Sunday, 27 March 2011

The game - 7 weeks, graphics test


Hello world!
This is my third video about making my little game and (hopefully) learning some c++ on the way.

There has been a lot of progress recently,
mainly the graphics layer which I did to test of the style how the game could look like.
Next there is an ability to read signs and interact/chat with items/enemies,
then there are destroyable blocks which (are horibly implemented, but works) can be shot with your weapon, and ofcourse I made player start without the weapon so you need to find and pick up the weapon first before you can use it.
Then we have a "Main menu" and a "Pause menu" from which you can quit the game.
and yes we have first signs of water... it's just a graphics for now, it does nothing water should do, but I still don't know what would be the best way how to do water.. hmm, need to think a lot more for longer period to figure it out somehow :3

anyway there are bugs, mostly the whole collision detection system is one big bug -_- that I don't like..

and yes I almost forgot, I made this into a release if somebody would want to give it a try... (^_^)b here you go: thegame_7weeks.zip

any comments/critique/hints/hate mail welcome...

BTW you can toggle thru debug modes with 'W'
there are 5 modes:
first just display some crap on top,
second will show you the collision tiles,
third will show the bounding boxes for player collision detection,
fourth will make you fly and
fifth will swich off the collisions so you can fly thru walls.

45 comments:

  1. This game looks amazing, would love to play it! See if you can get it up on Steam.

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  2. Damn, it looks awesome! I am so jealous right now :S

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  3. Love the video man! Awesome stuff thanks for sharing!

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  4. I really like the look of it. Looks great.

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  5. Hey, I was wondering if you could share the source? If not that's cool too...

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  6. it makes me wanna play, keep these coming!

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  7. I can't believe how far the game has come along. It's really cool to see it go from start to finish. Doing a great job.

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  8. I am trying to learn how to program android applications. I really want to make my blog into an application for the phone.

    Good work here, I do work in C++ also. Learned Visual Basic 7-8 years ago!

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  9. Holy crap, color me fucking impressed. I take it you like Cave Story too?

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  10. wow, this looks really good. I'm impressed.

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  11. It's awesome to watch a game come together. Good job! I'm looking forward to more progress.

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  12. always wanted to make a game just couldnt find the time

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  13. just followed you because this thing totally reminds me of icyjump(?) the one where the dude with the hat is jumpin on iceblocks all the time :D

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  14. wow you are good, nice man!

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  15. wow that's great! I once tried that with Java, but lost motivation

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  16. Woah looking good , how hard was it to make ? My first though when i saw it was lemmings :P

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  17. @CloudEmperor It's not actually that difficult to start making a game even when I'm considering that I just learn myself but since I'm using HGE (Haaf's game engine) that does all the difficult stuff for me and I can concentrate on the game code and don't have to worry about technology behind it.

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  18. Very cool! Good job on this game man! Followed so I can see the progress (:

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  19. Very good game! keep up the good work. Im going to try it this week. looks epic.

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  20. Going back over the previous posts... Love the look of it!

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  21. Looks pretty solid for a beginner also how long have you been learning c++ for? +1 follow

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  22. @Bramen I've started last week in january or something like that so it has been 2 months now..

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  23. very nice improvement over last post!
    liking the destructible environment and new music
    keep up the awesome work!

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  24. looks awesome
    i work on some iphone games currently but need graphics and stuff
    maybe we should get in contact :)

    following as well
    http://mac-and-i.blogspot.com

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  25. me again, i really like the sprites you made em yourself?
    if you are interested in a cooperation (iphone/mac port to objective c) and selling it on the appstore just drop me a mail
    ronny.stiftel[at]gmail.com

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  26. Wow that looks really interesting! You made that all by yourself? Nice design man :D

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  27. It looks nice. Love the music.

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  28. @mac-and-me sure, we can chat.. but the game is nowhere from being finished lol, I'm mostly learning c++ on it and will see where it will go from here.

    I'll send you an email later and yes I did everything myself. I'm 3D artist by profession with over 5 years of experience in the indurstry so some 2d sprites are nothing special when you do graphics for motorstorm or so :-)

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  29. good game, nice job

    + follower:)

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  30. very nice, like it, following :)

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  31. Looking good! Keep up the hard work programming!

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  32. Alright, looks great! Keep up the good work.

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  33. Yep, best way to learn code, or anything for that matter, is to tie it to something you like doing, and you'll have more motivation. Great work so far!

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  34. Wow this is very impressive keep up the good work!

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  35. Man I love 2d side scrollers with puzzles involved. Apparently you're an artist too, those levels look pretty awesome for sprites.

    What else are you planning to do with it?

    Also, murdering kittens to win? :/

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  36. Dude, rad testing. I love your google icon too the animation is dope

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  37. i remember a worms Armageddon map that looked similar to this... o the memories...

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