## Volcano Star - simple sandbox game

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MikeeyBikeey
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### Volcano Star - simple sandbox game

I made my first game with love(2D)! It's a simple 2D sandbox game.

You can download it on itch. Has both the executable and the love file.

When some star fairies decay, they become volcano beasts! Destroy the volcano star to save the star fairy from eternal decay.

Love2D was a blast to work with! The source code is also available on Github. Have fun reporting issues or ideas you would like to see in the game.

Thanks for reading. Feedback is welcomed. Have fun .
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BrotSagtMist
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### Re: Volcano Star - simple sandbox game

Just finished it, very good gameplay.
You should continue adding some side quests , it was quite disappointing to build a big base just to finish the game directly after that.
This is too good of a game to keep it that short.
Controls are quite hectic with only one tool button. Would greatly improve by adding more, maybe bind the tool row to the number keys?
The winning message plays in terminal, who is able to read that?
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MikeeyBikeey
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### Re: Volcano Star - simple sandbox game

Thanks for playing my game BrotSagtMist! I'm happy you enjoyed the gameplay .
Sorry for the shortage of content, I didn't know if anyone wanted to play past the volcano boss, I'm happy to be wrong.
For tool row swapping, I could copy Stardew Valley with the tab key swapping rows.
As for side quests, I wanted every star to have its own boss, music, and enemies.
I was also thinking it would be a good idea to have the 'F' key auto-eat food from your pack.

Also, I left those console messages there as an easter egg, I'm surprised you found them so quickly! Good job BrotSagtMist.

Thanks for your feedback, it's greatly appreciated.

~ Best regards Mike
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### Re: Volcano Star - simple sandbox game

Honestly the way you manage mobs with tags and the way you add them to the table is somewhat mind blowing to me, especially because I really didn't know you can do this:

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self.mobs[mob] = mob.id or self.next_id
(like adding the mob table as key (?) and set the actual value to something else like an int or bool.)

And I'm "tinkering" with LOVE and Lua a while now.

Are there any major disadvantages to doing this? Maybe being dependent on using pairs instead of other alternatives ([possibly] slower, not sorted)?

I feel so utterly stupid for not knowing this and seeing you organized your code in general makes me feel like there's still a lot to learn on my end.
I made my first game with love(2D)! It's a simple 2D sandbox game.
You're killing me here you know
MikeeyBikeey
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### Re: Volcano Star - simple sandbox game

Hey MadByte, thanks for the feedback.
I indexed the mobs with tables because I found it was easy to implement, and I was in a rush to get it done before the birthday, but it did bug me little that the rendering order would sometimes change when a mob was added or removed.
If I was to do it again, I think I would use an array instead.

Thanks for taking the time to look under the hood and provide some feedback on that part of the game.
Programming is my favorite part of creating a game, and I love talking about it!
This is my first game made with LOVE, but it's not my first game. To be honest, I think I learned the most from RustLang.
Also, Knights: Quest for Gems looks really cool, I would love to know when it is done.

~ Best of luck! Mike
Gunroar:Cannon()
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### Re: Volcano Star - simple sandbox game

MikeeyBikeey wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:55 pm Also, Knights: Quest for Gems looks really cool, I would love to know when it is done.
Where did you hear of this? I can't find google searching...
-It might look like nonsense but there's so much proof.
-Some more if you pls... .
It has to be real then, all that talk about the end .
-How to be saved
MikeeyBikeey
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### Re: Volcano Star - simple sandbox game

Hey Gunroar:Cannon(), I found Knights: Quest for Gems on Github by MadByte. It looks fun!
Gunroar:Cannon()
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### Re: Volcano Star - simple sandbox game

Oh, nice. Strange a search didn't pull it up.
As for your game, it looks pretty good (especially for a "simple" game)! I haven't played it though due to time. Maybe more screenshots?

Is the game linear or does it have systems going on + a linear story?
More info on the game pls. I checked in itch and also little info. Maybe update OP?
-It might look like nonsense but there's so much proof.
-Some more if you pls... .
It has to be real then, all that talk about the end .
-How to be saved
MikeeyBikeey
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### Re: Volcano Star - simple sandbox game

There's no direct story in the game.
You collect treasure and craft better equipment to make it easier to defeat the volcano star.
You could technically defeat the volcano star in a couple of minutes, but without the proper equipment, it will be very difficult.