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18th April 2017
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The title for this week's game was one of the first things that happened. Usually I don't find the right title for a game until the last day or so, but Quadoban felt right, right from the get-go.
(Although I wasn't sure if it should be Quadoban or Quadroban..)
Yeah, it needed calm music.
I could've honestly done with a few different tracks, though. That same one, over and over, gets a little repetitive after a while.
No thought required! 1 = 1!
People often complain that I'm rubbish at level progression. Most of the time that's due to my levels being auto-generated. But this time I had the "Number of Moves" to keep things feeling progressive.
I think it's done a good job!
The menu system is probably the most cobbled-together element of the game. With more time, I'd like to make everything a little neater, and more obvious. But.. For now, it'll do!
The spikes were alarmingly easy for the generator. They simply spawn at random positions, as do the wall blocks.
The generator would first place all those elements down, and only THEN start to "Play" a level.
It places crates in random places, moves the player to a point where he could push a crates, then does just that.
After so many moves, it would "plant" the buttons, ensuring that those are always the end positions.
For a while, I tried building the levels backwards.. Starting from the buttons, then moving the crates back through the levels. But that ended up being a LOT harder, so instead I opted to play forwards, and did a lot of brute-force randomisation to make the levels feel more complicated than they are!
I'll say this.. You've played a heck of a lot more than I have! And much more than I expected people to play.
It's certainly a decent game, and I'm glad it's part of my collection
Yeah, I'm already planning ahead. A rejigged menu, and hopefully a method to play with just a touchscreen.
You might see an upgraded AppRelease in the future.
Yeah.. About time I added that, really! Planned to do it from the start, but it got away from me.
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