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Offline Steve Elliott

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Gridfire
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:42:08 AM »
I'm revisiting my Gridfire game and am currently working on getting the retro pixel graphics completed.

In the screenshot there is only one tank, but there will be lots of psychopathic neon glowing AI Tanks trying to blow you to smithereens!  With bombs too for total chaos!!

There are 2 powerup tokens in green so far (one for ammo and one for bomb) and a real bomb on countdown.

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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 08:19:14 PM »
Didn't get too much done today, but tidied-up the screen layout, added a blue status bar and increased the available Grid Space from 9 X 5 to 11 X 5 (you move on the dark squares).

https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;pic=110
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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 08:52:45 PM »
Looking nice and sharp :) - Still loving the subtle clean retro CRT overlay ;D
Until the next time...

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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 09:01:48 PM »
Thanks, sharper in-game (some compression here) yes I like the scan lines too - it gives some subtle texture  :)

Just deciding in what language to write it in.
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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 11:30:37 PM »
Just deciding in what language to write it in.
Hmm, stick to what you’re using now :) - I bagsy doing games in the other language ;D #ShiftyCovertModeEnabled :))
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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 11:36:42 PM »
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Hmm, stick to what you’re using now :)

So that would be AGK, C++ and elgol  ;)

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#ShiftyCovertModeEnabled :))

Thanks  ;) but I think elgol wins.  I can't be doing with all this long-winded typing nonsense in AGK or C++/development library .

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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2018, 03:04:39 AM »
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Thanks  ;) but I think elgol wins.  I can't be doing with all this long-winded typing nonsense in AGK or C++/development library .
AGK is very wordy and many commands would benefit from shortening and just having a few extra optional parameters. You could easily save 3 or 4 commands via this method. I will say though that I've never seen a faster interpreted language than AGK Tier 1 ( challenge ).

Really looking forward to getting my hands on your super secret project :)

But not to thread derail... Please do keep on with GridFire as it looks right up my street ;D
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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 09:43:19 AM »
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Please do keep on with GridFire as it looks right up my street ;D

Oh I will  :)
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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2018, 11:36:34 PM »
I've been working on another project for a couple of days, so just produced a new font and graphics tweaks today.

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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2018, 12:17:42 AM »
Nice one, that new font works a lot better I think :)

* EDIT * - I love the graphical style of this... Any vids to share?  ;D
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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2018, 12:30:03 PM »
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Nice one, that new font works a lot better I think :)

I agree.   :)

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* EDIT * - I love the graphical style of this... Any vids to share?  ;D

Thanks, no video because I'm still working on graphics/animation frames and generally tweaking the look of the game.

Working on things like bomb explosions.  BOOOM!!!  The player was clearly too busy shooting at the tank to notice a nearby bomb.  :D
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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2018, 07:57:38 PM »
That looks like a very toasty warm explosion ;D
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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2018, 08:07:15 PM »
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That looks like a very toasty warm explosion ;D

The quarterback, is toast!  ;)  and anybody within the blast radius   ;D

Quite tricky to get a bomb blast graphic I was happy with in Photoshop, but I'm happy with that.  And it lights up them scan lines nicely  ;D
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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2018, 12:24:46 AM »
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That looks like a very toasty warm explosion ;D

The quarterback, is toast!  ;)  and anybody within the blast radius   ;D

Quite tricky to get a bomb blast graphic I was happy with in Photoshop, but I'm happy with that.  And it lights up them scan lines nicely  ;D

Spot on with the graphic.  Is this gonna be bomberman meets tanxs or an old school remake?  ;)

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Re: Gridfire
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2018, 09:53:26 AM »
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Spot on with the graphic.  Is this gonna be bomberman meets tanxs or an old school remake?  ;)

Thanks.  It's gonna be Bomberman meets a few games from the 80's.  :)
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