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#1 InfernalKeith OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:35 AM

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Working on a new game tentatively called Bomb Collapser.  It's sort of a mix of Minesweeper and the old 99'er game Lost Ruins.  You have five tunnelers, each with a finite amount of moves, and you are trying to find and safely excavate ten bombs so they can be safely detonated.  If you run into a bomb, it blows up and destroys you, but you can clear spaces without moving into them.  Any unexploded bombs are detonated when that tunneler runs out of moves.

 

Each explosion collapses tunnels and can destroy a tunneler, but can also reveal other bombs and bonuses.  I'm adding tunnel monsters and the possibility of flooded tunnels over the weekend and then doing some play-testing and graphics refinement.

 

Being a turn-based game, I was planning to leave this one as uncompiled TI BASIC and eventually release it on tape.  However, the more I add the slower it gets, so it may wind up only existing as compiled BASIC after all.

 

It may still change directions again.  I was just experimenting with some movement and graphics routines and it kind of took on a life of its own, so who knows where it'll end up? 

 

Hoping to have a working version available in the next few days.

 

Keith

 



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Posted Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:15 PM

Sweeeet!!!

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:40 AM

Creeping toward the finish line on this game.  In the screenshot below, the player has tunneled to the bottom of the screen, which sends water flooding into the tunnels (fatal to the tunneler).  The smashed tunnelers seen throughout have used up all their turns.  The current tunneler (the triangle lower right) has just unearthed another bomb, and there are only two more to find with the last tunneler in order to win the game.

 

Still to come: giant bugs (not very smart, but also fatal to tunnelers and potential hindrances to searching for bombs) and perhaps a couple more surprises hidden in the dirt, waiting to be excavated carefully...

 

Goal is to have a beta for you to play by the end of this weekend.

 

Keith

 

 

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:02 AM

Neat!!!

Thanks for sharing your progress!

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:09 PM

In this shot, the player has unearthed a LOT of bombs with one tunneler. But he's down to one move, and then the bombs detonate.  When that bottom one goes off, the existing tunnels will start filling with water, potentially making travel on the board hazardous for the rest of his tunnelers.  But the ground will collapse when each of those bombs detonate, so maybe some pathways will be blocked and the water will be stopped?  

 

 

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:14 PM

Success!  The collapsing earth blocked the water, but if the player tunnels into that area it will quickly flood the empty tunnels.  In addition, the shifting earth exposed another bomb, which will detonate when the next tunneler runs out of moves.

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