Hey, I make a game every month or so and this one’s a fighting game. I love fighting games, I play a lot, but I’m not super tournament guy. I just started listenin to Wakeup Shoryuken in like-- November, so be gentle.
Ok so this game is a free browser game-- I KNOW, games suck on keyboards, I hate keyboards, so I’m trying to make the controls as easy as possible. I want this game to be really easy to slip into, but also FEEL like a real fighting game.
So you never have to read a giant bible of combos, and you don’t have to keep an eye on your hyper-tension gauge or anything crazy, but it’s still (hopefully) fun. Maybe it’s for people who don’t buy a lot of games, maybe it’s for all the 8 yr-olds who grew up on Modern Warfare, I dunno.
It’s a work-in-progress; I steamed ahead n made 4 characters, and now I’ve stopped for a sec to look at what I’ve got.
The first guy is the all-round no-thrills flamenco dancer/matador.
The 2nd guy is slightly different from that, and has a weird launch move.
The 3rd guy is completely different, a grappler, has a kind-of stun move and a running throw. I might add an air-throw actually aswell.
The 4th guy is fucking weird; can’t run or jump, but has stronger attacks than anyone else, a projectile (sort of), and an anti-air.
Totally work-in-progress, nothing’s concrete, I jus thought I’d stop n see what YOU GUYS think. I know it’s not super-fast crazy tournament game, but hey- who else am I gonna go to for fighting game advice?
Is this all too slow? Are the characters boring? Do I need projectiles? Are the controls dumb? Should guys bounce off each other when they hit in the air? Is a combo-counter NECESSARY? Should they bounce off walls? Is it dumb that they get up automatically? Is it full of dumb cheap infinites? Am I an idiot to not have the game pause slightly when you hit a guy? How could this be more fun? What does this game need? What should I get rid of? What should the 5th guy be? and so on and so on…
Here’s a log I update while I’m makin it, if you’re interested.
Oh btw the computer AI sucks. I’m not very good at games, so my AI is also never any good at games either. I’m really stuck with that, this is as difficult as I can get it right now.