Tag Archives: 2D

Slot Bonanza for Windows 8 (porting)

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Project: Slot Bonanza for Windows 8
Client: Infi Apps (contracted by Plunge Interactive, studio responsible of the porting)
Genre: Slot Machine, Free to Play
Platform: Windows 8/Windows RT
Job description: Programmer (Porting)
Technologies: .NET 4.5, C#, MonoGame 3.0 Beta, Facebook C# SDK, Json.NET, BugSense, Sprite Sheet Packer, Visual Studio Express 2012 For Windows, Visual Studio Express 2012 For Windows Phone (as tool to compile assets for MonoGame project, with help of XNA 4.0)
Link: Slot Bonanza on the Microsoft Store

Description

For this job I worked as a remote freelance to the studio responsible to the porting project.

This project is a port of the original game from iOS to Windows 8 (Windows RT). I had to rewritten from scracth the original Objective-C code, based on Cocos2d framework, to .NET/C# and MonoGame framework, and also had to adapt the game to the requirements of Windows RT platform.

Ninja Runner (Cancelled Prototype)

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Project: Ninja Runner
Genre: 2D Runner
Platform: Web
Job description: Game Programmer
Technologies: Flash, Action Script 3, Flash Punk, Flash Develop
Source code: https://github.com/VisualStudioEX3/NinjaRunnerPrototype
Link: Play Ninja Runner Prototype

Credits

José Miguel Sánchez Fernández
Game Programmer

Ruben Barroso Heredia (*)
Game Designer, Graphic Designer

(*) Disclaimer: At the end of the project and in the future, I'm no longer related, supported or associated with this person, Ruben Barroso Heredia, and I'm not responsible for their legal or illegal activities related directly or indirectly with the video game industry or related business, including false professional experience accreditation or related training jobs in this area as teacher.

Description

A cancelled vertical 2D runner. Its current state is a playable prototype with some of the elements and mechanics designed, it's the result of a work of few evenings.

The cancellation of this project is a result of several discursions between the artist and me for the way to manage the future of this project and posible creation of own studio.

Escape from Hell

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Project: Escape From Hell
Studio: Undead Code Studios
Genre: 2D Platformer Adventure
Platform: Web
Job description: Game Programmer, Technical Artist & VFX
Technologies: Flash, Action Script 3, Flixel, Flash Develop, MochiAds
Source code: https://github.com/VisualStudioEX3/EscapeFromHell
Link: Play Escape From Hell

Credits

Eduardo Millan
Producer

José Miguel Sánchez Fernández
Game Programmer, Technical Artist & VFX

Cristina Pinilla Fernandez
Text Revisions (English localization)

Ruben Barroso Heredia (*)
Game Designer, Graphic Designer, Level Designer

(*) Disclaimer: I and the rest of the team, after the publication of the project and in the future, we are no longer related, supported or associated with this person, Ruben Barroso Heredia, and we are not responsible for their legal or illegal activities related directly or indirectly, with the video game industry or related business, including false professional experience accreditation or related training jobs in this area as teacher.

Description

An old school 2D platformer adventure, with fixed scenes, without scroll, with a basic mechanic of jump and run, and the special ability to buried underground in some places, for avoiding enemies or pass through some obstacles.

In addition to programming the game, other tasks where I been involved was VFX enhancement in the final art in scene, simulate some post-process effects with the Flash render limitations, like vignetting or dinamic brightness for backgrounds, and guide the artist in how to prepare and optimized the final assets to use in the game.

Aquanoid

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Project: Aquanoid
Studio: Undead Code Studios
Genre: Arcade
Platform: Web
Job description: Game Designer, Game Programmer
Technologies: Flash, Action Script 3, Flixel, Flash Develop, as3sfxr, MochiAds
Source code: https://github.com/VisualStudioEX3/Aquanoid
Link: Play Aquanoid

Credits

Eduardo Millan
Producer

José Miguel Sánchez Fernández
Game Designer, Game Programmer

Cristina Pinilla Fernandez
Text Revisions (English localization)

Ruben Barroso Heredia (*)
Graphic Designer, Level Designer

(*) Disclaimer: I and the rest of the team, after the publication of the project and in the future, we are no longer related, supported or associated with this person, Ruben Barroso Heredia, and we are not responsible for their legal or illegal activities related directly or indirectly, with the video game industry or related business, including false professional experience accreditation or related training jobs in this area as teacher.

