by DevonX

Posted on March 31, 2007 at 6:46 PM

This game actually started off as an example that I was going to post as how to make an instance run away frmo something and take cover, but then I decided to make a game using it. So here is the birth of Hidden.
This is actually a fairly fun game, but it's also a bit hard. You mainly go around sniping theives.

As you can see, the player and theif graphics are a bit out of tune, so if any knows or is a sprite that would like to help with that, I thank you.

Any idea's of things to add? I am going to do my best to do the following:

-Online Mode
-Story Mode
-Better Lighting Engine
-More Cheat Codes

Oh yeah, you can press CTRL + Q to enter in a cheat code. I hope someone figures them out, because I don't want complaining.

Sorry to those who hate it, but it is full screen and reduces your resolution to 640*480. For some reason the lighting goes retarded when it's not like that. I think it's because of the way surfaces work.

Thanks for viewing and please give your suggestions / addition options!!!

Crane-ium commented March 31, 2007 at 8:58 PM
Umm...I didn't really see what there was to do in the game itself? It looked actually like a cool idea, but was lacking many elements. There is only one theif, and is there a way to die or earn points or something? Also, the graphics were kinda...lame...

But I see you probably have a good basis for a game...just keep working on it. 8/10.
Cesque commented March 31, 2007 at 9:09 PM
I guess any self-made, not even very artistic sprite would be better than a ball... it's not that hard to draw a human top-down, come on ;)

Also, I don't think Rammstein music fits in and turning off the flashlight is a bit useless - it would be cool if this let you sneak on the thieves or something.

Beside that, it's an interesting idea, and the light effects fit in.
noshenim commented March 31, 2007 at 10:24 PM
to sneak on theives, turn the flashlight off...
I think that the music sucks.
DevonX commented April 01, 2007 at 3:14 AM
Yeah, this is a VERY early geta, if you read the description, you would know that I know the people sprites suck, thats why I need a spriter.... cuz i suck.

...There is only one theif...

No, actually there is four theives, when you kill one, another one appears somewhere else that you can't see in the level.

I know it still overall sucks, but it won't in the future.
Crane-ium commented April 01, 2007 at 4:45 AM
What I meant...is that there is only one type of theif...

Not just one theif...and I know they respawn, it would take a total idiot not to realize that...
brainfade commented April 01, 2007 at 11:16 AM
Quite good, but like evryone else says, spriting should be your main focus. I like the way the theives are hiding and then when found, panic and run!
The music owns; I love Rammstein :D

7/10, but im sure this will improve vastly, what you have could be a great game.
Ice of sweden commented April 01, 2007 at 2:18 PM
pretty good. Should be a minigame. You need to kill as many thieves in 5 minutes or something. 8/10
Please give out a lamp example.
DevonX commented April 01, 2007 at 3:27 PM
alright, ill give a lighting example :)
DevonX commented April 01, 2007 at 6:52 PM
Oh, since nobody is going to figure them out, here are two cheat codes:

Toggle Lighting System - supersight
Toggle Fast Character - speedster
omgaghost commented April 02, 2007 at 12:55 AM
Here is my full rating
music:7/10, german?
graphics: 6/10, nice flashlight, but character coulda been better
gameplay: 10/10, fun!
overall: 23/30 yay
SquareWheel commented April 02, 2007 at 5:08 AM
Omgaghost, why would you rate music the same as gameplay?
Lapixx commented April 02, 2007 at 12:24 PM
Can we see the Lightning example yet? :P Nice start of a game... you should make some pick ups, like keys to open doors or something... well, it is still WIP, so i don't rate it... yet

JID commented April 02, 2007 at 8:13 PM
It's good but it gets a tad dull after a little while.
7/10 I like it but I wish there was more to it.
DevonX commented April 03, 2007 at 12:07 AM
As I think I have said a while ago, this is a very early version. I just couldn't wait for opinions, so if you all like it then I'll keep working on it.
Lapixx commented April 03, 2007 at 5:21 AM
I've one thing to notice: Shooting thieves? I think that not many people shoot thieves... Perhaps you can change this in something else... like "real" criminals, or monsters (fits in the dark rooms ;) ) well, i'm looking forward to a new update :)

Bob - 11500k commented April 03, 2007 at 9:36 AM
It's kind of fun. Mabey later you could kill theives with a knife or something. 9/10. You said in your first post that you were going to make it online, what do you mean?

I tried making a guy that walks up here
Hopefully it is a link [:?] .
Bob - 11500k commented April 03, 2007 at 9:37 AM
Hoo-ray it links, but I animated it in Game Maker so it doesn't loop [=(] .
noshenim commented April 03, 2007 at 11:24 PM
@bob when i first saw that image i thought it was a guy throwing up or something
Lapixx commented April 04, 2007 at 5:32 AM
Can you blur the flashlight effect a bit? It will look better I think.
Bob - 11500k commented April 04, 2007 at 7:28 AM
_Player_ how could you think it's a guy throwing up? And does that mean it's good?
DevonX commented April 04, 2007 at 11:10 PM
yeah, I'll blur the flashlight, that won't be to hard, it's all just a giant surface being drawn with a subtractive blend mode to black out anything not seen by a light.

but yeah.... i think im just gonna go to work making my own character sprites... just to keep with my style, um.... *thinks...*

oh yeah, I'll make it so you can just put random music into the game folder and it will all be randomly played, so you can put in what you think fits best.

um...*thinks again..* oh yeah,
You said in your first post that you were going to make it online, what do you mean?

What i meant by that is, if you have ever played non-team online halo:pc slayer, you know exactly how its going to be.
but for those that don't know, you basically go around sniping other players and have fun like that. Maybe I'll add some kind of CTF.... so yeah, there's online for ya,

well... i think this is enough for one comment.
noshenim commented April 05, 2007 at 1:18 AM
@bob If you know that it's supposed to be an overhead view it's good.
I thought the hair was the stuff and ya sorta.
I don't know