The Official Introduce Yourself Thread

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Post » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:43 am

Y halo thar!1 xd

I just graduated from university with a major in IT. Game development has been an on-and-off hobby of mine since I was about 13 years old, but it's not something that I ever pursued too seriously, so unfortunately I'm not an expert in this field. :c I started with TGF and moved on to MMF 1.5, but eventually I got annoyed with the bugs and gave up on it.. especially when ClickTeam published a bugfix for MMF 1.5, calling it MMF 2. :| A few years later, I found out about Construct, and while I've barely tried this software yet, it seems to me like a better version of MMF. :P Not having an extension similar to MooClick/Game, however, makes me quite sad. I liked coding multiplayer stuff in MMF. Oh well!

Construct 2's release got me excited, even though I'm no fan of HTML5 and I'm quite a bit disappointed because of that. The devs seem to be quite energetic about this project, however, so you can't help but feel that something awesome is going to come out of it, regardless. :P
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Post » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:59 pm

Uh,Uh,UH,uuuUUUUHHHH..... :P

Right,that's my post cherry popped; my forum virginity vanquished; my... Nah, that's it.
Howdy cats, I've been lurking for a while, casually perusing the forums soaking up as much info as possible before *gulp* taking the plunge and posting.

I'm more of an artist than a programmer but I get such a buzz when something works (and looks good!).
And so... On to the magic! Or not, as the case most definately is.
I've been working on a homage to Portal, one of my favourite games, in anticipation of Portal 2.
Before you say it: yes, it's been done. I've played the Flash version too, but I thought it was a rather joyless affair which had none of Portal's personality and didn't hold my attention past the third level. That said - respect to who ever made it! I guess that it was some "proper" coding. :wink:

Here's my first efforts... http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19583524/AAT005.exe

Looks pretty (compared to my previous Game Maker efforts) but that's about it!
Space is jump, N key and M key fire portals (that don't work as yet).

I sure could use some help with implementing the portal maths; I could post the cap but I wanted to register some interest first. I've read the "Protal maths" (sic) thread and played with Davo's cap (which is cool) but twisting my melon trying to use it with my layout as is.

I realise this may be in the wrong place as it's basically an introduction :D and a plea for help :( masquerading as a discussion :?

I have other problems :)

But that's enough for now, phew... I'm spent.

Oh, hang on. Discussion thread: Anyone else made a portal puzzler? 8) hehe
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Post » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:07 am

[quote="Yzer-00":qqdzfsvz]I realise this may be in the wrong place as it's basically an introduction[/quote:qqdzfsvz]

You are correct!

If you'd like to make a separate topic discussing your Portal engine efforts then feel free to do so in the Your Creations forum.
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Post » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:54 pm

you have good luck that you found scirra construct, for your start in game making.
you could have loosed months and hurt your future if you tried something else.
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Post » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:44 pm

Hello! As for introductions, my avatar is the HatMan. I just turned twenty, and am one year away from graduating community college. I love fangames; especially the old AM2R and Portal Prelude. I found out about Scirra Construct after attempting to use Game Maker and failed miserably. My interests are reading, sleeping; emulations, cooking, and Wii. Eventually; I am going for a career in computer forensics and white-hat work; but my friends in the real world are interested in video game production; so I'm designing basic ones to challenge them. :wink:
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Post » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:36 pm

Hey all,

I'm QC and I've just begun using Construct this week, in training for a 24 hour codebash. Probably gonna hang around after, though, since it's a very nice program, with plugin expansion as well; what more's to want?
I've worked in C++/# and Java previously, so it's a big change to how I usually code, but welcomed for short time frame projects such as the one above.

As for myself, I'm 18 years old, studying Computing at uni (in my first year) alongside friends who are studying Game Dev. at the same university. I've made a couple of games before, some for fun, some for competitive reasons, but either way, I've greatly enjoyed it and hope to fit right in here.

tl;dr hey.
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Post » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:12 am

Hi all,

I'm Steely, I wanna make my own game for over 20 years but the programming part was always my bigest problem, now that I have discovert Construct a few months ago a whole new world opens to me.

I hope to release my first game in a couple of months :) :) :)
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Post » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:27 pm

So many new faces.. err I mean users! Welcome and so on don't be shy to ask anything except from me as I might hit with a fish and I'm an idiot and jerk anyways :P
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Post » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:52 pm

Hi !
I'm Geoffrey, a french psychology student !
I'm trying to make game since a few months ago, when I discovered Construct, trying to learn things in different domains (design, ergonomy, music, art ...) while improving my english and, maybe, contribute to the indie video game community with my works :)
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Post » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:17 am

interesting, why you learning everything like blade of all trades (:? do you have a goal?
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