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I realized I didn't like 3D that much when working with Blender and Unreal. It felt creepy and not fun.  3D is like an alternate reality for me. Banjo Kazooie seems more like an activity than a game. 2D feels more like a game to me. I also like the style of low resolution and limited colors. That's not much of a defense for 2D, but there's no accounting for taste. 

It works on my touchscreen PC. I'm wishing for a groovebox.

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Thank you for this game. I averaged 11 rolls in 3 solo games. I agree that 10 stars is better. I played 3 games for 10 stars and averaged 16 rolls. The game is more interesting as well.  Also, 14 skulls is very generous. I only got 1 in 3 games collecting 10 stars. I then played until the end of the time track. I got 13 stars and no skulls. I still had a good time. I'm just offering some ideas to make this as exciting as Strange Streets.

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Thank you so much for this. The planning, strategy, and whimsy are very satisfying. I get lost in a game. My copy is laminated. I'm looking forward to playing with the expansions.

I get an error when replying to the previous thread. Thank you for the infinite lives. I'm using a a 360 controller as a Kempston. The A button jumps and the B button fires. If the A and D-pad "up" are doing the same thing, I'll look into disabling "up" in RetroArch for the game. When the action gets heated, my left thumb can slip. If that doesn't work, I'll look into getting my Sidewinder hooked up to RetroArch.

I am responding to your request for feedback. I like that the game is difficult, but I would like an infinite lives mode. I'd also like joystick "up" to not make the player jump. I haven't made it very far due to both these issues.


I still can't upload a palette with Vivaldi. I get a window to select and open, but nothing happens when I do. It doesn't bother me, I'm just letting you know. I'm taking a break from video games and concentrating on board games. Thanks for all your help.

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I also don't want to be the 1st person to post a speedrun of my own game. I made it. I make it look easy.

Each room has a certain way to pass through. Posting action would be a spoiler. Did you not download the game because you thought the animation might be terrible?

I play a lot of platformers from itch. Are you saying I'm in a minority, and the silent majority is passing up my game because I don't have unique mechanisms? If so, I definitely don't belong here. I crafted the game to meet my desires.

I don't think the game needs a gif. It's a platformer. I would be stating the obvious with a distracting display that some players might consider a spoiler.

If my work doesn't serve others, it's not worthwhile. I've been an entertainer most my life. I need people to experience enjoyment from what I like to do. I think I could make a game based on trends that would do well, but I would be miserable in the process. I've been singing and playing a curated set of old pop songs on classical guitar. I've been enjoying the work. In the warmer weather, I will find out if others enjoy my work. If not, I'll try something else.

My game page has gotten more views since I posted this thread, but no downloads. If you have looked at the game page without downloading, why were you not interested in the game?

It's occurred to me since I posted that I'm expecting camaraderie  from this video game endeavor. I'm being made to understand that doesn't happen in the indie dev community in a big way. I've been thinking about running Heroscape games in public. I've determined that my main goal in life has been to find friends. I'll keep trying different things to facilitate that.

I don't download games that have graphics or mechanics I don't enjoy, so I don't discuss them. I'm interested in why people look at my game and then don't download it. I assume some are interested in platformers, as that's what it says on the box.

I appreciate the text in the tiling dropdown. I can't get a palette to upload in Vivaldi.

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I used to try to enjoy all forms and genres of entertainment. I've had many varied experiences. However,  my taste in all things has recently  become very narrow. I've been interested in what is most important to me. That leaves me out of discussions I may have been willing to contribute to in the past.

Thank you.

It seems an anomaly that people don't want to converse with me. I've been involved in long discussions on forums about things other than video games. However, I've encountered some hostility in those discussions. If others here have as well, that may explain their reluctance to communicate.

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I had a dream last night that was telling me I'm wasting time somewhere in my life. I'm wondering if the dream was about my recently acquired hobby of video game making. My game gets a lot of views, a few downloads, and no comments. I can't get people to engage with me about my work here or on Discord. I assume it's my graphics or genre choice.

I can reproduce any style, but I like my low rez straight forward graphics. I can make a game in any genre as well, but I like platformers, SHMUPS, and pinball because they challenge me without a huge investment of my time and mind. I have hobbies other than making video games. If my video game work isn't pleasing to players, I'll invest my time more wisely. Would you have any interest in a SHMUP or pinball game in these styles?

I recently got into SHMUPs through Pico-8.

I started playing pinball in the 70's. When arcades became a thing, I would play pinball machines. I could play a long time for a quarter. I didn't find the video games very interesting.

I think room 5 is perplexing, but the game is simply a platformer.

I use the open source Pixelorama to save time making pixel graphics. It has  a couple of intermittent issues. However, I'm rarely inconvenienced, and I get the feeling a big update is coming. I especially appreciate the feature to define keyboard shortcuts.

My GF seemed a little shocked the 1st time she saw me playing my game with visible collision shapes.

Please change the name under my picture. Thank you.

In arcades, people would pump money into brutal games.  Mega Man upped the difficulty. As the internet slowly revealed the strangeness that goes on around our planet, people wanted to escape rather than think. Infantilism became popular.

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Growing up, I played Atari 2600 and pinball. As an adult, I bought a used N64 to entertain. I got bored with the N64 and sold it. I got more into video gaming right before George Floyd's murder by buying indie bundles and seeing what I liked. I learned about itch through Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. I tried a bunch of those games and more. I discovered that I really like 2D pixel graphics. I learned I like 2D platformers and SHMUPs. They are virtual toys to me. I like to discover indie gems and give them 5 star ratings. I get bogged down in world affairs, so I play video games a few minutes a day to both clear and challenge my mind.

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Nice vehicle. I think you should clean it up. I understand that you work quickly and conceptually, but I'd like to see you take your sci/fi vehicles seriously.

The sprite sheet is arranged haphazardly. A 4 frame walk cycle looks jerky. The character looks like a bobblehead with bread loaves for appendages. The character sheet returns 75 colors. However, each image of the character has a count around 38, so some color cleanup is needed. I use at most 32 colors for an entire project.

There are a ton of free character animations on itch. You'll have to be outstanding to make money from assets. I'm in a similar position. My game with original assets is free, and nobody wants it.

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Made some changes.

I'm trying to achieve an arcade look that SHMUP fans find acceptable.

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Here are some before and after images. The last ship is random. Also, I changed the weapon tips on the grey ship to red. Which do you prefer?

The last 3 are random. Do you prefer this resolution or saturation?

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I used Kenny's Ship Mixer and the Cheerful 24 palette.

(2 edits) shows a variety, but Night of the Consumers is near the top. lol At least consumers will be in for an interesting ride when they get past the front page.

(1 edit) shows a variety of games, but that's not a good page for consumers. The front page is handpicked, so it attracts the general consumer.

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If I check the popular games page on itch, I'm presented with a wall of horror interspersed with racy anime. My guess is can scare off consumers. A consumer I introduced to this site called the situation "sick".

This game is mesmerizingly beautiful.

The D Pad doesn't work. The analog stick is hard to use precisely. I think the power bar should increase from left to right. Neither Esc nor Q got me out of this fullscreen game. I used the Windows key.