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Reflex – Dev Diary 6

August 2, 2020

Lots of tweaks and additions this week. Tutorials that are displayed before playing the active level can now be device dependant. This is a change I made when a friend of mine was playing an early build on my Android tablet and he seemed confused when the instructions for panning the screen starts mentioning the… [Read More]

Asylum Dev Diary 112 – Refining Self

After last weeks fumbling around with sequences this work was a bit more productive. First up, the police. Originally the police sprites were from a static game resource and although they looked great they were going to prove problematic when it came to doing anything other than walking and pointing a gun at someone. So,… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 5

July 26, 2020

With a new week came a new Beta that fixed the YYC native compiler in GMS 2.3 Beta. So, I was able to fully compile Reflex and run it at full speed on Android. Everything is looking really good. One important change is the way movements are calculated, originally they all used the usual frame… [Read More]

Asylum Dev Diary 111 – It Was Me

With the excitement of being able to finally use Sequences in Asylum I made a coding error that was causing the sequence I had made to continuously loop and it was not, as I mentioned last week, a bug in GMS. So, with that issue resolved my first sequence is up and running. Hurray. Well,… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 4

July 19, 2020

Reflex development is going extremely well. Tons of new stuff has been added and tweaked in the game and I’m at the stage now where I can start fleshing out levels. Each level in the new Reflex can now consist of multiple stages. So, there are some levels that contain an exit marker that requires… [Read More]

Asylum Dev Diary 110

This week I finally started playing around with the new GMS2.3 Sequences feature. Sequences are a new type of asset that allows you to create complex animations involving multiple objects or sprites across a video editor style timeline, and scripts can be triggered at any point. This is ideal for several situations in Asylum and… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 3

July 12, 2020

Another strong week for development of Reflex. This week I wanted to start putting together the flow of the game. That being the various menu screens required to guide the player through to a level and also to start introducing the objectives into the game. The first thing I had to do was to create… [Read More]

Asylum Dev Diary 109 – GMS 2.3 Part 5

July 4, 2020

Beta 10 of GMS2.3 was released on Thursday (2nd July) and reading through the changelog I had high hopes. And in fact there were promising steps made. Asylum didn’t run normally but in the debugger it started to throw some errors that I could actually address. These errors, unsurprisingly, were a result of the way… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 2

June 30, 2020

Right, here we go then. The first official dev diary for Reflex 2020. Firstly, the game development is going extremely well, even with me using GMS2.3 Beta (see Asylum dev diary for issues there). Reflex, is a casual puzzle game that involves using and adding different ’tiles’ to the level to guide a missile towards… [Read More]

Asylum Dev Diary 108 – GMS 2.3 Part 4

June 28, 2020

As I continue to wait for a working beta for Asylum I discovered something I had completely missed in GameMaker Studio. Since I started Asylum and had completed dozens of hours of tutorials for GMS I got into the practice of creating an object for eah and every sprite I imported. It seemed to make… [Read More]

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