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Thanks to you all nice people out there, I’ve got some interesting feedback and decided to update the game a little bit.
Updated controls: jump using UP key (instead of SPACE), attack by shortly pressing X (instead of Z), clone yourself by holding X (400 ms).
Throughout the levels, spawn points now appear – this should give some action to the clones at the rear of the group.
Play in browser (FLASH): http://www.jarnik.com/pub/ld20/index-v6.html
If you care, share your thoughts, please.
I liked some of the sprites, so I’ve created a little mashup of the in-game graphics on DeviantArt.
I used scrot and mencoder to put the timelapse together.
PLAY THE GAME online (flash): http://www.jarnik.com/pub/ld20/
Rather than adding more features hastily, I’ve decided to wrap things up nicely and settle for what I’ve got.
Since the last update, I’ve just drawn 4 more enemy types and terrains – desert+mummies, jungle+monkeys, sea+crabs, snow+snowapes.
If you care, you can play the game here: http://www.jarnik.com/pub/ld20/
- hand drawn backgrounds for each level
- lethal blocks (burning bush, wall of flames) crossable only by cloning behind them
- destructible blocks (I’ve been thinking of a steeper terrain, where bashing your way through would be neccessary)
Thank you guys for a feedback! I did LD for 3 times before, but this one was one of the best – I was finally able to plan small enough and actually stick to the plan.
Good luck to you all others with your entries!
Last night I created a title screen and this morning I put together a cutscene system:
Play the game (5 levels): http://www.jarnik.com/pub/ld20/index-v4.html (FLASH)
Now I’m gonna focus on creating some sounds and music.
Then I’ll add more levels and enemies – any suggestions? So far I’ve got: blackforest + wolves, graveyard + zombies, volcano + lavamen, stronghold + balck knigts, hell + devils.
Warrior cloning works as expected, enemy bashing as well, try it out for yourself: (click the image to get redirected to flash)
Wish me luck
If you encounter any problems, please let me know.
It’s 8:15 am and I’ve finished a basic concept sketch – I’m gonna make a classic side-scrolling beatemup with a special twist: player can make clones of his hero using a magic item.
The funny thing is, all the clones have the magic item as well, so every time you use it, the hero count doubles – growing not linearly, but exponentially. Imagine 256 heroes, each of them obeying your commands simultaneously:)
I’m quite happy for the selected theme, because I would hate to make the make the evolution game (which is largely over-used IMO) – evolution ended up 2nd.
Good luck to you all, fellow LDers!
… because you cannot do anything less than AWESOME with a Three wolf moon shirt:
I also got some food and my workspace ready:
I have decided to take a little side-quest: to make an entry that could be controlled using a gamepad. A bit unusual for a flash game, but not to hard to stick to, since I’ll be using the Flixel engine (that emphasizes key controls).
I tend to plan far too complex games, that’s why I’ve screwed the LD19 (I got mad at myself and dropped the LD). I’ll give it a shot at LD20, with less expectations and, hopefully, slightly better results.
Coding: Flash(AS3) using vi + Flex + Flixel
Graphics: OpenCanvas + GIMP
Audio: SFXR + Audacity
Good luck to you all, see you there!
(And all you space fans out there – don’t forget to watch the STS-134 Endeavour launch, it’s just a few hours prior to the LD20.)