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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #150 on: September 27, 2019, 03:52:45 AM »
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I disagree. It's the deadlines that give me focus to get on with it and complete the thing. if we break the cardinal rule on deadline day is deadline day then where do we end up?

Its the creeping approach of deadline day thats spurred me to get this far - what I love about this compo is that its made me finally realise how probable it is to create a tower defence game in Blitz3D - which I've always fancied doing - but its always fallen into the 'too hard' bucket.

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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #151 on: September 28, 2019, 01:01:50 AM »
Another week gone due to other commitments :( - Not sure if I'll have the time to finish any sort of game yet. Hopefully nothing super urgent will crop up next week so I can spend some decent time on my entry.
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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #152 on: September 28, 2019, 06:48:45 AM »
@Qube - I reckon you might be up for the :

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Option 2 : Retro / Shooter

Using tanks or something, what are you inclined to go for when you put on your coding mitts?

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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #153 on: October 01, 2019, 04:11:33 PM »
I almost certainly won't have anything to enter after all - mostly because of bad time management on my part, too far behind, and too sleep-deprived to code. Wishing the other participants well with their projects.

Having scrapped my overly ambitious 'Bot Cave' project, I recently (October 27) started work -- from scratch -- on a new, simpler game which stands some chance of actually getting finished in time for the compo deadline. It's provisionally titled 'Tyoob', a play on the word 'tube', for a pretty obvious reason if you watch the short WIP video linked-to below. Not much happening yet, but there will be things to shoot, things to collect (power-ups, etc.), things to avoid, an end-of-level boss, etc. I had hoped to submit a cross-platform game, but there won't be time now for that - it will be Windows-only, sadly. (Bot Cave was cross-platform - it was running on Windows, Linux Mint 19.2, and a Raspberry Pi 4 (Raspbian Buster), and would probably have run on a Mac).



There's a short delay at the start of the video before anything appears.

Resolution is that of Acorn Archimedes's Mode 13 (320x256, 256 colours).

I really hope I can get this one finished, but who knows...


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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #154 on: October 01, 2019, 04:24:55 PM »
Nice.  A Tempest vibe, good luck in the comp.   :D
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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #155 on: October 02, 2019, 05:16:31 AM »
brilliant concept :)

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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #156 on: October 02, 2019, 06:10:27 AM »
Looks lovely! :)

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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #157 on: October 02, 2019, 06:30:49 AM »
Having scrapped my overly ambitious 'Bot Cave' project, I recently (October 27) started work -- from scratch -- on a new, simpler game which stands some chance of actually getting finished in time for the compo deadline.

Hey Future BasicBoy I am sure you would have missed the compo if you started on October the 27th ;)


I tried to watch the youtube video - but dunno, the spiral effect the gameplay has reminded me on some psychological induction thing ("hypnosis induction"). Might also make feel people a bit dizzy after a while. For sure nothing to play when drunk  8)


Aside of that: glad you at least try to come up with something even if time is short now. Good luck finishing it.

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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #158 on: October 05, 2019, 03:44:40 AM »
I'm looking on playing the games! Keep it up!

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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #159 on: October 06, 2019, 05:08:03 PM »
This is your "Two weeks to go warning" people. Ain't I great for pissing on your Sunday? :-)

I have my game mostly done - probably around 75%. It's the hard bit now as the last 25% is the most work to be done in the tightest time. Think I'll make the deadline but it's all the notes that I keep moving from the Include to the Maybe section that's a bit disheartening.

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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #160 on: October 06, 2019, 05:38:42 PM »
2 weeks left :o - Hmm, me thinking not a chance with what I have so far :(
Until the next time...

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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #161 on: October 06, 2019, 08:09:12 PM »
Bloody hell!!  :o Got to get a wiggle on

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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #162 on: October 06, 2019, 08:40:22 PM »
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2 weeks left :o - Hmm, me thinking not a chance with what I have so far :(

2 weeks, bugger, could've swore it was three - now I feel better that I committed some time between 2  and 6 this morning - I know  - mad!

@Xerra,

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This is your "Two weeks to go warning" people. Ain't I great for pissing on your Sunday? :-)

I have my game mostly done - probably around 75%. It's the hard bit now as the last 25% is the most work to be done in the tightest time. Think I'll make the deadline but it's all the notes that I keep moving from the Include to the Maybe section that's a bit disheartening.


@BasicBoy - love the stuff so far - it really draws you in! I fear I'm going to be tripping over the deadline - again! I'm using dropbox as a backup medium this time - and my son's computer is quite new....... which is my current work horse! Yeah, I've had 2 dev machines die on me this year.

Thanks for the warning - been too busy on pink tasks (house work - youch) and coding to have clocked your warning until now. yikes!

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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #163 on: Today at 04:03:28 AM »
The chance of me submitting anything before the deadline is now about 30%  :(

Probably 20% by the end of today...

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Re: Code a game comp - MIX-IT-UP - Aug 25th to Oct 20th 2019
« Reply #164 on: Today at 04:11:38 AM »
The chance of me submitting anything before the deadline is now about 30%  :(

Probably 20% by the end of today...
There is still a chance then ;D

Unfortunately I'm on 0% chance as I've not had any time to work on my game since I posted the very 1st video :( - Ah well, maybe at some point I can resurrect it but more than likely rewrite it as I like to start afresh for the comps :)
Until the next time...