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  1. The Mind-Tech Contingency

    Here's the itch.io page. You can find a direct link to the twine here. And a tumblr post with the full credits of all my stolen content here. This was fun! I've started a few twines in the past (mostly for Wizard Jams), but this is the first time I've seen something through to what I'd consider a complete state. In the spirit of jamming, the soundtrack (which will only play on PCs, not on mobile) was a pretty rough one-take kind of thing, but I like the way it came out. It takes a while to get to the part with the hot beats, so hopefully people don't play through the twine too fast to hear it!
  2. My previous 2 wizard jam games have both been 2D, but this time I want to do something in 3D using Unity. I've used Unity before, but I never finished anything with it, so I hope I can learn a few things in the process. The basic idea is that you play as an investigator trying to find out the rooster's secret after he has been implicated in some crime. You interact with other characters and search the rooster's apartment for clues. At the end the secret turns out to be completely inconsequential. I'm aiming to have the base game done by the end of next weekend. To that end, I'll limit the scope to a one-room mystery with one interactable character in the room. There will probably be a few puzzles, the answers to which will combine to reveal a secret compartment or something. So far I've got basic 3d movement/mouse look and billboarded sprites for interactable characters. This is a rough list of what I hope to implement. I'll probably have to cut some corners as I go along. dialogue system interactable objects simple collision detection to limit player movement a full environment for the rooster's apartment music 3 puzzles (probably just popup graphics with multiple-choice answer buttons triggered by interacting with an object) graphics/narration dialogue for the start and end of the game
  3. ICE Wave

    So for this jam I'm going to be revisiting the game I made for the third wizard jam, Rogue Robot Rogues. That game was originally made within a weekend and inspired entirely by me drawing two circles, one small inside the other and thinking what if the big one was some sort of wave. This expanded to the player controlling the security system (or Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics - ICE) for the mainframe of a company, armed with an EMP wave and a turret. In the intervening year and a bit, I have gotten much more into cyberpunk as a genre of sci-fi and after reading Neuromancer it got me thinking what life would be like to work for one of those companies, on the other side of the fight. "Techs down from the arcologies. [Case] supposed that meant the arena had the approval of some corporate recreational committee. He wondered briefly what it would be like, working all your life for one zaibatsu. Company housing, company hymn, company funeral." - Neuromancer The other main issue with Rogue Robot Rogues was the lack of depth in the gameplay with the only verbs available to the player being turning and shooting. For this redesign I'm focusing a lot more on the creation of the ICE itself with the finished experience hopefully closer to a real-time puzzle game, focusing on the performance of the ICE constructs that the player constructs to ice programs. The Team: Art, Design - Me, Sam (@Mythalore) Dev, Design - Harry (@HarryMcAlpine) Music - @Atlantic Sound Design - Toby So far we have the logo above and have managed to resurrect the code I had in progress for the new version of Rogue Robot Rogues, complete with a new art style that I created for NEON Shell as it was titled. Although we will most likely have to rewrite the system to support the new mechanics and update to Unity 2017.2.
  4. Happy Holidays! Inspired by this festive season, I've decided to create an Overcooked-style, task management game, where the goal is to get your chores done while keeping the pesky yule lads at bay. In order to keep scope reasonable I will likely only include 1 or 2 types of chores, but am considering adding a twist that will allow you to "cut corners", getting your work done faster, but increasing the likelihood of a visit from Gryla, the child-eating mother of the yule-lads. (source: Important if True 20: Christmas is Cancelled) Edit: Christmas is Canceled has been released and you can download it here - https://squires.itch.io/christmas-is-cancelled The Christmas holiday is upon the wintery Scandinavian countryside, and you've been tasked by your mother with preparing the sausages for the festivities. Unbeknownst to her though, the Yule Lads of lore are more than just bed time stories, and some of them have arrived to frustrate your sausage preparation duties.
