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1  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: NegativeZero's guide to designing an immersive story. on: 2013-05-28 08:52:43
Has this guide actually helped anyone?
If not, I won't bother to continue writing this.

Made me think about a few interesting points.

I've always kind of lacked a skill in story/character development so this was really helpful. Appreciated, thank you.
2  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: 2D Platformer - Level Design? on: 2013-05-24 15:31:01
I have watched it, actually. I can't remember too awful much as I fell asleep while watching it, but it was really good.

If you're wanting to know about level "design" as in, how to construct a level to better the player's experience, then watch over that bit again Tongue I can't find a clip on YouTube so I can't provide.
3  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: 2D Platformer - Level Design? on: 2013-05-24 15:25:27
Have you seen Indie Game: The Movie?

There's a point in it where Edmund Mcmillen is talking about Level Design in Super Meat Boy and he raises some interesting points that I think you'll find useful! Smiley

Even without that, I'd recommend watching it.
4  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Hey everyone! on: 2013-05-24 12:32:22
Let me guess: by pure Java you mean Java2D and that's why you instantly liked the idea of using Slick, right?

Yeah, I mean without downloading any libraries or anything. I'm still learning. I liked the idea of Slick because my friend recommended it.
5  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Hey everyone! on: 2013-05-24 11:17:34
The framework used is but a hammer anyway, its in the actual creation of a game where the real fun is.

As an exercise I tend to make juniors I'm training in Java development to create a command prompt hangman, polished as far as that is possible (neat textual output, using an actual word dictionary file, creating a neatly packaged application which can be executed with a single click, etc.). Its amazing to see their faces light up when people in the company start to seriously play it and provide positive feedback and even enhancement requests.

Yeah I know. I've been coding in pure Java for ages though. My friend's been bugging me to use a library and i really should be using one by now.

It's awesome to hear new people getting into programming and enjoying it! Smiley
6  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: Color Game on: 2013-05-24 08:10:23
This looks pretty interesting. I can see the game being complex and fast paced, I'd enjoy that!

Keep it up, man!
7  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: SF Citybuilder- Buildings/Concept Art on: 2013-05-24 08:06:27
Holy crap. This has been said a lot in this thread but - I am loving that art, that's amazing.

The planets kind of remind me of the planets system from Endless Space, you played that?

Keep up this incredible work, man. Well done.
8  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: 2d RPG with no name... on: 2013-05-24 07:58:47
Been following the progress of this game and I'm enjoying it. Keep it up!

It looks like you could do with polishing up a few things of the game. Don't worry, I make things and then just leave them too Tongue. But it might be a good idea to sit down for a day and clean up everything like the player walking animation, that tree stump and maybe make your own art? (I'm not sure, but I don't think that's yours) I could be wrong though.

Good work anyway Smiley
9  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Hey everyone! on: 2013-05-23 17:42:40
I haven't even looked at libgdx yet. I'm sure I'll get a chance to look more into it. Thanks for the opinions anyway.
10  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Hey everyone! on: 2013-05-23 15:56:47
I've been reading up on a few. So far I've just been coding in naked Java Cheesy.

Slick2D sounds like a good option but I'm open to anything!
11  Games Center / Featured Games / Re: Daedalus on: 2013-05-23 15:55:37
Reading up on the development of this game was so motivating! I want to code now..
Really good job on this, keep up the good work!
12  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Hey everyone! on: 2013-05-23 15:52:20
I've been on the forums for a while now reading up on various topics. Certainly the most useful forum I've ever come across and it looks like it's a close/nice community. So I'm just saying hi as my first post!

Hey! Cheesy
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