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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-21 15:43:00 Reply

not a trailer, but this game is coming along pretty nicely now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JYJyq9agKI

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-21 23:50:35 Reply

At 8/20/13 08:53 PM, PrettyMuchBryce wrote: Anyone going to PAX next weekend ? I currently live in Seattle (working here), so it's an easy journey for me. I'll be there Friday and Saturday, and hoping to talk to as many devs as possible. So let me buy you a drink or a coffee or swing by your booth or whatever, and lets talk game dev.

im not a dev nor a pax attendee but i might drop by seattle for a free drink. maybe > ____>


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-22 00:09:58 Reply

At 8/21/13 12:05 PM, Sam wrote: I'm curious, do you sleep in McDonalds, too..?

That's life.

I've always wanted to know, what are the flash regs favourite albums?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-22 01:11:57 Reply

At 8/22/13 12:09 AM, Innermike wrote: I've always wanted to know, what are the flash regs favourite albums?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-22 03:12:40 Reply

Mix tapes

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-22 12:08:05 Reply

At 8/22/13 12:09 AM, Innermike wrote:
At 8/21/13 12:05 PM, Sam wrote: I'm curious, do you sleep in McDonalds, too..?
That's life.

I've always wanted to know, what are the flash regs favourite albums?

That's rough man.

Sometimes by City & Colour has gotta be up there for one of my favourite albums.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-22 12:41:46 Reply

At 8/22/13 03:12 AM, Innermike wrote: ...

:P what can I say? I don't have a favorite album. Never did, and never will. I have favorite individual songs, not entire albums or even artists, really.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-22 14:44:52 Reply

At 8/22/13 12:41 PM, egg82 wrote:
P what can I say? I don't have a favorite album. Never did, and never will. I have favorite individual songs, not entire albums or even artists, really.

Same. I can't describe the genre that I listen to on pandora...it started with house music as the seed, but I hate almost all of it. After that, it put me somewhere in the electronic genre, there's prolly a name for it, but idk.

Favorite song, though, is Nitronic by zircon.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-22 15:53:11 Reply

I guess since I got into music listening to full LPs any other approach seems pretty alien to me.

In other news, I've gone back to flash and I'm working on this game in which you create planets with different sizes properties then launch your little guy off to bounce off/sling around these in order to avoid obstacles and reach the end goal. It's pretty neat though and it's refreshing working on shit like this again but I swear to god if a single person says it's anything like Angry Birds space...

Hopefully I'll be able to contribute to the next round of screenshots.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-22 20:24:33 Reply

At 8/22/13 03:53 PM, Innermike wrote: I guess since I got into music listening to full LPs any other approach seems pretty alien to me.

In other news, I've gone back to flash and I'm working on this game in which you create planets with different sizes properties then launch your little guy off to bounce off/sling around these in order to avoid obstacles and reach the end goal. It's pretty neat though and it's refreshing working on shit like this again but I swear to god if a single person says it's anything like Angry Birds space...

Hopefully I'll be able to contribute to the next round of screenshots.

You have until #screenshotsaturday. It seems like it'd be a lot more launch and pray than strategizing (for at least the first few launches), especially if a slingshot mechanic is needed for a puzzle.

It hit me that I can make properties for my units so I don't have to constantly loop through an array and test each one. Simple enough, store the damage that the unit will take, if he blocked the attack, and a getter for if the unit will end up dead or low hp because of the impending damage. It didn't occur to me to store "the future" in the unit itself for some reason...now to clean up everything.

Well, now to do circuits hw, then to fix the--play dota, then fix the code
It feels like when I forgot I could extend a class to add specific functionalities...
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-23 19:31:30 Reply

At 8/22/13 08:24 PM, MSGhero wrote: It seems like it'd be a lot more launch and pray than strategizing (for at least the first few launches), especially if a slingshot mechanic is needed for a puzzle.

I don't think it matters, besides, I've never been good at making or solving puzzles anyway (still can't beat Portal) so I guess I'm focusing on just making it fun to dick around.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-24 15:19:59 Reply

GUIDE has restored some of my faith in matlab.

Post 'em time

Started juggernaut 2, and it's going nicely so far, I'm like 2 months ahead of last year after a week of progress. Since I'm rewriting everything, it won't go that quickly, but still it's nice. Not the most interesting screenshot, but the artist just got back, so I haven't done anything interesting yet.

