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  1. Finally finished the thing and even had to change the name as requested by a client. You can play the "final" version here: http://aag.freevar.com/connect/index.html
  2. I want to thank everyone for taking the time to leave a reply. I am taking it all in and think that I might have found a solution that solves this and my level design hate and I may even really like the game(s) that will result from that for a change. I do agree that web games in general are not great and I personally don't play a lot of them. In fact, I feel the same way about native mobile apps and have none installed in any of my devices. I do enjoy how accessible web games are and have found myself surprised by a few of them both when flash was a big deal and now with HTML5. It is this ease of use that I enjoy the most about web games. When It comes to my own games I have to go with what my clients are looking for. There was a time that my main client wanted arcade games and I made quite a few, not great at all but they got sold and spared me the level design dilemma. Then interest shifted to puzzle games so puzzle games it is and they have been selling. I have been doing this for a while and every single game on my catalog has sold multiple licenses (minus the obvious exclusives). I understand that doesn't make them good, that just means my clients liked them and thought them a good addition for their website. I'm sure they know their visitors and I have come to accept that it isn't my concern whether their players like the games or not, but the fact that they continue to buy from me tells me that my work is liked by a certain audience. At the very least I try to make my own thing instead of trying to follow trends or clone this and that because is popular unless the client specifically asks for it. I have avoided plugin to my catalog till now but if anyone wants to take a look you can go over here. Thanks again!
  3. Because they paid first to have the games on their website and now they are suddenly everywhere else for free.
  4. Non-exclusives How so? I figured as much. I actually tried this way back then and wasn't very good but it was also only 6 games. Was thinking now with so many games it might have been worth a try. Still a thought and not moving in any direction.
  5. Been working on this game: PLAY I really thought I was on to something with this one but maybe I was just exited that I could actually code the thing, especially the backwards movement. I know is no big deal but I am not a real programmer so yeah. I just plan to add 1 more mechanic, a two way tile, and then is just completing 20 levels (which I hate so much) but I have been stumped for weeks at this point. One of my clients really liked the concept and I do want to finish it even if just for the one client.
  6. Over the past few years I have put together over 30 HTML5 games and have survived selling licenses. But there comes a time, after initial sales, that the games just sit there on my catalog waiting for an odd sale that might never happen. I have very loyal clients that I appreciate very much, in fact, I pitch the early games to them and if they like it then it gets done. So the games are sold even before they are completed. After that I may or may not sell another license. I am seriously considering revisiting my catalog, putting ads on all of the games, and then put them on as many platforms as possible. The thing is I feel it would be like backstabbing my clients who paid for a license and then if the games fail to generate any ad revenue I could lose my clients for nothing. Thoughts?
  7. Oh no. That part is easy. I am on GameMaker: Studio so its all visual. Just pick, place, and drag around. What I am talking about is the actual design of the levels as in making levels that are puzzling and actually fun to play rather than being obvious or obtuse or involving too much trail and error or being a shore to solve.
  8. Had to look up the word heuristic so this can't be something I can do 😀. But I can see how this could be a lot of fun to someone who actually knows what they are doing. I guess that is how those guys that make the Flow games have so many levels plus daily challenges. I do appreciate all the feedback. Thanks!
  9. Level design as in I made a puzzle game, got the mechanics done, but now is just so tedious to make levels out of them ( level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc...)
  10. What's the point? That sounds just as bad.
  11. I was hoping that was some app that will help me do my levels, don't know the first thing about procgen.
  12. Another year another batch of games. This was a slow year and the year of the sequel too. Joe Lost 2 Joe is lost again! Please help him. ABCya exclusive. Playable only on desktop unless you have a mobile account. PLAY Light On 2 The exclusive sequel to Light On only on ABCya.com! Playable only on desktop unless you have a mobile account. PLAY Bridge Hopper Hop from bridge to bridge to eat all the carrots or Bunny will cry ABCya exclusive. Playable only on desktop unless you have a mobile account. PLAY Money Land 2 Back to Money Land! In this strange new area your gravity will flip every time you stump a critter. ABCya exclusive. Playable only on desktop unless you have a mobile account. PLAY Jon Lightning Jon can move too fast for his own good. Help him. A port/adaptation of one of my old windows games under the Alexitron banner. PLAY Boxed 2 More Boxed fun. Now with metal boxes, moving walls, and holes! PLAY Lost Joe The none-exclusive edition of the Joe Lost games by popular demand. PLAY That was 2018 for me. Hope you guys had a good year as well. You can check out the rest of my catalog at www.gamesaag.com. I am thinking of removing the freebies section altogether. A question for fellow developers: I was thinking about making a mobile app with a compilation of some of my games and then continue to add to it as I make more. Anyone tried something similar? Simple puzzle games seems to be what I do best but I don't mind to experiment. I was thinking about 1080p resolution and hi-res graphics though I really like the style that I have been developing, maybe I'll try to reproduce it with 3d pixels instead. Thoughts? For GameMaker: Studio users: Tried to get into Studio 2 and just couldn't. That new user interface is an abomination and the node based events, I just don't get it. I hope they make a classic shell in the future for old farts who have been using GM for over 10 years. Hard to adapt now.
  13. You might be on to something. i had this happen with a different client and all they did was have spaces be replaced with one of these _ and problem solved. I'll let the client know. Thanks!