MiniLD #59

Theme: “SWAP” (Swap-Shop) – hosted by voxel – May 2015

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by GaTechGrad - Mini LD 59 Entry

This is my first game created with Construct 2. The basic layout and gameplay is based off of a classic 8-bit game, but it is not intended to be an exact replica of that game. Collect the three items to win the game.

Unfortunately, Construct 2 does not offer a simple method for swapping out sprite sheets. Therefore, I had to import all of the sprite TMX maps, and then set the visible or invisible based on the currently selected tile sheet. The hero uses a similar technique. All of the enemy sprites are actually imported into one sprite animation, and the current fame is set to the selected tile sheet.

This game is still a work in progress. Things left to do:
- Add sprite for items
- Add more tile maps
- Get swapping working for more than the first tile map
- Add additional enemies

Left/Right Arrow to move
Up Arrow to jump
Space to shoot
Tab to swap tiles

All music creative commons from Lee Rosevere

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May 26, 2015 @ 11:01pm

heh heh heh that's pretty cool :)

May 27, 2015 @ 4:05am

nice! atm its almost easier to go pacifist. maybe make some reward for killing enemies? Can't wait to see how it looks with my sheet.

GaTechGrad says ...
May 28, 2015 @ 4:55am

Thanks. I have to manually add the sprite sheets, so if you have any that you want me to specifically add, then let me know. I'll try to grab any new sprite sheets as I see them.
I plan to add more enemies and behaviors as I have the chance.
By the way, I fixed the tile swapping issue on the vertical scrolling part of the game. Previously, I created a tilemap object for every sprite sheet, overlapped them, and set the current one to visible. This was very time consuming and not very efficient. Tonight, I found that it is possible to set a URI image for the tilemap instance, so now I just set the image of the tilemap object to the base 64 encoded version of the currently selected tile sheet image.

WubAlliance says ...
Jun 1, 2015 @ 7:13pm

Nice job on the level design and game overall, and nice job making the level shift between sheets. Maybe stop the animation when you aren't moving (it looks slightly better in my opinion). Also maybe add some more ways to die (spikes, lava, etc) and the shift sound is sliiightly annoying (less volume, maybe?) Nice job overall though!

Will Edwards says ...
Jun 3, 2015 @ 11:56am

Really high jumper :)

Nice, and neat how you overcame the sprite swapping thing :)

Jun 25, 2015 @ 4:59pm

Really neat game, the jumps were a bit high and there wasnt much direction, but I had fun exploring! I included it in part 3 of my MiniLD #59 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :)

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