Posts Tagged ‘fuse’
This could only bring madness… or terror… or both!
I’m going for it! This is rough mockup to get the idea down but basically instead of the old miner carrying the leaky powderkeg.. we have our miner taking up a different profession. That’s right, he’s using the lawnmower (or is that chestmower?) from The Hairy Chestival.. only problem is that the lawnmower is leaking fuel like there’s no peak oil! You have to mow down the dry grass (or is that… hair?) before the spark ignites your fuel mixture. Oh yeah, for some reason the field is littered with explosive barrels that you can’t run into but that you have to destroy. There will also be a fuel meter on the lawnmower that will run out I think as well (like the button to discard the powderkeg in Short Fuse. I still have to work out exactly what the rewards are (do you really need one in a game so ludicrous? ) and what the dangers are. But, I have high hopes for this.. hehe. I’ll be using Flash. Either AS2 or AS3.. jury is still out for this mini-LD.
Lots of visual progress, a little bit of real progress. All new pixely graphics all around, and a new HUD at the bottom. The game automatically zooms the display in to cover the portion of the map that actually has stuff in it, so instead of scrolling, it just gives you a wider view on larger levels. That’s good because you need ot know the whole layout to make your plans. This zoom feature is currently very questionable, I seem to have to manually tweak exactly where it goes, depending on the level layout, so I’m missing something there, but it mainly worksish.
Currently, you can’t win or lose, but if you could be killed, boy would it be hard. Thinking ahead is a must, and it all goes quite fast. Each level has a percentage required to complete it, and you also need to stay alive, and the main gist is to get the best score you can, provided you blow up enough and avoid dying.
Now there are sounds courtesy of SFXr (just the fuse burning and explosions, at the moment, but that’s really all that can HAPPEN at the moment), and your fuse burns, and if it goes next to a barrel, the barrel blows up. The barrel explosions chain to neighbors. There are also a few assorted items visible on the screen – x2 and x4 score multipliers, and gold. The gold and multipliers are intended to entice you into taking risks you shouldn’t.
Still all temp art, but I suspect the flame particles will stay like this. They shoot up super vertically, looks like the barrels are practically launching into orbit. Initially an accident, now a favorite feature. I’m going to do art now, because I need to have the style down before I do the font stuff, which I feel is sort of next on the list. The core gameplay is done, you just can’t lose. And since this is a game of score, I need to get that score tracking up so I know what is happening there! Art’s definitely the biggest portion of what’s left, so let’s get on it.