Atarius Maximus Posted Thu May 10, 2007 10:44 PM
QUOTE(Impaler_26 @ Thu May 10, 2007 3:33 PM)
Fun little game, i like it! Please keep on working on it!
Besides sound-effects maybe you could also include some items to grab (bananas?) for extra points?
My best score so far is 1399...
I'm glad you like it! This is turning out to be a fun little game to work on.
I was thinking the same thing about extra points, the game needed some way to get some bonus points. This afternoon I worked on adding in a powerup, and I decided on a parachute pack that falls from the top of the screen. When you grab it, you get bonus points. As long as you're holding the parachute, you get double the amount of points as if you were hanging on to a tree limb. While you're holding on to the parachute, you will float in mid air and will not drop, and you cannot grab on to tree limbs. After about 3 seconds, you will automatically drop the parachute and start falling again (be careful where you are when you lose your chute!). I've got the parachute pack set to drop intermittently throughout the game.
The bananas are a good idea too, although adding another sprite would just add more flicker to the game. I may experiment with that idea and see how it looks.
I also used the "shakescreen" function that SeaGtGruff pointed out a few weeks back. When you fall and hit the ground, the whole screen shakes. I can't wait to add a "thud" sound effect to that, it looks pretty cool. I'll get around to adding sound last, I'm still working on gameplay stuff for now.
I love that parachute and the shaking screen, they're great additions to the game!
I haven't tried much with bB yet so this might be a stupid question, but could the game be done with the multisprite-kernel?
If not maybe using a missile or a ball for the banana would do the trick? It wouldn't look that good but i think it would be ok.
I found myself falling to death quite a few times while trying to catch the parachute pack, trying to grab special items adds a lot of fun to the game!
I tried to improve my score a bit yesterday.... 2305...
I need to check out the latest version tonight, i'm sure i can do better than that
I hope attaching a screenshot will work this time...