These are chat archives for FreezingMoon/AncientBeast

22nd
Jun 2016
Cong
@cxong
Jun 22 2016 09:06
that's funny, bountysource hasn't updated, I wonder if that's because the issue was closed off the commit message and not manually
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:23
wanted to increase the bounty a bit more or what? xD
Cong
@cxong
Jun 22 2016 09:23
no; it's still open so I can't claim it
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:23
hmm
will check
weird, @cxong well, you can now click the claim button and I'll approve https://www.bountysource.com/issues/31605961-uncle-fungus-tweaks
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 09:28
you guys seem to be making nice progress
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:29
indeed, a few more creatures to be fixed
after that finally more marketing/PR/testing
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 09:30
let me know if you want some additional help with testing...thats something i can handle :+1:
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:31
sure thing, will be announcing on the newsletter with details when getting there
will be playing 1vs1 matches while live streaming or recording for youtube
it will probably take a few more weeks till next release though, hoping 1st August is doable
will test around that time, give or take a week or two
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 09:33
sure man no problem...i can do screen records and live stream too....tho that tends to limit my other pc abilities a little...i could use more pc power but i manage
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:34
@Rogue00 usually I tend to share desktop and we take turns on moving the mouse to have each move his own units xD
hotkeys will also work, so yeah, OS / browser / game / desktop sharing and record or stream hmm
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 09:35
i see...ok..well im not even really very familier with your game but ive been watching your progress
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:35
might make it easier and more streamlined if will post a replay of the match from the game generated log, but no conversation there; it will be shorter video and more robotic though
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 09:35
i dont sleep well most nights so im often around when youre working anyways...like tonight not really doing anything productive...even tho i should be
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:36
hehe
part of the fun is introducing to someone to the game for the first time, especially over desktop sharing, as I get valuable feedback from the newbie's confusion or response times
like seeing people clicking on the passive ability icon or the unit artwork trying to summon the unit xD (both are getting a fix or already got; just an example)
UX related stuff ^
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 09:38
well ive played a few games...been heavily involved in gaming communities and was even lead gm for some time in a browser based sci fi game....id say i have a good idea how things should roll, tho ive not played any card battle games
i have a good understanding of ux too so maybe ill be useful to you
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:39
other card games are not so complex, rather stiff in comparison as you don't get abilities or to move units too much, provided that you even see the units at all
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 09:40
ive also spent time writing game guides and building web pages/player guides for several games...quit doing that because the work was for a chinese based gaming company and just too difficult at the time to coordinate with them
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:40
xD
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 09:40
ive been reading your posted notes..your game seems pretty complex...
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:41
I put a lot of work trying to hide all that complexity and make the game seem rather mindless and fun even if doing random moves :3
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 09:42
ive not advanced my own game building abilities much but i ran across a javascript remake of the old dungeons and dragons arcade gamethats inspired me a little....idlike to build something similar but along the lines of a blend of the old nes uncharted waters and sid meyers pirates
that sounds cool man...will work out for newbie players that way so they dont beome frustrated with complicated game play early on
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:43
the beat'em'up thingy? tower of something was one of them
yep
I really loved those D&D arcade games <3
link me to that js remake if you can
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 09:45
yea..very cool..and not too far beyond my abilities
let me see if i can find it again
my mistake..it was gauntlet i meant
but still very cool
this was one of my favs in the arcade when i was a kid
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:49
I know about Gauntlet, didn't get to play it myself, but researched it
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 09:51
me and my buddies pumped a lot of quarters into this game...seriously
i'm really impressed with this javascript version..if i could build something like this id be pretty pleased with myself...still well outside of my ability but im getting there
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 09:57
neat, finished the training
it has some bugs and couldn't figure the exact difference between classes
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 10:01
only differences are the attack capability
elf is archer warrior i think uses a sword mage uses magic etc
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 10:01
but what does that mean? xD
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 10:01
been a while since i played but im looking at it now and theres not nearly as much javascript as i first thought
the classes are just a slight variation in attacks and abilities
the game is cool tho and allows 4 player multiplay...at least the old arcade version did...ive forked it to mess around...its got a basically free license that will allow me to do as i please :)
i only played the elf/archer in this version....I havent honestly looked deep into it but ive forked it now because i ant to investigate it further
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 10:04
you can only shoot diagonally when doing upper-right side
I should probably report that, found his games page and the github for it
1st issue xD jakesgordon/javascript-gauntlet#1
the multiplayer should work fine p2p style, WebRTC I think
kinda like what I'm hoping for Ancient Beast, each client also containing the server, verifying moves
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 10:07
yea...ive got it now...im going to play with it and see if i can do anything with it..his license says there might be some issues and he states he assumes no liability etc n so forthy....the file stack looks pretty basic...not a lot of stuff outside my abilities...good stuff
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 10:07
@Rogue00 btw, added you and some others around to https://gitter.im/FreezingMoon/GameDev recently; gonna try to populate that a bit more soon with game developers, should be fun ^^
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 10:08
sure man cools :)
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 10:08
will check out the guy's game dev tuts soon, maybe I'll learn something
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 10:08
sam here
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 10:08
good find :)
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 10:08
i know i can learn something
:)
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 10:08
seems he has quite a bit of followers on gh
woah, an outrun remake
I really dig that he's into old school stuff as well
while I don't want to close something exactly, I'm still all about reviving golden old games that didn't got a proper sequel
but by building something more original and improved
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 10:10
90 stars is good...yea..im really impressed by it..I love some of the old games and think the best way for me to really get into game building is to attempt something similar
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 10:10
mean his own followers as well
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 10:11
yea...id like to mix it up....i dont want to build copies but i can learn a lot from thiw
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 10:11
it's nice he started with really simple games and then went to more challenging stuff, I've kinda been going backwards at that xD
indeed
Ghost
@ghost~56bd2077e610378809c105cd
Jun 22 2016 10:11
oh yea i see...yea hes got a lot of followers
hes gained a new one :)
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 10:12
+1s from me too
Dread Knight
@DreadKnight
Jun 22 2016 10:23
@cxong think you can manage 1-2 more units this week?
Cong
@cxong
Jun 22 2016 10:28
maybe