About plusultra

Plus Ultra is a team of friends who make jam games together. You can find our site at plusultra.ninja. Our names are listed there.

We live in the US, mostly in California, and some of us like attending developer meetups in the bay area and los angeles.

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Porting our game to iOS post-jam

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 7:50 pm

We submitted our game, a monsters-only dating website, to the Jam yesterday. We’ve already started thinking about post-jam updates and design changes!

One of our team members, Rosstin, is porting the game to iOS as an exact clone of Tinder (in fact, the original concept behind the game was for it to be a clone of Tinder). Here’s a gif:

MONSTR

It’s going to be pretty rad!

We’re also thinking of adding more unique responses from monsters who are not your true love (right now, most of those are randomly generated) and maybe making the disruptive scambots in the game randomized as well, so they’re less grating.

We have high hopes for the final version of this project!

Monstr (the dating site for monsters) IS DONE!!!

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Monday, August 24th, 2015 7:12 pm

Take a look at our jam page!

And… take a look at these HOT MONSTER SELFIES!!!

8Look at this attractive Cthulhu!!! Look at his pecs!!!!15

OMG here’s a creature with lipstick!!! So hot! You could FALL IN LOVE!!!

This game is very funny but not appropriate for your small children. It’s much too sexy. Please play it and tell us what your favorite sexy monster is.

Hope you all had a great LD33 and learned some good stuff!

 

Monstr (dating site for monsters) is going well

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 5:04 pm

We’re in the jam category, so we still have extra time, and we’re making good progress!

We used the Tracery javascript library and @mrfb ‘s Twine adaptation of it, Twinecery, to add randomly-generated chat exchanges into the game. Random misspellings, too! Now when you message someone who is NOT your true love, the game will generate a unsatisfying conversation for you. Very unsatisfying, sometimes:

convo1

We also added a lot more profiles. Here are a couple:

 

teenwolf

cthulhu

ectogurl

bot

 

Tinder, But For Monsters is finally working and has content!

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 9:19 pm

So it took all day to get it to work exactly the way we wanted it to, but we have Tinder But For Monsters (Thinking of calling it “Monstr”) working, and we can now add new content. Here are some of the sexy monsters you can date. Like this vampire:

trailblazer

This guy who wears a cape for no reason and is also covered in spines:

spinesman

And this naga with a really confusing taste in film:

snakeperson

 

Progress is slow but sure. We now have multi-user-editing and the full game loop, but none of the randomized messaging or the win-condition text. We also have a bunch of friends working on some art!

Tinder, but for monsters

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 2:11 am

Plus Ultra, our small team of dumb-joke-likers, is making a dating website for monsters. In Twine. You will be a monster and you will romantically pursue other monsters, searching for the monster of your dreams.

Right now the core of the game works: the game chooses your true love, you browse profiles, and you can click to chat with another user. Chatting with the correct user, your destined true love (er, the person you are destined to go on at least one monster date with…) wins you the game. However none of the jokey content is in, we haven’t made the thing that prevents you from seeing the same profile over and over again on one page, and… yeah. A bunch of important stuff is missing.

Here is a picture of one of the incredibly simple dating profiles in our game:

tindermonsterscreenshot

We’re gonna have SOME art. Probably a second version of the game, created after the jam is over, would have huge amounts of very specific art for use with specific jokes. This version is gonna be mostly placeholders, though, once we get it in.

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