  5. You're not racist against Warroids or anything. Listen, they had a really rough time in the war. Like, seriously. But it's just this specific Warroid: your next-door neighbour. What's his problem? Why's he gotta be such a dick? (About me: I'm a first-time poster, first-time Wizard Jammer, convinced to do it by a friend as a fun project over the holiday break. Trying to decide if the title is an HR violation if I mentioned this game at my day job, but if it's good enough for the podcast, it's good enough for me.)
  6. Hi all! This is my first forum post, my first Wizard Jam, and my first game jam. I will be trying to make Fight Garbage with Garbage, a short, first-person, bullet-hell game where you use a never-ending spew of trash to battle a colossal garbage can. I will be making the game in Unity, as I have some experience experimenting with the engine. I have plenty of experience with object-oriented programming, and absolutely no experience in modelling or drawing. I may end up asking for some of those mini-contributions that were mentioned in the welcome post; for instance, lots of drawings of miscellaneous garbage. I may not succeed. Either way, the net amount of garbage on this earth is about to increase.
  7. Hello Wizard Jammers! I don't how active I will be with the devlog this time around, but I at least wanted to get something up here as I start up the project. This'll be my second Wizard Jam, my first being Wizard Jam 5 where I made a Twin Peaks first person exploration game. The Meme Scream is to be a first person arcade-ish game. The player will be walking through a crowded area (like a mall or something) and be trying to avoid running into NPC's that are wandering in the direction of the player. The hook is that there is a big phone in middle of the screen that is always fixed in the middle of the view, so using the mouse to look around and change direction will move the phone along with it, blocking the view. On the phone I want there to be a scrolling feed of images. There will be memes and news. Memes are good and must be selected and shared for points (and screams of joy), news is bad and if selected will deduct points. I'm thinking that the feed will be scrolling fast enough that picking memes instead of news will be difficult because of maneuvering through a crowd. Honestly I don't know how well this will work in execution, but we're going to find out!!!
  8. The game is now released and you can download it on itch.io! https://fabiandenter.itch.io/the-world-begins-with-you Thank you for checking it out! ---------- Original Post: ---------- After doing a first person game with attempted realistic graphics for WJ5, I want to do something different this time. Sooo... I'll try to make a third person game with some sort of stylized/lowpoly aesthetic. I haven't decided yet, but I think it's going to be mostly top down exploration stuff, maybe with some short platforming areas. Also something with mazes, because I like mazes. The title is borrowed from Idle Weekend episode "The World Ends (and Begins) With You". In terms of story and atmosphere I want to do something "darker" and personal, but abstract. Think of something along the lines of Inside, but with more color? I don't know yet, still very vague ideas here. Robots will of course be in there as well and you'll be able to speak to them, at least that's planned. Like WJ5 this will be an art-heavy thing for me as I'm still more on the environment art side of things, but I worked a bit on my understanding of c#, so let's see where this takes me. However, I will be using a third person controller asset from the store, but will try to do do the rest of the gameplay myself. I even have a puzzle in my mind that I think I'd be able to code ... at least theoretically. I also already experimented with a speechbubble system and that crashed Unity, so there we go I expect time to be the most crucial factor. Last time I had he whole two weeks off from work, this time it's the last week of the year. But then again it's the week between Christmas and New Year's, so there isn't as much time as I'd like to have. But I'm still optimistic that I can put something together!
