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This blog is for my college games development assignment


Debugging items

When debugging in game maker I needed to place a break point. These can be seen below:Then I clicked the debug button to launch the debug preview. The debug button is the little bug (hence de-bug)In this case, my code will stop running once a player makes contact with objCoin. From there the game will pause and I can step through the program. The keys available are in order, continue, pause, restart, stop, step in, step over, step out and the X is end debugging session. Continue, pause...

By James Harrison, 14 June, 2018, 15:44


Test Plan

Test No.Test PlanProof1.Players will be able to move with WASD2.Players will be able to fire the weapon using left click3.Hitting a mob with the missiles will damage there health/kill them4.Users will be prompted with a mathematical equation which will need solving to open the loot bag 5.Entering the incorrect answer will destroy the bagCurrently not working, in development6.Entering null or erroneous error will display an error.Currently not working, in development7.Entering the correct da...

By James Harrison, 14 June, 2018, 15:15


Game Maker update

I have learnt all game maker code from scratch so I am trying to do some new things which i have never done before. I have used the gamer maker libraries and basic knowledge of code to develop what I have and I am going to include some examples.This is the code from the objEnemy which then checks if the enemy is being targets. If not it makes the enemy randomly stroll the map. If the enemy is targeted it makes it way towards the player.  The last line then repeats the alarm with a random ti...

By James Harrison, 24 May, 2018, 15:15


Game Maker update

I have progressed quite a lot in my game. I am yet to implement the educational aspect but the basic functionality is there.What I have added so farRandom spawning mobsAbility for player to damage and kill mobsMobs will respond by following player and attackingPlayers health GUI will change depending on their health at the moment a dead player closes the game.Mobs will drop 1-3 coins for a player to pickup. A visible player coin counter is on the bottom left.What i need to doAdd a loot syst...

By James Harrison, 21 May, 2018, 16:11


Game Maker update

In this game maker update, I have added some awesome looking walking animations as well as the player twisting left and right when walking. There is also a camera which follows the player aroundToDo Bugs:1. Fixed player being able to walk off the end of the map.ToDo Features1. Add mobs2. Make map infinite?...

By James Harrison, 17 May, 2018, 15:11