Saturday, September 30, 2017

About 2 stream,workin on 1 of many projects #supportsmallstreamers #gamedev #gamemakerstudio #indiedev

At 7.30pm EST I'll start my stream of my development side/coding, for a couple of hours

Twitch Streaming Page – https://www.twitch.tv/pjgdevelopments


I am trying to move along with 'Highrise Escape', and I have a few bugs to iron out and a few new things to implement, slow and steady wins the race. 🙂


09/30/2017 – So, a continuation of last nights stream, I'm trying to work out why my ID system is not playing correctly, and I'm also trying to get a few things in play to regenerate the level is there is 0 up elevators or 0 down elevators (although I'll end up adding that on the frist level there shouldn't be a 'down' elevator. General tweaks, bug fixes and runing, and re-running the game changing as I go.


Feel free to come along and watch for a little while, give me your input, tell your friends.


For now, I'm starting small, 2 days a week, 2 hours in those days, full time life trumps streaming, but I'm trying.


Your welcome to join my Discord server and meet new friends, chat to old ones (server is new and empty at the moment)


Discord Channel – https://discord.gg/CwdYzVM


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Friday, September 29, 2017

About 2 stream,workin on 1 of many projects #supportsmallstreamers #gamedev #gamemakerstudio #indiedev


At 7.30pm EST I'll start my stream of my development side/coding, for a couple of hours

Twitch Streaming Page – https://www.twitch.tv/pjgdevelopments


I am trying to move along with 'Highrise Escape', and I have a few bugs to iron out and a few new things to implement, slow and steady wins the race. 🙂


09/29/2017 – So, between the last stream and this one, I've removed the compatibility scripts and I've been tweaking a few things, I'm trying to introduce 'furniture' (be tweaking that tonight) and now I've got my level generation working proper, I've re-introduced the elevators (i.e. to get between levels) I've reduced some of the graphics to make the rooms look bigger and made a few underlying tweaks. This stream will mainly be bug finding, tweaking, deleting code, and testing and re-testing routines to see if they work.


Feel free to come along and watch for a little while, give me your input, tell your friends.


For now, I'm starting small, 2 days a week, 2 hours in those days, full time life trumps streaming, but I'm trying.


Your welcome to join my Discord server and meet new friends, chat to old ones (server is new and empty at the moment)


Discord Channel – https://discord.gg/CwdYzVM



Enjoy this picture of a stream……..stream, streaming, geddit? 🙂





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Saturday, September 23, 2017

About 2 stream,workin on 1 of many projects #supportsmallstreamers #gamedev #gamemakerstudio #indiedev


At 7.30pm EST I'll start my stream of my development side/coding, for a couple of hours

Twitch Streaming Page – https://www.twitch.tv/pjgdevelopments


I am trying to move along with 'Highrise Escape', and I have a few bugs to iron out and a few new things to implement, slow and steady wins the race. 🙂


09/23/2017 – Tonight I'm still continuing with my changes, bug fixes, removing code not needed, changing graphics, working out why when I'm marking a room unusable, it's still being used (although I think I know why, but it will take up most of the stream) 🙂


Feel free to come along and watch for a little while, give me your input, tell your friends.





For now, I'm starting small, 2 days a week, 2 hours in those days, full time life trumps streaming, but I'm trying.


Your welcome to join my Discord server and meet new friends, chat to old ones (server is new and empty at the moment)


Discord Channel – https://discord.gg/CwdYzVM



Oh, while your here, have a nice sunset picture from me, not mine, nice none the less. 🙂


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Friday, September 22, 2017

How's my game coming along? #indiedev #gamedev #gamemakerstudio





So, I've been streaming of late, but I've realized that I've not actually been updating my site or showing/saying what I've been doing, apart from notifying when I'm going online.

