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#1 Mountain King OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 1, 2016 6:02 AM

Here is the early version of a "Christmas/winter" game I am working on. It is a side scrolling game. 

 

It's the holidays in Sundra. A great blizzard hit the land suddenly trapping anyone that was unfortunate enough to be caught outside.

You play as the Gizzle Wap and the Moum Moum searching the land for survivors.

 

Move the Gizzle Wap left and right and press up to jump. The Moum Moum will follow.

Press the fire button to dig in the snow to search.

Listen closely to the Moum Moum. He has a better sense of where a creature might be buried. Dig where he sings. You may have to scan an area more than once to find something. He will not sing if he is standing on the Gizzle Wap or if he is too high in the sky.

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#2 Jinroh OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 1, 2016 6:27 AM

I'll play it when I have more than a second to check it out, but I really like that snow effect. :3



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Posted Thu Dec 1, 2016 6:57 AM

An interesting idea of game :)

 

 

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#4 Mountain King OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 4, 2016 10:46 PM

Update 5: More creatures to save in the night.

 

1. Added a day and night cycle. The sky gets darker as the sun moves across the sky.

2. Added more creatures to find. Some of them move. No animation yet.

3. The snow stops at the ground.

 

The game is still in it's early stages.

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Edited by Mountain King, Sun Dec 4, 2016 10:52 PM.


#5 Mountain King OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 4, 2016 10:49 PM

I'll play it when I have more than a second to check it out, but I really like that snow effect. :3

RevEng figured it out in the Star field in Bb thread. That's what prompted me to make this game.  



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Posted Fri Dec 9, 2016 5:54 AM

Update 7: Things unearthed may not want to be found.

 

1. The Moum Moum will carry away whatever you find to safety and then fly back.

2. The dog is animated, but will run away. Catch him to rescue him.

3. The sleepy ghost will float around. Dig another hole and let him land in it to bury him back in the ground.

4. The Crab will attack you and move back and forth. Dig a hole and let him fall in. (no damage yet)

5. Everything else will be carried off by the Moum Moum when they are touched. 

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Posted Fri Dec 9, 2016 8:23 PM

Looks great

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Posted Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:14 PM

Update 9:More things that do stuff.

 

1. Fixed the Crab and the Sleepy ghost. They fall into the holes better.

2. Fixed an exploit where you could dig up the same spot over and over again.

3. Fixed the dog, he no longer wraps around to the other side of the screen.

4. The Moum Moum keeps his wings out when returning to the Gizzle Wap.

5. All Creatures are animated and act differently when you rescue them.

  • Dog-runs away, catch him before he gets away and freezes.
  • Sleepy Ghost- Floats around. Dig a new holes and let him fall back in.
  • Crab - Runs back and forth. Dig a new for him to fall into.
  • Eastern/J'Thanian Bunipy(Purple)-When unburied he will try to hop away. Catch him before he escapes and freezes to death.
  • Western/Belanis Bunipy (Blue)-Will be Frenzied and disoriented when unburied. Dig a hole and let him fall in before approaching him
  • The White Crunch-He will be extremely frenzied when unburied. Dig a Hole and let him fall in before rescuing him.
  • The Cotinus-A fragile leaf like creature caught out in the blizzard. They are very docile and may not be responsive when unburied. Touch them to rescue them.
  • A Belanis Paladin-Holy warrior of Belanis. Rumor has it a contingent was sent out to investigate an odd star that appeared in the night sky. Some where caught in the blizzard and did not return. They are very proud and arrogant and will barely acknowledge the Gizzle Wap when unburied. They will slowly walk away and not accept any further help.  

 

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Edited by Mountain King, Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:26 PM.


#9 Mountain King OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:25 PM

Update 10:ouch that hurts

 

1. Implemented a damage routine (not fully refined yet). Bars will flash red if the Gizzle Wap takes damage and Yellow if the Moum Moum takes damage. Also you will hear them make a sound if they are hit.

