Pacman Dungeon Adventure


was8bit 2020-10-09 16:15 (Edited)

CONTROLS (search mode)
(Up) go forward
(R/L) turn right/left

CONTROLS (battle mode)
(A) attack ghost
(B) select weapon
(Down) retreat

> Reload Health meter at plants
> Reload Pellets before battle
> Dont wait to long to fire at ghost

V1.30 testing new ideas...
V1.31 now, automatic pickups
V1.33 changed battle buttons

GAMELEGEND 2020-10-09 21:17

pretty dang cool

was8bit 2020-10-10 04:01 (Edited)

Why, thanky kindly :)

Its coming along better than i expected :)

Timo 2020-10-10 18:21

Pacman 3D, nice idea :)

was8bit 2020-10-10 18:30 (Edited)

Thanks :)

For one, it removes all the complicated dungeon type math i have been struggling with, and also it gives it a very simplified graphic theme...

It wont be a 3d simulation of real pacman, i think these exist already.. its really just me popping in a little game into my 3d environment to flesh out some ideas...

was8bit 2020-10-10 18:31

Oh, and since YOU are pacman, you wont be seeing pacman on the screen ;)

was8bit 2020-10-11 09:07

Ok, so i believe everything is done except the code for an actual battle ... this comes next :)

GAMELEGEND 2020-10-12 17:08

this is one of the coolest programs i have seen on lowres

was8bit 2020-10-12 19:46

Thanky :)

It probably wont play as well as anticipated.... i am going to finish level one, but am drawing a blank on how to make the remaining levels more challenging, as i have stripped this down to its simpliest form... i have loosely decided to limit it to only 9 levels...

was8bit 2020-10-14 17:15 (Edited)

... need to add freeze blast
... need to add extra layers

... i also need ideas about how to make the overall game better, as in, collect keys for final level, or just add scoring... not sure yet... maybe i will see when i add these things first...

GAMELEGEND 2020-10-16 16:45

what is paku

was8bit 2020-10-16 16:55 (Edited)

This will be a 3D title screen ;)

Timo 2020-10-16 16:57

I just hope the game will come back :O

was8bit 2020-10-16 16:58

Yes, i added an END just as a quick way to see the title... i will add an update that will let you tap to the game :)

was8bit 2020-10-16 17:06

3D title screen finished, tap any control to get past and play game :)

was8bit 2020-10-17 09:15 (Edited)

The exit is a secret exit...

Notice that in the center of the maze is a shape that is kinda like a pacman shape...

... the exit is the eye, and is only available thru a secret wall behind the eye IF and WHEN all ghosts have been removed....

If you clear the first level, you will reach a blank 2nd level as shown on the top picture... (this be a full maze later)... v1.11

was8bit 2020-10-17 09:19

I am thinking of giving player a bonus pacman upon exiting a finished maze...

was8bit 2020-10-17 17:04

Ok, so what do you think of this as a game goal...

Levels1-3 normal
Levels 4-7 find 4 keys
Level 8, fight, open up with a key, and retrieve gold from 4 magic treasure chests

GAMELEGEND 2020-10-17 18:10

I think those goals are gonna make a excellent game

Timo 2020-10-17 18:19

I think the game could be faster:
- shorter screen effects in battles
- faster healing on plants
I feel like I have to wait a lot without any reason for the gameplay.

was8bit 2020-10-18 04:07

@gamelegend, thanks for the input, i am happy to hear that :D

@Timo... i have seen you play (your twitter vids) you are a ton faster with your buttons... your gameplay speed is indy500, my gameplay speed is chess, without the timer... light years apart ;)....

I think i will have the gameplay speed as it is for the EZ level, and make it progressively faster for norm and hard levels, hard level will have the fastest gameplay speed ...

For me, i spend time planning my route, with my hand-eye coordination not the best i will sometimes turn when i wanted to go straight, or turn twice instead of once.. just getting to a ghost takes me time... i set the current gamespeed as the fastest i could possibly handle without too many significant mistakes..

.... but i appreciate the feedback... my next update will focus on graduated speeds :)

was8bit 2020-10-18 16:09

How are the speed inmprovements? :)

was8bit 2020-10-24 15:52

I have been rethinking some things... i have a few gameplay changes in mind...

was8bit 2020-10-28 04:00

I think the battle buttons are better now... A fires, B changes weapon, and since the other weapons are specialty weapons, while the yellow dot is the dominate weapon, the selection automatically goes back to yellow dot after you fire a specialty weapon :)

was8bit 2020-10-28 04:02 (Edited)

I plan on adding 2 different specialty weapon types, and each 3 will only be available on their level (level1 has special1 weapons, L2 will have w2, and L3 will have w3... remaining levels will only have yellow dot pickups, so you will have to ration your specialty weapons

Levels 4-7 will have keys1-4, and level 8 will have treasure chests 1-4

These special pickups (keys, chests) will randomly appear after you kill a ghost, you just wont know which ghost is hiding what... they will also hide other bad things like bombs or warps..

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