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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: 188
Views: 28260

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: 188
Views: 28260

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: 188
Views: 28260

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: 188
Views: 28260

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: 188
Views: 28260

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...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28260

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

There’s a section in Scott Rogers’ (pretty good) book on game design, ‘ Level Up ‘, where he talks about removing the ‘no fun’ from games. I’m paraphrasing here but essentially what he says is that if you identify the parts of your game that aren’t any fun and remove them, what you’re going to be le...
by BitBullDotCom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28260

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

Thanks - that's good to hear! I always feel a bit like it's all held together with string and sticking plasters, difficult to take a step back!
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28260

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

I always loved those bits in Super Mario World where you travelled down a pipe and entered a semi-secret room stuffed full of coins. Sometimes there was a mini-level down there – and the memory of discovering those hidden places, along with the way the background music shifted to a minor key, still ...
by BitBullDotCom
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28260

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

At long bloody last!! Finally finished all the boss battles – well, I say ‘all’ but I do have an idea for a fifth but I’m not going to add that until the rest of the game is complete (if I do at all). Looking back through my files I started this process on the 13th March, so that’s around 2.5 months...