but does this work when a game is already published, and you want to change things without updating the published version but you don't want to unpublish it either
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that was actually what i was trying to explain, very poorly. With slowing things down but speeding the game up. I actually tried it but the game is a tad awkward in places now. Though it is better i think.
Thank you for these images, they're gonna be extremely helpful. They've made me realize there are fundamental problems with the design of the game, so 0.4 might be a tad delayed or maybe 0.4 will be released more as a quality of life update and then 0.5 will be big update. Either way i will be attempting to redesign the game in whatever ways necessary to make it so more complex solutions = faster output (assuming they're not dumb)
I will temporarily shove the controls into the main menu, will probably move them later.
As for the resource orderings, they actually are consistent. Just in a weird way due to the adding and removing of items. And the upgrades are actually less consistent funnily enough. Though in practice they're definitely more consistent. Basically i don't really know what i want for the orderings here and I'm gonna change it many times probably.
If there is any way you can make a screenshot later i would love to see it, as i can't quite picture it in my head. But I'm going to try to keep basically this entire post in mind as i move forward.
But yeah definitely gonna try and make those sprites a bit better, though i have a band aid implemented for 0.4 that makes it obvious what items you need (they're named both in the resource... tree? view? i don't know and in the upgrade menu). But yeah it was bronze you needed.
Game Dev Rant (i think?) Incoming, TL;DR I need to change a lot of things and rethink splitters to fix this but i am going to try. And hopefully it will work.
The biggest problem with your design (well actually the games design as i want people building interesting solution's like yours) is that it's 100% grid based. I can't change this fact but it's awkward to work around, and why belt's feel slow. In Factorio belts aren't quite grid based and thus can carry 3 more items. That and they're smaller than in Manufactory. which makes them much better in Factorio than in Manufactory.
The second biggest problem (or maybe this might actually effect it even more, i don't know) is that the whole game runs on a timer, meaning every block has a minimum amount of time they can do stuff in. Conveyors run every time the timer hits. Meaning they are the fastest thing in the game.
This effects splitters as it is literally impossible for them to move items at the rate they're supposed to (they won't fill lines unless you block off both exits. Which is obviously useless) because splitters need to be faster than conveyors, yet conveyors need to be faster than splitters to deliver the items, i also don't know how to use Factorio for reference in this case cause i have no idea how it works in Factorio, it's like magic. However the thing i mentioned before about making everything slower and speeding the game up would help solve a part of this, and a redesign would hopefully solve the rest. So i'm hoping that i can get this fixed quickly.
By the way was this rant too much or was it fine, should i just explain things simply or should i keep this complex explanations in (because i like doing them)
Thanks for the feedback!
On my machine it seems to work fine, however there are a couple of reasons i can think of that would cause it to not work:
- Maybe you didn't know you had to collect (using the collector block) metals, this would mean i need to add a tutorial soon (or at least a temporary one)
- This is what i think is most likely, the metals look really similar right now. And you might have mistaken copper for bronze or something like that. Which means i should really add in names to each resource (i don't know why i didn't do that in the first place actually) and i should probably also make the sprites more distinct.
- There might actually be bug that doesn't happen on my machine. In which case i don't really know whats going on and i can only hope it happens on my laptop so i can get some information on it.
I actually just implemented the number keys as block selection keys. So that's coming in the next update.
I was planning on doing this, but at the moment i can only make them even slower than they already are and make them upgradable to their current form. However i can slow everything else down as well as the conveyors and speed the game up and it would probably work. I haven't tested this yet so i'm not gonna promise anything.
my game uses i think window.onresize to handle resizing (i set my canvas.width and height to the window.innerWidth and height), is there something else i should be using? (it works fine when resizing the browser)
The game page is currently not public, is it necessary to make it public?
No matter what i do, pressing the fullscreen button always results in a black screen.
It does say it useful for twine game, but it doesn't say it only works for twine games, and i have seen a game here that uses it which most certainly isn't a twine game so i think this is supposed to work. Please do tell me if i am wrong though.
Well yes and no, there was a bug i didn't notice before in terms of accuracy and recoil. Basically you're either accurate, or inaccurate. Nothing in between. So basically, if you added more barrels you should in theory reach the point where it will always be 100% accurate.
I have already fixed this i just haven't published the build yet (I have to disable a feature i was working to do so).
Thanks! It's gonna be really weird seeing my game on youtube
Since this was the first game i ever managed to actually finish (and i have a lot of trouble with actually doing that), i can't say for sure if i will add more content to the game.
It's also a little tricky to judge if i dislike my game (or game feature) because it's bad or because i made it. As i found out with this game, because i think it's just above bad at best. So i'm also gonna have to learn when something is actually bad and when my expectations are ridiculous.
Gunstructor is a game where you construct your weapon, as well as the projectile it fires. Then you will be fighting tons of enemies to get the highest score. You have to balance your quick reactions and aim with your careful gun design.
Was that too advertising-y?
I feel that i should mention that the game is pretty small. At least at the moment.
Any feedback is a appreciated.