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Platformania
« on: 2006-08-19, 05:09:13 AM »
Yeh well i'm making this game Platformania i called it Platformania because its a Platform game its set in the future and humans have evolved now they can jump really high perform magic and some other things i've finished 5 levels and so far it's pretty cool all your weaponry is magic like throwing fireballs iceballs and and wierd green things i havent given a name fireballs kill most things but some enemies like fire and it makes them stronger ice balls freeze enemies making them immobilized and the wierd green things i havent given a name turn enemies into frogs worms flies and other useless animals that dont kill you you can drive a car in certain parts use a jet pack and a spaceship id say im about halfway through making it

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #1 on: 2006-08-19, 05:47:49 AM »
I like it!  I hope there are challenges/quests to keep the player engaged... like possibly having to acquire those powers one by one.

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #2 on: 2006-08-19, 06:16:09 AM »
Sounds cool, but what happened to the motorbike game? :P

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #3 on: 2006-08-19, 05:07:28 PM »
I wonder, have you ever heard of a grammatical punctuation mark called the period?
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Re: Platformania
« Reply #4 on: 2006-08-19, 06:15:09 PM »
I was waiting for someone to say that, presumably you durnurd  ;).

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #5 on: 2006-08-20, 03:26:25 AM »
like possibly having to acquire those powers one by one.
yeh ive got it so you get a new power every couple levels i originally made this game to test out a lot of things that i didnt know and i had a lot of different types of games i wanted to make so i put them all in one game thats why theres cars and spaceships jet packs and by the way i just made it so you could use a motorbike today because i wanted to make the motorbike game but wanted to finish this also  ;D  and the head following thing didnt work but it was worth a try now its and 8 directional sprite
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Re: Platformania
« Reply #6 on: 2006-08-20, 03:33:11 AM »
I wonder, have you ever heard of a grammatical punctuation mark called the period?
Yeh but i never use them

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #7 on: 2006-08-20, 07:22:57 AM »
It makes reading the things you write three times easier (that's a lot!) when you do use some form of seperation.
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Re: Platformania
« Reply #8 on: 2006-08-20, 07:24:41 AM »
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Yeh but i never use them
Oh really?*go back and reads your posts* huh, I never noticed.

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #9 on: 2006-08-21, 12:38:42 PM »
I suppose several people (myself included) have some part of grammar/punctuation they choose no to use for some time. I think capitalization was mine for at least a year...

Sounds like the game has lots of variety. Can't wait to see it in action. Good luck!

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #10 on: 2006-08-22, 04:58:06 AM »
My motorbike graphics sucked so i drew an quad bike it doesn't look like a quad bike but since its in the future ill just call it something else ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #11 on: 2006-08-23, 02:24:51 AM »
I've just put engine sounds for the car and quad it's fairly easy surprisingly ;D

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #12 on: 2006-08-24, 12:08:01 AM »
At the moment it's 30mb. (uncompressed) Does anyone have some ideas to make the file sizes smaller. ???

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #13 on: 2006-08-24, 10:41:09 AM »
What file format are you using for audio?  For your tilesets?

If possible, use compressed formats for these.  Instead of using High-quality WAV or MP3 files, use WMA or OGG files.  Instead of BMP files, use GIF or JPG files (as long as they work).  The downside to using JPG files is that they don't tile well.

Don't have excess black space in your tilesets.  If it's too tall, shorten it.  If it's too wide, make it skinnier (using the Tile slicer from the tools menu).  This is a huge space-waster.

If you have a lot of very similar large tiles, with only a small difference, you can simply create the large tile once, and create a smaller tileset and another layer over top of the layer with larges tiles to show the diferences.  This will also allow you to create more varying tiles.
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Re: Platformania
« Reply #14 on: 2006-08-24, 08:59:26 PM »
30mb...wow, how long have you been working on this game?
um...when you create a new tileset, if you know there only going to be like 4 tiles in it, dont leave it at the default amount of tiles...