I couldn't figure out how to play it... I could only walk a little ways after I jumped and never could get lemon to the fly. Am I missing something?
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@Sanoke thanks for the feedback. In the android version I have started the game faster but made it speed up at a slower rate. The Clear the Level mode here on the itch.io page has a bug where the bombs sometimes can't be cleared, I'm not sure if I can submit all these updates that I done for the Android release or not. In the later levels of "Clear the Level" mode the Tribbles are supposed to "breed" so fast that it almost plays like the classic game but with breeding instead of a spawn row at the bottom. I think your idea for, no spawning, but you have to be careful about how you remove them is really good! But I'd have to either create each level or come up with some algorhythm so that it didn't create random levels where there was no possible way to win.
@mmachida Thanks for the feedback! I did end up speeding it up for the android release. I also changed it to a match 3 and fixed a bug in the Clear the Level mode. Not sure if it's allowed to resubmit with these changes or not.@Rupert No problem, no need to apologize. Thanks for playing.
@Rupert It's similar to my Fuzzballs game, I said that in the first posts in my Dev Log. But the gameplay is different and code was almost 95% all new code. I did use some of the same graphics, but that's not against the rules.
Thanks to roboVM I've made an IOS release of Trouble with Tribbles. You can get it on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trouble-with-tribbles-match-3/id1080232711?mt=8 The Android version is available here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xdebugxgames.trouble.with.tribbles.android Since the jam is over, I've updated the game here on Itch.io to include the updates, bugfixes and improvements that I've made to the Android and IOS version.
The jam is almost finished and so is my game. I've added the game over condition and a game over screen. Added a few cheesy effects to the menus and done some general polishing. I've uploaded my entry if you'd like to play it: http://xdebugx.itch.io/trouble-with-tribbles If you like spaghetti you can get the source here: https://github.com/XdebugX/troubleWithTribbles
Latest gameplay video:
I may do a little more polishing tomorrow before the deadline for the jam and update the entry then.
The last few days I've just done some gameplay balancing and general polishing of the game. The game starts going really fast at about level 100, it's hard to keep up with. I've changed the music to a different royalty free song by Kevin MacLeod, Pamgaea, www.incompetech.com . I've added an options screen where you can turn on or off the sound and music, this saves to a local file. It's a separate file than the game save file. Here's a progress video:
I've also update the WIP html5 demo, you can play it here:
If you'd like to connect with me on social media my twitter is:
My games for Android (about half made with libGDX)
My games for IOS (All made with libGDX and RoboVM)
I've finished the "Clear the Level" game mode. Added some music, thanks to Kevin MacLeod of
http://www.incompetech.com He's got some great royalty free music for games. Also added a credits screen. I had some problems but finally got the html5 project to compile. It works on the Chrome browser, but I get a typed array error on Firefox and IE. It's not finished, but a playable demo here: Trouble with Tribbles playable on Chrome only so far.
I just learned that you shouldn't use capitals in package names from the libgdx project creator. It will actually give you a warning if you try to give it a package name with a capital. Do you know what the reason for no using capitals is? Will it cause in problems if you do use them? Some of my old android games have capitals in the package name so was wondering if that could turn into a problem?
So far one of the best things about doing this game jam is reading the other developers dev logs. They really provide motivation and get me into the mood to do some coding.
I've decided to make two game play modes. "Endless" and "Clear the level", endless will be just like what I've got so far. Clear the level will be different in that you start with a set number of tribbles and there is no spawn row, only the tribbles will breed faster. You must clear all the tribbles on the board to go to the next level.
I've partnered with Petar Iliev and he's going to do some new graphics for the game. He has already made a transporter effect, so I'm using that for when you get a match, instead of the tribbles flying away. Luckily there's a Klingon ship nearby that you can transport them to!
Here's a video of the new transporter effect:
I'm made some more progress on the main game-play. Now the tribbles will collapse down to fill in the gaps. I've also made them randomly spawn a new tribble beside themselves once in a while. They will first do the wiggle animation, then a new tribble pops out beside them. I've also done some of the scoring system and the level system.
I've changed the main menu screen to not show the option for "Continue Game" if there is no saved game, instead of showing an error message.
First bit of gameplay is done. The game screen now shows the Tribbles added to the board. A row of Tribbles "spawns" at the bottom and as the row completes, they move up onto the board. There is a spawn animation for each of the tribbles on the spawn row, and randomly the tribbles on the board will do a blink animation.
If you click 2 or more tribbles, (match), they fly off the screen in random direction. Then the board should then collapse down, but this is not done yet. Oh, and I have a few different sound effect for when they fly off, it plays a random one.
First bit of gameplay video here:
Today I've made a basic main menu for the game. On the main menu you can start a new game or continue your saved game. If you try to continue a saved game and you don't have a saved game yet, it will tell you so. If you try to start a new game and you already have a saved game it will tell you that you will overwrite your saved game by doing so, and ask you if your sure. This will only apply to the local saved games, in the Android version I will probably use Google Play Game Services and instead of it telling you that you will overwrite your saved game, it will open the list of your save game slots in GPGS. Here's a short video of the basic main menu:
So far I have randomly generated backgrounds. For these I'm using some graphics from my game, Talking Nexus Droid. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....
Here's a short video of the background, with a few asteroids floating by and some random comets.
And here's a link for my gitHub source so far: https://github.com/XdebugX/troubleWithTribbles
Ok, so I'm a programmer and have no art skills at all. But I have some pre-existing art from a game I made a few years ago. The rules say you can use pre-made art, just not a premade game or prototype. So the game will be different from the game I made before but the art will be the same. This is the game I made before: Fuzzballs
The fuzzballs look