Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting ldjam.com working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Royal Rise (Online Multiplayer)

by thebrickanator - Compo Entry

[ Server is Offline for the night (NZT) ]
A competitive multiplayer platformer that almost never was.

Goal:
- Be the highest player in the room after one minute

**If no one is online, you can load two instances of the game to play alone, but I have a notification set up so I can hopefully join anyone who is online alone (to make playing a little easier)**

The server starts a new round every minute, and in that minute you must race the other players to reach the highest point in the room. You'll then be crowned king, and your flag will appear on the timeline at the bottom of the screen. each day the person who maintains the crown for the longest time will appear on the list of Nobel Leaders.

To talk/chat with me or other players in the game you can join the discord channel at this address https://discord.gg/6RuFs9f

Disclaimer:
I hadn't Planned to enter this Ludum Dare but I decided to start 26 hours into the compo. apparently I couldn't keep my ideas from becoming to ambitious though, and I ended up trying to create a Competitive Multiplayer game.

I wasn't able to implement nearly everything I wanted to and I only barely finished it to a playable standard, but I'm definitely going to continue developing it and will hopefully refine it to be a fun and competitive game.

P.S Please don't rate the game lower if you are simply unable to join the lobby but please make me aware of the problem, I am only hosting one server and I cannot run it 24/7 however I'll try my best to keep the server online while the Ludum dare voting process is underway. Thanks :)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness61%
#52Fun3.89
#68Overall3.86
#70Innovation3.86
#236Mood3.26
#238Humor2.75
#257Graphics3.29
#278Audio2.92
#517Theme2.96

Comments

DrSnuggles says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:33pm

Sorry, got this message and then nothing happened after clicking ignore

___________________________________________
############################################################################################
ERROR in
action number 1
of Create Event
for object obj_htme_chat:

Data structure with index does not exist.
at gml_Script_htme_chatAddChannel
############################################################################################
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
stack frame is
gml_Script_htme_chatAddChannel (line 0)
gml_Script_mp_syncAsChatHandler
gml_Object_obj_htme_chat_Create_0

Soundless_dev says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:45pm

Couldn't connect to server /:
Error:
___________________________________________
############################################################################################
ERROR in
action number 1
of Create Event
for object obj_htme_chat:

Data structure with index does not exist.
at gml_Script_htme_chatAddChannel
############################################################################################
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
stack frame is
gml_Script_htme_chatAddChannel (line 0)
gml_Script_mp_syncAsChatHandler
gml_Object_obj_htme_chat_Create_0

Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:54pm

Thanks Guys, I just discovered this bug a moment before I saw your posts :D so I have uploaded the fix and hopefully it wont happen anymore.

JackDTaylor says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:54pm

Download link is broken.

dalbinblue says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:55pm

I'm getting a 404 on the Windows download, and unfortunately cannot play the game.

gene-z says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:57pm

I can't play sorry

Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:01pm

Sorry, I had taken the link down for a moment while I uploaded the new version. I'll add a link from another source though too, just to be sure.

Kazik_210 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:03pm

I can't connect to server :<

gdcvdqpl says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:12pm

Same bug described above here too... :(

Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:30pm

ok so that was a rough start but I believe the connection timeout was simply to short, and so people with slightly higher latency couldn't connect, but I have tested it with someone overseas now and it seems to work fine. thanks everyone for letting me know :)

zeoxo says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:10pm

Super fun and simple! loved playing it!

Andrew Deem says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:54am

Alright, this was stupidly fun. I could totally see myself playing this non-stop for a long while. I would love to play this game with more people at some point. Great work! :D

conradte3 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:41am

Had a lot of fun playing with you (AnchorSmashing on twitch), I think it's a super awesome game with lots of potential.

Palarus says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:47am

Works fine on my end. It's always nice to see an online submission!

