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Well theme for Ludumdare 17 [link] was Islands.

I had very small hopes of finishing something as I need other things to do. Well decided to screw some of those things and move everything else to Sunday and spend Saturday trying to do something.

Well my initial thoughts were Landscape + Water = Islands -> Landscape being flooded + some things you must do before before it happens... Kind of casual "build Noah arc and collect animals in 5 minutes things"

Here is tech demo I got together yesterday. I have some other versions of it + thinking to add possibility to upload your own height map.

Well Sunday is here and I need to return to some other things so that's where I stop. Will probably work on it more later.

Controls
- Pick if you want to work with water or ground.
- Use knobs to set radius of "brush" and how strong its effect is.
- Use 3 buttons to generate new islands, random grounds or clear everything



Update 2011.08.19
Inspired by From Dust and needed to practice a little before LudumDare 2011 decided to play with this thing more + I shared the code on WonderFl here [link]
Have fun :) BTW called it From Dust there :D
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:icon79089alt:
79089alt Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
i'm pretending o make a flood where it's a volcano island, and it shot out water, and then it flooded. :D
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IRAwarrior Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Add Ice And Lava!!! THAT WOULD BE EPIC!
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:iconlaurenisabae:
laurenisabae Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Add lava! :)
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:iconfoxthegamer:
FoxTheGamer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Epic! yes.yes
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IRAwarrior Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You should add Ice and Lava :)
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:icontylerheroofsolsystem:
orochirin is scareing me please tell him not scare the **** of me iv read it and nothing happed [link]
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:iconaddiepancakes:
AddiePancakes Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
She already explained that someone else was on her account and did it.
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:iconwonderwhy-er:
wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Eh?
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:iconorochirin:
OrochiRin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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carry
on
reading!
or
you
will
die,
even
if
you
only
looked
at
the
word
warning!


ONCE
THERE
WAS
A
LITTLE
GIRL
CALLED
CLARISSA,
SHE
WAS
10
YEARS
OLD
AND
SHE
LIVED
IN
A
MENTAL
HOSPITAL,
BEACUSE
SHE
KILLED
HER
MUM
AND
DAD.








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SO
BAD
SHE
STARTED
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ALL
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STAFF
IN
THE
HOSPITAL
SO
THE
GOVERMENT
DECIDED
THAT
THE
BEST
IDEA
WAS
TO
GET
RID
OF
HER
SO
THEY
SET
UP
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SPECIAL
ROOM
TO
KILL
HER,
AS
HUMANE
AS
POSSIBLE
BUT
IT
WENT
RONG
THE
MACHINE
THEY
WERE
USEING
WENT
WRONG.








AND
SHE
WAS
SAT
THERE
IN
AGONY
FOR
HOURS
UNTILL
SHE
FINALLY
DIED.








NOW
EVERY
WEEK
ON
THE
DAY
OF
HER
DEATH
SHE
RETURNS
TO THE
PERSON
THAT
READS
THIS
LETTER,
ON
A
MONDAY
NIGHT
AT
12:00
SHE
KREEPS
INTO
YOUR
ROOM
AND
KILLS
YOU,
BUT
SLOWLY
AND
PAINFULLY
SLOWLY
CUTTING
DIFFRENT
PARTS
OF
UR
BODY
THEN
WATCHES
YOU
BLEED
TO
DEATH
IF
YOU
DONT
SEND
THIS
TO
20
PEOPLE
BY
MIDNIGHT
SHELL
BE
COMEING
TO KILL
YOU!
SEND
IT
SO
SHE
HAS
ANOTHER
LOAD
OF
PEOPLE
TO
GET
AND
FORGETS
ABOUT
YOU
DONT
BELVE ME
HEY?

EXAMPLE
1:
JENNY
DIDNT BELIVE THIS AND DELETED IT WITHOUT EVEN READING THE WHOLE THING! A FEW DAYS LATER ON THE MONDAY NIGHT SHE WAS WOKEN UP BYE LOUDE FOOTSTEPS AND HEAVY BREETHING THERE WAS CLARISSA STANDING THERE WITH A HUGE KNIFE AND WELL JENNY IS HISTORY NOW.









