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« on: January 13, 2011, 12:13:10 AM »

THE EL GATO
A danmaku/bullet hell inspired game.  No relationship to the 1993 comic book.

Platform: Windows, OpenGL 3.0 (or 2.1 with FBO extension)

It's going to be about a flying cat, maybe.  It'll mix strategic elements into a shmup - featuring resource gathering to build power and defend yourself.  I don't want to set anything in stone now though so ... anything could happen!  I just wanted to share my progress with people in this topic.  

JANUARY 13

First short test.  It features a fight to the death with a personality that's near and dear to us...

Controls:
  Arrowkeys to move
  A to shoot

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This playable has nothing to do with what I'm thinking the final game will have.  I was just using these elements for testing and decided to put something with a beginning and end together for other people to play.

I'm working on the game concept on paper, but it's really messy and I want to test some ideas out first before I talk about what the game will actually be about.  

JANUARY 13, THAT EVENING
I lowered the boss's HP so it takes less time to kill him. Also, now, after you beat him the game spits out a file called performance.txt with an average of the various benchmarks I'm taking. If you can copy and paste the contents of that here, you'll receive rare candy!*

*Rare candy will not be sent
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 08:59:51 AM »

Isn't "el" mean the? the the cat?
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 09:19:44 AM »

You are right JaJitsu ! El gato es un animal domestico.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 09:27:26 AM »

Isn't "el" mean the? the the cat?
It's exacly what caught my attention about this game title. I maybe it was named this way on purpose.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 09:36:48 AM »

YYYYYYep. I think kvjoshi summed it up best!
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 09:44:25 AM »

It makes me think of how "The La Brea Tar Pits" means "The The Tar Tar Pits"
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011, 08:15:11 PM »

Hey guys, I updated the thing - if you can play it and beat the boss (lower HP now) and copy/paste the contents performance.txt in a reply here, good things will surely come to you!  At least, I'll thank you in a most gentlemanly manner.

Oh yeah and a simple computer spec would be nice.  Sorry, I wanted to make it put that in there automatically but it's a lot of work.

Example:  Windows 7 / AMD Phenom II 550 4-core 3.3ghz 4GB / ATI Radeon 5750 1GB
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2011, 09:45:17 PM »

It makes me think of how "The La Brea Tar Pits" means "The The Tar Tar Pits"

Have you by any chance read Runaways by Brian K Vaughan?
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 08:42:52 AM »

Let me be the first to actually make a comment about the game, by saying that it doesn't run on my computer (windows XP, crappy hardware).
It just doesn't launch and throws an error message.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 10:02:50 AM »

As someone who doesn't play a lot of bullet hell games, all I can say to this is AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

But how are you supposed to dodge the blue spirally blasts? Anyway, great music and a cool game.

Edit: Where did you get the music anyway? It's really really cool and very close to what I had in mind for the game I'm working on right now.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 11:22:50 AM »

Those blue bullets in the 2nd attack mode have hitboxes that are only 1 pixel.  Your ship's hitbox is also just 1 pixel, or maybe 2x2, I can't remember.  So it's actually possible to dodge them, you just have to play a little mental game of probability and seek out areas with the fewest bullets.

It's the boss music from Chrono Trigger!  Gentleman
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 07:21:23 PM »

Here are the contents of performance.txt
Code:
Frame 11455
Step  2934
Draw  8509
Gl    142
Kchup 0.046295166

And here are my laptop specs
(Windows 7 64-bit, Core 2 [email protected] Ghz, 6 GB RAM, 9600M GT probably with 512MB RAM)
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