Sounds are in!,. working well here,. although Ville is saying that there are latency issues on his 2.1 phone,. I am mostly interested in supporting newer tablets,. but any low-end support is very welcome where possible. I will do some quick ‘light’ games, for old hardwares, as well as more intensive stuff.
Just a quick test of the new Android build of ZGE. There is no sound just yet, however Ville is planing to use the same real-time synthesis engine as the PC versions so we should see some very cool developments coming for your Android devices in the near future. I know I have a nice little tower-defense game that can quickly be adapted to touch-screen controls. The 3d performance is quite good in that test game, so we will see how hard we can push the various Android hardware.
Since a few people have asked, I went looking for an old game I made; a Wizard of Wor Remix built with GameMaker back in 03.
Like many, I have updated computers over the years, and lost data on a verity of occasions. I do recall I had stoped working on this because of a nasty harddrive crash back then where I lost the source file, therefore only some compiled versions remain,. This is the only one I found, but I will continue looking,. if anyone finds a later version (numbered higher than 018) please share.
wizard of wor remix
wow_018 [ win, 2.7mb ] I just tried it on a win7 machine, and for some reason I can not remove the .exe file from the zip folder, it does however work fine simply running from the zip, strange,. but give it a shot if old-skool arcade remixes are of interesting to you. This one had some nice features as I recall;
According to Mike Splechta over at [ http://www.gamezone.com/ ], where they are hosting the game file, but behind a mandatory video ad.
“DESCRIPTION OF WIZARD OF WOR
Wizard of Wor Remix is another beautifully crafted remake by jph, featuring larger mazes, a handy fold space button which allows basic teleportation and a very capable A.I. written to mimic the actions of a secondary player in the game. As a Worrior, your task is to hunt down monsters in a maze-like dungeon with only a unified field disruption rifle as your only weapon. Definitely an item of interest to fans of the original, though the current generation may not be so easily endeared by it’s archaic roots.”
Actually the AI is sorta cool. If you want to fight the other player, the AI will retaliate if shot,. even accidentally! Otherwise the AI will just hunt monsters. I added this as it is a two player game, and I needed to test,. in the end the AI is one of my favorite elements of this program.
PatternStack may be the name of this,. not sure yet. Anyway, I have not had time all month to work on this much, (sold/bought house, moving, etc.) but it is still on my mind. This basic demo lets you use the patter edit screen to build little beats. Not yet any control over individual sounds or even notes in the pattern, but just a simple randomization of the pitches when triggering already creates some nice generated tunes from the simple patterns.
Also, in interesting news ZGE now has a beta Android build,. Ville is tweaking it up nice so it will run on many hardwares,. Since I do have access to a Sony S tablet this interests me, already running tests, and liking the results.