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Title: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: darthlupi on Mon, Jul 6, 2009
Hello,

  I've finally "completed" Wonder Bounce.  It feels good to have my first Flixel game under my belt.

BIG props go to Phlog for hooking up the music in this game!  It sounds brilliant!

Some things todo: 
1. I got permission to use TDK's old MOD tunes a while ago, but I think I will need to get it again since I edited them a bit.   Phlog is the new tune smith!  Man that guy rocks!
2. Polish sounds.
3. Add in bonus coins in the few levels there are.
4. Make the instructions do something on the menu or remove the option all together.
5. Change the pause screen from the default MODE one.  WOOPS...

 WONDER BOUNCE!

Ishmoo was cleaning the sacred temple floors when he happened across a scroll.  He knew he shouldn't have read it.  His master has always warned against reading techniques that tooooo far beyond his skill.  

Ishmoo was feeling especially good about himself, as his cleaning was going quite well, so he decided to chance reading the scroll and absorbing the new technique.

As good as his feelings were, his training was not quite up to snuff, and his soul was knocked from his body by the psychic energies buried in the scroll!

Help Ishmoo regain his budy and defend it from the other lost souls that are attempting to steal his body!

(http://darthlupi.com/projects/Wonder_Palm/wonder_menu.PNG)

(http://darthlupi.com/projects/Wonder_Palm/wonder_bounce.PNG)

Jump on the little lost souls heads to make the crash into each other.  The only way to lose is to let them into your body!

Link to play:
http://darthlupi.com/projects/Wonder_Palm/



Please feel free with the feedback!

Thanks!

Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: Adam Atomic on Mon, Jul 6, 2009
60k is about the best I can do :D  it gets to a point where its just like "you are trapped up high, so PREPARE TO GET MURDERED" which i feel I kind of get stuck in, like I don't have a lot of input in not getting out of that?

Otherwise the basic mechanic of jump launching guys upward and defending your own corpse are F'ing awesome :D  Would it be ok if I added this to the screenshot grid on the home page?
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: radix on Mon, Jul 6, 2009
This is bizarre. Very cool theme; it took me a while to figure out what the heck was going on :)

You can definitely get back down, but it's hard. I got to 117k or so after a couple of rounds of filling up / clearing out the enemies.
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: darthlupi on Tue, Jul 7, 2009
Adam Atomic ,

If you wouldn't mind, I would like to put about another week or so of work into it before anyone besides us forum folk play it.  I want to have a nice menu, a few levels, and add a combo system.  I want to make it possible to BEAT the game and get back in your body.  I hate leaving the little fellow on the ground like that!

It would be a HUGE honor after I polish and tweak it to have on your grid!

I should have mentioned it too, but if you press down you will sort of short hop you way back down to the floor.  I can make it so it actually adds to your velocity.y!  Be kinda cool if I changed the down jump sprite to one where a sort of power is shooting out of his feet!  Nothing like visual feedback to help people know what they are supposed to do right?

radix,

I will do my best to have a little skippable intro to explain what is happening!  I was thinking of just having the main character, Ishmoo sweeping, pause open the scroll and the then FLASH!  Your spirit is transported to this place!

Originally I was going to have something like a color matching game throw in, but I am having a tough time getting the enemies to line up right!  Think you destroy the three enemes that are beside each other if they are the same color?  Poo on me.
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: radix on Tue, Jul 7, 2009
Oh, the down arrow thing is definitely helpful.

By the way, I like the idea of leaving the "story" implicit. It's fun to have a delayed realization :)
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: darthlupi on Tue, Jul 7, 2009
That's a very good point Radix.  I think one the most impressive story's in a game I have played was Out of this World ( or Another World ), and it was devoid of any text or dialog.

Even Mario is a silent protagonist!  Oh, sure he has the occasional yelp or MamaMia!  For the most part his character is yours to develop.

These little things really help when it comes to development too.  You don't have to create tons of content, and you can focus on the game play.
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: Adam Atomic on Tue, Jul 7, 2009
yea sure thing!  lookin forward to it :)  nice work!
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: darthlupi on Sun, Jul 12, 2009
Alright, I've updated the game a bit.  I added a more advanced combo and scoring system.  If you hit the floor the combo starts over!  Super technology there boys!

Also I figured out the level progression system with my home brew map editor, so I should be able to get five or so levels together, a menu, and a little ending and call it a game!

Enjoy the little two level demo!


Later!
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: radix on Sun, Jul 12, 2009
Nice polishing!

One thing about the first level: maybe I'm doing it wrong, but it seems it doesn't last long enough even for me to get up into the top half of the screen (i.e. for the top ghosts to reach low enough for me to jump on them).
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: darthlupi on Mon, Jul 13, 2009
Oh yeah,  I am sorry about that!  It is going to take some definite refinement on how many baddies it will take to consider it a complete level.  Something to tweak this evening...

