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santiaboy

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Plataforma - ALL ABOUT CUSTOMIZATION
« on: March 26, 2013, 02:04:22 am »
Plataforma is a platformer game that lets you create your own characters, levels and be playing them right away.

You can modify Plataforma to make it your game. It is free and available in Desura for Windows and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bits. Click here (or the button below) to go to the Desura page, where you can download it.


Creating is easy


You can use your tool of preference, but I recommend using Inkscape for characters and sprite sheets, and Tiled for levels. I made tutorials in .txt format, which are included in the game download, as well as video tutorials explaining how to make levels, characters and sprite sheets. Currently, they have Spanish audio and English subtitles. Also, I started making online tutorials on the official website. These tutorials include images to make creating even easier for you!

How can you contribute to the game?

  • Creating a cool looking characters, levels, or sprite sheets, and posting them on the forums, or send it via twitter with the hashtag #plataformaVideogame.
  • Making a review in Desura
  • Telling your friends!

I hope you enjoy the game!

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« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 05:44:36 pm by santiaboy »

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 02:42:00 am »
Video is private  ;) but looks good, keep up the good work!

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 03:51:13 am »
Thanks, I modified to "public".

I know it's a long way, but to see what I accomplished in so little time, is very rewarding.

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 04:08:04 am »
Excellent, much better.

Just gave the game a try.

Overall the controls are great, however one thing bothered me. When you jump up against a wall you seem to 'stick' to it, kind of super meat boy fashion, however it seems to reset your jump press. So for instance if you jump up a block and are still holding the jump button you will do another rapid jump at the top. Not sure if this is designed this way or a bug but it killed me more then once :(

You have a great game in the making going on, keep it up!

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 04:19:43 am »
It's a known bug. It happens because of how I wrote the collision detection, I wanted to re-write it but I had some more important things (such as the English language support), and to be honest, didn't think it would be detrimental to gameplay. I'll try to change it for the 1.0 release.

Thanks for trying the game, Gobbles :)

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 04:34:40 am »
I also tried your game and it looks very good!! I found it polished enough to actually captivate my attention for a while!! Keep going because you re in the right track :D

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 06:20:36 pm »
Se ve bien =D

it is look good

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 10:53:24 pm »
Thanks to both of us!

If anyone is interested the issue/bug that Goobles encountered is due to handling the collision when the character intersects a solid tile, and it is beneath it. What I did was to set the y velocity to 0, but as it caused trouble I'm trying to make a better solution.
Also, I'm working on polishing the code, and looking into pointers to functions, to methods, etc, so I can make some buttons classes and make it more appealing to the look.

Last thing: did any of you noticed that you can look whats below you by holding the down arrow key? I didn't put that on the Help>controls, as I thought that might be some "instictive thing", like I press down so I look down.

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 11:28:19 am »
It's a good game; oddly captivating as well :)

One thing I would do it to add more of the 'skill jumps'.

Like this jump to the right. I think it would make the game a lot harder if there were a few variants of skill jumps that require a certain movement path

santiaboy

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013, 10:53:19 pm »
Thanks for playing it, and for the input! :)

I thought of adding more skill jumps, and there will be with the release some with the new levels. Right now I'm designing a settings loader/saver and the possibility to enable and disable vertical sync, so a new set of levels might not appear with the next update.

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 02:43:51 am »
I know it's a long way, but to see what I accomplished in so little time, is very rewarding.

Indeed. That's a damn good job for being made in only a month. Congrats!

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2013, 04:12:28 am »
Could you teach me how to make player jump ?

santiaboy

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2013, 05:21:24 am »
In the game? press Space

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2013, 05:43:54 am »
No, I mean the implementation of the code.

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Re: Platform - The simple platformer game
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2013, 06:12:33 am »
Do you have your character moving on screen? How did you do that? using acceleration?

Try to make him move upwards but on every "refresh" (every tick, every time it loops, or however you call it) gravity pulls him down. It's easy to think about it if you have some physics knowledge.  :)

 

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