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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: 189
Views: 29165

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: 189
Views: 29165

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: 189
Views: 29165

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...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 189
Views: 29165

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

Started on the more space-age weapons this week! Got three done which isn’t bad going I guess, I would have liked to get started on another but, as you’ll see below, I wasn’t happy with one of these and decided to start again from scratch. I also made a couple of changes to my particle system, the m...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 189
Views: 29165

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

Well, all the major coding on the conventional weapons is now done so there’s just a few bits and bobs before I move on to the more ‘futuristic’ weapon set. Firstly, I had to design upgrade UI icons for the weapons I’ve added over the past few weeks. These are 32×32 icons so require more detail than...
by BitBullDotCom
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 189
Views: 29165

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

Ian wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:25 pm
Fuck me! That's looking busy! :D
Haha - yeah. First time I armed the enemies with that gun and saw the resultant chaos I cracked up.

It remains surprisingly playable though, despite the mayhem, but I may have to tone it down a bit!
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 189
Views: 29165

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

For the last ‘conventional’ weapon in the set I’ve decided to create an old-fashioned Gatling gun. ‘What’s that?’ I hear you cry – ‘There’s already a Gatling gun in the alpha!’ You’d be right of course, but it’s bothered me for a while that the Gatling gun in the alpha doesn’t really react much like...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 189
Views: 29165

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

Ian wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:37 pm
Nice :D
Thanks! It's good to have some feedback - I've spent so long on this now I sometimes feel I'm going a bit loopy. Not making any money either. Really I should be out looking for more contract work but I'm determined to get this finished!
by BitBullDotCom
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 189
Views: 29165

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

Another day, another piece of overpowered weaponry. And on it goes… This week’s project has been to add an R.P.G. And of course in this context that stands for ‘Rocket-Propelled Grenade’ rather than ‘Role Playing Game’. In theory the R.P.G. is a very straightforward weapon to code. Shoot a projectil...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 189
Views: 29165

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

Over the past couple of days I've been back to getting my hands dirty with HLSL, working on some custom shaders for drawing geometric shapes that I can use for explosions and the like. I thought I'd share the results so I've made the (thoroughly commented) source code for the shaders, as well as a m...