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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#51] Entries and Discussion

Strawpoll:

How many levels do people think a (pretty art intensive) game needs to be considered a decent playable length? In regards to a game in 10 days I mean… not like a full proper development time game.

I’ve just realised how much of a time sink drawing proper locations for levels is actually going to be.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#51] Entries and Discussion

Haha well how about this for a throwback? Find Franky: Weather Edition.

I’m joking.. I think… dear god am I really making a Find Franky game again? Is that really what this theme has driven me to :O

EDIT – Yep.. it’s happening, I’ve even come up with another ridiculous and stupid storyline for it (so much childish immature humor will be poured into this…)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#51] Theme Selection

Noun: Terror
Game Mechanic: Upgrading

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Voting

Wow, some amazing entries this time and a lot of new people entering too which is always awesome to see.

1st Place: Game in 10 Seconds (Tukkun) – How you managed to make that in 10 days I’ll never know (unless you had invisible designers and programmers :P)
2nd Place: [S]Garden (0rava) – The little bot is cute and the gameplay is clever. Only issue I had was the amount of stuff i’d created/planted/etc taking up all the space and making it hard to pickup the right thing.

Honorary 3rd Place: InterDimensional Dave (VasantJ) – A cool implementation of your chosen theme and a nice looking game too. Definitely spend more time on it and finish off the rest of the days!

EDIT – Also, my GF is now kinda addicted to Game in 10 Seconds.. so thanks for that Tukkun :P

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Right before the deadline!

Ninja update! – http://www.fastswf.com/qLOQMZA

Themes: Mouse Only, Retro Arcade, Aliens

Aliens added :D

Martians just wander around and shoot you before kamikazing.
Plutons have a shield that must be destroyed before they can be killed.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Probably my last update before the deadline since im off to work in about 10 mins.

Been pushed to the absolute deadline this time and had to make a hard choice whether to add the alien enemies or the upgrades system, went with upgrades system since it added more (in my opinion)

Gameplay will be a little dull with only meteors to shoot which is a shame, but hopefully people will play for a bit to see the upgrades.

http://www.fastswf.com/VJWsMmM

Hoping I might get alittle more time after work to get one of the alien enemies working.. maybe. If not, assume this is my entry.

PS – Remember to use the EMP once unlocked, it’ll make grinding through those meteor only waves a lot easier ;)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Had to cut the “Orbiting around a circle (earth)” thing because it was taking too much time and still not working, so i’ve gone back to a basic horizontal scrolling thing. Although im going to try and add a little Y value trick that will make the blaster rise and fall depending on it’s X value across the screen so it’s still like it’s still in orbit.

Mostly a style over substance update other than that, and the Y value thing looks dodgy right now (I saw infinity appear in the trace as the Y value once … oops) but it’s kinda working, just needs some fine tuning.

http://www.fastswf.com/9mgYcCA

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Any idea why it’s bugging out at 120 degrees (of all the random places?)

http://www.fastswf.com/dvBWtVA

http://pastebin.com/pzTkwzcA

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

@Ciggbit

That looks like it’s sorta working, but now the Blaster spins forever and doesn’t stop when it reaches the right angle haha

Still it’s a step closer atleast.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

That Psuedocode looks very very similar to my actual code haha

Thanks :D

EDIT – Nope still not working, desperate times…

http://www.fastswf.com/1I1NBno – How it currently looks.
http://pastebin.com/MLrs9Rbk – The current code

I’ve been staring at it for so long that i’m pretty sure i’ve done something really silly and simple to fix but can’t tell what it is..

So Help!

What did I do wrong? :(

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Here’s my progress for today:

1 dodgy prototype of the movement system, it’s proving kinda tricky to get the movement right since sometimes the rotation goes weird and takes the longer path due to the angles being < or > 360 (Also currently re-using a Retro Vaders blaster until I get round to making some art for it/it’s upgraded forms)

http://www.fastswf.com/jWM-NrE – Prototype SWF

Anyone got any ideas how I fix the rotation thing, it seems to be an issue where the blaster’s current angle is something like 350, and the Mouse/Target Angle moves to 10 (i.e past 360/0) and the Blaster moves backwards to 10 rather than forwards to what is effectively 370 (360 or 0) + 10

A quick image of some artwork i’ve created for those of you who can’t view flash stuff.

Better version of the image on my blog (http://nutter666.tumblr.com/image/137234787407)

And a SWF showing the animated versions of the Aliens i’ve designed so far.
http://www.fastswf.com/vmgUbJY – Animation SWF

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Originally posted by Halysia:
Originally posted by nutter666:

Yup, I got my idea sorted now.. gunna sink a few hours into it today:

Mouse Only Game + Retro Arcade (with a bit of a twist).

