Insectile Donut Productions - Final Strike bugboy
(8 replies, 1061 views) (2003-Jan-27)
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I run a small indie company called Insectile Donut Productions. I'm working on a VB shootemup called Final Strike that will have all the intensity of an arcade game plus a branching plotline and the ability to purchase upgrades for your ship. I'm using Dx7 for graphics and Dx8 for everything else.
Check out my site at [url]http://www.insectiledonut.com[/url]
Download a demo of my game at [url]http://www.insectiledonut.com/finalstrike.zip[/url]
I've got some screenshots too.
I had a problem getting the game to run. The intro plays fine, but when it displays the big red "LOADING" graphic it just keeps loading and loading, the music repeats and the screen flashes, but nothing other than that happens.
The reason this happens could be that your computer is just too slow. What type of computer do you have?
See, for some peculiar reason the first time I actually played the main game loop it ran way too slow. After I died and played again the speed was fine. So I coded it to restart if the elapsed time between the start and end of the main loop was too big. On my computer it does the loading screen, flashes, then does the loading screen again, then plays.
I haven't tested this on many other computers so that might just be it.
Thanks for telling me!
It crashed when I got to the launch button (invalid call I think), and took my system down. I'm not happy.
Looking at the graphics files though : RPGMaker, Zooom, a few others... how much beyond the program was created by you/your group? (i.e. the people trying to get money for it).
Jeez, I guess I need to start testing this on other computers. I don't know why it crashed you though, sorry.
To answer your question, AT, yes I did rip some graphics. But Zooom is freeware and I'm sure the makers of Zooom would have made the bitmaps harder to get into if they didn't want anybody to use them. The tiles that you say I got from RPG Maker I got from a site that says you can use them in your games for free. I also used spritelib, which is free and spriteworks which I paid for.
Here is the site that I got my tiles from
IF ANYBODY DOWNLOADS THIS GAME AND IT ACTUALLY WORKS ON THEIR COMPUTER PLEASE POST HERE TO GIVE ME SOME RELIEF!
your website design is an real pain for my eyes ;)
I couldn't play it too, because I couldn't find the game... all the......bright....colors..... have....to....escape..................now!!!
Actually I am thinking of making my site have a more serious look.
It's not that bad though. ;-)
The game is the file called
To download it:
The game ran successfully on my computer. It's a fun little game; reminds me of a game I used to pay $0.25 for at a local pizza place.
Win 2000 Professional
GeForce 4 MX (too cheap for the Ti hehe)
640 MB DDR RAM
P4 1.5 GHz processor
P.S. I would look up the copyrights to that artwork, often it is "free for you to use in your [i]non-commercial[/i] game" -- you'd have to ask or pay the creator for permission to use it.
Needs a lot of work, but its a decent start, a lil fun, would be more fun if it ran at a better speed. It runs really slow on my 1.7ghz comp. Is that you saying "Get Ready!"?? Cause its kinda annoying :)