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« on: January 23, 2020, 08:26:06 AM »



Super Punchy Face is a roguelite beat em up about making your fighting styles and using everything as a weapon.

It's a simple take on roguelites like Nuclear Throne, Slay the Spire, and Downwell but with Jackie Chan inspired combat. Beat some dudes up, choose a new perk, rinse and repeat.

This is just the prototype, but already features:
- Dozens of perks and techniques to customize your fighting style
- Hitting a man with a mop bucket and other oddly specific objects
- Deep, fast paced hand to hand combat
- Randomly generated levels

Eventually we'll have a final boss and all that. We have a rough draft of the final boss! We intend to keep the final game pretty light on content to focus on making cool new fighting techniques.

Gifs of cool fight stuff (my shitty programmer art):












We just got Kyle Templeton aka supajackle to start doing some REAL art.


This is the player character, we're calling him Punchy, but players will be able to name him as well as choose a skin tone. He's basically Ash Ketchum.


Early enemy designs



Our approach to combat is like an immersive sim; every object can used as a weapon, enemies can do basically everything the player can, and there's a lot of room for emergent situations. There's a lot more nuance we intend to add to the base systems, but there's going to be even more possible as we update the Fighting Style system with perks, techniques, and full on new attacks. Eventually, players can basically make a Call of Duty loadout that lets them play up their unique style.

There's a tutorial and control screen in the game.

It's been tested with Xbox 360 and PS4 controllers. Should work with other kinds?




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We are always open to feedback about all aspects of the game. Some specific feedback we're looking for right now:
- Are the different techniques exciting? Do you feel like there is good synergy between them? Any ideas for other techniques??
- The control scheme. Is it comfortable? Intuitive? Do you have a custom control setup? What is it?
- Is there lag? What kind of computer do you have? What level(s) does it happen on? Any other details you can provide about the situation?
- Favorite thing? Least favorite thing?


Thanks for checking it out!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2020, 06:04:54 AM »

Oh man, it would help if the download link actually worked... should be fixed now!
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020, 11:47:56 AM »

I like the pillows!
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 08:01:27 AM »

I downloaded it from itch, but all there was in the .zip was a "SPF 20-1-24.gmz" file...
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 08:35:13 AM »

Ughhhghghg thanks, Ross. I just uploaded a new zip with the .exe I swear I know how itch.io works...

And fuck yeah The Pillows!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 10:27:48 AM »

Hey! We just released a huge update!!

So we're pivoting hard. Dropping the RPG stuff to focus purely on creating your own fighting styles.

Now, it's a roguelite. Randomly generated levels, after each one you pick a perk from a random list, fight till you can't.

It's pretty early, so the difficulty progression is probably not very smooth, and there's really only 1 enemy type though we do have a dumb version of it for early levels.

Cheeeerererererers
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2020, 08:51:50 AM »

Hello 8Points,

I played your game.  I recorded it and my thoughts:


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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 09:45:10 PM »

jbarrios you're a king! Thank you for all the videos you post on this board, its invaluable stuff for all of us.

I'm glad you like the game! I was impressed by how easily you picked it up despite the mouse n keyboard issue. If you have a gamepad, I'd definitely recommend trying it out. And I'll have to smooth that camera out for sure!!

You were actually playing an older build somehow? The over-world thing turned out to be a bit beyond our scope, so we're dropping it for a more straightforward level to level approach. You should try the new version! There's about 30 techniques in total now.

Thanks again!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2020, 12:50:56 PM »

Update!

- smoother camera

- pause menu (press ESC)

- real bounce physics

- all sorts of tiny things :D


We're about ready to start working on art, music and better level generation. Still looking for feedback on the perk/technique system!
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2020, 12:27:47 PM »

Another update!

- 3 new techniques

- New late game enemy type, a real tough cookie.

- Enemies now have a chance to get their own techniques! The chance increases every level. You can tell they have a technique cuz they'll be some funky color.

- Universal controller support?? Only tested with Xbox 360 and PS4 controllers, but apparently it should accept any kind of gamepad!

Also some general bug squashing and some visual polish.


Hope everyone's staying safe out there.
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 05:45:24 AM »





Testing out some of the new enemy art! Trying to figure out how to make animations that;
1) are clearly telegraphed
2) can be used for a a bunch of different weapons
3) won't be too much work for Kyle

This has the arms detached from the body, and we angle them based on where the attack is aimed. I think it could work? Obviously sacrificing some fidelity but with the right animation I think it will be fine.

What do you guys think??
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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2020, 11:23:54 AM »

We got another hefty update live, but we also have an alternate version.

Bizarro Punchy doesn't use stamina. There are a few balance changes made to try and compensate for that, but ultimately it allows for a fast paced, non stop, all out brawl.





You can check em both out here!



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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2020, 10:30:55 AM »





Hi,

I've tested your game as well.

I would say in general, the combat is very good. Punches feel meaty and nice. Kicks as well.

