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BREAK(re)WIND

January 15th, 2018

So I spent some time adding time rewind to a simple breakout style game.  Once you miss a ball, it rewinds a few seconds.

The rewind worked, but I didn’t feel it really added much to the breakout experience.  It would do just as well to just give the player more balls.  While creating this prototype, I named the folder “breakwind” and only an hour or so later did I realize the double meaning.  I’m not sure if that makes it the best or worst game name idea I’ve ever had.

-Phil

Time rewinding fire effect

January 10th, 2018

Part of the trick of time rewinding is to have as little state as possible.  This fire effect is generated from just this:

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To get this to work, I’ve pre-calculated how the flames will move.  Since the state is so small, fast-forward and rewind only depends on changing the GAME.t .
-Phil

Nifty time rewinding star field

January 6th, 2018

I’ve been playing around with various prototypes over the past few months.  I decided I might as well start sharing what I’m doing.  Gifs are easy to make!

I made some simple time rewinding code the other day.  I’m pretty pleased with how it came out.  I updated it with fancier particles and a slightly different pattern and got a really neat effect:

Anyway, hope to make some more fun prototypes off this concept.  We’ll see!

-Phil

TANKOUT everyone in my crazy new game!

January 31st, 2017

Yo, I made a crazy multiplayer creative tank battle game! Please check it out and tell your friends!

 

Get it on Google Play

A new game! emoj.io has arrived!

October 14th, 2016

Hey y’all I’m really happy with my new game! Please check it out and tell your friends!

 

Get it on Google Play

Galcon 2 – Galaxy Map update!

September 7th, 2015

Ahoy there,

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New Galaxy Map update out for everyone to see! The key differences are this:

– Once a star is taken, it cannot be attacked again
– The war will be extended extra days until you conquer it
– Clans can only wage two wars at a time
– There is no Galcoin cost for wars, except for the initial invasion
– Discovered constellations give 2x points

The strategy here is that large clans need to connect to smaller clans as quickly as possible so they can have access to more wars to ally in, so their faction can expand more quickly.

Have fun!
-Phil

Galcon 2 – Galaxy Map 2.0

August 5th, 2015

The Galaxy Map has been re-opened! The major changes include dividing the clans into factions and connections between stars.

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The main changes from the old map are:

– Clans are divided into 3 factions
– All wars and alliances require proximity
– The map will supernova after X days
– Stars values no longer change

Have fun!
-Phil

Galcon 2 – It’s an INTERGALACTIC PARTY!

June 13th, 2015

Hey everyone, get ready for an INTERGALACTIC PARTY!

We’ve got 3 new trophies, new ships and new planets!

To fill in you in the galaxy map updates, I’ve added support for alliances so you can help other clans do battle on the map. You can now also see the heroes on either side of a war, as well as see who the allies are.

Using alts in game is now discouraged, players using alts will not be able to be a hero in the galaxy map wars. A “?” appears next to alting user’s names.

Coming soon is going to be a proximity feature, where clans can only attack nearby planets. So, in order to prepare for this change, you may want to build your planets into a cluster so they are better defended. This is going to add a whole new level of strategy to conquering the map.

Have fun!
-Phil

Galcon 2 – The Galaxy Map is here!

May 29th, 2015

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The Galaxy Map is now available to everyone! I hope all the clans have fun battling it out over stars! To conquer, use skill, strategy, and diplomacy! Read the help for an overview of the map rules, and be sure to drop by the forums if you have questions or feedback.

-Phil

Galcon 2 – Year of the Goat Update

May 1st, 2015

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Welcome to Year of the Goat! There are new trophies, new ships, and TWO new sectors! There’s a Dojo sector for training new players, and a King of the Hill sector! Have fun playing :)

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Also, Nubbin just had her babies!

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Have fun playing!
-Phil