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Vapourware Codexian Game Development Thread

d1nolore

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What game making software would people here recommend? Like game maker studio or something similar? What version?

I want something that is easy make games and easy to deploy. But maybe can go deeper if I want to put more effort in.

I can program in a few different languages so I can pick up any scripting. I don't have free time to build something from the ground up so am looking for a studio to build things for a hobby. Willing to pay for something but don't want to waste money on something I don't like.

Any recommendations?
 

Mastermind

Cognito Elite Material
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Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag.
rpg maker & its variations are easier, game maker is more flexible (in that you can make just about any 2d game in it) and what I recommend, but you'll have to do more work. still a lot easier than programming an engine from scratch
 

zwanzig_zwoelf

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per Bad Sector's suggestion

gotta tweak it a bit
 

zwanzig_zwoelf

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LESS T_T

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Codex 2014
Quake mapping is bretty fun. I like it.

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Welcome to Slipgate EM22. It vapors.

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Joonas

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Bad Sector

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Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex Codex Year of the Donut Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag.
Not something i'm working on, but could inspire someone :-P... i was looking into some old files and found this dungeon editor i wrote a few years ago in C++ Builder (from 1996):



I wanted to make some sort of retro dungeon crawler that would play on old (late 90s) PCs but, as usual, i lost interest :-P.

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First public release of my graphical roguelike Zorbus. More info and download at http://www.zorbus.net

I really like the pixel art. The resolution is kinda weird, what is the native one? Or it can scale?

I poked a bit around the EXE file, i see you used Delphi (5?) to make it. Nice to see someone who uses Delphi/Pascal for gamedev :) and kind of an interesting coincidence i decided to post my C++ Builder video now (i only checked the EXE after i quoted the image above). Have you tried to compile the game with Lazarus? If you only use VCL it should take very little work to create Linux and macOS versions.
 

zwanzig_zwoelf

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Getting better at shaders. Tried adding some slight dithering to the fog to make graphics somewhat grittier, but apparently it causes flickering on shit monitors.

Guess I'll have to remove this effect. :negative:

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Joonas

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First public release of my graphical roguelike Zorbus. More info and download at http://www.zorbus.net

I really like the pixel art. The resolution is kinda weird, what is the native one? Or it can scale?

I poked a bit around the EXE file, i see you used Delphi (5?) to make it. Nice to see someone who uses Delphi/Pascal for gamedev :) and kind of an interesting coincidence i decided to post my C++ Builder video now (i only checked the EXE after i quoted the image above). Have you tried to compile the game with Lazarus? If you only use VCL it should take very little work to create Linux and macOS versions.

The screen can be resized from the settings:
http://www.zorbus.net/graphics/s11.png

Yes, it's made with Delphi. Haven't yet tried with Lazarus but I'll look into it. I don't use any 3rd party components so hopefully it will compile.
 

zwanzig_zwoelf

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Fake lighting updated, dithering turned into an optional effect, fake light shafts added, lines are in with a faster shader to do stuff.

Now I need to rewrite the line editor, but I'll probably do it once I'm done with the addon for DG. Still need to finish a few areas and do more thorough testing to make sure everything works as expected.
 

zwanzig_zwoelf

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Last post on DG2 for a while -- implemented a simple ingame console. Its intended usage is similar to the debug menu in DG1, but it should have more functions + should be less of a pain in the butt to use.

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redactir

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Demos little bit of everything except the elevators and dialog.



password is test


The game will feature combat, loot, upgrading stats and skillpoints. I still have quests, multiple solution areas, dungeons, and a whole bunch of reactivity planned.
 

hello friend

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I'm on an actual spaceship. No joke.
 

zwanzig_zwoelf

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pat

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I did magic weapons and armour; added kobold slingers, orc chuckers and bandit archers; some streamlined UI and a heap of bug fixes.

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The cool emergent thing that happened was that with the addition of ranged enemies, the importance of lighting came to the fore and I only realised this after I found myself getting hammered from a kobold slinging at me unseen from the darkness while I stood in the light. I realised that this works in reverse and now there's a good reason why you might want to extinguish your torches before heading into a fight to maximise the element of surprise.
 
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Mastermind

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Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag.
nothing helps keep my tendency to go overboard with skills and abilities at bay than the prospect of having to make icons for all of them
 

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