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I’m happy to announce that EnigmBox is selected for the Free Galaktus – Indie Game Contest 2016
So you only need 2 seconds to vote until the 10th of October 2016:

  1. Open this link
  2. Select the EnigmBox game
  3. Enter your email address at the bottom of the page

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Thank you for your support ;)

05:13 PM 05:13 PM05:13 PM
 

Introduction

In this tutorial we will create an advanced online form with notifications for your games with Google Form in few minutes for free.
This feedback form is compatible with Web games, Flash games, Unity games, mobile games, etc.

When a lambda player send you a message about an issue in your game you will love to know a maximum of details about the player device.
I’m sure nobody like to receive this kind of message:

2014/12/05 – john.do@myass.com – I cant play

OK! keep calm and reply with this common questions again: Hello, What is your device, the version of your OS, the name and the version of your browser, the language of your browser, the name of your grandma, etc.

A lot of people don’t know how to get all this informations so let me show you how to create a useful feedback form to get important informations about players devices.

Crate a form with Google Form

Google Form

  • Now rename the name of the Form to MyFirstFeedbackForm
  • Modify the first Question type to Text
  • Add the Question title: Email address
  • Tick Required Question
  • Done

Question title

  • Add a second question
  • Question title: Message
  • Question type: Paragraph text
  • Tick Required Question
  • Done
  • Add the third question
  • Question title: Version
  • Help Text: DO NOT MODIFY THIS ENTRY
  • Done
  • Add the last question
  • Question title: OS
  • Help Text: DO NOT MODIFTY THIS ENTRY
  • Add more questions if you need more informations from player devices. (language, browsers, OS version, device version, etc.)

All form

Add params to the URL of your live form

  • Click on Responses > Get Pre-filled URL

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  • Enter in the Version input text field “Version”
  • Enter in the OS input text field “OS”
  • Click Submit
  • Copy the pre-filed URL

You should get this kind of URL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1o_GUk-5fJS66xM9ONCkvGN4rKvrenLe17lz0zqzQUQI/viewform?entry.1008521465&entry.890117275&entry.1551109339=Version&entry.566074336=OS

Use you own IDs:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/[ID_OF_FORM]/viewform?entry.[ID_OF_THE ENTRY]=[ANY_VALUE]&entry.[ID_OF_THE ENTRY]=[ANY_VALUE]

You can generate an URL to this live form inside your game to get additional informations about player devices. When players open the web page all additional informations will be pre-filled.

Notifications: Receive emails when players post messages

  • Re-open your Google Form
  • Click on View responses

Responses

  • Create a New Spreadsheet

New spreadsheet

  • Click on View responses again

View responses

  • You should see a blank spreadsheet
  • Tools > Notifications Rules

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  • Set a notification rules and Voilà! :)

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You are welcome to share your ideas to improve this Feedback form. :)

In the second tutorial I will show you how to get all device informations in Flash, Unity and iOS.

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Here the non exhaustive list of all independant game contests & Jams: UPDATE: 03/01/2015

Contests:

Showcases:

EDIT: All showcases http://www.promoterapp.com/calendar

Festivals:

Jams:

EDIT (02/12/2014): you can find all jams here: http://compohub.net

Please comment and send feedbacks to update this list ;).

03:15 PM 03:15 PM03:15 PM
 

I NEED YOUR HELP!

Hello,

I’m actually designing and developing games alone. I can’t do everything myself.
That’s why I need your help to improve my last games.

Don’t forget ! My games are also YOUR GAMES. :)

One of my game: Take Something Literally has been translated in 20 different languages. (de, nl, fr, it, es, pl, ru, he, hu, slo,uk, cn,…). And played all around the world 15 millions times !

I would like to tanks all translators and all players !

Today I need help to translate Nano War iOS.
This game has been released in march and players like the game.
(You can download the game for free on iPad and iPhone: Download)

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And Think Outisde The Box. The Take Something Literally sequel on iPhone.
(Still in development)

See the IndieGameDB page of Think Outside The Box.

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CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT TO HELP ME TO TRANSLATE MY GAMES.

It doesn’t take long. All is ready to add the new translation.

Send me a message with your email and your language. Click here to contact me.

Thanks you very much !

Benoît

11:59 PM 11:59 PM11:59 PM
 

Part 2 – Create the world with Box2D

Instroduction

Here the second tutorial to learn how to create a physic based game like Angry Birds in Flash.

You can download the complete sources here: How_to_create_a_game_like_angry_birds_part2.zip

If you missed the first tutorial you can find it here: http://www.benoitfreslon.com/fr/tutorial-how-to-create-a-game-like-angry-birds-with-box2d-world-construction-kit-flash-part-1

In this tutorial I will show you how to create an object like an indestructible metal board.
We will use this object in a simple level with a simple structure.

Stage modification

From the Properties pannel, modify the width of the stage to 800px.

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Floor creation

Let’s start to create the floor MovieClip.

Insert > New Symbol > Name: Floor > Type: MovieClip > Export for ActionScript > Class: Floor > Base Class: shapes.Box > OK

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Now draw a simple green square.

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NB: The World Construction Kit engine always uses the center of the object as a gravity center.

Always center the shape with the Align pannel:

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Now click on the “Scene 1” to go back on the main stage then double click on the World MovieClip to get inside.

You must construct your level into the World MoieClip only.

From your library drag and drop an instance of Floor in the stage:

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Then scale the floor box to make a beautiful floor with the Free tool transform from the toolbar on the left.

Delete the old grey floor and use the new one. Place the floor in the bottom like this:

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To set all physic parameters you have 2 solutions. By using ActionScript code (later) or using the Flash component properties.

