Making a series of Giant Bomb microgames

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#1 Edited by takua108 (1479 posts) -

UPDATE: Here's my first three Giant Bomb microgames! 
  

And don't miss my Deadly Premonition microgames as well! 
(Original post follows.)
 
So I got this game today and it's kind of awesome. But I needed an idea for a game outside of the obvious "extremely graphic violence in like four frames of animation and tons of red pixels." 
 
So I decided to start working on a series of Giant Bomb-themed microgames! 
 
I'm still trying to figure out exactly how the games will play and such, but so far I have a barebones Bombcast theme song in there, and this: 

I'm drawing these sprites in Paint for ease of creation, and then replicating them in WWDIY. 
 
More info as I make progress!
#2 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -

I made some progress on the first game, "Tiny Bomb!"

It's extremely simple: you just click on the tiny Giant Bomb bomb as it bounces around to blow it up. Doing so results in victory. Subsequent games will be more creative, I hope :\
#3 Posted by RJPelonia (863 posts) -

Haha. Very nice. I like what you got so far. The theme sounds great. You should try making the break music.
 
Can't wait to see more!

#4 Posted by Capum15 (4903 posts) -

That's pretty cool.

#5 Posted by rjayb89 (7722 posts) -

Ride or Snide - Jeff Gerstmann must sell as many Wolfenstein games as possible else he must have a gallon of gin poured down his mouth by the illusive Snide.

#6 Edited by takua108 (1479 posts) -
@RJPelonia said:

" Haha. Very nice. I like what you got so far. The theme sounds great. You should try making the break music.  Can't wait to see more! "

Ooh, this is a very good idea. Since you can only have so many measures of music, this is even better; I can have one game use the intro/outtro section of the break music, and another use the middle "main" bit. 
 
I now have some filler sprites drawn for an ACTIVE/MAYBE/NEVER game, but I'm lacking ideas of how to implement it. Anyone? 

#7 Posted by nukesniper (1312 posts) -

The "Duder, It's over." was a nice touch. Thumbs up. I hope this awesomeness builds up to greater things.

#8 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Awesome job, man. I'm also really impressed with your recreation of the "Never" chick. That's totally her!

#9 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -

Finished up Tiny Bomb v1 and "shipped" it! I'd be happy to share it with people but I don't have WEP wi-fi... :( I'll see what I can do about that tomorrow. 

#10 Posted by RJPelonia (863 posts) -
@takua108 said:

" I now have some filler sprites drawn for an ACTIVE/MAYBE/NEVER game, but I'm lacking ideas of how to implement it. Anyone? "

Hm. Well, I don't know about a game idea, but you could have the NEVER lady appear after failing/succeeding, depending on the goal, in a microgame accompanied with the giant "NEVER" on the screen.
#11 Edited by takua108 (1479 posts) -

Well I couldn't think of anything to do with the active/maybe?/never concept for now, so I started working on Whirl World, a microgame where you play as Dave in the flaming helicopter trying to avoid rockets being fired by Ryan from the ground below. (Microgames consisting solely of wanton helicopter destruction are also planned!) Screens of this soon, although the art is very early, I'm mostly just fiddling with the AI. 
 
EDIT: WhirlWorld game done, going to finish up art and post video tomorrow.

#12 Posted by ajamafalous (12003 posts) -

These are looking awesome.

#13 Edited by takua108 (1479 posts) -

So I'm apparently linked to in the tagline on the front page, presumably because of this! Awesome! 
 
Also, here's a sneak peek of WhirlWorld:

#14 Posted by Fallen189 (5010 posts) -

Be sure to reference persona 4, bufu, anime is for jerks, and gamespot being jerks.

#15 Edited by ThatFrood (3375 posts) -
  • Minigame where you wrestle Chie in luchador masks
  • Minigame where you play as brad and you try your best to stay alive for as long as possible as things attack you
  • Minigame where you have to mimic drinking gin and then spaz out
  • Minigame where you have to breath heavily into the wiimote with your nose for the duration of the game
  • Minigame where you start at 100% and in order to win... you have to get more than 100%
  • Ooh ooh! Minigame where you have to stand there and wave your hands around emphatically while talking
#16 Edited by gakon (1952 posts) -

Stupid ideas:
- Something related to Lincoln Force
- Tap the play button on a video only to see "Duder, it's over!"
- Fighting Shadow Teddie with a choice between Agi and Bufu
- Run up to a shadow and time a proper sword hit
 
Dangit, I need to buy this game.

