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Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly platformer [Alpha 4 December]
« on: August 05, 2014, 03:24:29 am »

Make it your game


Plataforma ULTRA is a fun and engaging platformer. Levels are challenging but fair. What makes Plataforma ULTRA different? Players can change the world.


Creating and editing is a big part of the game. You can create levels, characters, and sprite sheets without touching code! Create characters from scratch (using Photoshop, for example) or use the in-game editor to create your very own character.

Play through 90 exciting levels filled with platforming challenges. On each level, you can win the points, time and life medals reaching up to the total of 270 medals to collect. Can you win them all?

Plataforma ULTRA is currently in development (open alpha) and it will launch at the beginning of 2015.


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Windows version (32 and 64 bits)


Linux Version (64 bits). Ubuntu 14.04 or similar.

« Last Edit: December 02, 2014, 01:21:47 am by santiaboy »

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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 04:03:18 pm »
Looks cool, I wish you the best of luck with your game.  :D
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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 11:25:15 pm »
Thanks! I am glad you liked it

I started a video devlog series, and this one is the first video. I explain what Plataforma ULTRA is, and give an overview of the whole game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U54SMLv6i3M

They told me I have a thick accent, so I should probably work on that.
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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 12:01:57 am »
Looks quite polished for an alpha footage  ;)

Can't wait to get the 270medals  ;D


Will there be a ghost-system of the current besttime? I think this would be nice for better comparision, so you can see where you loose time.


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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 12:57:54 am »
Thanks alex! Plataforma ULTRA is in the last end of the alpha. By my calculations we will hit beta by September/October.

I was wondering to do an open alpha, or wait for the beta. I think it would help Plataforma ULTRA as more people will be able to play it. But on the other hand, it could have backslash.

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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 05:09:25 pm »
It does look quite polished. Nice work!  :)

One thing, though, is that the "page-scroll" looks rather irritating. It's the level movement in the video at 2:00 - 2:10 where it flips back and forth rather than scrolling smoothly, following the player as it does for most of the rest of the video.
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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 06:02:39 pm »
Thanks!

Users did complain about the camera in the original Plataforma. The main problem is what happens when the camera detects you want to go right and you were going left or viceversa. It tries to adapt to where you want to go, so it rapidly switches sides.

I thought about making a maximum speed cap so it doesn't scroll so fast, and I am tinkering with that (The new version is not shown in the video). Thing is, I don't want it to feel slow, but I don't want players to get dizzy either.


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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2014, 07:45:57 pm »
The thing is, it waits (sometimes) for you to get near the edge of the screen and then zooms to the player, often past it to open the space in front. During most of the time in the video, the player seems centred and seems much more comfortable. I'm not sure why it waits until you near the edge, rather than staying centred. It does this after restarting from the checkpoint at 0:53 - 0:54.

Overall, though, it looks pretty nice. Except the logo at the top of this thread, as it doesn't fit into the forum  :P
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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2014, 08:21:06 pm »
The camera stays a little bit ahead of the player so you can have space to see what's coming ahead (and above). You can hold down the "down arrow" to look below you (I think I don't show this in the video)

I did experiment locking the player to the center of the screen, but the camera moved a lot (as it was locked to player movement) and its movement wasn't as smooth as I liked.

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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2014, 04:48:32 am »
I've been trying a new video format: Features. Videos of a minute long, focusing on one mechanic. This time, springs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnppk7dKAs4

Feedback about the video format, and the video itself is most welcome. Hope you like it! :)

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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2014, 05:58:40 pm »
Open alpha has arrived!


Plataforma ULTRA's open alpha has arrived, and it is coming with a punch! With 50 levels you'll have hours of fun platforming to make!

As it is an alpha, you'll see placeholder art, music, sounds, and levels. However, the essence of the game is already here!

Hope you like it!


Windows version (64 and 32 bits)



Linux Version. Tested on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits


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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2014, 05:47:18 pm »
Devlog #2: Customization

I come once again with another video! As the title suggests, in this devlog I explain what exactly can be modded or customized.

Of course any and all feedback is appreciated!

Hope you like it!

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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer [Alpha's here!]
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2014, 12:45:00 am »
Alpha 2 is here!

Changelog:
  • Controller (xbox 360 pad) support
  • Better "Pause" screen. You can now restart from level 1, or the current level. Plus, it is prettier!
  • Added some more character parts. Go create some characters!
  • Added Quique, a community made character.
  • Bug fixing: the screen doesn't flash white when creating a new character; unlocking levels with zen mode



Windows version (64 and 32 bits)


Linux Version (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits).
If it doesn't work, download the Windows one and use WINE.

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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer [Alpha 2 October 6th]
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2014, 02:41:43 am »
Keep your eyed peeled! Plataforma ULTRA's next version (Alpha 3) is coming next week!

It will come with:
  • Achievements/trophies
  • Unlockables
  • Much more!
Here's a sneek peek of the alpha 3!


Left to right: Quique character, the character creator, and crocky double jumping


Left to right: Trophy won, "You lose" menu

The trophies that you won will appear when you finish a level, or when you lose all your lives.

Full album: http://imgur.com/a/lRGNY

As always, feedback and questions are most welcome!
Cheers!

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Re: Plataforma ULTRA - Mod-friendly arcade platformer [Alpha 2 October 6th]
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2014, 01:18:16 am »
Plataforma ULTRA's Alpha 3!


New on this alpha:
  • Achievements/Trophies
  • Unlockables (characters, sprite sheets, etc)
  • New "You win" and "You lose" screens
  • Several smaller improvement, such as camera tweaks

Download for both Windows and Linux.

Windows version (32 and 64 bits)


Linux Version (64 bits). Ubuntu 14.04 or similar.

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