Sunday, 25 November 2012

Lasers


Lasers! I thought these would be fun to make, but honestly they were a bit of a pain. I like how they've turned out, though.


As you can see in the video, I haven't made lasers kill you yet, though I probably will. Also to be decided is what happens when a bullet hits a laser. I can think of three options that make sense: do nothing, vapourize it or have it bounce off. Once I've made a few levels a solution will probably present itself.

(And, as promised, I've made collectible items too. But those aren't as interesting.)

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  1. Yay, an update! It's been almost a year since the last one after all.
    The laser looks really interesting. As to whether it kills you or not: I'm not sure if it is an option to have both types (but I don't think so).
    If it doesn't kill you what does it do? I guess it will trigger some sorts of switches? Maybe detonate explosives?
    And if it is deadly it would have some similarities with constant high-frequent bullet shots (but way faster).

    Just some thoughts that came to mind, you don't have to answer the questions now. I'm happy when the game gets finished. I would find it out soon enough either way ;-)
    Wunk

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    1. Yeah, I think having both types might be the way to go. A red one that kills you and a blue one that doesn't. Then things would get really interesting when I add in the colour-switching items.

      As for what else it does, you're right, it'll be another sort of trigger. So say there's a switch that opens a door when a bullet hits it. The same switch might open the door as long as the laser is shining on it, and close it again afterwards.

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  2. Rob, you could do the change colour pads (red/blue). If you are blue, the blue lasers do not kill you. If red, you dead! Lots of different options available here!

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