What game are you developing on the side?

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Re: What game are you developing on the side?

Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:24 PM

I'm taking a small break from 3D.
I'm doing a challenge to create a 2D side scroller in 40 devellopment hours. (much like a challenge from an article from gamedev: how to build a game in a week from scratch with no budget (link doesnt work))
I was talking with some friends about that article. They said, "could you do that?".

So now, I'm doing it.

I'm at hour 7 now.
Got the core "engine" running. States, some factorys, input, some sound, ect.
Now mostly it's about actually finishing the game, creating some decent graphics, enemies, ect.

I have never done a side scroller before. I'm using python with pygame (can't get Opengl 3.3 to work on debian (my main os), waiting for mesa 10.0, otherwise I would just use that). I've done some python, but no pygame.

It's quite interesting.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:43 PM

What peak my interest in skipping a step was the thought (while I was playing MAA) that I could do this. Then I thought 'You made 3d chemistry modeler for your final project and you haven't even tried to code a game yet'

So now I am gathering information. I think the first thing I am going to do is just An Attack game, 1 PC Controlled Model vs a CPU Controlled Model. Nothing Fancy, doesn't even have to be in 3d.

I leaning towards VB right now (thought as I mess with Unity today, I might have an engine in mind when I expand it) and no real great graphics, just a project I can say I created it and I have started.

Eventually I want to build a 3rd RPG Shooter, but right now it is baby step time.
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:17 PM

So I started on a simple program today. Currently it has the ability to draw 2 circles and fill in information in 2 labels. I am working on the progress bar and statistics for attack and defense. Maybe I will through in some back single graphics for attacks, but the whole point it is a starting point.
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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:41 PM

Ok I scratched everything down to the extreme basics, and got my first game created. Now to get the bugs out to see how it plays. Then I can figure out how to add sprites and draw sprites. Right now is 50% Working model of a text based, watered down, very basic version of my game. But it works with bugs.
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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:43 PM

Can just anyone post here? I recently started making a top-down shooter with the graphics taken from here. They are free to use.

I am blogging about it over at: http://www.dreaminco.../cat-374-pygame

Here is the current screenshot (from blog):

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You can also pull the project off of my github at https://github.com/g...coder/pyg_plane

I plan to add all kinds of whizbang features but I want to take it slow. This is really hard to do.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:30 PM

View Postaaron1178, on 04 May 2013 - 10:12 AM, said:

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Are you still developing the engine?

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:55 PM

I wonder why i was sent to inactive thread.
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Re: What game are you developing on the side?

Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:14 PM

People can respond if they want. It's a pinned thread, and people can see that you responded. If nobody has anything to say, people just don't respond.

On a serious note- are you looking for a pat on the back because you want to make a game engine? It seems like that's what the bulk of your threads are about. Rather than complaining and talking about what you want to do, go out and actually try to learn some programming. ;)
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:20 AM

I'm working on a platformer game about a Hispter In Space for the OneGameAMonth Challenge. I'm also making "Pong On Drugs" which is pretty much normal pong but really random artwork and just stupid rules as I learn to implement them
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:16 PM

Lately I'm working on a Tower Defense game alongside with some friends

So far we have produced the following:
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It's not a traditional tower defense.
The map is open, you are allowed to place towers anywhere on the map.
Enemies find their own pathfinding and might destroy your towers.

Now we are still develloping some mechanics and then we can really do the designing.

We call ourselfs "Faceless".
We got our own little website set up, but it's not finished at all (work in progress).
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