Calling it Orbital Defense (or maybe Retro Vaders: Orbital Defense), depends if I use Retro Vader characters or design brand new aliens…

EDIT – I haven’t entered one of these in a while, so what’s the official standing on reusing characters from one of my existing games (in this case potentially reusing the Retro Vader blasters and aliens – probably with redrawn/improved art since that’s old art now) combined with a new gameplay mechanic (and new code obviously), is that allowed or would I be better off designing some new aliens?

Re-using your own assets is fine (as is open source – remember to credit if necessary!), though I think when we had this discussion before, the ‘majority’ of the game should be made purely within the contest time period. We trust entrants not to just re-skin their existing games, or use only existing art.

I started doodling new aliens whilst I waited for an answer, so i’ll be using them. I might throw a single wave of Vaders in there as a Cameo/Easter Egg wave but it’ll be new assets for the rest of it.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Yup, I got my idea sorted now.. gunna sink a few hours into it today:

Mouse Only Game + Retro Arcade (with a bit of a twist).

Calling it Orbital Defense (or maybe Retro Vaders: Orbital Defense), depends if I use Retro Vader characters or design brand new aliens…

EDIT – I haven’t entered one of these in a while, so what’s the official standing on reusing characters from one of my existing games (in this case potentially reusing the Retro Vader blasters and aliens – probably with redrawn/improved art since that’s old art now) combined with a new gameplay mechanic (and new code obviously), is that allowed or would I be better off designing some new aliens?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Hmmm, I wonder if I could make a little mouse only game in the couple of days I have off work this week.

Watch this space.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#48] Entries and Discussion

Wonder if I could make a mini Cyberpunk themed Nodehack game in 4 days… why do I always arrive to these things late!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD #46 - *Congratulations Halysia *

For what it’s worth; the main reason I never actually got an entry in (aside from the fact I was busy), was because the 3 word theme thing just felt too constricting. Personally i’d prefer something much simpler and more open to interpretation, where we can all end up in a totally different destination from the same starting point.

Also if someone could be good enough to PM when GiTD47 is getting close to starting i’d appreciate it since I really wanna make an effort and be involved in this one (need to stop being a lazy dev who never gets past the ideas stage)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD #46 - *Beats Beasts Ablaze*

Can I just enter this? :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETgYaD8xXiQ

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD #46 - *Beats Beasts Ablaze*

I haven’t entered one of these for a while, but I have a couple of days off work tomorrow. If I can a bit of a prototype working i’ll finish it off and hopefully get an entry done.

Just to confirm, the words Beat Beasts and Ablaze all need to be in the game somewhere, but the screen change mechanic is optional? Do I physically have to include the words, or could I have burning (ablaze) beasts or something like that?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Xernex virus

Originally posted by Cwovictor:
Originally posted by Rolby:
Originally posted by adv0catus:

If you want to roleplaying, go to Forum Games or the chat rooms.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Xernex virus

Stealing information would usually be more along the lines of a worm or trojan. Virii are usually just to cause annoyance or damage to a system.

But srsly guys.. fear l33t haxxor theBytes, he will put our computers into sleep mode.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Xernex virus

Careful DDA, he’ll add codes to your computer and make it go into sleep mode and stuff.

public function nutterLaugh():void{

trace(“hahahahahaha”)

while(TheBytes.isLying){
nutterLaugh();
}

}

 
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Topic: Game Programming / One game a month

I know i’m rather late to the party but i’m in. Gunna start this month.

@AndrewJ666

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#33] Exploration! (225 Kred prize)

Hey everyone, i’m afraid i’m going to have to bow out of the contest. There is a bit of a family crisis going on right now, someone in hospital etc, so I kind of need to focus on that at the moment.

Sorry to everyone who’d pm’d about teaming up but I won’t be able to team up with anyone now.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#33] Exploration! (225 Kred prize)

Thanks for the replies regarding teaming up, I don’t think i’ve ever been so popular. I’ve had a couple offers now so to prevent having to disappoint anyone else i’m going to be picking someone out of the current offers so please don’t anyone else PM me.

Thanks

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#33] Exploration! (225 Kred prize)

I have a pretty cool idea here, but as usual it’s pretty big scale. whether or not i’ll get it done or not.. who knows :)

We can still team up right? So if any programmers are struggling for an idea and would like to team up, feel free to shoot me a PM I have a cool idea and would be pretty willing to team up with a programmer