Took me a minute to figure out that the spacebar was to fire. I like the special attack
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the physics are satisfying. i like how the square moves when it "walks" up stairs. i would prefer if the retry button showed up faster when you die so that you don't have to wait a second before you respawn.
I learned something about Godot today. I decided to make sure that our project could export correctly so that we would be ready to submit it for the jam. I found that, when the project was exported without debugging, it failed in several places, even though it had no problems running either in the editor or when exported without debugging. Frustratingly, the non-debug version didn't even seem to report error messages; I enabled logging, but my assert statements had no effect.
I eventually realized that the problem was that assertion statements are ignored in exported games without debug, and I was using assertion statements in several places for functions that return error codes:
assert get_tree().change_scene_to(next_scene) == OK
I had apparently not read the very last sentence in the GDScript basics:
Now that I have overcome this, I think that almost everything in the game should run well in a browser, so you will be able to play it on this website.
On another note, here is a level I designed. You can see the two variants of the Guard, some new tiles, and the updated HUD. I think we can still make the HUD look better, but I'm not yet sure how. The time in the lower right is an optional speedrun timer.
These two guards are friends:
Lasers were previously just lines to walk across, but now we have a laser beam that raycasts to vary its length. We also made two visual variations of the human guard to emphasize their individuality.
Here is the new Sentinel, which emits the new lasers:
Ides can now disguise itself to hide from enemies. Disguising yourself as a Doomba hides you from guards. Disguising yourself as a potted plant works too, but not if you're moving. (A moving plant is suspicious.) Disguising yourself as another guard can also work, but if a guard sees you disguised as that same guard, then they will question their newfound doppelganger.
The Doombas are less observant, so any disguise fools them.
There is a new obstacle, the motion-sensitive laser beam. Fortunately, Ides is a clever and nimble robot who can carefully walk over the beams. However, if Ides is disguised while walking over a laser beam, its hologram will trigger the laser.
- started making a tutorial level and a second level
- implemented a lose state and a "restart level" button
- added inter-level loading zones
- added some sounds (music, walking sound, scanning sound)
- added a new way for guards to move
- added a door and switch (puzzle elements!)
We have created some new entities: the Human Guard and the Potted Plant. The security roomba has also been renamed to the Doomba because the sprite that inhumanrobot made for it is scary. Ides also has a new look.
Ides can now scan entities and receive dialog from BRUCE. Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out how I want to organize functionality in nodes, but once I do, I feel like it makes sense, and is pretty easy to scale.
We also have a HUD, like the one in my concept art.
Introducing our first enemy, the security roomba, with my programmer art:
I'm starting to get the hang of Godot. I have experience with Python, so the GDScript syntax is familiar to me. I also like the node-based design principles. The tileset editor seems kind of hard to use, though.
I think we will use a vertical top-down perspective because it makes it easy to rotate entities like the security roomba, which is important because the player needs to know which direction the enemies are facing.
I'm collaborating with inhumanrobot to make a top-down stealth game. You play as Ides, a prototype robot with the ability to scan entities and project holograms of them to disguise yourself. You were awoken by the artificial intelligence BRUCE to sneak around and steal a certain important orb.
The main mechanic is that you have to disguise yourself in order to get past the security. You might impersonate a guard in order to get past another guard. You might impersonate a potted plant to wait for security roombas to pass. You can only remember one scanned entity at a time.
These are the goals that I would like to accomplish:
- Ides can walk around a level, scan entities, and disguise itself as them
- Ides must disguise itself to avoid obstacles in several different ways
- Several levels to complete
- BRUCE has dialog
We are planning to use Godot, which neither of us have used before.
This is roughly how I imagine the layout to be:
inhumanrobot will respond soon with more concept art.