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My First Turing Game: space rocket

Author:  vagyb [ Mon May 31, 2004 7:45 pm ]
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here it is, been working on it for a while. Its for my computer isu. i'm almost done, gonna add credits, and top scores, and mite add another level. i want to thank guruguru cuz he helped me with a few problems.

Author:  vagyb [ Mon May 31, 2004 7:45 pm ]
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also do i get bits or something if ppl like it lol? i'm kinda new sorry :S

Author:  gamer [ Mon May 31, 2004 7:47 pm ]
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only if anyone feel like ur game/prgram is good enough to deserve bits

btw im kinda busy now so no time to look at ur program

Author:  vagyb [ Mon May 31, 2004 7:50 pm ]
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wait how do i have 57 bits :S wow just noticed that

Author:  vagyb [ Mon May 31, 2004 8:51 pm ]
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any1 else?

Author:  guruguru [ Mon May 31, 2004 10:26 pm ]
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Woot! That's a damn good first program! Good job on finishing it! It works flawlessly. As time goes on, how does it get harder? Is it just more boulders or what?

Great graphics. I would suggest you have the flame animated. Everytime you draw it you draw on of two pictures and then it looks like its animated.? Just an idea. I like!

Top Score: 26 Sad


Author:  vagyb [ Mon May 31, 2004 10:29 pm ]
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wooho. lol alrite thx. i tried making the levels harder using a counter of some sort but it did not work very well :S. i'm gonna try to look into it more to c if i can figure it out. and tomorow i'll try to do the flame animating thing.

the problem is i'm a real nooby in turing and its hard to even figure out where to place the if statements in a code Sad

Author:  guruguru [ Mon May 31, 2004 10:36 pm ]
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Just try stuff out. That's how I learned Very Happy. Trial and error Crying or Very sad .

Author:  vagyb [ Mon May 31, 2004 10:39 pm ]
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yep hehe

Author:  Delta [ Mon May 31, 2004 11:18 pm ]
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I wish I could actually play this game. Everything kinda just flys past and I die before I can do anything. But from what I can see here are some things that may make it better. (note... only suggestions)

- Instead of using a 3.48MB background file that is completely black, try using Draw.FillBox or something similar
- Slow the game down so people on faster computers can play as well. (Framerates may help with this)
- Your fonts are messed up when it displays the score (elegible)
- Definately make an explosion animation (adds to it so much)
- Maybe make the boulders rotate as they come towards you
- different sizes of boulders are always a good idea
- different speeds for boulders
- low level = low speed and high level = high speed
- maybe have stars moving in the background for effect
- Have a general flying animation (like thrusters or something)
- Maybe tell people how to play (controls) or can you not shoot?
- If you can't shoot already, then allow shooting or the boulders
- Different powerups popup after either destroying boulders or after a certain amount of time. (ex: burst fire, shield, sonic boom (destroys all on screen boulders), etc.)
-Sounds(explosion/game over, powerup aquired, shooting, etc.) possibly background music ( nothing annoying tho!, lol)

Ya I know... alot of suggestions... I'm sorry, that's all it seems I'm good for anymore.

Good Luck, and for the most part (not being able to play here!) good job Smile

+ 15 BITS

Author:  vagyb [ Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:37 am ]
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lol i'll try to add some of those things, but i dont think i can add all since i'm very new to turing :S but thx for the suggestions

Author:  the_short1 [ Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:10 pm ]
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DELTA: wow .... uve been VERy active in all turing section lately... full of suggestion and helful hints!!! good job... do we have a turing mod? cuz u could be one ! ur good!

suggestion: alow user to move foward
be able to shoot... or know which key!

otherwise... lookz good..

Author:  Delta [ Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:26 pm ]
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Ya I've been programming in Turing alot more because it's easy Smile and I'm working on a larger project in C# and I'm doing the setup thru here as a demo for my other partners in the project. I'd love to be moderator, but I believe Asian already is, but ya who knows maybe if enough of you guys vote for me I might become a turing mod Smile Smile

Author:  Paul [ Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:40 pm ]
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Lol Asian Sensation is already the turing mod, although his coloring makes it look like "young mod" to me. Although delta, you didn't get into flash mod by voting did u ? Laughing Wink

Author:  the_short1 [ Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:13 pm ]
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but flash mod is so boring since no one ever posts there..

yesi though asian was a young mod not turing...



i noticed ur title..
.this is ur FIRST game... yet its ur ISU
what school / province are u from...

Author:  vagyb [ Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:01 am ]
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canada, toronto
lol we weren't even supposed to make a game cuz this is my first year in turing, we were supposed to make an interactive program (such as a quiz) but i decided to make a game cuz i always enjoyed doing things like that.

btw u can't shoot bullets... yet. i'm working on it to adding it.

update: i changed the rocks to different shapes and sizes. i'll post the new version soon once i get how to do the shooting.

Author:  vagyb [ Tue Jun 08, 2004 8:38 am ]
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i fixed up some things, here is the new version. i fixed up some of the rocks, fixed up some of the collision detection, and fixed up the speed a bit for the faster comps.
i would appreciate it if u guys tell me what u think bout it and give me ur comments Very Happy

Author:  Tony [ Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:29 am ]
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movement looks smoother - that's good Smile

i think you should be given an option to adjust speed (and get higher scores when moving faster)

Also I personally am getting over maxrow error, but I seem to get that with many executables cuz my fonts are set up differently... You might want to get that fixed (check if row and column are under maxrow and maxcol constants)

Author:  vagyb [ Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:52 am ]
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aight thx for the replys, i'm currently tryin to make it better, and made the rocks different speeds. I'm still working on making the detection better and thinking how to make the rocket shoot bullets.