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1  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Re: Artist Needed, Will Pay on: 2016-07-29 22:19:59
My suggestion is to ask to a lot of artists there!
2  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Re: LibZ - 2D Java Game Library on: 2016-07-28 06:45:07
Yes I will put some videos and demos online soon.
(Likely tomorrow)
And sorry for the dead link still working on the documentation.

EDIT: Little unfinished demo Super Mario Bros remake

Mario's jump velocity is too high, for me (IMHO)
3  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Re: Is it a good idea to make your own library to write less code in the future? on: 2016-07-22 07:03:24
For my experience with Slick2d and Flashpunk I've created MarteEngine it was fun and I've learned a lot, but if your goal is to make games, do it, don't waste time in create a new engine. Right now for me is more important to experiment with new gameplays and new ideas quickly Cheesy

Btw, years ago I've made same question in another forum, but there was not so much examples for doing what I want (tower defense, platformer, rpg, etc..) so my suggestion is to get a library/system/tool with a lot of examples, tutorial, video tutorial!
4  Games Center / Featured Games / Re: Heroes of Loot 2 - Steam + Android + iOS (libgdx) on: 2016-07-14 13:28:11
Always looking for new ways, like adding new platforms is one (like Steam,, etc). Same with things like the Ouya, or many other androidTV devices that most of us will never have, own, or want, but I do release my games on there as it's often just 1 or 2 days work since these things all run the same platform.

What about time spent on resolving bugs?

As for bigger games, I honestly don't think a one-man company like me should do bigger games. And I wouldn't dare to try it.
Working 9 months on a game is already stretching it pretty much as to what the costs are if you do this full time with no other income. (my games are also the main income for me and my girlfriend).
If a game takes 4-6 months, and it fails, my current range of games will make sure there is money coming in and I can do a new game, even if it's just a sequel or a re-skinning of one of my existing games.
If a game takes 9 months (meaning that's close to a year before you see money coming in) and if it then fails to deliver.. I could survive that, but it will make it a lot harder on the next game, no matter how fast I can make them.

It's a good point, at least for full time indie developer out there like you. I'm aware of that limit and I think part of your success or other people success is you must confront with real market and real customers, like a good lean startup Cheesy

I'm in the fortunate position of not having to do work-for-hire anymore, my always growing catalog of games are sustaining me and I have a more then decent income from them.  Last year I released only 1 new game, and this year I magically managed to release 2 fairly big games and now my next game won't have to be released until 2017, which is a very nice luxury.

Why do you decided to release a turn based game ? It's a tough choice for me

As for marketing, I've looked at various indie marketing companies, and their prices range from $2000 up to $5000 for fairly basic stuff (contact press, streamers, influencers, etc), but so far I just found it very hard to judge how good these marketing companies are and if they are worth that sum.  It's hard to track what they bring to the table.

I also contacted publishers with various games in recent years, but never found one that was interested in the game or they didn't have a time-slot for it, or they simply weren't looking for such games at that time  (or any other silly excuse they made).

For what I understand about this topic, there is a lot of work behind and a lot of "marketing" companies are not partner in your business, but for them you are a customer, nothing more

As for my plans, with every game I release I learn new things and try new things, from coding a better level-generator to game-design improvements on how to handle stuff like tutorials, hints, or tricks for camera-movements.

I now started a completely new thing,  a sandbox type game (which I never play or even like) mixed with original GTA car-driving, mad-max vibes, etc.   No idea if it will be the next game, but it's a working prototype for now.

It's time share with us Cheesy
Mad max sandbox games where old-style lone warrior fight against the world, enemies? Sounds really cool! With your pixel style even more!

While doing prototypes I keep very obvious idea's in the back of my head:  Gunslugs 3, Heroes of Loot 3, Space grunts 2, etc.. those are great fallback idea's when a prototype fails and time is ticking out on a new launch.   Altho I only do a sequel if I think I can really bring something new to the game or improve on it in some meaningful ways.

This is a good point. I'm a hobbyist right now so working on a sequel is something I don't want to do: experiment with new things is right choice when you don't have too much time. But seems, following your experience, that improve every game (codebase, graphics, gameplay, effect, etc..) is right choice to me. A lot of work and motivations behind btw !


