Posts Tagged ‘ Flash

Back From The Dead

So I might just be working on Lone Survivor again.  Might meaning am.  I know I said it was unfinishable – but I must finish the unfinishable if I want to make a success of this indie lark.  And that’s exactly what I plan to do.

I’ve now christened my tool ‘TELEPLAY’ – it’s the combination of the visual editor written in BlitzMax, and the Flash project which runs the games made in the editor, which all runs on HAL-script (the high-level adventure language, natch.)

TELEPLAY is now 99% feature complete, and this means that work on Lone Survivor is progressing nicely at last.  Although I may miss my original goal of releasing it in time for IGF entry, I think it’ll have been worth the wait.  My plan currently is to go full-time indie from sometime in the new year.  2011 is the year Superflat Games will get serious!

To keep y’all sweet, here’s a recent screenie, showcasing the inventory system:

Lone Survivor – coming early 2011

Stage 2

This is the fun part I’ve been waiting for, and slogging through all the nasty bits for…  It’s time to make the game proper!  Now I can enjoy the rest of the project a great deal more because it’s all about:

- making graphics

- making sound and music

- making levels

These parts are why I make games – programming and engines are all a means to an end – and I’m pleased to discover that the engine is adapting well to having lots of shiny new content thrown at it.

In that sense I really feel like I achieved my goal of reducing all the bullshit you have to do to get stuff into the game – it’s now just a case of coming up with the creative stuff, and getting it in there is [almost] pleasurable with the editor.

So far there’s heaps of new locations, sound and animation – but I’m going to hold off on releasing any more demos until I reach the closed beta stage.  If anyone would be interested for signing up for this in the coming months, bear it in mind, and maybe even get in touch through twitter or info [at] superflatgames [dot] com (sorry, spam paranoia!)

I’ll leave you with a new screenie – recalling Soundless Mountain II in some ways (I like bathrooms, what can I say?)

In other news, there could be some wonderful things about to happen with Superflat Games – I will tell more when it’s confirmed – but suffice to say things could get quite a bit more serious in the coming months…