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

http://www.kongregate.com/games/skaren/when-all-is-lost-you-survive-the-only-one-level-or-die

Finished the game, don’t have time to add sound. You will just have to imagine it there. I have to fly now bye.

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

When all is lost, you survive the Only One Level or Die!

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / How often do you abdicate?

My doctor suggested abdicating 3 times a day with a healthy amount of exercise, but it always makes me hungry, so I’ve tried abdicating 4-5 times a day to keep up with the calorie burns. However, I found that my intake capacity is quite low, but the processing is fast, so I’ve taken to abdicating 7-8 times a day in smaller amounts. By doing this I’ve lost 20 pounds in fat that I gained back in muscle! I only recommend this for people with similar metabolisms though, as you might not have the energy to go through the day with smaller intakes. You can also try buying these pills here: link deleted
They worked great for me as I can take them any time in the office with just a sip of water, and they work instantly! The best of all is that the price is also relatively cheap, only $50 for a 500G bottle. Great value!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#49] Entries and Discussion

Originally posted by dragon_of_celts:

@skaren:

Wow, you’re quick. I’m not sure if the issues I’m currently experiencing are because it has continued from my previous attempt (the last time I reloaded the page, it started over, but this time it resumed from where I left off. If continuing from where the player left off is by design, there should be a way to re-start the game (inside the game)).

I’m fairly certain that I had enough resources to build the antenna (I did when I left), but after attempting to build it and failing, I didn’t have enough iron(?) any more. When I build up enough iron again, I’ll re-attempt it and see if it works.
Edit: Re-acquired enough iron (203 pieces) and tried to build antenna. I now have 3 iron, and the antenna is still not built. It didn’t seem to deduct any of the yellow things.

Diplomats screen: Says "Diplomats: " under 1st Employ button (correct) and under 2nd (scavenger) Employ button (incorrect). There is nothing under the 3rd (recruiter) button. None of them show counts for how many are employed, however.

Espionage screen shows "Spies: ", but also does not show count for how many are employed.

Employing free population really needs a way to mass-employ, particularly late-game. An “Employ 100” button isn’t really very elegant, but it would do the trick.

Stole a second, more expensive (in ESP points) Ape-Human technology, but it didn’t seem to have any effect that I can see (there doesn’t seem to be anything new to build)…

Ok, so I’ve completed the game now. No other issues that I could see (but obviously I can’t tell with the 2nd Ape-Human technology, as it never appeared). Their home planet looks mysteriously like the homeless Chemja encampment. ;)

One other nit-picky thing: The little green diamond-shaped weapon looked like it should’ve been a special thing I got when I broke into the armoury… except I already had a bunch of them.

Anyway, good job. I look forward to your next GiTD entry.

I guess I overlooked a few things. The antenna and the other technology now works correctly. Fixed the employee displays, added a choice of how many you want to employ. Number of spies were displayed, I just forgot I left the text color on black xD. Reduced the chance to dig the little green diamond-shaped weapon, It was bugged and you got one every time you got a diamond. Added a reset button. Thanks for all the feedback!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#49] Entries and Discussion

Originally posted by dragon_of_celts:

@skaren:

(I’ve bolded the game-breaking part)

10,000 leaf pile-up still doesn’t work for me (no, wait a minute… It’s now 100,000? 100 → 1,000 → 100,000???).

So now it takes energy to go to the place where you use energy to search the container. It’s a bit strange, since it doesn’t take energy to go anywhere else (except occasionally, inside the ship), but OK. At any rate, there should probably be some kind of “no energy”/“too tired” message if the player tries to go there when they don’t have energy.

I currently have 10 max energy, of which I have built up 1 energy. Resting costs 10 chicken legs to fill up energy to max, regardless of how much energy I have saved up. Is that by design or accident?

Sticks are missing from inventory list.

Not a big deal, but it would be nice if you had hover descriptors for inventory items. Also, you’ve got a lot of unused space there: it would look so much better if you laid them out in a grid pattern.

Each employment section should show how many Chemja are currently employed in that occupation (currently, only diggers show that).

Final Decrypt cost (121) is actually nothing — it doesn’t spend them or unlock anything, so the button/cost should be removed at that point. Also, it seems that there is only one piece of Ape-Human technology to steal…? If so, that button should disappear after use, too.

Using the purple things to open the door to the engine room (Archangel Corridors) made it loop back to the Mess Hall… and now it looks like I have to go through all of those again… and again.

