It's just a match-3 (or more, IDK how hard it'll be to get matches)
The direction blocks fall depends on whether a row or column was switched to make the match.
Blocks will never fall into space that wasn't occupied by the matched blocks.
New blocks arrive in the empty space nearest to the center of the board.
I might also add Yoshi's Cookie-style line-sliding for lines shorter than their neighbors, but I'm not sure.
It's been a while since I've posted here, hasn't it?
I'm working on a project for LOWREZJAM 2019, so I'm probably going to post about it here.
The basic idea is as follows:
1. A 64x64 grid (the full allowed resolution) of colored squares. The player can select a single row or column, and when they press a button, the entire line "switches." What exactly this means for each color varies: Red becomes blue, blue becomes yellow, yellow becomes red, white becomes black, black becomes white, etc
vive motion controls outside VR, pt. 6, i forgot somethign
Of course, because nobody wants controllers without headsets, so the setup for controllers buying each part individually costs more than the same bundle of parts plus a headset. This would probably change if there was actually demand for that stuff alone.
(I was initially going to drop this part, but then I realized someone might call me out on the "people who can't afford a headset" bit because the rest of the setup is overpriced.)
vive motion controls outside VR, pt. 5, the final part
I don't understand why nobody wants to use the really cool motion control technology without ALSO using the really cool headset technology. It could appeal to people who can't afford a headset, or who can't afford a computer capable of rendering stuff to a headset, or who can't/won't use a headset because of motion sickness.
vive motion controls outside VR, pt. 4
You can take that kind of game SO much further than it can ever go with the dedicated technology it currently has. Plenty of people who like DDR are already willing to play big bucks for a good dance pad... Could they be convinced to get most of a VR setup instead?
vive motion controls outside VR, pt. 3
You could also do a lot of stuff with the trackers for single-player games; the trackers are accurate enough they SHOULD be able to emulate games like DDR and DanceRush and enable them to do cooler stuff. You can track left/right in DDR, and can pick ANY angle for buttons to be at instead of just the normal 2 horizontal, 2 vertical, and optional 2 or 4 diagonal for DDR-like game that use diagonals.
vive motion controls outside VR, pt. 2
Things get better if you're assuming a standard setup is going to become at least 2 controllers and 2 of those button-less trackers - you can stick a handle on one, and have TWO players playing at the same time (1 regular controller, 1 tracker each) with room-scale tracked controllers and NO WIRES, because all the wires are attached to the headset. You can get up to 4 players at once if they only control things with motion controls.
vive motion controls outside VR, pt. 1
(copied from my main because I can't boost a post that hasn't federated yet and I'll forget otherwise)
I wonder how many game developers have considered making games that use VR setups... WITHOUT the headset.
The wii was a HUGE hit with its motion controls, and the standard Wiimote had REALLY terrible tracking. Even with the Motion Plus controllers/attachments, most (if not all) VR controllers STILL have better tracking than those.
Hey! Wanted to apologize for being quiet lately. Here's a quick screenshot of something I've been working on: A cubic planet! One of the faces is still entirely flat and the others don't have much to do on them since there aren't any objects in the game for me to populate them with other than bumpers.
I'll get a video out once I have the cubic gravity code worked out (it's more complicated than you'd think! I'm taking a page out of Patterns's book. Practically the only good one it has, haha)
love to look through the docs to try to find a function that does what I want, think it's not there, try to figure out how to do the math myself, then realize the function is there and is named something really obvious and i didn't see it because I assumed it would return a different type than it did
Thanks to someone on the Godot discord (which is really great, by the way) I now have come up with a really efficient way of storing my gravity shape data (for cubic planets, tubes you fall towards, tubes you fall around, and planes that flip your gravity when you pass them). My original method resulted in a lot of duplicate data and code. Tomorrow I'll code a number of weird gravities near that of of Super Mario Galaxy!
Google's Blocks tool would be amazing for creating levels... If I could see object dimensions while scaling and not just placing, and if I could configure the grid snap like I wanted it. Currently one grid snap unit is like, 1cm and I can't make it snap to anything bigger, and the grid lines are 4cm apart.
For reference, the ball is 1 meter in diameter.
I can certainly scale them up when I'm cleaning them up in blender so that 4cm=1m, but I don't *want* to do that.
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