Right, I skipped LDJAM this round. For once, I made some physical art instead, for an upcoming exhibition at my building. Lesson learned: physical art is so messy compared to digital!
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Up to date? Sadly, no. I learned my DOTS in a course on Udemy (here) when it was on sale, but the course was already out of date by the time it launched. It allowed me to learn the underlying fundamentals of it though.
ECS/DOTS has been so troublesome this way. I think it still has a heck of a long way to go before it can replace the simplicity of normal Unity stuff with regards to physics. A simple one line collision check in normal Unity physics can take dozens of lines inside of ECS/DOTS. Procedurally adjusting colliders in DOTS physics is like trying to figure out a cryptic magical incantation, with the current scarcity of examples/documentation. Don't even get me started with scripting triggers in DOTS physics. Unless you really want/need to use it now, I'd recommend waiting a bit longer, at least until they have everything out of preview.
Thanks! FYI my non-gamer wife was somehow able to beat the whole game, including the heist level, in like 10 minutes. I think it's beginner's luck, because from the looks of it, she was just dragging/clicking the ants frantically. I rage-quit my own game in the heist level, so if you think it's hard, you're in good company. :)
Thanks! Heh you made it to the Heist level aready? I didn't get to test the Heist level before submitting - it requires some deep strategy, dexterity, and patience to get across.
Hint: Make little towers of standing ants, higher than the low lasers, and pass the painting across the towers using a separate group of ants. Keep in mind that the ants respawn at the start point if they get lazed.
Cheat key: forward slash to skip to next level.
Thanks! You should see a "Request Key" button somewhere here on the Itch page. If it doesn't show up for you (not sure how it works with bundles, if you bought it through a bundle), then please send me a message on twitter @andyman404 and I'll send you the Steam key.