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Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:16:11 AM »
Started work on this month's #1GAM PlayMaker Kit. It'd be a PinBall System. Thanks to your suggestions.



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Basic Setup done so far:
Press enter, hold and release to release the ball plunger.
Left shift and Right shift to operate the flippers.

More systems coming...
« Last Edit: June 20, 2013, 06:40:22 PM by Flying Robot »

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 02:03:33 PM »
Good start! I think your next update should be to nail the proper behaviour of real pinball flippers, i.e. you want them to stay upright if the button is held and when it's released it springs back almost as quickly as it sprang up.

I've always wanted to do a pinball game so I will be following this with a keen eye, keep up the good work!

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 06:35:15 PM »
Hey, thanks a ton for the tips.

I'll be needing more help like this. Please stay close and let me know if something is not working as it should in the systems. I want to make this feel like the real one.

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 08:02:23 PM »
Will do! Physics based games like pinball are notoriously hard to pull off well, especially in Unity. Please keep at it since I will be first in line to grab a copy when you're finished!

P.S. Let me know if you need help with any 3D graphics, i'd be happy to help where I can since i'm a 3D artist by day  :-)

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 12:33:48 AM »
Updates on the system: Corrected the flippers, check.

Press enter, hold and release to release the ball plunger.
Left shift and Right shift to operate the flippers.

Spacebar to nudge table up
Z to nudge table left
/ to nudge table right

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If you want to contribute objects, bumpers, pegs, toys, ramps etc, you are most welcome. PM me if you are interested.

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 01:45:27 PM »
Great, i will buy this instantly, i will look into some objects for you.


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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 06:02:34 AM »
Thanks Maurice!

WebPlayer Updated! Two slingshots added.

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« Last Edit: June 25, 2013, 06:04:37 AM by Flying Robot »

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 03:46:04 AM »
Building the systems up steadily. Bumpers and gates added.

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2013, 04:25:36 AM »
Today i found a very cool and SIMPLE Pinball game on the Android market with cool vectrex style vector graphics.
I think it could be a good reference and inspiration for the table you're developing!!
The game is FREE, no ads or other crap and runs on any android device.

try it here
« Last Edit: July 05, 2013, 04:28:31 AM by clandestine »

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2013, 04:34:38 AM »
Hey, thanks for the link. Will try it out!

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2013, 04:16:18 PM »
Hey there!

Just wondering how you are progressing with the pinball kit. Got anything new to show?

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2013, 07:32:15 AM »
Hey, thanks for bumping. I was out of action for a month or so. Back now!

The webplayer is updated with more systems (ramp. etc)
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Yea, you were right, I've underestimated this game. More tricker than I thought.
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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2013, 06:18:52 AM »
Posted another update.

Ready for texturing!

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2013, 05:15:32 AM »
Lit and textured. Time to wrap this up. Please play and let me know.



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Updates :
1. Press enter, hold and release to release the ball plunger.
2. A to nudge table left, ‘ (single quote key) to nudge right
3. Spacebar to nudge table up
4. Z to flick left flipper, / to flick right flipper
5. Slingshots added
6. Bumpers and a gate added.
7. Ramp
8. Holes
9. Targets
« Last Edit: August 21, 2013, 12:29:07 AM by Flying Robot »

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Re: Pinball PlayMaker Kit (#1GAM6)
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2013, 06:02:24 AM »
Hey its coming along nice!

I think the ball has too much drag, it feels like lead when it hits something, stops then begins to roll again. Less drag may help it accelerate a little more naturally. The table tilt toward the bottom may have something to do with this also, as it just seems to not be very bouncy when heading down.

The score holes seem to be really easy to access.

Also just launching the ball seems to hit a wall and roll back to the entry door and get stuck, had to rock the table to get it into the play area.