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Quintillion clics

A topic by Don Calaca created Apr 13, 2017 Views: 221 Replies: 13
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So, this will be my dev blog

I just enter this JAM, so I'm running out of time, I think I need to do something very simple.

I like to do very simple sprites for my c1ic.mx project, those sprites can be useful here, so... I'm thinking in a simple game were you click anywhere to make the count rises... and you win medals, but... in this case this medals are upgrades so you don't need to buy anything and those medals are situations that add more click to the count.

I'll start with that.

First thing to solve, I don't like to click and see nothing so I made a little explosion randomly in the screen so you see the number of clicks.

The second one is the number of clicks before the first upgrade, is boring to click 100 times, so I think the first upgrade is going to be between 30 and 50 clicks.

Made the first medal, is a gunner, a little guy and a weapon, the first level is just a pistol and start firing so the clics are increasing automatically by 1, the level 2 is a machine gun and the level 3 is a heavy machine gun.

I'm starting to make a piñata medal with a little guy hitting a piñata and increasing the clicks by 30 every hit.

Any ideas for little animations to help increasing the clicks?

I made also a bomber, every time that throws a bomb, the number increases 100,000, so it will be in the higher levels.

My 5 year old son like the game so far, but he is asking me to put something that steal points... so he suggested a monster stealing clics... I decided to make a monster that eats your clicks if you don´t do anything, he is going to show himself, go for the clicks and start eating unless yo click to fire a couple of cannons.

Wow, I think that this is more work than I imagine, I want to add more and more things, I'll have to leave it as a BETA

Now I see that I need avoid people clicking as crazy, some day I saw a clicker game that had an especial event, a rhythm mini game where the player has to click following the steps and click at the right time, like a dance dance revolution mini game, if you succeed you earn more points than clicking fast.

Another thing is that I made a little and simple slot machine for my c1ic.mx project, so the people can bet their earn points, I'll take that slot and put it here so you bet your points every time you click.

Day 2 of developing

Now the game have a saving system, for now the games saves data every 10 seconds, I'll maybe change it to 30 or one minute.

I´m thinking in a handcraftman, every click is going to add a machine part, after he finishes the machine starts working and making clics.

The new problem is the number of moving sprites in the game, in my computer I don´t see any problem, but I don't know slower machines... by now every time I click there are 100 pixels in a little explosion and "+1" symbols coming out of that little explosion.

I have problems with the slot machine, I don't know if is the hour, almost 6 am, but I can't see the problem, the machine is giving away all the money.

Also is the time for the mathematics... number of clicks to start activating all the upgrades, so I added a button to reset the score, the button is located over the c1ic.mx/arcade.

Now is time for you to try the beta game

http://c1ic.mx/arcade/idle.html

I hope to finish a decent game for today

Anyway I'll keep making it because I really like it

I think I have to make a container for the game so I can upload the container to the JAM but it will call the last version and I can keep upgrading the game from my server.

I'm finishing the CLICKS EATER and the HANDCRAFTSMAN

I have issues with the slot machine, is just giving money for free, LOL. Bad for a casino

I´ll make a new one with figures instead of numbers and I'll make the player win just the 5% of the time.... or less and they need to win something juicy like 1,000,000,000, this is 10 more times that the number of clicks the monster can eat form you.

Seems like I have to go out all day, it's a shame, I will continue the game, but I just upload a new version with the craftsman working, but there are no machines generating clicks by now :(

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Nobody is here for me yet, so I have some more time.

One of the first games I saw and I called a game for points eaters was PAC-MAN, so in honor to that game I'll make a little box for him, after 10 clicks (by now) this little friend come out to help us. It will increase speed and after a while this pills turn in to a ghosts that give much more points that a pill.

I'll keep working while the friends come to pick me up.