Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

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Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby Master Jademus Sreg » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:15 am

Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game, is all about driving around your ridiculous looking vehicle, while excreting lethal hazards from your rear, with the intention to cause your enemies to wreck into stuff. That is pretty much all there is to it.

I decided to make the map because I am a fan of this micro-genre or whatever it is; it is fun and competitive, has simple mechanics, and is intellectually stimulating in the nuanced and clever tactics and strategy players can employ. The entelechy of the game is what makes it interesting, in the same way lego blocks and cellular automata and DNA are interesting. I figured I could make something small and neat, like TronCraft Rebirth, only this version won't give people hand cramps from right clicking so damn much.

Special thanks to Sixen and Motive for their feedback, Mexa for publishing in the EU region for me and those brave few who helped test it on Battlenet.

This map is available in NA and EU regions.

Features
  • Mouse-controlled camera and turning
  • Victory types available in 5 tangy flavors
  • Supports up to 12 players
  • Custom Layout for a minimal UI
  • Leavers are removed, start points adjusted
  • More than 100 entirely pointless death messages
  • Dead players spectate the remainder of the round
  • Turbo boost; smash into walls faster than ever

Controls
  • Move mouse to turn
  • Left-click to boost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNO0lQaBGhw
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Re: Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby IskatuMesk » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:29 am

Reminds me of Tron. Good work bro. Need more disco-ey music though.
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Re: Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby Master Jademus Sreg » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:31 am

Thanks. I'm accepting donations of music; the music featured in the video isn't mine to use, but I'd really like to get some appropriately-themed music in the map.

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Postby IskatuMesk » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:59 pm

Well, are you looking for copyright-free music or just anything that fits?
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Re: Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby Master Jademus Sreg » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:49 pm

More the former, something I can use permitted by the artist. I could give a shit less about legality, but respecting other people's intellectual property is important to me as a matter of respect.

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Postby IskatuMesk » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:54 pm

Oh.

Well, if any of the music I made and posted in that thread in the workshop fits for you go ahead and use that. Otherwise I don't know.
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Re: Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby Master Jademus Sreg » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:18 pm

I'll check it out, thanks. Got a link to any in particular you think would be appropriate?

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Re: Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby IskatuMesk » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:19 pm

Not really. That would be more up to you I think. Most of my stuff is orchestral and battle/energetic tracks were most difficult to make.

One of the days I might take a look at fruityloops and see if it has improved since 10 years ago when I first tried it...
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Re: Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby Master Jademus Sreg » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:38 pm

I listened to the tracks in Group A, but none really fit the map's aesthetic.

I'm hesitant to say FL studio has improved; it's more accurate to say they added more stuff.

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Postby IskatuMesk » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:15 am

As I figured. Oh well.
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Re: Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby johnnythewolf » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:17 am

Tried it and liked it!

As for the music, how about this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpmSOCikIkg

Noticed the irony of the title?

It's from the now obsolete V4 build of the Streets of Rage Remake. You can download it there:

http://www.doulifee.com/StreetofRage/

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Re: Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby Master Jademus Sreg » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:35 am

Awesome find johnny.

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Re: Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby Master Jademus Sreg » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:53 am

Minor update: Endurance and Slayer victory modes added.

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Re: Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby Master Jademus Sreg » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:25 am

Here's a screenshot that hints at what will be in the next major update in a few weeks.
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Re: Photon Cycles, a luminous lightbikes game

Postby Mucky » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:03 pm

We need to play this next FFS.


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