So, while I've been learning to use Game Maker I've been rewatching Samurai Jack , and just like with most of the media I consume, I came up with an OC I thought would fit into that universe. When I found out about this game jam, I decide to use her as a jumping off point for my first actual game. So far I've been calling her "The Woman Made of Straw" or "Straw" for short. She's short and like to drink alone where it's quiet. That's where my game starts.
"Dang Cowboys in my Bar" starts with Straw sitting in her favorite bar when a group of rowdy cowboys barge in and start shooting up the place. She doesn't really feel like fighting them so she tries to leave while avoiding their bullets.
The game itself is going to be a simple one level platformer with a double jump where the main hook is dodging enemy bullets. There might be a boss fight at the end if I can get everything else to work.
So far all I have is a rough idea what Straw looks like and one tiny sprite
Mostly I've spent the last year drawing, but I got recently got the proffesional version of GameMaker for really cheap so I've been learning to use that.
1. Make a game that's functional
2. Have it be kind of fun
3. Maybe people will like it?