[repost from our TigSource DevLog]
This week I started cleaning up some promo art that Ricky drew…
Planning on making a Donut Get! t-shirt with this artwork.
Sent out a Beta link to a buncha peeps yesterday, thinking through the feedback to see what I should try to address and what I’ll decide what is “intended to be like that!” haha! It’s a tricky thing for me because there are some things people want/expect to be explained clear as day, while I intend for the game to be a bit of an exploration. You’ll figure out more about it the more times you play. But the major issues I’ll need to address first will be things that make it easier to replay — shortening slower parts, making it easier to skip parts, etc.
I’ve been reworking the Donut drop patterns which have been super rough. Trying to create a flow to it.
These are the items that fall from the sky in the Donut segment
- Donuts: variety of 5 types, these are like points
- Debris: these mess up your day, fall on your head and make you drop to the ground
- Coffee: speeds you up, makes your jumps floaty, lasts briefly
With the unspoken objective of collecting as many donuts as possible, the player runs back and forth collecting donuts. Bouncing on the heads of the NPCs allows you to jump high into the sky and lets you collect many more donuts than you can get on the ground. You must do this while avoiding hazardous NPCs that knock you down or fight you. Also debris is falling as well so you need to avoid it. The coffee powerup is meant to be a temporary speed boost, I’m trying to design the pattern so that you can get a flow of coffee boosts if you navigate through the obstacles well.
Working on the donut drop pattern is a tedious mess because I’m doing it with a ghetto array and it takes a while to build the game and test changes. I would do this a completely different way if I was starting the project today but that’s another story… haha!
David’s waiting on me to do some more animation, I’m gonna setup some additional characters that will be added to the game sooner or later. And I need to take another pass at the fighting game…