Friday, 29 May 2015
Game #1 : Squash
As you can imagine, this uses the physics engine to play the game and the 8 direction (reduced to two) to move the bat.
Only real problem I had was figuring out how to reset gravity. Physics has a default gravity of 10, which of course makes the game rather odd.
I also figured out how to draw the sprite fonts. I've got a Python script which I've used to generate different bitmap fonts before (the .FNT format) so I can probably hack that to produce bitmap fonts for Construct 2.
This was just a warm up, there was no specification or anything to work with. The next game is a proper Pong game.
See David Winter's excellent but very geeky Pong site)
This was the first colour chip, but it was only used in a couple of consoles.
Most people of a certain age will remember the Pong Consoles boom that followed the release of the AY-3-8500 GI Chip, they were everywhere for a short while, and almost everyone had one. This machine had colour, but by then people were looking at more complex chip games.
Anyway, I did promise to upload it so here it is.