#17 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -

Ok, here's an idea: You have to Pull A Brad in less than 5 seconds.

#18 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -
@habster3 said:
" Ok, here's an idea: You have to Pull A Brad in less than 5 seconds. "
or maybe like a remake of don't shit your pants- but replace it with pulling a brad?!
#19 Posted by Snail (8606 posts) -

Dude, where the heck is Luchadeer?
 
WHERE IS LUCHADEER?!

#20 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Awesome man, don't forget Lincoln Force!

#21 Posted by I_smell (3924 posts) -

The music made me laugh.
 
Make a game where you're Brad and you just walk to the right n fall down a pit of spikes or something.

#22 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

Dude, that's sick.  I love how you even got the song in there and everything. 
As for a suggestion for a GB-related mini-game... 
You could make one where you're Dave in an Arkham Asylum straight-jacket and you have to escape the pursuing Ryan.

#23 Posted by neoepoch (1295 posts) -
@ThatFrood said:
"
  • Minigame where you start at 100% and in order to win... you have to get more than 100%
"
But...you can't beat 100%...
#24 Edited by I_smell (3924 posts) -

You could have a bunch of RPG games at the top of the screen, and the review guys on the bottom, and you have to drag all the borin-ass Russian RTS games over to Dave in like 5 seconds.
When you complete it you get a 5-stars icon, and if you fail you get 1. Obviously.

#25 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -
@takua108 said:
" So I'm apparently linked to in the tagline on the front page, presumably because of this! Awesome! 
 
Also, here's a sneak peek of WhirlWorld:
"
is ryan holding a bong?
#26 Edited by takua108 (1479 posts) -
@Ryax: that's a rocket launcher :P 

Well I'll be working until later tonight, but, in the meantime, here's a video of my progress on WhirlWorld: 
  
You play as Dave Snider attempting to pilot...erm,  drive a helicopter between two buildings, all the while avoiding rockets fired from Ryan Davis, below. Simply tap to change the helicopter's direction. The art is not final; there'll be cool clouds and stuff, and the helicopter will be on fire.
#27 Posted by cap123 (2477 posts) -

i love this so much. great work. I would love to see a chie vs. charlie in luchador masks game, and a brad pulling a brad minigame :)

#28 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -

I'm just finishing up WhirlWorld, and I temporarily abandoned the Active/Maybe?/NEVER game in favor of a easier-to-picture-completed-soon idea: Ryan's Revenge. (It won't actually be called that, as it won't fit in the blank.) 
 
Here's what I have for mspaint art so far: 

Does that look sufficiently less bong-like? :D
#29 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

I absolutely thought it was a bong also. The new one is a thousand times more rocket launcher-y.
 
I still think you should do a Giant Bong parody game..

#30 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -

Going with the bomb idea, you could do one that cuts the fuse to stop it from going off, or one to light the fuse.
You could make one where you have to remove Dave's shirt.
Help Jeff dodge shots from Kayne and Lynch. 
One where as Brad you have to kill yourself in game. (makes a change from actually making a jump)

#31 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

A tomagachi looking virtual pet game starring Peter Molyneux's liverspotted balls and you have to get the mood bar from red to green by tickling them (like your creature in Black & White or Milo). Also show status bars for hunger, tiredness, karma, etc...

#32 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -
@takua108 said:
" I'm just finishing up WhirlWorld, and I temporarily abandoned the Active/Maybe?/NEVER game in favor of a easier-to-picture-completed-soon idea: Ryan's Revenge. (It won't actually be called that, as it won't fit in the blank.) 
 