Description

An Arkanoid game with altered mechanic: the pad/player float on water. The water level goes up every few seconds. The player dies if reach the block level or the ball touch the water.

This game is based on my version of Aquanoid for the Game Jam on Campus Party España 2008.

Grey Infection

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Project: Grey Infection
Studio: Undead Code Studios
Genre: 2D Puzzle-Platformer Adventure
Platform: XBox360 (XBox Live Indie Games)
Job description: Game Engine Programmer, Game Programmer, Technical Artist & VFX
Technologies: .NET 4.0, C#, XNA 4.0, TLSA.Engine (own XNA Game Engine), Visual Studio Express 2010
Link: Grey Infection page on XBox Marketplace
Source code: https://github.com/VisualStudioEX3/Grey-Infection

Credits

Eduardo Millan
Producer, Game Designer, Level Designer

José Miguel Sánchez Fernández
Game Engine Programmer, Game Programmer, Technical Artist & VFX

Pablo Delgado (Guybrush Threepwood)
Music Composer

Cristina Pinilla Fernandez
Text Revisions (English localization)

Ruben Barroso Heredia (*)
Graphic Designer

(*) Disclaimer: I and the rest of the team, after the publication of the project and in the future, we are no longer related, supported or associated with this person, Ruben Barroso Heredia, and we are not responsible for their legal or illegal activities related directly or indirectly, with the video game industry or related business, including false professional experience accreditation or related training jobs in this area as teacher.

Description

My first professional game developed in a game studio. A 2D Puzzle-Platformer Adventure, based on White & World, a Game Jam project in which some members of the team worked, and that you can found in this portfolio.

The game mechanic basically is destroy the enemies, in the correct order, to create or destroy parts of the level, to reach the exit point. The exit point can only be enable when the all enemies are eliminated.

The game was developed using an own XNA based game engine, TLSA.Engine, a newer version of my old game engine TLSA Engine (based on Visual Basic 6.0 and dx_lib32, an own game framework).

In addition to programming the game and the engine, other tasks where I been involved was VFX enhancement in the final art in scene, simulate some post-process effects, like the glitch effect, UI visual design of the main menu and their elements, several background live visual elements and effects in most of the levels, and guide the artist in how to prepare and optimized the final assets to use in the game.

Reviews

A few reviews in specialized spanish game blogs:

Pulpetes Forever

Details

Project: Pulpetes Forever
Genre: 2D Puzzle-Realtime strategy
Platform: Windows
Job description: Game Programmer
Technologies: .NET 4.0, C#, XNA 4.0, TLSA.Engine (own XNA Game Engine), Visual Studio Express 2010
Dev blog: http://ex3perience.wordpress.com/category/compo-cpes15/ (ES)

Credits

Eduardo Millan 
Producer, Game Designer, Level Designer
José Zanni 
Graphic Designer
José Miguel Sánchez Fernández 
Game Programmer

Description

A project for the Game Jam in GameDev area of Campus Party España 2011. A game inspired in the classic Lemming. The game was programmed with TLSA.Engine, a new version of my old game engine in Visual Basic 6.0 and dx_lib32 (an own game framework). This version is based in .NET, C# and XNA.

The restrictions of the Game Jam were: octopus, teleports and randomness.

White & World

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Project: White & World
Genre: 2D Platform-Puzzle Adventure
Platform: Web
Job description: Graphics Designer Support
Technologies: Flash, Action Script 2
Dev blog: https://ex3perience.wordpress.com/category/compo-rapida-cp2k10/ (ES)
Link: Play White & World

Credits

Eduardo Millan 
Producer, Game Designer
José Zanni 
Game Programmer, Graphic Designer
José Miguel Sánchez Fernández
Graphic Designer Support

Description

1º place on Game Jam of Campus Party España 2010.

A project for the Game Jam in GameDev area of Campus Party España 2010. A 2D platformer-puzzle adventure with the mechanic of create and destroy by the action of eliminate the enemies in the correct order.

The restrictions of the Game Jam were: black & white theme, puzzles, create & destroy.

P.D.: At the beginning, the idea was a I will program the game, in Visual Basic 6.0 with the TLSA Engine, a unfinished own game engine based on dx_lib32 (an own game framework) that can be found in this portfolio. The early prototype was made with it, but at last hour, we decided to use Flash for the final development.

