Posts Tagged ‘tower defence’
So let’s call this a double October challenge. Last October I released a game on OUYA (sales postmortem to follow) – now I’m releasing it on PC/ Mac / Linux with a huge update.
<marketing mode>Buy it here on itch.io ! The perfect pumpkin-free Halloween gift for someone you love. Or something like that. </marketing mode>
I’m calling it a beta and selling it discounted while I gather feedback for final tweaks and bugfixes.
Here’s the trailer. It’s intended to market the game rather than give a completely objective representation of every element of the gameplay – as a result it doesn’t show much of the ‘interactive fiction’ story parts since those are (hopefully) amusing to read but generally boring to watch.
I would call my game Incoming Fodder both a minor success and a minor failure.
My goal for this competition was to create sound and music in the game, and of course it must be playable. So I made a lot of sound effect, some good some bad, mostly bad when things get crowded there are so many sfx playing it’s annoying. The music, or what you might call it (You can kill the music) was a complete failure. There was a MOD player lib for flash that I though would be awesome to use, took about an hour to get it to work.
Then I needed to create music. I suck at composing, I know it, doesn’t matter what tools I use, it’s just awful. I might have a tune in my head, trying to get the music to sound like that never ever happens. So I scribble down something trying to make it sound like music, copy paste. Crap, I better sing the tune next time.
I chose flash 9 as platform, that was good. Learned a few valuable things, like it’s not easy to pause things running with event listeners without preparing for that before you build your system. I had to skip pause, lost some time there.
Game play wasn’t as developed as I wanted. I really don’t know why I didn’t have time to improve here, I picked the idea of the game so I could spend more time on polish, but I guess I wasn’t interested enough in the idea to really devote to it. I need to be quicker in this area. I need to focus on that in the next LD.
Coding OOP is lovely, I had one moment of awesomeness this time. I’ve built a tower that can shoot arrows, then I built a castle to protect, after a while I realized that the castle also should shoot arrows, so I made castle inherit tower and voilà it shoots arrows! I did have to make it own 3 more towers to make it have 4 arrow shooters.
Graphics was the least of my priorities and it turned out ok, the defeat screen it the best of the whole game.