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Title: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: playniax on June 20, 2017, 04:51:51 PM
Windows version of Revengestar now on https://playniax.itch.io/revengestar (https://playniax.itch.io/revengestar)


OSX will be next, iOS coming soon!

Revengestar was made with Monkey2/Pyro2!
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Rooster on June 20, 2017, 06:54:31 PM
Wow! That looks really cool.
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Steve Elliott on June 20, 2017, 09:09:25 PM
Very swish  ;D
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: therevills on June 21, 2017, 11:12:32 AM
Looks great!
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Xaron on June 21, 2017, 11:16:39 AM
Very nice and polished! Congratulations!
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: MikeHart on June 21, 2017, 12:20:05 PM
Yes, very good presentation and execution!
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: RonTek on June 21, 2017, 01:49:20 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: playniax on July 12, 2017, 03:36:26 PM
Thanks guys! Believe it or not, I did this game in a month!

Android version now available for FREE on Itch : https://playniax.itch.io/revengestar

Waiting for Google Play 'approval'

Now I will move on to the iOS version!
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Xaron on July 12, 2017, 03:48:49 PM
Congrats!

Why do you need a Google Play Approval? I never needed one and my apps where online within hours.
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Yue on July 12, 2017, 03:50:50 PM
Nice!!  :o
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: playniax on July 12, 2017, 07:26:35 PM
I typed 'approval'  :)

It's on now!

(http://www.playniax.com/SAF/017/revengestar/revengestar_promo_google.jpg)

Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: degac on July 13, 2017, 12:32:06 PM
Very nice game!
I just downloaded it on Android!
Very cute gfx and interesting play idea!!!
Funny!

just an idea: moving around with the finger 'cover' the visual... I think a sort of virtual joystick should be implemented
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: muruba on July 13, 2017, 02:29:45 PM
Just tried on my s6, looks very pro, the visuals and the sounds... really like it! Will play more tomorrow, too much wine tonight :)
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: playniax on July 14, 2017, 08:11:19 AM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: playniax on April 18, 2018, 03:39:01 PM
Great news if I say so myself but from now on Revengestar is free to download!

More information https://playniax.itch.io/revengestar (https://playniax.itch.io/revengestar)

(https://img.itch.zone/aW1hZ2UvMTUxMTczLzY5NTUyNC5qcGc=/original/e1tdM2.jpg)
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: playniax on April 20, 2018, 05:05:10 PM
You can now play Revengestar in a browser ( I recommend desktop ) if downloading the game is to much trouble: http://www.playniax.com/games/Revengestar/Revengestar.html
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Steve Elliott on April 20, 2018, 05:18:57 PM
Sorry mate but I think this is a bad move, I got bored of waiting for it to load.  Browsers should be for browsing the internet imo - not waiting for games to load and run (poorly) compared to downloaded games.
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Holzchopf on April 20, 2018, 08:13:33 PM
Took a while to load here and with that I mean like 10s overall. And I don't think this kind of game does not suit browser gaming. But yeah, when it comes to browser games I guess less data is more. As you can see, people can gen bored of waiting for all assets to be loaded  ;)

But it runs fine on my 6yr old machine with Win7 in Opera. Could not second Steves opinion about it running poorly. Looks good and is very playable. Maybe start it "paused" so the player sees the description first.
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Steve Elliott on April 20, 2018, 08:39:10 PM
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Could not second Steves opinion about it running poorly.

HTML games will always run poorly in comparison to downloaded native games, like I said, I gave up waiting for it to load; so never ran it.
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: chalky on April 20, 2018, 09:07:53 PM
Just downloaded the Android version. It's one tricky little blighter to control on my S8+ - I gave up trying after dying within 30 seconds for the umpteenth time.

It's technically VERY impressive however - just a shame I'm so rubbish at playing games like this...
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Derron on April 20, 2018, 09:11:39 PM
Loading (asset + startup) was about 3 seconds (250mbit connection - remote far from reaching that limit).

Think for impatient people it might be a good solution to have some animation/loading-game-tips during that phase of asset loading/initializaton.


bye
Ron
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: STEVIE G on April 21, 2018, 01:12:01 AM
Loading (asset + startup) was about 3 seconds (250mbit connection - remote far from reaching that limit).