Entering the mess hall claims to give you 1,000 chicken legs. I’ve been through it 3 times now, and checking my inventory, it shows that I have 851. I rarely use them to rest, so I can’t imagine I’ve used over 2,000 of them…

The antenna costs waaaaay too much of rare resources for 1 ESP per second, which you can easily acquire by employing spies.

I’ll edit this post if I discover anything else.

Reduced price of dirt pile-up. It takes energy to go outside because you have a chance to find a Chemja to join you which you can employ. Resting doesn’t charge you for the max energy anymore. Added sticks to the inventory. Moved the inventory objects around a bit. Added occupation numbers. Removed decrypt button after unocking all shiplogs. Fixed the second Ape-Human technology. Ape-Human technology now correctly disappears after stolen. Fixed the door, game is now completable. Entering mess hall gives you 1k chicken legs now. Reduced antenna cost, and it now doubles your spies’ production instead. Increased Blessing’s Intelligence multiplier. Thanks!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#49] Entries and Discussion

Originally posted by JohannasGarden:

We could award the 50 kreds prize for the unofficial winner of the holiday extra minijam. I’ll message you soon, skaren. Kongratulations!

edit to add feedback. Great entry, skaren. I really liked this. It took me awhile to find the way to the shipwreck, but once I healed the survivors, I don’t think the diplomacy tab buttons functioned the way they should, as I think I should have had plenty of coins to make some things happen. Anyway, here is a screenshot of mine, in case it’s helpful:

diplomacy

None of the buttons did anything when I tried to click on them, I couldn’t emply diggers, train the 2 people I healed, or get any apples after clicking the buttons for converting coins to food

The problem was with the “Free Population” variable. Should be fixed now, and that should speed things up for the game. Thank you for the feedback, makes me blush! :)

Also fixed the bug where you couldn’t find aliens while searching.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#49] Entries and Discussion

Originally posted by dragon_of_celts:

@skaren:

Nobody in their right mind is going to click over 10,000 times just to pile up some virtual leaves.

…Fortunately for you, I’m not in my right mind. Acquiring 10,000 (or more) leaves and attempting the 3rd pile up doesn’t do anything — apart from deduct 1,000 leaves each attempt.

Also, once the tent is built, Bu Yao Chi is content — a situation that apparently never changes (as far as I can tell), and/so the Rest button doesn’t appear to do anything.

What is Raindance supposed to do?

You don’t have to click that many times. You can employ diggers! Also, hopefully final version is up! I’m going to sleep bye.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#49] Entries and Discussion

Originally posted by dragon_of_celts:

@skaren: Congratulations.

You may already know of these issues, but just in case:
I can’t seem to build a fireplace or a tent, as the sticks always say “NaN” (even after I’ve picked some up; the white things required for the tent also say “NaN”). Probably a Number variable that hasn’t been initialized? Also, Raindance is lacking a description (I assume it is supposed to have one, as the others do).

I can’t tell what the “I” and “S” do (the “H” is apparently for the help screen, though it looks like some of the text doesn’t fit in the text boxes…??? Which is why I can’t see what the “I” and “S” are supposed to do — they don’t do anything when I click on them).

Fixed the bugs, thanks. The I will be the inventory where you can see all your resources at one place, and the S will be settings such as quality/maximum resource number on screen before they start disappearing (its currently set to 100)/reset save, etc. I didn’t make those panels yet because I didn’t feel like they were priority. The game is actually finished until the end (except for the credits screen), just some minor features are missing along the way. Also, didn’t have time to test the game itself :P

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#49] Entries and Discussion

Originally posted by DarkRainyKnight:

Guys D:

Alright, well… l0l, skaren. He edited posted it in time and it functions enough to be considered a game, so I’m going to accept it.

Congratulations to skaren for winning GiTD #49!


Since there won’t be voting for this one, would you guys like to use the 10 days as a mini unofficial GiTD where you can continue working on your games? As I’ve already said, there won’t be a theme selection for the 50th, so we could use that time for voting. I can ask JG if the 50 Kred 2nd place prize can be offered to the winner of this mini jam. Let me know what you guys think. If there’s interest, let’s do it :D

Ayyy i edited it 2 minutes before the deadline

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#49] Entries and Discussion

ayyy no time to finish

http://www.kongregate.com/games/skaren/game-in-ten-days-entry-aliens-stat-allocation

 
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Topic: The Arts / My name is Steve Anderson, and this is my story, which I was told to post here instead.

