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Offline jojoh

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« Posted 2011-02-11 19:11:19 »

I have tossed together a little game that accidentally got called Shalor Combo. This because you are supposed to combine Shape and color. Drag a row left/right to create lines of three or more objects of the same shape or color. That's about it. If you are good or - even better - lucky then you can get cascading combos and stuff.

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Still things left to do, the game doesn't for example really end yet. Suggestions and feedback welcome. Should it be possible to drag up and down? Rotate? Swap pairs? More/less shapes/colors, width/height?

Offline Mads

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-02-12 15:38:06 »

I find it hard to get any points when only horizontal movement is possible.. I think it's very limited what actions you can do and on a bad level you could not get any points  Lips Sealed
Oh, and what about un-grabbing the row, I felt I was missing that.

Offline jojoh

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-02-12 18:07:31 »

Thanks for the feedback.

I haven't yet added ability to be able to move vertical, since I thought the game was easy enough as it is. I have thought about it, since one often would like to collect a combo that way. I will probably try that and add more colors and shapes to compensate so that it won't be too easy.

You can "un-grab" by moving the line back to where you grabbed it, but that is not indicated in any way. Not sure how, maybe color change when line is moved. I'll look into it.

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-02-12 18:43:59 »

oh nice, its actually a surprisingly fresh idea and had me thinking many times on how to make various clever moves. Have noticed though that it freeze for me after a while playing it, like some soft of infinite loop in the game logic or something (button still work though).
Offline Mike

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-02-12 19:04:54 »

I had the same as Kappa, nothing special in the console, just seemed like an infinite loop. Happened when it was busy removing pieces.

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Offline jojoh

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-02-13 03:15:19 »

Thanks for reporting! That could be one reason for the modest amount of response. How typical that I can't reproduce. I added "some" logging, to try to nail down about where it goes wrong. Would be cool if you or anyone could try again and send me the last half mile of logs.

Are you using some odd browser OS?

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