Think for impatient people it might be a good solution to have some animation/loading-game-tips during that phase of asset loading/initializaton.


bye
Ron

Come on Derron, that's nit picky in the extreme.  Who on earth cares about a 3 s load?
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Derron on April 21, 2018, 07:23:31 AM
I did not nitpick - I did not "blame" that loading time. I just responded as Holzchopf mentioned 10s loading time and for Steve Elliot loading time was too long. I mean, 3 seconds - some burps are longer than that. In other words: I wanted to say that loading time was more than ok - and if you really want to make it feel "more snappier loading", then add some animation or do background loading for the last assets (eg. sound could get loaded "deferred" and is then played if available).


bye
Ron
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Steve Elliott on April 21, 2018, 08:14:03 AM
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Who on earth cares about a 3 s load?

Guys this time I waited for the game to load - 3 MINUTES!  Not everybody has fast internet.
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: playniax on April 21, 2018, 08:23:28 AM
It is weird. The game is only 20MB! That is including all those shiny graphics and nice music.

Anyway, I just offer this as a choice. You can still download the PC or Android version who are bigger at this time because the music for those are still in wave format. I will change this to ogg files asap.

Thanks for the feedback and now enjoy the game play if it is your cup of tea... :)
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: iWasAdam on April 21, 2018, 08:28:19 AM
graphics were lovely
no user interaction on my ipad - so a fail there
whats with the banner at the bottom - doesn't look good imho. I first thought it was covering up something
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: playniax on April 21, 2018, 09:39:53 AM
Ah, forgot to mention. Touch probably won’t work in the browser yet anyway but I did recommend desktop :)

Anybody else think the banner doesn't look good? It's an ad. You click on it and I get very rich... :)
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Derron on April 21, 2018, 09:40:13 AM
@ Adam
You need to click/tap on one of your shiny alien ships - and from then on you move it with your mouse (but it seems to be "offset" somehow here - or kind of "lagging behind"). Think for mobile devices that input style could become tedious ("swiping" your finger around the device screen).


bye
Ron
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: playniax on April 21, 2018, 09:44:10 AM
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Think for mobile devices that input style could become tedious.

No mobile works just fine. For the browser version I still need to find a solution for a virtual mouse like the desktop version has but emscripten seems not to support changing the position of the mouse so I gave up for now.
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: playniax on April 21, 2018, 10:47:41 AM
OK, so here is a DEMO of Dumbot, our upcoming mobile game but you can play it in your browser now ( yeah I know :) and I recommend again for desktop!

This game is actually made for mobile and all you have to do is tap ( or mouse click ) at the right time.

THIS IS NOT A FINISHED PROJECT YET!

It was on hold for a moment but I have returned to work on it. Still some bugs and rough around the edges but good enough to share. Some bugs include getting stuck in the walls and game reset not working like it should and more bugs I won't mention now. The Dumbot assets are for sale and you can purchase them at https://playniax.itch.io/ for your own platformer if you like.

I think it is a fun game: http://www.playniax.com/games/Dumbot/Dumbot.html

Both Revengestar and Dumbot are made with Monkey2 / Pyro btw...

(http://www.playniax.com/SAF/018/images/dumbot.jpg)
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: Derron on April 21, 2018, 11:01:31 AM
asset loading time < 1s
title screen... was there for some seconds without "reacting to clicks" - does it initialize stuff there?

Seems tile render-ordering is not as perfect as it should - I jumped "through" tiles.
(http://i.imgur.com/RMgKoBj.png)
On the bottom row you see that there is some kind of "offset" - think that is vsync/tearing and I do not see it "while playing", so not an issue with your game.

Music is really nice "arcadey-esque".


bye
Ron
Title: Re: Revengestar, new Playniax game!
Post by: playniax on April 23, 2018, 08:10:49 AM
The tile render-ordering is 'wrong' because of some sloppy tile editing that will be fixed.

The splash screen is loading / initializing a huge tilemap and stuff and we should maybe add a loading message or something.

But don't mind all these little 'bugs'. I am aware of probably most of them. Just wanted to showcase an early demo, like I said, it's not a finished project.

Did anyone try to play it here?
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