It was a dark, rainy night. Being the usual Steve, he decided to come up with something incredible. Something that will relate to and reflect people. That is how it happened.

w/ katielawrie22 Hi Katie. I know you don’t want to talk to me because I hurt you. I want you to know that I still love you. Please come over so we can talk this through, cuddling next to the fire as we always do.

Steve decided that he will post this in every single english chatroom and see how people react. The results were incredible!

Throughout this adventure:

(Aside from being ignored)

Steve was called gay multiple times. By the majority being males ranging from age 10-14.

Steve was told he should “learn” a real religion.

Steve had to explain how he stole his friend’s cow from his cow farm and told him it was El Chupakabra.

Steve was asked if he likes boys, by someone who stated to like boys. Following that, he was explained that Katie is also a boy.

Steve cited an argument between several people, each claiming whether or not Katie should get back together with Steve and why/why not. Later on Steve could not resist the urge to explain that he did not cheat on Katie, but how he got scared and ran away from getting into a serious relationship with Katie, and how it was the worst decision of his life.

Steve also got called gay multiple times by males ranging from the age of 40-55.

Steve was told he should grab that hoe and get to farmin’.

Steve was told by girls aged 16-19 that they wish they had a guy like Steve. Steve, ignoring his mistakes and the shame thrown at him, only thought about getting back with Katie however.

Katie was told he should go and hug Steve.

Steve was told he needs a hug. By males aged 17-21.

Katie was not told to go make a sandwich.

Steve was told by a huge amount of people that it’s supposed to be /w not w/. He did not learn however…

Females aged 16-24 adored Steve and provided him with advice on how he should contact Katie.

Steve was accompanied by an anonymous user posting questionable links in Steve’s footsteps. He was intercepted by the newly functioning US government after several minutes of stalking Steve.

Steve was told to activate Windows multiple times.

Steve encountered multiple people doing the helicopter dick while saying “yoloswag” after seeing how he managed to mess up his private message aimed to his true love. He was also called gay in the process.

At first, Steve found peoples’ responses incredibly funny. Then he realized where his inspiration for his enjoyment came from. He began to miss Katie. After each message pasted, the desire to hold her within his arms once again grew. Steve was thinking about giving up, seeing he barely got through 40% of the rooms. However, Steve was always persistent with everything he did. He decided to pull through, no matter what. Steve made people laugh. But there was no smile on his face anymore. What started out as a fun activity soon turned into a perilous challenge, one he was determined to pull off. Steve was beginning to think more and more about Katie. He thought making a joke out of it and avoiding the problem would help him get through it. Steve could feel that he has yet again made a mistake, for his love for Katie was too deep. There was no way for Steve and Katie to be together anymore. Steve held onto his goal. The only thing he could do for Katie.

Eventually, he succeeded. Not a single teardrop, whimper or toilet seat. There was only one thing left for him to do.

Even though I’m not Steve, and you are not Katie, you know who you are. I know you will read this. Even though you are 19 years older than me, and we haven’t seen each other in 7 months, I still love you. And I always will. I wish you a happy life, no matter who you decide to live it with.

This is my story. Embrace it, for it is life.

PS. Steve is not gay! Neither is Katie… or me… or Danny Urkl… Who is Danny Urkl?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / My name is Steve Anderson, and this is my story.

Originally posted by Stots:

It certainly tore at my heart.

Based on your multiple posts containing the same link, I feel like you are either mocking me, you wish for me to do something, or you think I’m gay.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / My name is Steve Anderson, and this is my story.

Originally posted by Stots:
Originally posted by skaren:

It was a dark, rainy night.

5/5 best opening line.

Also, Arts.

It was not meant to be an artistic piece. It was meant to tear at peoples’ hearts from the depths of the high seas!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / My name is Steve Anderson, and this is my story.

It was a dark, rainy night. Being the usual Steve, he decided to come up with something incredible. Something that will relate to and reflect people. That is how it happened.

w/ katielawrie22 Hi Katie. I know you don’t want to talk to me because I hurt you. I want you to know that I still love you. Please come over so we can talk this through, cuddling next to the fire as we always do.

Steve decided that he will post this in every single english chatroom and see how people react. The results were incredible!

Throughout this adventure:

(Aside from being ignored)

Steve was called gay multiple times. By the majority being males ranging from age 10-14.

Steve was told he should “learn” a real religion.

Steve had to explain how he stole his friend’s cow from his cow farm and told him it was El Chupakabra.

