Glider Game

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Made by: Jack8680 developer

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Glide down a massive mountain and into caves, dodging obstacles and collecting coins.

Glide as far as you can, then upgrade your glider to reach new distances in this casual arcade glider game.

My entry for the Sports2020 challenge. Still working on it, and a bunch of the graphics are placeholders (fly, wasp, coin, white squares on upgrade menu).

I plan to add more variants of terrain to make it look less repetitive, probably a couple more upgrades, and achievements for reaching certain distance milestones that reward coins.

Uploading now so I can get some feedback before the final submission deadline.

Right now there's a bug that makes everything completely disappear. It's kinda rare and I'm still trying to figure out what causes it, though it seems like the glider is getting an invalid force applied to it or something; it literally disappears from the scene but still runs behaviours.

VERSION 1.3

Last Updated: August 01, 2020

- Added boost mechanic
- Added upgrade for boost
- Asded icons to upgrades
- Minor improvements to terrain
- Fixed trees not spawning. Oops.

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August 04, 2020

Woah, this is pretty neat! It's pretty rare to see someone implementing a scrolling system in their project. This project really stands out for its unique gameplay, even just the simple zooming in and out makes the game feel more alive. Nice job @Jack8680! Good luck on the sports challenge!

August 01, 2020

@Murtaza thanks!

I tried a parallax background as you and LinkoGames suggested but it looked weird with the screen zooming (background gets bigger/smaller). Would be able to work around it using scale behaviours but ran out of time.

I also added some basic sound effects, but didn't add music.

Left the challenge too late so didn't get to add everything I wanted. Also submitted the last update slightly after due date (2-3 mins, forgot to take new screenshots, then upload got stuck at 53%, then my update description was too short because I was rushing lol), hope that's okay.

August 01, 2020

@LinkoGames thanks for the feedback! I've added some sound effects, but didn't get a scrolling background working because it looks weird with the screen zooming (would be able to work around it but ran out of time).

July 28, 2020

This is really cool. The physics feel good and like it’s actually gliding! It kind of reminds me of tiny wings.

I agree that the background feels empty at times (especially on the phone aspect ratios where the mountains are not always in view). A parallax background of some hills and clouds would look really great.

Sound effects and music would be action addition too. Some wishing noises when the plane goes up or something?

Awesome so far though! Hope you continue to work on it.

July 28, 2020

The gameplay loop is really fun, you clearly put a lot of effort into it! The zooming screen when the velocity speeds up is a really nice touch. Maybe a scrolling background could sell it even more? It does feel a bit empty sometimes as there are no sound effects, but what you have done already is really good!