  9. The Other Eggplant

    Well, the results are in... two days early! Weird how that works. But I can successfully say, with an almost overwhelming majority, that the winner of our poll is the title "The Other Eggplant," so, I hope you like eggplants. Without any further ado: The Other Eggplant Another game by the makers of Hamburger Mode. TO BE CLEAR: This is going to be slightly less ridiculous and over the top. That game was a total and unrequited, yet somehow hilariously charming mess. This is not that. This game has a STORY. And PLOT. And maybe even some sort of strange meaning to be found inside of it. Maybe, though. It's not like this is Citizen Kaine or anything. SO: This game takes place in a small tavern at a crossroads in the middle of nowhere. You, the player, are a traveller who was just passing through when a sudden psionic thunderstorm came out of nowhere and was extremely threatening. Fortunately, most buildings nowadays are warded against this sort of thing, so you fled to the safety of this tavern, along with basically anyone else who was around at the moment. The Game: Is a story based game, where you, the player, can take a different action every hour, for 9 hours (from noon to 9 PM) inside the tavern. Actions include talking to the different people who are also staying at the tavern, plotting your course, helping out around the tavern, and of course, napping. That’s just like… That’s a thing you can do. Anyways, there is no specific goal of the game, aside from learning more about the characters and trying to figure out what they are doing. However, at some point during this (probably halfway) some sort of big event will trigger that then means you have to solve a mystery, or maybe go looking for someone who's gone missing. I still haven't quite figured that out, but it would probably be pretty boring to just talk to people with no direction. “Now, Technomagie,” you might be thinking, “That doesn’t really have anything to do with your title and prompt for this here game jam!” Well, you’re right. Anyways, this game will be built in the RPG Maker MV engine, which, if you don’t know, is a game engine designed for primarily making old school Final Fantasy clones. I won’t be doing that. In fact, I don’t think this game will have any combat or dungeon crawling in it whatsoever. I would prefer to have a more visual perspective on this, as opposed to a Twine game. However, it will be important to note that it will be built using primarily images from the base engine, which in all honesty look pretty crappy. Characters: In the next couple of days, I will be beginning to post information about the main characters that you will encounter in this story. However, and I want to put this up here right now for this reason, I'm going to be adding extras into the game as essentially other people you can meet who are just hanging around the tavern. I want people who read this to reply below with an idea for one of these extras, and one or two lines of dialogue that you get when they're interacted with. These can be anything from shameless self-inserts, to dumb one-liner jokes, or anything in between. Think of this as your chance to be wild.
  10. Hello everyone! There will be another Wizard Jam in December! If you're new to the community, Wizard Jam is the community-run game jam we host twice a year. Wizard Jam is not a contest; the main emphasis is to celebrate the Thumbs community through sharing and collaboration over the course of a fortnight. We write devlogs and post GIFs. We offer support and volunteer music, sounds and other assets. We play each other's games and stream them. It's a lot of fun. The other thing we try to emphasise is encouraging people to try making something new and unfamiliar; or to try game development for the first time entirely (quite a few of the entries we've had in the past are from complete first-timers to gamedev!). We run the jam over the course of two weeks to give people the room to try something weird and see how it turns out. Wizard Jam - Friday 15th December to Sunday 31st December Showcase Weekend - Saturday 6th January to Sunday 7th January Choose an episode title from any show on the Idle Thumbs podcast network and use it as a theme prompt for your game. Use this site to browse through show titles: http://randomthumbs.danjohnmoran.com/ (Thanks to Broxxar, Panzorfork & matt.ishii for providing the site) The diversifiers are an optional challenge for the jam. They're creative prompts, designed to help you design a game around a specific limitation (or set of limitations). You can choose as many (or as few) as you