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Offline klx300r

SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« on: September 05, 2018, 08:11:55 PM »
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Development was suspended for a few weeks due to another project (a book not related to computers), but then it resumed with these changes: * added spaceship tilting when it moves sideways;
 * improved music;
 * saved some RAM by replacing general-purpose routines with game-specific ones;
 * drawn boss;
 * made the game run from (2) floppies;
 * written manual;
 * written installer;
 * drawn icons.

There is enough RAM left to add bossfights, more UFO types, and dynamic generation of the scrolling middle layer (and possibly improving the quality of some sound samples). The biggest issue will be stuffing everything into the 2 floppies (at the moment there are less than 110 kB free).
By the way, of all the icons shown in the picture, only the ones surrounded by squares, which are in the old 4-color format, will be used, precisely to use as little floppy disk space as possible.

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Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 09:18:47 PM »
@klx300r

Thanks for opening the thread (and telling me that these forums are open again)!


@all

I've started working on the game in November 2017, and I've released a few progress reports in the meanwhile. Here are a few video previews that show how the game evolved over time (check out the descriptions in the videos for more information).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69zl4HYAShI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1og-4VjkbgE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jApqi3DVgls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QX9BLVNH3U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sDg0zni9ac
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESdTO2-xGkk

A quick recap is also available on the game's page in my itch.io space.
 
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Offline klx300r

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 09:41:50 PM »
@klx300r

Thanks for opening the thread (and telling me that these forums are open again)!

my pleasure  :D
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Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 03:42:09 PM »
The dynamic tile-based generation of the middle layer is done. Besides looking cool, it saved about 30 kB of floppy disk space at little CPU cost.
The picture shows various experiments and the final choice (the blue-purple gases/clouds).

 

Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 07:51:47 PM »
Video preview #6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNmP6qFXMvc

This video demonstrates these new features:
 * procedural generation of bottom and middle layers;
 * new bottom and middle layers graphics;
 * spaceship tilting;
 * touched up music.

And here are some later experiments with alternative tiles and color schemes:



Currently I'm leaning towards the saturated red clouds, as that's less confusing to the eye and produces a smoother effect.
 

Offline BigBan

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2018, 01:34:07 PM »
can't wait to play this awesome game. Where to download this for PC. Any Idea please

Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2018, 01:40:45 PM »
Sorry, the game is for AGA Amigas only.

Offline klx300r

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2018, 11:30:43 PM »
Sorry, the game is for AGA Amigas only.
ONLY AMIGA ;)
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Offline BigBan

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 10:58:49 AM »
can this played in IOS?

Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 11:16:11 AM »
can this played in IOS?
Sorry, the game is for AGA Amigas only.
 

Offline Fat Barry

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2018, 11:41:27 AM »
You could always get an AMIGA... ;)

 

Offline klx300r

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2018, 03:23:21 AM »
@ BigBan
ONLY AMIGA ;)
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Indivision AGA & Catweasel MK4+= Amazing
! My Master Miggies-Amiga 1000 & AmigaOne X1000 !
--- www.mancave-ramblings.blogspot.ca ---
  -AspireOS.com & Amikit- Amiga for your netbook-
***X1000- I BELIEVE *** :angel:
 

Offline Wyers

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2018, 10:56:53 AM »
What a world we're living in! New Amiga-only games still being released. Love it! haha

Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2018, 10:06:37 AM »
Development slowed down a bit in the past couple of months, but still a number of (important) changes have been made:
 * added bossfights;
 * added CHASE cell (the UFOs chase the spaceship for 5 seconds);
 * moved HUD icons column to the left side;
 * touched up graphics;
 * made various improvements/fixes;
 * extended/improved manual.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbdfSSvK8lk

Future:
 * the final boss graphics will be totally different;
 * the background graphics might change as well;
 * there are 47 kB of floppy disk space and 140 kB of RAM left: they will be used to make improvements and/or to add new features.
 
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Offline klx300r

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2018, 02:21:17 PM »
@ saimo
Boss fights & more polished..LOVE IT! :o :-*

@ Wyers
great 1st post & welcome aboard  ;D
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c64-dual sids, A1000, A1200-060@50, A4000-CSMKIII
Indivision AGA & Catweasel MK4+= Amazing
! My Master Miggies-Amiga 1000 & AmigaOne X1000 !
--- www.mancave-ramblings.blogspot.ca ---
  -AspireOS.com & Amikit- Amiga for your netbook-
***X1000- I BELIEVE *** :angel: