Reflex 2020

Reflex – Dev Diary 23

December 13, 2020

This week continues the process from last week; taking all the 25 level drawings for world 3, cutting them up and placing them in a preliminary order ready for the game. As world 3, like the world before it, adds in new game play elements the difficulty is momentarily reduced to explain the new features;… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 22

December 6, 2020

World 3 level designs have finally been completed. Its been a slow process which some levels taking more than 25 minutes to draw up. It’s a difficult and slow process that involves trying to work out an interesting level that makes things harder and harder for the player over time. Now that the 25 levels… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 21 – GMS2.3.1

November 29, 2020

I’ve been a bit busy over the last couple of weeks that has meant progress has been a bit stunted. The main focus, however, has been installing and checking out the newly release update GameStudio 2.3.1. This update adds in a fair few new features, fixes a ton of bugs, but also seems to introduce… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 20 – Videos

November 15, 2020

Work continues on the level designs for world 3 this week, but I also took some time to put together an ARSoftware video ident that will play at the start of the game, and I’ve also upgraded the title menu screen. So, first up the actual game content. Level 3.3 has been added to the… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 19

November 8, 2020

Smaller update this week because of real work picking up – finally. There were a few things I wanted to try out this week. When the reactors are taken down on a level the lights will now go red indicating a kind of emergency power in the base and a nice visual cue that the… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 18

November 1, 2020

Real life work is beginning to pick up so development time has dropped quite a bit in the last few weeks. However, I’m still making great progress. This week I have been refining the reactor sprites so that they fit in better with the rest of the assets. Originally they were orange tinted, now they… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 17

October 25, 2020

World 2 is now complete. This week I played through the last 3 levels of the world and made sure they were doable. 2.25 is a right doozy, but it can be completed. Lots of other tweaks and fixes this week: The craft that launches the missile was also appearing on sub-levels which are supposed… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 16

October 18, 2020

Short update this week as I was distracted by my new Oculus Quest 2. This week I continued testing levels and tweaking them when they proved impossible. Levels 2.17 to 2.22 have all been checked and are working properly. I added a new quick feature for windows users. Rather than having to left click a… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 15

October 11, 2020

This week continued some of the polishing I started and I also finished off the weapon crate work. The weapon crate, when opened, displays the collected content on the left edge of the screen briefly – to avoid disrupting the game flow. One aspect that was in the original Reflex game was the deployment method… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 14

October 4, 2020

Some very good progress was made this week. Adding in 2 new objective objects: the communications dish, and the space cannon. Both of these objects are for later stage objectives and I’ve given them some really nice animations. The dish will randomly reorient its self, and the cannon rotates and fires occasionally, adding to the… [Read More]

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