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Epic Jes DEMO

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By JESGRAD07   |   
Published: June 24, 2019
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It is Super Jes...Rebranded as Epic Jes...I have been holding on to this since Nov 2018 :I (not the artwork though I had to redraw this. I still haven't dealt with my external hard drive. If you want to read about that go here www.deviantart.com/jesgrad07/j…

EPIC JES DEMO: drive.google.com/open?id=1WW-C…

This version is only for Windows. This is compatible with a GamePad (Xbox Controller).

GAMEPAD CONTROLS:
Left JoyStick/ D-Pad - MOVE
A - JUMP
X - RUN/POWER-UP/PICKUP
B/RT - SPIN 

KEYBOARD CONTROLS:
Arrow Keys - MOVE
Z - JUMP
X - RUN/POWER-UP/PICKUP
C - SPIN

By using a MOUSE in a free space on screen and left click, a random power-up will drop. This isn't going to be in the final game I just have it here for testing purposes. 

Power-ups:
Taco - Epic Jes - Bigger version of Jes
Bell Pepper - Spicy Jes - Can shoot fire balls
Icy Taco - Cool Jes - Can shoot ice balls
Bean Burrito - Bean Jes - can shoot bombs
Axe - Lumber Jes - can lob axes
Vine Seed - Vine Jes - can lob seeds that grow into vines (WIP)
Glitchy Taco - Glitch Jes - can glitch/teleport (X+ UP) (WIP)
Purple Milk - Beast Jes - can do a claw attack (WIP)

KNOWN ISSUES:
- Things can get stuck in the wall if you carry them and drop them in the wall.
- Player might get stick in moving blocks. 
- Sometimes the blocks on tracks will just vanish or fall off the tracks

Test it out and tell me what you think.
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skysoul25Student General Artist
JES-TACULAR!
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CheesySquidSandwichHobbyist Digital Artist
This some great stuff, glad to see your slowly posting things
as you fix your hard drive problem. Hope all goes well. ^^
Fuurio-kun's avatar
This is looking fantastic, love your artstyle!
Tip: You should smooth out the camera, it's a bit choppy
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JESGRAD07 Digital Artist
Thanks. Yes I'll be working on the camera.
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EventHorizontalHobbyist Digital Artist
I played it for a bit, take the Not-Yoshi down the water resulted in this:

___________________________________________
############################################################################################
FATAL ERROR in
action number 1
of  Step Event0
for object obj_mango:

Variable obj_mango.liquid_speed(100217, -2147483648) not set before reading it.
at gml_Object_obj_mango_Step_0
############################################################################################
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
stack frame is
gml_Object_obj_mango_Step_0 (line -1)

Hope that helps in your bug fixing. BTW the game looks amazing, I love the simple pixel art style that is not overshaded. One piece of feedback is that it feels weird that there is no concept of gaining momentum, which I found odd, but that may be yet to be added?
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JESGRAD07 Digital Artist
Thanks. I honestly never took Chappi down in the water XD

Concept of gaining momentum? Like a visual indications (P-meter) or actually gaining speed?
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EventHorizontalHobbyist Digital Artist
Gaining speed while continuously running. Didn't seem to work for me. Then again I am using a keyboard, if that has anything to do with it.
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JESGRAD07 Digital Artist
So when you are holding X while moving left or right you don't gain any speed at all vs holding left or right without holding X? 
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EventHorizontalHobbyist Digital Artist
Ah that's it. Overlooked that. I wasn't holding X.
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JESGRAD07 Digital Artist
Oh. Glad we cleared that up then. c:
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chicoARTSProfessional Digital Artist
The camera movements made me dizzy and jumping long walls is nearly impossible. Other than that, cute game.
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JESGRAD07 Digital Artist
Wait are you using the keyboard controls or a gamepad?
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chicoARTSProfessional Digital Artist
keyboard
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JESGRAD07 Digital Artist
Strongly suggest using a controller if you have one...it is possible with a keyboard but yeah not as easy as a controller.
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JESGRAD07 Digital Artist
Camera does need work.

As for wall jumping? I think you might be expecting wall jumping to just happen automatically which isn't how this game works. You have to press in the direction of the wall you want to cling to before a wall jump can be performed. Once the animation has change to wall clinging animation then you can jump. You'll have to alternate directions to continually wall jump. There is a natural flow to it.
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chicoARTSProfessional Digital Artist
Tried that. Didn't work :(
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FrozenFeatherHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok yeah that was fun, super cute graphics and such, I love the "yoshi", so adorable!

I got stuck in the two columns with the clouds on top and bottom. You have to jump from wall to wall, but I've always been ATROCIOUS at it so I spent like 5 minutes trying to get out and gave up and restarted haha then the second time I hopped on the bird and jumped up and he got stuck in the orbiting blocks, so I had to leave him for dead haha

On my third time I found like a...crap what are they called, my mind is poop right now. It's a mistake. So at this point Capture by FrozenFeather if you spin jump up you go through the dirt and die from the bricks! lol so Idk if you're aware of that, but there you have it. 

I LOVE the ice power, vine power is fun, beast mode is awesome, I couldn't get the bell pepper to work for me one time, after trying a bunch of power ups it didn't work (but maybe I was messing something up), but then after dying and trying again it worked, glitch was fun! and the bubbles and super fun.

So I don't know, don't trust me, like I said I'm video game illiterate, I might just suck at it lol

But yeah it was fun, fresh, cute. I approve ;)
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JESGRAD07 Digital Artist
Wall jumping - well it seems you weren't the only one to have trouble with it. Are you using the keyboard? A gamepad would be much better to test this. Keyboard controls functions but an actually controller would make everything much easier and fluid.

As for getting stuck, this is helpful because I don't always think to test doing random stuff like that. So thank you for finding that XD.
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FrozenFeatherHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I was on a keyboard, I still struggle with a controller haha

Lol yeah it pays to be crazy. I was just running and accidentally jumped and suddenly I was dead. I didn't even know what happened so I had to go through and fogure it out again by experimenting
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FrozenFeatherHobbyist Traditional Artist
Games aren't really my cup of tea, but I'll try it out, and maybe even get my brother to try it (he's HUGE into video games, especially like mario and such)
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chicoARTSProfessional Digital Artist
rico taquitoooo
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JESGRAD07 Digital Artist
Is this a Spanish equivalent of "cool beans"?
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chicoARTSProfessional Digital Artist
yeah
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