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by BitBullDotCom
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32755

Re: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows

This blog should really have been Configuring Things Out pt. 2 but I thought ‘Die and Try Again’ was more appropriate really. Now all the enemies and weapons are finally done I’ve been going back over the game worlds, playtesting and (re)adjusting all the various character/weapon stats and levelling...
by BitBullDotCom
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32755

Re: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows

One of the things that’s struck me whilst going through and actually playing Jetboard Joust (rather than working on individual parts in isolation) is that one of the most satisfying aspects of the game is when you get to take out loads of enemies in one go with a really destructive weapon such as th...
by BitBullDotCom
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32755

Re: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows

Havie wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:33 am
Can I just say - 'Wow'. like the selection of old arcade style enemies; the galaxian type look great! Keep up the good work.

Thanks - it's been a long and sometimes painful journey but I'm beginning to feel like the end is in sight now!
by BitBullDotCom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32755

Re: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows

Onto the last of the ‘classic videogame’ enemies now, this one draws its inspiration mainly from the wonderful ‘Space Invaders’ style shooter ‘ Galaxian ‘ and, to a lesser extent, its sequel ‘Galaga’. It’s also heavily inspired by my recent re-watching of Paul Verhoven’s marvellously cheesy Sci-Fi g...
by BitBullDotCom
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32755

Re: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows

No prizes for guessing the classic arcade game that’s the inspiration for this latest enemy – yup, it’s another of Atari’s masterpieces – Centipede! Working title for this enemy is the ‘Scuttler’ (I already have a ‘ Crawler ‘ and a ‘ Squirmer ‘)! The mechanics of this enemy are pretty simple, I thou...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32755

Re: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows

Bit fed up with parameter tweaking, so before I finish the final first round of config by going through the treasure chamber guardians and bosses I thought I’d try and get the final non-jetboarding enemies wrapped up. There’s going to be three of them in all I think, and I’m pretty keen to have each...
by BitBullDotCom
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32755

Re: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows

Ahh, the joys of gamedev. 90% tweaking numbers. That's why I'm really just a programmer, any game I've written I can't be bothered with all that. As soon as I've got START->PLAY->DEATH it's done :) Maybe if I every write a game that I actually care about I'll be bothered. :lol: I actually quite lik...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32755

Re: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows

This is one of those devlog entries that seems kind of dull because there’s been a lot of ‘under the hood’ type goings on and not a lot of eye-candy to show for it. But, it’s taken time and it’s really important to the game’s development so I’m going to blog it anyway, boring or not! What I’ve been ...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Bandersnatch - Black Mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Bandersnatch - Black Mirror

I haven't watched this yet but keep meaning to. Does it have anything to do with the Psyclapse/Bandersnatch vapourware games that brought down Imagine or is the name just coincidence?
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32755

Re: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows

So far this year I’ve been focussing on weapons and the weapon unlock/upgrade mechanic in preparation for doing the wider gameplay and difficulty balancing. I’ve broken this down into three key areas… 1. Ammo Drops It became clear whilst testing the bosses that the way I was calculating ammo drops w...