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Deepsea 0.2

I've been trying to make a "Game in a Week" this week, but I've come to realize that this isn't going to happen by Sunday. I have made a decent start, though. And I think it's very pretty (aside from the somewhat poorly-drawn sea urchins which I plan to fix later and the tail occasionally poking out from under the jelly). I'm going to go through with this, but I'm not going to meet my original time goal.

The game's name is Deepsea. You control a jellyfish with the stylus and guide the jelly through a randomly-generated world, fighting enemies by colliding with them. I'm actually kind of proud of the technique I used for the random generation - no real initialization, but everything remains constant throughout a game. There'll be enemies and bosses and other gameplay elements added in later. The current area is fairly small (5x5) and will probably be the world size on Easy mode.

The gameplay was/will be inspired, heavily influenced by, and partially ripped off from a fun little browser game I stumbled upon recently.

There's no real gameplay as of yet, so I was reluctant to post this, but I wanted some feedback on some things.
One: the controls are unorthodox, and I wanted to see if you could get the hang of them.

Two: the sinewave background effect (thanks Eldude) produces minor graphical glitches on my flash cart. However, this flashcart is built around the principles of Murphy's Law, and so this might be something that only happens to me. Please test this on your DS and inform me of whether or not you see small, black, horizontal lines flickering in briefly.


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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    why would you need your candles warmed?
  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    is this like a fetish thing
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Because they obviously need to be warmed
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    The person who made the image was probably just thinking of wax melts and said candles shit happens
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Although the wax of a candle could probably be melted down and repurposed with a fresh wick sometimes the wick burns out and the jar is still full
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    I dont think a candle is ever going to work on there.
  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    no they're actually called candle warmers
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    Thought that was a mug warmer.
  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    what i don't get is, if you want the smell, but not the ambience of burning a scented candle, why dont you just get an aromatherapy oil diffuser, scented candles are shit anyway they barely smell
    +1
  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    @M4x1mumReZ they're used for that, but they're called candle warmers
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    I don't get why they would name it that.
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    You wouldn't melt a candle with this, as if it was too big for example then the wax would flood the holder.
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    That's my theory btw
  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    apparently people use them to melt scented candles instead of burning them which sounds like a very roundabout way to accomplish something
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    It would be more recommended though for wax melts.
  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    yeah you use candles that come in jars, apparently
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    You can get those small yankee candles.
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    They come in tiny little jars.
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    These are what I am on about.
  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    i've seen them
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    Me too
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    Really nice to have.
  • RetroNerdGamer @ RetroNerdGamer:
    lmao my dad just got one of those today
    RetroNerdGamer @ RetroNerdGamer: lmao my dad just got one of those today