Perhaps in the future, I’ll make more platformers like Spy Guy 96. Given that I can come up with interesting themes and names for each one. I have a few ideas up my sleeve
Character Swap points - having more than one character can encourage players to use teamwork to solve a particular puzzle, especially if they have their own set of unique abilities they can use to progress.
Collectibles - stuff like coins or gems, which can give a reason to stick around in a level.
Extras - could be smth like rare collectibles that you can collect to earn something special, like a new skin for example, or even bonus content.
Cheat Codes - I know cheating is bad, but if your levels have anything that can, for example, slow the player down, you can include cheat codes that could help out the player in any way. You could even display the codes if the player has mastered a very hard challenge, or collected all items in the game, as an example.
It seems like a cool site. I especially like how you could create your very own reporter (like trait variables in Hopscotch). Setting them up (when creating them on the site, of course) would be a challenge though…
If custom abilities in Hopscotch were able to be ran instantly (and I mean completing in one frame no matter what, which I can understand why that’s not possible, unless it only contains blocks that are able to run instantly, such as set variable, comment, etc.), I would be able to make more advanced blocks such as [find value input (w) string (hello world)] (obviously an object variable would be used to return the result) since that would take more than a frame to complete, but I’m satisfied with what we have now.
I wonder what Hopscotchers will make using the improved custom rules/abilities… they never fail to impress us.
You can now apply an angular offset in the point towards custom block. Perfect for shapes like triangles, chevrons, corners, or pretty much any shape that doesn’t point perfectly to the right at 0 degrees.
that’s kind of what I imagined but really not that great. I mean it makes sense, but having to manually tap each field is much slower than something like a “split” block that splits text at a character. I think having both would probably be useful.