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Author Topic: Della's first Game attempt!  (Read 7900 times)

Dell[a]

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Della's first Game attempt!
« on: June 27, 2006, 10:03:44 PM »
http://gothic.dcmembers.com/della/snailrescue.exe

With the help of Gothic, I finally learned how to make a game...

Yay!

I used Game Maker to do it.

Della :eusa_dance:

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006, 10:06:27 PM »
GameMaker website: http://www.gamemaker.nl/

so how did you like GameMaker?

ps.
that is one hell of a hard game to lose.  ;D

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006, 10:14:51 PM »
I saved two escargots.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2006, 10:28:46 PM by jdd »

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006, 10:52:28 PM »
Hey Della,

Congrats on your first game.  I started to look at it but didn't get a chance to play.

Which leads to my comment on the game maker:  It's a little rude.  It switch my display to 640x480 or something; messed up my windows and kill my ATI TV picture.

Please don't take that as a hit on you or your game... I blame the game making kit.  ;)

Good luck on your next adventure.
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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2006, 11:11:46 PM »
It switch my display to 640x480 or something; messed up my windows and kill my ATI TV picture.

Actually it switches to 800x600. You must have funky drivers for your ATI card :/
It's not really gamemaker's fault. You could make an options window first and such, but that would be a bit complicated for her first program - ever.

Here's a windowed version:
http://gothic.dcmembers.com/della/snailrescue_window.exe

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006, 01:20:01 AM »
This is really cool.

I never heard of Game Maker before. I think my daughter would love this.


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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2006, 01:24:24 AM »
im attaching some pics of cody in case anyone wants to use them.

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2006, 03:24:18 AM »
How come, every time I see that picture, I think that coin is comming out of his Derrière?  :-[

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2006, 03:25:20 AM »
lol

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2006, 04:20:33 AM »
Doing games must be interesting! This one's fun, but i think it misses "help", because people might not understand the point :P

Here's a strange behaviour:
Screenshot-06_06_28,10_17_40.pngDella's first Game attempt!

The smilie doesn't go all the way to the border, so i couldn't get to that snail. ;)

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2006, 04:23:42 AM »
Never heard of the golden egg - maybe Cody is a goose ...

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2006, 05:10:28 PM »
Thanks for your responses everyone,
I had a lot of fun making it, I think its a "happy" little game....after all, how many games do u know of that the object is to "save the snails"?
My next project on this game is to somehow make cars that will run over the snails...make it a bit harder for you to save all the snails...
lol
im so weird
 :P

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2006, 05:11:23 PM »
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh! That was my 10th post! HURRAY! :greenclp:

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2006, 08:04:15 PM »
Della - I had no idea you were so mean!!   :o

You won't let me rescue my 30'th snail --- Poor snail, I tried, but I couldn't save him
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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2006, 01:39:40 AM »
See, so there IS a way to loose!

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2006, 10:17:31 PM »
<giggles>

poor little snail...

I guess I need to go back and redo some things, cuz yeah, I notice the snail is getting "stuck"
then you kinda are screwed and have to start all over
...
<<ponders this>

maybe I should do something  like "snailrescue meets spaceduck"
 :-\ :P

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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2006, 02:46:00 PM »
What an enjoyable game for a first attempt.  :)

Thanks for the link to Game Maker, Mouser. I'm downloading it. Looks fun. This is probably a lot more complex, but there is a program out there called RPG Maker (Hey, they have a new version! Cool.) designed specifically to make RPGs in the style of SNES and early (2D) Playstation RPGs. Cool fun if you ever take the time to learn how to use the scripting language. The last one I tried was RPG Maker 2003 which had a someone involved scripting language, but from the preview video the XP version looks like it could be much more intuitive.


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Re: Della's first Game attempt!
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2006, 12:14:17 AM »
Actually everything rpgmaker can do, can be done in GameMaker. It also has it's own scripting language, and since it allows you to make plugins you can do about anything with it.

Some People have made an irrlicht plugin allowing you to use the 3d engine within game maker and create 3d games, however the plugin is vastly outdated and behind on the latest irrlicht developments. It's rather easy to make though, here's a C example: http://www.shawn64.com/shaltif/Stuff/gmirrlicht.txt

Another thing you might want to check out is Sphere. Sphere is, just like rpgmaker and gamemaker a gamerad tool thingie, but it is mostly script based. It doesn't have a drag-and-drop-code interface like gamemaker. http://sphere.sourceforge.net/