2019 Review

Here’s some waffling about 2019 and 2020. Current State of Bolero Quick recap: Bolero is a platformer engine / core that I’m working on. It’s built on top of LÖVE, a cross-platform framework for 2D…

Devlog Interruption

Happy New Year! The only thing I’ve done this week is hang out with my family and eat vast amounts of chocolate, so I don’t have much of anything to post this upcoming Sunday. For…

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Made this annoying jerk to test creatures maintaining a certain distance from the player.   Work Since Last Devlog Breakable Blocks I tried adding a second kind of breakable tilemap block which can be destroyed…

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Work Since Last Devlog Player Handling Added handling for some special cases when the player launches a projectile while holding the down direction. Normally, the shot would be aimed downwards, which works well for mid-air…

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Testing actor rotation, which probably won’t be used much, but LÖVE has good support for it so I might as well add it to the engine.   Work Since Last Devlog Audio Fixed an intermittent…

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Destroying some breakable blocks with a charged up sphere shot.   Work Since Last Devlog Features Got some basic terrain destruction working. The codebase has had a “putCell” function for modifying tilemaps since before Hibernator,…

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Testing a shot modifier: turning the player’s sphere into a fireball when passing through fire terrain. Work Since Last Devlog Began work on a environment-based shot modifier. When the player’s sphere passes through terrain marked…

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A stand-in for the end-of-level boss, which has just defeated the player.   Work Since Last Devlog I implemented a dummy boss, which takes one hit and then transports the player to the starting map…

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The player blocks enemy shots while the sphere is fully charged. Also pictured: some test elevator objects, some wall-mounted buttons that can be pressed by throwing spheres into them, and these two jerks who block…

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The new projectile attack I’m testing.   Work Since Last Devlog Design So I thought more about how the game should look as a finished product, and I think I have a good enough image…