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  1. Misu

    Misu The forum's immigrant

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    Im doing my devlogs differently this time. Im now live streaming my dev logs. Hopefully this is a new approach that might work out better than having to constantly write down on the forum. :p
     
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  2. Gravedust

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    Giving it a skip this time around but GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!!!
    Looking forward to seeing what y'all com up with. :)
     
  3. Mercerenies

    Mercerenies Member

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    So @Alice and I are working on an RPG, and we've decided we should probably look for an artist. If there's anyone out there who does decent spritework and would be interested in joining our team, get in touch with one or both of us either here or on Discord. If you want to see what our game is about, it's right here..
     
  4. Lucas Poeiras

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    Good luck everyone.
    Looking foward to play all the games in this jam.
    Maybe next time i'll make mine!
     
  5. GVmG

    GVmG Raechel

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    I now have a player sprite

    This character likes to wiggle
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Ralucipe

    Ralucipe Member GMCJam Champ

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    Looking forward to writing reviews for this jam - it'll be interesting to see if and how the reviewing experience is affected by the lengthened jam period.

    A few tips for those who are planning on submitting games:
    • PLEASE tell me the controls/how to play your game. The last thing I want to do is spend time trying to deduce how to play, by button-mashing until stuff happens. At the very least include a readme with controls.
    • That being said... using a readme for valuable game info should be a last resort. It would be much better to tell the player how to play through in-game help windows, or tutorials, or whatever else might be appropriate for the context of the game. Trying to remember all of the controls during the game that I read from a plaintext file does not make for the most pleasant experience.
    • Try to find a creative way to implement one of the themes, rather than simply making it a part of a storyline which has no actual bearing on gameplay. Even one or two small gameplay mechanics with a tangible theme connection would be fine.
    Follow those tips and you'll score much better votes from me!
     
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  7. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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  8. GVmG

    GVmG Raechel

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    Finally it looks somewhat like a game
     
  9. Hadin Lemery

    Hadin Lemery Member

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    Going to attempt this one but not sure if I have the skills yet. Unfortunately am a couple days late as i haven't been checking the forums for a while, albeit as a guest. Bought GMS2 and have learned a lot but still don't think I know enough to produce anything worth playing. I guess I'll see what happens.
     
  10. HayManMarc

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    Here's a teaser peek....

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Acr515

    Acr515 Member GMCJam Champ

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    These prototypes are looking great

    Prototypes looking great.PNG
     
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  12. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    Meet @Ehsan, Fight @Ehsan.

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    (7.5 MB GIF, may take time to load on slow connections)

    Nocturne doesn't do anything yet, I'm still thinking about what attack he'll have. :p
     
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  13. nlolotte

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    He could have mod powers like locking the enemy in place temporarily like he locks topics. :p

    Edit: I'm hoping to see atleast 1 nuts goner in this game.
     
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  14. Ehsan

    Ehsan Pirates vs Clones

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    That's legitimately well done! Wouldn't ever have made the connection between my silly weirdly abstract fuzzy nothing-like-a-bear-looking player with a lava monster that's a much better fit for the little critter! Chapeau to you sir!


    Maybe delete my status updates....
     
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  15. Lucas Poeiras

    Lucas Poeiras Member

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    I dont know why, but it looks so fun
     
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  16. Yal

    Yal GMC Memer GMC Elder

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    Here's an exclusive piece of concept art I drew for our project! We're in a very art-intensive phase right now. All of it probably won't end up in the game since the deadline is so tight but maybe we can release a post-jam version with an unlockable art gallery. Would be a shame if all this effort wasn't used in some way.
    upload_2018-11-20_20-26-32.png

    yes it's a cannon made in MS paint in 10 seconds lol
     
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  17. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    Meet @ethian, become Nuts Goner.

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  18. nlolotte

    nlolotte Member

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    Thank you :p
     
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  19. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    Will this jam have the good old jam player? @NAL
     
  20. Acr515

    Acr515 Member GMCJam Champ

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    Things are going pretty well in the graphics department so far

    Frank.gif
     
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  21. wadaltmon

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  22. Yal

    Yal GMC Memer GMC Elder

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    Okay, the previous concept art was a bit of a joke... we developed the idea further today, and there's the REAL concept we'll roll with! :eek:

    (Spoilered since the image is a few megs, only open if you're prepared to handle the epic loading!)
    upload_2018-11-22_0-34-22.png

    Lol you fell for it again gg
     
  23. SamSam

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    Ow ! Wasn't ready...
     
  24. GameDevDan

    GameDevDan Get Gyro Boss DX Moderator GMC Elder

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    Basically done sweet F.A. on my project from the time I posted in the games topic until today... hoping to spend the next couple of days actually doing something :eek:
     
  25. NAL

    NAL ʕ ᓀ ᴥ ᓂ ʔ Moderator GMC Elder

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    Should do!
     
