Crazy ball, another physics game in progress...

Discussion in 'Game Development' started by melonZgz, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. melonZgz

    melonZgz Active Member Licensed User

    Hi there!
    I'm still testing which one will be my next project after the platformer, so I'm making some prototypes to test game types and concepts.
    I was thinking in something like Amazing Alex/ The incredible machine:



    After thinking well about it, and to be honest, I find it too complex. It could take me a lot of time to make a game like that: there are a lot of objects, like punching gloves, scissors that can cut a rope...
    And what if I spend that too many time making a game that has no success?
    After that I found TigerBall, a throwing balls game:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Laxarus.TigerBall
    I find it funny, I can use the graphics I have been making for the other one, it's a game that can work well in the store and it's an easy game to do!
    So, I have made a very basic prototype, just swipe the ball to the basket:



    What do you think? I think I'll make this one, and after that I can try the Amazing Alex game... Or I can try a simplified Amazing Alex...
     
  2. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    The original concept (The Incredible Machine) was great because it was unique when it came out back in 92 or 93?

    I never played a flash nor mobile version of it because I knew how the original was like and I didn't want to play such game anymore.
    not because it was bad but when I went through a lot of levels I lost interest because things repeated too much.

    The ball game is a simplified version but technically the same game.

    Game taste differs a lot and I would prefer playing the rick dangerous game above this one to be honnest. But who am I :)
     
  3. melonZgz

    melonZgz Active Member Licensed User

    Incredible machine was a great game! After all I think I'll make some prototype about it, but it's not an easy project, I still have to investigate a lot of things there: drag and drop objects, manipulate them, rotate, attach one to another, advanced physics like cutting a rope...
    Ball game is way more simple, just throw balls with your fingers and hit all kind of things... it's fun!
     
  4. andymc

    andymc Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Nice work, looks like you've really got to grips with Box2D and your games look very professional.
     
  5. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    oh, I thought the ball video was from the game you were refering to. nice progress then.
     
  6. melonZgz

    melonZgz Active Member Licensed User

    Hi there again!
    I just wanted to share with you some progress I've made with this one:



    I've made a nice (I think) title, and started to work on the interface.
    Instead of levels, in this one I'm trying "episodes". As you can see in the video, the first one has 2 levels, the other ones will have around 5 or more levels each. The idea is that you have a limited amount of balls to finish each episode, and if you run out of balls you'll have to start the episode again, from it's first level.
    I still have to add more objects, and then I'd like to make a shop where you can buy more balls and powerups...
     
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  7. ilan

    ilan Expert Licensed User

    Very nice @melonZgz
    I like it a lot. You bring me back the passion to do more box2d game after the big disappointment of my platform game. :(
     
  8. melonZgz

    melonZgz Active Member Licensed User

    I'm very sorry to hear that your platformer isn't doing well:(
    I think it's a good game, sometimes one wonders why spending so many hours in something that gives almost nothing. Nobody can imagine how many hours I've spent in my UFO game, and I have almost no downloads...
    I think that I won't get the same success that I'm getting with my catapult again, sometimes I wonder why I'm spendin so many hours doing new games...
    In the other hand, I really like making games, that's why I'm doing this game, and all the games that I'm thinking about
     
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  9. melonZgz

    melonZgz Active Member Licensed User

    Hello there guys!
    I've been taking a little break in game making, but I'm ready to continue.
    The hill climb racing game may be too complex to finish, and will take time, so I'd like to finish first this little game I had in the queue, as the mechanics and graphics are allready there.
    So I've made a lot of advances to this:

    I've added more elements to the levels, things that move, stars to collect, a shop where you can buy balls with those stars...
    Now I'd like to start ading sounds and music, and this one could be ready soon!
     
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  10. Beja

    Beja Expert Licensed User

    Can you post the video on www.youku.com.
    Chinese then can watch it.
     
  11. ilan

    ilan Expert Licensed User

    can you enter Google Play from China?
     
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  12. Beja

    Beja Expert Licensed User

    No way.. All Google products are not accessible to Chinese.
    Play store
    YouTube
    Google maps
    Gmail
    ..... etc
    You can find international movies in Youku.com .. Just search the names.

    But Youku.com is a Chinese copy of YouTube.. I think it has better features but I can't read Chinese.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2018
  13. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    Perfect; I wanted to ask you a Chinese vocabulary file, @Beja :D:(
     
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  14. Beja

    Beja Expert Licensed User

    My Chinese is like your Korean.. But I have a Chinese engineer friend who can help. You may pm me your email address.
     
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  15. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    Thank you, but after this:
    it is useless to have the vocabulary ;)
     
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