EXAMPLE
2:
TOM
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EXAMPLE
3:
JOEANNA
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pinkfluffyunicorn123 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP NOTHING HAPPEND SO JUST SHUT UP!
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:iconorochirin:
OrochiRin Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ok ok, my little sister was on my account so she had done that because she thought it was real...she came crying her eyes out after she did posted this...so sorry about that :^^;:
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pinkfluffyunicorn123 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh... its ok
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Keydan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Reminded me of From Dust. Not as fun as the tower game though.
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:iconwonderwhy-er:
wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Hehe, well now it does look similar :) Not that its very original idea and I did made it way back :)
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:iconthumaszz:
Thumaszz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Artist
You should totally program this in XNA or another language and make it real 3D!
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:iconwonderwhy-er:
wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Yeah, was thinking about it, guess will wait for Molehill to go out :) Kind of not interested in things that do not work in the web. Hmm, or may be I will port it to HTML/JS/WebGL. Will see :)
But not now :) Later.
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:iconthumaszz:
Thumaszz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Artist
Mmm yeah I think you have to wait for molehill then, or unity?
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:iconwonderwhy-er:
wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Somehow I did not like my first tries with unity. Feels too "frameworky", same as Flex actually. Optimized for specific use and horrible for other uses.
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:iconthumaszz:
Thumaszz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Artist
Mmm yeah ok, then it's waiting for the molehill API :)
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Apofiss Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   Digital Artist
love it, it's like a little sandbox with 2D water physics :D

p.s. now that even cryengine3 is for free I'm having an urge to play around with it so bad @.@
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wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Thanks, I hope I will convert it to 3D when Flash 11 will come out with GPU support :D

Heh, well honestly Crisis 2 was not very impressive on the engine side. Felt that old one had more interesting "physics" and "sandbox"
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nugget12 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
It looks like an alien blood shot eye !
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:iconwonderwhy-er:
wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Heh, and I hoped it looked like landscape from the top :)
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:iconcerenec:
Cerenec Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Very interesting! I've never seen something like this before. Does it use a form of cellular automata?
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:iconwonderwhy-er:
wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Well not really :) But similar. Grid based thing. Nothing really that fancy. There is grid of cells, each cell has ground height value + amount of water in it, on each step depending on those two water level averages between cells.
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Cerenec Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Ah ha, I see. Good job! It's very neat.
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:iconwonderwhy-er:
wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thanks :)
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FeelingVeryLucky Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Wow. :omfg: That is hot.
The water really has ripples and gravity. Very intriguing. Feels pretty realistic.
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wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Well it is close :) I mean there is landscape and water level for each cell and water tries to average the level with neighbor cells :) Formula is not perfect but I lost interest at the moment.
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YoungLink19 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Finished draining the island =P It's fun, but takes quite some time to do it with the water amount 100. Given that short time, you've dne a good work.

Landscape + Water = Islands -> Landscape being flooded + some things you must do before before it happens
Invalid lvalue before operator '='
'Islands' is not a pointer
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wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Yeah. I am thinking on adding brush size or something, that could partially fix it + I want to make something like world level option which makes water level at edges of map a constant :)

Hehe :)
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javamocha Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
very cool!
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wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Thanks :)
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Graphica Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Haha cool :) !
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wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Thanks :)
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theCheeseGrater Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool idea :)
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wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Thanks :)
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lightbird Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neat idea and erosion patterns, got me hooked for a few moments :)

Uploading our own height maps would be great. I could flood the whole damn Northern Germany :D
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wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
:D Nu kartes ir 100x100 pikseli tatad kaut ko parak lielu neuzladesi. Bet es ari ar optimizaciju pastradat domaju :) But smiekigi 6o ar manu lokacijas experementu sanemt + paniemt no NASA lapas zemes height mapu :D :D :D
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:iconapofiss:
Apofiss Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010   Digital Artist
the first thing which poped in mind "i'd use a heightmap for this!" at least it seems most optimal way to me. good stuff :]
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:iconwonderwhy-er:
wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Well I do use height map in this :) Small draw mountain + perlin noise = what you see here. But I can easyly add loading of custom maps :)
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:iconapofiss:
Apofiss Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010   Digital Artist
yes that's what i was reading in description right after my thought :]
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Apofiss Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010   Digital Artist
ops. wasn't ment as a reply to lightbird <
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deArtistofWar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hah nice little toy, took me quite some time to flood it though. o:
You really got to add some people running around the island! :D
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wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
And yeah one of ideas was to make people running aether from lava or from water or from both :D Sadly I don't have time to do it today because I think I could have :)
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deArtistofWar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ahah, yeah complicated stuff, but man, I see you uploading some really interesting engines here, with some more polishing here and there you can come up with a very fun game.

The Tsunami game.
;D
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wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Well that what's fun for me and yeah it could make in to a fun little game... But formulas here are weird... I would like to add some inertia to them but can't figure how yet.
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wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Well of course it would take time :) Maxima height is 255 and it is 100x100 making volume of water 255x100x100. With 100 volumes of water added per frame with 30 FPS that would take 14 minutes holding of the button :D That's how complex things get when you go in to 3D domain... Number get insanely high...
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