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  26. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    Great, that's literally the best part about GMC Jam.
     
  27. GameDevDan

    GameDevDan Get Gyro Boss DX Moderator GMC Elder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Finally made some progress! Digging the new longer, laid back jam period. I haven't actually used the extra time for game dev, it's just allowed me to spread out my work in a healthier way :)
     
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  28. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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  29. Nocturne

    Nocturne Friendly Tyrant Forum Staff Admin

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    Wait a sec...
    Hmm.... I feel that I should have a hammer rather than a jump attack... A big hammer. Like Harley Quinn. I can carry it in my mouth. :p

    (seriously, though, looks very cool... :) ).
     
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  30. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    I would seriously do that; add a big hammer, and when you smash it, it says "BAN"... only if I had more time. :p

    Thanks Noc!
     
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  31. IndianaBones

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    ezgif-3-d1a025911adc.gif

    Not sure if I will finish this one, but so far I just have a card flipping mechanic.

    The idea is to have a Memory / Matching Pairs type of game, with the odds of finding a match displayed to the player, so they know what odds they are trying to overcome. However, every couple of minutes or so, the unmatched cards will be reshuffled, hence players needing to adapt to the new positions of the cards. And finally, they are not matching playing cards, but pairs of people looking for love...you have to try to match compatible people with each other...after all, love is a chemical reaction.

    That was the initial idea - I might drop the love match part, it sounded better in my head when I first thought of it...might be tricky to implement in a fun way.
     
  32. The M

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    Look at them dance moves! It's not a bug, promise~!

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  33. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    Save the plants from the Army of @Roderick-s.

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    I didn't intend to copy Plants vs. Zombies. I already knew that I wanted to have an incoming army that would be shot using a crossbow, and I added the plants later as an element that can make you lose. THEN I got the deja vu.
     
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  34. Roderick

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    One might claim that stealing @Barvix's plants is downright un-paladinly behavior. But I ask you this: What if they aren't stealing plants? What if they're being rescued? What is he doing with them? Something nefarious, no doubt!
     
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  35. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    Great lines for the leader of the Army of Rodericks :p
     
  36. Toque

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    I like the art. I really want to make a black and white game some time.
     
  37. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    If there is not a tomato selling raccoon in your game I'll be disapointed
     
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  38. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    I've made a game before like this, with GMC members, for GMC Jam #5. You can play it here: https://matharoo.itch.io/duality

    So that's Duality, and this new one is Duality 2.
    The casting for the game is already done, only one more character left to reveal. Pay me huge sums of money and you can be in Duality 3.
     
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  39. Bentley

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    Looks very cool. I like the art style.
     
  40. GameDevDan

    GameDevDan Get Gyro Boss DX Moderator GMC Elder

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  41. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    Sorry kinda sent it all to this Nigerian prince, Dont worry when he sends me the 6mill back I'll pay you some
     
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  42. HayManMarc

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    Well, then. There's not much to the jump game we made, but there is a lot of content. Hope you all at least enjoy the silly jokes and art. Still have a few things left to do, but things are looking good. Here's another teaser screenshot, this one of Wizzy jumping over a bench, while a dude in the background is repairing a streetlight! WooHoo!!
    [​IMG]
     
  43. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    Meet @GMWolf.



    Now don't be angry, there's a reason it says "Fel666" instead of "GMWolf".

    @NAL here's that meme I asked you about :p
     
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  44. GMWolf

    GMWolf aka fel666

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    I still identify as fel666. GMwolf is just a facade. Also, really cool sprite! Can I have it for my avatar?
     
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  45. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    Sure. I'll message the sprites to you
     
  46. Yal

    Yal GMC Memer GMC Elder

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    Currently the biggest odds Misu and me are trying to overcome is cooperating despite style and time zone differences, but we'll hopefully have something cool to show off eventually... x3
     
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  47. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    I mean you'll probably make something cool but I doubt whether it'd be three times as cool
     
  48. Yal

    Yal GMC Memer GMC Elder

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    Surprise! I made an entry on my own!

    It's just hacked together in like an hour, but I tried something new for a change! It's a game where you type out numbers to kill zombies, but since the theme is AGAINST ALL ODDS you should only kill the odd-numbered zombies, the even-numbered zombies are friendly! :3
    [​IMG]
     
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  49. ghandpivot

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    Oh, there's a jam!
    I have 24 hours to put something together :p
     
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  50. The M

    The M Member

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    After coding all day that's just what I needed. Hands down best use of theme right there! :)
     
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