Pinoypixel is a game development blog. This site contains casual filipino themed web and mobile indie games. Most of the projects would be in alpha or beta stages, sourcing from gamejams, test prototypes or just plain adhoc dumps.
Friday of March 17, 2017
We have never thought that level design can be so hard to balance. As first time game designers, object placement and enemy positioning is vital. Defining difficulty also signify player retainability. After a few reads and topics about level design, we have listed our takes and approach on monster or enemy placements.
A difficult monster doesn't mean a challenging game. This is one of our common mistake, we believed that puting hard monsters can put some flavor or interest in our game. It is not how difficult the monster is but how we make players perform our game mechanics.
Placement tells the pacing. Developers can calculate or predict the player's engagement through a properly designed monster placement. Being able to predict the players interaction is vital to maintain player retainability.
A boss monster is a test of mechanics. The position of the boss monster is at the end of each level to test the player's understanding of that mechanics introduced or is availble in such area.
Know your engagement area. Ensure that you have control on the area that the player and the character interacts. This reduces the risk of unexpected bugs due to behaviour glitches.
Friday of March 10, 2017
Friday of March 03, 2017
Last month February we have finalized a couple of items for Pinoypixel website. Catching up the blog post and topics. Created a scirra tutorial about tilemaps. Update the internal Construct 2 game template. Purchased a couple of game assets, to be added in main game template. Other details are listed below.
Tuesday of February 28, 2017
Projcet Duko is an experimental arrow shooter game. I have also experimented on the dialouge reponse timings, and weapon increments and customization.
Check out the game below, share your thoughts and drop some feedbacks in the scirra arcade comments section.
Friday of February 24, 2017
As mentioned previously Pinoypixel will be using Construct 2+3 on all of this projects. Thus significant updates on Construct 2+3 will be in this site every now and then.
On February 1 Scirra announce the release of Construct 3, which brought alot of suprises and disappointments to most people. Starting with disappointments since the upfront would be is $99 subscription fee, oh well everything falls from that front. The next one would be contesting, since Construct 3 will be running in the browser. Technically I don't find any issues if C3 would be run in the browser. Then a few more complains that I just listed below. The exciting part comes next, first would be the real mobile direct export to apk and ios project. As of this writing the rest of the features are great but barely a wow.
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