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  1. WIZARD JAM 2016 // Welcome Thread

    21 Year Old Weird House is promising! Edit: That's "Twenty Year Old Weird House." Still promising!
  2. Heyo! I should be in for another round of #wizardjam!
  3. Released here! So I got sort of obsessed with this idea so I'm reserving it with a thread! I'm an artist and total newbie to the forum. I'm still open to get help with the coding (could switch to Unity if pressed). Otherwise, I'm going to learn GameMaker here and now! The idea is to start at the pause screen for Battletoads, and use glitches and weirdness to escape into....something else! Should be odd and cool. Inspirations: Frog Fractions, Corrypt
  4. Wow! Missed this until now! That's incredible! Everything about making this game has been super amazing. Thanks to everyone!
  5. Thanks! Most the stuff that seems like references is probably just weird stuff put in by me, haha. The beginning is just the start of level 2 of Battletoads as best as I could emulate it. Though it might be helpful to understand exactly what Battletoads pause screen did: it just froze, no text or anything, sometimes the sprites would have chunks missing, and that loud inexplicable beat would play nonstop. It's quite a memorable thing.
  6. Love the Dot Gobbler track. Excited that this could be the start of something great and we all got to experience the genesis!
  7. Thanks for all the compliments, everyone! Already brainstorming a new game! I think both of you stuck guys are...
  8. I didn't feel there was a disconnect between the music/theme and the art style. The all gray pencil markings put me in the mind of someone jotting down lazily in a notepad. Someone tired of the mundane nature of everything. Mood-wise, it was pushing the Hotline Miami buttons pretty hard. But I assume that would all shift once you get out of the car and uh...don't murder everything.
  9. I gotta say, Dot Gobbler is the winner so far for me. For the whole jam. I just love the gloopy alt take on Pac Man, like a different reality where everyone lives underground and things are half-melted! I love the animations and just the whole feel of it. I think it totally deserves to be spanned into something bigger! Like a half-brawler half-cartographic dungeon crawl with strange alterations on all the Pac Man tropes. Really liked The Wizard too. I didn't realize it was beatable until someone above said so. I had found Breckon and all the weapons...but going back the solution was right there. Lots of fun!
  10. I mislabeled a variable and that was what was causing the crash! Ut oh! If you got that crash I'm sorry. Re-download and it should be fixed now! The interplay between all the different "Pause" states was the jankiest, most poorly coded, part of this here My First Game. I guess it makes sense given the theme is all about pausing,..but yeah, I learned a lot!
  11. Top notch art and animation! It's all got an nice sorta breezey style if that makes sense.
  12. It didn't crash, did it? There's a possible crash involving those crows and the spacebar! Some guy on reddit got it. Thought I had eliminated those game-breaking bugs but I guess not!
  13. Did you think the "Logo Reveal" was the end? There was something I wanted to put in to communicate there is more there, but didn't have time. So happy about the reception so far. It's totally making my day! Re: the screenshots. Yes, I thought I had to clue people in that you need to sort of TRY to break the game at the beginning. The first thing you do is almost a barrier to entry. Also, "pausing" along to the beat is reccomended for sure. I started that up as soon as I got that effect in!
  14. Played a bit and: Absolutely incredible! ...And all done in GameMaker I see. That's really cool and reinforces that's it's the game engine for me! Will play more tomorrow.
  15. I really enjoyed that! It just oozed style.
  16. Haha...I just noticed that somewhere along the way the name changed from "Pause Theme From Battletoads" (The actual Episode Title) to "Pause Screen From Battletoads." Oh well, my bad. Same difference I guess!
  17. Hey thanks! I'll definitely take another crack at it (after some rest). I take it you got to the end? I mean, I really don't think it's that hard. Just curious whether it's working on other people's machines.
  18. Welcome to WIZARD JAM

    My game is out! http://z-bill.itch.io/pause-screen-from-battletoads So happy and exhausted. I got it on the itch.io jam page. There's nothing else to do here right? You guys all rule.
  19. Well. Good, bad, whatever, the game is Finished! I wasn't able to playtest it....like, at all. But my friend played it and just spammed the keys and it didn't break..So here's to hoping!! My itch.io: (So super happy to have an itch.io you have no idea!!) http://z_bill.itch.io/pause-screen-from-battletoads
  20. Thanks a lot guys! Lots of fun being had with this jam and making my first game! Haha. Bonus if you can tell the glitches I created purposely versus the ones due to bad coding! I'm into glitchy games like Michael Brough's work (Corrypt) and some others (Ffords, Slime Bomb Knight). Hoping to pay homage to some of that. I think it's mostly done. What I'm making now is the "Ending Screen." Can't wait for everyone to play it!
  21. Welcome to WIZARD JAM

    I've never coded anything this hardcore before, and I can't seem to wake up the past week without thinking my alarm clock is somehow tied into the alarm variables/ steps in my game. It's super stressful l!
  22. [Release] Unmasking the Brain Burglar

    Whoa. You guys are doing a legit collab. Looks great!
  23. I'm not sure the world is ready...
  24. Super stoked about the deadline extension! I will finish this! It may not look like much progress, but here's a screen.
  25. Oh snap! I had given up on actual completion. Now I must finish!! Btw, is there any judging or End of Games event for this? Can the Podcasters play them on a live stream?! That would be so amazing/worth it!