Here's what I have for mspaint art so far: 

Does that look sufficiently less bong-like? :D "
that does look like a rocket launcher. nice. but i prefer the bong ;)
#33 Posted by Pazy (2581 posts) -

Could you make a game where Chie is eating a steak (tapping the steak) and she gets more and more covered in steak juices lol Im actually looking forward to this game, it looks simple enough to start to enjoy but with just enough complexity to make something interesting though in the UK it seems to be the end of April its out.

#34 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -

The only problem with all the Persona 4 ones is that I'm not very good at drawing in general, much less anime-style, like P4. I'll give it a shot, though, once I'm finished with a few ideas I have. One of the biggest problems I'm having with WWDIY is that you can only have two games-in-progress at once! D:

#35 Posted by RJPelonia (863 posts) -
@takua108: 
Your sprite work still looks great though. Just make 8-bit versions of Charlie, Chie, and the gang, like how you've been doing with everyone else. I think that'd still look just as cool. Speaking of, love the Ryan sprite. Looking forward to seeing it blow up a helicopter.
 
So here's a game idea I just got: Charlie doing the Rainy Day Special Mega Beef Bowl Challenge. A simple mashing game and when you succeed, Charlie enters the Meat Dimension.
#36 Edited by takua108 (1479 posts) -

So I ended up working a ton on RyansRevenge last night: 
  

The rocket doesn't show up in the recording very well due to lighting, but trust me, it looks pretty cool. 
#37 Edited by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@takua108 said:

" So I ended up working a ton on RyansRevenge last night: 
  

The rocket doesn't show up in the recording very well due to lighting, but trust me, it looks pretty cool.  "
Haha, that's pretty awesome.
#38 Edited by takua108 (1479 posts) -

Finished RyansRevenge, and now shipping it and Tiny Bomb v1! Add me up, and post your friend code in the other thread (or PM me). 
 
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#39 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -
@Pazy said:
" Could you make a game where Chie is eating a steak (tapping the steak) and she gets more and more covered in steak juices lol Im actually looking forward to this game, it looks simple enough to start to enjoy but with just enough complexity to make something interesting though in the UK it seems to be the end of April its out. "
Try ebay. That's where mine is coming from ;)
#40 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

I made one game about "pulling a brad". It's more of a joke game, nothing overly complicated. I used some of @takua108: assets for it though.
 
 

 

#41 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -
@Apathylad: Yeah, I meant to post somewhere that anyone's totally free to use any of the assets from any of my games to make other stuff; that's why I left it open! :D 
 
And making it a QL of Mario was a great idea :V
#42 Edited by takua108 (1479 posts) -

Finally decided to work on the NEVER game. In it, a "ACTIVE," "MAYBE?," or "NEVER" randomly pops up, and you have to choose which Nintendo E3 press conference icon represents that section of the populace!

#43 Edited by ThatFrood (3375 posts) -
@takua108 said:

" Finally decided to work on the NEVER game. In it, a "ACTIVE," "MAYBE?," or "NEVER" randomly pops up, and you have to choose which Nintendo E3 press conference icon represents that section of the populace!

"
You need "gamer cop" too!

#44 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -
@ThatFrood: Ah! You're right. I think I'll have him pop in once you've chosen the correct icon :D
#45 Posted by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -

This thread is epic. Just putting that out there. Needs a sticky.

#46 Posted by Computerplayer1 (991 posts) -

There needs to be a Brad game where you have to "Pull a Brad" to win.
 
In other words, you actually have to die on purpose.
 
Someone get on this!

#47 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -
@Computerplayer1:  Apathylad already did exactly this; just look at the bottom of the previous page. :D
#48 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -

For those who aren't playing my microgames, now you, too, can see the final versions of them in full shaky-webcam, desynchronized-audio'd glory! 
 
  

#49 Posted by rjayb89 (7722 posts) -

Someone needs to make a game where the setting is Vinny and Jeff sitting on a couch and when you touch Vinny he casts Bufu and Jeff's head just explodes a moment after.

#50 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

How about a GB NosCon where you click on the GB banner and it brings up a crudely drawn Rich Gallup behind a desk with Jeff on the black couch. Go watch some old On The Spot videos for a better idea of what it looks like.

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