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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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pokeclone64 Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
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KaitlynChipmunk0321 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It took me forever but I finally got it! It's very good!
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, OK... still, my later prototypes improved on this thing! ;) Thanks!
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KaitlynChipmunk0321 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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)
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KaitlynChipmunk0321 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! :aww: Thanks!
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KaitlynChipmunk0321 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeppers! Welcs!
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Mew-Dasha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
HOW DO YOU MAKE HIM JUMP!? :0
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's explained on the title-screen. Left-right to move - A to jump!
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YellowLipstick Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
yay i did it :D
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats! ;)
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flytermo Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Student Digital Artist
ITS IMPOSSIBLE!!!:noes:
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really?:O_o: I thought that first prototype was easy!
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flytermo Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Student Digital Artist
i keep falling because im stoopid =3
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear... :roll: :XD:
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UltraTheHedgetoaster Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
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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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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EmeraldsJuran Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
YESSS!!1 I FINALLY MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!! :boogie:
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratz! :thumbsup::D
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EmeraldsJuran Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
lol thanks! ^^
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EmeraldsJuran Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
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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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And this one being my earlier prototype... ;)
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Cliotna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
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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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's OK, then. :phew: :)
Thanks for letting me know!
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Cliotna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I think that it's my duty to announce you, that a link to your game is on an Estonian website called mängukoobas.ee (gamecave.ee in english, if that would interest you).
[link]
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, interesting.
I don't understand language... is it crediting me or is someone trying to steal it? :hmm:
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solki-son Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
nice game:D
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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countconkula Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Great game!
Animation is very fluid and I love the way he somersaults doing a long jump! This took me about four tries to finish, so the challenge is good too!
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good! I wanted it to be challenging, even if the concept was simple. :D
Well done for finishing it! :thumbsup:;)
Thanks for the comment!
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
How did you make two different jumps?

a little jump, and a "spinning-in-the-air-because-you-runned-very-hurry" jump?

Edited the Movie Clip??
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I changed a fair bit. It sort of tied in with the character's speed.
For example, when the 'Right' key is pressed:
if (currentSpeed < walkSpeed) {
currentSpeed += 1;
}


walkSpeed is the preset that we started with.
currentSpeed is incremented frame-by-frame and the character uses it with this line:
_x += currentSpeed;

When the Jump key (A) is pressed, it does a few If checks. By default, it would do a normal jump (state=3), but:
if (currentSpeed == walkSpeed) {
currentSpeed = 12;
state = 4;
}

This makes the character do an alternative jump animation and increases his speed.
To balance that out, I make his speed go back to 0 upon landing (otherwise he'd continue sprinting at an unnatural speed).

Am I making sense?
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Black-and-Blue12 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
Oh, hey. Good idea.
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Yes you are making sense in to a 12 year old, me ;P

Seems like you're a good game programmer? ^^;
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not as good as the professionals, but I've had some small programming experience.
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
"Ay! Champion"

Was hard to beat.. but I beat it!!! :)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was the long jumps, wasn't it...? Well done! :D
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Yeah.. he was gliding after long jump
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WolfBoy300 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Took me a while but I made it. Great game!
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hoped some of the long jumps might make it trickier! ;)
Thanks!
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WolfBoy300 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Yes it was tricky. Maybe more levels?
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope so -- and some new features to experiment with... walls, at least.
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WolfBoy300 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
ALL HAIL ZE WALLS!!
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furocious-studios Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006   Traditional Artist
Hehe, I'm kinda slow, took me 3x

Great work :D
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hoped some of the long jumps might make it trickier! ;)
Thanks!
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Luke-the-F0x Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh thats quite a fun game, you made him move and jump really well.
Awesome job mate.
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
I hope to try some more sometime.
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