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General Category => Worklogs => Topic started by: Morpheus on June 30, 2018, 06:50:57 PM

Title: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: Morpheus on June 30, 2018, 06:50:57 PM
Hi,

Here is my entry to the Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th! Only just made it.

You can download the game for Windows or Mac at https://aaronkthorne.itch.io/triss (https://aaronkthorne.itch.io/triss)

This is my first game entered to the SyntaxBomb competitions, I really hope that you will like and enjoy it.
It's not complete, it has a couple of bugs  :( I have some more plans for the game.

I would love to hear some feedback and comments on the game.

(https://img.itch.zone/aW1hZ2UvMjc0NDUyLzEzMjg3NDUucG5n/original/NRHG%2Bp.png)
(https://img.itch.zone/aW1hZ2UvMjc0NDUyLzEzMjg3NDgucG5n/original/ZAREFI.png)
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: curtastic on July 01, 2018, 02:04:30 AM
I survived 13 minutes on my 4th attempt, it was pretty fun but also stressful trying to clicking the little arrows as quick as I could.
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: Qube on July 01, 2018, 06:01:00 AM
Great twist on Tetris and very well done :)

I would like the option to click and drag in the direction I want the squares to go rather than having to click on the arrows. I think that would help when things get frantic.

Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: iWasAdam on July 01, 2018, 08:11:34 AM
on the mac (downloaded twice)
when trying to run it says:
"“Triss.app” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash."

downloading the windows version instead :)
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: round157 on July 01, 2018, 09:47:29 AM
Hi,

Here is my entry to the Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th! Only just made it.




Hi, Morpheus, the graphics of your game are quite nice and beautiful. Were the graphics made by you?

May I ask one more question? What language was used by you to make Triss? It is because I am making a list. Thanks a lot.

https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4763.msg17943.html#msg17943
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: Morpheus on July 01, 2018, 12:17:51 PM
Hi,

Here is my entry to the Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th! Only just made it.




Hi, Morpheus, the graphics of your game are quite nice and beautiful. Were the graphics made by you?

May I ask one more question? What language was used by you to make Triss? It is because I am making a list. Thanks a lot.

https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4763.msg17943.html#msg17943

Yes all the graphics are made by me. Made using Adobe Fireworks and Affinity Designer.

The game is written in GML, Game Maker Studio 2.

Morpheus.
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: Morpheus on July 01, 2018, 12:28:58 PM
on the mac (downloaded twice)
when trying to run it says:
"“Triss.app” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash."

downloading the windows version instead :)

I guess MacOS doesn't like my game much then  :o

Looks like the Zip is corrupt on ITCH, going to create a DMG and re-up.

Thanks,

Morpheus
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: iWasAdam on July 01, 2018, 12:42:07 PM
I've had this with much bigger stuff like (would you believe) the latest Blender!
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: Morpheus on July 01, 2018, 02:46:52 PM

Looks like the Zip is corrupt on ITCH, going to create a DMG and re-up.


New Zip uploaded for Mac. Worked OK on my old Mac so hopefully will be OK now  :'(

Morpheus
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: Qube on July 02, 2018, 04:31:30 AM
on the mac (downloaded twice)
when trying to run it says:
"“Triss.app” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash."
I had the same issue originally but unzipping with another app and not the inbuilt MacOS one did the trick.
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: iWasAdam on July 02, 2018, 08:10:39 AM
same problem - unzipped is trash.

Not sure how you are compressing the files. maybe try just using 'compress' and not another app?

I liked the presentation of it and the concept. but found the left tile panel a but fiddly to use and it not as rewarding as it could have been.
but the graphics and everything fitted together very well.
I did notice the hand cursor hides behind the tris logo as well :0
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: therevills on July 02, 2018, 10:49:34 AM
Nice little game, if it was a little slower it would be a nice relaxing one too! :P

I had a little bug with an overlap shape but didnt really bother me.

The music suited the game too!

Top job! I'll be playing it some more!
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: Morpheus on July 02, 2018, 11:58:24 AM
Great twist on Tetris and very well done :)

I would like the option to click and drag in the direction I want the squares to go rather than having to click on the arrows. I think that would help when things get frantic.

I am still toying with the idea of being able to drag the colours in the grid. Maybe with a key held down? Maybe with the right mouse button? I was also thinking that the game would work nicely on mobile devices. So I would have to come up with a solution for a double tap to start drawing the shapes? Lots to ponder! Any other ideas or suggestions would be welcome  ;)

Morpheus
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: Morpheus on July 02, 2018, 12:07:44 PM
Nice little game, if it was a little slower it would be a nice relaxing one too! :P

I had a little bug with an overlap shape but didnt really bother me.

The music suited the game too!

Top job! I'll be playing it some more!

Thanks for the comments: Those are the two bugs that I intend to squash as soon as possible.
1: The Logo is just being drawn in the wrong order, simples!
2: The shapes overlaying bug has been around for a while; I wanted to have a playable game ready for the competition, what with a lot going on in real life and time constraints of the competition I decided to try and fix that post entry.

Morpheus
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: Morpheus on July 02, 2018, 03:36:32 PM
Squashed the 2 game bugs:

1. Hand going below the logo.
2. Shapes no longer merge on occasion!  ;D

Time to look at the other entries and vote! Good luck to all entries.

Morpheus
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: Xerra on July 02, 2018, 05:24:43 PM
Triss is a very clever twist on Tetris. Really liked it. Hope it does well in the competition.
Title: Re: Triss - Code a game competition - May 4th to June 30th
Post by: Morpheus on July 18, 2018, 02:39:25 PM
Hi,

I have uploaded new version of Triss that now supports dragging the colour grid with the right mouse button held down.

Let me know if you think it works OK, and with that in mind does the difficulty need to be tuned down more?

Download from here: https://conceptalpha.itch.io/triss (https://conceptalpha.itch.io/triss)

Thanks,

Morpheus