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Offline tomdickin

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« Posted 2014-03-06 21:31:52 »

Hey, just finished my first ever game. Making it was lots of fun, learnt an absolute crap load.

It's a physics based bouncy puzzle game thing (like angry birds type games, whatever they are called)

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You can download it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tomdickin.fantabulous

It's free.
Offline JVallius
« Reply #1 - Posted 2014-03-07 08:30:38 »

Nice game, some improvements came to my mind:
- after a shot the ball takes a while to stop completely, I would try to increase linear damping a bit, assuming you use box2d
- after passing a level it would be nice to have a button to directly proceed to the next level

There were no ads to ruin gameplay, thank you!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2014-03-07 19:35:33 »

Your screenshot urls are broken.

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2014-03-07 19:37:02 »

Your screenshot urls are broken.
They work fine for me.

Offline HeroesGraveDev

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2014-03-07 20:13:00 »

Must be one of my anti-spam/tracking/advertising plugins not liking it.

Edit: Nope. It seems to be because they're in 'WEBP' format. What the heck is it?

Offline opiop65

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2014-03-07 20:21:08 »

https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/

Offline HeroesGraveDev

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2014-03-07 20:30:28 »

http://muizelaar.blogspot.co.nz/2011/04/webp.html

Seems to me like a stupid format to use.

Offline tomdickin

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2014-03-07 20:48:36 »

Nice game, some improvements came to my mind:
- after a shot the ball takes a while to stop completely, I would try to increase linear damping a bit, assuming you use box2d
- after passing a level it would be nice to have a button to directly proceed to the next level

There were no ads to ruin gameplay, thank you!  Smiley
Thanks very much for the feedback, it's always good to get some actual suggestions on what to improve.

The only tricky part of moving directly to the next level is the average grade mechanism means completing doesn't necessarily unlock the next level. Obviously I can and should still do it, but I've been kicking that can down the road because of it. It annoys the hell out of me when testing now though, so I think that just got bumped up to the top of my todo list.

I do use Box2D, I've actually had a few people say the same thing about the slow down time. I did alter it, but apparently not enough! That's a nice quick change though, so might roll it into the next update tomorrow.

Got some more levels coming tomorrow too, plus I have tweaked some of the earlier ones to make the difficulty a bit less random (the third level was significantly easier than the first 2).

Thanks again for downloading and giving me your thoughts, really helpful.
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« Reply #8 - Posted 2014-03-26 15:48:34 »

I agree about it taking too much time to come to a stop. It's almost like an unskippable cutscene, in that it prevents people from actually playing the game (although you can count it as a good thing that people want to play enough that they're frustrated from being prevented, haha).

One way around this might be to allow the player to go again before they've actually stopped. Like once you've slowed down enough (indicate when this is with a green circle or something), you can launch again while still in motion. This would add another element to the game that might make it even more interesting.

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