Rockbot

sidescroller game engine

Welcome Beta 4

April 4, 2010 Uncategorized

This has been a long road so far, but the rewards are starting to show up. While there are still lots of problems to solve, bugs in the code, this is the first release that is really targeted for users to test, and we are proud of it, and hope you enjoy it!. Biggest improvements are:

  • stage editor (Linux only for now, we’ll ship the Windows version later today, as we need to find out all dll files that are needed to distribute).
  • teleport between maps using holes/stairs, allowing less memory usage thus making possible the DS port.
  • Nintendo DS port – still a bit slow, since our code is filled with debug information.
  • Multiple NPC support – now they are created by the editor, so we can easily add more; for now we ship with a rock metall, a jet shield and Ape bot as boss
  • Started the basis for NPC behavior – they can do different things now.
  • Sound support – we have sound effects and music in Linux and Windows, and experimental sound effects in PS2.
  • Some new sprites by Rodrigo Hahn.
  • A new, big stage, with improved tileset for tests.

Known issues are:

  • moving npcs, when killed leave a trail of background in the wrong position.
  • sound in the PS2 kind of stop the game execution, you can disable it with the triangle button to have a smooth playing experience.
  • DS version is slow due to debugging enabled.
  • some NPCs show strange behavior or wrong graphics – this part will be re-built in beta5.

Well, that is it, enought talk, here are the binaries:

5 Comments

  1. Kojote on April 5, 2010 9:09 pm

    Looking forward to see this game completed :) It looks already nice and I like the “multi-platform” part :) -koj

  2. Pedro Duarte on May 28, 2010 7:28 pm

    By the way, the ELF is missing at the sourceforge page. Going to try it now :)

  3. admin on May 29, 2010 2:13 pm

    Yeah, it was a mistake in beta4, but I will not use the sourceforge page anymore for binaries anyway, because of their size.
    Here, in the official page, the binaries are correct, I just need to create a page to hold all the download links so you will not need to find it out in the posts :)

  4. game blog on July 10, 2010 5:08 am

    thanks for the blog post Welcome Beta 4 keep up the good work.

  5. mateogodlike on September 26, 2010 3:22 pm

    :} I like it. Keep up the good work. If you need help spreading the word and getting your website out for everyone to see send me an email. Ill be sure to post a Banner up for you.

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