Re: [stella] Hello, and.. my game

Subject: Re: [stella] Hello, and.. my game
From: "Fabrizio Zavagli" <rasty@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 13:36:30 +0200
Hi Manuel!

Cool, some more great ideas...
Looks like I'd have to update my current objects movement routines. Right
now, I can only set direction, increment and speed.
Porbably I'd have to create some parametrised attack schemes to attach to
each line of objects.. Do you think it would make sense?

About the theme, having the ship collect pieces of something is a good hint,
I'll see what my limited graphics skills can come up with :)

Again, thanks and bye,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Manuel Polik" <cybergoth@xxxxxxxx>
To: <stella@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2002 10:58
Subject: Re: [stella] Hello, and.. my game

> Hi there!
> >I think an interesting variation would be to have the
> enemies change their
> >movement part-way across the screen.  For instance, one
> row could start off
> >slow, then speed up gradually, then slow down again.
> Another row could
> >start off relatively fast, slow down, and then go in
> reverse!
> Cool!
> That made me just think one step further :-)
> I'm sure anybody remember Impossible Mission? What if
> some of the Space Treat obstacles would behave not
> unlike the enemy robots in Impossible Mission?
> -There'd be the *stupid* ships floating around, just
> like they do now. Different speeds, random movement,
> certain movement schemes, etc...
> -Then there could be *intelligent* ships of two types:
> Ones that speed up, when they *see* you (i.e. when
> they're moving towards you) and ones that can even sense
> you from behind, which would make them turn towards you
> immediately.
> You could somehow make their abillities dependent on
> their look, so that the player can identify which type
> of ship he's facing on the next line and maybe a certain
> color scheme would indicate how dangerous it is - this
> time :-)
> Again, for the graphics: I agree with what Erik said
> about weirdness and Q-Bert, but then all in Q-Bert is
> weird, that's the differnce. Q-Bert is not mixing
> something real with weirdness. If there's a clear
> *space* theme to the game, fruits and candys don't make
> sense. (Except when it's Q-Bert piloting the ship, of
> course :-))
> As for what else to collect: Make up a background story
> to fit the stuff. It might be E.T. collecting parts for
> a telephone as well as the Keeper of the Seven keys who
> lost all of them in this warp accident.
> But: *just* fruits is not good enough :-)
> Greetings,
> Manuel
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