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Friday, 23 May 2008

Spencer The Spinnin' Spider



A few posts down I mentioned I would upload my games coursework. We had to make a simple 2D game with Macromedia (Adobe) Director MX 2004 using Lingo programming code.

This was my first time using Director as well as writing out the Lingo code therefore don't expect anything professional. My friends said they enjoyed playing it and as my friend Dan stated:

"If you can beat your own game then it must be a very good game idea!!..."

Indeed I found myself playing the game when I should have finished fixing the bugs ^_^

I just tried publishing it as a Flash file but it looks buggy therefore I am uploading the .exe version which was published using Director. (Don't worry it's safe!)

Link

Enjoy!

Feel free to comment and tell me what you think for my first try! Also you have my permission to use the code if you 'happen' to decompile it...Just learn, don't copy...yeah!!

Credits:

  • (Cristian 'criss' Mihaescu: October 2006: Sky Background: http://www.thebest3d.com/pdp/tutorials/blender/criss/
    01_background.jpg
    , Date accessed 11 May 2008)


  • (Mark Healey: 2003: Rag Doll Kung Fu Game: http://www.ragdollkungfu.com, Date accessed 11 May 2008)


  • (Future Lawn Inc: Grass Texture Source: http://www.futurelawn.ca/Images/lawn_care/
    lawn_care_pg_02.jpg
    , Date accessed 11 May 2008)

  • (I Stock Photo: Spider Sprite Source: http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/
    775915/2/istockphoto_775915_cartoon_vector_black_
    spider.jpg
    , Date accessed 11 May 2008)

  • (I Stock Photo: Bug Sprites Source: http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/
    700436/2/istockphoto_700436_cartoon_bugs_ladybird
    _dragonfly.jpg
    , Date accessed 11 May 2008)


  • (Director Online: Timer Script: http://director-online.com/forums/read.php?2,32560, Date accessed 11 May 2008)


  • (Da Font: Eraser Font Source: http://www.dafont.com/eraser.font, Date accessed 11 May 2008)


  • (Aliciarendon: Gold Border Source: http://www.aliciarendon.com/lessons/3.html, Date accessed 11 May 2008)


  • (Cirrusimage: Spider Research: http://www.cirrusimage.com/spider_argiope_
    trifasciata.htm
    , Date accessed 11 May 2008)

  • (Adobe: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Sources: http://www.adobe.com, Date accessed 11 May 2008)


  • (Adobe: Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Edition: http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com, Date accessed 11 May 2008)

  • (Maria Love - Game Name: http://www.blogger.com/profile/01339726052153206293, Date accessed 29 May 2008)
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6 Comments:

Blogger Rambo said...

This is brilliant mate!

You started with a simple yet teasingly addictive idea and saw it through to a very polished end product (unlike some..)

I forget my score during testing but I got 20 points today..i'll beat you eventually;-)

Congrats on a great game=)

23 May 2008 at 19:49  

Blogger Habboi said...

Glad you enjoyed it Dan ;) You can't beat my score! (Unless you cheat :>)

23 May 2008 at 20:46  

Blogger Twin Pistols said...

22, I beat Dan! :p Although where, pray tell, is my credit for coming up with the name? ;-)

Anyway, a very fun game. I'm going to play again.

29 May 2008 at 13:57  

Blogger Habboi said...

Hah I knew I forgot something :O

29 May 2008 at 15:18  

Blogger Twin Pistols said...

LOL, now I can play in peace. Ta for your comment...I'm feeling a lot less stressed now, you'll be glad to know. Sounds cool about the BBQ, first you give me a Lara Croft figurine and now you feed me? ;-)

The Wii is fun although we're mostly on Wii Sports and not the games we spent loads of money on...!

(you cut your hair?!)

2 June 2008 at 19:38  

Blogger Rambo said...

I'll post here before we get to some Facebook back and forth shenanigans...

A barbecue would be cool and I don't mind coming 'all the way to your house'.

I'm still at UEL until this saturday so i'll actually be closer to you guys after that I reckon (i'm the only one in London I believe?)

I'll be around until July when I go home for my brother's wedding. I have a few other things happening before then but can probably work it around you guys or have the barbecue when I get back (after July 12th).

Cheers

9 June 2008 at 16:41  

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