ide: Qt Creator
ponch: o frui
I never want to work with programmer art ever again
started a cooperative development with one of my particularly artistically inclined friends. It is programmer-art free.
It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!
In this game, you will move a guy through an obstacle course. He needs multiple instances of him to complete it, so he needs to make copies of himself by copying “this“, which will be the surface of the screen. The surface of the screen at the time of the pull will be shown on the dude’s shirt, and a new dude will appear after each pull.
I just finished my first year of software engineering, and I’m working as a game programmer on a work term right now. I made my first game using SDL during LD19, and I have been preparing for LD20 ever since. My toolkit will change depending on which is most fitting for the game.
Language: C++ (2D or 3D with SDL/OpenGL) or AS3
Frameworks: My engine (http://projectknightengine.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/)
Visuals: Gimp, Flash CS4, MS Paint.
Sound: Recording with audacity
Clothing: My faithful bathrobe
Can’t wait until next weekend.
There are now little cute boop effects when you click on blocks. Also, using blocks in combinations makes them become grey. If you solve combinations fast enough, you can recover greyed out blocks. (Grey blocks can’t be moved)
-Implement high-score board
-Make menu graphics better
-None at the moment
As explained in the readme, you probably need to have mingw installed on your computer for this program to work.
-Music/sfx are still not implemented
-Some screens a little outdated
-Gameplay depth not satisfying
-To be reported?
Game will no longer use a sprite to represent the player, it takes too long to implement.
Expect a puzzle game about finding patterns. It won’t be glorious, but it’s not bad for a first game programmed in old fashioned C using SDL.
I implemented the movement. Now you can click somewhere and the Espial will quickly follow. I’ve decided to upgrade the plot of the game.
Going over land will make it turn into grayscale, and will make your character become tinted by its colour. Scientists in a lab are trying to track you down, and will all of the scientific tools in their inventory to track you down. To dodge satellite photos, you will have to camouflage yourself to the colour their satellite is calibrated to. You will be able to find powerups that will let you restore the colour of a block by right-clicking it, or create zones of static that will save you but draw attention.
Maybe I’ll also throw in guards to evade and other ways to hide. I also want to add an active chat bar to see how the enemy is reacting to your movements and at the right a bar that shows your powerups and stuff.
I like this idea
I will make the squares look better later. Maybe I’ll make them smaller too.
The program reads the map using a text file, which opens the possibility for custom maps to be easily shared online. This screenshot was produced by the following input:
As you might imagine, G stands for grass, D stands for dirt and W for water. There is also another fortunately unused tile for E- Error. This tile is printed when a character the program doesn’t know how to use appears.
You might have also noticed the little arrow in the first quadrant of the picture. Although this feature is not yet implemented, the character will follow that arrow, which will appear somewhere when you click on the map.
Movement is my next step. Hey, this is really fun for being my first game in C!
You play the role of Espial, a blob of a newly discovered element who escapes containment. He then explores the world. The game will be in 2D, but it will be possible to switch point of view and move in 3D anyways.
You will control the blob by clicking on the map, and he will follow your points.
There will be a story mode, a randomly generated world and a world editor.
Some objects will be possible to interact with.
Here is the first model of the player.
This is a little ambitious, but I’d rather aim high and make sacrifices than aim low and miss out on stuff.
I’m a bored first year software engineer who took game design classes and I want to make a game!
Weapons of choice:
- C: Yes, just plain old C. No C# no C++ just C. It will rock your world.
- SDL: Simple DirectMedia Layer. OLD SCHOOL multimedia library for C. It’s like a crummier version of DirectX. I don’t know why I’m using it.
- GIMP & Paint: For pictures. What else?
- Audacity: For recording music (using my keyboard or guitar or beautiful, handsome voice)
- My bathrobe: THE BEST INDOOR CLOTHING KNOWN TO MAN
Ok, it’s 6:30 am and I just pulled an all-nighter working on prime numbers. So far I’m able to find all prime numbers under 1 billion in around 50 seconds. That’s pretty good. See you all in 12 hours, it’s NAP TIME for me.
PS: ENGINEERS ROCK