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Title: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Qube on July 30, 2017, 12:44:56 AM
Comet Killer

Here is my entry for July's game coding competition :)

Download :

Version 1.2 2017-08-19 - compiled with the latest AGK version to fix the full screen sync bug

Mac Download (http://www.syntaxbomb.com/software/Comet-Killer-Mac-v1.2.zip)
Windows Download (http://www.syntaxbomb.com/software/Comet-Killer-Win-v1.2.zip)
Linux Download (http://www.syntaxbomb.com/software/Comet-Killer-Linux-v1.2.zip)

Version 1.1 2017-07-30 - fixes comets which are moving slow out of visual view

Mac Download (http://www.syntaxbomb.com/software/CometKiller-Mac-v1.1.zip)
Windows Download (http://www.syntaxbomb.com/software/CometKiller-Win-v1.1.zip)
Linux Download (http://www.syntaxbomb.com/software/CometKiller-Linux-v1.1.zip)

* Linux version only tested in Ubuntu and requires the OpenAL library to be installed. Terminal > sudo apt-get install libopenal1

Requirements :

So long as your monitor supports 1920x1080 resolution then all should be OK. I don't know what happens if your resolution is below that.

About :

Everything done by me apart from the background images ( free to use of the web as far as I'm aware ) and the sound effects are just from the AGK sound library.

At least i got to finally have a very quick play with the East West Orchestra stuff I bought months ago, yay!.

Keys :

S to start the game or click on Start
ESC will exit the game from the main menu
ESC will pause the game when playing
Arrow keys to move
Space bar to fire ( can be held in for continual firing )

Screenshot :

(http://www.syntaxbomb.com/images/CKSS01.png)
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Rooster on July 30, 2017, 03:58:12 AM
You added Linux? Oh thank you! ;D
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Dwapook on July 30, 2017, 04:55:38 AM
I got to level 8, the controls felt pretty good! My only problem was the comets would sometimes stop moving and be somewhere off screen, being difficult to find and shoot..
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: TomToad on July 30, 2017, 10:50:32 AM
Works fine on my 1366x768 laptop.
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Qube on July 30, 2017, 03:04:09 PM
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My only problem was the comets would sometimes stop moving and be somewhere off screen, being difficult to find and shoot..
I know :( - I'll hopefully get time today / tomorrow to fix this before the comp closes and upload a new version. I wasn't sure if I'd get the time today to do it so wanted to get the game uploaded :D
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Qube on July 30, 2017, 04:52:15 PM
I got to level 8, the controls felt pretty good! My only problem was the comets would sometimes stop moving and be somewhere off screen, being difficult to find and shoot..
I've sorted this issue out and uploaded new versions for Mac, Windows and Linux. See first post for new links :)
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: 3DzForMe on July 30, 2017, 08:20:50 PM
Verrry polished Qube, love the 3D style - I didn't even manage to get a splash screen at the start of mine, great work ;)
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Matty on July 31, 2017, 12:11:32 AM
Fantastic work. Love it.
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Qube on July 31, 2017, 04:09:32 AM
Thanks for the kind words :)

I could have done with taking a weeks holiday to add all the bits in I wanted to add in ( plans were running wild in my head ). I don't get much time to spend on my own stuff these days but pushing myself to spend a few hours here and there over the last month to do this has been highly enjoyable.

From this day forth I will make time to code for fun. Be damned real world!, be damned!.
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Steve Elliott on July 31, 2017, 04:14:30 PM
Very nice!  :D
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Rooster on July 31, 2017, 10:39:09 PM
From this day forth I will make time to code for fun. Be damned real world!, be damned!.
But what if this is just a simulation of the real world?  :P
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Dwapook on July 31, 2017, 11:52:39 PM
*edits* oops! I posted in the wrong topic! (glad you fixed that bug though!)
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Qube on August 01, 2017, 01:49:42 PM
From this day forth I will make time to code for fun. Be damned real world!, be damned!.
But what if this is just a simulation of the real world?  :P
I will find out.... Hack the planet!!! :D
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Steve Elliott on August 01, 2017, 04:15:34 PM
Global domination from Qube.  Today SyntaxBomb, tomorrow the world!!!
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Steve Elliott on August 19, 2017, 06:51:57 PM
Will you be uploading a new version now the vsync bug has been squashed Qube?  :)
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Qube on August 19, 2017, 08:38:35 PM
Will you be uploading a new version now the vsync bug has been squashed Qube?  :)
Good idea... version 1.2 links added to the first post.
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Steve Elliott on August 19, 2017, 11:57:20 PM
Cool, no flicker now and again.  Silky smooooooth now.   8)
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Qube on August 20, 2017, 01:08:49 AM
Cool, no flicker now and again.  Silky smooooooth now.   8)
Good to know :) - I never saw any issue on my Mac though, I was blissfully unaware there even was a vsync bug in AGK :P
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Steve Elliott on August 20, 2017, 09:27:47 AM
I think it was a monitor issue, rather than a machine issue.

And to be fair, blasting away at comets it was barely noticeable, just now and again I noticed a slight flicker on your ship for a nano second lol.  But when a game runs so smoothly I find it jarring if something upsets the flow.
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: MikeHart on August 20, 2017, 11:16:53 AM
Cool, no flicker now and again.  Silky smooooooth now.   8)
Good to know :) - I never saw any issue on my Mac though, I was blissfully unaware there even was a vsync bug in AGK :P


I think that problem was Windows only.
Title: Re: Comet Killer - July 2017 game competition
Post by: Steve Elliott on August 20, 2017, 11:22:53 AM
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I think that problem was Windows only.

That's a thought, it would be good to try it on my other system - a Raspberry Pi  :D

And Android Tablet  ;D
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