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Re: A NXT Platformer game, in 4 lvl grayscale- Need ideas please!
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2012, 06:17:52 pm »
framerate? I have no idea....
But it depends on how many enemies. It runs smooth with about 25 enemies.
yeah, i should probably stop asking about enemies. You've commented a lot so far. :)
The map size is good at around 60x25, but I haven't really tested it bigger with the enemies update.
Is that a good map size?
Maybe you could tell me some cool tiles for the game.

EDIT: Should I make the enemies just follow the player (cannot jump) and when they are next to you they have a weapon animation? I think I'll go with that.

EDIT2: The tiles are 16x16, and the player moves 4 pixels at a time (smooth scrolling). And what should the player be? Maybe he should be a knight and the enemies are creatures... I like that idea. Do you think I should that?
The map size seems ok, but one concern I have with 16x16 tiles is that since the screen is small, then we don't see much at once on the screen and it's much harder to see where we're going. (the reason why most calc games uses 8x8) Depending of how you do your maps, sometimes this is not as much of a problem, though. For 16x16 tiles, a 64x25 map seems fine to me. As for enemies yes they could follow you when you are close to them I guess. As for your character I guess a knight can do if you don't go for a futuristic/space kind of game, otherwise something like Samus and Megaman I guess.
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Re: A NXT Platformer game, in 4 lvl grayscale- Need ideas please!
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2012, 06:20:27 pm »
Yeah. The enemies should be orcs, trolls, skeletons.
Also there should be castle, jungle, and dungeon themes.
What about the title screen? That always seems to make a game much more official.

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Re: A NXT Platformer game, in 4 lvl grayscale- Need ideas please!
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2012, 06:32:47 pm »
Hmm Warcraft style

I wouldn't focus much on the title screen for now, though, although sooner or later I guess it will help bringing some interest and shows what the game is about in some ways. I do not have any idea for now, though, other than maybe going with the title screen styles of Castlevania, Warcraft II, etc.
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Re: A NXT Platformer game, in 4 lvl grayscale- Need ideas please!
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2012, 06:36:05 pm »
Warcraft? Yeah, I guess it is that style.
Though it seems like other games get their title screens real soon. Also it helps me be more enthusiastic about making the game.

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Re: A NXT Platformer game, in 4 lvl grayscale- Need ideas please!
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2012, 08:53:31 pm »
Well now I sort-of have the enemy animation working. I'm using saintrunner's orc sprite he made for me.

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Re: A NXT Platformer game, in 4 lvl grayscale- Need ideas please!
« Reply #35 on: February 29, 2012, 11:11:53 pm »
??? You have a mindstorms NXT?
Yes I do, the original Mindstorms NXT. But I never played around with it much, waste of money unless I get it out and use it again.
Also at my old school they had Mindstorms NXT Education Edition, got to program some instructions and stuff onto it for a school project, but that's pretty much it.
Yeah the title screen isn't of a great priority, you can always come back and do it later, when more of the game is done.
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Re: A NXT Platformer game, in 4 lvl grayscale- Need ideas please!
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2012, 06:05:01 pm »
Hmm.... So you have an NXT...
You should play my After Dark zombie grayscale game for the NXT. It's in my signature

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Re: A NXT Platformer game, in 4 lvl grayscale- Need ideas please!
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2012, 07:42:15 pm »
Hmm I have not opened my NXT for 2+ years. I'll see what I can do to try your game asap.
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Re: A NXT Platformer game, in 4 lvl grayscale- Need ideas please!
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2012, 08:54:32 pm »
Well you could help me with this game or After Dark (help = ideas)