Posts Tagged ‘worm’
What did you think of the theme?
For the theme ‘Beneath the surface’ giant monster worms sprung to mind (we’ve all seen tremors right?).
The idea was to get in to the mindset of our giant monster worm and try to model its environment as closely as possible. Since it lies beneath, we decided it should only sense sound waves caused by movement above ground (which we see on the black screen as concentric waves).
Then things went a bit crazy from there as you can see…
Did it really go sooo wrong…?
From the programming perspective – a bit! And there are still some annoying bugs all pretty much related to the map and scrolling (the gamespace is 64×64), plus we didn’t get all our features or graphics in so it’s not quite how we envisioned. But…
What was the best bit?
Really chuffed with the worm movement, which is kind of based on Flow, the only difference is that the player is not fixed to the middle of the screen. This gives a better sense of movement, which would be lacking since there is no scrolling background in underground mode, so the worm would just move with its tail anchored at the middle – not quite as much fun.
What were your tools of choice?
GFX: Tiled, Gimp.
This LD I could not make my entry, I was showing my games in a videogames conference, it is as important as make videogames, for sure!.
So,here is a screenshot of the prototype
Anyway, I got a lot of feedback from ficzone14 for my games during the jam
I didn’t get much done last night,. I work best in the morning. must be the coffee!
You can see the “wall” collapsing in the back,. and the loosely defined pac-“worm”, that is the player, runs toward the screen in an attempt to escape it,. . Here the Advancing Wall is an Advancing Collapse of Doom. This is going to be a bit rought, but something will be done. I’m going to add some good/bad objects to play with on the wall, and then synth some sounds and music,. . this all depends on how much time I get to work today,. . fingers crossed.