"A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Feb 2019), 1000 $ 1st prize

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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 300 $ 1st prize

Postby Pitto » Nov 01, 2018 9:36

So its going to be a platform game?

I wish develop a tile based game. The tile based grid itself could be used at runtime as a platform base, a 2d map (orthogonal or isometric) or a perspective grid.
Each tile has got its value stored in a 2d array.
Concerning the game engine itself, IMO the core of the gameplay, I've not developed it yet.
Graphics and sprites are an important part of the game, to draw I use Aseprite, a powerful sprite editor. It allows also to work frame by frame and multilevel. The work can be exported as a spritesheet.
My intention is release at the end of the competition both level editor and game engine sources. Assuming that I can finish in time :)
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 300 $ 1st prize

Postby Eponasoft » Nov 04, 2018 15:22

My entry will be a platformer/puzzler. Not gonna get into any gameplay details here, but I don't mind discussing some of the technical details. It's powered by a FreeBASIC conversion of ERGE, my game library that powers the PC conversion of FX-Unit Yuki. The game runs at 800x600 and has fixed-ratio scaling if you change the window size. It plays like a console game (since this is what I do now anyway) and should build on all platforms that support FMOD. ERGE natively supports mappy's basic .MAP format, so there was no need to code up a custom map editor, which cuts out a big chunk of dev time.

I am a firm believer in open source and completely free licenses, so the source for both the game engine and library will both be open and free under the WTFPL2.
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 300 $ 1st prize

Postby Imortis » Nov 05, 2018 12:51

So I was planning on making something for this, but an unexpected thing happened. I lost my job... And then gained a new one at the same company... I have been in panic mode for the last month. I don't think I will have time to get anything done on time, but I am considering donating to the pot still. Once my first check comes in from the new position, I will reach out.
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Postby leopardpm » Nov 06, 2018 20:49

argh! I want to play too! already a month behind.... thats just an excuse though

In any case, I would like to contribute to the 'pot' as well - add $100 to split up between the various winners.

BasicCoder2: Whats wrong with what we have been edging on all these years? a basic tilemap world with AI sprites doing things... perhaps trying to capture the FB horse running around (player) who needs to deprive the AI of food so that they all starve... or something all those lines... lol... off the cuff
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Nov 06, 2018 20:57

Just sent me your donation via paypal to lachie13@yahoo.com with a message (FBGD competition), so I can officially up the awards.
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Postby leopardpm » Nov 06, 2018 21:25

Lachie Dazdarian wrote:Just sent me your donation to lachie13@yahoo.com with a message (FBGD competition), so I can officially up the awards.

ok, just because i am stupid... send it to your email...how?
I have bitcoin, paypal, credit cards, remittly....
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Nov 06, 2018 21:26

Sorry, paypal. I'll correct my post.
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Postby leopardpm » Nov 06, 2018 21:35

ok, transferring money to my paypal...3-5 bus days...then on to you Mr. Lachie
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Postby BasicCoder2 » Nov 07, 2018 0:31

leopardpm wrote:BasicCoder2: Whats wrong with what we have been edging on all these years? a basic tilemap world with AI sprites doing things... perhaps trying to capture the FB horse running around (player) who needs to deprive the AI of food so that they all starve... or something all those lines... lol... off the cuff

It is a big jump from some game engine demo to some actual fun to play game using that engine.

Writing AI was the game for me.

I do have some ideas but it would involve a simple game engine and graphics more at this level.
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Postby leopardpm » Nov 07, 2018 0:54

BasicCoder2 wrote:Writing AI was the game for me

yup... actually working on virtually any algorithm is fun, but I prefer AI and graphic algos...

It is a big jump from some game engine demo to some actual fun to play game using that engine.

we can worry about how 'fun' it is afterwards - perhaps once get 'something' playable then the potential fun aspects will be easier to see
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 300 $ 1st prize

Postby badidea » Nov 11, 2018 22:46

One month has passed and progress on my game is slow. It is basically a platform game, but I have never made a platform game before. More complex than I thought with all kind of states for the player character. And a still don't know if my idea will be fun or even playable...
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Postby chung » Nov 12, 2018 0:06

i am making a sandbox like game that takes place on a seashore island
=> http://chungswebsite.blogspot.com/2018/08/seashorechung-3d-island-ocean-seashore.html

currently adding a dive underwater function
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Postby badidea » Nov 12, 2018 20:23

chung wrote:currently adding a dive underwater function

A seahorse?
BasicCoder2 wrote:?

