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Canthos DEMO

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there are bugs in it, I'm aware that it's not totally perfect. I'm here to take as many pies in the face as you can dish out, because i need feedback, including negative feedback.

I am gladly accepting more beta testers, especially if you have a lot of input or know a decent amount about AS. Please get ahold of me on AIM at GandoofTheWise.

Canthos is a showboating, thieving rogue who lives in a steam powered world in the clouds. This demo takes place right after the tutorial level, where he steals an artifact known only as the Compass of Fate and than makes his escape out of the city.

Control reference -
(you can hit esc in the game to bring up a menu to see the controls there as well)
RUN - left and right arrow keys
JUMP - Spacebar
GRAB / ATTACK - Ctrl. (you can grab cielings and walls using this button to reach otherwise unreachable locations)
DUCK - Down arrow - you can roll once ducked.
SLAM - Down + Jump

Interesting things to note:
I had been working on a game previous to this but I had no previous knowledge of coding and it got delayed big time. I started in on this thinking it'd be easier to make a platformer game rather than an RPG, oh how wrong i was.
This game is basically what taught me AS, and i'm even still learning. a lot of stuff in this feels like it's put together with crazy glue.
I've done all the art, coding, animation. Everything except the music, which hats off to Cazok for the fantastic job he's doing. I recommend all of you give this guy a listen, he does some good work!

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Very nice

I killed the boss with 25 HP remaining. :)

You're right. Side scrollers are not easier than RPG's. They're actually one of the hardest game types to code. If you're looking for easy then go for point and click adventures.

I was expecting something totally crappy, but you've managed to dish out a pretty solid and incredibly ambitious game. The ceiling climbing and stuff makes it not just another platformer. Also I like steam punk.

Nice game!

Somehow I got the first enemy to killl itself by crouching under it... good game anyways.


Yes it does glitch, but I still give it a 10! No way is this awesome storyline and game crap.

you have a lot of work!!

first it's good at first and stuff but when you really play it you see a llot of glitches like when i was hanging on a wal and i did graple the character turned so his sword was stuck in mid air and the graple sword went true a wal ... you habe a lot of those things
but with some more work this wil become a good game

Good for an AS beginner

Just a few notes though:
1.When attacked in mid air, you stop falling

2. Don't use keys like ctrl, as when used in certain combinations, they can do stuff to certain programs and computers.

3. I find that your hitboxes are a little bit too low compared to your actual art.

4.Don't bag yourself out like that. The visuals are great. And the coding is fine.
If you fix the few things that I have suggested, I would give you a ten.

This game is actually quite good.
I could imagine it getting featured (possibly this demo could as well.)

Xiphon responds:

We'll see if it does, honestly if i was going for ratings, i woulda released it around 7 PM, but I just wanted to get it out.

The controll scheme thing to me has always worked, I think it's because Tomb Raider was the first computer game I ever really played, and it had a nearly identical control scheme, and I just got used to it.
It's one of those things I don't know unless I release demos like this, so I'm glad info is coming back.