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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: 185
Views: 25945

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: 185
Views: 25945

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: 185
Views: 25945

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: 185
Views: 25945

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: 185
Views: 25945

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: 185
Views: 25945

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...
by BitBullDotCom
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 185
Views: 25945

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

Been continuing with the ‘conventional’ weapons after finishing the dreaded flamethrower. Next one on the list – grenade launcher. Every self-respecting shooter should have one! Thankfully this was a lot simpler than the flamethrower. A large chunk of the time was spent tweaking the grenade explosio...
by BitBullDotCom
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 185
Views: 25945

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

Another huge lapse of time since the last update. Sorry! I’ve had my head down in contract work, been on holiday, had some private parking scammers issue court proceedings against me and had renovation work to do on a couple of rental properties. I can’t believe it’s been three months! Contract’s ov...
by BitBullDotCom
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: The Pint And Pixel
Topic: Jetboard Joust - Defender-Inspired Cute Retro SHMUP - Alpha Now Available For MacOS and Windows
Replies: 185
Views: 25945

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

Been far too long since I updated the devlog, it’s not that I’ve been slacking but that there simply hasn’t been enough progress made to warrant writing anything. I’ve had my hands full with a big chunk of contract work and haven’t really been able to face yet more coding on my ‘off’ days, preferrin...