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by BitBullDotCom
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28315

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

Man, visually and aurally - this just looks amazing. And I love all those small clips showing off stuff. I can't believe you've been at it so long by now. Thanks! yeah, I can't believe I've been at it so long either. I really, really, really want to finish but I'm also determined not to cut corners!
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28315

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

Too long since the last update. Had a lot of shit on – decided to fight a parking ticket issued by one of those fascist private parking companies and it ended up in court. I beat the tossers but it took so much time preparing the defence and everything I’m not sure if it was worth it, just did it on...
by BitBullDotCom
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28315

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

Well late to the party as always, but I'm really liking the look of this!! It's defender'ness and pixelly'ness and monchrome'ness absolutely pull on my 8-bit (ZX81 and Spectrum) heartstrings. Count me in. . . . Glad you like it! You can try out the alpha and sign up for the mailing list here... :)
by BitBullDotCom
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28315

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

Been working on some new jetboarding enemies over the past few days, so around a day of pixel-pushing and a day of coding with the extra half day fixing bugs caused by the new ‘world wrap’ technique I described in my previous post. I’ve also been rejigging my sprite sheets so the art used for the je...
by BitBullDotCom
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28315

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

Another way to handle this would by never moving the player's x position, instead moving the world and everything else. Combine the same feature of checking if something has gone too far and wrapping it. Yes, that's true. I thought about doing that also - it would have required too much 'retro-fitt...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28315

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

Sometimes with code you just have to pick it all apart and start again – and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the last day and a half. Like its main inspiration ‘Defender’, Jetboard Joust has a game world that ‘wraps’, ie once you leave one side of the world you enter at the other – a bit lik...
by BitBullDotCom
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28315

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

"Feed me Seymour!" Looking great. I do hope your next game will be documented just like this one - I've really enjoyed seeing the progress. :D Thanks - it's good to know you're getting something out of it. It probably takes about 25%-30% on top of the development time writing the blog and (mainly) ...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28315

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

Tam Toucan wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:28 pm
I know what you mean about the pulse cannon. The front reminds me of Little Shop of Horrors.
Shit - you're spot on -I didn't see that!!

I need to fix that somehow.
by BitBullDotCom
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28315

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

At last – weapons are done! This is a big milestone and it feels good!!! ;D This past few days has been 50% pushing pixels and 50% working on shaders for the weapon effects I decided I wasn’t really happy with. For the grenade launcher I designed a new grenade as I felt the old one was really pretty...
by BitBullDotCom
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 188
Views: 28315

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

Tam Toucan wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:30 pm
See my list of boards here
https://www.arcade-museum.com/members/m ... _id=421261
That's awesome!

I see you have Kung Fu Master too - that was another of my favourites. 1942 as well! Defender and Tempest are the two I'd really love to own though!