I work in telecommuncations by day and make games by night. Currently polishing up the Mayan Mystery game and putting together some content for it on the site.

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0 comments by ScaryPotato on Sep 21st, 2013

So, it's been about a year since the release of my first game, Adventure Apes and the Mayan Mystery.

There have been a bunch of fixes along the way, but two big ones that kept popping up were the lack of gamepad controls, and the overall performance on some computers. I was really hesitant for the longest time, because making the game from scratch (and learning along the way!), took 4+ years of my time, and by the end, I was feeling pretty burned out.

I really just want the players to have a game that they enjoy, and so went back in recently to tweak the code and overall construction of the game to make it a better experience. What a pain in the butt it was! My code was a real mish-mash of confusion and chaos, but after a few weeks of working on the thing, can say that it is FINALLY done!

I ended up adding a feature, while removing another.  So, along with gamepad support, you get rapid fire capabilities. Along the way, I figured that lifting up the stones in the beginning of the game really served no purpose in the later stages, so that was removed. It gives the player a chance to work on avoiding the few enemies, and practice their timing with jumps before getting into the meat of the game.

The files are being updated on Desura as I type this, but they are also available direct through my website. Either way, I hope you give the new version of the game a try!

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