The other game, tentatively titled "Princess Wars" I'm experimenting in. It looked like it would be a boring FFT clone, so I'm adding a lot of dynamic stuff to it. Right now I'm doing dynamic dialogue, where it queries the current game state and finds the dialogue that best fits there. I'm like 2/3 in this, so I can't actually compile for a screenshot right now, but I'll upload a demo for suggestions later. Future plans: dynamic face expressions, maybe idle animations, more streamlining of the command interface, just stuff to juice up the battle system.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-24 19:47:10 Reply

At 8/24/13 03:19 PM, MSGhero wrote: Post 'em time

I'm working more on technical stuff, so it's pretty hard to show a screenshot. Basically one day I asked myself, "can I make my own Skype?" - and for shits and giggles, I decided to try. This allows multiple compression algorithms as well as multiple levels of compression, and several different encryption algorithms as well if you're into that. Audio, video, text, the whole shebang, because why not? From my current testing (which isn't much, and also isn't complete) this SHOULD be faster than Skype, as well as more lightweight.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-24 20:01:59 Reply

At 8/24/13 07:47 PM, egg82 wrote: From my current testing (which isn't much, and also isn't complete) this SHOULD be faster than Skype, as well as more lightweight.

If it doesn't have flash ads, it's already faster and less memory-intensive than skype.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-24 23:09:26 Reply

Guys, someone explain to me why anyone puts up with HTML5 game programming (JavaScript, rather)? It takes me back to the days of AS2 where trying to object-orient anything was a task for a man with a deathwish.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-24 23:19:38 Reply

At 8/24/13 11:09 PM, Archawn wrote: Guys, someone explain to me why anyone puts up with HTML5 game programming (JavaScript, rather)? It takes me back to the days of AS2 where trying to object-orient anything was a task for a man with a deathwish.

Its trendy!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 09:36:42 Reply

At 8/24/13 11:09 PM, Archawn wrote: Guys, someone explain to me why anyone puts up with HTML5 game programming (JavaScript, rather)? It takes me back to the days of AS2 where trying to object-orient anything was a task for a man with a deathwish.

The reason why I have to build games with javascript and HTML5 is purely because there are no plugins supported universally across mobile browsers. Since the Flash plugin was shit-canned JS is now the only choice. Simple as that. Lack of choice forces you to develop is JS if you wish to run your games in a browser.

The best solution is to build native apps for each platform, and stick to plugins for desktop browsers, however there is still demand for browser based software (Web 2.0 bollocks) so unfortunately we are being forced against our wills to comply with this medieval bullshit called JS.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 09:57:02 Reply

At 8/25/13 09:36 AM, Rustygames wrote: The best solution is to build native apps for each platform, and stick to plugins for desktop browsers, however there is still demand for browser based software (Web 2.0 bollocks) so unfortunately we are being forced against our wills to comply with this medieval bullshit called JS.

What about haxe openfl? Flash export for browser, iOS and android exports...

Or AIR, but you'd need a separate as3 version that doesn't use any ANEs for browser.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 11:15:29 Reply

At 8/25/13 09:57 AM, MSGhero wrote:
At 8/25/13 09:36 AM, Rustygames wrote: The best solution is to build native apps for each platform, and stick to plugins for desktop browsers, however there is still demand for browser based software (Web 2.0 bollocks) so unfortunately we are being forced against our wills to comply with this medieval bullshit called JS.
What about haxe openfl? Flash export for browser, iOS and android exports...

Or AIR, but you'd need a separate as3 version that doesn't use any ANEs for browser.

I've never heard of the former but I know AIR does not run in the browser. By browser you know I mean, chrome, safari and the android stock browser right? And I'm talking about mobile only here, not desktop


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 12:17:25 Reply

Yeah I'm rocking OpenFl, I honestly don't know why people aren't all over it.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 13:39:58 Reply

At 8/25/13 11:15 AM, Rustygames wrote: I've never heard of the former but I know AIR does not run in the browser. By browser you know I mean, chrome, safari and the android stock browser right? And I'm talking about mobile only here, not desktop

Ohh I see. Haxe is basically as3 syntax with a few goodies, and it compiles to pretty much every language. Openfl is an extension of that which exports to flash, win/mac/linux, html5, ios, android, and blackberry.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 15:26:15 Reply

Okay, so I'm a day late for Screenshot Saturday, but I've got the goods!

This is from one of my upcoming games, an RPG called Ender Story. It's just a battle screenshot of one of the characters summoning a fire beast and it attacking an enemy. We've just about finished the battle system now and have just to add cut scenes, saving/loading, some menu functionality and then we'll get it tested and released. It's probably about four to six weeks or so from being wrapped up now and then the sponsor hunt begins again.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 15:32:43 Reply

At 8/25/13 03:26 PM, VoidForce wrote: add cut scenes, saving/loading

Mannnn, I was on a roll. Now I'm depressed cuz you reminded me about those nightmares... :(

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 15:59:08 Reply

At 8/25/13 01:39 PM, MSGhero wrote:
At 8/25/13 11:15 AM, Rustygames wrote: I've never heard of the former but I know AIR does not run in the browser. By browser you know I mean, chrome, safari and the android stock browser right? And I'm talking about mobile only here, not desktop
Ohh I see. Haxe is basically as3 syntax with a few goodies, and it compiles to pretty much every language. Openfl is an extension of that which exports to flash, win/mac/linux, html5, ios, android, and blackberry.

