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Man Eats Fish [FINISHED]

PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 3:34 pm
by SuperMoof

a game about fish, eating fish, and humans

final version: ... index.html

Explore the high seas, rendered in full color!

Spend hours of fun managing your fish!

Enjoy the thrill of selling fish to customers!

Brief Instructions
- Go fishing to catch fish (WASD to move boat)
- There are 4 levels of water depth. As you upgrade you boat, you can fish in deeper areas that have better species of fish.
- Return home by 5pm to open your shop.
- Move any fish you wish to sell into the shop tank.
- Number of customers is based on your online review score. Tastier fish mean better reviews.
- Fish tastiness is dependent on 3 stats (1-10). Each customer has different preferences on what he or she likes, so maximize all 3 stats for the best fish.
- Breed fish in a romance tank to make tastier fish.

This game is still a work in progress, it is likely broken in several ways and there is a lot that is unfinished and untested!

Version 1.0 - final(!)
- Just some bug fixes and tuning from v0.5 ... index.html

Version 0.5 - final(?)
- Some more tuning
- Added a sort of victory condition ... index.html

Version 0.4
- Fixed a bunch of little bugs and tuned some stuff.
- Added a few polish things, more instructions, made things a bit prettier, etc. ... index.html

Version 0.3
- Redid the overworld
- Added some missing sprites
- Fixed some bugs and tweaked some values ... index.html

Version 0.2
A quick update to the jam version that fixes several bugs small and large. ... index.html

7 DAYS DONE: Jam version
Here is the state of the game after 7 days: ... index.html
Update: There is a bug in this build where you will never get more than 2 customers a night..

It is still a work in progress so I hope to spend some more time cleaning it up. The sea screen has had the least amount of love so it needs a lot of work (different sprites for the different boats, the map isn't finished, etc). I haven't spent any time tuning it, so prices and whatnot are probably crazy and broken. There are likely a lot of weird bugs and crashes, since I have tested it very little since I got it to this point.

I appreciate any feedback!

Re: Man Eats Fish

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:27 pm
by SuperMoof
this game will also be about running a fish and chip shop, exploring the seas, and breeding fish. i am planning on using haxe nme & haxeflixel. i have not used these things before but they look neat.

Re: Man Eats Fish

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:45 pm
by SuperMoof
Day 0
Today I am working too many hours at realjob, so I plan on starting tomorrow. However, I have been doing some pre-production by thinking about boats a lot (what are boats, how do boats work, what do boats look like, etc.)

Re: Man Eats Fish

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:20 pm
by SuperMoof
Day 1

The game will have three main sections - the shop, the sea, and the fish tanks. In a meeting just now I sketched out some concept art for the shop screen. It may be surprising that I'm actually a programmer and not a professional artist, however I think that this image very clearly illustrates my vision for the game.


When I get home tonight I plan on working on some real "art" and start messing around with haxe nme.

Re: Man Eats Fish

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:27 am
by SuperMoof
Here is a screen based off my awesome concept art:


Re: Man Eats Fish

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:37 am
by LionelJitro
I love how true it is the the shape of your concept art :)

Its looks really nice. So serene, and the pastels make it all warm and fuzzy. I want to go live there.

Re: Man Eats Fish

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:12 am
by SuperMoof
Thanks! Now I'm on to figuring out haxe nme & haxeflixel. Seems like I have gotten debugging working in FlashDevelop finally so I am starting to build a simple moving sea cross section as a starting point to learning these things,

Re: Man Eats Fish

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:20 am
by FlatWorldStudios
I second Lionel, you really got this right!

I wanna go live there too! XD

Re: Man Eats Fish

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:01 pm
by Df458
That art's looking pretty great!

Re: Man Eats Fish

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:12 pm
by btxsqdr
nice pixel art. fish & chips... ha ha