55pm

Hey, I heard this game has been originally built on GameMaker.
How did you transfer it to .swf? Can you tell me how (even through privately)?

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UnknownJoe796 Nov 23, 2011 1:04pm

Unfortunately, there is no direct conversion. I reprogrammed the game from scratch.

avatar for Daviator

Nov 23, 2011 6:20am

Hey you properly fixed it =) Grats!

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UnknownJoe796 Nov 23, 2011 9:28am

Thanks man! That was crazy O_o

avatar for Tunta

Nov 22, 2011 5:48pm

Kongratulations on your great great game! I just think you should try to get the badges! You dont have the badges for your own game! =D
Impossible badge is impossible!

avatar for Evi1M4chine

Nov 22, 2011 4:55pm

I just want to say: Huge respect on how fluid and dynamic you managed to make “Focus”. This is pretty rare, as most developers always have this large input lag and frame rate problems, especially with Flash for Linux. Somehow you got the madness of those rocket attacks just right. They are very exciting and succeeding is very rewarding.
I look forw…

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avatar for c3lt3hj3st3r

Nov 22, 2011 4:22pm

Nice Game! :D
Focus that is.

avatar for Daviator

Nov 22, 2011 11:31am

You must be receiving a lot of Kongragte Bug reports right now :D ;) Anyway I hope you get it fixed soon! Good luck!

avatar for UnknownJoe796
UnknownJoe796 Nov 22, 2011 11:33am

Thanks man! Heck yes. I’m drowning in them, and I have an assignment due in a class soon.

avatar for Daviator
Daviator Nov 22, 2011 11:38am

Oh noes :S Then I double the luck dose ;) Maybe throw the button away and add a timer of a 0.1 sec or something, I only speak Java so I can’t really help you :S