Recent posts by light_bringer777 on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Thanks, we’re definitely going as fast as we can!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

The “Goal” was July, but we didn’t make it. I never gave a release date because software development is basically impossible to predict.

Anyway, this week our graphics guy is packing everything in the main game files, the animator is working on the cutscenes, and we’re now setting up the servers to make reward keys work in the game. If server storage allows, we would also quite likely have online saves :P

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Well, TALK ABOUT being ****ING SCARED.

Google drive decided to delete everything when I set it up on my laptop, because obviously the empty folder was the “up-to-date” stuff. So I move my laptop stuff into the google drive folder, gets deleted. But then my PC decides to sync to the now empty Google Drive, deleting all my work files inside my PC Google Drive folder, and lucky me GoodSync detects the file change, and decides deleting my main folder is obviously the thing to do!

Laptop backup – gone.
Laptop Google Drive folder – gone.
PC Google Drive folder – gone.
PC Main Folder – gone.
External Drive backup – gone.

SERIOUSLY guys, with my files at six, SIX different locations, I was THIS close to LOSING LEARN TO FLY 3.

Super-freaking-luckily I have a manual backup set on my NAS which has most of my files backed up from yesterday. But I WAS GONNA MAKE IT SYNC AUTOMATICALLY TODAY “just to be safe” you know….

Lesson learned: never go 100% automatic, cause you’ll also crash 100% automatically.

If you’ll excuse me I have dvd backups to burn now DX

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Well no, there are Bodies, Boosts, Launchers and Stages. So the equipment is 50% added to the game. It doesn’t really take that long but I’ve just been both unlucky and occupied lately, and with those shitty nights I’ve had piss-poor productivity in the last few days. Should be back on track now though :P

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Thanks. I just finished adding all the bodies and boosts to the game (unbalanced yet), but I just had 3 sleepless nights in 5 days and can’t get any work done DX

I should just announce my games as being released “as soon an humanly possible”. That, or acquire super-powers, which wouldn’t be so bad either.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn To Fly 2 "It's Rob!" Medal

It’s luck but with each day passing without Rob showing up, the odds go up until you’re 100% sure to get it if you run out of fuel above a certain altitude. IIRC the worst case scenario was 20 days before you hit 100% odds.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / les jeux que tu péréfer

Literally “What’s the game that you I like and you to prefer” XD

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Quick update for you guys: I’m 1 “body” away from having every single body implemented into the game (this means graphics are in, mechanics working, physics shapes done, basic stats done). Then there are the “stages”, “boosts” and “launchers”. Bodies took me ~3-4 days to give you an idea. If I keep this up I guess I should have the alpha version running in approx. 2 weeks. (and now I’ve probably jinxed myself XD )

After that, the items would be in the game, buyable, upgradable and everything. Balance is a whole other matter and will require quite a bit of testing, but at that point people with the right to an alpha access, and later those with beta, will be able to help with that!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Yep, got the money, got someone working on the cutscenes, someone working on the graphics, still looking for a sound/music guy if I can find one on a budget.

I’ll risk saying that we should be nearing the alpha release soon. We’re a bit behind schedule of wanting to have the game ready for early July, but not too far! The shop, bonus shop and game engine are 95% working, and you can pretty much “play” the game now. Rewards are unbalanced and there are currently VERY little items in the game database though.

Still aiming for the start of July, but man does time fly by…

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Just thought I’d add that we’re now accepting paypal donations if anyone’s interested and missed the kickstarter!
http://lightbringergames.com/paypal/

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

I’m still behind on the updates on my facebook and kickstarter accounts, but I just received the money yesterday, so things should start moving now. Of the $16,551 pledged, only $7,685 was “real” so that kind of a disappointment, but it’s still a much welcome support!

@brocacochi I did mention I have the GOAL of finishing for May/June, but as you can see things never go the way we plan in game development as in life in general. This is the reason I’m so reluctant to give ETAs in the first place. Add to that that game development is a pain to estimate and you’ve got a recipe for terrible ETAs (for example, yesterday I coded the targeting, firing, damage mechanics, units movement and gateways for turrets on a reverse TD in about 3 hours, then spent another 3 hours on a BUTTON that wouldn’t work right)

So yeah, we’re almost done with our mass-mailing and survey tools (because every supporter will get the right to vote on game development stuff!), so we should be seeing some progress soon (e.g. referral contest winners, development surveys…).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Pokemon NXT should be removed!

Anything on Kong gets ads rev share, doesn’t it? Getting revenue from someone else IP is asking for trouble. Getting revenue from a big company’s IP is asking for a lot of trouble, and pretty much ensures this project will at some point be stopped. Unless they somehow got a license, which I highly doubt.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What game would you like me to make?

Hey all,

While I’m waiting on things to move on with the Learn to Fly 3 kickstarter (and the extended paypal donations campaign coming soon), I’ve been thinking about running smaller side-projects. There’s bound to be wait and delays with Learn to Fly 3 since I’ll be hiring and all, so I might as well work on developing MORE stuff in the meantime! LtF 3 is still top-priority, don’t worry ;)

So I was browsing older games, playing stuff I used to really enjoy a few years back and all, and I started wishing some of those got a remake of some sort.

So in short, what game would you like me to develop?