2. The left health bar is the Moum Moum's life the right health bar is the Gizzle Wap's

3. The Gizzle Wap and the Moum Moum will take damage if hit by the Crab, Ghost and Cruncher.

4. Added a firn vortex that flies across the screen. Avoid it. It will hurt you.

5. Both the Gizzle Wap and Moum Moum will take damage over time from the cold.

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Posted Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:52 PM

Update 14:Food is good

1. The Moum Moum actually sings part of Pat a Pan when something is buried in the snow.

2. Fixed a bug where the life bar flips if too much damage is done.

3. The Moum Moum's life bar flashes yellow correctly when hit by a vortex.

4. You can now dig under a tree to find food, Occasionally you may find something.

5. A Fraze branch will heal the Moum Moum

6. Bacon will heal the Gizzle Wap.

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:13 AM

Update 16:Beware of ground gnats

 

1. When finding a Fraze branch or bacon the Moum moum will no longer carry them away. Instead he will carry the Fraze a few feet away and eat it and then return. The Bacon Gizzle wap needs to touch to eat it. He will make a quick buzz sound when eating.

2. Bacon heals the Gizzle Wap more effectively.

3. The Moum Moum and the Gizzle Wap turn blue when their health becomes critically low ( no death yet)

4. You can no longer "spam" Dig. Instead you must wait until your previous hole fills before digging a new hole. Don't worry the storm is pretty harsh. The Hole will fill quickly.

5. If the Blue Bunipy or the Cruncher becomes reburied, you will need to redig a hole where they are to rescue them.

6. When searching for food, there is a chance you will disturb a nest of ground Gnats. The warriors will relentless attack you. Dodge their attacks and dig holes to stop them. 

7. Objects and creatures no longer "morph"  This was a bug resulting from assigning multiple sprites to one virtual sprite. 

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Edited by Mountain King, Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:29 AM.


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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:11 PM

Update 18:Dead ending.

1. Added 2 endings

   a. When the Gizzle Wap dies he will be carried off by the Moum Moum. Added death animation.

   b. When the Moum Moum dies the Gizzle Wap will drag him off the screen. The Gizzle Wap will be sad.

2. Game Over appears at the end.

3. The Sun will turn into a moon at night.

4. If the moon gets to the end of the screen the temperature will become too low and fatal damage will be applied, triggering one of the two endings.

5. Holes now get filled gradually to appear that the snow fills the holes. 

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Edited by Mountain King, Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:13 PM.


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Posted Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:54 PM

Mountain King,

 

This is shaping up really nice.



#14 Mountain King OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2017 9:46 PM

Update 22:Bugs Bugs bugs.

1. Fixed a bug that made the game crash on real hardware

2. Fixed numerous collision bugs. Still not perfect

3. The Cruncher no longer "bites" you when you rescue him.

4. The Firn Vortex hurts the Gizzle wap like it's supposed to.

5. The Firn Vortex now makes noise as it passes by.

6. The Crab now jumps and does not fall into the hole easily. You now have to dig a hole and trick the crab into jump in before it fills up.

7. A flashing star might appear in the sky if you save enough creatures. (no level progression yet)

8. Fixed some digging bugs.

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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2017 9:03 PM

Update 27:Finding the Blood Finch

 

1. Moved some back ground sprites to eliminate some flicker. Changed the speed as well.

2. When you have rescued enough victims and the star appears in the sky. The next victim will be a Belanis soldier. When rescued he will drop a map.

3. An arrow will appear telling you which direction to go to find the boss. Follow the arrow until it turns into an "x" You will also notice a thin flashing "portal" Dig at the portal and it will spawn the boss.

4. The Blood Finch, sworn enemy of the Moum Moum will swoop in and attack the Moum Moum and Gizzle Wap. Disrupt his attack by digging a hole and let him fly into it. Defeat the Blood finch and he will explode and catch on fire. The Gizzle Wap and Moum Moum will heal and the falling snow will flash. Press the fire button and the next level will start. (There still is no true level progression, the game will just start over)

5. Fixed a bug where there the fraze branch spawns out of reach making it impossible to continue.

 

There are still numerous bugs I still need to fix. I'm working on it.

 

 

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