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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]

Reflex – Dev Diary 21 – GMS2.3.1

November 29, 2020

I’ve been a bit busy over the last couple of weeks that has meant progress has been a bit stunted. The main focus, however, has been installing and checking out the newly release update GameStudio 2.3.1. This update adds in a fair few new features, fixes a ton of bugs, but also seems to introduce… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 20 – Videos

November 15, 2020

Work continues on the level designs for world 3 this week, but I also took some time to put together an ARSoftware video ident that will play at the start of the game, and I’ve also upgraded the title menu screen. So, first up the actual game content. Level 3.3 has been added to the… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 19

November 8, 2020

Smaller update this week because of real work picking up – finally. There were a few things I wanted to try out this week. When the reactors are taken down on a level the lights will now go red indicating a kind of emergency power in the base and a nice visual cue that the… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 18

November 1, 2020

Real life work is beginning to pick up so development time has dropped quite a bit in the last few weeks. However, I’m still making great progress. This week I have been refining the reactor sprites so that they fit in better with the rest of the assets. Originally they were orange tinted, now they… [Read More]

Reflex – Dev Diary 17

October 25, 2020

World 2 is now complete. This week I played through the last 3 levels of the world and made sure they were doable. 2.25 is a right doozy, but it can be completed. Lots of other tweaks and fixes this week: The craft that launches the missile was also appearing on sub-levels which are supposed… [Read More]

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