"Bugger!" is an old-school top-down shooter with a unconventional theme: employ a range of zany debugging-themed weapons to clear the source-code of bugs! Plenty of explosions and cartoon violence will ensue.
This game is being developed from the ground up in C++, using the open SFML graphics library. As such it can (and will) be cross platform upon release. It will also be free :-)

The finished game will probably look nothing like this, but I wanted to give everyone a chance to dismiss it as rubbish early on, while it still looks and plays very badly ;-P

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Changes include:

  • Fixed drawing culling (visibility boxes)
  • Projectile shadows
  • Softcoding using TinyXML
  • Auto-tiling (for speedy level design)!
  • Multiple weapon, reloading, ammunition

And a whole lot of other under-the-hood stuff that would be impossible to explain without boring you all to tears :-/ Here's a video explanation of some of the more important additions:


I amplified the microphone and have been experimenting with video editing so it should be a much better cut than last time. Let me know what you think, both of the video and the alpha!

Auto-tiling finished!

Auto-tiling finished!

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I've finished the auto-tiling system: now when you add or remove pathing the overlaying tiles are automatically readjusted. No more going in and doing...

Initial Alpha demo!

Initial Alpha demo!

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Today I've released a whole host of new media and an initial Alpha demo. This game has maybe another year 6-12 months of work left to do, but early feedback...

Sexy new Special Effects!

Sexy new Special Effects!

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"Bugger!" is moving along smoothly. The engine now supports special effects, so I've made a some more place-holder art to show them off. New screenshots...

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Alpha 4 Demo - Windows

Alpha 4 Demo - Windows

Demo

A new (early) Alpha version for Windows: should work fine on XP, but there are still a few problems for Vista and 7 (specifically, it will sometimes freeze...

Alpha 4 Demo - Linux

Alpha 4 Demo - Linux

Demo

A new (still very early) build with a number of tweaks, fixes and improvements, as well as the auto-tiling system. The Linux version (32 and 64 bit binaries...

Alpha 3 demo - Windows

Alpha 3 demo - Windows

Demo 3 comments

Here's a (very very very) early port of "Bugger!" from Linux to Windows systems: included are the 32 and 64 bit binaries and necessary DLLs. Currently...

Alpha 3 demo - Linux

Alpha 3 demo - Linux

Demo

Here's a (very very) early build of "Bugger!", for your delight and delectation. Currently you can run around shooting stuff, and also modify and save...

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Arvind
Arvind - - 242 comments

Looks promising! The tools look really capable as well.

P.S. Programmer art FTW! ;)

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crill
crill - - 89 comments

I should probably bring to your attention that the name of your game is a little inappropriate lol because bugger is actually a term used to describe a gay man. lol just thought you should know

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wilbefast Creator
wilbefast - - 76 comments

The game was originally called "Debugger" but that sounded so boring. Then I remembered my Dad's habit of swearing whenever his code refuses to compile and dropped the 'De'. I suppose using a swear-word as a title is a little... risqué. Then again outside of Australia and England it's not really used, and luckily these two countries have a sense of humour when it comes to such things. Hopefully nobody will be too offended :S

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crill
crill - - 89 comments

yeah I don't think anyone will unless they have serious grammer issues (Grammer Nazi's lol) may download this when i have the time and check it out.

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