My First Game: Town

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My First Game: Town

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So this is the first playable thing I made after months of coding in lua. It's more than a milestone than it is a game though. I was aiming for a rpg like town like in final fantasy or dragon quest. Any criticism or tips on how to improve the design and coding of this is greatly appreciated!

Controls:
Arrow Keys: Movement
Z: Interact

Music used:
Ys 1 (PC 88) - Feena
Final Fantasy 3 (NES) - Village of the Ancients
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Town.zip
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Last edited by LudvickToba on Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:24 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Good job, I like the mood of the game, it's very nostalgic.
However, you don't want to save your audio assets as WAVs.
Please convert these to a sensible format - preferably lossless
in fact, even midi might work well for this sort of game.
A prototype like this shouldn't be larger than 1-2 MB.
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ivan wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:35 pm Please convert these to a sensible format - preferably lossless
in fact, even midi might work well for this sort of game.

A prototype like this shouldn't be larger than 1-2 MB.
I'll remember to use a different audio format for next time. :)

Also, how would you recommend decreasing the file size?
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A good start would be to convert wav files to .ogg; doing that (although, admittedly, with little regards to quality; I used ffmpeg default settings and I can't hear the result) shrank the .love file to 3.2 MB. It would probably be a bit higher for a better quality, but I'd guess about 5MB at most.
lf = love.filesystem
ls = love.sound
la = love.audio
lp = love.physics
lt = love.thread
li = love.image
lg = love.graphics
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Alternatively, although it's more work and it's not yet relevant since 0.11 is not out yet, when that hits, people will be able to actually generate their music realtime from tracker modules, or in other words, notational and instrument data, instead of stream-format files like mp3, wav or ogg. How that'll be possible is, of course, up to the coders, or those that may write lua libs for this purpose...
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zorg wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:23 pm Alternatively, although it's more work and it's not yet relevant since 0.11 is not out yet, when that hits, people will be able to actually generate their music realtime from tracker modules...
Is this not already a thing? I've used .it and .mod files in several personal projects.
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Hikitsune-Red wrote: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:01 pm
zorg wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:23 pm Alternatively, although it's more work and it's not yet relevant since 0.11 is not out yet, when that hits, people will be able to actually generate their music realtime from tracker modules...
Is this not already a thing? I've used .it and .mod files in several personal projects.
Currently, you can open and play those files back, but you have as much control over them as you have over stream formats like wav/ogg/mp3.

What i meant was that if anyone bothers (and i do, for one), we can have libs to load such files into memory, and have a greater control both in terms of playback (change playback speed/tempo as it is defined for the formats themselves, without pitch shifting that is; mute/solo specific channels; jump around the orders/timeline of patterns; etc.) and getting information out of them (getting the currently playing note/effect/instrument/etc. per-track and maybe incorporating that into games in some way).
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Hi LudvickToba,


Very nice work, I appreciate, it reminds me of so many games I loved ^-^ How do you intend to do to expand the game world ? I've seen it was hard-coded in Lua, which allows for more complex data. Wouldn't be a level editor a good thing on such a game ?

I also like the way you organized your folders structure, clean and neat, I'll pick inspiration from you when refactoring my own prototype ^-^
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Excellent job, keep working on it. =)
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Downloaded, Played, Amazed.
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