Let’s define a Flash component on the Floor object.

From the library  > Select the Floor MovieClip > Right click > Define component

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Class: wck.BodyShape > OK.

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Now you can see the component properties if you click on the Floor instance in the stage. Look at the component parameters in the properties pannel.

Use this settings:

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Create a dynamic board

We will create an iron board.

Insert > New Symbol > Name: IronPlate > Type: MovieClip > Export for ActionScript > Class: IronPlate > Base class: shapes.Box > OK

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Draw a grey board: width:200px and height: 10px. Then center the shape like this:

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We will set the same settings to all boards in the game with only one class.

We this method you can win a lot of time and you don’t have to set one by one. Otherwise it’s pain in the ass.

That’s why we have to create the IronPlate class.

File > New > AcitonScript 3.0 Class > Class name: IronPlate > OK

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Then > File > Save as > IronPlate.as (in the same folder as the .fla folder).

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Copy and paste this code in the IronPlate.as file to define a generic behavior for all metal boards.

Finally add several IronPlate instances into the World MovieClip on the stage.

Build a simple structure like this to test the game. I reuse the grey box to destroy my test structure.

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Test the animation > CTRL + Enter

If you have several mistakes or if the boards are static check if IronPlates MovieClip are in the Wolrd MovieClip.

Scene > World > IronPlates

See you !

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Hello,

Now you can play “The WTF Game Experience” on Kongregate

The WTF Game Experience is a classic physic based puzzle game with WTF features, famous internet meme references and funny twists.

During a boring party night 2 guys decide to create a giant puzzle game with bottles of beer a funnel, a baseball ball and various accessories.
Find a way to flow the beer into the funnel.

Level Editor: Build your levels and share them. Play thousand original levels made by the community.

Share it, like it, create your levels, and please rate the game.

Thanks ;).

02:48 PM 02:48 PM02:48 PM
 

Hello everyone!

I’m working on a new Flash based game with physic engine and original gameplay.
The game is still under development but you are welcome to playtest the beta version.

To play the game click here and type the password: beta

Post your comments and report bugs with the google form at the bottom of the page.
I hope you will enjoy this “new approach”!

Have fun ! ;).

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Rolling jump version 1.1 was released last week.
Yesterday my game was available for free.

There are about 2000 reviews with ★★★★★. :)

It was 1st on the top 25 on several appstore in Europe. (France, Spain, Belgium, …)

Download Rolling Jump on the appstore.

Download Rolling Jump free on the appstore.

Description

Help Lighty save the light of the world by escaping from the dark evil creatures in this incredibly FUN and ADDICTING game! Simply jump from each wheel up into the sky and stars to protect the light of the world.

In Rolling Jump, your goal is to help the hero, Lighty, jump up into the sky and away from the dark evil creatures as fast as possible. Learn secrets of the game like double tapping, jumping onto walls, and discover how to attain the rainbow path to help Lighty save the light of the world, and ultimately prove his worth.

★ 7 levels to discover the stars
★ Increasing difficulty and real challenge for the hardcore gamers
★ Get a Boost bonus after eating suns and reach the space faster!
★ Avoid the air-ballons that won’t let you jump on a new wheel
★ “Slime” wheels that bump Lighty
★ Multiply your score x10 with perfect jumps
★ Use wall to bounce and reach upper wheels
★ Compete in a worldwide ranking via Game Center
★ Compare your score with your friends and challenge them !
★ Cute Retina graphics

Get free tips and be the first to hear updates about Rolling Jump on Facebook :
http://www.facebook.com/rollingjump

Follow us on Twitter: @Chugulu_US

Thanks for playing and enjoy!

03:29 PM 03:29 PM03:29 PM
 

If you want to submit your games on one game portals DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR GAMES WITHOUT A SITELOCK SCRIPT.

WHY ?

Your games can be “stolen” by game portals. Or if you didn’t finish your game it’s a really a “pain in the ass” to update your games spread on all the web.

I tried lot of code for sitelocking my games but some of them are in ActionScript 2.0 or totally out of date. Some of them can’t work with the “https” or without the “www” characters.
Another example when you to want to test your game on your local computer you have to comment the script. And you can forget to uncomment the sitelock script when you submit your game on the web.

So I decided to create my own script.

This is a short version of my script.
But this one is perfect for all uses.

Installation

Copy and Paste this code and add your domains into the array “[ ]” separated by commas :

[“kongregate.com”, …, …]

You can lock the local mode by adding a second parameter : false
The default value is set to true.

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Hello, I’m proud to present you my last game on iOS: Rolling Jump. The Flash version was designed and developed in may 2009.

The new version is co-published by Chugulu.

You can download the free version here. The free version is limited by the score : 10 000 pts max. Or buy the full version here for $1.49.

Enjoy! And thanks to the Chugulu Team.

Description

Help Lighty save the light of the world by escaping from the dark evil creatures in this incredibly FUN and ADDICTING game! Simply jump from each wheel up into the sky and stars to protect the light of the world.

In Rolling Jump, your goal is to help the hero, Lighty, jump up into the sky and away from the dark evil creatures as fast as possible. Learn secrets of the game like double tapping, jumping onto walls, and discover how to attain the rainbow path to help Lighty save the light of the world, and ultimately prove his worth.

★ 7 levels to discover the stars
★ Increasing difficulty and real challenge for the hardcore gamers
★ Multiply your score x5 with perfect jumps
★ Use wall to bounce and reach upper wheels
★ Compete in a worldwide ranking via Game Center
★ Compare your score with your friends and challenge them !
★ Cute Retina graphics

Get free tips and be the first to hear updates about Rolling Jump on Facebook :
http://www.facebook.com/rollingjump