Monthly Archives: February 2014

Platformer demo

Here it is, platDemo.love. Not much to it so far – just a single test environment, showcasing the character animations. Controls:

  • Arrows: Movement
  • Space: Jump
  • S,D,F: Attacks
  • R: Block
  • G: Spawn bats
  • F1: Toggle debug output
  • F2: Decrease game speed
  • F3: Increase game speed
  • F11: Toggle fullscreen
  • Esc: Quit

You can hold up to change the main character’s sprite, and the character has walljump and double jump enabled. Requires Love2D v0.8.0 to run (not sure if it works under 0.9.0). Give it a try, let me know what fun bugs you find.

Skeleton sighting

Another random sighting: Scratch Match by 11thMutant! It’s a Street Fighter-esque brawler, which uses my MV Platformer Skeleton for the fighters. Has some really nice zoom effects (the camera pans in as the fighters approach each other), and looks pretty promising. The author was also nice enough to credit me, even though it wasn’t necessary (CC0). Give it a look!

**Edit: Almost forgot this one – it’s an entry from Github’s Game Off II called ‘CH₃CH₂CH₂CH₂CH₃anges‘, which uses the MV Male Base as the main character. Pretty innovative idea – you must use a combination of powers (melting ice, raising water levels, and killing wildlife) to solve puzzles and progress through the game, and at the end you get graded on how much impact you had on the environment.

Sidetracked

Need to get back to work on the project – been a bit distracted as of late. It’s coming along, though, and the next step will be a big one: Helper objects, which will handle melee attacks and other effects which need to be synced to and overlaid on the character objects.

What’s been distracting me? Arkham Origins, for one thing, which I got for my birthday from my best friends. It has its flaws (weak plot, lots of glitches, and not much new in the combat/gadgets department), but it’s still Batman, dammit. Just wrapped that one up. Otherwise, been getting sucked into Gungrave, which is much better overall than the first episode would suggest. Plotwise, it’s essentially Berserk, but replace ‘medieval’ with ‘mafia’. Action’s decent, and the plot is pretty good.

Anyway, guess I should toss out a copy of what I’ve got so far for a demo. Just need to clean up the source a touch and include licensing, and I’ll post it here.