Entity Component Systems are great but, how do you make timers in them? First, a plug: https://github.com/Leopotam/ecs Great C# ECS library there. No generator, fast, small (if I was smarter, it feels possible to read the code and understand it in an hour or so). Back to timers. What I did that I thought was good Back then I came across someone talking about using a many to one architecture for timers.Read more
Wat? The results for the Jam are out. Shockingly, over 10 people played and rated my game. Apparently it placed 12th out of 45. Awful, but not too bad considering I wasn’t aiming to win. Should I have been aiming to win? Well, maybe? Now that I see the scores, I realize that it’s a completely different game if you’re playing to win. Frankly, winning a jam is saying that your game would sell the best out of all of the entries.Read more
A sort of post-mortem Open Jam 2018: The more open source, the better. The theme was “SPAM TO WIN!” Decided to use Godot for this, simply because it’s a jam game and I still think that Godot and gdscript are great prototyping tools. It also adheres to the jam’s open source spirit. When I consider the jam’s theme, I try to come up with game mechanics that will reflect the theme.Read more
I’m not sure that I have an ideal workflow when it comes to creating maps. I doubt I did and even after this map editor; I doubt I do. First, my workflow. My workflow and the old method In order to create my simple prototype style maps, I need some way of creating rectangles that will reflect how they will look in the physics world (usually VelcroPhysics). I used to use Tiled Map Editor.Read more
What did I try to do I tried to make a game within a week. After a week, it’s not close to done. The one level it has is not even completely finished. The basic mechanics are there. If I were to add an exit to the level I could call it “finished”. It would still need actual assets and polish in order for me to not be embarrassed by it.Read more
A test page that will linger forever.