jamespierce

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  1. Play Link: Endless Cave HTML Game Free Download from PlayStore: Endless Cave Android Hey guys I'm doing a series where I create a mobile game from scratch with Phaser 3! Game Update List Update 0.0.1: Game is fully playable now, but without Tutorial or Achievements. Update 0.0.2: Achievements are up and running! Update 0.0.3: Tutorial added! Update 1.0.0: Game is RELEASED Update 1.x.x: Android App is now on the PlayStore! Game Link: Endless Cave HTML5 Game Free Download from PlayStore: Endless Cave Android Overview The game is called Endless Cave and it's best described as an endless runner with some dungeon crawler elements! And the series is basically a mixture of a vlog / blog / tutorials where I go from zero all the way to porting the game to Android and iOS. Here is the link to the web version of the game: Endless Cave HTML5 Game. You can also download the App from the PlayStore: Endless Cave Android Game. And below you'll find the links to the tutorial series about creating a mobile game from scratch with Phaser 3. Tutorial Series Overview: All Video Episodes on YouTube Overview: All Written Episodes on my Dev Blog Episode 01: Market Research Episode 02: 2D Game Art Episode 03: How to Set Up a Mobile Game with Phaser 3 Episode 04: How to Create a Loading Screen with Phaser 3 Episode 05: How to Create the Main Menu with Phaser 3 Scenes Episode 06: How to Create an Endless Scrolling Floor Background Episode 07: Add Entities & Player to the Phaser 3 Mobile Game Pt. 1 Episode 08: How to Create Sprite Animations in Phaser 3 Episode 09: How to Create Touch Controls & Mouse Controls Episode 10: How to Create Improved Player Controls to Make the Player Turn Episode 11: How to Create Randomized Levels Episode 12: Procedurally Add Infinite Rooms to the Level More Updates I'm also posting as many gifs & pictures as I can on my Twitter and my Instagram. I'll keep updating this thread as the game progresses and new episodes are coming out. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please let me know! Thanks so much for checking it out! 🙏
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Episode 12 is READY! Procedurally Add Infinite Rooms to the Level I've also added several info-graphics to this episode to explain the concepts. Hope you like it!
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Episode 11 is UPLOADED! How to Create Randomized Levels This is a tough one, so make sure to ask questions if it's confusing!
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Episode 10 is LIVE guys! How to Create Improved Player Controls to Make the Player Turn
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Hi @Nagval333 I have implemented your suggestions, see below As always, it can take a while until you get the update in the Android App, but in the HTML5 Game the update is already live now. Laggy achievement page when scrolling: Should be fixed. I found an old Samsung Mini Phone and it also had a laggy achievements page. Since the new fix, it's scrolling fine. Pause Screen has a "Back to Menu" button now (red arrow) Main Menu has a "Toggle Audio" button now. And the audio settings are saved for when you start the game again next time. Ads without internet: Fixed, they don't crash anymore. If you don't have internet, they just close immediately. Here are some screenshots showing the new changes (Main Menu + Pause Screen). Fyi: As you can see, I've been adding some other new things also: Gold Coins & Backpack. These are new features which I'm currently working on but they're not yet implemented. Now the big problem is the App Icon. I've been trying to draw something new but it's verrrrrry hard for me. This is what I came up with so far haha. Anyways, I have to keep trying of course.
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    @nagval333 thank you again for the detailed feedback! I'll fix all of it next week 👍 Honestly, I created this game with the purpose of making a YouTube series about it - and I really thought it's a "Play it 1x" game, nothing people would come back to. But now I am receiving more and more requests to implement things, like the score board. Also people have also asked for unlockable skins etc. Meanwhile, I don't want to neglect the YouTube series and creating 1 video takes a lot of my free time. Anyways, I'll implement all the fixes as soon as I can. Should be done next week! And thank you for testing the game, 'breaking' the game, and posting your feedback here!
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Episode 09 is uploaded and ready! How to Create Touch Controls & Mouse Controls
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Episode 08 is live on YouTube! How to Create Sprite Animations in Phaser 3 This time we look at how to create smooth animations from sprite sheets with the Phaser 3 framework.
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Hey @Nagval333 thank you for your detailed feedback! I am very grateful for your openness, it helps me improve! Thanks for playing the game also and also enjoying it overall, that's great news Leaderboard: I've just pushed the new Android Version to the PlayStore, which includes the in-game leaderboard! I don't know how long it takes to update in the PlayStore but once the update goes live you should see the button in your Main Menu. That's the advantage of the web version of the game, the update is instantly available So if all you wanna do is have a look at the leaderboard, you could already do that in the web version of the game. Achievements Page: Hmmm that is very unfortunate, I cannot replicate the laggy sliding on any of my mobile devices but maybe they are too new and have too powerful hardware. Let me think about how I could optimize the scrolling code! Pause Screen: Okay I will add the Menu button! Icon: Big thanks for pointing that out! To be honest, I have kind of forgotten about that icon... and I agree, it could definitely be improved! I'm really bad at drawing (still practicing) and I've drawn everything in the game myself (except for the Pixel Font, which is credited on the Info page). I'll have to think about how I can make a nicer icon but that is definitely a top priority task. Thanks again so much for your feedback!
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Just a quick update: Finally, the Score Board is accessible from directly inside the game! And yes, the top 10 have reached some insane scores
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    @khleug35 I am really happy you like it! The videos take a ton of work and I try to keep 1 or 2 Episodes coming every week Hearing that people watch it and find it helpful is such a motivation! So thank you very much for your kind feedback
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    @BillyKane Thank you! Glad you liked it
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Episode 07 is out now! Video Link: Add Entities & Player to the Phaser 3 Mobile Game Pt. 1 Hope you like it!
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Thanks for checking it out! Actually, I used Cordova to turn it into an Android app: Blog Post
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Episode 06 is done! Video Link: How to Create an Endless Scrolling Floor Background Check it out and let me know if you have any questions!
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Endless Cave is now on Android! Free Download from the PlayStore: Endless Cave Android.
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Achievements are up and running! How many can you unlock? Game Link: Endless Cave HTML5 Game
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Episode 5 is live now! How to Create the Main Menu with Phaser 3 Scenes | Endless Cave 05 Also the game is almost completed and you can already play it on my games website
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    The written summaries for the latest episodes are done! Episode 03: How to Set Up a Mobile Game with Phaser 3 Episode 04: How to Create a Loading Screen with Phaser 3 Also the bug that would make the game crash is fixed. No more illegal spawn points for monsters
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Thanks Well there's still a lot missing it's in a very early stage. But the video series takes a ton of time to produce in parallel. There is currently a bug where it can happen that a monster spawns on a tile that is not part of the grid. When that happens, it cannot calculate a path because it is surrounded by "unwalkable" tiles. Consequently it ends up in an infinite loop trying to find a path to patrol on. I've sat down this moment to start fixing it
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    [Phaser3] Rocketate

