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New poll on video game music (and other updates)
News posted 25th March, 2020 by Joshtek 13 Comments

Entura suggested we have more polls, so I have now created a Poll Suggestion thread. The first poll suggestion was from MonadoBoy64 for a poll relating to favourite video game soundtracks, so I've made a poll on which classic video game franchise has the best music. Take part now, and provide your thoughts in the comments!

In terms of the previous poll which ran from March 2018, 161 people responded to the poll asking: "What did you start clicking with?". The results ranked by number of votes were: Fusion 2.5 (39% / 62 votes); Klik & Play (34% / 54 votes); The Games Factory (15% / 24); Multimedia Fusion 2 (8% / 13); The Games Factory 2 (3% / 5 Votes); Click & Create (1% / 2 votes); and Multimedia Fusion 1.x (1% / 1 vote).

Round #41 of the Picture Me This competition was won by Hayo, but the winner for Round #42 is still up for grabs. Keep an eye on the Competitions Forum which is where new rounds will be posted



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Return of "Picture Me This" game & new CF2.5 demo
News posted 21st March, 2020 by Joshtek 3 Comments

Head to the Competition Forum because I've brought back Picture Me This (starting at Round #41). Guess Click games based on scrambled screenshots before anyone else does to get a shiny TDC tag/badge! If nobody guesses it then increasingly descrambled versions will be posted.

Clickteam have announced a special free time-limited version of Clickteam Fusion 2.5 Standard to help make people's time staying inside a bit more enjoyable and creatively productive. You get the full CF2.5 experience (except the exporters) until the 1st of June 2020. Check out: https://www.clickteam.com/stuckinside for details.

Also, please share your thoughts on us running a Game of the Year competition (or competitions) for all of the great games submitted to TDC.



Three games, a tool and a project
News posted 6th March, 2020 by Joshtek 4 Comments

A bit of a mix this time, with new games AND a new software utility:

  • Hue Library by Parker Boyce, a "lightweight colour utility for creative professionals" made in Clickteam Fusion 2.5+.
  • Bubble Horde Deluxe by Ghost Data Media, a "fun game with 3 game modes and engaging gameplay!" made in Clickteam Fusion 2.5+.
  • Signal Lost by Ghost Data Media, a "A visual novel made as part of AIE's 48 Hour Game Jam" (pictured right) made in Clickteam Fusion 2.5+.
  • Smiley World by nanoco, a platformer that was initially developed in Klik & Play using a 16-bit Windows 3.11 environment and then finished off in Clickteam Fusion 2.5+ with minimal tweaks. There is also a discussion about Smiley World on the forum.

Aside from software releases and forum posts, we also have an updated project from our Projects section. Otter has been posting updates on Project: Vagabond PI, a detective game which started development back in 2011 as Public Investigator: Curse Of The Swamp Monster.



Releases, remasters, and reflections, oh my!
News posted 9th February, 2020 by Joshtek 4 Comments

First up, we have three new (or remastered) games to enjoy:

Secondly, Knockturnal wrote a "short Ode to TDC", a forum thread which sparked a bit of reflection from TDC members on their experience of the Klik community over the years. Feel free to join in the discussion to share your memories!

And speaking of old times, if you missed out on the SmileyHouse Reunion you can still play the classic Klik MMORPG SmileyHouse at https://smileyhouseonline.com/. If you had an old account, to get your account back please talk to Code6 on the SmileyHouse Discord channel linked to on the website.



Four new Klik games
News posted 23rd January, 2020 by Joshtek 7 Comments

Four new games this time, including a mix of first games, sequels and a blast from the past from an old-timer.

  • Bryce's Movement Engine1 is a "retro-style, niche, abandonware-era platform game" made by elvisish using Clickteam Fusion 2.5+
  • Agent Delta 2 is a shoot 'em up game made by Kane_Harrington using Clickteam Fusion 2.5 where you "plow your way through enemies as you uncover a mystery"
  • Triggerman is a "stealth game where you either sneak or gun your way to your objectives" made by ComradKali using Clickteam Fusion 2.5+
  • The Prison Experiment is a game made by Dog3 in Clickteam Fusion 2.5+ where the goal is to not get caught and to get to the flag room


New Year, New Games
News posted 1st January, 2020 by Joshtek 3 Comments

Happy New Year and (and decade) TDCers! I've gone through the pending games list and approved some games for you all to to play: MonadoBoy64 has brought us three new games made with Clickteam Fusion 2.5+: Junk! ("a space arcade game"), Eolo ("an arcade space shoot'em up") and Lucid Dreams ("a shoot'em up that was made for the Melrose Game Jam").