Steve was asked if he likes boys, by someone who stated to like boys. Following that, he was explained that Katie is also a boy.

Steve cited an argument between several people, each claiming whether or not Katie should get back together with Steve and why/why not. Later on Steve could not resist the urge to explain that he did not cheat on Katie, but how he got scared and ran away from getting into a serious relationship with Katie, and how it was the worst decision of his life.

Steve also got called gay multiple times by males ranging from the age of 40-55.

Steve was told he should grab that hoe and get to farmin’.

Steve was told by girls aged 16-19 that they wish they had a guy like Steve. Steve, ignoring his mistakes and the shame thrown at him, only thought about getting back with Katie however.

Katie was told he should go and hug Steve.

Steve was told he needs a hug. By males aged 17-21.

Katie was not told to go make a sandwich.

Steve was told by a huge amount of people that it’s supposed to be /w not w/. He did not learn however…

Females aged 16-24 adored Steve and provided him with advice on how he should contact Katie.

Steve was accompanied by an anonymous user posting questionable links in Steve’s footsteps. He was intercepted by the newly functioning US government after several minutes of stalking Steve.

Steve was told to activate Windows multiple times.

Steve encountered multiple people doing the helicopter dick while saying “yoloswag” after seeing how he managed to mess up his private message aimed to his true love. He was also called gay in the process.

At first, Steve found peoples’ responses incredibly funny. Then he realized where his inspiration for his enjoyment came from. He began to miss Katie. After each message pasted, the desire to hold her within his arms once again grew. Steve was thinking about giving up, seeing he barely got through 40% of the rooms. However, Steve was always persistent with everything he did. He decided to pull through, no matter what. Steve made people laugh. But there was no smile on his face anymore. What started out as a fun activity soon turned into a perilous challenge, one he was determined to pull off. Steve was beginning to think more and more about Katie. He thought making a joke out of it and avoiding the problem would help him get through it. Steve could feel that he has yet again made a mistake, for his love for Katie was too deep. There was no way for Steve and Katie to be together anymore. Steve held onto his goal. The only thing he could do for Katie.

Eventually, he succeeded. Not a single teardrop, whimper or toilet seat. There was only one thing left for him to do.

Even though I’m not Steve, and you are not Katie, you know who you are. I know you will read this. Even though you are 19 years older than me, and we haven’t seen each other in 7 months, I still love you. And I always will. I wish you a happy life, no matter who you decide to live it with.

This is my story. Embrace it, for it is life.

PS. Steve is not gay! Neither is Katie… or me… or Danny Urkl… Who is Danny Urkl?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Interest for GiTD #27? Possible Dates inside

You should ask cleverbot what the theme should be.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Don't be a Pretentious Egotistical Jerk

Originally posted by jheiling:

2 out of 3 times when I try to be helpful on some forum I realize my efforts were a just a waste of time because my advice gets drowned by the comments of clearly uninformed yet arrogant people. They argue about every little thing because they have heard this or that, and they are utterly convinced they are right and I am wrong, even after I tell them: man, that is what I’ve been doing for years. That is really frustrating, if I had to do that for a living I would kill myself.

It’s survival of the fittest. I on the other hand, would look for a different job.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Don't be a Pretentious Egotistical Jerk

So can someone tell me how do maek gaem?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Howcome we don't resort to cannibalism?

Originally posted by DannyDaNinja:

ive heard that human flesh is delicous
far better than fish and pork

Human flash has a sweet taste, that’s why they’ve invented ketchup sauce after cannibalism became illegal.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / It's funny how the douchebags get noticed immediately, but the nice people tend to go undetected

greg

 
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Topic: Off-topic / you wake up and youre black

Cry because now I have a smaller pee-pee.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How to become a mod.

Originally posted by Deathnote76:
Originally posted by ritzfitz91:

hey guys can i pls be a mod ive been nice for 1 years n i have 45 freds
i promsiee i wont messup!!

Your not supposed to ask to become a mod
They wont pick you if you ask

You are one of those guys aren’t you?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What are you best known for in school/work?

Being badass.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Aliens

Originally posted by WwarMmachine:
Originally posted by TheLoneLucas:

Some object that’s not an alien ship was observed.

I’m guessing human made.

What sort of object was it?

It was possibly an I523 Japanese spy drone.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / WHICH ONE OF YOU CAUSED THIS?

I got that too and I have no profile at all.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How Do You Like Your Hotdogs?

I like my dogs cold.