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Game Demo Thing
« on: August 13, 2010, 08:58:48 PM »
http://www.box.com/s/315kknvxg3mu1ick1sdl

Yeeeaaah... Not much going on around here recently, and this has nothing to do with DNA, but it's a very poorly-constructed demo of a video game I started making a while ago. There's a different, much more complicated and story-heavy game I've been working on, but it hates me and refuses to function any longer, so I'm making this one in the meantime.

Press F1 for instructions. From there it tells you how to do everything else.

The demo contains two levels, and between the two, you should get to see almost every type of enemy I'm planning to use throughout the game. Therefore, the levels are kind of hard :P But, yeah, if you try to go to level 3, it gives you an error message.

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Re: Game Demo Thing
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2010, 02:42:12 PM »
Help! I need to cheat already.  I am stuck in heaven, which doesn't sound too bad, but does not lead to much video game action.  I guess my lack of video game experience isn't helping much in figuring out what to do.  So far I can run back and forth and jump, but what does <B (or whatever it is) mean?

Oh, and thanks for sharing this with us!
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Re: Game Demo Thing
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2010, 02:48:02 PM »
BTW, I do get over that first pillar of cloud next to the angel saying "Jump! <B", but I can't seem to get past the U formation.
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Re: Game Demo Thing
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2010, 03:51:31 PM »
This is a really fun game!   ;D
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Re: Game Demo Thing
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2010, 07:45:28 PM »
BTW, I do get over that first pillar of cloud next to the angel saying "Jump! <B", but I can't seem to get past the U formation.

Actually, it's "<3", which is just supposed to look like a heart :P That angel gets a kick out of your jumping abilities, I guess.

To get over the U-shaped gap, you have to jump while dashing. To dash, hold X while you move. I believe the F1 instructions say something like "X (Hold) = Dash," but I guess I should phrase it less cryptically. I guess, though, that this is sort of designed for people with previous video game experience. Don't feel bad about asking questions though--it lets me know someone is actually playing it.

Oh, and thank you, VogonGirl. Anything in particular that you like, or just the whole package?
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Re: Game Demo Thing
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010, 09:46:03 PM »
 :D
Wow. You made this game? Impressive!
I can't even get my novel to format properly for Smashwords epublishing. I need a brain upgrade. I'm not cut out for technical thingies.  :-\ 
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Re: Game Demo Thing
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2010, 09:58:46 PM »
Well, this is the first one where I've finally figured out how to implement accelerated movement. That makes it look a lot more impressive than my previous games. Also, since it doesn't really need a lot of story or dialogue, it'll be easy to finish. But I like games that have a good story to them.

Anyway, at least you finished a novel :P Been there, failed that. And it's not as if this game is finished either.
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Re: Game Demo Thing
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2010, 11:36:04 PM »
"Finished" is a flexible term.  I could have revised until the small furry critters came home, but eventually it's time to move on to other writing projects. Hopefully it's squared away. The tech guy at Smashwords gave me an idea. I tried it. Now we wait for their converter to diddle with it. I'll post a link. Just guess how many chapters it has!!!  ;D
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Re: Game Demo Thing
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2010, 05:55:15 AM »
42? ;)
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2010, 08:34:02 PM »
You betcha!
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2010, 08:37:24 PM »
I have another forty-two hidden in there too. Hmm, maybe I should work up a contest about that. Find the hidden forty-two and win something. Course I guess people could just do a search/find because it's an enovel after all.  :P
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Re: Game Demo Thing
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2010, 01:41:14 AM »
Well, I've updated it a little, but you probably won't be able to tell.
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2010, 03:03:38 AM »
Oh I understand. Most of the fiddly bits that I've changed over the course of my novel probably wouldn't be noticed by most.
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Re: Game Demo Thing
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2010, 04:08:20 AM »
Well I got past the U but I can't get past the big long black block.    :(
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Re: Game Demo Thing
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2010, 10:01:15 PM »
I'm out of heaven!  ;D  But I keep dieing. :(
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