@BasicCoder2: Everything ok there? A saw a bunch of posts by you ~12 hours ago, now gone?
Anyway, I solved an issue with with the player state that involved returning from 'jumping' state to 'idle' state. I'll post the my game code (finished or not) in January.
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Postby chung » Nov 13, 2018 6:44

badidea wrote:A seahorse?


no, a undersea swim with fishes, go to the deep ocean then [S]
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 300 $ 1st prize

Postby BasicCoder2 » Nov 16, 2018 23:33

badidea wrote:@BasicCoder2: Everything ok there? A saw a bunch of posts by you ~12 hours ago, now gone?

Yes still standing up right :) Decided I should stop posting partly finished demos. Over the last few years I have been figuring out how to make old retro games like Mario, Pengo, Donkey Kong, Batman the Movie (Amiga), Pacman and so on as a programming exercise and it has given me some respect for what they achieved on the old machines. I read somewhere that Zelda took one year and 100 people to make!

The hardest and time consuming part for me is the graphics.

Getting back on topic it is in the back of mind how to incorporate the FreeBASIC theme in a simple retro style game as I work on some game ideas inspired by these old classics but time is running out.

Where are you getting your characters?

This sprite sheet has a good set of template activities for a modifiable character.
http://tradnux.com/teej-character-base-sprite-sheet/
https://host-a.net/f/67872-stripsheetch ... emplatezip

I have been using the sprite sheet as place value characters in a platform game.
Probably could change the character's title to FreeBasic Avenger if I can weave the FB theme into a platform game :)

Code: Select all

' template sprite modified and taken from,
' http://tradnux.com/teej-character-base-sprite-sheet/
' https://host-a.net/f/67872-stripsheetcharbasetemplatezip

const SCRW    = 1280  'screen dimensions
const SCRH    = 600

screenres SCRW,SCRH,32
color rgb(0,0,0),rgb(200,200,255):cls

' =========    make redAvenger sprite  ==========
dim shared as any ptr redAvenger
redAvenger = imagecreate(132,57)
dim as ulong colors(8)
colors(0)=RGB(255,0,255)
colors(1)=RGB(0,0,0)
colors(2)=RGB(128,0,0)
colors(3)=RGB(237,28,36)
colors(4)=RGB(255,174,201)
colors(5)=RGB(166,13,20)
colors(6)=RGB(130,11,17)
colors(7)=RGB(66,0,0)
dim as integer n
dim as string datum
for i as integer = 0 to  131
    read datum
    for j as integer = 0 to  56
        n = val(mid(datum,j+1,1))
        pset redAvenger,(i,j),colors(n)
    next j
next i

'=======================================================================

type AGENT
    as integer x         'current position of image
    as integer y
    as integer w
    as integer h
    as integer xd        'velocity in pixel change
    as integer yd
end type

dim shared as AGENT ag1
ag1.x = 14     'top left corner of image
ag1.y = 369
ag1.w = 22      'dimensions of agent (same as image in this case)
ag1.h = 57
ag1.xd = 4      'velicity in pixels per frame
ag1.yd = 0

dim shared as integer frame   'used for this example

sub drawWorld()
    screenlock
    cls
    locate 4,4
    print "HIT ESC KEY TO END DEMO"
    line (0,ag1.y+ag1.h+1)-(SCRW-1,ag1.y+ag1.h+1),rgb(0,0,0)
    put (ag1.x,ag1.y), redAvenger,(frame*ag1.w,0)-(frame*ag1.w+ag1.w-1,ag1.h-1),trans
    screenunlock
    frame = frame + 1
    if frame = 6 then frame = 0
    ag1.x = ag1.x + ag1.xd
end sub

sub update()
    drawWorld()
end sub

dim as double now1
now1 = timer

update()
do
    if timer > now1 + 0.2 then
        now1 = timer
        update()
    end if
    sleep 2
loop until multikey(&H01)

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