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Thanks for that.
If I could get your Browser/OS that'd be great.
I have no idea why it wouldn't work. It's just a UI Image inside a mask that changes its fill amount. I've used it loads of times before.
My first time around I somehow managed to give an extra key to something, leaving me with -1 keys. It's also not clear which chests accept 2 lots of treasure and which don't. It was only through trial and error that I figured that out in the first place, I thought I was missing a room, or there was a hidden passage or something.
If you expanded on the idea this game could have legs.
Like having to place traps, or avoiding setting off traps meant for the hero, or both. Make it a puzzle to figure out the correct order to enable the traps and allow you to get to the exit without setting them off.
There's a whole bunch of dungeon related tropes you could play off of with this.
A few more different types of maths problems could see this becoming a great brain trainingish game, though not sure I'd be happy leaving a kid in the care of the creepy old flashing Wizard (though thankfully he's fully clothed underneath)
One bug though, the second level, Student Wizard, doesn't seem to work. Both the main menu button and the 'Next Level' button on Apprentice Wizard don't work. Checked the console and got this error:
Scene 'Level2' couldn't be loaded because it has not been added to the build settings or the AssetBundle has not been loaded.
Very stupid humour, loved it.
Could do with better controls, the mouse/kb combo doesn't feel quite right. If you want to prevent spamming you could add a few frames to the dig animation and stop movement while doing it. You would have to update the AI too.
Or you could have it that if you dig on an already dug square there's a chance you ruin what you found (and deduct points accordingly)
There's a lot of scope for expanding this game.
You're probably right about the timer. Once the voting has ended I'll probably remove it
As for the Veganism I'm not sure what's crass about my delivery of it? It's supposed to be a play on the 'Veganism gives superpowers' thing. It's not my intent to make any kind of statement regarding Veganism itself, it's just a framing device. It's about the character and why she continues to be one. It's supposed to represent anything that makes you, the player, feel better about yourself and the reasons why you do it.
I'm not much of a writer, so any tips you have for getting that across better would be appreciated.
I have found some weird artefacts in the audio depending on what browser you're in, and (i think) whether or not you have a dedicated sound card. Especially with high-pitched sounds. I need to get out of the habit of using high pitched bleeps for jumping and the likes :)
Collisions were easy, I just used a series of Raycasts (rather than Unity's built in physics) and I tracked velocity internally rather than use a Rigidbody. It gives you much more control (ie, I used different layer masks depending on your y speed in order to do one-way platforms) and much more information than the normal physics engine does.
The hardest part of this one was calculating slope acceleration based on the ground normal. The difference between this engine and my other platformers is that it has two speeds, one for airborne (Vector2) and one for Grounded (float). With the sign determining direction on the ground it made adding/subtracting based on the ground normal dot much easier.
Always a first time for everything, hopefully it's not put you off participating in the future :D
Couple of hints from a Jam veteran, if you plan on doing more jams:
- Take a look at the Jam overview page - there's a time line at the bottom that shows you when all the current/upcoming jams start and end
- On a specific Jam page it'll say "Starts in [Days, Hours, Minutes]" before the jam starts and will have a "Join Jam" button. The "Join Jam" button signs you up for the jam, and you'll now be sent alerts for this jam - such as when it starts.
- Once a jam has started it'll change over to "Submissions due in [Days, Hours, Minutes]" with a "Submit your project" button (if you've joined the jam)
Generally Jams hosted on this site are very relaxed jams, especially compared to something like Ludum Dare.
Some just encourage you to make something, with no rules on how, what or when you do it. Most won't be this relaxed and will have some kind of deadline, theme, or other rules. Some have you rate entries at the end of the jam, some don't. Some offer prizes, though most don't. Most jams also allow you to update your game after submission, but still during the jam. Some jams allow you to modify it after the deadline.
It's certainly okay to update your game after any voting is finished.
Each jam is different and It's worth reading the whole of the Jam's page before signing up to it.
And most importantly: don't worry if your game doesn't turn out the way you wanted it. You'll always learn something from it.
Any details about the bundle at all? Will is be a charity bundle or will money go to devs/organizers or will it be a hybrid like humble? If there's a charity do you have any idea which one(s)?
I'm going for a Fantastic Voyage/Innerspace/Osmosis Jones style romp through a teenagers body at the height of puberty
May include some metroid references... https://twitter.com/GeeItSomeLaldy/status/82831262...
The Pico8 engine piqued my interest for this Jam and I ended up making 2 games for it. The first, a match 3 game, was made inside 24 hours, and was my first Pico8 game (and my first introduction to LUA), the second took another 10 days and had an incredible scope, incorporating a 500ly wide procedurally generated galaxy, a list of tradable commodities and an upgradable ship. Thankfully I decided against actually having a flight model (and essentially making Elite inside of a fortnight).
I quickly hit Pico8's memory limit with a galaxy 1,000 Ly wide, even when using PRNG Seeds to only generate planets when needed. Downsizing it to 500 Ly solved that problem though.
Challenging, certainly. I may also be legally insane too.
Not much more to do for Tradum now. Got trading in, system jumping requires fuel now, the System intro screen now shows an image for the planet, and I put a title screen in.
Just the Ship upgrade screen, System Details screen and "Galactic Events" before I can call the game 'done'. Any time after that I can maybe add in actual missions.
It can be played here: https://geeitsomelaldy.itch.io/tradum?secret=2p9Vz...