like and incorporate them into your game. Talk is cheap - Make a game which is designed around having no written or spoken words whatsoever Performative Development - Stream your development process live using a streaming service such as Twitch.tv "2D's company, 3D's a crowd" - Make a 3D game using only 2D graphics Simple Input - Make a game that can be entirely played with only two buttons Crowd-sourced - Make a game using input from other people. Take on lots of mini-contributions which will be used in the game (e.g. sound recordings or photos), or alternatively let the community vote and decide on creative decisions This jam is not a competition, and there is no minimum level of game development experience needed to join. People from all backgrounds are welcome to participate. If you're new to gamedev, let us know! Join us on the forums and on Slack; where you'll find help, advice and encouragement from the community. Entries containing any form of harassment or hate-speech are not permitted. Anything crossing into this territory will be removed. Use this subforum to make development log threads, recruit folks, and chat about development related stuff! There's also the game development subforum and the #wizardjam slack channel. If you aren't a already a member of the slack group and would like an invite, send me a private message at @zerofiftyone and I will make sure you get access. After the jam finishes, we'll be hosting Showcase Weekend; an opportunity for everybody to step back from the game making process and look at what everyone else has made; with an emphasis on giving feedback and comments to fellow creators. It's covered in the schedule below, and there'll be more details to follow. HERE'S THE PAGE WHERE YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR GAME : [https://itch.io/jam/wizard-jam-6] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Browse Past Wizard Jams: Wizard Jam (Apr 2015) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Winter Wizard Jam (Nov/Dec 2015) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Wizard Jam 2016 (May 2016) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Wizard Jam 4 (Nov/Dec 2016) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Wizard Jam 5 (Jun 2017) Subforum Link Itch.io Link
  11. I felt bad for neglecting the forums this jam so I wanted to throw up a quick devlog and bring over everything I've written in my itch devlog. First, a quick background on my game. It is a 2 player (local same mouse) board game in which each team starts with 6 units, and they take turns rolling to destroy the other player. Once a player has destroyed at least 3 of the opposing player's units they can attack the Titan. The player who defeats the Titan wins the game. Two 6D dice are rolled to calculate whether an attack is effective or not, and if a player rolls doubles they are given a 15 for their roll. As it stands the game is pretty basic, and the art is incomplete. There also isn't any sound, Part of me is tempted to just over time replace units in the game with models I have done in previous jams, so it could just be a progressive thing. I think that's it for a setup. Now the copy and pasted posts from the Itch devlogs!
  12. [Release] The Power of 45 Brains

    Hello, My friend and I worked on a small puzzle game for this jam, taking inspiration from the title "The Power of 45 Brains". https://foggy-cornslakes.itch.io/the-power-of-45-brains **UPDATE** - The game now has 70% extra content and 200% extra features! Try playing it now and forget what you knew about the first version! Based on our shoddy at best understanding of the concept of neural network, the goal of the game is performing computational operations on an input, in order to produce a specific output. You do that by creating a network between "brains". The input is introduced as signals, that are generated one after the other. The signals move along the network in "ticks", and at the end of each tick, every brain processes all the signals that have reached it, and produces a new signal, according to some basic rule. The basic brain type, for example, produces a signal of the type (color) of the signals that have entered it, given that they all share the same color. Otherwise (if no signals have reached it, or if a set of signals that contains more than one color reaches it), it doesn't produce any signal. As the game progresses new types of "brains" are introduced, and new types of puzzles as well. We plan on updating the game over the coming weeks (to make it more stream friendly and so on), and would love to hear some feedback about it!
