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[DevLog] Get a Head

A topic by TheSudz created Jan 06, 2016 Views: 368 Replies: 10
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I'm just about as amateur as they get, but I've been diddling about in GameMaker for a while now, so I thought it was time to test what I've learned. If you want to follow my work, I'll be posting here.

I'm working on a game called "Get a Head," a small, one room top down shooter, drawing inspiration from The Binding of Isaac, Nuclear Throne and the Kirby games.

You play as a headless - horseman type character, armed with an axe and blunderbuss. You have to rack up a high score, surviving against waves of various enemies. Most enemies are generic imp things, that die quickly and attack in large numbers. However, some special enemies can be beheaded, and taking their head grants the player a special ability.

Special enemies include:


Banshees stagger slowly around the arena, occasionally shrieking and knocking the player back. Taking a banshee's head gives the player this shrieking ability to keep enemies away.


Snake-haired seductresses that freeze the player with their stares. Claiming their head allows the player to do the same.


Strong, charging enemies that try to run the player down. Taking it's head grants the player a dash attack.

AND MAYBE MORE (if I have time)

My goals were to complete a game, and hopefully make it fun to play. Can't wait to do some more work and see everybody else's entries!

So far, I've got the player moving and attacking, as well as the imps, banshee and gorgon working (kind of), getting ready to implement the head - switching and more enemies. I'm always looking for critique, so please let me know if you have any suggestions or queries!

This is very neat so far. Can't wait to see what's next!

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Taking a break from coding to get some sprites done! I've also managed to sort out the head - switching mechanic and special attacks!

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Got some more art done today, and got my enemies spawning in waves!


Bonus gif:



aaa this is looking really nice!! also omg im yelling so much at this bat gif ??!?

Thanks very much!

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Getting there! Doing some more asset work. Dare you enter this spooOOOoooky crypt?

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One more gif for the night: The fully functioning Gorgon head! Banshee sprites tomorrow!

WOOOWWW!!! i love the pumpkin and the gorgon head is amazing!!!


Been pretty quiet on here for the past couple of days, because I've been wanting to get this semi - finished!

And now I don't know what to do with my life. Download it here!

This has been a great experience, but I think for my next game jam I'm going to have to make more of an effort to talk to the community, I focussed too much on the dev side and not enough on the social side.

Thanks very much to cloudhime, lysnader and chitachita for organizing this, enjoy some screenshots!