The first BGP Level Builder is now available with the game-type that started it all; Mars Lander. Pick it up on the Mac App Store today!
The BGP Level Builder
The inspiration for the BGP Level Builder is a continuation of the dream I originally had way back when I created "Mars Lander Builder". The BGP Level Builder comes packed with features that make level creation easier than ever, all of which will be getting their own Feature article in the coming weeks. For now, here's a brief overview:
- Integrated Builder / Runner: Build and test your levels all within one unified interface! The BGP Level Builder features an interface which you can use to build and play your level. There is no need for loading or compiling, you can easily switch between modes on the fly.
- Auto-tiling: Programming magic makes terrain placement lightning fast! Click and move the mouse and watch as the terrain automatically aligns to create a seamless looking level. You can, of course, still manually place tiles if you are so inclined.
- Level Codes: Share your levels with others using a simple text code! All the levels you make with the BGP Level Builder are saved as plain text strings which you can share with ease. The codes can be posted on any social media site, like this game's forum.
- Implied game-modes: The game objective changes to fit however you make it! Don't place an objective and the game will automatically switch to a Collection game-type where you must collect all the point-scoring objects to win.
In addition to these features, here's a list of the functions without which no program would be complete: (In order from top-left side down, then left to right)
- Place Object: Click this button to bring up the Objects Window and pick which Object you will place.
- Play Toggle: Start and stop your level on the fly! No need to wait for compilation.
- Add / Remove Toggle: Toggle the function of the Primary and Secondary Mouse Buttons to accommodate users of a single-button mouse.
- Gird Toggle: Used for alignment.
- Undo / Redo: 32 iterations of your level are saved in memory should you decide you want to go back on any changes you've made.
- Save: Opens the Save Menu which allows you to save the level locally or get the text-code of the level you've made to share with the world!
- Load: Opens the Load Menu which allows you to Paste Level Codes, open internally saved levels, or open Included Levels created by Bluish-Green Productions.
- New: Clears the current level to give you a clean slate. Hit it by accident? Don't worry, it CAN be undone!
- View Mode Toggle: Switch between the utility and preview view mode.
- Close: Close any open menus and quit the program.
BGP Level Builder Mars Lander Edition is available RIGHT NOW on the Mac App Store!
Enjoy the fun of creating your own levels and look forward to lots of levels coming your way courtesy of Bluish-Green Productions.