5  Games Center / Featured Games / Re: Heroes of Loot 2 - Steam + Android + iOS (libgdx) on: 2016-07-14 09:37:08
thanks @orangepascal for sharing interesting data.

Do you feel confident and try to boost your sale, I mean, working on a bigger title, invest in better graphics, marketing and so on ? What are your plans ?
6  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: LibGDX ninja rabbit project on: 2016-06-24 07:11:55
try to open an issue also on github, so author can see it
7  Games Center / Showcase / Re: CannonBlast on: 2016-06-24 07:10:25
you should make a video, it's more easy to engage people with it
8  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: CryptoRL 2 on: 2016-06-24 07:06:14
Its been nearly 19 days. It seems like centuries have gone by since I saw this post Cheesy

For me seems centuries too Cheesy

I really like the art of the game. It is very... hard pixeled. Meaning there is hard lines on the character being that small and lightly detailed.

thanks, I'm a newbie on pixel art and find ideas and a style, is really hard Cheesy what do you think about monsters ?
9  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: CryptoRL 2 on: 2016-06-22 19:14:38
I have released source code for CryptoRL2 here, if you are interested!
10  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: Malevolent Primeval LIBGDX PC ANDROID IOS on: 2016-06-14 07:41:49
Cthulhu mythos 2d sidescrolling resident evil style ?

mine Cheesy

btw about Cthulhu Mythos, do you plan to add some sort of "sanity check" on horrors and monster player encounters ?
11  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Re: LWJGL 3 - LMDB bindings on: 2016-06-07 11:46:42
@princec: A pain to read as open source lover and believer Sad

12  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: Project Freeman: a remake of Risk on: 2016-05-26 09:28:21
I'm interested in your project because I've always thinking about a risk or tabletop games, so I have few questions:

1) I see a nice map, there is an editor / tutorial to change it ? And also there is a way to define nations borders ? If I understand correctly you are simple using colors, right ?
2) did you tried to add some sort of AI ?
3) what kind of license for code and art have this project ? It's free software?
4) do you have an UML diagram or some sort of scheme for projects dependencies and "main loop" otherwise is hard to understand well what's happening and where Cheesy
5) about the map, there is a data structure behind it ? For example in first screenshoot "Agricia" have border only with Anglum, do you have planned unit movements using also this information ?

13  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: What library should I work with?(if any at all?) on: 2016-05-15 08:39:14
+1 for slick2d, if you want to do a simple 2d games, why don't use it ? Try to do a small game with it and then move to libgdx. My2cents
14  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Game research - 4x and card games on: 2016-05-10 12:04:57
Hello everyone! My analysis on survey, on my blog here
15  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: Designing a shopkeeper game, need ideas on: 2016-05-10 11:52:08
hi! First you should play games in this "genre": potions and Swords on facebook comes in mind and there is a similar game on kongregate

16  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Making an entity follow pathfinding path array on: 2016-05-04 10:14:18
could you please give us a code to understand ?
17  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Game research - 4x and card games on: 2016-05-03 13:09:18
Hello everyone! I have closed survey and emailed to every participant raw data. I will do a post on my blog with in depth analysis and release all data free for everyone, keep an eye on my blog here:
18  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Game research - 4x and card games on: 2016-04-26 08:48:55
Hello everyone! I'm closing this survey and I'm going to email to every participant survey result and after two weeks I will publish results for everyone.
Thanks, It's amazing your support!
19  Games Center / Showcase / Re: Age of Conquest IV for PC, Mac, Linux, Android & iOS (Strategy/WEGO) on: 2016-04-21 13:56:54
re-payment: the game comes with 2 free maps. I need some income somehow, so making it completely free is not option.

