Spikie Goes Skiing - My first 'full' Spectrum game

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Re: Spikie Goes Skiing - My first 'full' Spectrum game

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Not a bad game and very playable! Good job!
I found a bug while playing so let me know if you're needing bugs to be reported at this stage.
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Nice work for your first game, hope you had fun coding it.. :) Quite "rough and ready" (early Speccy style) but fun to play.

I noticed if you die on the ski section it starts the next game there, not sure if that was intentional? I think what makes that section tricky is the 'twitchy' controls, reminded me of 'Rally Driver'...
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Good work, definitely reminds me of those early games! Love the Spikie sprite animation too :)
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smurphboy wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:39 pm
R-Tape wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Andre Leao wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:39 pm
WASD for the keys?
Kids today eh :roll:
WASD really grinds my gears... esp in a retro context. I mean, it tooks YEARS to establish that ZXOKP was the one true control scheme /ducks /runs
I actually like WASD in this particular game. It frees up my other hand to scratch an itch or whatever. Although a "redefine keys" would be an ideal option.
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Hi guys, had to go to work...

I knew WASD would kill everyone lol. But i was brand new and the keys seemed easier to get than QZIP or something else. I had intended to make a few options for controls but ran out of memory space :[
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Thank you to everyone with kind words, also those giving constructive criticism are much appreciated :D
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RWAC wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:32 pm
This is extremely good for a first game.
The Skiing part is impossible! Do you have to go through all the flags?

I struggled a bit with WASD and would've preferred QAOP.

Well done, you've made a game more playable than Kosmic Kanga on your first attempt!
You don't have to go through the flags, but you get a big score for doing so :] And yes it is very hard skiing haha, I have kinda mastered it now but still die often :lol:
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Morkin wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Nice work for your first game, hope you had fun coding it.. :) Quite "rough and ready" (early Speccy style) but fun to play.

I noticed if you die on the ski section it starts the next game there, not sure if that was intentional? I think what makes that section tricky is the 'twitchy' controls, reminded me of 'Rally Driver'...
Aaah good spot. I will fix this tonight. I had noticed that but then conveniently forgot about it
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cmal wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:39 pm
Not a bad game and very playable! Good job!
I found a bug while playing so let me know if you're needing bugs to be reported at this stage.
Thank you for playing the game and finding the bug. Please do let me know here, or by PM whichever you prefer. If it is the one about when you die on Ski Slope and restart from there, I am now aware of it and gonna fix it tonight on stream :D
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Andre Leao wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:39 pm
WASD for the keys?
Sorry my dude! (Auto reported to naughty corner!)
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