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Lil pirate DEMO
Author: AndyUK Submitted: 25th March, 2008 Favourites:0
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Yet another Mascot platformer from AndyUK!

I wasn't going to release a demo but i've hit a bit of 'writers block' or whatever the equivalent is for Indie game developers...

So, the game!

It's 2d platformer inspired by the gameplay of the old arcade game The Newzealand story.

There are a variety of different weapons found in the levels (not all seen in the demo) that can be used to get to goodies as well as kill bad guys.

Coins can be spent in Shops found in some levels and there are loads of secrets in the levels.

Let me know what you think of the game.

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Posted by Noyb 26th March, 2008

If I jumped while underneath a low-hanging metal block in the area in the start of the second level where you fall through the floor and get a bomb and a 1-up, it wouldn't let me jump anymore. Also happened to me in the 1-up room hidden down an invisible staircase behind some floor tiles partway through the first level. Also, was it your intention to have the octorok-like enemies' projectiles be larger than the tile size? It looks odd when a projectile attack from a tile one below you kills you when you're standing slightly to the side on a platform one tile up.

I do like the style, and the rest of the engine seems tight. You used the different weapon mechanics to make some interesting optional puzzles.

Oh, and how long is the demo? I finished the second level, where it kicked me back into the map, then the first level again when I pressed shift. I didn't find a way back into the map, and it didn't seem to let me move on the map when I restarted the game.
Posted by markno2 26th March, 2008

If you jump through a jump-through platform and hold down with the shield, you can see the pirate appears behind the platform but the shield appears in front. :0

If you hold down while in the air with the shield, you can MMF's lag between repositioning the objects. :b

Also, pressing some number keys allows you to see detectors. :}
Posted by J.R.P 26th March, 2008
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Good lil demo you got there! Can i give demos stars, its just a demo so ill give ya 3 stars for it!

Posted by -MacAdaM- 26th March, 2008

This game is nice Andy. I actually thought it was kind of hard. I like how you need certian wepons to get certian things, it makes the game fun. Actually that idea is a very generic one, but not a lot of click games have it. I liked it a lot, and i cant wait untill the full game is released.
Posted by Aliashoj 27th March, 2008

It's a nice game, but Buzz is better
Posted by Dustin Gunn 27th March, 2008

"If you hold down while in the air with the shield, you can MMF's lag between repositioning the objects. :b"

MMF doesn't have lag, that's just order of operations. The player moves after the shield does every frame. If he moves the event around it'll look right
Posted by AndyUK 27th March, 2008

yeah, i should really make the shield move inside the movement loops instead of the 'shield' group.
Posted by Retired Kliker Lazarus 29th March, 2008

It's just too much like Tops and Buzz. Fun game, but more of the same. No offense, ANDYUKY.
Posted by AndyUK 29th March, 2008

Well it is more advanced in some ways from Buzz the squirrel and Tops the pig games.

perhaps not immediately noticeable though.
Posted by AndyUK 31st March, 2008

Btw there are no more levels after the 2nd grass level.
Posted by The Chris Street 3rd April, 2008
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2nd grass level? You mean the 2nd part of the beach stage? I can't get any further than that.
Posted by AndyUK 4th April, 2008

Maybe i borked it up? That is rather like me...

I didn't even look at the demo after i made it lol
Posted by Zezard 7th April, 2008

The levels are too empty for my taste. I think it would do much for the game if you just spent some time making lots of pretty backdrops and adding them a little here and there. Some flashy particle effects for collision and explosions wouldn't hurt neither.
I think you can make something great out of this, but as it is now, I find it kind of lame. I'd say: Implement more Effects, graphics and speed.
Posted by AndyUK 10th April, 2008

It's a little disheartening to hear peoples indifference towards it so far given how much work ive put into it.
Comment edited by Captain Andyman on 4/10/2008
Posted by The Chris Street 12th April, 2008
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Don't be disheartened! The engine is great and there's obviously been a lot of work put in. The only suggestion I have is to make the levels slightly less linear?

I think it's pretty good so far (would be great to see the full demo though, including the grass stage!)

Posted by Aaron Tomko 20th May, 2008

Nice job so far. Keep up the work and you'll have something great.
Posted by 25th May, 2008

This demo had very little to do with pirates. I hope you add some swash buckling, maybe a pirate ship level and some more yo ho ho and a bottle of rum type of stuff.
Posted by AndyUK 1st September, 2008

There's water... will that do?





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