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Title: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on January 02, 2017, 03:48:48 PM
Hi,
I've recently got into making games and would consider myself a decent dev. Obviously I couldn't make massive games such as TM but I can make small, fun games.

my question to you all is what games would you like to see?

I'm a small indie dev, so don't make things over complicated.

I'll put all reasonable game suggestions into a poll soon and I'll try and make the chosen game.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: Jim on January 02, 2017, 03:49:49 PM
Could you take Infinite Warfare and not make it garbage?  ::)
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: AlienizdPixel on January 02, 2017, 04:22:28 PM
What kind of games have you done in terms of design? i.e., If you have only worked with sprites on a 2D background, it would prevent ideas such as Jimalene's from sprouting, in which would be possible if you had worked more with 3D models and such.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: Father Dryymas on January 02, 2017, 06:36:18 PM
I'd love to see a stealth game.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: Jim on January 02, 2017, 06:38:08 PM
I say, since you're only new to all that stuff, try starting off with a simple platformer. They're usually quite fun.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: Lunar on January 02, 2017, 10:45:40 PM
Make an abstract, only white and black game but the character is the only different color where the top half is a white character, black background, and blue character, then the top half the opposite, and make the character green, and make them press a button to flip to the other side, and make it a platformer/puzzle.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on January 03, 2017, 04:22:03 AM
What kind of games have you done in terms of design? i.e., If you have only worked with sprites on a 2D background, it would prevent ideas such as Jimalene's from sprouting, in which would be possible if you had worked more with 3D models and such.

I must've forgot to mention that I am a 2D designer. Also, my graphics are crap so anyone willing to help with them would be welcome to.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on January 04, 2017, 10:26:37 AM
Bump.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: casual turkey on January 04, 2017, 08:18:14 PM
A game where you have to cut a pineapple in an allotted period of time.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: The Pale Guard on January 04, 2017, 08:54:55 PM
Not PPAP. You monster
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on January 05, 2017, 02:32:10 PM
A game where you have to cut a pineapple in an allotted period of time.

Curious. Very curious. Let's have another 2 gamenentries at the least before I start the poll xD
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: The Pale Guard on January 06, 2017, 08:42:49 PM
Maybe a wrestling one.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on January 07, 2017, 02:47:24 AM
Maybe a wrestling one.

That'd be pretty hard, for me, because I know nothing about wrestling. Sorry.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: Craig on January 07, 2017, 04:11:30 AM
Rapids: A 2D vertical scroller where you are floating down a river. (I made a game like this in high school).


Blackjack: Card game. We all know what this is. A very good game to make for practice.

A simple paint program: Just the basics, a pen, variable sized brush, eraser, color panel. Open/Save feature. Save to png. A great tool to make for practice.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on January 08, 2017, 03:32:49 AM
I could try the top two but the art program is impossible in GM : S, as I don't think that there is a way to program it to save and open pictures :/

Really nice suggestions there, I'd love to try atleast one :) I'll put up the poll.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on January 08, 2017, 03:41:51 AM
The poll is up!

You can only vote once, if you change your mind please PM me.

Happy voting :)
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TM Charles on January 08, 2017, 03:03:32 PM
I could try the top two but the art program is impossible in GM : S, as I don't think that there is a way to program it to save and open pictures :/

Really nice suggestions there, I'd love to try at least one :) I'll put up the poll.
What do you mean by this in the years i worked with GM:S 1.X I never had an issue with loading images from folders or from inside the IDE using the draw_sprite. You can also use draw_sprite_ext_colour for many more options or just draw_sprite_ext.

you can load a png file using sprite_add(fname, imgnumb, removeback, smooth, xorig, yorig);
It will allow players to add things into a game from an external source or for you also.
 
You just fill in the required fields. There are ways to make it so you don't have to put in the name of the files to be a specific file name to allow for "modding" by the player just in case they don't name it to the specific file name.  Make sure you use sprite_delete when it's no longer needed to prevent memory leaks.

Edit: In order to do the paint program you can use surface_save which will save a surface to a png or other file type supported.Surfaces are easy to learn and use and allows for a lot. You can create the grid for them to draw on using a ds_grid. This will allow you to only draw in certain areas defined for this program. They are also very useful for storing data as a 2D array. Also check out the for loop, and all the DS(data structure) functions.

There are a few people here who use GM so if you have any questions or issues search the net for a solution or check the docs then if that don't help just put it here crab and i can help you. Make me last resort though as its good to figure things out on you own.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on January 09, 2017, 03:59:12 PM
Thanks Ieyfo, I didn't know about the surface_save command but will definitely give the paint one a go now :)
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on January 10, 2017, 02:12:24 AM
The votes are pretty equal right now, hopefully that'll change and then I'll try my hardest to make that chosen game.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on January 10, 2017, 01:05:45 PM
Wow, there's 8 current voters. 4 to Craig's Rapids game, 1 to almost every other. Two more votes and I'll try and make that game :)
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: Lunar on January 10, 2017, 04:45:07 PM
I'd love to see you get better at using GM and the GML language, it's always nice to see someone making games and doing this kind of stuff on the forums, good luck in the future!
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TM Charles on January 10, 2017, 06:08:37 PM
I'd love to see you get better at using GM and the GML language, it's always nice to see someone making games and doing this kind of stuff on the forums, good luck in the future!
GMl is a very easy thing to learn it just learning how to put it all together and learning what can be done in what events. With the built-in function everything is easy anything to do with drawing or graphical is done in the draw event and the functions strat with draw_something, the step event happens every frame of the game so you want to do all you main logic there. the create event is used to initialize things like variables run scripts that need to be run and set up what you need. A little tip, learn the Real number functions and the vector functions as it will help you in the future. Another tip is when drawing make sure you always reset the drawing functions back to default to prevent memory leaks.

Here is an example from one of my first games.

(https://i.gyazo.com/c3d0cf2dd38e05befdb63d101b62ae5c.png)
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: Father Dryymas on January 12, 2017, 08:34:26 AM
A little tip, learn the Real number functions and the vector functions as it will help you in the future.

I don't know about real number functions, But I can attest to vectors being extremely useful from my TM scripting experience.

That headshot thing you liked so much was made by finding the distance between 2 vector end points.


A very good portion of my scripts take advantage of vectors now.
Title: Re: What games would you like to see?
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on January 12, 2017, 10:40:51 AM
Thankyou @Dryym and @TMCharles. I will take all of that in mind :)

That concludes our vote! Rapids it is, no-one seem to be voting any more :P