Obstacle Course

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Re: Obstacle Course

Post by bwisialo » Wed May 11, 2016 5:51 pm

Don't worry about design and balance for incremental difficulty increases. At least, not for now. Just make stuff ;)
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Re: Obstacle Course

Post by Alast » Wed May 11, 2016 5:54 pm

So, you're hooked, eh? ;) #NextBigThing :D
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Re: Obstacle Course

Post by bwisialo » Wed May 11, 2016 6:17 pm

Well, that was more to say -- let loose, experiment, just try stuff. ;) But, yeah, I'm sold on the idea. I can make them too, right? I'm thinking of self-similar mazes where you repeatedly go through the same pattern of turns but you can never get to the end. ;)
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Re: Obstacle Course

Post by bwisialo » Wed May 11, 2016 6:25 pm

Doing an obstacle course, especially a difficult one, is a pain in the ass without a "Reset" button.
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Re: Obstacle Course

Post by Alast » Wed May 11, 2016 6:35 pm

I know... And of course you can make your own courses. Please do!!! :-)
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Re: Obstacle Course

Post by Petter » Sun May 15, 2016 10:25 pm

Hey, cool idea! This could be useful for a new early challenge. We've added lot's of new hard challenges to the end of the game but most users don't make it that far so adding a more "arcade game"-like challenge in he beginning could be fun :D.

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Re: Obstacle Course

Post by bwisialo » Sun May 15, 2016 10:42 pm

Yeah, this definitely has a strong potential for user appeal. Even the easy courses are fun! :) And there are a lot of possibilities. For example, I created a course with moving obstacles: a Glueocyte-Flagellocyte swimmer that goes in circles. Falling obstacles with gravity and density might be possible. Etc..
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Re: Obstacle Course

Post by bwisialo » Sun May 15, 2016 10:51 pm

Re: appeal factor -- Last night I created a video using Alast's course :) , and it's gotten a lot of "likes" for the amount of time it's been up.

https://youtu.be/vRjqeYppayE
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Re: Obstacle Course

Post by Alast » Mon May 16, 2016 7:49 am

Petter, if you like, we can put our heads together to create a series of Obstacle Course challenges to through into the game. Do you have advanced capabilities to put together substrates that we don't have like the possibility to remove cells? That would be very handy for this task.
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Re: Obstacle Course

Post by Petter » Sat May 21, 2016 10:46 pm

One obstacle course challenge would be cool but I don't think we should have more, it's not really the type of challenge cell lab is advertised to be about in play store. Maybe some bio-inspired obstacle course would be possible? Unfortunately I don't have any better tool for making challenges. I just make challenges the same way as you :). Would it be possible to have some cells that you could kill with a virus to remove them while developing?
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