    Nice, I really like it! The puzzles are clever and the art style is beautiful! Sometimes I wish I could speed up the game a bit, to rotate & fall faster, and proceed quicker in the level
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Episode 4 is live now! How to Create a Loading Screen with Phaser 3 | Endless Cave 04 Hope you like it
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    Endless Cave - How far can you run?

    Thank you so much! Episode 4 will probably come out tomorrow 😊
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    Pop-Pop Jingle

    I love the polish in this game! And actually getting 3 stars can be challenging especially if the RNG (next bubble to shoot) is against you. But overall I just have to repeat again how insanely polished this is from the menu to the level intro animations and sound effects, just everything! Very inspiring to see this 😮
  25. Game Link: Vocab RPG Vocab RPG is an Online RPG about catching Monsters & collecting Vocabulary Cards! Features: Open world with unique zones to explore MMO: Online multiplayer Monsters: Hunt, battle, and catch many unique monsters! Crafting: Collect different resources and use them to craft items & consumables Language Learning: Unlock vocabulary cards! Currently 4 vocabulary languages to choose from: Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian Overview: In Vocab RPG, you have all the elements of a monster-focused RPG: Hunting, fighting, catching, levelling, crafting, etc. But for every action that you take in the game, it will show you a vocabulary card! As a consequence, the more words you know, the stronger you also become in the game. The game starts very slowly with only 3 words unlocked. But as you progress in the game, you can unlock more cards and expand your vocabulary - at your own pace. Difficulties: To take into account different learning preferences, you can pick your challenge by choosing from 4 difficulty settings: - Normal: Wrong answers reduce your monster's attack or consumables (such as potions) by 25%. - Casual: Even if you answer wrong, you will attack and operate at 100% effectiveness. In other words, you see the cards but there is no consequence for answering wrong. - Hardcore: When you answer wrong, your monster's attack will fail! So answering wrong means 0 damage dealt. - Off: I also want people to enjoy this game, even when they are not really in the mood for studying vocabulary cards right now.... select 'Off' and you will not see any vocabulary cards in the game! Platform: Thanks to the power of Phaser 3, you can play this game on any device in your browser. No installation required. The game is mobile optimized, so whether you play on your laptop or phone / tablet, is only a matter of your preference. Game Link: If you are interested in trying the game, you can jump right into it: Vocab RPG Feedback: Any feedback is much appreciated! We also have a Discord server for the game where players are exchanging ideas, reporting bugs, and giving feedback: Vocab RPG Discord Credits: The game uses a lot of CC0 assets (like the monster sprites in this post) from various artists. I keep a list of all used assets here (which is also accessible from directly inside the game): Credits List