Loads of bug fixes, level design tweaks, and new features.
MGDS was a huge success! There was almost always a line to play the game, and I got a ton of useful feedback. Here are some pictures:
Most of the feedback was related to level design. I came home with a phone full of “todo” items. Here are some screenshots of overhauled or brand new sections that resulted:
I also did some writing. I got sick of exporting dialogue files from my web browser, so I converted Dialogger to a desktop app usingApp.js. It’s not maintained anymore, but it was way easier to set up than node-webkit, which apparently is the current standard.
One thing that really bothered me when watching people play Lemma was the fact that any time they touched a wall, their momentum was instantly killed by friction, even though the player character’s friction is set to zero.
I read an article from Mike Bithell about how he solved this problem in his new game Volume. My solution is very similar, but it jumps straight to the correct movement angle rather than incrementing by 5 degrees and re-testing. Here’s how it used to work:
And here’s the new, smoother version:
Another thing I forgot to show off earlier is that now, Joan’s feet move much more realistically when you’re turning in place. I also added an option to display a reticle at the center of the screen, for the purpose of lessening motion sickness in some players. It’s disabled by default because no one has complained so far, but it’s there if you need it. Here’s a GIF showing off both new features:
That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading!
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6hours 42mins ago by et1337
"Salvation is easy because it cost God so much, but the manifestation of it in my life is difficult."
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@VidGames_Bible its*. It doesn't matter for a regular blog, but the first time you have to modify the code, it's a disaster.
Jul 27 2014, 12:08am by et1337
@VidGames_Bible Modern web apps are all about routes, templates, and views. WP is built on the old idea that each page is it's own script.
Jul 27 2014, 12:07am by et1337
@MaxPMallory Yeah, it does do a lot for you. But looking at / editing the code feels like stepping into a time portal back to the 1990s.
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