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Poochie Survivors - 2024 Game Jelly
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Poochie Survivors!

Can you survive to 11:00 minutes in the new 'Help me Balance' update?

  • 4 new Poochies
  • 2 new weapons
  • 2 new items
  • Old weapons have been buffed (maybe too much?)
  • Fetch Stick now targets enemies
  • New results screen
  • Stuff to do at home
  • Make the clock faster
  • Faster performance
  • Bangin' music
  • 1 secret character
  • Take a snooze
  • Bark for fun!

Cart #poochie_survivors-5 | 2024-04-18 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

I'd love some feedback on how easy or difficult you think it is. Balancing the attack powers and enemies has been quite the challenge. <3

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- Wash's Game Jelly Submission -

I just finished my very first game jam where I did the coding. This is also my very first complete game!
It took me two weeks to finish.

The balancing didn't get finished so it's a little on the hard side but I'd like to follos with game dev experiment with a bug fix experiment as well.

How it's going.

How it started.

P#145075 2024-03-30 04:21 ( Edited 2024-04-18 16:34)

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Wash's Game - 2024 Game Jelly

I'm participating in the 2024 Game Jelly and needed a place to stash my project so folks can play it.

Cart #poochie_survivors-4 | 2024-03-30 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

v0.4 - Final Day!

We're all done! This was a lot of fun to make and I'm super proud of how it came out.
I will say, I didn't get to balance it much so it's currently very hard, but I plan to do some bug fixes so make sure to post about them here. :)

v0.3 - Day 6

There is now a core game loop though it isn't very flashy at this point and needs more variety.

  • Added lots of sprites for future enemies and attacks
  • Map now moves!
  • Wag attack fades out
  • Added sfx for damage, enemies, and picking up bones
  • Pick up bones for EXP!
  • Added EXP and LV system
    • Level ups refill health
    • Level ups decrease time between wag attacks
    • In the future they will give the option for different weapons
  • Added sprites for another dog (co-op?)

v0.1 - Day 1

Boy, figuring out how to get the enemies to follow you was hard, but it works now!

  • Changed BG to black
  • Cleaned up sprites to show better on black BG
  • Added tail wag attack (collision is buggy)
  • Added cats as placeholder enemies
  • Cats can be tail wagged at
  • Cats follow you (so hard to figure out!)
  • Barking is still just for funzies

v0.0 - Midnight Start

Put in two solid hours tonight and got a lot accomplished. The current idea is to make a vampire survivors style game.

  • Got my basic project set up
  • Plugged in my game intro
  • Hooked up my dog sprites
  • Got movement working and a basic animation system in place
  • Added "press O to bark" for funzies
P#142768 2024-03-11 20:37 ( Edited 2024-03-30 03:59)

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Jebediah Peppermint - The Gun Wizard


Hi I'm Wash, 👋

I'm making small games based on every player character in the actual play D&D podcast, The Winged Badger Tavern that I play in.

In this game you play as my first character, Jebediah Peppermint, the molefolk gun-wizard who spits fire and fires spit. You'll fly through the sky atop your trusty blunderbuss 'Big Boy' and shoot down the evil forces of The Brightworld Company.

Watch live Monday's at 8:00pm EST

Cart #jeb_gunwizard-5 | 2024-02-24 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

The gameplay is based on Lazy Dev's Academy shmup tutorial

Shoot baddies to fill your ammo. Use your ammo to fire BIG BULLETS and get a high score!

O - Shoot Bullets
X - Change Weapon

Big Bullets take shells. Regain shells by killing blue enemies.

Shooting Temp Baddies

New Weapon: Lightning Bolt!

P#139629 2024-01-04 21:58 ( Edited 2024-02-24 06:03)

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FP-62's Burrito Stand

Hi I'm Wash 👋

This is my first attempt to make a game. It's based on the actual play D&D podcast The Winged Badger Tavern that I play in.
I love my characters so much that I decided I needed to make games featuring each of them.

In this game you play as fan favorite, newly sentient robot looking for a life, FP-62 as he mans the Four Guys Adventures & Vibes Magical Bean Burrito stand! Serve burritos to your customers but watch out for 'The Dead Eyes' gang trying to steal from your stock.

Watch live Monday's at 8:00pm EST

Cart #fp_62-2 | 2023-12-26 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License


Adding my changes now that the holiday is over and I'm back to my full-time job.

  • Started work on gameplay music
  • Added win/lose state and screen
  • Placeholder gameplay

I'm still undecided on game mechanics so I've been tinkering until something sticks.

  • Rebuilt scene transition system
  • Added placeholder how-to screen
  • Crunched down some tokens in the splash screen
  • Updated animation system
  • Added some tool functions like print to center of screen and sprite outlines

This is my first attempt at making a game so feedback is very much welcome.

  • Splash screen is done
  • Main Menu is done
  • Basic 'how to' screen is done
  • Scene transitions are pretty solid
  • Basic player movement is mostly done
  • Missing core gameplay loop and mechanics
  • Music and sfx for the menu is done
  • Gameplay music is missing

Thanks for taking the time to play my game :)

P#138865 2023-12-18 20:55 ( Edited 2023-12-26 14:01)