  13. Hello everyone! I didn't do a dev log this jam, but I figured I should at least announce the release of my game, 'The President's Dog'. It is based on the episode of the 'Something True' podcast about president Warren G. Harding's dog, Laddie boy. In reality, Harding wrote letters to newspapers and magazines under Laddie Boy's name. But in this fictional universe, Laddie Boy himself types them out, with your help on timing. This is a very short rhythm game with only two different inputs. I was trying for something similar to the Rhythm Heaven series of games. I didn't have as much time to spend on it as last time, so it came out a lot less polished than my wizard jam 4 game. I had to work fast to finish all the graphics. All of Laddie Boy's sprites are traced, and I just used an existing image for Harding's portrait. I also had to omit a proper tutorial. Still, I managed to finish it in time, so I guess it's been a good exercise in cutting corners to meet a deadline. Next time, I'll try to plan better. Looking over the other entries, I'm seeing a lot of great stuff. I look forward to playing other peoples' games and leaving some feedback during the showcase next weekend. Here's the game: https://itch.io/jam/wizard-jam-5/rate/152321
  14. Cooper's Dreams is live on the App Store. Play Twin peaks on your fucking telephone! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coopers-dreams/id1249820676?ls=1&mt=8 ======== ORIGINAL POST ======== Hi, This is maybe a bit late to start a dev log so I suppose this is going to be as much a retrospective as a dev log. This is also my first post here and my first Wizard Jam, so sorry if this is totally uncool. Anyway, the game I made is called Cooper's Dreams based on the episode of Twin Peaks Rewatch with the same name. In the game you play dream Cooper in the red room and are tasked with using the mic to dictate messages for Dianne. The catch is that you have to speak the words in reverse so you get that creepy backwards-talking effect like in the show. For example, if the word is "spoon" you have to try and pronounce "noops" or somethign to that effect. It's way harder than it sounds as most words don't reverse as tidily as "spoons". At the end of the game I run all your backwards talking through speech recognition and you get graded based on how much the computer believed you were talking english. The core game actually came together pretty quickly. I made a rough prototype that just recorded what you said and spat it back at you in reverse. I played this version with a bunch of friends and co-workers and was already having a good time. It was fun to figure out the word correctly but I found it was probably even more fun (or at least funny) when you got it wrong and the game spits to total nonsense back at you. I decided to lean into this failure-as-fun style and play up the nonsense elements of the game. I added a quote generator that mangles real twin peaks quotes by swapping in random other Twin Peaks related verbs / nouns. I also removed the ability to retry words and instead forced the player to stick with their mistakes. Finally I tweaked the scoring so instead of just a pass/fail the speech recognition will take a stab at what it thinks you said and read it's own nonsense interpretation of your nonsense back to you. Having a game that was playing pretty well so early I was sure I'd be finished with heaps of time to spare. Turns out I totally underestimated just quite what a rubbish artist I am. Progress with the art was super slow as I gradually iterated on my pixel art. In the end I'm pretty pleased with where I ended up but I'm still not entirely sure things resemble their show counterpart. Oh well, it was good fun learning to do something a bit different. I realised I've hung on to the last 5 iterations of Cooper so I made a little before after gif. Really not sure why I though cooper was that wide before. Another thing I'm not really sure about is whether this game will ever see the light of day. It's an iPhone only game (it's tied pretty closely to their audio/Siri APIs) so it's really at the mercy of Apple whether they let the app through review. I've submitted the application to Apple so now I've just got to pray whoever reviews the game at Apple is either unfamiliar with Twin Peaks or has a generous perception of "fair use". I will post an update here when Apple makes a verdict. Anyway, sorry for the wall of text, but I felt like I had to share something incase I'm not able to share the game itself.
  15. Hi! This is my second time participating in a game jam and my first Wizard Jam! I got carried away a little fiddling around and trying new stuff but now I think I can put together something playable. You control a robotic fish and make 'friends' with real fish. Here's the article that inspired the title of this pod (episode 210): http://engineering.nyu.edu/press-releases/2012/03/01/what-makes-robot-fish-attractive-hint-its-moves
  16. EDIT: it's an itchio! https://timegentleman.itch.io/the-robots-lips With only a few days left of the jam, some people from the Team Seeking/Recruiting threads have gathered together to make a small game. "The Robot's Lips" will be (subject to any further design changes!) a single-screen platformer where you play as a robot convincing wary humans to love you, with the power of kisses. Possible robophobe cameos include the Idle Thumbs and Will Smith from I, Robot. The team: Atlantic (music) Driadon (coding) DyslexiaKills (coding) ValorianEndymion (art) Vehementa (art) We're all pitching in on design.
