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Don't Race Me Or My Son Ever Again

by Idkfawin32 - Compo Entry

It's an unfinished game. All you can do is drive around the track and that's it. I'm sorry folks.

I guess my biggest flaw here is I wrote a software renderer. So the scenery and the sprites are all rendered by the java code.

My original idea was to call it "Shape Shift Racing" and have it so you would need to change your cars shape to fit through holes in walls.

Making the simple driving and rendering took way longer than I expected.

I'm merely posting this to get feedback and to give out the source so people can expand on it and learn from the raycaster.

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Ratings

Coolness62%
#192Graphics3.65
#229Humor2.88
#562Mood2.77
#584Audio2.17
#798Innovation2.52
#803Fun2.58
#870Overall2.58
#929Theme1.81

Comments

Jordan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:55am

While the driving and rendering may have taken longer than expected, I'd say it was worth it! The game looks and feels really cute.

bobismijnnaam says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:50am

Pretty impressive! I've never written a software renderer but I can imagine you need some experience for that. The racer feels pretty fluid, and the rendering is also pretty good, except for some jagged lines when turning the car. If I were you I would keep this code around, maybe improve it a bit, and use it next LD for your next game!

Reis Mahnic says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:54am

So here's the thing.
A. The visuals are really appealing and I think succeed as your intended tech demo of sorts.
B. You called your game Don't Race Me Or My Son Ever Again. I laughed out loud when I read it.
I mean that's worth something, to me, at least.I shouldn't have found that as unexpectedly funny as I did, but here we are.

ccglp says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:50am

Not a game, but the visuals are very good. And knowing that you wrote the renderer from scratch makes it more impressive. Good work mate!

Souperstrawer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:12am

This is amazing from a technical standpoint. It seems crazy to pull such a thing off in the given time. It's a shame you didn't have enough time to put more content into it.

Marsouin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:12pm

That was a funny game !

Drusilla says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:05pm

It really does look great. It feels nostalgic, somehow.

sftrabbit says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:05pm

Nice raycasting! I like the interesting effect if the camera passes through a hill.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:16am

Smooth physics and cool aesthetic. Wih more time you could do something interesting. Impressive skill to develop renderer. Bravo ++

treegemmer says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:11am

I love the aesthetic of the rendering. Takes me back to the original need for speed. The first driving game I fell in love with.

qikcik says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:01am

Very fun game :D

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:41am

i'm giving you hi humor just for the title - the renderer is excellent and you should use it for your next game

Idkfawin32 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:25am

Thanks :D I'm actually still working on this game and plan on finishing it.

pixel_maniacs says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:23am

That title is so nice! Love the style. Another entry with a vehicle. Give mine a try too

arhpositive says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:32am

Sure, it's not finished, but spending this much effort to rendering is remarkable. Kudos!

zenmumbler says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:32am

Looks like a voxel-renderer, nicely made. Next time reuse this renderer and make a full game! I dig the old-school look.

LeoM says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:18pm

Well, the render engine look pretty nice !
Now you done the longest you are ready for the next LD and you will make us something awesome ! ;)

ReactorScram says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:11am

The graphics are cool. You should write a blog post on how they work, if you haven't already.

schw3de says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:04pm

I remember as those grafiks style, was the state of the art! Not bad, implementing all that stuff in java!

Rock Eaters says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 6:08pm

didn't manage to launch the game :(

lkr says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 10:55pm

Cool how you made this renderer in 48 hours :)
I guess there's not much "game" to rate/comment on, but I did like what I saw and think it would be cool to see something more made out of it.

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