Posts Tagged ‘ships’
Here is the ship in the Shiva 3D engine:
it’s an old free ship by www.psionic3d.co.uk I have converted to fit in this LD25:
And here it is, the game running
this game is just now in Blackberry appworld waiting for review, meanwhile, I’ll try to improve it
Yeah– I’m excited.. so far… OK.. the two largest ships fire these purple beam weapons. The largest ship with the chance of firing 2 of them.. the second largest ship firing one.
I also have doubled the level length but that will change as well eventually.. I just wanted a larger amount of ships to fly through.
Also.. I made it so if your fleet touches any of the screen boundaries.. they asplode. Ideally… this wouldn’t be the case.. but after fighting collision detection logic (it is complicated due to fleet coords/ tweening patterns etc..) there were so many ways to rig the system to get your ships to hide.. that I just made them asplode…
Anyway— Beam weapons give you a tiny bit of warning via visual clue.. think any robotech episode when they are firing the reflex weapon.. there is always that .35 of a second where you can get out of the colorful path before you are so many cinders.
So.. recap: running into screen boundaries.. capital ships.. or giant purple lasers will kill your little ships..
Let me know if the effects are killing anyones computers yet.. i’ve done 0 optimizations.. (hey.. its LD)
Well, I spent all last night thinking up VS ideas, then watching TV and thinking of more, then when TV was over I said, “that’s it. I’m going with Schrodinger Vs. Pavlov”. I thought it’d be cool, an army of dogs that you can steer around with a bell cursor, vs. a guy who can place boxes that contain pop-up cats that may be alive or dead. Then I was thinking it would be like a board game, where the Pavlov guy has cards with various dogs and bells and things, and the Schrodinger guy has dice with 3 alive-cat faces and 3 dead-cat faces. The closest I got to an actual idea was that Schrodinger could commit his dice to various battles, and hope they were enough when actually rolled. It didn’t actually make a game, though.
So this morning I woke up still with no ideas that worked, and finally decided it had to be the very first idea that struck me as solid. I didn’t want to do a platformer, but here I go anyway: Miyamoto Vs. Yamamoto. You’ll hop from ship to ship, bouncing on their various parts to sink them, then hop off before you sink with them. It won’t be Mario, because you’ll be dodging fire directly aimed at you by the cannons and other oddities, and the ‘defeat each ship’ motif is a little different. Got some ideas, anyway! Time to build a ship editor!
Ultra Fleet was my entry to the LD8 Swarms compo. For a bit of background information on it, please read about The Hat Swarm Attack on Dance Islands.
Set in space, you controlled a fleet of virus ships that could convert enemy ships. Fleets of enemy ships kept on attacking, and you needed to keep your fleet alive so you could go on fighting, gaining points while doing so.
The game was, if anything, more pretty than fun, but it really was playable once you got into it. Although you probably got bored within an hour or so. Don’t know how it placed, but it received OK scoring, and also got praise such as ‘The game I’m supposed to be reviewing is more like a screensaver’, ‘I liked Hat Swarm better, though’, ‘Without a doubt, Hat Swarm is WAY better’, ‘I honestly would have given the hat swarm a higher score though.’ But seriously, some people (including me!) actually seemed to like it.
You can get the Ultra Fleet compo version. It requires OpenGL and is for Windows, but I’ve been able to compile it for Linux, although I have no idea where that port went, but it should be pretty easy if you want to try yourself.