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Pac-man multiplayer project

Discussion in 'Work in Progress' started by Siolfor the Jackal, May 12, 2019.

  1. Siolfor the Jackal

    Siolfor the Jackal Member

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    UNTITLED PAC-MAN MULTIPLAYER PROJECT
    (Catchy name is temporary)

    A 5-player Pac-man clone where up to 4 players control the ghosts!
    Hopefully I will have a demo or something soon!

    Features:
    • Asymmetric multiplayer.
    • Level editor.
    • Selectable sprite skins and alternate ghost colours.
    • Gamepad support

    Project History
    This started as a quick attempt at a Pac-man clone, during AI testing I enabled control of the ghosts and thought maybe that might make a fun game. As I continued to work on it, add features, and polish it, I realised it was something I wanted to improve on and finish. I'd also never attempted making a level editor before so this was a good excuse to learn since Pac-man mazes are simple levels.

    For sporadic updates you can follow me here: https://twitter.com/siolfor64



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    Menus
    The player setup menu filled out, showing who is controlling what.
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    Different sprite skins
    Ms. Pac-man
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    Jr. Pac-man
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    Extra ghost colours
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    Gameplay

    Showing some levels from the level select screen as well as tileset variations
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    Old screenshot of gameplay
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    Editor
    Latest version of the level editor with placeable walls, pellets, and players.
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    Old version of the level editor
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    Feel free to leave any feedback or ideas for things you'd like to see in this project. Much more to come soon.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2019 at 1:27 AM
  2. Toque

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    Ok. I love this. Clever in its simplicity and looks like fun.

    I’m just thinking how hard it would be for Pac-Man. The original was hard enough. But Pac-Man is going to be clobbered ?
     
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  4. Siolfor the Jackal

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    I guess so, except you don't need several systems to play multiplayer.
    And Pac-man Vs. Doesn't mention anything about a level editor.
    I only heard about Pac-man Vs. Like last week haha, so it's cool that it exists, but I still want to finish this anyway. Maybe even add more to it to make it more interesting.
     
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  5. Toque

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    I didn’t know Pac-Man Vs existed either.

    Another thought is multiple Pac-Man compete for the most pellets.
     
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  6. Siolfor the Jackal

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    That could be a fun idea too! A good alternate game mode idea. Once I get this main mode working properly, I think it may be worth trying that out too.
     
  7. Toque

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    I love hate pac man. I found it too hard. It’s a quick quarter. I was amazed at anyone could finish the second level.
     
  8. Siolfor the Jackal

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    I sucked at Pac-man as a kid, only got good at it when I got a version of it on windows and could play for free, but even then I still wasn't much better.

    Spent some time mocking up a menu today, will fill out those sections with images and options anĺd details as required. I had fun making it, menus are fun to make.

    https://t.co/XAFSMHbnnD
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    Updated first post with this gif.
     
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  9. Siolfor the Jackal

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    Menu is almost finished, fully functional too.
    Pac-man EX isn't the final name or anything, I just wanted something to type in there for a temporary title image.
    Threw up some menu controls there too, not sure I like how they are though.
    And any thoughts on the transition at the end? My partner thinks it should be slower and make a waka waka sound.

     
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  10. Toque

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    Maybe a smijin slower. ?

    But maybe speed up the first group slide. The deceleration seems slow. On first slide.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2019 at 2:19 AM
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  11. Micah_DS

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    Firstly, oooo! I like how Pac-man eats the menu.
    As far as the speed goes: it seems good to me, but it wouldn't hurt to slow it down a tiny bit, I guess. The waka waka sound would be a nice addition, imo.
     
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  12. Siolfor the Jackal

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    Ahh, yes, the first slide. I forgot to change the deceleration value to match the out speed, completely missed it so thanks!
     

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