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Game Prototype 1

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Recently, I've been seeing some of 's stuff.
He's made a number of nice little platform game demos, using an ActionScript tutorial by
The concept looked promising and got me inspired.

Years ago, before I got seriously into art and animation, I had some crazy dream of being a gamer. But I soon found that this is a hard market to get into - and anyway, I hadn't the skill. When I played Rayman 3 through for the first time and saw the depth of detail in the environments, far outshining my efforts, I realised that this was an area way out of my field.
But I still had an old idea that I wanted to try... and I've been refining it to make it a bit more original - i.e. it features my own personal characters instead of Redwall or Narnia spin-offs.

This is a first prototype and basically follows the ActionScript that I got from Person333's tutorial: Frederick (my ferret character), a number of ledges and a goal to reach.
I've been experimenting already, and have altered the code somewhat from what it originally was to make it work my way:
There are seperate animations for jumping and falling.
Movement has been altered to stop and start gradually, instead of all at once.
The jump action has also been adjusted to allow 'running jumps'. When going at speed, Frederick will turn a somersault to carry himself to a further distance. This will be handy here.

Frederick is Copyright © me.
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DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW THAT YOU'VE STARTED READING, DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 
1)Say your name 10 times 
2)Say your mom's name 5 times 
3)Say your crush's name 3 times
4)Paste this onto 4 other games
If you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday possible. But if you don't paste this, you will get bad luck. SEND THIS ON 5 DIFFERENT GAMES IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOUR DONE, PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS. THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTUALLY WORKS
KaitlynChipmunk0321's avatar
It took me forever but I finally got it! It's very good!
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Heh, OK... still, my later prototypes improved on this thing! ;) Thanks!
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Yeah, I'll check them out too.....eventually...^^; Welcs Danbuster! Hey! That Sonic series you're doing is very good. The one w/your characters. I'd like to see the next episode. :D
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Thanks! :) I'll certainly have to catch up with my projects one of these days (I'm working on a big Flash cartoon with other characters of mine)
KaitlynChipmunk0321's avatar
Sweet! I'd love to see them! I just noticed I don't have you watched...Well, time to fix that! :D
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HOW DO YOU MAKE HIM JUMP!? :0
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It's explained on the title-screen. Left-right to move - A to jump!
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ITS IMPOSSIBLE!!!:noes:
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Really?:O_o: I thought that first prototype was easy!
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i keep falling because im stoopid =3
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Ay! Champion! :)



Nice plattformer thing you got there :)

Oh, and nice Game over animation, too, I got it displayed a couple of times. ^^;

I noticed the character doesn't react instantly when you press into the other direction. I suppose that makes sense, when he's got a fast speed he will need a moment to turn back.
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Yep, I set it so that his speed changes gradually rather than all at once. They did that in Sonic the Hedgehog and most other platformers and it's more realistic that way. ;)
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed this one. Have you tried the later ones yet? :)
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YESSS!!1 I FINALLY MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!! :boogie:
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omg... this is really irritating... o.o I CANT MAKE THE LAST JUMP!!! *is addicted to this caus she cant fricking beat it*
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And this one being my earlier prototype... ;)
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Crediting. I don't know much about copyright rules and other such things. I just tought that maybe you'd like to know.
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