[Released] Twaddle Paddle - 1 pixel particle-iar experience

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Re: Twaddle Paddle

Postby Lomelin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:52 pm

Hello ! :)


I took a day off in my day job this week, so I have made some really cool progress ! (At least, they look cool to me :))


On the 'visual' side of things :

- Each block is composed of particles and I light up those particles every time the ball hits a blocks which create this really cool ripple effect.
Concretely each collision will generate a sorted (depending on their square distance with the impact point) array of 'block pixels'. Each frame will light up the first 1/20 of this array, with a minimum of one, and remove it from the array. That's why it slows down as it progresses :)

- Some effects are more 'pixel arty', like the trail of the ball, or it's impact, or the twaddies that love you so much.
Quite simple trick here, for those particles, I round their position and dimensions to the closest int

On the gameplay side :

- The biggest thing here is, finally, an interactive tutorial ! I'm often quite bad at those things so please give me some feedback :) That's what took most of the time

- A first boss ! That's what took most of the rest of the time :D

- A better speed adjustment for the ball depending on its y axis


Some minor bug fixes


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Re: Twaddle Paddle

Postby Lomelin » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:48 pm

I worked on the background and on some lighting :)
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Re: Twaddle Paddle

Postby Lomelin » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:06 pm

Hey, this is the biggest update so far :)


Here is the new stuff :

- A new (and beautiful :3) background
- Your paddle can climb on walls :)
- New graphics for the bonuses
- Better looking balls
- Lighting effect on the blocks
- Better looking paddle
- The paddle control has been improved
- Balls will now accelerate over time
- And a few bug fixes :)

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Re: Twaddle Paddle

Postby Lomelin » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:29 pm

Hello !

I'm working on the trailer, feedback welcome ! :)

https://youtu.be/GWHUQ6WOO18
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Re: Twaddle Paddle

Postby Lomelin » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:39 am

I worked on the cover image too :3

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I'm starting to forgive gimp for its quirks
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Re: Twaddle Paddle

Postby Lomelin » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:29 am

Ok after coding something just to do this image, here is the result :)


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Re: Twaddle Paddle

Postby augusto » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:28 am

This looks pretty amazing. Love the retro look and all the variations you've added, it's like the ultimate pong game.

Are PC/jar the only platforms you support?
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Re: Twaddle Paddle

Postby Lomelin » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:47 pm

Thank you ! :)

I will probably support Android :)
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Re: Twaddle Paddle

Postby Lomelin » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:52 pm

Here is update 18 :)


Twaddle Paddle now has its very own music ! It's still being worked on, not by me, but I was so happy that I wanted to included it even if not finished :)

It fixes the very first bug report not given face to face :) ! Silly me, now you can't go to unsupported values for the screenshake. Silly me :)


For the graphics, here is what has been improved :

- The paddle moves a bit differently, the bottom moves before the bottom which makes it look like a pixaleted jelly

- Blocks of different levels are easier to distinguish

- Paddle size has been changed :)

- The transition between paddle colors

- The dash

- The '3d block effect' reacts to the paddle position

- Added some text displayed in the background when the ball bounces a lot

- The background of the blocks will be darker when one of their pixel lights up


For the gameplay, here is what has changed :

- Paddle speed

- Paddle shoot timer

- Ball speed has also been adapted


For sound :

- The dash has sound

- When the ball dies

- Tuned down the score sound


The in game ui has also been improved

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxGq2BemXQo
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Re: Twaddle Paddle

Postby Lomelin » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:21 pm

Ok BIG step today, the steam page is available ! https://store.steampowered.com/app/1008 ... le_Paddle/

It feels weird, and I'm super excited ! :)
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