Reflex 2020

Reflex – Dev Diary 31

February 14, 2021

Real life got a bit too busy over the last few weeks so development of Reflex had to be reduced a bit. I now have 11 levels sketched and ready to go for World 4. It’s getting harder and harder to create levels the further into the game you go because there are so many… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 30

January 31, 2021

World 4 development has begun. So far I’ve drawn up the first 5 levels. Two of these will require new tutorials produced to introduce the player to the phased laser tower and the holder tiles. I’ve already added the first of the World 4 levels into the game to ensure that the background tiles are… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 29

January 24, 2021

Optimisation and fixing the laser fences has been my focus for this week. The laser fences, if you’ve been following along, had a habit of using up too much processing power each frame (tick). The reason for this was due to the continuous check to see if the connected laser fence was still operational. Basically… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 28

January 17, 2021

Target locked. And fire! This week I continued the development of the laser turret and that has reached its gripping conclusion. The turret now smoothly pans along it’s vision cone and when it notices a missile will snap to it and fire, complete with a muzzle flare. I do want to add a couple of… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 27

January 10, 2021

This week I have continued implementing the laser turret that is required for World 4. My initial thoughts were to use a series of lerps (smooth motions using the built in lerp command), the problem with the lerp command is that it only applies ease control for the destination. So, you get the movement slow… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 26

January 3, 2021

World 4 here we come. Over the course of the last week I have finished adding in all the World 3 levels including naming and descriptions. The levels all need testing but in the meantime I am progressing with World 4 mechanics and World 3 polish. World 4 (spoiler alert) will include a few new… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 25

December 27, 2020

Shorter update this week. Following from last week I have been concentrating on crashing new levels in to the game. I decided to get them in the game and write the names and descriptions later – as that is harder than it sounds. So, this week has seen the addition of levels 3.16 to 3.20.

Reflex – Dev Diary 24

December 20, 2020

I was going to say that this would be the last update for the year as the holiday season approaches, but as it has just been announced that Kent (UK) has been placed in Tier 4 lockdown XMas has been officially cancelled and I won’t be seeing or visiting anyone. So, I may well be… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 23

December 13, 2020

This week continues the process from last week; taking all the 25 level drawings for world 3, cutting them up and placing them in a preliminary order ready for the game. As world 3, like the world before it, adds in new game play elements the difficulty is momentarily reduced to explain the new features;… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 22

December 6, 2020

World 3 level designs have finally been completed. Its been a slow process which some levels taking more than 25 minutes to draw up. It’s a difficult and slow process that involves trying to work out an interesting level that makes things harder and harder for the player over time. Now that the 25 levels… [Read More]

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