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by BitBullDotCom
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:11 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 – the final weapon is done! If I think of a cracking idea for another one I might add more but I set myself the task of designing sixteen from the outset (seemed like a nice binary number) and this is #16! This one’s called the ‘Gravity Hammer’ – much like the ‘Black Hole Blaster’ I didn’t r...
by BitBullDotCom
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:54 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 penultimate (hurrah!) weapon I decided to go for a heat-seeking ‘limpet mine’ as I don’t currently have anything like that in the game. Not sure if this counts as a ‘conventional’ or ‘futuristic’ weapon as it’s really somewhere between the two. Most of the coding was done on this before Chri...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:39 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

Thanks for the feedback - sorry for the delayed reply, Christmas and all that shit! I take your comments on board re it not looking like a black hole. Others have said the same! Maybe I should change the name? I was thinking maybe something to do with antimatter, or perhaps just something made up an...
by BitBullDotCom
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:02 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

This was the first weapon that I really didn’t have much of a clue what I was going for when I started it and, ironically, it’s probably turned out to be the one I’m most pleased with! When I set up the placeholder for this one ages ago it was called ‘Storm Bringer’ and I had an idea it was going to...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:28 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 – a weapon where I can write about something else other than endless tweaking of shader and particle effects (though there was still plenty of that involved)! The Shredder is another weapon inspired by many wasted hours playing Turok 2 on the N64 back in the day. In Turok it’s a weapon that ...
by BitBullDotCom
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:16 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

Boom, Boom, Shake The Room! This latest weapon is called the ‘Sonic Boom’ and I had a fairly good idea of what I wanted it to look like visually before I started. Something akin to radiating circles but not so regular in feel. I remember seeing something as a kid in a book about optical illusions (w...
by BitBullDotCom
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:19 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

Can I just say - downloaded and tried the latest version and wow!!! Wow!!! WOW!!! Love the graphics, love the music and love the game more than last time I tried it. This is a real masterpiece... Really pleased to hear that - thanks for feedback! I was inspired to go and youtube the original and no...
by BitBullDotCom
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:04 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

Thanks, glad you like it - took a lot of tweaking but I was really pleased with the final result!
by BitBullDotCom
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:01 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 felt the latest weapon deserved a post to itself as it took a bit longer than the others and I’m particularly pleased with the result. It’s called the ‘Gamma Ray’ and I was deliberately going for a kind of retro 50s sci-fi vibe with it. As with the bulk of the weapons (probably more so), there’s a...
by BitBullDotCom
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:21 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

Thanks for the feedback - yes, it is quite 'net like'. I was also thinking 'sweep' maybe. None of those really seem 'aggressive' enough though. Someone also suggested 'particle shotgun' or 'ion blast'. I like both 'particle' and 'ion', 'particle' seems particularly appropriate here. Maybe just 'part...