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Factory

2012-08-27 10:40:37 by matt-likes-swords

73/110 map screens done...

Factory


Caves

2012-08-19 19:30:36 by matt-likes-swords

Weekly map post...

Caves


Towns

2012-08-12 14:11:49 by matt-likes-swords

Gonna have a few towns this time round.
The whole world is probably going to be roughly twice the size of the one in EBF3.

Towns


trees

2012-08-04 15:04:18 by matt-likes-swords

Looks like I'll be making maps for a while. ):

trees


Maps

2012-07-26 17:34:04 by matt-likes-swords
Updated

That's me finished the map system for EBF4, check it out.
It's set up for a bit more puzzles this time, and supports both mouse and keyboard controls.

Also, Godcat creating and destroying the world:

Maps


Plot!

2012-07-03 09:14:14 by matt-likes-swords

So I've stolen Zelda's style for EBF4's cutscenes...

Plot!


Menus

2012-06-17 11:59:01 by matt-likes-swords

Heya buddies.

Here's a wee demo of some of the upgrade and item menus in EBF4.

Menus


EBF4 50% done?

2012-06-05 21:25:33 by matt-likes-swords
Updated

I'm working on Epic Battle Fantasy 4 full time now, so I should manage to make weekly posts on here again.
I reckon the game's around 50% done, and I'm hoping that's not too optimistic.

Below is a screenshot of the new interface, which is a fair bit more graphical compared to the old one.

I've also made a Twitter account for posting more frequent updates, if anyone's interested in following me on there.

EBF4 50% done?


Great News!

2012-05-20 12:26:49 by matt-likes-swords

Just finished my exams and now I'm done with school forever!!

I'd like to say I'm a full-time game developer now, but I'm probably just going to do nothing for a while.

Also, I uploaded my dissertation about Flash game development, just in case anyone's interested in having a look at it.


Flash CS5.5?

2012-03-26 18:13:05 by matt-likes-swords

Anyone have much experience using Flash CS5 or CS5.5?
My demo expired before I managed to play around with it very much...

I noticed it's got some new features for managing projects across several files and sharing symbols.
How well does that work? Could I compile a lot of .fla files into a single .swf file? Do you get any sort of library conflicts?
I'll probably not be able to compile EBF4 if I keep it in one file this time...

Also, what sort of system specs do you think I'll need to get really smooth performance out of it?
I'm planning on getting a new machine soon-ish, and finally upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.
I don't know if I should get an amazing machine, or if better project organization would be enough to make Flash run a lot faster.

Anyway, just interested to hear from someone who's done any development in the newer versions of Flash.
I'm still using CS3 & 8 for now.

Flash CS5.5?