The game I tried had 2 levels where Im suppose to knock everyone out I guess to progress to next level.
I saw Justins play through, seems like there are some maps which are more like levels you progress through?
Personally, I like it when there is like a level to progress through, that might be cool to have.

The enemies are cool and I like how they are able to block your hits.
I would like it if they had a kind of obvious pattern, like one guy always kicks and hits then pauses for a while - that is your moment to attack him.
Perhaps the enemies do have these kind of patterns but Im having a hard time seeing them.

In general, I liked your game. The game mechanics are nice.
If I was working on it, I would try to make levels to progress through and make the enemies have clear behaviour patterns that can be observed as a player
and then exploited.

Very cool that you have included a tutorial as well (I saw it in Justins video). That seems to however crash in the version Im running
(bizzaro punchy).
Error code:
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ERROR in
action number 1
of Draw Event
for object obj_wall1:

Trying to draw non-existing sprite.
at gml_Object_obj_wall1_Draw_0
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stack frame is
gml_Object_obj_wall1_Draw_0 (line -1)

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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2020, 09:52:19 AM »

Hey thank you so much for the playtest!

To be honest, I prefer hand designed levels to proc gen as well. But level design is hard D: and time consuming. We're doing proc gen so we can focus more on the combat and techniques. We're trying to wrap this project up in the next few months so we probably won't get into hand designed levels, but we do plan on adding some levels that have other goals to shake things up. And hopefully the final algorithm will make levels that are more interesting!

Your suggestion of observable enemy patterns is very interesting. I hope that the new art will make it easier to parse the different enemy states, as it's very limited right now. I'm glad the combat holds up despite this!

I've uploaded a new version that fixes the tutorial crash, and also adds some early grab techniques.

Thanks again for your feedback! Definitely have a lot to chew on...
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2020, 11:14:38 AM »

I'm really excited about this update!

Two big things:



1) Enemies now have their own unique, and consistent, suit colors! This makes it easier to keep track of who's-who, and gives them all more character than just being the exact same copy-paste blue suit guy.

2) Customizable controls! Works for both mouse & keyboard as well as gamepads.

These were pretty big technical challenges for me, so I'm really happy I got them working. Hope you guys enjoy these features as much as I do!

The next update will have some new levels that'll break things up by introducing new obstacles and objectives. Once that is implemented, we'll move on to a final boss, and then we can start filling it up with more Content. *jazz hands*
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2020, 09:48:30 AM »

I gave the game a playthrough and made it through the tutorial and three levels - here's my thoughts.

I don't remember seeing a tutorial part that explained sprinting, just that sprinting costs stamina. I figured it out eventually.

I feel like either the levels are too large or the default movement speed is too slow. At the end of the first level, I had to traverse most of the level to hunt down the last enemy. It felt like it took a while, and didn't add any fun to the game.

I never saw a chance to use the 'dodge over an obstacle' during the game. Perhaps it would be useful if you were otherwise surrounded by enemies, but that didn't happen for me.

Likewise, I never had an issue with stamina, although that could have been my playstyle.

Enemy AI seemed solid. A couple of times the guys managed to surround me, making the fight more interesting - the goal was 'break out' instead of 'beat up'.

Item placement (both furniture and weapons) seemed a little spread out. I'd suggest trying a version where the density of items is increased.

I read some of the earlier thread about the level generation. One possible suggestion would be to design a few rooms (kitchen, pool hall, storage room, whatever you have the assets for already) and randomly include these inside the level generator. It could give the levels a bit more flavor without having to 'level design' each and every level. As a bonus, you could use these rooms to create interesting combat encounters for the player.

Keep up the good work! I look forward to seeing what future updates will bring.
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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2020, 03:09:52 PM »

Thanks you very much for the feedback, JGalecki!

I just released an update that features smaller opening levels, and it definitely improves the experience, so thanks for that suggestion!

This update also features an early version of "special" levels that show up rarely but change the gameplay in some small but hopefully interesting ways. The first has a time limit. Can't beat up everyone in time, reinforcements show up. The second in suuuper early, but has a unique obstacle in the form of cars driving through the middle of the level. This is pretty goofy, but also fun to try and use them to your advantage.

The other major change in this update is the ability to unlock techniques for use in future runs. You can save up to three techniques at a time, and they properly save between sessions. This way, if you find a technique that you really like, you can always have access to it.


JGalecki, your suggestion about the level design is good. We most likely will end up going with that style of generation. And definitely try to inject more obstacle dodging!!
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2020, 11:53:24 AM »

Ayyyy its been a while!



We got new art!!

Our environment artist @hellowmavw has finished the main hub! It's a youth center / dojo that our hero works at with his uncle Jaygo.

There's been all sorts of changes. The past couple months have been crazy, and I've just been working on getting these new arts working with my ancient-ass code. The gamefeel may be a bit weird, as the characters are much larger on screen now. Once alll the character art is in place, I'll go back and tweak everything.

Anyway, stay safe.
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