Thanks! I'm going to try to make a game with some of your assets, really loving em!!
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When uploading to Mixamo and re-downloading the rig and animations, what's the best way to disable parts like the Mage's staff or the Archer's bow? I'd like to separate them out instead of watching some weird distorted animation
Thanks a ton for playing! I was thinking the same thing about it needing audio. My main worry was that any audio I added to the game would be fairly obnoxious and it might be better to direct people to use their own audio. But if I do an experience like this again in the future, I'll definitely risk it and reach out of my comfort zone and add audio :D
Thanks for playing! I agree, the controls aren't clear enough so a lot of people will just end up back at the blackness. The "game" is pretty simplistic atm, so giving the controls away right off the bat (hold down any key when things are moving upwards) might give too much away. But then again, it should be more of an experience than a game to figure out, so I'll consider updating the game post-jam with a splash screen
Yeah "puzzle" to the game is to figure out how to add more (then remove) everything. Basically when you see things moving up/down hold buttons down to add more to the screen. If they're moving sideways, then it'll remove things to screen. So if you hold always, you'll get a brief moment of colours then a bunch of blackness
There isn't too much game here, just a bunch of flying colours if you're into that kind of thing
Yeah there's a technique to get more colours. Basically when things are moving up, hold keys down and the screen will fill up more.
There's not much of a game, just some colours to look at if you're into that kind of thing
I tried remaking a game that I only have a vague memory of playing in the 90s on Windows 95 (I think). It's a top down shooter, you're in a grid world, and you shoot other blue arrows to beat the level. Very simple graphics. If anyone remembers the name of the game or has any information about it, please let me know. I cannot find anything out about it for the life of me.
There are two really good things about the Epic store and one thing that might be good or bad long term:
1.) It's a major platform (as in has AAA games) pushing a better revenue split for developers. I thank GameJolt and Itch for starting this, and I am glad to see Epic taking it seriously too
2.) The financial support for some developers to give them a certain amount of money to develop and launch their games exclusively on Epic (matching or exceeding the expected sales they would've got)
3.) Giving developers money to release their games for free
Point 1 is already something Itch does. The only thing that could improve is exactly what you're saying, a few serious, bigger games. Not necessarily AAA. But then again, stuff like Celeste is on here, so they already kind of do it in terms of the big Indie games.
Point 2 I don't see as something that Itch could afford. Really only comes from Epic's success with Fortnite and investments. Maybe there's a crowdsourcing angle that could be exploited? Although I feel Patreon already handles this well enough
Point 3 is yet to be determined if it'll be good (could distort the market even more :S), and also ties into Point 2 in terms of me not sure if Itch could afford it.
But I am glad that we are seeing some improvements for the smaller devs out there, thanks to these platforms. I do think you're onto something with bigger game releases.
Hey, I did the "Game Breaker's Toolkit Jam", a jam where you're suppose to make a really horrible game. I tried throwing away a lot of the rules I find myself following in terms of game design, because I assume without them my games would be worse. And maybe I was right! A lot of it turned out to be a bit trolly (although not overly), although I'd be interested on people's thoughts about the level progression if you notice anything about it.
Here's the game:
A short "one-dimensional dialogue filled walking simulator". This game is part of theBranching Corpses community project, in which people make games based on the ending of a previous game in the project. In this game, Claus (our hero) is trying to get his "friend" G'Nikae to visit his grandfather. But G'Nikae has other plans...
Not sure if this is related, but you need the XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 for the game to open on Windows. You can get that here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=20914