My suggestion is to add some small maps, maybe 3 more ! Total of  maps for free version is reasonable, no ?
20  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Game research - 4x and card games on: 2016-04-17 08:38:10
thanks SkyAphid !
21  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Game research - 4x and card games on: 2016-04-16 20:29:42
You are welcome sir  Grin

I've planned to stop ad 100 results, 76 so far, just a bit more to get some interesting results! Comments are really cool btw Cheesy
22  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Game research - 4x and card games on: 2016-04-16 15:58:30
50 answers so far, in less than 5 hours! I promise to share data, I think to do a post on my blog with my analysis and summary and raw data as csv (with no email from users, only answers). Do you think could be interesting to someone else other than me ?
23  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Game research - 4x and card games on: 2016-04-16 12:47:02
It'll be interesting to see what comes of this.

hey thanks? Do you try also to answer to module? I'd like to collet some data and ideas from it!
24  Discussions / General Discussions / Game research - 4x and card games on: 2016-04-16 10:29:22
Hello everyone!
I'm doing a little game research in field of 4x games and card games, I'd like to have some feedback from you, it requires only 5 minutes:

I will share results with every participants!

Thanks for your time!
25  Game Development / Artificial Intelligence / Re: Hnefatafl on: 2016-04-13 14:03:44
interesting game, thanks!

I think attacker and defenders have slightly different moves reading rules, for example defenders don't have king Cheesy So at first sight I think this is an important thing to consider, because resulting AI could be.. two AIs types?

26  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: The "impressiveness" of games on: 2016-04-12 11:47:28
my 2 cents: try another genres! Shumps, rpg, rts, puzzles, etc..

I'm trying to do the same, btw!
27  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Unity3D/2D on: 2016-04-11 07:14:57
My 2 cents on Unity2d after some tutorials:

- I really like pipeline: creating animations, handling sprite, importing assets.. simple and easy
- C# not a really problem. I'm a programmer, not only a Java programmer, I can use it (different thing is to master it!)
- strange solutions: sometimes tutorials make a great job, but I've found some problems in following them, mainly because with component architecture, every GameObject can have a script, or logic and in that "logic" I can handle everything. For me is more clear, for example, have Systems, and every system handle a component. I think is because I have to learn more on Unity2d
- webgl, android, ios exporter.. in this Unity2d is amazing!
28  Games Center / Showcase / Re: Age of Conquest IV for PC, Mac, Linux, Android & iOS (Strategy/WEGO) on: 2016-04-10 14:33:20
A very solid game!
At first play seems to be a little difficult, because player need to find a way not only to conquer but to keep provinces! No major bugs here, I've played 5 games so far and found no bugs.
I'm not sure if diplomacy works on easy, I mean all AIs keep refusing my proposal until I get more powerful than thems Tongue

I'd like to play on other maps, but hey.. I have to pay! Fair enough I suppose, but my suggestion is to add some other maps, maybe little, for free, so you can get more people playing on it!

I really like graphics, sound effects, not too much menus, too much options for a game like that. Somewhere reminds me Crusader Kings 2, maybe because free map is in Europe!
29  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: The point of games on: 2016-04-10 09:49:32
all IMHO Cheesy

short story: yes, you are right, but..

long story: for me you are focusing only on open ended games (like skyrim, gta, etc..). Forget them for a moment.

Crusader Kings 2 teach me how medieval politics works (btw, I read a lot of book about that and mechanics in CK2 are really close to history), for example.

In my opinion you should try different kind of games otherwise you could have a limited view on games in general. Are videogames pointless? Could be, bug I think depends by the player and the game, no?

30  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: CryptoRL 2 on: 2016-04-04 19:49:59
Hello everybody, another update for my roguelike, CryptoRL2!

Play CryptoRL2 now!

version 1.0
* add new items: sword (+1 attack) and shield (+1 defense)
* From Archifenix: put in menu screen that using F2 you can go fullscreen
* BUG From Archifenix: the text at the top is blocked from view until you repeat the same action a few times (fighting an aberration for example resulted in health being lost but the text only scrolling into view after the third or so hit)
* BUG from Pavel Provotorov: Sounds when the player/monster recieves damage   
* BUG from Pavel Provotorov: Adding health bars to mosters. The combat is hard without those
* added new monsters: Fungus, Shade, Ring, Formian, RedFlame, BlueFlame
* level balancing for new monsters

Play CryptoRL2 now!

And if you have some time, send a line of feedback!
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