About lurkingshadow (twitter: @https://twitter.com/Nick_Parry_NZ)

Student Programmer.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013 12:59 am

I did it! :D, I made A game by myself in under 48 hours:

The games done, Its not everything I wanted and I had to make up a story line so that it works in my theme as I didn’t have time to work it in with the original  but im happy with it, But im not stopping there. Currently the game looks like this


screenOne screenTwoscreenThree 

There are a few bugs I need to fix and im working on integrating a back-end to see how long people spend playing the game etc

I also plan for a post compo build/mods:

  • Andriod Port;
  • Enemy’s
  • Animation;
  • Shop;
  • Power Ups;
  • Re-write code so its not running at 180fps;
  • Descent graphics;


So that should keep me bussy for a while

Ok so things I want in the game, in the order they need to be done:

  • Level Generator;
  • Player;
  • Coins;
  • Theme implementation;
  • End;
  • Enemy’s
  • Animation;
  • Shop;
  • Power Ups;

Ok so im not going to get everything I wanted done but im still happy with what I have so far. Hopeful the next 5 hours will go well 😀

The start is flat, The level gen then kicks in:
intro5hours left


The game is on my website here 


Assets, Issues, Images and Hope

Sunday, August 25th, 2013 5:30 am


Cant get my character  to sit still, but on the plus side I have put my current build on my website here and am updating regularly.

I think I have  a workaround for getting the player to sit still and then will get into finishing this off. No sleep for me tonight :/ but i still have 12 hours wich i plan to work on this game straight.

Here are some of the assets so far:



blocks_large blocks_medium blocks_small

Lets hope I can get this done 😀


Progress Report.

Saturday, August 24th, 2013 9:06 am

So after restarting the hole thing about 5 times I decided to risk moving to flixel game engine, without using it before, which has so far played off. I currently have a level generator in place and will work on a player in a couple of hours when I get up.

Untitled-5 copy

Draft of the menu layout so far

Untitled-4 copy

Draft of the game play so far

Untitled-8 copy

The actual game so far


Ok, lets go!

Saturday, August 24th, 2013 3:21 am

Ok so here is the plan;

I will be making a game in under 48 hours with the theme “10 Seconds”. The game I will be making is a continuous scrolling game. It will be implementing the theme by having a world the ‘Evolves’ and changes every 10 seconds. On top of that the play will collect coins witch he then uses to buy game time in lots of “10 seconds” and can even manipulate time by changing how long 10 seconds is.

The challenge for this game will be staying motivated even when I am faced by technical difficulty, this is a very similar game to my last attempted for ld48 wich failed due to me giving up when it got to hard. Although since then I have learnt allot about coding and believe I can do it 😀

Im just going to dive straight in and get at it 😀

Ill have hourly(or so) updates on My Website and will be tweeting on My Twitter



Friday, August 23rd, 2013 3:51 am

So, my Nexus S has departed.

I was walking to school and may or may not have been overcloking on a custom ROM and hang my phone, In an attempt to pull it back I ripped the battery out and now it doesn’t work :(
So I have bough a @degrees Smart Touch aka an Enspire C8660 aka the cheapest phone available in my country.(at 40USD it might even be the cheapest in the world)

It probably wont be worth using this to port but a friend is letting me use his atrix 2 and ill be getting a Nexus 4 shortly.

Other then that I also forgot to pay my website bill, OOPS :/. But thats sorted now and my website has been revamped with a new word press install 😀 so go cheak it out
And on top of that my code for Flash Builder Premium 4.7 is here and I have an ipad for the weekend 😀
So I should be sweet 😀

After a year im back :D

Sunday, August 18th, 2013 8:47 pm

So iv had the most insanely hectic past 12 or so moths and haven’t had time to compete. But I finally have time to come back 😀 And im going to be doing LD48 solo this time 😀

  • Language: as3;
  • IDE: Flash Builder 4.7;
  • Graphics: Photoshop CS5.1;
  • Sound: SFXR;

I have a couple of things on but I think ill get the game done.

ok i need help.\ with flash / action script 3.

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 3:37 pm

if i make a new custom clas as well as having timeline code how do i import the class, it will just have global variables in it.
if you know / can help my email is nicholasparry@me.com thanks 😀


Saturday, December 15th, 2012 3:29 pm

im using oop and classes and stuff for the first time, scared and existed. wish me luck, i feel i will need it.

Im making vlogs again, Also progress so far

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 2:48 pm

code so far
import flash.events.MouseEvent;

//first run
var mc_home:home = new home();
var mc_buildingLarge:buildingLarge = new buildingLarge();
var mc_buildingMed:buildingMed = new buildingMed();
var mc_buildingSmall:buildingSmall = new buildingSmall();
var mc_player:player = new player();
var mc_enemy:enemy = new enemy();
var mc_overlay:overlay = new overlay();
mc_home.x = 0;
mc_home.y = 0;
if (stage.stageWidth != 800 || stage.stageHeight != 480) {
trace(“device is not a defult resolition, attempting to resize”)

//event listeners
$mc_home.btn_play.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, newGame);

function reSize():void{
$mc_home.width = stage.stageWidth;
$mc_home.height = stage.stageHeight;
function newGame(evt:MouseEvent):void {


will update when i have progress.

i should probably note that i am in.

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 6:47 am

ill be using flash, im in the main one and yea.

had a few hosting related issues and my website is currently down D:(my fault) all though i would just like to say that host gator has awesome support.

Also sorry for not putting out the vlog i said i would i have been very bizzy this weekend, although i will be buying a dslr tomorrow and will upload a vlog/post mortem of that in the next few days.


Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 1:30 pm

this is my 8th vlog(wich seems kind of a alot) watch it here

or watch all of them here

thanks all

Calling All Students!!! Free Stuff.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 12:19 am

ok so im considering making a new website for students in Ludum Dare featuring free hosting, resauses ect. If you are intersted please email me asap: students@nicholasparry.geek.nz. look forword to seeing you 😀

Final vlog

Monday, August 27th, 2012 4:38 am

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