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Jindo

Self
Level Editor's Current State:

I've implemented the Level Editor's engine with the game and now have a background for the cave level style. The level editor seems to work fine and the custom levels I'm testing for the Volcanicity and Himalayia level packs seem to work as well as the normal level packs.

I've been working on the Level Editor offline, so none of the following changes will be noticed:

NEW OBJECTS:

  • Moving Spikeballs
  • Large Flails
  • Lava
  • Boulders
  • Gale-force Winds
  • Fire balls
  • Spring Pads (Red, Green and Blue (Low Jump, Mid Jump and High Jump))

And for future reference, when the game's out and if you're wanting to make a good level:

Level Design of Kid Ninja:

Level Style: Information regarding that style on how I conventionally set the levels up.

The Practice Dome: This was of course made to demonstrate the general game play of Kid Ninja by walking you through the basic controls and abilities of the character, you can do whatever you want with this style. This style is used for Practice and will be used for the Advanced Levels pack.

The Forest: Making the levels difficult eventually become less of an objective, this level pack focused entirely on encourage the player to jump. Spikes are placed on the floors and in ways where the player will have to make use of the extra jumping capabilities to get around them. There are often open spaces in this pack so there's no need to crowd the level up with long winded challenges. This style is used for Easy Mode.

The Beach: These levels were a little longer and the spikes were used again to encourage jumping, but on a more difficult scale. The spikes are placed on walls, floors and ceilings strategically the get the player to decide on the best technique for avoiding them. The use of the wall jump should be common. This style is used for Medium Mode.

Castle Kid Ninja: In this level pack, the levels were down right difficult, the spikes were placed to get the player to attempt some strange jumps, this pack is where the player usually realises the potential of the jumping mechanism. The large flail and fireball generator obstacles also played a part in making this more difficult. This style is used for Hard Mode.

The Street: Like Practice Dome, this was made for a specific purpose, Cat Rescue levels unfortunately won't be creatable in the level editor at this time, so what conventions you come up with for creating levels with this pack is entirely up to you. This style is used for Cat Rescue.

Shanty Town: There was no real style to the level design here, the objective was simply to create the most frustratingly difficult levels, that even with a seemingly limitless jumping mechanism proved challenging. I advise for this style that your levels are deviously riddled with spikes and any other Shanty-exclusive obstacles that I may add to the editor, encourage the player to trust nothing and to risk alot in order to pass certain obstacles. This style is used for Shanty Town.

Himalayia: A slightly different approach is being taken on the Himalayia and Volcanicity level packs. The Gale-force winds and Bouncing Boulders will be exclusive to Himalayia, there shouldn't be any ground at the bottom of the level, to give the impression that the player is on a mountain (very high up) or jumping between two mountains. The winds should be used either to push players in to places that they don't want to be pushed in to, or to inconveine the player when they are supposedly safe from certain obstacles. This style is used for Himalayia.

Volcanicity: This level pack will include plenty of spike balls, fire balls, and other annoying obstacles. The ground at the bottom of the level should be covered with lava to give the impression that the player is in a volcano. The jump pads should also be used to assist the player but in an unforigiving manner (have spikes at just the right height so that if the player doesn't move after jumping the spikes will hit them)/(have a spike ball that the player must strategically dodge while in the middle of the jump). This style is used for Volcanicity.
 

Jindo

Self
Another screenshot:



That cat becomes a playable character when you purchase the Cat Rescue pack.

I also adjusted the Achievement page to display 3 things:

How many Trophies you Have (out of 10)

Your Topaz Score

Achievement Progress (%age)

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Trophies:

There are 10 trophies hidden through-out the game, there is an achievement for 500 points, a hidden character, and a crown for when you find them all. Some simply have to be found, others have to be found under certain conditions (a certain character, under a certain time limit, without the use of checkpoints etc).

So once you find the 10th trophy, you will receive an achievement for 500 points, and a new character will become playable, as well as this, whatever character you're playing as will now have a crown above their head (as seen the screeny above).
 
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  • midnight8 midnight8:
    I have had all of the symptoms, taste is slightly starting to come back, but smell, no. Honestly, just been a little miserable, have never felt in any danger from it. Being trapped at home sucks. lol
  • midnight8 midnight8:
    meh, got a little fever again this morning, guess gonna be a few more days
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I went to Comicon this last weekend I hope I dont get it I feel fine and I am not vaccinated and did not wear a mask
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Comicon really was not packed though like it was in the past. I am not really worried though it was the most people I have been around in a year.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Still, getting vaccinated is a good idea. We're getting Delta variant spikes here in Boston.
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I am not against vaccination at all I just have a serious procrastination problem I plan on getting vaccinated soon
  • midnight8 midnight8:
    was kinda same with me, I was gonna do it, and life got in the way.
  • midnight8 midnight8:
    we wore mask in some places, but at 118 degrees outside, little rough. :)
  • The Helper The Helper:
    yeah i had another friend in Vegas talking about that heat damn
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Well I do not think I got Covid from the Comicon
    +1
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Pushed out a new Pokemon Walking algorithm build. With a new system in place, I'll probably start tackling triggers and NPCs,
    +1
  • Varine Varine:
    Is it fucking hot everywhere?
  • Varine Varine:
    What's a pokemon walking algorithm?
  • jonas jonas:
    it's an engine for pokemon games that closely emulates the walking behavior of pokemon red/blue/yellow
  • jonas jonas:
    basically if you wanted to implement pokemon yellow from scratch, and you'd want it to feel as close as possible to the real thing, you'd start with that
  • Varine Varine:
    Like from the Gameboy games? I'm not at all familiar with Pokemon.
  • jonas jonas:
    yeah
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I only played the Pokemon games on the Gamecube and Wii and such not on the portables my kids had all those games but I never really played on the portables. Now that I think about maybe once sooooo long ago.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    That's about right. I'm just emulating that old-school RPG feel on the Game Boy system. If I had more free time, I would definitely want to add more things.
  • jonas jonas:
    I guess you folks were too old, but those games were our childhoods:p
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Well, I'm about to hit 30 this year, so I'm now officially old.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    Hey wait a minute!
  • The Helper The Helper:
    You guys are youngsters. I am square in the middle of my midlife crisis at 52.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    How are the kids?

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