Help Flack vanquish the evil enemies that overrun Rolotopia as we speak. Beware brave adventurer, The Hand is always watching! Flack includes: 4 environmentally unique chapters, a built-in Level Maker Tool with shareable map files and an option to play randomly generated levels.

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This might very well be my greatest improvement yet. This past week, I focused a great amount of effort into the new file browsing system for custom levels! Once again, this is more of a tech demo, so only download if you feel like creating your own levels. The built-in campaign is coming soon, I promise!

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I finally implemented a functional file browsing system that allows for quick level saving, editing, and testing. In addition, this will hopefully open up doors for future community based map submissions.

As you can see below, players can quickly open or save map files from the level maker:



Here is a screen shot of the campaign option selection screen (This will be temporary because I plan on adding my own levels to the game):

I also worked on player animations. The past movement system was nice, yet it looks so much better now that the player leaves a trail behind the Flack:

I implemented the options to add enemies to the screen with ease. Just click the enemy icon at the bottom right and click where you feel they need to spawn:

I also worked on the overall mechanics of the "Hopper" enemy. Basically, these things just bounce up at random, so if you get your timing right, you might be able to kill them by jumping on their heads. Furthermore, I worked on a new splash animation. You can see a few frames from the screen shot below:


In previous screen shots, you may have noticed an odd green shaped icon at the top left. This is your health indicator. When you run out of green stuff, you'll find yourself at the game over menu just like the picture below:


I worked on many more features, and you can read about them on the change-log below:

  1. Gave the hopper proper mechanics
  2. Added player trail effects
  3. Extended the fall distance for the player
  4. Added a water splash animation
  5. Added a health icon indicator
  6. Added a game over menu
  7. New sounds and songs added
  8. Implemented an enemy option in the level maker
  9. Added a file browsing system
  10. Level Editor has an exit button
  11. Changed the file type from ".txt" to ".flack"
  12. Fixed a player falling bug exploit

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I love programming the game.

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notaclevername
notaclevername

Ah man thats cool!, my level editor could use a file browser, but my c++ skills are so limited.

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doppl3r Author
doppl3r

It's all about finding the right libraries to use. In Java, you can basically just add the file browsing object with a single line of code. The tricky part is writing and accessing the data written on that file. Thanks for noticing that! I thought it was pretty cool too.

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