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How does this look? New Game Demo 01/26/2023 (Thu) 23:41:16 ID: 9cca7d No.463 [Reply]
Not spoiling anything, but how does this look?
>>463 It looks a bit plain. The look could work with more detail (especially the background), maybe add some shading, round off the hard angles and perhaps add an outline to the character? You should show some other parts to give a more complete impression.
>>463 Looks like it's made in Scratch.
Found the game, I don't think the guy who made the post actually made the game. still cool though. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/792294181/
If Anything The Creator Could've Leaked It To One Of Their Friends, since this image was before the game was made and also didn't have variables.
One suggestion I would give if this is the creator though is decorations in the background, since that could be accomplished in scratch.

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Star Sentinel nodev 12/24/2022 (Sat) 21:15:00 ID: 4e94e5 No.434 [Reply]
Hiya /agdg/, I have this neat GBstudio game that I made. Its called Star Sentinel. Its only $4.99. It has 13 levels. You can see the gameplay in LV 2 in the picture. You can get it here: https://gamejolt.com/games/Starsentinel/763601
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>>434 game is now free
>>457 Please stay encouraged Anon. This kind of effort is always a process, be patient. Congrats on your game BTW, please keep working on it! Cheers. :^)
>>459 I'm clueless about programming and just happened to be wandering through here but will second this. Your enthusiasm is commendable, but it takes a lot of time and effort to hone your talents no matter what field you're working in. Keep pushing yourself further and don't give up what you're passionate about. I wish you the best of luck.
Since you shared it for free now, I'll share some thoughts after my playthrough. The game was very basic, this isn't an insult or complaint, just an observation. The ducking mechanic seemed mostly irrelevant except for a couple of levels. As can be seen in the OP pic, those platforms to jump on/over do not provide cover from enemy fire. They probably should. The level in the enemy ship had platforms that were difficult to notice, blending in with the background. Maybe that was intentional, to suggest alien design the protagonist is unfamiliar with. Despite the special medial droid treatment received at the start of the game, there are no upgrades for weaponry or health. Also, only one level seemed to have a health top up. Perhaps at a certain point, after clearing the science lab, a choice ought to be offered upgrading health or weapon power. The virus in the computer level was very sensitive, adding difficulty in an awkward way. Just a slight tap on an arrow key could overshoot the target area quite easily. I'd suggest making the maze more complex instead, with a finer degree of control for the cursor. As for the thick health bar at the bottom, it looked odd. I would make it thinner and stick it in a corner. Probably give it a percentage too, or have it change color, starting green and turning red at the lower end. The music was pretty good, gave an appropriate vibe. Story-wise, it was solid enough I suppose, considering the length of the game. These areas had the strongest potential for expansion in my opinion. The game starts abruptly, it could begin with more of an introduction to the ship and character. The same goes for the enemy, flesh them out more. Generally, I think you have a decent basis for making something here. As suggested by someone earlier, look at other games offered both freely and for money on such sites. It will give you an idea of the competition and what is considered worth paying for. The slightly Metroid vibes I got suggest to me this game could have an action sci-fi horror element if continued with. Overall, a simple and brief diversion, lacking some refinement and complexity but showing some promise. Keep at it and who knows what you'll end up with.
>>461 >>459 >>460 If it helps, some of my future work is going to be history and aftermath. I might make some of these changes and introduce them in an update eventually. I dearly appriciate your feedback. BTW the first few levels are meant to be way, way, too basic because it was meant to give you a feel for the controls.

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Seeking developers for ZZT game Somebody 09/04/2022 (Sun) 07:40:02 ID: c8f9b9 No.426 [Reply]
If you have any experience in ZZT game development, or are willing to learn (8th graders made their own games with ZZT-OOP), then I am looking for help finishing my ZZT game "Seasons". I will be handling storyboarding and planning. I've got a couple pieces of it done, but at the rate I'm doing it all myself I won't get done before I turn 40. Even if you help make ONE board it will be greatly appreciated and you'll be credited appropriately.
Any progress? Can you opensource it on GitHub?
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I am a decent programmer, I can write in Lua, C99, Common Lisp, Java and I have some expierence with C# in Unity and Python in Pygame too. I would like to help if the project is completely public domain, otherwise I would consider it unethical to contribute.
>>453 If you find this doesn't pan out, please come help us build robowaifus then, Anon. https://alogs.space/robowaifu/
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>>454 Robowaifus sound awesome, thanks for giving me the link, I will look into it in my spare time and help you guys out - at the end a robowaifu is a great dream of mine too.
>>456 Y/w Anon. There's a large degree of crossover between vidya dev, and several of the sub-domains for robowaifu creation. Mechanics (as in the physics involved in bipedal humanoid motion & control), and character acting are a couple of good examples of this.

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Demo day? nodev 01/10/2023 (Tue) 17:57:29 ID: 06ef55 No.455 [Reply]
Where's everyone gone?