That is a little boring for you, so I figured I'd post an update (well, you can blame @JeffDev, as he wanted to see what I'm up to, so it's all his fault [Thanks Jeff])



So, I've moved my project over from Gamemaker Studio 1.4 over to the new version of Gamemaker Studio 2, they have added a lot of new commands and got rid of a lot of commands, this means my project has what's called 'Comparability Scripts' which makes my old code work on the new system. I don't want that, so recently all I've been doing is going through my code and removing the old code and replacing it with new code, hence hopefully not using 'compatibility scripts' and hence not having any problems.



the game itself hasn't really changed, just changing stuff under the hood, I've made a new friend who has stated he produce some graphics for it, so I've replaced my rooms with the brighter colour scheme that he provided. I also had to change the tile system (as it went from 1.4 to 2), I managed to get that fixed, and I also changed my logic, so a level can be generated, but now instead of it being a fixed size, it can be any size (and I mean, any size, so huge ones take a while to generate) but it works. Then I remove the rooms the player cannot get too, then I add the baddies, the doors, the weapons, keys, and go..



I really don't know which way this game will go, it's evolving slowly, as a full time life always gets in the way, but please follow this site to see updates, follow me on twitter, come watch me on my short streams I do, all the links can be found around my website.

So, this little short animated gif shows me running the game, then re-generating the levels, you will see they would be fairly big for the player to get around, but I'm viewing them as a whole, so you can see them.

More updates to come, enjoy the rest of your weekend. 🙂

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About 2 stream,workin on 1 of many projects #supportsmallstreamers #gamedev #gamemakerstudio #indiedev

At 7.30pm EST I'll start my stream of my development side/coding, for a couple of hours

Twitch Streaming Page – https://www.twitch.tv/pjgdevelopments


I am trying to move along with 'Highrise Escape', and I have a few bugs to iron out and a few new things to implement, slow and steady wins the race. 🙂


09/22/2017 – So, I decided, rather than start all over again, I'd give the version I had running a chance with GMS2, so for the next few streams, I'll be bug finding, tweaking and removing compatibility scripts and replacing them with the GMS2 version of the code. While this may seem boring to some, it's something I'm going to have to do. I plan on making it so I can decided the level size from the rooms across and down, rather than the pixels in the room. I have tons to do, so like I said, the next good few streams will be me doing that. 🙂


Feel free to come along and watch for a little while, give me your input, tell your friends.


For now, I'm starting small, 2 days a week, 2 hours in those days, full time life trumps streaming, but I'm trying.


Your welcome to join my Discord server and meet new friends, chat to old ones (server is new and empty at the moment)


Discord Channel – https://discord.gg/CwdYzVM


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

About 2 do my streamin,my 'geek' side,workin on 1 of many projects #supportsmallstreamers #gamedev #gamemakerstudio

At 7.30pm EST I'll start my stream of my development side/coding, for a couple of hours

Twitch Streaming Page – https://www.twitch.tv/pjgdevelopments


I am trying to move along with 'Highrise Escape', and I have a few bugs to iron out and a few new things to implement, slow and steady wins the race. 🙂


09/16/2017 – Tonight will be a continuation of last night, but this time, bug finding. Finding why those routines I put in last night don't fully work and hopefully get them working.. 🙂


Feel free to come along and watch for a little while, give me your input, tell your friends.


For now, I'm starting small, 2 days a week, 2 hours in those days, full time life trumps streaming, but I'm trying.


Your welcome to join my Discord server and meet new friends, chat to old ones (server is new and empty at the moment)


Discord Channel – https://discord.gg/CwdYzVM


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Friday, September 15, 2017

About 2 do my streamin,my 'geek' side,workin on 1 of many projects #supportsmallstreamers #gamedev #gamemakerstudio

At 7.30pm EST I'm about to start my stream of my development side/coding, for a couple of hours

I am trying to move along with 'Highrise Escape', and I have a few bugs to iron out and a few new things to implement, slow and steady wins the race. 🙂


Twitch Streaming Page – https://www.twitch.tv/pjgdevelopments


09/15/2017 – So, I was working on my project, bearing in mind I imported it from 1.4 over to 2, and I found lots of things were using 'compatibility scripts', so I decided, rather than bandaid my code (and I was going to move over to 2 anyways) I might as well start fresh, I have lots of the code that doesn't use it, so I'll be copy and pasting that over, but a few fundamentals have changed. Views have gone to Camera, and the tile system has changed, so I'm going to be learning both of those as I go along. I also decided that, as my Level drawing script wasn't the best, now I'm a little more confident with GMS/GML I'd write that again, starting off using instances to make a 'small level' until it works, and then expand it to my 12 by 12 rooms, etc.


