News Archives - 2014
2014.12.12 - Servbot Roundup v2
So for probably about eight months now, MML3 Servbot Roundup hasn't been able to submit leaderboard times. Haven't thought much about fixing it in all that time however, simply because there was no reason for it to stop working. Nothing changed on the game's end, so what could have happened?
Never did figure it out, but we did discover that it submits fine as a desktop standalone; the Unity Web Player was clearly the issue. This, combined with the Web Player's imminent obsoletion as Unity marches towards WebGL, further combined with the common performance issues encountered on the Web Player, prompted fAB and I to remove the browser-playable version and re-release it as a downloadable title for both Windows and Mac.
This comes with a few additional update perks (such as a new Level 4 and other minor improvements), and we've also reset the leaderboards (the originals are archived). With the competition cleared now's the time to reclaim your throne or rise to the top anew, so head on over to the game's page and get downloading!
2014.12.08 - SuperDanny Powered Up v2!
SD Powered Up v2.0 has been released! I set out to make a small v1.2 update to wrap up a few tweaks and bug fixes, and two months later I found myself with v2.0... Seems to be how things are done around here, for better or worse.
As the tweaks and improvements started escalating my underlying goal became improving the game from a design perspective, as good game design wasn't a primary concern with this project so much as enjoying the creative process. For example, so far as I could tell it wasn't possible to defeat Quick Man buster-only without taking severe damage regardless of skill level. Any boss where you can't possibly hope to win without getting beaten to a pulp in the process generally falls under bad game design in my book, and it's things like this that I set out to fix.
This massive update makes for the definitive version of the game, and will hopefully be its final. If you've already played and enjoyed the game at all v2 is definitely worth a download, and if you're a newcomer there's never been a better time to do so. Head on over to the game's page to download it and check out the full release notes!
2014.09.04 - New Life for Old Games
Today marks the 10 year anniversary since I first installed Game Maker 5.3 and took up game development, so I thought it might be an appropriate occasion for some new content. Hope you enjoy!