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by Marscaleb
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Looking for feedback on my game
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Looking for feedback on my game

It's just that you'd expect to be able to close the box by hitting Up, Jump or Shoot, forcing Space makes it inconvenient. Um, That IS what closes the text box. *double-checks* Um, that is what is SUPPOSED TO close the text box. Looks like when I updated the input system I missed the alternate keyb...
by Marscaleb
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Looking for feedback on my game
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Looking for feedback on my game

I'm wondering why you'd ever want to pick Elise, seems like she's just worse than Marcus in every way. She just has a shorter range boomerang instead of a longer range shot attack. I really appreciate comments like that; it gives me a good insight as to what people are looking for. If you time it r...
by Marscaleb
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Looking for feedback on my game
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Looking for feedback on my game

Hold up while jumping to get out of the water. (I thought this was pretty common, but good to see if people are having trouble with it.) If your controller controller isn't working, could you try the other version and tell me if it is working with that version? Also, what kind of controller is it? I...
by Marscaleb
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Looking for feedback on my game
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Looking for feedback on my game

UPDATE: version 0.1.1
I migrated to Unity's new input system, so it should have better support for controllers. However, please inform me if this is not the case for you.

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Download link: https://eightballgaming.com/sandwich-isles-demo/
by Marscaleb
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."
Replies: 39
Views: 3294

Re: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."

I disagree, a game being classified as "adventure" tells you that it's not a sports game, a racing game, a puzzle game, etc, so the word as a category isn't totally useless. :P Oh really? Because if you look for "Adventure" on Steam you're going to pull up games like "Need for Speed." :wink: Seriou...
by Marscaleb
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom

If course I've seen it; it's part of the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes that I helped back on Kickstarter. "Oh, the power came back on! Aw, but now all the sundials are blinking twelve o'clock." The analogies toward video game adventures didn't stick out to me while I was watching it; it ...
by Marscaleb
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Looking for feedback on my game
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Looking for feedback on my game

Hello fine people, I was hoping I might get some feedback on on a game I've been working on. I know its not a NES game, but it's still retro-inspired, so I'm sure people here would be interested. https://eightballgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/July2020-750x499.png DOWNLOAD LINK: https://eightballgami...
by Marscaleb
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."
Replies: 39
Views: 3294

Re: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."

Hmm, I think "quest" might be an improvement. Even when you look at the idea of how "quest" has such strong connotation with RPGs, think a moment about why: Someone gives you a quest. You have to retrieve this item from this cave, or find medicine for a sick child, or whatever. Isn't that EXACTLY wh...
by Marscaleb
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."
Replies: 39
Views: 3294

Re: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."

Is Zelda II: The Adventure of Link any closer to the "platform adventure" or "Metroidvania" ideal? Or does its use of a world map disqualify it? Zelda II is a perfect example for the debate of "can a game be its own genre?" Personally, as far as classification is concerned, I think it can. But conv...
by Marscaleb
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."
Replies: 39
Views: 3294

Re: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."

Let's look at this from the other direction: What unifies all of the following games? (Dang it, where's the "like" button on this forum?) What unifies them is a slower more-thought focused style of gameplay. Not something reactionary, but something planned. Even many games that call themselves "puz...
by Marscaleb
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."
Replies: 39
Views: 3294

Re: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."

The "Man, that's old; this is a newer one" gambit you pulled just shows you didn't know this history. Uhh, what are you talking about? Seriously, at what point did I ever ever try to supplant something because of its age? What I declared was its popularity ; FAR more people are aware of the Atari 2...
by Marscaleb
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."
Replies: 39
Views: 3294

Re: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."

First off, I would like to point out that my real question isn't about "if we can change the name" but rather "what would be a better name?" The conversation had moved in a different direction, but I'm still interested in hearing thoughts on a better name for these games. There's no use. Sierra clai...
by Marscaleb
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."
Replies: 39
Views: 3294

We need a better name for "Adventure Games."

One thing that has long bothered me is the term "Adventure Game" for a certain genre of video game. Games like Monkey Island and King's Quest. Whenever I hear the term "adventure" I picture someone picking up a sword and slaying dragons. But these "adventure games" aren't about adventuring at all; t...
by Marscaleb
Mon May 04, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Poll: How would you prefer a first-person shooter on the NES to look like?
Replies: 21
Views: 3446

Re: Poll: How would you prefer a first-person shooter on the NES to look like?

Honestly I think it is going to have to depend on the game mechanics. For being a shooter, probably the best thing to value would be speed and framerate. But as the game shifts more toward factors like exploration, looking for keys, or even solving puzzles, then it becomes more important to have dis...
by Marscaleb
Fri May 01, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Why preserve video games?
Replies: 38
Views: 20448

Re: Why preserve video games?

Clearly we need to preserve old video games because the modern ones are all crap so if we don't preserve the old ones then future generations will only get to play crap.