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Program Announcements / Fizzy & Dizzy - Demo

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Van B
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Posted: 2nd Aug 2011 20:29 Edited at: 2nd Aug 2011 20:45
Hi all, finally got a demo of my latest game ready. Training levels and the first 14 easy levels only I'm afraid, it's a commercial project.

Full version has over 100 levels, 4 music tracks, and 4 different backdrops.

Feedback appreciated.

Download: 21mb
http://forumfiles.thegamecreators.com/download/2236653



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Van B
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Posted: 2nd Aug 2011 20:32
Demo rar...

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Posted: 3rd Aug 2011 03:51
Very, very cool. When can I pay you for it?

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Posted: 3rd Aug 2011 11:48
Excellent work VanB! I assume this will be for AppUp as you posted an early screen in the ADG thread? Send me an email if you want a review OK?

I only just saw the WIP thread

Excellent graphics and very nicely executed gameplay. I like the menu too. Heck, I love it all

Well done!

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Posted: 3rd Aug 2011 12:39
Thanks guys. I'm hoping to have it somewhere for sale at the end of the month - there will certainly be an AppUp version. A review would be great Baxslash, I'll get in contact with you about that soon.

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Posted: 3rd Aug 2011 16:53
Hehheheh, this is so sweet, Van B! Awesome game, that's all I can say.
The graphics are super, and the gameplay aswell.
The 'puzzle' variant is really nice too.
I died on the easy level in the survival mode the first time I tried. Guess I'll have to play some more to enhance my skillz. Heheheh.

As baxslash mentioned, I love it all too! Excellent game!

Cheers

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Posted: 4th Aug 2011 03:15
This is quite addictive. Music starts to grate after a while though. Then my mouse arm starts hurting!

Water looks really nice. How are you doing it?
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Posted: 4th Aug 2011 10:32
Thanks guys.
If your mouse arm gets tired, you can use the cursor keys, you can also use a joypad which works quite well - I used a wired XBox360 joypad.

The water is done using a segmented plain, then that get's vertex adjusted to suit the water level at each point, which is stored in an array. The water physics are really just a fancy smoothing routine, smoothing with forces assigned to each point, so water can bob up and down. On the iOS version, the water leans slightly with the device.

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Posted: 4th Aug 2011 15:50 Edited at: 4th Aug 2011 15:51
Van B, I get a problem on my work PC which is dual screen (both 1680x1050 resolution).

The problem is most of the graphics are not visible...


Fizzy and dizzy are not visible and nor are the bubbles but when I hit a bubble I do get the particle type effect for a hit.

Not sure what else I can tell you at the moment but I'll see what else I can find out!

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Posted: 4th Aug 2011 16:04
Ohh, that is a strange one!

Do the bubbles or monkies ever show up? - if it's a z-depth issue then maybe the monkies would show up when near the edge of the screen. I use a multiplier for the zdepth so I will see if I can replicate this issue - I'm thinking it might be an irregularity in the Z ordering, as the monkies and bubbles are closer to the camera. I never tested it on a dual display setup, so I'll be sure to try that as well... maybe dual displays mess with DBPro's camera settings.

Thanks for letting me know.

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Quote: "Thanks for letting me know."

No problem!

Let me know if you think you have a fix and I'll test it here again.

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Quote: "The water is done using a segmented plain, then that get's vertex adjusted to suit the water level at each point, which is stored in an array. "

Thanks dude. I assumed it was a shader or something because it is so smooth. Must be a lot of segments!

Nice to know I can play with cursor keys too.
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Quote: " On the iOS version, the water leans slightly with the device."

What is this written in?


A 3D marble platformer using Newton physics.
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Posted: 5th Aug 2011 21:48
This game is so fun. Thanks for the release and keep updating!

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Posted: 6th Aug 2011 00:20
Cheers

The water uses 64 segments, so a reasonable amount of points, I think the highlight trick makes it look smooth too, that's done with some UV coord trickery.

It's written in DBPro, I'm not hugely experienced with C++, so I find it easier to get things working in DBPro before trying to translate to C++.

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Posted: 7th Aug 2011 23:05
@ vanb
the game play is fun. i like this one and the bruce also. those dang monkeys are so cute kinds of distract my focusing on destroying the bubles. does the game use any phsyic add on or did you code it your self.

this game is challenging has a good replay value. music is catchy and the game art is cool.


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Posted: 8th Aug 2011 10:45
Van B, I tried it on my home PC too and both monkeys were only half visible on a standard 4:3 ration screen. Seems odd. Perhaps the sprite scaling is a little out somehow?

My son loved playing it nonetheless as did I. The other sprites were all visible and the game was very playable, just the monkeys were of the edge of the screen.

Sorry I didn't take a screenshot, I was hoping to find time to do it over the weekend but I've been helping a friend out with some CAD work and I've been up till past midnight since Thursday!

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Thanks Leo. I didn't use any plugins with this, it's all basically trial and error physics.

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Hi everyone and Van B !! I have tested your demonstration and it is nice and refreshing ! Well done ! the different items are interesting and gives a lot of gameplay possibilities ! I'll tell more about my experience with your game soon, just let me play again (at the moment I'am at level 5, easy puzzle mode...)


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Cheers.

Baxslash, I'll look into that - I have it offsetting the monkeys based on the screen aspect ratio, but I don't think I tested 4:3, widescreen is so common these days. Maybe I have to add a little border at the top and bottom to being the monkeys into view.

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Although its not a game I would ever buy or play if at all. But I did try it out just so I can let you know that it works well on my 5570 ATI card and 4 gigs ram ( with 6 Core CPU ). Good job on the game. Also, I do love your bubble menu effect. That part is sweet !!!

Well done.

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Posted: 9th Aug 2011 23:49
Well done,

Graphics 4/5 - Some seem sharper than others but still very good, though the saw blades could do with a bit more work.

Game play 5/5 - not an original concept but with new twists i like. It has replayability and a nice pick up for a quick game that then lasts much longer than you meant to.

Music 4/5 - fits the theme of the game but gets repetitive. Great that you can turn it off.

Lastability 5/5 - With 100 levels and survival modes It should keep people entertained for a long time.

Overall 4.5/5 - job well done.

The only thing I did not like was how the credits just disappeared off the top of the screen. leaving you with nothing to look at. How about restarting the scroll when they go off the top. Or did they do that and I never waited long enough ?

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Yep, this is top quality. It runs nicely on my machine. Nice work.

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The demo is great. I'll be waiting for the release of the full game! I also had a problem. I tried the game on a pc with the dual screen option activated, without having actually both screens connected, just one, but the bubbles were not visible still.
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Posted: 12th Aug 2011 23:02
Amazing!! Very well done!!

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Looks great. I'd love to play it, but I need WinRar to run it right. Is there a free WinRar anywhere? thanks.

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Quote: "Is there a free WinRar anywhere?"

Yep, there is jZip.

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Orrrr 7-zip

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Aww! Cute monkeys

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@The Slayer & Jimmy,

Hey, thanks.

@Van B,

Nice game!

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