The best way to give a very good suggestion is to base it on some already existing game or genre, e.g. “A penguin tower-def in the genre of XYZ” or “A shooter like Bunny Invasion” or stuff like that. Just don’t start giving a 35 pages detailed design or anything!

I’m looking for smaller projects, so no ‘Open-world MMORPG’ or anything overly ambitious. This is the reason I was looking at older titles, cause most of them were simpler back then.

Right now I’m thinking Tower-Def, defense shooter, top-down shooter, maybe a card game…

What do you think!

No promises any suggestion given here will actually be developed btw!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly 3 referral codes

That’s exactly NOT the point of this referral program. It was meant to bring traffic to the kickstarter you know, not trade links and hope to get free stuff…

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Well we’ve found a troll. And yes felixdebeste, I don’t have a release date, and programming / game development are very hard to estimate so I can hardly tell when it will be completed.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

The kickstarter has been funded, which means development can RESUME, I can hire artists and help. It doesn’t mean nor did it say anywhere that the game was just released. Plus why would I ask funds to release my game? :P

Lots of work ahead of us to get this game released I’m afraid XD

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Originally posted by DaviM12:

I think that to fix the tincture lag bug (reported on my post above) you’d have to make it so the hit animation only happens every once in a short while. (or a toggle for it?)
When it lags the game tries to do the hit animation for like 3 times in a single frame and it somehow messes up and get blue (which makes no sense because the animation is a red flash)

Nah it’s not the problem, on every hit the tint is set to 0.3, set that as many times as you want it’s still 0.3. Nothing here is stacking or anything. But as I said, the massive lag is the real issue here, not the weird tint side-effect.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

@ElliottJ4 I’m looking into that, I think it has to do with my ‘fancy’ collision detection again, when the games lags the tint for some reason gets messed up.

@Azwerg No idea what would cause this, but I’m guessing it’s flash/browser cache related so not much I could do about it.

@PeeterS1 Leaderboards are 100% controlled by Kongregate sadly, nothing I can do here but you could give them a suggestion.

@Zuiter Not sure if I mixed up replies at some point, but scientific notation is on my todo list. The “doesn’t scale” comment IIRC was about using long-scale vs short-scale, where you skip from 10^6 to 10^12 and nothing for 10^9 for example, which makes it harder to keep some spots of the game which can’t have string longer than 4-5 characters. Still, it’s all on the todo list ;)

@Barcadia102 Working on this one, it has to do with my collision detection having trouble when the bullets start flying REALLY fast. Thanks btw!

@DaviM12 Has to do with the game lag CAUSING messed up tint for some obscure reason. I’m trying to optimize collision detection in hopes of fixing this!

Anyway, thanks everyone for the help so far! I’ll try to upload a patch for it all as soon as I can find the time!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Originally posted by xPassionx:

Not a bug, but i feel its sad how quick this game ends… i cleared it in a few hours. It really has potential, you just need to create infinite replay value.

It’s planned for a future update. I really had to rush the game and didn’t manage to squeeze this in before release sadly.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Nope, just a log screen used for debugging that you can access by pressing F8.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Originally posted by eefan10:

There is a bug where if you refresh quickly after a save or auto save (ex: 10 seconds) then you will restart on the Snowman with the starting stats but you will be able to go to other obstacles and if you move your mouse over the stats they will be the same from the save BUT what you lose is ALL your money so this happened to me after a night of idling I have billions of billions of billions of cash and I didn’t decide to spend it when I had it but rather SAVE then REFRESH and I lost it all. Research is not affected when this happens.

This is exactly what I’m working on right now :P

If this happens to you, hit F8 before you do anything else to get a log screen where you could give me precious information I need to get this fixed ASAP.
 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Crap… I know WHERE the bug happens, but I can’t reproduce it anymore :/

Anyway, I added some basic error handling. What’s happening is if 1 value is missing (and older versions were missing some data that the new version saves so…) the loading stopped where it was. Result: partially loaded games.

I added very simple stuff so that errors should get a default value and the loading should continue regardless, but I’ve also added even MORE debugging info, so if anyone still gets a broken save I’d like to know what’s in the F8 log.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Originally posted by benny58624:

20:02:26 > loadGameFromObject()
20:02:26 > Save file exists? true
20:02:26 > Loading obstacle level: 0
20:02:25 > AMFPHP – Trial period over

This is what i got right after loading, cash gone (it luckily wasn’t much).

Alright now I know a bit more where the error happens.

I also “managed” to get the bug myself, added even more debug and narrowed the issue to only a few lines of code. I should probably have a fix ready really soon. Thanks for the help so far guys!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

No save file at all means you don’t allow cookies or deleted them, and has nothing to do with the actual game (since 99% players do keep their save).

Matsui, you could try, you could even keep a backup of your save of course. But it won’t be of much help unless it reproduces the bug. Though I guess that if it DOES work, then it would be 1 point towards the “load from previous versions” theory.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Originally posted by MatsuiHibiki:

Yeh, cause the previous one deleted my cash, and the next one killed one dodo planet, which gives that cash.
Also, can you make it so it remembers I had the auto-fire off?
Other than that, apparently works on my end. Would be easier to keep testing if you make it remember the auto-fire being off~

Good point.

As for it working now, I have a feeling it had something to do with “passing” save data from older versions to newer one, though I really can’t tell why or how this is happening :(

Glad to hear it’s working for you ATM.