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1  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Looking for simple but complete open-source game on: 2016-11-22 07:33:42
Problem with LWJGL ? Do you have windows, linux, mac ? Maybe is just a problem of which version of LWJGL I've used

J4K competitions are awesome.. and difficult to understand some times. I mean, these are games build for a competition with small code base, so..
2  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Re: Slick2D - Ripple effect on images on: 2016-11-11 10:25:57
what if a tree is build of smaller parts that can move a little bit according to wind direction ?

Another idea: pixel art! Example:
3  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Re: Libgdx notable game repositories on: 2016-11-10 09:30:26
thanks @orangepascal! I'd like to see spacegrunt source code, because I really like the style of the game, consider it in the future
4  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Re: Libgdx notable game repositories on: 2016-11-09 16:23:38
I've also found Orange's pixel libgdx jam:
5  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Looking for simple but complete open-source game on: 2016-11-09 13:14:25
You can check also some of my games:

- CryptoRL2: a top down roguelike
- GeometryTwo: a fully playable crazy game made in 48 hours for Ludum Dare compo
- JPacman: simply pacman
- Shade: a nice game I made with Alex Schearer years ago. Gameplay involves stay on moving shadows in order to grow

hope will helps!
6  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Re: Libgdx notable game repositories on: 2016-11-09 13:08:00
@SteveSmith: I completely agree with you on that, even WIP/showcase games from JGO in some cases lacks of repository to learn from

@VaTTeRGeR: thanks! This what I need, also with Artemis (IMHO) is more easy to learn a specific part for library, for example for rendering I can watch only SpriteRenderSystem
7  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Libgdx notable game repositories on: 2016-11-09 08:09:25
Hi everybody!
I'm playing a little bit with libgdx and I'd like to hear your ideas in awesome game repositories (aka github for example) with source code where I can learn from it. Genres:

- rts / strategy
- platformers
- roguelikes
- top down shooters

Do you know any source code repositories on the web with some good games to learn from it ?

Thanks everybody!

p.s: I'm asking here because ligdx "gallery" here: is a mess.. with a lot of games, but no search, so .. asking to JGO wisdom Cheesy
8  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: [2D][ARPG] Eyes Of Light on: 2016-11-08 16:08:22
my 2 cents: your project seems interesting, but If I see in your screenshot your desktop.. could you please remove it?

edit: wow, 2 medals.. so another suggestion: edit your "trailer video" to reduced length, for example just 1 minute is enough
9  Game Development / Game Mechanics / Re: Downloading and running jars from servers - Security? on: 2016-08-30 06:45:44
wait, inform your users they can be hacked using this method in a clear and straight way !

10  Game Development / Game Mechanics / Re: Downloading and running jars from servers - Security? on: 2016-08-29 11:46:14
I will be a little bit.. cynical this time.  persecutioncomplex

Security does not exist, you can slow down people from exploiting your architecture!
My suggestion is to provide a way to get working mods and put a clear disclaimer: "You accept the risk!"
Why only a warning? Because here at JGO we are most of the time speaking about hobbies java gaming developing: it worth  time in developing a robust solution like this one for your game ?
11  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: where to place collision detection, and why? on: 2016-08-22 06:33:02
cool you are happy! Well done!
12  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Is my app decietful? on: 2016-08-09 06:55:55
hi! You should check with many android versions or phones before launching on app store! ( lol )

Seriously, you could also add some sort of crash report services like this one (never tried, btw)
13  Games Center / Showcase / Re: Red Defense - Tower Defense Game on: 2016-08-09 06:53:51
Hi! I've tried desktop version on windows 8 and java 1.8.0_91 and works fine.

My 2 cents:
- there are sound effects or music ? I see control but is not working
- why enemies go straight to my hearth and don't try to follow path I'm building ?
- what upgrade does to my turrets ?

I think there is a bug after tutorial: if you try another game it's working!
14  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: where to place collision detection, and why? on: 2016-08-08 08:19:13
I agree with VaTTeRGeR, it depends how much entities do you have and scope of your project: fan made or professional ?

From my point of view, if is just a "simple" project, don't waste time on complex algorithms if you don't have too much entities or complex behavior.

My strategy is the following:
1) start from a World class with list of all game entities
2) add to each collidable entity a simple flag
3) on each entity update method, if movement is required (for example on player command, or in player-controlled agent command ), simulate movement: there is a collision with other entity ? To determinate it, just cycle on all collidable entities in my world

As example, check here  and here
15  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: Farm Nightmare - A pixel rpg horror on: 2016-08-04 09:28:13
sounds are really creepy... Shocked
16  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!
17  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)
18  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!
19  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 !


20  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 ?
21  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
22  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
23  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 ?
24  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!
25  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 ?
26  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

27  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 ?

28  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
29  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
30  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

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