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NEO Coding Competitions => NEO Summer Coding Compo 2006 => NEO Compo 2006 => The past Neo Coding Compos => NEO summer coding contest 2006 for GBA/NDS Games => Topic started by: alekmaul on August 20, 2006, 12:57:03 AM

Title: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 20, 2006, 12:57:03 AM
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                                    - LINDSI LUNA BLAST 1.0 -
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CODE            : Alekmaul
ORIGINAL IDEA, GFX, LINDSI CREATION, CHARACTER & MAP DESIGN  : Nhut

See readme.txt for others credits.
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Story :
 
Lindsi is a dynamic young girl who likes action. Nana, the girl from the menus and a good friend 
of her, gives her a serie of different missions.
 
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How to play :
 
Lindsi is a "homage to old school games". Pure action, with a little research side. You must go
through differents levels to find how to escape. You have some doors which can be open and other
not.
Don't hesitate to visit often some rooms, regarding the situation, some informations can change.
Also, visit empty rooms to find some objects too, but it is only an advice ;-)
 
START             : Pause and play level
A                 : Jump
B                 : Fire (you have to shoot an enemy twice to kill it)
LEFT & RIGHT      : move left and right ;-) 
UP                : open doors 
DOWN              : crouch   
LEFT/RIGHT & UP   : to go upstair
LEFT/RIGHT & DOWN : to go downstair
Btw, You can't shoot and move left/right simultaneously.
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(http://jmgrd.club.fr/media/GBA/Lindsi/LindsiCap01.PNG) (http://jmgrd.club.fr/media/GBA/Lindsi/LindsiCap02.PNG)

(http://jmgrd.club.fr/media/GBA/Lindsi/LindsiCap03.PNG) (http://jmgrd.club.fr/media/GBA/Lindsi/LindsiCap04.PNG)

(http://jmgrd.club.fr/media/GBA/Lindsi/LindsiLunaBlastBoxArt.jpg)

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Alekmaul & Nhut
alekmaul@portabledev.com
nhut_tranquang@hotmail.com

Lindsi Luna Blast Updates and GBA & NDS Stuff/Game about developpment can be found 
in PortableDev coding zone :  http://www.portabledev.com/ 

TEMPORARY LINK, THE ATTACHEMENT IS NOT WORKING, HELP ME DR NEO !!! :
LINK REMOVE, IT MUST BE OK NOW :), Thanks to retrohead and wraggster for help.

The attachments seem to work again. I don't know why the zip file was not working ...
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: retrohead on August 20, 2006, 01:07:57 AM
I'm going to post this on my DS site even though it's for the gba. It's look so damn cool.  8)

BTW the link seems to not work for me, i just get an index.php download  :(
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 20, 2006, 01:23:59 AM
retrohead, it works perfectly for me ...
what browser are you using ?
Also, thanks for the news on your website ;)
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: retrohead on August 20, 2006, 01:27:36 AM
I tried firefox and IE on 2 different PCs and the same thing every time.

All other attachments in the compo are fine so it's not me. Is anyone lse having problems getting the file?  ???
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: wraggster on August 20, 2006, 01:30:53 AM
Great Release :)
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 20, 2006, 01:31:28 AM
Very strange, Dr Neo, we need help, the attachment is not working !!!!
so , here is a tempo download area : http://jmgrd.club.fr/tempo/LindsiLunaBlast_ForNeoCompo.zip (http://jmgrd.club.fr/tempo/LindsiLunaBlast_ForNeoCompo.zip)
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: smealum on August 20, 2006, 01:33:38 AM
Very cool alekmaul, i've been waiting for this ! :D
I'm going to test it right away :D
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: Dr.neo on August 20, 2006, 01:37:47 AM
 LindsiLunaBlast_ForNeoCompo.zip (3851.85 KB - downloaded 44 times.) --- i can't download this one


 LindsiLunaBlastBoxArt.jpg (47.16 KB, 500x500 - viewed 0 times.) --- but i can download this JPG file,i think you should upload your ZIP again,seems our server is fine at this moment  ::sm-23.gif::
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 20, 2006, 01:39:26 AM
OK, I try to upload again

[EDIT] same problem ,  ::sm-16.gif::, i don't know why !!!!
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: retrohead on August 20, 2006, 02:00:30 AM
I don't know if it is accepted if i uplaod it for you but anyway i thought i would test it to see if it works if i do it  ::sm-06.gif::
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 20, 2006, 02:08:31 AM
same problem for me retrohead ... white web page ...
thanks for that test :)
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: retrohead on August 20, 2006, 02:09:22 AM
Yes maybe this thread should be closed and you try creating a new one  ::sm-07.gif::
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 20, 2006, 02:30:19 AM
or perhaps the zip file is too huge for an attachment (strange, the limit is fixed to 10 Mo ...).
Dr Neo, please, put the zip file in the attachment if you can ... Thanks ...
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: QuickJump on August 20, 2006, 03:06:42 AM
Strange problem indeed... have you tried uploading a rar file instead of a zip file?
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 20, 2006, 03:10:39 AM
well, no you're right . It am trying it now

[EDIT] Same problem !!!  ::sm-06.gif::
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: wraggster on August 20, 2006, 03:34:07 AM
test
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: wraggster on August 20, 2006, 03:35:22 AM
very strange i redid the zip and named it differently and still it went funny
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 20, 2006, 04:25:57 AM
Thanks for your test wraggster.
But we still have the same problem.
In other hand, it is not really a pb, the temporay link is still available and will stay for all the compo.
So, please, just use it.
Dr Neo, if you can, post the link in upload directly in my post.
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: wraggster on August 20, 2006, 04:29:24 AM
ive tried about 5 times and in the 3rd post on the thread i have uploaded the .gba and it works :)

now ill try to put the other files in a zip and upload it to the same post
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: wraggster on August 20, 2006, 04:33:41 AM
ok both files are uploaded and are working fine, check out the first post i made ;)

might be a good idea for a mod to delete all the extra posts and just have the original and mine with the downloads ?

