Got a couple of games for any of you who are interested. No Python scripts or anything fancy, but I’m reasonably pleased with them as they are my first attempts. You may think at first glance that the Cloud Hopping game is a bit tame but it’s not easy, I haven’t been able to get all the way through it yet myself, except when testing it from different stages to see that it all worked.
The Spacecity game plays like a flight simulator only here you are controlling a Flying Saucer. I have pasted in the instructions to hopefully tempt you to spend the time downloading it as it is a bit heavy at 3.15 Mb. I guess some of you will notice I have borrowed quite a bit of scenery from an old Blender demo, this is just until I get time to make my own textures. I bought a cheap digital camera last year for that purpose but up to now haven’t got round to it.
I’ve put the games on my old site as I’m trying to re-make my new one using Flash. Don’t laugh to much at it, most of it is stuff I did before I got interested in Blender. My html is naff but it works. The address
is http://www.whealprussia.freeserve.co.uk The games page is at the bottom. Hope they are of some interest.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPACE CITY. (I made this game on a 1 gig computer. Haven't tested it on any other.)
Space City is a flying saucer game where you are controlling the spaceship. Your ship’s energy levels are low and you have arrived at Space City to re-fuel. The fuel gauge is down to 50 units and falling.There are a number of ways to collect fuel, eg :-
The lights in the roads render small amounts of fuel for emergencies when the ship passes close to them.
There are generators inside some of the buildings producing 100 units each, but they can only be reached by the ships tractor beam.
The large revolving spheres produce the greatest amount of fuel (1000 units) but this can only be accessed by dislodging them and guiding them down the shoots at the outer edge of the city. Small amounts are gained by just dislodging the spheres.
Colliding with objects can damage your ship resulting in loss of fuel.
Avoid using high powered thrusters in close vicinity to other objects as they can through you off course.
The controls for the ship are on the number pad, with the exception of the spacebar & Right Alt. which are used to hover & cancel hover.
5… Forward thrust (low power)
+…Forward thrust (high power)
3…Vertical upward thrust (low power)
.Del…Vertical upward thrust (high power)
-…Vertical downward thrust
0…Phaser (low power)
Enter…Phaser (high power)
/…Tractor bay door. Only viewed from bay camera (3) or outside camera (2)
*…Tractor beam. (press & hold) Only viewed from bay camera (3) or outside camera (2)
CHANGE CAMERAS (on main keyboard)
1…Forward view from ship
2…Outside camera. (Can be controlled separately, Details below)
3…Tractor bay camera
OUTSIDE CAMERA CONTROLS (on pad containing arrow keys)
Up arrow…Tilt forward
Down arrow…Tilt back
Left arrow…Left turn
Right arrow…Right turn
Page down…Right bank
1…After first starting game, press Del on Num Pad to take ship above city, then press spacebar to hover,change to camera 3. Open Tractor Bay door ( / on Num Pad ), then take a look round to get your bearings.
2…Collecting fuel from road lights is easier if hover is used.
3…Use the outside camera(2) to help guide your ship.
4…Use cameras 2 & 3 to guide the tractor beam.
5…Tractor Beam is helpful to gain larger amounts of fuel.
6…Outside camera is not attached to the ship so if you want to view it from outside switch to camera 2 before moving ship.
7…Avoid pressing too many keys at once or your computer will complain.
Although there is only one level at present, I am planning new levels which will be travelled to when a certain amount of fuel is accumulated. If you have any ideas regarding new levels or changes to the existing one, please drop me a line. You can reach me via one of the links on my website. I hope you enjoy the game so far.
FOR BLENDER GAMES TO DISPLAY PROPERLY SET MONITOR TO 32 BIT COLOUR.