We also have three games that are the authors respective first submissions to TDC: INCREDIBLE CRAFT!!! has submitted Stick Defend ("A mouse-controlled defence game") made in The Games Factory 2. Joshua Smith has submitted Alien Takeover ("This game is about aliens taking over your planet. Kill to survive!") made with Clickteam Fusion. Felix Wolf submitted Pump Pressure Sprayer ("Grab the pump pressure sprayer and defend your precious plant from thrips!") made with Clickteam Fusion 2.5+

Throughout 2019 have also been more games submitted to TDC than have been listed on the homepage, so check out https://create-games.com/downloads.asp for the full list of accepted games!



Merry Christmas from TDC
News posted 25th December, 2019 by Joshtek 7 Comments
I'd like to wish everyone a super awesome Christmas with sprinkles on top on behalf of TDC. I've gone with the image of Circyclaus on the right as a convenient segway into mentioning a Clickmas game I didn't feature in last year's Christmas post. As you might or not might not be aware, The Santa Claus Project is a "16-level platformer in which you control Santa" released on Christmas Even 2007. What makes it special is that rather than being part of a Christmas competition it was part of a Christmas collaboration featuring multiple TDCers who each contributed to the levels designs. So take your party hats off to Circy (who led the project), Adam, Jake Greer, Popcorn, AndyH, Dynamite 422, Game_Master, Krush Brother, and Xerus for getting into that festive spirit.

Do you have any fond memories of taking part in a collaborative Click project (Christmas or otherwise), maybe with someone you had never even met? 'Tis the season to share your experiences in the comments!

P.S. If you want to get even more festive then you can go to https://create-games.com/skin.asp to change to TDC's Xmas Skin.


The ghost of Halloween games past...
News posted 31st October, 2019 by Joshtek 3 Comments

Happy Halloween everyone! For those feeling in a spooky mood I've put together a selection of Halloween games from years gone by...

Made in Multimedia Fusion 2:

Made in Multimedia Fusion 1.5:

Made in The Games Factory:

Oh, and click here to change to the Halloween theme for The Daily Click!


Reunion planned for Klik MMORPG Smileyhouse
News posted 26th August, 2019 by Joshtek 13 Comments

SmileyHouse was a fun and quirky MMORPG made in Multimedia Fusion using MooClick that was active between 2002 and 2008 where everyone had their own customisable smiley. It featured player-on-player combat, enemy monsters to fight, mining, fishing, cooking, quests, rubber chickens, dungeons and of course tree shaking. Many of the players were, perhaps unsurprisingly, members of the Klik community, and ended up joining in with the development of the game by making their own mini-games, contributing graphics, or suggesting ideas. I ended up joining the team pretty early on, but the main author is LittleWashu AKA Code6.

Code6 will be turning his Jamagic-based servers back on for a reunion event which kicks off on Sunday the 22nd of September 2019 (1PM EST, which is 6PM BST or 5pm UTC). He has even recovered everyone's old player accounts from a 2010 backup. At present there are no plans for the official server to remain up for more than a few days after the event so be sure to put it in your calendar.

For more information you can check out the Official SmileyHouse Reunion website. The whole event will be organised via the SmileyHouse Discord so those taking part are advised to join the chat for technical support and general discussion. People are also encouraged to spread the news about this reunion amongst the community, especially for those in touch with people who used to play the game back in the day.



Three new (old?) entries in the Click Museum
News posted 24th August, 2019 by Joshtek 7 Comments

Check out the latest additions to the Klik Museum as suggested by TDC members:

Eternal Daughter, an epic platformer by Derek Yu and Jon Perry of Blackeye Software (suggested by Piscean).

Jonny RPG, an experimental semi-autobiographical action adventure game by Jonathan Smeby (suggested by Fish20 and UrbankMonk).

Monster and Monster Jr, circa 1997 platform games by Mike P. Vickner (suggested by nanoco).

Check out the rest of the Click Museum at http://www.create-games.com/museum.asp?tag=museum



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