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[Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« on: June 11, 2011, 10:38:56 am »
Hello,

I've been working on a copter-like game called Pixel Escape for a few days. If you have ever played the Copter Game, you should know what this is about. It's the same thing except there's no copter, but a "pixel" (I initially wanted to make it with a copter, but while I was testing the movement with a primitive rectangle, I realized it was quite nice with a trail of squares (looks like a sperm I have to admit), and decided to stick with it).





I filmed it while playing, here you go: (Edit: I'm more or less constantly changing things so the video won't be up-to-date):



The number at bottom left is the current score, while the one in the bottom right is the best score. The game gets harder as your pixel gets further.
Download link somewhere here (june 16 update).
The controls won't be that great if you try it on the computer, especially because of the huge clock difference.
In order to save your score, close the document with the Ctrl + W key combination (which is how you close a document, for anyone who didn't know), it should then ask to save or not.
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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 10:43:52 am »
Wow ;D Looks like quite the fun tunnel game :D I hope it's not as hard as Psychedelic Tunnel, and I hope it doesn't ruin my screen as much ;) What are the controls?

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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2011, 10:44:04 am »
I'll have to load this on my TI-Nspire and try it out.
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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011, 10:45:53 am »
Wow ;D Looks like quite the fun tunnel game :D I hope it's not as hard as Psychedelic Tunnel, and I hope it doesn't ruin my screen as much ;) What are the controls?
Just up. The only thing you can do is give some power to the pixel (just as in the copter game I linked in my first post).

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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2011, 10:57:06 am »
Awesome!

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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2011, 11:23:36 am »
This looks nice. Would you add "floating" walls( /me forgot the name ) ?


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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2011, 11:31:05 am »
This looks nice. Would you add "floating" walls( /me forgot the name ) ?
You mean in the same way as in the Flash game? I was thinking about, but wasn't sure if it would make the game too hard. I was also thinking about a "surprise factor" (which I will probably use) to have sudden drops or rises, adding some more difficulty to the game. Also increasing the speed of the "pixel" as it gets further. I'll maybe also add a light scrolling background. I'll try out and see how the difficulty is and stuff like that. I might even try to add an options page to change the setting, we'll see.

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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2011, 11:32:33 am »
Looks pretty nice, good job Hoffa!

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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2011, 12:24:17 pm »
this game looks really nice. I hope you will make it avalaible soon. So I can play it :)

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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2011, 12:40:14 pm »
This looks great!  Nice job. :)

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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2011, 02:31:20 pm »
Wow nice! Do you plan to release it soon? Also I didn,t know Lua was that fast. Most other games runs at like 4-8 FPS it seems.

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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2011, 02:38:03 pm »
looks very nice :)
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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2011, 04:27:40 pm »
Alrighty first version is ready! I added a new YouTube video so you can see what it looks like. I also added the download link if you want to try it out. It now has ranks (I'll let you discover them by yourself), the difficulty increases as you advance further in the cave and some other things.
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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2011, 05:04:10 pm »
NICE
i got to 1481 so far ty very much
btw i played it on my CX so it works there :D
but the highscore isn't saved when i close the program and then open it again
(i am not sure if thats a CX issue or normal one)


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Re: [Nspire] Pixel Escape -- a copter-like game written in Lua
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2011, 05:22:26 pm »
NICE
i got to 1481 so far ty very much
btw i played it on my CX so it works there :D
but the highscore isn't saved when i close the program and then open it again
(i am not sure if thats a CX issue or normal one)
I know, I think I have a solution for that and will try to make it save the high score even after closing the program (Nspire's Lua doesn't allow writing in files though). I also changed adjusted some settings (adjusted speed, gravity, other things that make the game slightly harder and ranks); just updated the first post for the new download link.
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