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by BitBullDotCom
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Bandersnatch - Black Mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 76

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: 193
Views: 30519

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...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 193
Views: 30519

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

Well, I got there in time for Christmas (just)! The last boss is finally done, bar some polishing and tweaking of difficulty, and I’m extremely glad to have put this one to bed. I ended up pulling out quite a few of the stops for this one (it’s the final boss after all) so there’s five/six separate ...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 193
Views: 30519

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

Final boss fight!! Normally I’d cover off a boss in one blog post but a) this one is proving more complex than the rest and b) I might have some more contract work coming up (which will mean another break from gamedev) so, as I’ve now finished the art and stage one attacks, I’m just going to share w...
by BitBullDotCom
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 193
Views: 30519

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

Programming UIs is undoubtedly one of the most fiddly and tedious aspects of game development. They are frustrating to implement (it doesn’t really feel you’re working on part of the game), yet ironically they contribute a massive amount to game feel and overall user experience. So it was with a cer...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 193
Views: 30519

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

I know – it’s been a while! I didn’t call, I didn’t write etc etc. I’ve been really busy with a few pieces of contract work over the Summer. Really glad to have had that as funds have been dwindling somewhat – and once that was over I decided to have some time off (something I rarely do unless I’m a...
by BitBullDotCom
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 193
Views: 30519

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

Nice job on the smoke effect. I'd originally said it wasn't right for the rest of the art style. Much better now. Thanks! Yeah, I thought it was here that I'd had that feedback. It was always bugging me slightly, that effect, and getting feedback that confirms your own suspicions is often the thing...
by BitBullDotCom
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 193
Views: 30519

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

For the past week or so I’ve been working on sorting out a few visual things that have been bugging me. I’ve also been busy with contract work and work on a rental property, and it’s been unbearably hot and the window is my office has jammed shut – this is why thing seem to have been moving slowly. ...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 193
Views: 30519

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

Interesting reading the game dev decisions. All seem like good improvements. Is this the start of the last 10% (that takes 90% of the time) Haha - don't say that - I won't be finished for another 25 years!! I reckon it's about 80% complete though really I'm hoping it's a bit more than that. A lot w...