Friday, December 18, 2009

Just when you thought all hope was lost...

Arrow keys for movement and crouching, spacebar to jump. Use arrow keys while swinging to increase his spin. Hold down spacebar to make the jump last longer. Hit spacebar again when holding on to a wall to wall jump. A is for punch and D for kick. ENTER to interact with buttons and things. S to use objects.

I'm back!

Yes, I know, it's been a month. The blog hasn't been progressing, but the game certainly has!

The thing is the game has got to a point where I have lots and lots and lots of little things to do, and the sheer number is pretty intimidating. The problem was that if I were to do a new blog post for each advance (and therefore have to design a level demonstrating these things) it would take forever!

So instead I just rushed through lots of things I wanted to do, making sure they worked, then made a level that demonstrates all of these things. I won't tell you what those new elements are - I'll let the level do the talking (in fact, a lot of the new additions allow me to explain these things in-game!).

I'm very excited about how things are going, though obviously my self-imposed Christmas deadline was wildly ambitious. Anyway, it's very late, and I'm tired, so it's time to go to bed.