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  1. JohnnyA

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    Platformer PRO is a powerful and flexible kit for making platform games.


    Make your Game - Pluggable movement system and heaps of built-in movements and options mean you can ensure your game is YOUR game, not just a variation of ours.

    Does the Hard Stuff - Does the stuff that most other kits don't: 360 Degree Loops, Ledge Climb, Ropes, Mecanim-driven movement, gravity flip and heaps more.

    Does the Extra Stuff - Includes systems for everything from in-game customisable inputs to power-ups and items to a 'no-code' menu system.

    Many samples - We don't just include one or two samples. The kit has 8 (and growing) sample levels which include 2.5D and 2D, physics-like movement and retro-movement, melee and projectile attacks.

    Great Documentation - Not just API docs. Online HTML guides for beginners through to advance users, custom inspectors (with tooltips, warning messages, and helpers), FAQ's, online video tutorials, slack chat, and more.

    Get an Android APK or Web Player demo at: http://jnamobile.com/demo.html

    iOS builds available via TestFlight on request.

    You are welcome to ask questions before purchase: support@jnamobile.com





    Lots more videos on the youtube channel.
     
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    Congratulations on release!
     
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    Gratz on the release! :D
     
  5. JohnnyA

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    Finally got the basic ledge climb doco in: https://jnamobile.zendesk.com/hc/en-gb/articles/208054108

    Unfortunately its hard to make this both flexible and simple. On the positive once you set it up you shouldn't need to touch it.

    Also submitted the next revision. Release notes:
    Code (csharp):
    1. - Added variation to alien sample showing health bar and 'health pack' items to boost health.
    2. - Fixed bug where standard ledge climb would start REACHING movement when outside of the grasp distance.
    3. - Added an alternative jetpack movement which only takes effect when in the air, much like a double jump.
    4. - Small clean-ups to various samples.
    5. - Submitted alternative package with Unity 5 to avoid warning message showing up in the asset store.
    Last one is a doozy, even though the package imports into Unity 5 without requiring script upgrade (and has no warning or errors), the asset store still repots a warning when Unity 5 users try to use it (unbeknownst to me until someone posted a support request). This update I submitted with 4.6 and with 5.1 so this warning should go away. Hope I didn't lose too many users :s
     
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    Added support for Rewired (Input).
     
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    Added some more options for animating and controlling attacks.

    v1.02 is ready... hopefully v1.0.1 gets approved soon.
     
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    Added a air float movement (hold jump after jumping to float). Can be turned on off with a power-up if desired.
     
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    congrats on finishing the product
     
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    hey john , )

    lil bug with ferr 2D, using WallMovement_AutoStick, the fonction "overridepublicvoidDoCling" bug the wall to wall jump, i'v mask it now it's fine

    Code (CSharp):
    1. overridepublicvoidDoCling() /
    2. {
    3.  
    4. //Becausewearemovingandchangingvelocityallthetimethecollidersdon'tguaranteethatwesnapexactlytothewall
    5. //Soherewecalculatetheabsolutewallpositionwithanewraycast
    6.  
    7. }

    bud i 'v an other bug, the character don't grap the ledge, using ferr 2D, i'm investigating, do you have an idear ?
     
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    Did you read the ledge climb doco it goes in to a fair amount of detail on the conditions for detecting and grabbing a ledge: https://jnamobile.zendesk.com/hc/en-gb/articles/208054108-Ledge-Climbing

    For more detailed support I'll need a project as ledge climbs are tricky to debug without a project. Can you export your Ferr2D colliders to a static collider and create a simple sample project?

    - John A

    PS Please use support channels for support requests, if you post here no ticket will be raised.
     
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    v1.0.1 is available
     
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    New tutorial on how to easily create ladders and ropes:

     
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    Platformer PRO - Video competition - Win $100 USD

    Submit a short video (10-30 seconds) of your game, tech demo, or experiment done with Platformer PRO and you go in the running to win $100.

    By submitting you agree that JNA Mobile can use your video, edited or unedited, for promotional purposes. Your game and company/developer name will be included in any material.

    Winner will be determined by JNA Mobile based on visual quality, relevance, and other factors. Decision is final.

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    This sounds interesting and is motivating to get more of my project together. Thanks for forming this competition, can't wait to see what other users are doing with Platformer Pro.
     
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    @StevenWendel - I figure its good for everyone involved. A bit motivation to get your game moving forward, a (little) bit of advertising for your game. Potential for a little prize and of course good advertising for me too.
     
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    Started work on the next sample called KarateQuest which is vaguely karateka inspired and is mainly about featuring complex attacks, blocks and combos.

    EDIT: or not... hard to find good free art. Maybe I should learn to create character sprites :)
     
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    Dash attack done.
     
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    Combo attacks are the plan for today, as well as some doco and maybe a video tutorial on EventResponders and FX.

    EventResponders make adding effects to your game super simple, requiring no code to do things like play a particle effect when you jump, or change a sprite when a lever is pulled.

    Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 8.14.00 pm.png

    Although mainly used in the menus the FX system allows you to add physics and tweening behaviour to your objects, again with no code. For example the spinning gun that flies off the character in CommandBro.
     
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    Combo Attacks and weapon wielding.


    Note that most graphics are not from the kit, I wanted to show what you could do if you weren't hindered by my art skills.

    Combo attacks are almost done, just got to do a little clean-up. They allow queued combos (keep bashing keys to get combo), post hit combos (connect with one attack to combo in to the next), and cancel attacks (one move interrupts the other).

