Recent posts by alexmiller on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / Hey Kongregate! Please help make my game better by play testing it!

I’m working on a simple but (hopefully) fun Flash game. It’d be awesome if some of you wonderful game players could try it out and give me feedback:

http://173.255.245.211/ject/

It’s still in the early stages of development. All suggestions and complaints are welcome! Let me know if you have any ideas for levels or obstacles, especially.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / I posted a video a while back of my game, "Gil." We are now beta testing the game!

If you’d like to have a chance to beta test, please go here:

http://animalsplaygames.com/gil/gil.php

We’d love to get some feedback!

Thanks!

Edit: I figure I may as well just post the beta code here. It is: doublerainbowalltheway

 
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Topic: General Gaming / I made a youtube video of a new game I'm working on. Let me know what you think!

We are now beta testing the game! Go here for more information:

http://animalsplaygames.com/gil/gil.php

 
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Topic: General Gaming / I made a youtube video of a new game I'm working on. Let me know what you think!

There will definitely be music and lots of sound FX. Maybe when we’re a little farther along in development, we’ll put up a public beta. I’ll post it on Kongregate if that happens.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / I made a youtube video of a new game I'm working on. Let me know what you think!

Hey Kongregate!

I’m working on a new flash platform game. I thought it’d be cool to make a video of the gameplay and see what you guys thought. It’s still very unfinished. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ71_ELK5Kc

Should be done sometime in October! Does it look fun?

(also, I wasn’t quite sure of the appropriate place to post this… someone let me know if I shouldn’t be posting it here)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Hop the Gap (game in progress)

I’m planning on adding a lot more than just more levels. There is also going to be a sub-game worked into the basic platformer. A timer and jump counter will be there as well. Glad you guys like it so far!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Hop the Gap (game in progress)

I started work on a new game this week, and I’m pleased with what it’s turning into. Go play it and tell me what you think! Does it suck? Does it rock? Ideas and suggestions are welcome!

Also, be warned that this game is VERY incomplete. I’ve only created 11 or so levels thus far.

http://shabbyduck.org/hopthegap/

 
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Topic: Game Programming / I DONT KNOW HOW TO CONTROLL A CHARACTER

Oh yeah, and also, didn’t you see the sticky at the top of this forum? Geez. Why not go here first:

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/4/topics/89

 
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Topic: Game Programming / I DONT KNOW HOW TO CONTROLL A CHARACTER

http://www.google.com/search?q=flash+character+movement+tutorial

 
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Topic: Game Programming / help with walls

Yeah I was a little confused as to your use of “_parent” there. Can’t you just name the MC that holds all the walls “walls”? There may be some problem that has to do with that, unless you’re positive that works.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / help with walls

I think the problem may be that you need to use “char._x” and “char._y” in place of your _x and y. Or, if this code is inside the character, then “this._x” and "this.y".

 
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Topic: Game Programming / two questions

Hmm… Something else must be wrong regarding my first issue. I’m doing it just like you say, but it still doesn’t work. Never mind on that one.

For the example code I used I just had “firstNumber” and “secondNumber” there as examples. The actual code is more complex.

I guess now is a good time to learn some OOP, so I’ll look into that! Thanks for the help.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Scientology.. Cult or religion?

All religions have some aspect of cultishness, but Scientology particularly so.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / two questions

I have two whole questions for you guys! Woohoo!

1. How do you pass through variables from the URL to Flash? For example, if I embed “game.swf?id=2” in a page, then in flash how do I access the “id” variable? I found a tutorial on this, but the method they described just doesn’t work.

2. My second issue deals with arrays. I want to be able to have an associated array, AND have the ability to loop through it. Specifically, I want to be able to average the values in the array. So like:

Array.prototype.average = function () {
	i = this.length;
	k = 0;
	for (j=0;j<i;j++) {
		k+=this[j];
	}
	return k/this.length;
}

myArray = [firstNumber: 20, secondNumber: 80];
trace(myArray.average());

Obviously you can see the problem here. I can’t loop through and add the numbers to “k” because the keys aren’t numbers. Anyway better way to do this that works?

 
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Topic: The Arts / What Kind of Instrument do you play?

dylsnequals wins. It’s not even worth listing the instruments I play now.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Philosophy anyone?

Epicureanism FTW!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Death: And life after?

After all, when we create languages and operating systems we are structuring things in a way that seems logical to us.

I’ve always thought that! It’s one of the reasons I find programming so attractive.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Life after Love

If your body is still operating, then you’re alive. Unless you’re so emotionally distraught after the death of your significant other that your neurons stop firing, then obviously you’re alive.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Religion vs. The Golden Compass

I’m not having “blind faith.” I have to really work at my faith because of all the stuff that pushes me away. But that’s a story for another day.

Blind faith means you believe something despite the evidence. To “work” for your faith is even worse. It means you’re working hard to be deceived.

Also, there are no “slight references” about the Church in the series. As tybyr said, it’s pretty explicit. But I still don’t understand what the attachment you have with the church is about. The church is so obviously human, with all the human flaws and impurities. It’s like instead of worshipping God, you’re worshipping the Church. Even from a Christian point of view, it doesn’t make sense.

i dont know if asnyone has said this, but pullman himself said he was “killing god” in his book…

rocksolid, I did not hear about pullman saying that. I understood he denied such motives.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / LeftRight & alexmiller Collaboration! (Come watch)

I’m really sorry about this, but my next track might take sometime. I’m busy with end of semester school work. Probably in a few more days!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Religion vs. The Golden Compass

Nerdrock, though the author of the series is a self declared atheist, the books are not an outright attack on religion. For example, the main bad guy in the books is described as the first angel. This can be interpreted as Lucifer, the devil.

Your aversion to the “Magesterium” thing I don’t get. To have blind faith in God/religion, I can understand. But to have blind faith in the church is really incomprehensible to me. Many religious people themselves have attacked the church and all it’s human impurities. This is okay. But as soon as the church is portrayed in a bad light by an author who’s an atheist?! Oh boy, THIS raises an outcry!

I really believe that Pullman was just writing a fantasy book. He wasn’t trying to promote atheism within the book. If he was, he did an extremely poor job of it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is it worth doing something if you don't remember it?

Well, Phoenix, even if you do something for someone else to help humanity, humanity will eventually be extinct. And in that context, all of our actions (and lives) are actually meaningless, right?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Survey: Social Groups for President

Bleah, ya know what, I misunderstood the instructions. I’m redoing it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Survey: Social Groups for President

EDIT: I did misunderstand the instructions BSG, my bad. Revised input:

RANK:

3 Jew

4 Black

5 Hispanic

2 Asian

9 Homosexual

6 Native American

10 Muslim \

7 Disabled

8 Atheist *

1 Woman

Have you voted in a United States Government election before? NO

Do you plan to vote in the upcoming election? YES

 
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Topic: Collaborations / LeftRight & alexmiller Collaboration! (Come watch)

The clips are really awesome! I love the part with the DJ scratch, that was sweeeet!! I’ll see what I can do. I think maybe it’s time for like a little slow ambient part, but, I’m unsure. If it’s not too much trouble, could you give me the drum/percussion track you used? This is exciting. Great work.

Oh, and also, would it be cool with you if I put this on my myspace after it’s done? With due credit of course.