Thanks!
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: Deadheat on Mon, Jul 20, 2009
Nice lupi. The powerup is a nice touch. It'd be nice if you could get powerups that shot from different directions, and maybe one to slow down time or what not. But it's looking good. Nice work. :)
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: HI5 Studios on Mon, Jul 20, 2009
Nice game very addicting. I like the graphics and the suprisingly deep gameplay.
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce
Post by: darthlupi on Mon, Jul 20, 2009
Thanks guys,

   I am going to try to finish this up tonight.  I really only want it to be 5 levels because I feel that expanding the basic game mechanic too far will only kill the enjoyment.

  Hopefully, I'll be able to figure out an online leader board system with flash to keep it interesting.

Thanks for the suggestions and the props!

PS Nice to see you here Mr Deadheat!
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: Adam Atomic on Tue, Jul 21, 2009
Pretty awesome!  Can I feature it on the front page now?  Also I think you have a nasty bug during the Playstate constructor, or maybe in PlayState.update?  I can play sometimes, but earlier it froze firefox, and I have to "continue" or "dismiss all" debug errors each time I load.
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: darthlupi on Tue, Jul 21, 2009
Oh feature it away!  BUG!   DAMNATION!  I bet it's the damned xml loader for maps.  Oooooooo.  I won't know till I get home.  

I'll be updating it tonight after I figure out the xml bug!  Thanks for warning and props.

Code: [Select]
var loader:URLLoader=new URLLoader  ;
var req:URLRequest=new URLRequest(_which_map);
loader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE,on_xml_completed);
loader.load(req);

Once the script on_xml_completed is where I load all of my game objects.  I bet it doesn't wait there before executing any more code like I thought it did.  DANG IT.

The reason I say that is the second time playing through it of course runs fine casue the xml is loaded.  BAG OF POO

Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: darthlupi on Tue, Jul 21, 2009
I think I fixed the error.  I was doing some stupid crap!  We'll see though, hoping to get some play testers???
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: Adam Atomic on Tue, Jul 21, 2009
It seems to be working much better here, but maybe its doing that already loaded thing?  Regardless I'm not getting the errors or anything anymore :)
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: darthlupi on Tue, Jul 21, 2009
Sweet.  I've posted it on a few development forums, and I am hoping to have it all stabalized by the morn.

It's funny how code gets sloppy when you get excited about it working. :)
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: radix on Tue, Jul 21, 2009
Super cool! Very very well polished!

However, I think it could use a "hard" mode :-)

Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: cambrian man on Tue, Jul 21, 2009
Really cool, I dug it a lot! Personally, I appreciated that I could actually beat it.  :)
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: allenp on Wed, Jul 22, 2009
This looks great! Congrats on finishing it ;D
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: darthlupi on Wed, Jul 22, 2009
Well thanks for enjoying it! 

A hard mode would be fun.  I was concentrating on making a small complete game.  I don't see many Flash games like that, and I am interested to see the reaction something like this gets.

I plan to add a nice high score table once I figure out a "secure" method  to add something of replayability.

Mostly I want to start a new project! 
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: allenp on Wed, Jul 22, 2009
Haha -  I totally get it about wanting to start a new project!

Did you do all the graphics yourself? I think they fit the game perfect. Also, where did you find the fonts for your main menu?
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: darthlupi on Wed, Jul 22, 2009
All the lil sprites I did myself.  I come from the Game Maker world, so I am kinda addicted to using it's sprite editor.  It now supports alpha channels on PNG images , so that helps to make things a bit pretty.

What I did with the main menu was draw fonts in an image editor and the just draw over them to add a bit of polish.  Basically, the font is not dynamic.  I would really to make a bitmap font routine for Flixel.  I think one is planned, but I may jump on that for the project I attempt.
Thanks again!
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: GustoGaiden on Sun, Jul 26, 2009
Nice job man!  You really worked out all of the kinks.
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: nitram_cero (2bam) on Tue, Jul 28, 2009
Awesome, it's a well polished, really fun game!
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: ahref on Thu, Jul 30, 2009
You game is featured on this week's episode of bytejacker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPtCTsrajuM


I love it btw :D
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: darthlupi on Thu, Jul 30, 2009
Hey, that's pretty cool!  Go Flixel!
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: Adam Atomic on Thu, Jul 30, 2009
go wonder bounce!!

oh snap queens was on an ep too!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgfLDX-KO6o
Title: Re: Wonder Bounce - Completed!
Post by: nitram_cero (2bam) on Tue, Aug 4, 2009
This game is really awesome :)
The idea/story is fun and the gameplay really easy to learn but hard as f*ck to master.

Cool ;D