Keep working on the project because with some hard hours of work, it can become something big!

quentinus60 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:43pm

I don't know if I was playing against you(quickShotCheesy) but the last few game was close !
It's a pretty good game

stadoblech says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:45pm

this is very coooool! Enjoyed it a lot. Not much multiplayer games on LD. Thanks! :)

BoltKey says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:14pm

Wow, great job on making a multiplayer game for LD, it works very smoothly. The collisions and jumping are not very buggy, the only thing that felt wrong was jumping up through a gap 1 tile wide.

The music was nice too. Great compo entry.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:23pm

Great game But Your Character Is A Bit To Big It Makes It Hard To Fit Through 1 Block Gaps.
But Still Great Game Its A Great Game

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:07pm

I struggle hard to rivalize with another player, but I had fun playing it. The main idea is good and the sendrate correct. technically you can be proud of what you have done. Well done ++

Drury says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:44am

I've been playing this game since 1996, my fingers are like sausages now.

ask me anything

Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:44am

Ridiculously fun, I enjoyed this game a ton! Playing it during a stream turned it into a madhouse as everyone was hopping in to play. Very impressive for only having 22 hours.

DrSnuggles says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:31pm

I tried again, but now i'm getting stuck at "Waiting for a worthy opponent"

Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:21pm

@DrSnuggles Yep :D that's a good sign, it simply means that no one was online to join you. unfortunately I was asleep so couldn't have joined the room. Thanks for giving it a second go though, I should be able to join for the next 13 hours so if you (see this reply and) want to give it another shot I'd love to vs you.

I've had a lot of fun joining those that have played thus far, especially with those who I versed in a twitch stream with multiple players and I dont know about you @drury but Sausage fingers are my favorite type of sausage... and fingers.

For those that have suggested changes. I'm looking into applying all of your ideas in my Post LD build, and will be porting the game to android along with updating the server to be hosted by whoever is online, instead of from my home PC.

hermetic says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:14am

I can't believe you managed to get a client sever game running in such a short time. WOW. It needs instructions. Pretty awesome game idea. My game bugged out once and I never spawned on round 2, got some random colors at the bottom of the screen though. You should also probably prevent resizes.

Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:25am

Thanks Hermetic, I haven't seen that bug before but I'm guessing the character probably spawned outside the room somehow, thanks for letting me know :) the colours at the bottom are intended and show the flag colours of previous winners. I understand this isn't clear so I'll be sure to work on this. The resizing of the window is enabled because I had been preparing the game to be released on android and was testing resolution scaling.

Meta-link says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:43pm

Game is crashing whenever I press Escape ;)

Anyway, simple but fun game, good job for making an online game during a LD !

KobiHawk says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:17pm

Neat game! Being able to climb up the walls is overpowered I think.

Alex says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:19pm

It's a simple idea, but I like that you made it multiplayer. Also, the graphics and sound are very nice, and overall it's a very polished game. It'd be funner if more people were actually playing though, but I did manage to play against someone!

Don't see how to relates to the theme though.

ZpeedTube says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:48pm

Fun little game!
And GG to whoever (forgot name) I played against that recked me everytime! ;D

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 4:08am

Creating an online multiplayer game for LD is super impressive so great job! I would like to see more depth added to the gameplay either via interacting with other players (pulling them back etc) Or through powerups, or enemies or traps, just something to add a bit of flavour to the game.

Dec 20, 2016 @ 7:48pm

Brave to create a multiplayer game for Ludum Dare!
No vote from me unfortunately - it doesn't connect to the server. :-(

Leeman says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 11:39pm

Besides the bug, that you can climb the side of the screen. quite fun

Dec 22, 2016 @ 3:27am

Thanks Leeman :D The climbing up the screen is in fact intended behavior, but I appreciate the feedback! It wasn't intended that you can climb forever but I left it in the game because I found it sometimes made for more strategic gameplay. Ideally I'd like to have made sure a block intercepted your path up the wall a little more often to insure that you have to find an alternate route more often. (This will be fixed in my Post LD version)

jperlin says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 2:44am

Woah, a multiplayer game? Nice! The first DL link worked fine for me and the game started up no problem. There was 1 opponent in the room but he hasn't moved. However the game was a really pleasant experience, the controls good enough, the graphics and especially the background music really soothing! Great job :)

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