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by BitBullDotCom
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32299

Re: Jetboard Joust - Skateboard Joust Sequel

More going over old ground as the game starts to develop it’s own visual style. It’s annoying but necessary – one has to take an organic approach to these types of things I think. Really I should stick with placeholder art and work on the design almost completely separately from the gameplay (as if ...
by BitBullDotCom
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32299

Re: Jetboard Joust - Skateboard Joust Sequel

Major decision since the last update – I’ve decided to completely redo my main character! If you’ve been following on Twitter you probably already know this (and might have even helped me out with the decision) but as the visual style of the game has progressed I’ve become increasingly unhappy with ...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32299

Re: Jetboard Joust - Skateboard Joust Sequel

Despite spending five years of my life at art college I don’t really consider myself an artist, or even a designer particularly. Yes I used to draw tons as a kid (and still do a bit now) and I like to make shit up – especially weird monsters and stuff, but I have enough of an eye for it to know that...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32299

Re: Jetboard Joust - Skateboard Joust Sequel

Mainly been pushing pixels over the last day or so. In my last post I mentioned that I wasn’t at all happy with the ‘boulder’ tile I’d been using for the foreground section of the landscape. In Jetboard Joust (unlike Defender) you interact with the terrain, and as my physics model is probably only g...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32299

Re: Jetboard Joust - Skateboard Joust Sequel

First things first – fixed the scanner wobble! I’m now rendering the scanner to an offscreen image (RenderTarget2D) before drawing to screen which means I don’t have to worry about any rounding errors due to the scaling of sprite locations. Later I’m going to look at applying some custom shaders to ...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32299

Re: Jetboard Joust - Skateboard Joust Sequel

Just added a ‘Defender’ style scanner to show the location of enemies within the world. Not a lot to report here as this was one of those jobs where I knew what I had to do and just had to crank it out. Certain amount of experimentation with the ‘rasterization’ type effect which I think does the job...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32299

Re: Jetboard Joust - Skateboard Joust Sequel

You know that horrible sinking feeling when you realise you’ve done something really, really stupid and have just spent the best part of an hour ignoring something that was staring you straight in the face all along? Doh! Not good is it. I’ve been looking at adding some kind of health/hp to both the...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32299

Re: Jetboard Joust - Skateboard Joust Sequel

After I added the ‘thrust’ animations to the jetboard it became patently obvious that I needed something considerably more eye-catching for when the jetboard becomes weaponised. I’d also been thinking that I needed to increase the collision area of the jetboard when it’s used as a weapon as well (ot...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32299

Re: Jetboard Joust - Skateboard Joust Sequel

Ok - best part of a day spent fiddling with the particle generator - again! I needed to add a ‘thrust’ effect to the jetboard and particles were the obvious way to go rather than trying to animate flames or something which would have a) taken me ages and b) probably looked shite. As you can see – my...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 204
Views: 32299

Re: Jetboard Joust - Skateboard Joust Sequel

This has been a bit of a tidying up session - sorting out a few things that have been niggling at me. Firstly - the controls. The directional control work I've been doing on 'Attack Of Giant Jumping Man' made me rethink how I'm going to approach the control system somewhat. I thought I'd trying bolt...