A college programming course I'm auditing had me use a click-and-drop programming system for my first programming project since those taking (or auditing) the course probably have no prior experience with programming.
This was the result: Escape from the Orcs - LEGO When you comment here, feel free to post your highest score!
Mind you, this is NOT a perfect game. Much more could be done to it, but the puzzle pieces they allow are limiting and thus would take many many more hours to get it "perfect." I already spent 12 hours or more developing the game, and it is more than enough for what was actually needed for the project, so I left it so that it is still playable.
The character for the game is Darvainian in his spy outfit.
Instructions on how to play the game
Up arrow: Jump (jump over logs)
Down arrow: Slice (slice or avoid orcs)
Left arrow: Move your character to the left
Right arrow: Move your character to the right
The game will end if you collide with the following:
Logs - (Must jump over them)
Rocks - (Must move around them)
Orcs - (Move around them or slice them)
1 point for every successful log jump.
1 point for every rock avoided
1 point for every orc sliced
1. Jumping - When jumping, you CAN move side to side. You must wait until your jump is complete before you can slice
2. Slicing - You CAN move side to side when slicing. When slicing, you can only slice the orcs when they are very close to you, otherwise, you will just block their strike and they will continue to move off of the screen (instead of making the sound). You must wait until your slice is complete before you can jump. As long as your slice is "in motion" you are safe from orcs. If you time it right, you will slice the orcs and gain a point.
When the game ends you will see your final score.
Press the blue expand box at the top left-hand corner of the box on the right to play full-screen
Click the green flag to start/restart.
Click HERE to play the game. Click the green flag at the top right corner to start/restart. Click the red stop sign thing to stop the game (unfortunately it is not a pause button, these buttons are built into the programs). Click the blue box thing at the top left corner to exit full-screen and see this page.
Here are some of the pictures that I took and used to make the game:
Yes, the pictures were rushed because I was supposed to spend time learning about programming and not about getting pristine pictures.
Extra side-note. I thought it would be so funny to add a "please Wait . . ." to a fake loading scree. Whenever the green flag is pressed, all players have to wait for 5 seconds like most videogames. All of the sounds were done by my voice into a microphone and then made louder, softer, or reversed.
Quoting Caleb R.
At first I thought this would be like the one I made a while back, but now I realize that it's not even close :P I'm impressed! However, your editing really needs some work :P
Haha! Thanks! And this is not even close to the standard I'd normally do with photo editing. Since the project was indeed about programming, I rushed the photos and photo-editing so that I wouldn't waste any time on something that didn't really matter. I'm a time maximizer, so why do the photo stuff when it is not needed (especially for a first project)? If you want to see my standard, then check the mini Vic vipers I made :)
Hey, seems like great minds think alike! I was thinking that after taking the majoring course of Game art and Design at my college, I would design and create an MMO based on LOM as a starter project...I thought it first,lol!
Quoting Stephen Boe
I thought you would be a sophomore in high school. :/
Should I take that as a complement? XD Anyway, I would be around junior/senior in high school if I were in public school. But I'm actually a junior in college (3 credits from being a senior in college :D) because of doing college-level work at home.
Quoting Stormjay Rider
It's nice. What system did you use? I got started on a drag-and-drop software a while back... and if we used the same system, then I could mod it to get an infinitely higher score than anyone. :P
Haha! I could alter the game and easily get 10000+ points every .1 seconds, but that would be no fun XD I used scratch.
Quoting Topher Adams
Haha. Only got to 15 on my second try. Not a bad game at all but it could be better. Wish I could do stuff like this for a project...
Yeah, I have many more ideas to improve it, but that would just be annoying with the drag and drop programming. I may return to something similar to this later on in the course, we'll see! Thanks for playing!