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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:09
by Tormuse
Something that might interest Jayenkai: I was playing the Platdude variant of your game, Arcade Slots, on my phone the other day and hit the "Jackpot" and got a new high score of 6180! (My previous high score was 5830 if my post from five years ago is to be believed. :)

I admit I haven't visited your site much in a while, but I still play your games on my phone fairly frequently. JNKAtoms, Arcade Slots, and Platdude Golf (yeah, I know you never liked that one) get a lot of gameplay still. :)

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 12:27
by jayenkai
Aww :D
Yeah, it's nice to look back at the archives.

The current "Shoebox" engine is really a lot more powerful than I was expecting. Assuming you've a half-decent mobile, it should run fairly smoothly.
It should also now cache properly, so you can play whilst offline, which was one of my initial intentions but took bloomin' ages to get working.

I've been slightly tempted to start making "proper" games in the new engine, too, but every set of sprites and sounds that I add, bulks up that initial cache quite significantly, and .. Hmm.. :/
So far, most everything added to the Shoebox has had more than one use, but "proper" games would require more specific files.
Not sure the best way around that, if I'm honest. But it's definitely something I'm working on.

And Atoms is definitely already on the big Shoebox todo-list. I loved that game!

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 22:57
by eMTe
Games feelings engines

Properties defaults principles

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:33
by jayenkai
I've only gone and dun it!

Browsercade.com is the start of the "Proper AGameAWeek Games running in your browser" collection.
Should run nicely on your desktop, or on a half-decent mobile/tablet, too.
If you're on mobile, tap the little icon on the bottom left of the menu, to bring up the touchscreen controls.
Other than that, any compatible gamepad, or even your bog standard keyboard controls, should all happily function, too.

The overall size of the site (it cache's to your device like Shoebox does) is just over 1Mb, which is a DRASTIC improvement on Shoebox, which is up to about 10Mb, already!
Shoebox has much larger assets, though, including a whole deck of cards and a giant wordlist.
Browsercade is just sprites, sounds and some oldskool chiptunes, so everything's a bit more compact.

Anyway, if you do give it a go, be sure to let me know how you get on.
Like I say, it needs a half decent mobile/tablet to run smoothly, so.. No 'El Cheapo-Phone, I'm afraid!

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 14:27
by eMTe
Hmmm..

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 14:31
by jayenkai
Hmmm?

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 23:52
by eMTe
No, I've just read an article that people no longer communicate, meant as exchanging thoughts, cooperating, learning something etc. They - me included - just surround themselves with comforting set of words and images and radiate this more or less swallowable mixture of biotechnological pulp onto others.

As an early adopter I can admit I feel a bit proud of myself, because 7 years ago, talking to our regular customer (cognitive philosopher btw) I said to him that everything has already been said or otherwise explained, so communication is no longer required and human units should gravitate towards humming. Or echolalia. Or dancing. Or painting.

As a very shy person, I'll stick to the withdrawn gentle humming.