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Deveropa 08/06/2020 (Thu) 23:09:48 ID: fd7b24 No.299 [Reply]
Ok, seems like I'm a fucking retard and this is above my head, so I was hoping that /agdg/ can help me. I've been learning a bit of python as I made some visual novels over the years, I thought I had it ok but I'm stuck with what potentially be something stupid only because I bite more than I could handle. I'm trying to do a simple "Breakout" style mini-game for a new visual novel I'm developing. The gameplay will be largely inspired by both Touhou bullet hell and the original 4 or 5 touhou games that were more in the breakout style. I wanted to have the main character hold a shield and him being able to hold it and toss it, holding the shield would protect him from some projectiles, but he can toss it to damage enemies to either the right or left using the mouse buttons. He should be able to move freely through a portion of the screen, and he would get upgrades through the game like extra shields, more health, and the strength of the shield, and there would be a couple of boss battles using these mechanics. I had the flow map already planned, but the problem is FUCKING REN'PY DOESN'T HAVE SUPPORT FOR PYGAMES ANYMORE Reading some of the documentation, it seems like using creator-defined displayable is the way to go, but I for the life of me can't manage to display the mini-game correctly. Can /agdg/ walk me through this like a retard? Any example code lying around? There are plenty of pygame breakout games around, but I couldn't find a single one ported to ren'py in order to at least see what I'm doing wrong. My other option is moving to godot and trying, but since the game will largely be mostly a visual novel/trainer game, I think it would be pretty retarded to switch engines only because of the mini game, and ultimately I may drop the mini game, but man, I don't want to since I really like the concept.
Sorry it's nothing personal OP, but I didn't reply till now simply b/c I don't do Python. C++ is a much more common language for game dev AFAICT. Good luck with your quest though.
The documentation in Ren'Py regarding 'creator-defined displayable' is very straightforward to me. The creator-defined displayable is supposed to be a canvas to allow the programmer to draw anything. If you don't understand how to program your breakout game with Pygame, you absolutely will not do it in Ren'Py with the creator-defined displayable. If you don't understand the example in the documentation, you absolutely will not achieve your aim in Ren'Py. I won't hold your hand in the details of getting this done. I will leave these hints to you: 1. Figure out how to draw a simple static (a non-moving, non-changing) colored square with the creator-defined displayable. 2. Figure out how to animate that square (move it, change size, change color, change opacity) 3. You should be able to draw multiple objects onto your displayable 4. Program a breakout game with Pygame, not Ren'Py. This is so that you understand the principles of programming and drawing a game to a screen 5. You should be able to port that logic of the breakout game onto Ren'Py's creator-defined displayable.
>>299 There is an engine called ursina, m8
>>436 Thanks!

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Stacking two sprite makes it cheaper? Gentlemanly 12/25/2022 (Sun) 05:04:02 ID: f32c33 No.437 [Reply]
How was this coded? The screen projection? I imagine it s the usual trig but the frame rate is so goddamn low and but the thing also dont look like it s missing framerate like it comes in steps What to do Curious of the source code Also whatexisting tool that can do this by default, preferably lightweight and libre?

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Saint11's tutorials Deveropa 09/24/2019 (Tue) 22:19:09 ID: 36f01c No.23 [Reply]
There's a guy that goes by saint11, he makes some pretty good pixel art tutorials.
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This is good stuff.
BO, I think you really should pin this thread tbh.
Highly soy tbh.
>>23 Only massive faggots make pixelshit.
>>428 >Implying animation principles only apply to pixel art >Nodevs in charge of not being a retard

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nodev 11/23/2021 (Tue) 21:05:52 ID: deaf0d No.383 [Reply]
How do I make a 2D action RPG?
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>>402 nice job anon
>>402 much appreciated Anon
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>>383 Start with learning C from scratch. Read the book, make every single program inside the book. Everytime you come up with a unique idea to use the new stuff you have learnt, make something with it, whether it fails or not is irrelevent, as long as you try. Eventually you will stop failing and you will begin succeeding. After a large period of time and practice, you will be capable of producing a powerful game with nothing but computer logic. I believe it is also best for you to take a programming course in university, and hope you get good teachers which practice making multiple programs, and teach you how a computer works.
>>383 >>422 This is the only path you can take for absolute success with absolute self reliance.

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nodev 06/04/2022 (Sat) 00:30:19 ID: 706366 No.420 [Reply]
Any other tool where i can prototype game features quickly no need to shit out exe or apps, maybe just record gifs of features, to quickly test a few things... graphic programmings and whatnot

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nodev 03/10/2022 (Thu) 23:28:27 ID: 0b775d No.414 [Reply]
Would you guys be interested in participating in the next iteration of the Infinity Cup? Asking cause some anon mentioned it on anon.cafe/icup/

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