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by BitBullDotCom
Tue May 22, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28331

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

Really nice once again. Thanks! Does the radar need something to differentiate enemies? Doubt it affects gameplay (assuming boss fights are without all the other normal level enemies), but looks a bit odd having the mini worms the same as the boss on the radar. Yes, you're right. It does differenti...
by BitBullDotCom
Mon May 21, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28331

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

Yes, it’s been too long since the last update. Far, far too long. This last boss has been the most time-consuming of them all, but I don’t really mind as I’m really pleased with the end result and the bosses are now (just about) finally out of the way which is an enormous weight off my shoulders! I ...
by BitBullDotCom
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28331

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

I’m pretty resigned to the fact that these bosses are going to take me ages now - and the fact that I’ve finally come to this realisation weirdly makes the process of creating them considerably easier to deal with. Also I think I’ve made all the edits that the code needs to cope with enemies with mu...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28331

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

Firstly, thanks again to everyone for posting feedback and continuing to read this magnum opus. It really helps to not feel like I'm developing entirely in a vacuum. All I get from the Mrs is 'When are you going to start looking for a proper job?! :roll: God, these big enemies are hard! I thought si...
by BitBullDotCom
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28331

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

Hey - thanks for the feedback people! Really glad you like it - it was a struggle getting there!
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28331

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

To say that I’m glad to be finished with this next enemy would be something of an understatement. It’s been painful. I knew these more elaborate enemies would be time consuming but this one has caused me all sorts of headaches and I’m really, really sick of it. So sick of it in fact that I’m not eve...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28331

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

In the late 1970s, when kids played with proper toys rather than tablets and smartphones, there was this marvellous toy called a ‘ BigTrak ‘. I always wanted one, but they were way too expensive to buy and probably cost around £10k per year in batteries. I’m sure the reason there’s so many SUVs on t...
by BitBullDotCom
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28331

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

This latest enemy was inspired by the rockets in ‘ Scramble ‘, the other seminal side-scrolling shooter (along with ‘ Defender ‘) that defined the genre for me in the early days and paved the way for the likes of Nemesis, Salamander, Gradius, and all that came after. I didn’t want to have bog-standa...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28331

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

In my last post I wrote about maybe recycling the old ‘Evil Mother’ enemy into something based on the classic ‘ Space Invaders ‘ aliens, and that’s exactly what I’ve ended up doing! I like the idea of including a few homages to the classic arcade shooters of yesteryear in Jetboard Joust, and as ‘Spa...