I decided to take part in a Game Jam for the first time in a while. This was my first solo Game Jam, in which I roughly spent a couple of days on. The personal gains for this Game Jam were to motivate me to create a game for the first time in a while by forcing myself to stick to a theme and see it through to the end. Devil’s Diner is a memory game about ordering food.
Hello, It’s been about 18 months since I’ve started a game project due to finishing University and starting a full time job. That’s why I decided a game jam was the best way to reignite my creativity and motivation. I chose the GMTK game jam as it was hosted by Mark Brown of Game Maker’s toolkit who has a brilliant Youtube series on game design. The theme of the game jam was ‘Genre without mechanic’. This means that the game needed to be based on a genre and take away a key gameplay mechanic such as shooting in a first person shooter or not having the ability to jump in a platformer.
Today I released a puzzle game called “Color Dome” for Android on the Google Play Store. The game is a high score style game and you must rotate the planet to find the correct colours.
The 1.5.0 update has been split up into smaller updates as I wanted to get the uncapped frame rate update and more accurate timer out as soon as possible. There is also a new logo on the store page you can see below.
It’s been a while, I’ve just finished my University course and I am awaiting results. In the meantime I’ve thought about additions and improvements to Run Tapper. For version 1.5.0 I intended to implement or question the additions of the following. If an item has (?) beside it then I am considering adding it as a feature and any comments as to whether it should be implemented are greatly appreciated.
- Menu Music (?) – Annoying after long periods ie Level editor?
- In Game Music (?) – Not sure if this would become jarring if music was added to level generation as the game is fast paced. Perhaps dependant on movement speed.
- Revised Audio for surfaces
- Performance enhancements – raise from locked 30fps to locked 60fps
Listed below are the full patch notes for RunTapper – not available on the Google Play store page. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TomPoucherGames.RunTapper
Added Spin platform (cactus)
Added Evil Dirt
Added Ghost Turret
A ton of Run Tapper videos! Run tapper is a mobile game I am developing for android, stay tuned for more information =)