I've decided I'm going to try to get back into Game Making.
However, while searching around for some tutorials for Game Maker, I discovered a program that is quite similar:
Fascinated with a free game maker I tried it out.
It uses the python scripting language, which would be harder to learn over GML, which I know a fair amount about, but the software itself does alot of things for you using behaviours.
I don't know if you guys know about this already, but I thought it was cool, so I decided to inform you guys.
I think the game I want to make is a platformer.
I've only tried a platformer once, and I kinda got muddled with it.
I decided this time I would take a different approach to this.
I'm going to do all the story, the level design, and the art/sprites first
So far I only got ideas.
The theme, at the moment is Pirates.
An odd choice, but I've never really seen a pirate platformer before, and it would just be cool if there was one.
The closest game I can think of is Wario Land, so I'm gonna use that for inspiration.
WARNING: From this point onwards this blog will be used for my brainstorming so you can ignore if you wish:
Character Concepts (W.I.P):
So far I've only got pegged down the main character and his sidekick:
The player of the game. He's gonna be a bit like Wario, short 'n' chubby,
but he uses a scimitar as a weapon. He can also weild additional gun pickups.
First mate of the old cappin', Big, fairly burly, wears an eyepatch.
Got his namesake due to loosin his tooth from a bet he made when he and Cid were kids, involving a wrench, a bull, and a waffle iron.
Story (very much W.I.P):
Pirating is a dying trade. and Cid is struggling to keep up the family business.
People these days are either too snobbish, or sober to be enlisting in such a dangerous career choice.
While searching the family ship:'The Bloated Eel' for loot to pay off the bills, Cid discovered the travel journel of his great great grandfather
"Fish Beard" (can't think of a better name at the moment...).
Fish Beard wrote of the many places he had been, the treasures he had looted, the women he had err... courted, but what interested Cid the most, was a story about an ancient treasure; [insert treasure name here]
He had even drawn a map leading to its location.
(insert map here)
Why the old tyrant never persued it, Cid never knew, but this missed opportunity for ol' granpappy was an ideal solution to Cid's money problems, (at least for a while...).
So with book in hand, Cid gave the orders to Gappy Pete to raise the sail, and set course for [insert island name here], well that was the initial plan, but Pete reminded Cid that he had already sold the sail to the local women's social club.
Looks like its up to you, The Player, to sort this mess out.