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Snow Problem
« on: 11 May 2022, 22:29 »
Continuing my bizarre love of creating anything but adventure games with AGS, I present my latest project - Snow Problem!

This is a puzzle game in which you have to gather snow. Easy you may think, but each level will present obstacles for you to carefully steer your snow around with well placed thingamabobs. Later levels (ignore the level numbers on the screenshots below) will feature areas that change the colour of the snow, and require different amounts of each colour to complete.

The main game engine is working pretty well and I plan to release a free 10-level demo soon.









 

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #1 on: 11 May 2022, 22:57 »
You had me at "Continuing my bizarre love of creating anything but adventure games with AGS"

Looking forward to trying out the demo.
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Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #2 on: 12 May 2022, 10:53 »
I clicked on this message, believing it to be a tech question about snow animation.  :-D

Sounds like a cool idea! Looking forward to the demo.

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #3 on: 12 May 2022, 12:55 »
Seem great. Can't wait Captain  ;-D
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Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #4 on: 12 May 2022, 19:29 »
That looks really weird... or original... or???  ;-D

Anyway, I'm really curious about this one  (nod)

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #5 on: 17 May 2022, 09:16 »
Thanks guys. Should be able to get the demo released within the next few days, possibly even tonight.
 

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Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #6 on: 18 May 2022, 17:44 »
I'm pretty curious to see how this game looks in motion and how it plays!

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #7 on: 18 May 2022, 17:59 »
I'm pretty curious to see how this game looks in motion and how it plays!

Well, be curious no more my friend! I have released the demo so you can see it in action. The demo contains the first 10 levels of the planned 100 levels from the full game. I have deliberately included one level that you may find a little tricky to beat (at least, I hope you don't beat every level first time without any effort!!)

https://captaind.itch.io/snow-problem



One potential issue I am concerned about is whether older machines might experience excessive slowdown so if you experience this please let me know (and what hardware you're using).
 

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #8 on: 18 May 2022, 22:27 »
Apologies to anyone who tried this earlier and got an error message, pathname trouble! Sorted now.
https://captaind.itch.io/snow-problem
 

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #9 on: 27 May 2022, 01:51 »
This looks like a lot of fun. Will there be a level editor mode?

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #10 on: 27 May 2022, 09:42 »
This looks like a lot of fun. Will there be a level editor mode?

If there's interest in a level editor I can certainly make it accessible. I just don't know how much more work I want to do on it for it to be truly user-friendly as it works fine for what I want!  :-D I also need to think about the easiest way to make new levels / level packs playable in the main game.

I've been optimising the code and changing a few things so I may well release a Demo v2 soon. Might get a couple of people who've already tested the game to try out the level editor and give me some feedback on how easy it is to use.
 

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #11 on: 05 Jun 2022, 15:37 »
The V2 demo is now available:

https://captaind.itch.io/snow-problem
 

eri0o

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #12 on: 06 Jun 2022, 03:28 »
This is fun, but I also think I found a bug.

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Sometimes when I use right click to delete I create an all consuming punctiform blackhole that just takes in all snow...

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #13 on: 06 Jun 2022, 10:59 »
This is fun, but I also think I found a bug.

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Sometimes when I use right click to delete I create an all consuming punctiform blackhole that just takes in all snow...


Yeah I can't quite figure out why that's happening yet, since delete is not something you're likely to use very often I have considered taking away that function completely, but it does allow for different strategies and level design strategies so I'd rather keep it. I can't find a consistent reason as to why it's happening; the only solution I think will definitely work is going to slow the game down. So... still thinking about it!  :grin: Thanks for playing.  ;-D
 

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #14 on: 13 Jun 2022, 11:24 »
The V2 demo is now available:

https://captaind.itch.io/snow-problem

Awesome! Btw you should edit your opening post to include this link. I almost navigated away without realising the demo is out.

Re: Snow Problem
« Reply #15 on: 18 Jun 2022, 16:22 »
@eri0o - I've fixed that issue, just pondering whether to roll out a V3 demo or now.
@milkanannan - if I do release a third and final version of the demo, I'll definitely update the first post!  ;-D Thanks.