  17. Welp, i guess this is my devlog now. hi. I've chosen "The Power of 45 Brains" as my jam title idea doodad. I've also decided to use my in-house(of-one-person) rendering engine with no name. It uses GPU accelerated ray tracing to render geometry. Ray tracing is a simple form of light simulation that has the main benefit of being able to do perfect: hard shadows, reflections, and refractions. This of course comes with manyyy drawbacks, the biggest of which being the reconstruction of geometry which takes some fraction of a second-to a few seconds for a reasonable amount of low poly assets. 30 seconds to a minute for high detail scenes. I hope to implement a better acceleration structure and reconstruction method before next jam so this wont be as much of an issue. But that does mean that for this jam, objects in the game world that need to move will be sparsely updated every so often, so even if the game renders smoothly the game objects with teleport around. Im going to embrace this and try to design the enemies in the game around this. Heres an interesting gfy of my renderer in action Now, with the prefacing out of the way, on to the dev part! Day one: I spent most of day one goofing off rendering @root's low poly nick breckon head in my renderer... But some good things came of this and i fixed a few rendering bugs and added in skinned mesh support to my renderer. dont know if ill even need that but its good to have. So, heres a few images of weird stuff i did on the first day Day two: I need lasers in my game so I started day 2 by writing in laser support to my renderer's volumetric fog algorithm. Which ended up looking something like this: Surpisingly the laser implementation i did worked more or less on the first try, but a few bugs cropped up that needed to be squashed later and they were indeed. Next up i needed a first person laser control mechanism so i did it. (ive fixed the laser lagging behind a bit, it need to be in FixedUpdate) This is trickier than it may look, because the stretched cube placeholder here isnt being rendered by my thing, because, if you recall the game objects in my renderer only update so often which would make for a gun that would be lagging behind, so, its being rendering by another camera onto a renderTexture thats composited onto my renderers output. i think it works quite well! The downside of this is that somewhat ironically in a game with a rendering engine capable of perfect reflections, you wont be able to see yourself. Ill probably have to come up with a reason for this later or maybe not who knows,,, I did some other stuff that cant be shown yet but its coming along nicely i think. sorry if i typed way too much and it was a lot to read.
  18. After making a procedurally-generated pipe photography game for Wizard Jam 4, I'm back for more! I hope ya'll are ready to get hoisted, because LORD HOISTMAS is coming to town. In ancient times, man created a weapon known as the petard. This fearsome explosive was created to destroy walls and doors. But another spicy use was soon discovered: hoisting. 1000 years later, the immortal god-king LORD HOISTMAS rules over the humans. Hoisting has become a professional sport. Every year, we hold the Bagblast tournament, and only the greatest hoister will have the honor of challenging our LORD in the final match. Lord Hoistmas With Bagblast! An explosive bocce-like dystopian pro sports sim with arcade hexagon elements. Play it here: https://blushine.itch.io/lord-hoistmas-with-bagblast Diversifiers used: Hoisted: You can literally hoist yourself by your own petard. Limited Vocabulary: Your only verb is "throw". "You Just Played Yourself 🔑": Every round begins with your placement of the petard. While you are technically competing against an opponent, the real challenge is to throw your balls close to your original throw. A poor petard placement can make this task very difficult. Texture Thrift: Almost every texture in the game is re-used and re-colored at least once.
  19. Released: https://pdotjpg.itch.io/super-hollyweedland === Idle Thumbs 296: https://www.idlethumbs.net/idlethumbs/episodes/super-hollyweedland It's going to be a small, chill walking simulator. You'd think the name would warrant something over the top ridiculous, but I had some very calm images come to mind as I was thinking about that title. Using this as an opportunity to learn super basic 3D modelling. Really hoping to finish something despite a full time job and lack of gamedev skills.
  20. For our WJ game, we decided to pick a game that we could finish with our very limited game dev chops. In Kill the Last Alien, four players find themselves at a dinner table towards the end of a delicious cooked alien mochi meal. With three aliens left on the plate, the four players compete to fill their stomachs. The game takes place over a series of rounds, with points being awarded to those quick enough to get the mochi. For now, here's a picture of the mochi!