Is the JS/HTML5 capabilities of Haxe really complete though? Last I saw it was unreliable at best


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 16:07:25 Reply

At 8/25/13 03:59 PM, Rustygames wrote: Is the JS/HTML5 capabilities of Haxe really complete though? Last I saw it was unreliable at best

Openfl, not just haxe. And I have no idea, I doubt it's unreliable at this point, maybe not entirely bug-free, though.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 17:51:28 Reply

At 8/25/13 03:26 PM, VoidForce wrote: just to add cut scenes, saving/loading, some menu functionality

Those kind of things take up 80% of my time.

Also sorry no screenshot, this game is painfully plain, maybe something for testing tuesday.

Also @VoidForce, it's been what 6 weeks since that big Japanese talk, I've learned about 200 kanji in that time (and around 500 words too), with a couple dozen more I'm currently trying to lock down, the SRS system is a wondrous thing. I've seen that 550 of the ~2000 joyo kanji will cover about 70% of most texts, while 1100 will cover about 90%, so I can't wait to actually start reading practice, there are a whole bunch of great mobile apps for Japanese learning too so that's nice.

Reading is proving to be an order of magnitude easier than everything else though, all the homophones are murder, it's one of those things I know I'd only be able to work on living in Japan. It's easy to tell the difference between 公 and 高 in text but they're both pronounced the same way, with a bit of thought you might be able to tell from context which one the person is referring to, but what about more similar words? Shit's crazy.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 19:47:31 Reply

i made a post in general and it got deleted immediately didn't realize the mods around here were still that active

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 19:54:04 Reply

At 8/25/13 07:47 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote: i made a post in general and it got deleted immediately didn't realize the mods around here were still that active

Posts you'd think are good will usually turn into a warzone in general. y advice is to lurk around a bit to make sure what you're posting won't start crap the mods'll need to deal with, or they simply won't deal with it (via locking or deleting)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-25 20:03:43 Reply

At 8/25/13 07:54 PM, egg82 wrote:
At 8/25/13 07:47 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote: i made a post in general and it got deleted immediately didn't realize the mods around here were still that active
Posts you'd think are good will usually turn into a warzone in general. y advice is to lurk around a bit to make sure what you're posting won't start crap the mods'll need to deal with, or they simply won't deal with it (via locking or deleting)

@Diki destroyed one thread I saw, it way beautiful.

Also he was prolly trolling and didn't expect anyone to be watching.

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At 8/25/13 05:51 PM, Innermike wrote:
Also @VoidForce, it's been what 6 weeks since that big Japanese talk, I've learned about 200 kanji in that time (and around 500 words too), with a couple dozen more I'm currently trying to lock down, the SRS system is a wondrous thing. I've seen that 550 of the ~2000 joyo kanji will cover about 70% of most texts, while 1100 will cover about 90%, so I can't wait to actually start reading practice, there are a whole bunch of great mobile apps for Japanese learning too so that's nice.

Reading is proving to be an order of magnitude easier than everything else though, all the homophones are murder, it's one of those things I know I'd only be able to work on living in Japan. It's easy to tell the difference between 公 and 高 in text but they're both pronounced the same way, with a bit of thought you might be able to tell from context which one the person is referring to, but what about more similar words? Shit's crazy.

Not going to lie, I've gotten pretty lazy as far as learning goes. I got hiragana down and then have kept putting off katakana. Kind of funny/irritating in that they're the shorter, simple ones and the kanji is the one with thousands of characters. What I have been doing is learning basic spoken Japanese through JapanesePod101, simply because I can do that anywhere. Usually in bed at night or right after I get up, also on the train when I'm heading to and from Belfast.

I'm moving house at the moment so as soon as I get into the new one and my stuff unpacked and internet connection up, I'm going to make an aim to have Katakana done by the end of September which by most estimations from people is more than enough time.

Most people seem to say that languages are easier to pick up when you're around people that speak it, which makes sense. Got any plans as far as going to Japan for any decent time to help learning? There are loads of people around that I've spoken to recently (mostly Korean, a few Japanese) that have been up for Skype chatting for a bit of language exchange if that would help pronunciation?


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