Posts Tagged ‘weird’
Hungry Derivatives Advancing Collapse :: LD14 :: by jph/2009
here is the title sceen in the ZGE editor,. .
Well that was fun! My first LD!
This game is not at all what I had in mind at the start,. but I tend to wander as new ideas come in,. . sotra’ cool, very odd. What you think?
(win xp/vist ver. 47kb) osX and linux possible if wanted,. .
I had some fun working with the Implicit mesh procedures to build the block head character,. something I have not used so much in the ZGE till now,. I just was not able to get the sort of collision reactions I indended working in this time line,. my lazy math/logic skills,. and without resorting to my normal method of asking my friends for help with math and logic,. so this is me solo., I will likely do a game that I did have in mind later with that help,. .
This is a weird game! I am not sure many people will enjoy it,. but give ‘er a go and let me know your thoughts,. I do enjoy feedback. there is a simple score and it is currently a player vs environment with no bad guys as I had inended,. but 48 hours is not that much time and it was only the time in that window I could actualy use working on it so much less ,. . I’m sure that is true for most here. so the level just gets less dense and you will eventually miss a jump and fall,. . so get as much shiny befor that as you can.
Mr Head and the Cow Drowning is now complete. Or as complete as it will get this weekend. I have many ideas on improvements, but they must, alas, wait. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
As said earlier, the game is about drowning cows to prevent them from dying. Granted, they die anyway, but in a much more nice way, and outside the screen, mostly. Anyway, to drown cows, you must use key 1-5 to select which slot is currently bouncy, which will make any cows falling there to bounce out into the water. If you fail to catch a cow, you lose a life, but if you catch two in a row, you gain a life. You can have ten lives, and if they run out, the game is over.
During the game, Mr Head will observe and give you points and make announcements. He’s the mastermind behind everything, but exactly how is not certain. Do use his combo scheme to get many, many points. I’ve gotten 22 million as best so far. There’s no highscore in this version, but maybe I can add one later.
So, except for what has been told here, and what can be seen, there’s also a fancy intro, and mighty fine sound effects.
You probably want to download Mr Head and the Cow Drowning. Binary and source are included, the binary is for Windows, but with the right libraries and some changes to the makefile, you’ll be alright on other platforms too. Hopefully.
Also, make sure you don’t miss the Banana Ship text adventure non-entry, also made during this warmup.
Here is what my game looks like right now. Some fractal trees, some guys and a ladder. You can knock the head off the other guy with a spear if you like. Oh, and by the way, it’s just a coincidence that he is looking happy. He actually is terrified.
While trying to think of a decent game to make for the Weird/Unexpected/Surprise theme (a theme I had voted for, but never expected to win, so I never thought about any real game ideas before start), I sat down at wrote Banana Ship.
It’s not meant to be a real entry, but yet follows the theme quite well. If anything, it lacks in that it’s not much of a game, you just have to figure out what to do, and it’s not much of that either. It’s more like a short story, really, but you might enjoy it for a minute or so before it ends.
You materialize out of nowhere, and have no idea who you are, or what you are expected to do. You are wearing a pink sheet cut into a really ugly robe. All around you are filled with nothingness, except for a small, yellow banana, floating in the air right in front of you. >