Feel free to come along and watch for a little while, give me your input, tell your friends.


For now, I'm starting small, 2 days a week, 2 hours in those days, full time life trumps streaming, but I'm trying.


Your welcome to join my Discord server and meet new friends, chat to old ones (server is new and empty at the moment)


Discord Channel – https://discord.gg/CwdYzVM


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Saturday, September 9, 2017

:About 2 do my streamin,my 'geek' side,workin on 1 of many projects #supportsmallstreamers #gamedev #gamemakerstudio https://bit.ly/2vv4N3v


At 7.30pm EST I'm about to start my stream of my development side/coding, for a couple of hours

Twitch Streaming Page – https://www.twitch.tv/pjgdevelopments


I am trying to move along with 'Highrise Escape', and I have a few bugs to iron out and a few new things to implement, slow and steady wins the race. 🙂



09/09/2017 – Tonight I'll be working more on my turret system and having them positioned in the right places based on the room that is generated, although, with the direction this might end up going (based on ideas from the guy behind the graphics) I might end up not using turrets, or changing the graphics to be something else [more to come]


Feel free to come along and watch for a little while, give me your input, tell your friends.

When I have enough followers, I'm going to start some giveaways (unused Steam keys from humble bundles) and I have a bot that allows some commands and game-play.


For now, I'm starting small, 2 days a week, 2 hours in those days, full time life trumps streaming, but I'm trying.


Your welcome to join my Discord server and meet new friends, chat to old ones (server is new and empty at the moment)


Discord Channel – https://discord.gg/CwdYzVM





Thursday, September 7, 2017

Prototyping ready for my Stream tomorrow. #gamedev #gamemakerstudio #indiedev







Still plan on streaming tomorrow, but my new plan of action is to prototype some stuff before the stream, that way, when I'm stream I look semi-confident. I know we all have to learn sometimes.

So, at 7.30pm EST, I'll be streaming my ongoing,continuous development of my game.



Tomorrow, I'll be implementing (or trying too) turrets into the game, these will be randomly positioned throughout the map, and I've had to have 8 of them, 4 corners, and 4 sides.



Below you'll see an example of my prototyping.


If I move the mouse outside the circles, it will just sit there randomly going back and forth (or up and down, etc), if I go within the first circle, it will start pointing towards me, and if I go within the last circle, it will start shooting at me.



All these circles can be random sizes (for search/shoot ranges), but I'm just having the mentality of getting 'something else in the game' and I can tweak logistics after the fact.



So, come join me at 7.30pm EST


Twitch Streaming Page – https://www.twitch.tv/pjgdevelopments



or join in on my Discord channel, to just chat and jaw-jack


Discord Channel – https://discord.gg/CwdYzVM


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Saturday, September 2, 2017

About 2 do my streamin,my 'geek' side,workin on 1 of many projects #supportsmallstreamers #gamedev #gamemakerstudio

Just about to start my stream of my development side/coding, I am trying to move along with 'Highrise Escape', and I have a few bugs to iron out and a few new things to implement, slow and steady wins the race. 🙂

Feel free to come along and watch for a little while, give me your input, tell your friends.


When I have enough followers, I'm going to start some giveaways (unused Steam keys from humble bundles) and I have a bot that allows some commands and gameplay.


For now, I'm starting small, 2 days a week, 2 hours in those days, full time life trumps streaming, but I'm trying.


Your welcomet to join my Discord server and meet new friends, chat to old ones (server is new and empty at the moment)


Discord Channel – https://discord.gg/CwdYzVM


Twitch Streaming Page – https://www.twitch.tv/pjgdevelopments


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