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Hey I am working with an artist friend on an html5 game and we want to try something other than Unity. It's a really simple game with a static background but it's still composed of several different sprites and then there's UI on top of that. The html5 we are using is really just handling rendering, input, and playing some sounds. It has no visual editor. All the background and UI is designed out but I have to somehow place it in the game and I have no editor to do so. Is there some better way that trying to place x and y coordinates by hand by writing them in the code? Seems really inefficient. Is there some other editor I could export layout out from? Like Tiled2D but not for tiles. Could I do it from photoshop(artist uses photoshop) somehow? Thanks.
I am coming to a point in my game where I really want someone to look at what I have and tell me if I have decent core gameplay. It's missing polish in terms of art, that I want to get contractors for, but I don't want to go ahead and do that until I feel like I am working with a solid foundation. Hell, i'd like to know if this works on other people's computers.
I know I can make a restricted release for a game, but should I go about getting playtesters?
Hi I'm Ryan. I have made a couple of small games in game jams/strange weekends. I have used libGdx, XNA(when it was still alive), GameMaker, Unity, and many others. I am a programmer trying to work on bigger projects then what I have done in the past to have a portfolio of work worth mentioning. I have a degree in computer science and can write code in most popular languages as well as pick up new ones fairly quickly.
Can't draw to save my life though.
Thanks for the feedback. The fullscreen thing is a deliberate decision. I didn't want the game going fullscreen because that would either stretch out sprites or widen the player area and visibility. So if you select fullscreen it shrinks back to a window of the resolution that was chosen.
The half circle powerups let you speed up the ship using the toggle speed button. It would help to have some kind of "How to Play" section in game.
Auto fire never occurred to me but that's a pretty good idea. The player would lose precision but it's something they could use if they wanted as long as the auto fire rate wasn't inhumanly fast or something.
Thinking about getting the bullets to pulse a wider range of colors and faster to make them really stand out better.
Having warnings to indicate when things are coming from different parts of the screen is an interesting idea. It could make the game more playable and also open up some different encounter design.
Appreciate the response.