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04-18-2004 02:52

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I'm submitting an early beta of a new game I'm working on to see what you guys think and to get feedback (and also this kind of stuff usually stimulates the usage of tnt - which would cause more improvements and updates I hope ;) ). Anything from what you'd like to have added to the game, to bugs that you find would be helpful. I'd also love to know if you think the game is fun or not - after all isn't that the point of playing a game - to have fun?

Here it is: http://www.sinthesisent.com/cantstopbeta1.sitx

The story, roughly, is:

"Not known to many people ants are born with their right legs shorter than their left ones, so then naturally turn to the right instead of the left.
Scout ants usually leave a scent trail that lets the worker ants know when to make the effort to turn left, but a colony near the "We'll blow up, eventually, Nuclear Power Plant" have lost all their Scouts to the invading red ants. You must help them to find their way and survive until the eggs hatch and the Scout ants can do what they do again."


There are a few more ideas for the story, but that's the basic idea.

Hope you enjoy it!

04-18-2004 04:37

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Wow. It looks great! I like the concept a lot (good explanation for the turning) and it is indeed fun.

Well, I think it might be cool if there were a way to get rid of the red ants. I feel so helpless when my ants march directly into the red ants! Maybe you could make a scent that moves the red ants? Maybe you could make this a double rescue mission, so the player would have to guide the red ants and blue ants to their respective holes while keeping each away from the other?
Maybe some attack ants?

I can see a lot of potential in this game!

04-18-2004 09:28

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Thanks for the reply!

Actually you can move the red ants with a scent trail. I'll have to look, but I think I put it in one of the captions somewhere.

Attack ants was something I didn't think of though - interesting. On that note though you can kill the black ants with a 5 to one ratio (ie Five black ants fighting a red ant would kill the red ant. Do you like my idea, or the idea of fighting antssound better?

04-18-2004 16:14

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Oh wow, I didn't realize that you could kill the red ants. That works well.

I thought maybe you could get resources for each ant you save...like the ants are all carrying food to the hole. Then you have more incentive to save the ants, and the food could be used to make warriors or breed a new ant with a new scent?
But maybe not. It would be a good idea to keep it simple.

04-21-2004 22:03

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When I click on the link that downloads it there gust a tone of letters

Stephen

04-21-2004 22:37

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Control-click the link and select "download linked file as..." from the menu that pops up. Depending on your browser, it might say "save target as..." or something.

04-21-2004 23:51

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I updated the menu image (much better, but nowhere near done) and I fixed the water level and water collision, so that it's actually passable now.

I came up with one more idea (at least a better way to do it) to add, but it's not in yet.

04-22-2004 22:28

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I tried holding down control and clicking on ot and it still does not work

Stephen

04-23-2004 02:26

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JAS

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Try holding down option and clicking it - this will set it to download without a dialog or anything.

Thanks for trying!

04-25-2004 21:06

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Still doesn't work for me as well.
I try holding down alt, option . I only unreadable data, when i try to download it it will come like a html file.

Sorry, but it seems that i could not test the game..

JW

04-25-2004 22:54

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OK, I got the same thing, so try this new link.

http://www.sinthesisent.com/cantstopbeta1.sit

This should work! It worked on 2 machines that I tested it on.

04-26-2004 17:38

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Stephen Lund

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That worked Cool

04-27-2004 17:37

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can't pull down the file..

can't download the file using; safari,ie or icab

file stalls, does not transfer.

04-27-2004 21:14

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It did not work for me at all... :-/

04-28-2004 02:10

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Odd, it worked for me using Safari on both machines... I wonder what's going on...

04-28-2004 19:25

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No, I mean the App did not work at all.

04-28-2004 22:49

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Of course it stalls, the address is not valid ( error 404: there is no file at the given address )

04-28-2004 23:48

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Mathew, did you try the second link? The first link was giving me trouble because of the 4 character suffix.

As far as the app not working... I have no idea what's going on. I know some people have downloaded it and tested it and it worked. It works for me when I try on 2 different machines too.


04-29-2004 20:56

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quote:
No, I mean the App did not work at all.


Necer mind, take that back.

04-29-2004 22:58

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>>>
Mathew, did you try the second link? The first link was giving me trouble because of the 4 character suffix.

As far as the app not working... I have no idea what's going on. I know some people have downloaded it and tested it and it worked. It works for me when I try on 2 different machines too.
>>>

D'oh! It works fine... downloading now, expect feedback later...

04-29-2004 23:20

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Good game, good graphs but please remove that sound that plays forever! ( aow, aow, aow, aow, etc. )

05-02-2004 02:13

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Beta 2 is available!

http://www.sinthesisent.com/cANTstopbeta2.sit

It features:

-Better map appearance.
-2 new (untested) level
-A new character - a snail that blocks your path and requires one complete scent arrow to move it. The AI for it is about 90% done.
-An intro screen (click to skip)
-3 levels of sound effect audio (hit the "N" key to lower it)
-ability to mute the "badow" sound when an ant is spawned by pressing the period key.
-some minor bug fixes and AI tweaks.
-better collision with water (not as easy to die by water now) and fixed water level.

I think that's about it off the top of my head.


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