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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: 204
Views: 32296

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: 204
Views: 32296

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: 204
Views: 32296

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: 204
Views: 32296

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: 204
Views: 32296

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...
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: 204
Views: 32296

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: 204
Views: 32296

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: 204
Views: 32296

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: 204
Views: 32296

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: 204
Views: 32296

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 ...