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Stickman Dan's Dreamfall

ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
edited November -1 in Announce Your Game!
a new game im working on until i get my membership, so i had to hold off on DRFT for now. i really liked the concept, and im working out a story and working hard on this, so tell me what you guys think. any feedback is good feedback for me.

http://gamesalad.com/game/play/24076

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  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    That's a great start, mate!

    Maybe consider:

    Having an end point - no-one falls forever ;)
    Maybe having down movement as automatic (i.e. gravity doing its job) and having to press 'up' to keep you further up the screen).

    Hope that helps, look forward to seeing what you do with this!

    Cheers,

    QS :)

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
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  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    "Having an end point - no-one falls forever ;)"

    yeah, that sort of the idea, he is asleep in a dream, so he is forever falling until his lives are up and he wakes up from everything.

    "Maybe having down movement as automatic (i.e. gravity doing its job) and having to press 'up' to keep you further up the screen)."

    i considered this method, but there wasn't a really good way to have him fall slowly, and it sort of takes away from the main objective of trying to avoid obstacles, and trying to pick up clothes. i will still try this method out, but i want to add mouse control that controls Stickman Dan wherever the mouse is.

    thanks QS, im working hard everyday with this, and i hope your two games get approved in the app store!!!
  • CorellaCorella Posts: 37Member
    Thats really fun!

    One thing to perhaps add is a game 'restart' once all the lives are depleted, as it seems there is no penalty?

    Love the cartoon style, nice work!
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    Yeah, I'm doing that right now, and thanks for the input! I'm still trying to add the gameover stuff and title and music.
  • SDMGSDMG Posts: 280Member
    holy moly... this is close to a game i am working on...i have to hurry up!

    Good Start!!
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    Wow, really, sorry to run into your turf, but is it super similar graphics-wise, or gameplay?
  • SDMGSDMG Posts: 280Member
    the graphics are different, the gameplay is different... its not super similar... but before playing your game i was a little unsure... ;)
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    Besides music, is there anything else anyone wants me to add to this game, like obstacles and powerups and such?
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    Updated it now, and there is now better artwork. Tell me what you think about it!

    http://gamesalad.com/game/play/24076
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    I really like it mate! Nice one!

    Couple more things that popped into my head:

    You can, using the mouse, move the guy off-screen. Not sure how that would work on an iphone, but it might be worth constraining his movement to not do that?

    Maybe add a simple OUCH animation when you hit the wrong thing?

    Perhaps add an object that gives you a health point back.

    Here's a crazy thought - could you maybe make the character bigger after he collects a certain number of clothes? As if he's putting the clothes on as he collects them, one over the other. This would make avoiding things naturally more difficult the more successful you are...

    Hope that helps!

    QS :)

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    "Here's a crazy thought - could you maybe make the character bigger after he collects a certain number of clothes? As if he's putting the clothes on as he collects them, one over the other. This would make avoiding things naturally more difficult the more successful you are..."

    That is so crazy it might actually work! I will really look into that.

    As for health, if you play for about 30-50 seconds in, the red undies appear and if you catch it, you gain 100 points plus an extra life.
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    I might even try powerups, so everything earns points, or he is invincible for a few seconds.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Can I suggest a 'remove clothes' powerup?

    Just to get him back to the size he started at (if you go with the 'getting bigger' idea) ;)

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • JamesBoucherJamesBoucher Posts: 433Member
    Cool... It took me a second to realize not to hit the balloons. Nice.
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    @quantum sheep, yeah, ima go with the getting big idea by having a big letter G to come out. and have a Big S to make him small.
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