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TLSA Engine

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Project: TLSA Engine
Genre: 2D Game Engine +SDK
Platform: Windows
Job description: Programmer
Technologies: Visual Basic 6.0, dx_lib32 (own game framework), XInput
Languages supported: Visual Basic 6.0

Description

A 2D Game Engine based on dx_lib32 Project, with the purpose of develop a 2D platform game like Flashback or Another World.

  • Entity object oriented engine, trying to simulate the XNA architecture.
  • 2D graphic engine multilayer sprite based, implement a control point map to manage easily multiple textures and transformations in a group object (to create complex animations, based in multiple pieces, with independent sprite animations), simple camera (with support to define multiple scene cameras, to switch between them easily).
  • 2D audio engine, with support for basic effects and spatial system to simulate distances and position listenings.
  • Simple game input engine, bases on actions, which can define multiple input (keyboard, mouse and joysticks or gamepads), with Force Feedback support and XInput support for XBox 360 Gamepad.
  • Basic collision engine, with multiple layer collision, spacial partition, raytracer and force emitters (to simulate explosions or black holes).
  • WYSIWYG level editor with flow controls (play, pause and restart scene during the debug), scene physics designer, an audio areas designer (for applying effects and emitters) that uses the physics defined in the scene, and visual debugger.
  • Input editor to create profiles input files, with define actions and her input controls, to import in the game engine easily.

The first versions of the engine development are from 2005 and 2006. The last version, reprogrammed from zero, started development during the summer of 2009, and during until the last built, in summer of 2010.

This game engine is not finished, because the complexity to develop a project as this in Visual Basic 6.0. The game engine was used in few projects, mostly a prototypes.

Aquanoid (CP2K8)

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Project: Aquanoid (CP2K8)
Genre: Arcade
Platform: Windows
Job description: Game Programmer, Graphic Designer, Level Designer
Technologies: .NET 3.5, Visual Basic .NET, C#, dx_lib32 (own game framework), Visual Studio Express 2008, MS Paint (as level editor)

Description

A project for the Game Jam in GameDev area of Campus Party España 2008. This an Arkanoid game with altered mechanic: the pad/player float on water. The water level goes up every few seconds. The player dies if reach the block level or the ball touch the water.

The game defines her levels with small bitmaps images of 12x12 pixels, where the color pixel defines the type of block.

The restrictions in this Game Jam were: water, puzzles and comic style.

dx_lib32 Project

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Project: dx_lib32
Genre: Game Framework
Platform: Windows
Job description: Programmer
Technologies: Visual Basic 6.0, Win32 API, DirectX 8.1, OGG Vorbis
Languages supported: Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Basic .NET, C#, C++ (in theory, any language which can support ActiveX technology)
Download: This binaries are 2.2.0 version. Last version, 2.2.1, is only available as source code:
    - Development Kit (for development. Contains Compiled HTML documentation reference, Visual Basic 6.0 and VB .NET code samples and runtime dlls)
    - User Redistributable (only runtime dlls for running any program or game developed with dx_lib32 2.2.0)
Source code:
 https://github.com/VisualStudioEX3/dx_lib32

Description

Game framework or API (or also wrapper) that enable to access the power of DirectX APIs to Visual Basic 6.0 developers. A simple framework composed of 5 specialised classes: a graphics class, an audio playback class, a game input device manager class, a video playback class and a helper class with a set of functions to cover multiple needs.

It's compiled as an ActiveX DLL, with a minimum dependency libraries (the Visual  Basic 6.0 runtime, the ActiveX library to connect with the DirectX 8.1 API, and the OGG Vorbis libraries), included in the setup, and it's compatible with any version of Windows, from Windows 98 to the current Windows 10 (desktop version only) and future Windows with Win32 and DirectX 8.1 support (today, it's working properly on Windows 10).

The project started development in early 2001, under DirectX 7 API (changed to DirectX 8.1 in 2002). The first functional version was released in 2004, with only a set of program samples as documentation reference and a forum to consult doubts. The second version was released in early 2006, with a full set of program samples, in Visual Basic 6.0 and .NET formats, and with a full API reference documentation in Windows Helper format. The final version, after several bugs fixed and new functionalities, was released as open source project in GitHub in middle of 2012.

Some user projects made with dx_lib32