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Explode!
« on: June 09, 2008, 12:26:04 AM »
Explode! v1.0

A Columns-Like Arcade Game
by nkk (June 2008)

EDIT :
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FINAL UPDATE :

For those who have already downloaded the game :

Explode_v1.1patch

Others can download the updated version from the link below.
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Introduction :

Take Tetris. Add some excitement and panic. Mix up some exploding bombs. And you get Explode! Soldier! we've been attacked by so called "Three-celled aliens"! your job is to blast them apart before they reach the earth! Using our technology, we can make them change their body structure but we can't stop them from falling on earth.You've to rotate those three-cell long blocks to blast them by putting three of them together!(er..why?? well they get unstable on touching two of their kins :P) Or you can create "Explode" and blast the hell out of them! Help out Boom The Bomb to burst and avoid them from There're infinite number of these "Three-Celled aliens". So,all i can say is Good Luck! (yes, I know..lame story...but wth..do we really need a story in an arcade game? :P)
Download :

Windows :

Explode v1.0 (4.2 mb)
http://nkk.phatcode.net/Stuff/Explode.exe

Explode v1.0 (No Music Version) (1.30 mb)
http://nkk.phatcode.net/Stuff/Explode_nosnd.exe

Linux :

Explode (5.14 mb)
« Last Edit: June 14, 2008, 12:10:51 PM by nkk_kan »

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Re: Explode!
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 03:21:01 PM »
I managed to make the game crash while playing Arcade  :'(.

I like the bombdude oi!

I'm not fond of the blue font on blue background.
I would like to have a reversed rotation too.

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Re: Explode!
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008, 04:33:13 PM »
The game felt a tad too fast to play on the arcade mode. Will try later. But looks quite nice. Love the bomb tracking the falling piece with his eyes. Fun!

Beside that, it seems that the game always crashes when I'm supposed to lose a game and an explosion to happen. Please fix this.

Also, your music tracks crash on my PC for some reason. I recommend converting them to OGG format. OGG never crashed programs on my PC.
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Re: Explode!
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008, 06:05:37 PM »
The Game is not that fast. Actually, It looks fast because you're not accustomed to the controls.
After you play some games, you should be comfortable with it.  If you still feel it's fast, you can change the fallspeed (Third Option) to 0.1 to reduce speed.
Oh and By the way, pressing "p" pauses the game.

The game crash bugs have been fixed.

@ BadMrBox : The Reverse feature has been added in this bugfix!  ;D

For those who think my blue fonts suck, Here's a replacement. Just extract and overwrite the contents in sprites directory.

scorpsoft_font_normal.rar

For those who've already downloaded the game. Here's the bugfix.

bugfix_update.zip

Others can download the fixed version from the first post.

Sorry about the stupid game crash bug...

have fun  :D
« Last Edit: June 10, 2008, 04:33:51 PM by nkk_kan »

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Re: Explode!
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008, 06:08:08 PM »
*bump!*

Linux Version Available Now!  :P

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Re: Explode!
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 02:49:09 PM »
Shouldn't you call the game for a Columns/Jewels like game instead for Tetris-like?

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Re: Explode!
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008, 03:37:11 PM »
I still have some issues with the game. Like the default speed. Ok, some might say the speed option is a good idea, but I don't like such parameters in games, despite your effecting the game scoring.

Also, I don't like how the exploding was executed (too fast and somewhat clumsy), and I noticed a bug or two (a piece being frozed in mid-air). And I don't see the score bar mentioned in the help. What am I missing?
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Re: Explode!
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2008, 05:24:32 PM »
This game runs quite smoothly. :D
I would just suggest a different menu font (because I couldn't read it :P), and maybe a camera shake and longer duration for the explosions. ;)

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Re: Explode!
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2008, 06:06:47 PM »
*Cough*

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For those who think my blue fonts suck, Here's a replacement. Just extract and overwrite the contents in sprites directory.

scorpsoft_font_normal.rar

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Re: Explode!
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2008, 05:37:30 AM »
oh darn! i knew i forgot something  :-X

I forgot to update the help file...

and yeah the explodes should have been longer..but i thought that something long would break the speed/rhythm..
However, i agree its clumsy..

@Lachie : The main reason i keep such options is because i like to give player some room for tweaks and so that they can choose what they're comfortable with.
Glad that someone liked the default speed. :P
And about that bug(floating pieces) Lachie..i've been trying to reproduce that one for ages..and haven't succeeded yet..so, It shouldn't be happening to frequently..i guess i need to get better block falling algo..

@BadMrBox : i guess i should go try those games...

@Kristopher : Yeah , Camera shakes would be cool  :P why the heck didn't i think that..
It runs smooth because is use Fbgfx :P (Fbgfx ftw!)

anyways, i'm going to add some new features in the version 2 (still not decided though)....
If i'll work on it then it'll have...Smoother gameplay(i don't like the snap effect when it comes to bottom and the side movement is still jerky)...more tweakable game options...network probably..
i've some more ideas to add in this..

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Re: Explode!
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2008, 03:22:32 PM »
You have never played Columns? It's rather alike your game (except it has jewels instead of boxes with letters).
There's a screenshot of the arcade version somewhere further down on this page http://www.system16.com/hardware.php?id=705&gid=1885

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Re: Explode!
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2008, 04:00:35 PM »
Ahh... yes it's more Columns-like then Tetris-like..
Well, i did play a game like this before but it was in japanese..
so i didn't know what it was called :P

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Re: Explode!
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2008, 11:53:52 AM »
*Bump*
Final Update!

1. More Rows Added.
2. Plasma Bar added.
3. The Block gradually comes in now.
4. Updated help.
5. Now you can select speeds from 0.02 to 0.40 (there you go slow pokes ;])
6. Now you can Left click on Fallspeed to increase it and right click to decrease it.

Also , I recommend everyone who still have Blue font in their menu to get the green fonts..as they're shipped with the game now.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2008, 12:09:06 PM by nkk_kan »

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Re: Explode!
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2008, 04:49:28 PM »
I much better version. As you see, I scored it with 12/20 for FBGD. The gameplay won for me, and I loved the end level animation. BOOOOM!

Sorry Pritchard, I couldn't wait for your new FBGD staff rating. Not sure if you would agree with mine.
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