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Stunt Marble Racers 2

Postby Brainsaw » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:32 pm

Hello community,

after two years with neither the motivation not the time to code something interesting I got appetite to create something a few months ago. After some long evenings and a lot of free time spent (OK, it was winter time - better than watching TV ;) ) I now have a first alpha version of my latest marble racing game for you to test:

http://dustbin-online.de/dowload/marbles3.zip

It is a simple racing game where up to 4 marbles race against each other. At the moment you can do a time trial against the clock and a ghost (previously played laps) and the up to 4 player network mode is (more or less) ready.

What I still want to add is the possibility to share ghost files over the internet and to download new ghosts to the client, but I haven't even started that part. I also want to create a standalone server.

The tracks in the package are most certainly not the final tracks although some of them will make it into the final version I guess.

I also have a video online although it's an old version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s3OUbXc5Ec

Finally here are some screenshots:

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I hope you have fun with the early version and can provide some feedback.

And I think I will most probably provide you with some new code snippets, but at the moment the whole source code lacks documentation and I'll also have to make nice packages before I publish those snippets.
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Re: Stunt Marble Racers 2

Postby Brainsaw » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:44 am

Damn .. I deleted the images yesterday in a homepage update - I'll re-add them tonight, here in the office I don't have access to my homepage ;)
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Re: Stunt Marble Racers 2

Postby chronologicaldot » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:14 pm

Bravo!
Reminds me of a few tilt-n-roll games I've played on tablets (very annoying) and the PC game AtmoSphere from Digipen (really fun): http://games.digipen.edu/downloads/Atmo ... 0&proj=487
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Re: Stunt Marble Racers 2

Postby CuteAlien » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:15 pm

Congratz. Some minor problems:
- Can crash when changing shadow settings a few times.
- Texture-filter settings seem to be rather low (should enable triliniear + anisotropic)
- My computer to weak for best shadows :-(
- Needs music soundtrack!

Impressed with moving platforms (alwas tricky to get right with physics ^_^)
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Free racer created with Irrlicht: http://www.irrgheist.com/hcraftsource.htm
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Re: Stunt Marble Racers 2

Postby Vectrotek » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:08 am

Cool! I like the multi-sampled approach to the shadowing..
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Re: Stunt Marble Racers 2

Postby Brainsaw » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:10 am

I am currently developing the next release and hope to get it online by next weekend. Some changes:

- Crash when changing settings (hopefully) fixed
- Some more tracks
- Impressive new feature to use your smartphone as remote controller (still needs some enhancements)

Mainly I'm at the moment I'm busy with doing some re-factoring for the big features that are planned:

- replay mode (ghost / race)
- splitscreen for up to 4 players
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Re: Stunt Marble Racers 2

Postby Brainsaw » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:43 pm

Just uploaded a new version to http://dustbin-online.de/download/marbles3.zip.

There are some more tracks in, and a fancy new feature: remote control. You can now control the marble during gameplay with you smartphone. The feature is only tested with Android (both Firefox and Chrome) but it does not seem to work with iPhone. I have also uploaded a video showing the feature:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPfPmsRC5bE

It has a poor video quality so you can't really see which menu items need to be selected. The button shows a "Start Remote Control" text. When clicking this button a server is started (using port 4693 at the moment) and a QR code with the URL that needs to be loaded in the browser on your mobile device is shown. Open this link and the remote control will connect to the game.

You must be in a private network because resolution of the host name doesn't work otherwise. Your PC and your mobile phone must be in the same network.

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Re: Stunt Marble Racers 2

Postby Brainsaw » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:57 am

Just uploaded a new version:

- bug fixed with the non-used marbles in network client mode: no longer visible
- rework of the UI: please give me some feedback, I hope it's intuitive
- new mode "Replay Ghost": replay a recorded ghost from the perspective of the player

Hope you have fun with the new version

http://dustbin-online.de/dowload/marbles3.zip
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Re: Stunt Marble Racers 2

Postby Brainsaw » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:03 am

The last 2 days I spent some time enhancing the remote control feature (mainly CSS and JavaScript magic ;) ):

You can choose between 3 types of control:
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"Full touch" gives you a virtual gamepad on the right for movement control and a blue button on the left for the brake
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"Gyro steer - touch throttle" lets you control the sideways movement using the smartphone rotation while you have a three-way touch field on the right for foreward movement and the blue button on the left for the brake
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"Full gyro" lets you do all the movement with the orientation of the smartphone - just the blue button for the brake is still needed. Furthermore you have the green button in the upper right corner that lets you set the current zero position for the acceleration
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Download the new version from http://dustbin-online.de/dowload/marbles3.zip
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