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Bitsy Game Maker

Make little games, worlds, and stories! · By Adam Le Doux

Various suggestions from the last jam

A topic by Claire Morley created Sep 10, 2017 Views: 202 Replies: 3
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Hello! I made a list of things I ran into trouble with/would have liked while working on my game in the last jam - here's a quick list of them:

- I copied/pasted most of the dialogue in from google docs where I wrote the script, and found that I had to replace a lot of punctuation in Bitsy (mainly " and ') else it would display as weird characters in-game.

- I wanted to have carriage returns in some of the text but wasn't able to as it cut off the dialogue at that point in-game. It also automatically deleted the text from the paint tool/game data sometimes if there was a carriage return

- I would have liked to be able to rearrange the order of sprites/tiles/rooms etc. in the paint tool/room editor

- Maybe being able to re-name rooms as well?

- I would maybe mention about walls in the 'about' section as I didn't know how they worked at first

- Being able to select a tile from the map as well as from the tile editor (I accidentally replaced tiles on the map quite a few times because I forgot you can't do this :p )

- Maybe the ability to shift entire rooms up/down/left/right tile by tile - in a couple of places I found that I had placed everything in slightly the wrong place and had to replace all the tiles one by one

Hopefully some of this is useful anyway! :)

thanks for writing this up Claire! this is super useful :) I'll post back in here when I've made progress on any of these :) also feel free to add more to this topic if you think of anything else


Glad it was helpful, and will do! Looking forward to the next jam! (Definitely going to decrease my scope for the next one though lol)

haha yeah scoping is hard but I can't judge because I'm terrible at it