Sunday, August 12, 2007

Millions of Years Later

Vertical Challenge v0.3a

Sorry for the delays, I fell into a bit of a programming lull, and got a job. Anyways, back on track, here's the new version, and it's got some nice new touches:
-There are new Checkpoint blocks that save your progress when you touch them. Makes long levels much less annoying.
-The hit detection is a bit tighter, but just a bit.
-There are multiple stages! Eight, to be exact. I'm sorry about the difficulty of some of the later ones, this is sort of a random cross-section of the stages that will be included in the final game, so the curve is a bit steep.

Stuff planned:
-Laser beams!
-Moving blocks!
-Like a bunch more levels, and a more interesting level selection/unlocking system!

Also, I'd like some input - what about the current game is fun? More importantly, what is NOT fun about it? I'd like to make whatever changes will make it more fun to play, so I'm all ears.


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Something that would be cool, but totally change the gameplay, and might be difficult to attain, is to make the rope bend around walls and floors, instead of passing though them when they are between the player and the end of the rope.

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I just finished playing your 8 level game and went looking for somewhere to post my opinions... and here you are! Wonderful.

I like your game, but the control of the ninja (lets call him that) is far too twitchy in general for you to feel in control - the jumping sections are fine once you get the hang of it, but the grappling hook is just a never ending source of hit and miss. Sure the more skilled players could probably do some awesome things with it but its really unintuitive. The 8-way aiming system is totally incompatible with the level design - a good example is Special Blocks 2, where you have to scale a wall which your grapple hook goes through, by attaching to single blocks on the other side. In order to hit those blocks you have to shoot your hook at just the right moment - it could be considered a challenge but I found it an annoyance beyond fun, and I only worked up the resolve to play on after I ran out of "Ninjah" levels to play. :/

So if it's possible to incorporate some sort of mouse involvement in the aiming system I think the game would become MUCH more fun. But that may be hard to do.

Two simple things you could do -

When you hit the end of a level the level should end after a short Hooray message, hitting escape is a bit odd.

The grapple hook shouldnt be a toggle, but rather you should have to hold the button down. Pressing the button once to throw and once to pull back gets incredibly fidgety for more complex throws, and theres really no reason to have it as a toggle.

Whats fun about the game is its concept, and the fact that gravity actually exists. If it were smooth and easy to use, it would be awesome.

Hope that's okay!


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