  21. All the glorious cyberpunk technobabble that Jake hates.
  22. The game is now available on itch.io! https://fabiandenter.itch.io/transmission-lost ===================== Original post: Hey there, this will be the dev log for my wiz jam game called "Transmission Lost" (named after this episode)! I decided to try something that goes more into the direction of a walking simulator with a small, interesting world to explore and not too much gameplay. This is directly linked to my inability to code (my skills there peak at "using google and copy what other people made") and my ability to do some hopefully nice 3D art. I'll be also using some assets from the asset store that will help me to not only have a functionless level with that standard Unity FPS character and to have some basic "game things". I hope I will figure this all out, as this is the biggest concern I have - getting this all to work together. My plan is to write a short story outline over the first weekend and then do a very basic blockout of the world very early and try to implement the mechanics there. My hope is that I can use the second half of the jam to mass produce art assets and replace the blockout world while maintaining functionality. I do have two weeks off from work starting tomorrow, so in theory I have plenty of time.. But will it work? We'll see! BTW this is my first game jam and also my first game. I do make game art as a hobby, but nothing coming close to a complete game yet (though I'm working on pre production for one with two friends for a couple of months now). So it's not impossible that I'm in tears and despair after a couple of days. If that happens, I hope I can count on your help! I'm also excited to see all the stuff everyone makes! So, let's do this!
  23. It's an itchio! The game is released, but I'll keep polishing it up during this week. The game page: https://zirrrus.itch.io/jelly The WJ entry page: https://itch.io/jam/wizard-jam-5/rate/149759 Original post with lots of outdated information below: Let the Jams begin! It's a tower defense game with enemies based on all of your favourite jelly-related things! jelly enemies Not too sure about these yet, especially the locomotion. One idea is that the basic jellies and jellyfish are pushing the other objects like siege equipment. This can lead to problems where all the pushing jellies get killed and the other things just sit there. Upping the HP of the pushers over time might be able to solve that. basic jelly/jelly(jello) mold - "slimes", move but have no abilities, different kinds/sizes with varying HP toast with jelly - the toast absorbs some of the damage jelly-filled donut - has a little bit of armor before its HP are reduced jar of jelly - has lots of armor and reflects a bit of damage(to your towers or other jellies nearby), turns into regular jelly once armor is gone jellyfish - is faster(?), has an ink-related ability(disable tower temporarily? cloak nearby jellies?) royal jelly - sends out bees when damaged? could be some sort of boss petroleum jelly - damaging(or just killing?) it causes the surrounding jellies to heal slightly towers All the towers are shooting pieces of *********(Ananas comosus), kiwi, mango and other fruit that prevent gelatin from setting. These will probably be upgradable(if there is time). Not sure yet if these can be damaged by the jellies. simple pea shooter - does low amount of damage per second to a single target machine gun turret - does a high amount of damage for a short time, then has to reload mortar - slow firing speed, single shots of high damage against a target with some splash damage to nearby enemies splash - short range, does a very low amount of damage per second to all jellies in range map Tile-based. For now it'll just be a linear meandering path with no branching. If I have the time I'll first add some random generation and then try to maybe implement multiple paths. I still need to decide if the tower's range and their splash damage will be based on an actual spherical radius or a certain number of tiles around them. help If you want to help out, at this point I could use some suggestions for jelly-related things. And at some point I'll need a fun, wobbly piece of music for the game.
