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Playmaker News => Work In Progress... => Topic started by: TrentSterling on June 05, 2014, 12:11:07 PM

Title: Planet Jump (Better name soon)
Post by: TrentSterling on June 05, 2014, 12:11:07 PM
Helped another PlayMaker user a month or two ago with a movement mechanic like this.

(http://trentsterling.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BJx9yn4.gif)

Turns out- I wanted to make it into a game myself.

I slapped the demo on my Android tablet- and it seems to be running well.

(http://trentsterling.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/lRDd9Xh.jpg)

(http://trentsterling.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ss-2014-06-05-at-10.00.18.jpg)

The artwork is from a free asset pack for platformers. I took the floor tiles and sphere-ified them in photoshop to make planets.

There's a longer post here that describes the project:
http://trentsterling.com/android-game-dev-and-free-art/
Title: Re: Planet Jump (Better name soon)
Post by: Alex Chouls on June 05, 2014, 12:32:32 PM
Looks great! Any video of it in action?
Title: Re: Planet Jump (Better name soon)
Post by: TrentSterling on June 05, 2014, 03:56:28 PM
Haha, yeah- I'll upload something soon. Hoping to get a better UI worked in before I really start to show it off. Wasn't planning to post about it- but I've been feeling guilty about neglecting my blog.
Title: Re: Planet Jump (Better name soon)
Post by: Groo Gadgets on July 09, 2014, 11:16:53 PM
Wow looks great! How are you managing the gravity of each object?

Looks similar in style to Space Chicks on IOS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnLZtUDj7QA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnLZtUDj7QA)
Title: Re: Planet Jump (Better name soon)
Post by: TrentSterling on July 13, 2014, 06:31:46 PM
At the moment, each planet doesn't have it's own gravity or gravity shell. Only the single directional gravity is applied. Initially, I wasn't going to use planets, but logs or some other artwork to jump to. If I can find an artist, I might change things up a lot.