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Tad's Trip

theregoes2
Level 4
Video of version updated as of March 11, 2015




***Version Updated 11:19 pm EST Jan 14***






**Okay, I have no idea how to embed this video. So, I guess click the link.

I'm told that adding a video will make people more comfortable with giving this a shot. Sorry about that. As I say, I'm new. This video is the most recent that I have but it will give you an idea what is going on. One difference is I have moved the camera behind the tic tac that will one day be a frog (if I ever figure out #$%#^ animation.)

This is a super early version of the game that I'm working on called Tad's Trip. Eventually the capsule that you are controlling in this demo will be a frog named Tad who started out life as a tadpole in a fishbowl and always thought he was a fish until he sprouted legs and his goldfish mentor told him the truth, then died. Now Tad wants to find his home swamp and find out what it means to be a frog. That makes it sound deeper than it is. If I am successful it should be a pretty funny game. The game idea came after really wanting to play Lucky's Tale and getting impatient. This is probably not going to be an adequate substitute (and certainly isn't now), but I'm enjoying it. (If I fail as a game designer I'm thinking of being a salesman.)

I am brand new to this, prior to May of 2014 the extent of my programming was basic HTML and CSS, I had never used a game engine and I had never heard of Blender. I am loving the learning process though and just want to show what I'm doing because very few people I show it to are gamers even fewer of them have a Rift to play it on (these people see videos only.) It's unlikely that I will bring anything new to VR, but hopefully I can bring some fun to it.

Anyway, enough jibba jabba, here's the goods. I've also never shared anything on Google Drive before, so hopefully this works.

Music is by megawolf77

UPDATED: This shows some progress that I've made. It is a lot more game like now. Let me know what you think! (I suggest using the Xbox controller as the mouse seems crazy sensitive and might make you sick.)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5CICn ... sp=sharing

UPDATED AGAIN (MARCH 11, 2015): See how much has changed
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5CICn ... sp=sharing
Ordered: June 4th Status: Strapped to my ugly mug ON, Canada
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theregoes2
Level 4
Is the link working for everyone?
Ordered: June 4th Status: Strapped to my ugly mug ON, Canada

drash
Level 7
Yep the link works for me! Not able to run it just yet since I'm temporarily on an old runtime to test something. This, Safari, and Shironeko are the first things I'll be checking out when I return to 0.4.4. 🙂
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theregoes2
Level 4
Awesome! It's certainly no Titans of Space, but I hope you like it anyway
Ordered: June 4th Status: Strapped to my ugly mug ON, Canada

theregoes2
Level 4
I put up a newer version. This will probably be the last version that I put up for a while but it is a lot more game like and the camera is better IMO. I suggest using the Xbox controller as the mouse seems crazy sensitive and might make you sick.
Ordered: June 4th Status: Strapped to my ugly mug ON, Canada

Mariah_Albert
Level 2
Link is not working, Can you please share an updated link, so we can have a look on it. Wishing you best of luck for your game.

theregoes2
Level 4
That's strange. I replaced the link. Hopefully it works this time. Thanks for checking it out!
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cybereality
Level 15
Cool. It works for me.

I can see it's pretty bare-bones, but the potential is there. Not bad for a new developer.
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theregoes2
Level 4
Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to try it out! Yeah, it's pretty bare at the moment. I don't remember what state the provided link is at, but I'm about to update it with coin pick ups with sound, jump sounds, getting hit sounds, health, death sounds, death, and reloading after dying or falling. So, much more game-like.
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andrewtek
Level 5
"dboxvr" wrote:
One difference is I have moved the camera behind the tic tac that will one day be a frog (if I ever figure out #$%#^ animation.)


Are you building this in Unreal or Unity? What are you looking to use for animation? If you have not chosen yet, check out this system:
https://www.mixamo.com/

They have a YouTube channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCncNCv_jj5m0cq7YVvwUWuQ

Their software is pretty easy to use. It is not free, but if you just want to get your character animated and into your game, it can save you a TON of time.