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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: 186
Views: 25991

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: 186
Views: 25991

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: 186
Views: 25991

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: 186
Views: 25991

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: 186
Views: 25991

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: 186
Views: 25991

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: 186
Views: 25991

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: 186
Views: 25991

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!
by BitBullDotCom
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 186
Views: 25991

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

I own an upright Defender and I must say the sound you've created is excellent. Really creates the same feel. Wow - thanks! I would love an upright Defender cabinet. Don't think the wife would put up with it but I've always thought - maybe once the kids leave home and there's a bit more disposable ...
by BitBullDotCom
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 186
Views: 25991

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

For the past few days I’ve been completing the audio for the new ‘futuristic’ weapon set. It’s been quite a task, only eight weapons but over thirty sound files in all including variations . The process has been the same as for the bulk of the Jetboard Joust audio. I do everything using hardware, mo...