posted on my GBA and DS sites too :)
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: Nhut on August 20, 2006, 05:40:32 AM
How great, it has been a while since my last game ;D

I am very pleased just to see my game released because as a GFXer I don't have as much opportunity as a coder to create a universe. They can work almost alone, and sometimes call for a GFXer to help.
A graphist can't make games alone, he must work along with a coder who likes the concept, ideas and GFX. And also, he's not aware of what we can do or not do ("forget about this idea, it'll take too much time/it's too difficult to implement/it's impossible for the system"...).

I consider this game as a victory on the principle that says: "making homebrew games is for coders, graphists are only assistants"  8)
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 20, 2006, 03:18:28 PM
The link is now fix. Stange pb, I don't know why it was not working.
You have now the .gba with the game and the .zip with the readme and the jpg.
Sorry about this pb ...
wraggster, please, could you remove your uploads ? And thanks again for your test, you are great  ;).
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: wraggster on August 20, 2006, 07:14:12 PM
will do ;)
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 24, 2006, 03:55:35 AM
WE NEED YOU !!!! ::sm-23.gif::
Well, The initial goal of this game was to do a very attractive game for this compo...
I know that we will certainly not win the compo (all the entries on DS are so nice and good) and it is not a pb ... Our goal is to have a very playable and addictive game for our GBA  :)
When we see the results, it's now accepted that the DS will grow and grow against the GBA ...
So please help us, send me some requests to make Lindsi a very good game for our GBA (our small console is not dead, we will continue to make games on it !!!). Tell me what is not good and what is ok  ::sm-14.gif::
The more replies we will have, the better game we will do  8)
Thanks again for those who have voted for Lindsi  ::sm-29.gif::
My email :alekmaul@portabledev.com
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: Calle_ on August 24, 2006, 04:15:28 AM
Hmm, well il give constrictive critique a try.
aaand since im the graphics guy too..
i'd say you need to improve the graphics,  animations work great but the sprites are'nt really that attractive. Most colors are too saturated and background is pretty flat. Some more personality for the main character could help too, I girl with a hat and a gun usually isnt enough, its all in the detail =)
(but it's good for a homebrew i guess, most people dont even seem to make original graphics so credit for that, but still not close to comercial quality )
More dynamic in the game would be nice too, light , depth etc. and esp. in the menue.

erm, dunno about the code.. add more elements and try to keep it simple i guess. hope it helps.
c_.
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: Nhut on August 25, 2006, 01:04:12 AM
Thanks for these critics :)

My friend AlekMaul sometimes seems to forget that Lindsi is a oldschool game, with 80-90's graphics and gameplay. We tried to recreate the feeling of late Master System and early Megadrive/Genesis games, not to concurrence the quality of today's games.

Have we succeeded?
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: Calle_ on August 25, 2006, 02:04:43 AM
oooh, well sorry about that, well it fits well for something like the master system wich i play alot, tho for this kind of platform game id say (if you want oldschool feel) keep it even more simple, guess something close to bonanza brothers (bankrobbing game with guns...pow pow) I like the fake depth in the game 
screenshot:
http://www2.uol.com.br/fliperama/games/mastersystem/bonanza_brothers/01.jpg
the question is to go for realism or 'funnier' style. I would like to shrink the sprites a bit so you get more control and oversight.
hope it helps.

c_. 
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 25, 2006, 01:17:38 PM
THanks for your reply Calle_, I will take a look at Bonanza borthers.
Like Nhut said, don't forget our goal, a "homage to old school games".  ::sm-29.gif::
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: Ben2303 on August 25, 2006, 05:34:44 PM
Very nice oldschool touch imho. Graphics make me think of Dylan Dog (I guess we are 3 people remembering that game  ::sm-04::

Now, the (constructives) critics :
- Looking at other games sounds a good idée, more than bonanza bros I\'ll add rolling thunder and sunset riders (wih I really really like).
- Adding a close-ranged-attack (like knife) would clean up th fights
- bumping into ennemy rather than going trough would be better I think(like in shinobi if I remember well)
- The game is a little too fast for granpas like me  O0O
- Shooting button should work while walking, just stop the girl when shooting.
- Searching furnitures for items or infos would be nice, with a search gauge like in very very old game with the robot johnny 5 (or R.O.B or something like that)

That\'s all for now, nice job again !
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 26, 2006, 03:02:01 AM
so much thanks for your reply, we will take a look at your replies,
Thanks again.
PS : you know, I am old too ;)
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: alekmaul on August 31, 2006, 03:42:30 AM
Ok, brand new version is on the way  ::sm-21.gif::
With the new features :
* Password saving
* Difficulty decrease for some parts of the game
* demo mode
* tutorial for new player
* french version added too (if someone want another translation, please tell me, I will send you all the dialogs of the game)
* and ... perhaps a new level  ::sm-24.gif::

Also, we want to keep graphic "aspect", allways for "old school homage", but we are going to try to improve the animation  ::sm-15.gif::
Title: Re: GBA GAME - Lindsi Luna Blast
Post by: truebluehero on August 22, 2007, 06:29:06 AM
would it be too much to ask (not sure if it is) if you could please either make a DS version or tell me if I can play it on DS? (I have Max Media Player)