GameSalad

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Game Creation Log: Cancer Sucks

outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
edited November -1 in Announce Your Game!
Alright a little background information. Mom had a tumor removed the size of a small lime two years ago; and around that same time I joined the largest student run organization in the west (US). A few weeks ago my mom informed me that the tumors have returned and are growing fast. Luckily I know she will be fine. Either God really loves her, or he is afraid that she might talk his head off (Oh boy, is she Italian).

My roommate is a head on the adult board and asked if I could do a game.
Answered: Hell Ya!!!!

So... I thought I would keep the gameplay and building of the game simple (Since the more effort I put in a game the worse it does). Object of the game is simple, kill as many brain tumors as you can.
Based off of Darren's Recycle Video in the cookbook.

Then once you die, random brain tumor quote will pop up and show score, high score.

Part of the proceeds (hopefully there will be some) will go to the organization I'm apart of.
Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research
Link to their website:
http://www.ssbtr.org/
«13

Comments

  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    **Bumping** Seems to be quite a few people on.

    Thanks guys
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    A fine idea. But what is it you need help with?
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    Name for the game.

    I suck at making names.
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    Well, I was brainstorming about this and came up with: BrainStorm. (or a variation of such: Brainstormin' or something).
    Whadaya think? Tumors get zapped by lightning strikes from the synapses, sorta thing?
  • DrGlickertDrGlickert Posts: 1,135Member
    If you're making a simple tap-to-destroy game then I'd call it: Tumor Tap

    If it's a Tower Defense, I'd call it Tumor Defense.

    If it's a Fruit Ninja style, I'd call it Tumor Ninja.
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    DrGlickert said:
    If you're making a simple tap-to-destroy game then I'd call it: Tumor Tap

    If it's a Tower Defense, I'd call it Tumor Defense.

    If it's a Fruit Ninja style, I'd call it Tumor Ninja.

    WoW !!! Thanks! I love Tumor Defense, but I'm going for the "tap-to-destroy" style.
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    Tumorcide?
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    JP last night when I was reading comment some how I missed your idea about "Brainstorm"

    If you look at the SSBTR logo, I does go well with your idea of electrical pulses firing. Nice!

    Do you guys think having the word 'brain' in the title would ward off all of the cool kids?
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    No, they might think it's a zombie game. In fact, it could BE a zombie game, symbolically. I mean, what are tumors but stupid things eating BRRAAAAIIINNNSS!!!! :P
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    Bad news, Brainstorm is all ready taken.
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    outasite said:
    Bad news, Brainstorm is all ready taken.

    Yeah, kinda a cliche name, but on the right track, I think.

    TumorBlast
    Zap-A-Tumor
    Cancer Sucks
    Melanomore. (LOL)
  • bradhermanbradherman Posts: 55Member
    Cancer Zapper is taken, I released the app last week to help my son fight his cancer.

    I wanted to give you a heads up that will be adding a brain tumor level in the coming weeks at the request of a 14 year old who I met at the chemo center while I was beta'ing the app.

    I wish you Mom the best in her recovery. Cancer Sucks.
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    bradherman said:
    Cancer Zapper is taken, I released the app last week to help my son fight his cancer.

    I wanted to give you a heads up that will be adding a brain tumor level in the coming weeks at the request of a 14 year old who I met at the chemo center while I was beta'ing the app.

    I wish you Mom the best in her recovery. Cancer Sucks.

    Bought and Paid for! And Tweeted! And Facebooked!

    I'll buy outasite's too, when it's ready. Thread forum favorited.
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    WoW Thank you both. I've been working on the graphics. I guess this can count as a game log. If any Sous Chefs want to rename this for me that would be cool too.

    Game Creation Log: Cancer Sucks

    Will post some art work and gameplay soon.
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    After my game is huge, my next app is gonna be a charity app for our local no-kill animal shelter. More successful developers should do that.
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    Art as of right now.

    Photobucket
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    Wow, Looking great!
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    Will post a video in a few.

    If by any chances a moderator stops by, could you do a thread name change?
    Game Creation Log: Cancer Sucks
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    Video Update:



    Michael

    EDIT: Could you tell I was a bit nervous? hah
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    Great start, and well planned out. Love the instant reset.
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    Thanks JP and thanks to who ever changed the name for me.
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    Alright just added a custom scoring system for the score, high score, and health. Seemed to bring my performance down from 58-60 FPS to 40-47 FPS on my 2nd gen.
  • calvin9403calvin9403 Posts: 3,190Member
    40 is ok for a 2 gen I will say

    It seems like everyone is have a 2 gen?
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    only thing I have. college sucks all the money
  • JeffreyShimaneJeffreyShimane Posts: 372Member
    Great start and a great cause!

    Here are some suggestions:

    1) Add some kind of kill effect (explosion animation, particles, etc.) for when the tumors are tapped.

    2) Add some kind of animation or flashing effect when the brain gets hit by a tumor.

    3) For clarification, add some text to the scores so that the player knows the score on the left is the current score and the score on the right is the high score.

    4) Add sound effects for different actions (when the tumors are destroyed, when the brain is hit by a tumor, when the brain dies, etc.)

    5) Add a link to the organization's website.

    Good luck with the game and I hope your mom can successfully fight off the tumors again.

    - Jeff
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    Thanks Jeff!

    1) If you watch Darren's vid at the top of the post, he used a "curly wurly" and I did the same thing, but it didn't really work out to well when two fingers are used. Might just add an effect when tumor is killed.
    1.5) I was thinking of going off JP's lightning idea, but I am still thinking of how I was do the artwork.

    2) Possibly a white screen flash? I read something of Photics doing it in his BOT game.

    3) In the vid a have squares of the the side. Later those will be icons :P

    4) Sounds are usually last for me... I am not musically talented at all, and in all of my games everything is done by me. (Besides Prismo, music was done by Ronald Jenkees)

    5) I was I could link, do not have pro. I've only made $28 in lik3 4 months. So grossing at -$71.00 hah...

    Thanks SOOOO much for all of the feedback!

    I will post a vid soon on the new updates.
    Working on some freelance website stuff for my bro.

    Michael
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    Wondering if it would be fun to have the brain throb faster or grow larger the more tumors you kill, and have the lightening emit from the brain to the tumor. Kinda symbolic of "becoming healthier and stronger and having power to heal itself."
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    Nice one on the throbbing!!!
    The lightning would be cool too, but I'm afraid for performance. And how would I implement the lightning from the brain to the tumor? Using the draw template?

  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    I'm new at this, but I was just thinking a quick 3 frame animation pointing toward the touches...
    Just thinking out loud. ;)
  • outasiteoutasite Posts: 417Member
    Ya no. i LOVE when you think aloud.
    That could probably help with the performance, I was thinking a direct link from brain to tumor.
This discussion has been closed.