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A Midsummer Night's Game
Author: NMasutaa Submitted: 12th August, 2008 Favourites:0
Genre: Platformer Downloads: 214
Rated:
180th Place     (3.55 / 5)


Edited By NMasutaa on 8/13/2008

Edited By NMasutaa on 8/12/2008

Edited By NMasutaa on 8/12/2008

"A Midsummer Night's Game" tells the story of young Eliza's bizarre trip to Ashland, Oregon. She falls in love with an actor in the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and when she attempts to make him fall in love with her, she comes very, very close to bringing about the apocalypse... or should I say, a deliciously yummy apocalypse.

This demo features the first stage of the game. You only get to play as Eliza, but the final game will have two other playable characters: Sable, a boy who has been transformed with a donkey's head (and therefore can fly), and Johnna, a girl with a chocolate laser gun.

Update 8/13/08: I've made it so that the screen scrolls farther to the right and fixed a couple problems with the distances between platforms.

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http://sites.google.com/site/lau293/midsummer/midsummer_demo.zip (7.18 mkb )



Posted by columbo borgi :C 12th August, 2008

don't make me cry with that setup :C
 
Posted by Jon C-B 13th August, 2008

oh this game that I posted on the forums for...
 
Posted by phanto 13th August, 2008

I won't rate it since it's a demo but it's really fun. Great graphics also.



I wouldn't mind if the camera would stay a bit in front of the character. I usually died just because I couldn't plan my jumps.
Comment edited by phanto on 8/13/2008
 
Posted by JustinC 13th August, 2008
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Yea camera needs to scroll ahead more. Took me forever to get to the red truck. An enemy came at me so I jumped on him. Then I just sat there on the truck not knowing what to do. Eventually I just took a leap of faith and saw a row of enemies as I plummeted to my death.

So. . . if this is the first stage it needs to be a lot easier. Also maybe make it so if you're above an enemy he dies instead of having to be falling to kill him. There were some instances where the flying enemies would move up as I was trying to jump on them and I'd get hit. That's fine in most games but since you have to chain it together to get across pits it makes it too hard.
 
Posted by NMasutaa 13th August, 2008

(responding to JustinC's comment)

I noticed the thing about the flying enemies damaging the player when trying to jump on them back when I first started on the game, but I'd thought I fixed it by using a large collision detector that covers almost half of the player's body. Do you know any better way I could fix the problem?
 
Posted by Foo Fighter 13th August, 2008
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gg. keep going bro
 
Posted by Attan 13th August, 2008

You'll get the double amount of comments on the game without the installer. At least one from me.

Edit: Did you change it or am i just being confused? Anyways, It looks real nice! The lack of killed-animations for the characters and the lack of some sort of game over scene and a few other things like that makes it look a little cheap though. But you was probably thinking of adding it in to the game later.
Comment edited by Attan on 8/14/2008
 
Posted by -Liam- 13th August, 2008

I wasn't expecting much from this I'm ashamed to say, but recently I have been very wrong with first imrpessions on click games. Lets get down to business

Graphics.
Very nice graphics and the animations look good too. I thought the running animation looked a little backwards at first on the help screen but in game it actually looks fine. The background maybe could few a little more variety? Don't worry though, overall I think it's looking fine

Gameplay.
Engine isn't that bad, but as Brandon said earlier it is a little hard when the enemys dont come at you and you are required to jump on them to advance to the next vehical. You have to get as close to the edge of the vehical as possible for the enemies to come at you. Fix that up and it should be much better.

Anyway I thought this was a nice demo and look forward to the full game. Keep up the good work!
 
Posted by JustinC 13th August, 2008
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I would just make it so that if you are in the air and the players Y position is above the enemies Y position you can't get hurt.

Also those areas where you can't get across without bouncing on enemies you might make an enemy generator that creates enemies and is deactivated once you have gotten across the pit. That way if you accidentally kill an enemy like I did you can still get across without having to commit suicide.
 
Posted by AndyUK 13th August, 2008
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Pretty darn good so far. Although i can help but hope there will be more ways to kill baddies other than landing on their heads.
 
Posted by Yai7 14th August, 2008
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Is very Bubble Girl like! =
 
Posted by Z D 14th August, 2008
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Looks great, but the gameplay was as bland as air flavored ice cream. Add more ways to kill enemies and you could create something truly special.
 
Posted by Knockturnal 14th August, 2008
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ME LOVES <3
 
Posted by Mr_Tom 14th August, 2008
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does look relatively good.. but apparently ripped graphics according to the game menu. Gameplay is really no more than what is expected of the generic platform game but it was a little more advanced with moving platforms and stuff like that. So, i think 3 stars is about right.
 
Posted by Toadsanime 14th August, 2008

Looks really great to me so far. The graphics are excellent, but if they're ripped, then that's a real disappointment.
The game is looking good, so I await for the game to be completed.
 
Posted by NMasutaa 15th August, 2008

(responding to Mr_Tom and Toadsanime's comments)



Many of the *sound effects* are ripped, but the *graphics* are NOT--I made them all from scratch (except for the vehicles, in the case of which I took photos of each car, pixelated the outlines, and colored them). The character Eliza, likewise, was designed from me, as well as all of the enemies.



Of course, the red truck, which I also drew, plays an injoke on a rather obscure Nintendo game, but the actual sprite used is not ripped from that game.
Comment edited by NMasutaa on 8/15/2008
 
Posted by Mr_Tom 15th August, 2008
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oh i see, goodo.

..i still would have given it 3 stars though
 
Posted by NMasutaa 16th August, 2008

lol...
Just wanted to make sure that was clear. ^^
Comment edited by NMasutaa on 8/16/2008
 
Posted by Mr_Tom 16th August, 2008
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yeah sorry, i just remembered something on the menu about ripped stuff.
 
Posted by erghhhhx 16th August, 2008

Pretty nice game, good grapchics. Though I won't rate it until it's done.
 
Posted by Bad Panda 17th August, 2008
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some people have said that this games too hard I disagree - always more entertaining to have a challange - liked the way you could run and hop through in a constant wave, if that makes any sense. Ace game anyhou
 
Posted by Comacchio 19th August, 2008
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This is an original concept! I loved the car section,
that was about it.
Abit mind numbing and had to delete it straight away.
Im very sorry
 
Posted by JetpackLover 22nd August, 2008
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Hey I played your game and I love it! I don't know what it was but the main thing I liked is how you can play it as fast or slow as you want. I chose to play it super fast and just run jump and hop on anything just so I could move faster. Good times. Needs a new start menu though. If you need help with anything drop me a PM I'll see what I can do.
 

 



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