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General Category => Worklogs => Topic started by: MrmediamanX on August 16, 2021, 14:38:13

Title: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: MrmediamanX on August 16, 2021, 14:38:13
Crud I decided to change the game that was currently in development to this one.
Extreme pro tray surfer is a ps1 throwback to the tony hawk games 'aesthetically' at least.
It's a 3 phase action game.
[phase 1] button mash to charge run speed and slide meter
[phase 2] timed button unpress before jumping to land on the tray.
[phase 3] hold or release the action button to maintain balance or steer/lean.
Scoring so far is based on distance, but I still need to add some kind of additional skill element.

on ward on up ward  :)
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Code a game comp Aug 14th to Oct 24th 2021
There can only be one- one button game comp.
Author: MRMEDIAMANX or 3MX digital
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ABOUT:
Tray surf your to the top in this one button
extreme sport game in the vain and style of the classic
Tony Hawk skate boarding series on ps1.
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CONTROLS:
;SPACE_BAR = everything
;ESC = Endrun/quit

;HOW_TO:
Charge the meter by mashing the [action button].
Stop mashing before you reach the jump line.
Hold the [action button] to shift balance to the Right
Release the [action button] to shift balance to the left
Keep the arrow in the center of the balance meter to maintain speed.

Try not to hit spectators,crash into walls,hit tables,over charge or over/under balance,doing so will cause you to bail.
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CREDITS:
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MUSIC_TRACKS
freemusicarchive.org
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1-PEG The Rejected - Red White Black Blue
2-Sunbyrn - Life of Luxury
3-Doppelskangers - Cheeseburgers
4-AWOL - CYCLE
5-Distemper - Happy end
6-Hot Fire - Them Never Love No Bans
7-Big Ups - Fresh Meat
8-Beck - MrmediamanX vs Thavius Beck
9-Height With Friends - Cavalcade Lagoons
10-Spiedkiks - One Hot Finger Lickin Minute
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LINK_ITCH.IO https://mrmediamanx.itch.io/extreme-pro-tray-surfer
Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: MrmediamanX on September 07, 2021, 08:28:56
Finally got the menu's sorted  :D
They all use one button which worked surprisingly well. The cursor shifts between the options and when the [action key] is
hit, will select that option. I've also added a short input timer to prevent miss hits ... hopefully.
If no option is highlighted and the [action key] is hit then option reverts back to the previous menu or screen.
Everything is going accordingly with no issues, let hope it stays that way.
Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: iWasAdam on September 07, 2021, 08:45:45
looks superb :)
Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: STEVIE G on September 07, 2021, 15:02:28
Finally got the menu's sorted  :D
They all use one button which worked surprisingly well. The cursor shifts between the options and when the [action key] is
hit, will select that option. I've also added a short input timer to prevent miss hits ... hopefully.
If no option is highlighted and the [action key] is hit then option reverts back to the previous menu or screen.
Everything is going accordingly with no issues, let hope it stays that way.

Looks great.

So the menu options cycle and you just hit the button to select? Not sure I get the previous menu part. Why not just have a back button on the menu? Also, for accessibility add a delay to the cycle if an option is selected/changed for a field. Did this for Micro Sprint and worked pretty well.
Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: Xerra on September 07, 2021, 16:24:33
Looks great but I don't get why you want a one-button system for the menu as well. The contest rules say that only gameplay needs to work from the one-button restriction. Menu's and configuration stuff can all work as normal.
Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: MrmediamanX on September 07, 2021, 16:37:10
Looks great but I don't get why you want a one-button system for the menu as well. The contest rules say that only gameplay needs to work from the one-button restriction. Menu's and configuration stuff can all work as normal.

Yep that's right, I just wanted to go all in on one button.
Extra bonus points for using only one button for everything maybe?  ;D
Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: blinkok on September 08, 2021, 13:02:57
That is looking awesome. Very inventive with the controls too
Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: MrmediamanX on September 24, 2021, 09:31:53
On the home stretch now.

All 6 areas, 3 comp areas and a practice area are done and dusted.
5 base tray surfers done.
2 hidden tray surfers and 6 unlockable cheats done.

Finally added tricking, done by hitting the action button after a kicker ramp launch and after jumping from a table slide.
The trick's are also random.

just doing a few more final touch up's and test's and we are good to go.  :)
Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: Xerra on September 24, 2021, 21:26:29
OMG! That's me! :-)

Good work, Mr M. Let's have a video of fat-boy-me doing a ramp jump somersault and grinding a half-pipe :)

You should put all the syntax bomb regulars in there as you imagine they look as playable characters. That would be brilliant.
Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: MrmediamanX on September 25, 2021, 07:31:42
OMG! That's me! :-)

Good work, Mr M. Let's have a video of fat-boy-me doing a ramp jump somersault and grinding a half-pipe :)

You should put all the syntax bomb regulars in there as you imagine they look as playable characters. That would be brilliant.

It's routine to do it now. You have some interesting tricks, generally consisting of chugging Carlsberg and spins.  :)
unfortunately pipes arn't in it but the trick set off kicker ramps and tables fill the void.
Totally wanted to add the Syntax comp crew, it's just my personal idea is most likely way off.

tray surfing like a true queens park ranger  ;D
Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: MrmediamanX on October 18, 2021, 04:17:55
Finally got a video up of the game. not to sure what's happening with that video compression.
Took Stevie-G's advice and just added a back button which works just as well along side a few other changes.
any-who all done,tested and all that jazz.  :)

Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: Xerra on October 18, 2021, 17:04:45
Mate, that looks cracking, even with the dodgy video. Looking forward to giving this a play.

Nice idea for the menus with the moving cursor. I assume that's what you meant about trying to keep the whole game including menu's working with just one button?
Title: Re: Pro tray surfer[change] - There Can Be Only One 13th syntaxbomb Competition.
Post by: MrmediamanX on October 19, 2021, 05:18:55
Mate, that looks cracking, even with the dodgy video. Looking forward to giving this a play.

Nice idea for the menus with the moving cursor. I assume that's what you meant about trying to keep the whole game including menu's working with just one button?

it's cool, yup ... i'm actually surprise at how functional it is. :o
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