    In the above the combo is set up as follows:

    Kick queues in to Double Kick (so just press kick twice):
    Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 4.32.14 pm.png

    Then Spin Kick can follow a Double Kick ONLY if it hits the bad guy:
    Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 4.32.23 pm.png
     
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    In the above video I also play a particle effect if the dummy is hit with enough damage.
     
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    v1.02 submitted, some pretty good stuff in this release:


    v1.0.2

    * Added ComboAttacks and DashAttacks.

    * Improved most air movements to provide more consistent gravity application when grounded.
    UPGRADE NOTE: You will need to readjust (increase) the jump velocity for any air movements using physics.

    * Added a Weild Weapon movement to simplify transition to a new weapon with new moves and animations.

    * Added a DOUBLE_JUMP animation state to easily enable different animation for double jump.
    UPGRADE NOTE: You may need to add this state even if you don't use double jump as some other movements may trigger this state (e.g. wall movements which use override jump).

    * Added new options for attack animation mode.

    * Added more options for Attack Location and added "movement blocking" to optionally prevent some movements triggering while attacking.

    * Added Float and Fly movements.

    * Added support for third party input package Rewired.
     
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    Lots of good stuff in there, especially the wield weapon. Something I was going to extend myself but I'm happy you beat me to it.
     
  27. JohnnyA

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    Well you could do it as a power-up in v1.01, but it makes more sense for it to be something specific to weapons.

    Also just realised I forgot to add the option for an item constraint (only wield sword if you have the "SWORD" item). Blah two minute job... v1.0.3 here I come.

    If you need that in the meantime send me a PM.
     
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    PS Don't forget this:

    Platformer PRO - Video competition - Win $100 USD

    Submit a short video (10-30 seconds) of your game, tech demo, or experiment done with Platformer PRO and you go in the running to win $100.

    By submitting you agree that JNA Mobile can use your video, edited or unedited, for promotional purposes. Your game and company/developer name will be included in any material.

    Winner will be determined by JNA Mobile based on visual quality, relevance, and other factors. Decision is final.

    Payment will be made via PayPal only.

    Competition closes 10th of October. Results to be announced 15th of October.

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    Work on v1.03 begins:

    Added a new animator that lets you send states with a modifier (so if you aim up you can send IDLE_UP instead of just idle). This gives an easy way to do aiming, suitable for simple sprite based games (instead of ahving to do transitions and variable based transitions as used in pixtroid).
     
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    Hi @Janns, there are still a few things to document, I got a bit caught up in adding new features last weekend, but doco is back on the agenda this weekend. I'll put that item at the top of the list.

    In the meantime I'm available on the slack chat to take you through it.
     
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    Dum-de-dah, still no approval of v1.0.2 by Unity.
     
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    And like magic v1.0.2 is now available ;)
     
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    That looks really good, thank you! I will let you know in Slack chat if I run into problems trying it.
     
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    So whats coming next...

    A multi-player sample (theoretically multi-player is fine, but having a fully-worked worked sample ensures that (a) you have a reference and (b) I haven't missed anything).

    This sample will be local multi-player for a start, but I'll look at network multi-player as a future option.

    The sample will also feature more enemy types, the current library of Enemy AI and Movements is pretty limited.

    After that the next major thing on the horizon is PlayMaker integration. The idea is to allow easy use of PlayMaker for either Movements, Animation or Enemy AI.
     
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    How to let the rope swing?
     
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    Do you mean auto swing or swing when the player presses a button?
     
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    @meapps Okay, no example of that but I'll create one for you. You can do it with physics motors although a little script to act as a 'restrictor' does look nicer. I assume this is for your fixed length, single piece, ropes in the pitfall like game?
     
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    thank you, yes I want ropes like in the pitfall games.
     
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    v1.0.3 submitted, release notes:

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    Added new 'with transition' animator.

    Added an option for 4-way aiming to complement 6-way and 8-way aiming.

    Added an optional projectile delay to better time projectile attacks with animations.

    Added a setting so crouch can use action button instead of DOWN on the vertical axis.

    Fixed bug with SmoothCenteringZoneCamera and CameraZones.

    Fixed bug with Variable Jump Height Air Movements which was inconsistent when the jump button was pressed rapidly.

    Fixed bug with Physics Air Movements which wasn't maintaining velocity after falling.

    Fixed bug in Jetpack as double jump.
     
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    Work on v1.1.0 commences :)
     
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    Just a little update someone wanted, making the snails a bit more like Mario turtles (i.e. they can collect coins on behalf of the character that kicks them, and can also damage enemies):

     
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    I'd love to see the documentation just so I can try and see how big of a change it would require in my project, if that's possible!

    EDIT: Ah, I just saw the documentation on the site now, although they don't cover some of my questions! I'll send you an email.
     
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    Yup, have gotten back to via your support ticket :)
     
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    Many thanks! I'll be integrating PRO as soon as 2DTK support is available.

    EDIT: @JohnnyA Is there a possible ETA on that, so I can begin preparing? I tossed another few questions via email but wasn't sure if you'd seen them.

    EDIT2: Decided to just purchase PRO right now so I can at least take a look at it while waiting.
     
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    v1.0.4 (in progress)

    Added some small updates like auto-fire and some more event response options. Also improved delayed jump so it works properly in front of the different jump types and can handle slopes.
     
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    I'll check again, I left the ticket open so I probably didn't notice new questions come in.
     
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