  24. The game is finally finished! Download on Itch.io! Original Post: Welcome to "Veggie" Panino's deli! You're the new kitchen hand and it's your first day on the job. But don't worry! Veggie's here to give you pointers and explain how to assemble the perfect "paninis". And if things get a weird, well, try not to worry about it too much. Just keep making "paninis"! This title triggered an idea for a game almost immediately, and I thought it would be too dumb to flesh out into a full game until I thought about it some more, and got really excited about it. Basically it's a 3D block puzzle, where you must fit a selection of vegetables together on a panini base without gaps, and as you progress things will get weirder and weirder. I have hard time communicating exactly how it will play, but hopefully it will make sense once I've got a basic prototype running. I'm going to break from my tradition of spending the first week of the jam entirely on modelling and rigging, and start with the game systems. The biggest problems I'm going to have to solve are: Figuring out where to place things; you'll click on the vegetable you want to place, and then when you move the mouse over the panini a ghost image will show you where the vegetable will end up. I'm going to need to do screen-space raycasts to find the spot on the panini that is currently underneath the mouse, and then work out where on a grid that maps to. I imagine this will be straighforward enough when it's just the panini base, but it gets more complicated when there are vegetables on there. Making a system for triggering various weird effects, and causing these to trigger at specific points in the levels. I think this should be easy enough, and I've got ideas for how to solve it already.
  25. Hello everyone! There will be another Wizard Jam in June. If you're new to the community, Wizard Jam is the community-run game jam we host twice a year. Wizard Jam is not a contest; the main emphasis is to celebrate the Thumbs community through sharing and collaboration over the course of a fortnight. We write devlogs and post GIFs. We offer support and volunteer music, sounds and other assets. We play each other's games and stream them. It's a lot of fun. The other thing we try to emphasise is encouraging people to try making something new and unfamiliar; or to try game development for the first time entirely (quite a few of the entries we've had in the past are from complete first-timers to gamedev!). We run the jam over the course of two weeks to give people the room to try something weird and see how it turns out. Wizard Jam - Friday 2nd June to Sunday 18th June Showcase Weekend - Saturday 24th June to Sunday 25th June Choose an episode title from any show on the Idle Thumbs podcast network and use it as a theme prompt for your game. Use this site to browse through show titles: http://randomthumbs.danjohnmoran.com/ (Thanks to Broxxar, Panzorfork & matt.ishii for providing the site) The diversifiers are an optional challenge for the jam. They're creative prompts, designed to help you design a game around a specific limitation (or set of limitations). You can choose as many (or as few) as you like and incorporate them into your game. "2D's company, 3D's a crowd" - Make a 3D game using only 2D graphics. Limited Vocabulary - Limit your player's verbs (run, jump, punch) to just one! Make a game that explores that verb to its fullest. "You Just Played Yourself 🔑" - Make a game where you play against yourself, or a game where your past movements or actions are important in some way. Hoisted - The game conspires to destroy the player in some way; or the game allows the player to be the cause of their own undoing. Texture Thrift - Use the same art/prop asset as many times as possible in your game, whilst obscuring the fact you are doing this. Frug Froctions - Include another, entirely separate game inside your game. This jam is not a competition, and there is no minimum level of game development experience needed to join. People from all backgrounds are welcome to participate. If you're new to gamedev, let us know! Join us on the forums and on Slack; where you'll find help, advice and encouragement from the community. Entries containing any form of harassment or hate-speech are not permitted. Anything crossing into this territory will be removed. Use this subforum to make development log threads, recruit folks, and chat about development related stuff! There's also the game development subforum and the #wizardjam slack channel. If you aren't a already a member of the slack group and would like an invite, send me a private message at @zerofiftyone and I will make sure you get access. For Wizard Jam 5, we're trying something new! After the jam finishes, we'll be hosting a Showcase Weekend; an opportunity for everybody to step back from the game making process and look at what everyone else has made; with an emphasis on giving feedback and comments to fellow creators. It's covered in the schedule below, and there'll be more details to follow. HERE'S THE PAGE WHERE YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR GAME : [https://itch.io/jam/wizard-jam-5] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Browse Past Wizard Jams: Wizard Jam (Apr 2015) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Winter Wizard Jam (Nov/Dec 2015) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Wizard Jam 2016 (May 2016) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Wizard Jam 4 (Nov/Dec 2016) Subforum Link Itch.io Link