Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Virus game Update [2.1.31]

I made a small update for my Android game - Virus simulator.

Virus game Update [2.1.31]

New version [2.1.31] has few additional features:

  • Some graphics improvements;
  • New effects which you can turn off in the game's console;
  • Advices for new players;
  • Speed Up mode.

The most important is the Speed up Mode. Click on the clock-timer on the top right to make game's speed 200% of normal. This is quite helpful when you start a game because you don't have to wait when infection spreads and on the last stages.

A short video on my YouTube channel (In Russian...):


You can find a tutorial / guide for this game here: 


And game is available on Google Play for free:

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The 5 best Indie Games of All-Time

What indie games are the best of all-time? It is really hard to say and of course, this will be only my option here. I guess we could look at ratings in steam or on total sales, but here is my personal list of top 5 indie games of all-time.


RimWorld


RimWorld is my #1 indie game.

The 5 best Indie Games of All-Time

Why so? Well it's very deep, it has great atmosphere and it is not a stupid game.

You have to think and always make decisions which will determine your success.

The 5 best Indie Games of All-Time

Also, there are just so many things to do in this game, i can't even list it.

It is a survival game, RimWorld is like Minecraft in a sense of mining and building, is has very nice battle mechanics, it is like Sims or a happy farm game too, it gathers so many genres together and it is great.


Super Meat Boy


Super Meat Boy is great because it gave second life to platformer genre. 

The 5 best Indie Games of All-Time

I don't know how anyone could not love this game if you watched Indie Game: The Movie.

If you didn't watch it and you love indie games - go and watch, you will definitely enjoy.

The 5 best Indie Games of All-Time

Super Meat Boy is simple at first but it gradually becomes harder and harder as you progress. 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Tribes Arena Strategy: Age of Reforms

Hey! Today i wanted to share one of my games here which is called "Tribes Arena Strategy: Age of Reforms". This is a simple grand strategy game made for Android.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.econdude.tribesarena

I used GameMaker Studio to make it, as for all my other games.

Tribes Arena Strategy: Age of Reforms (Android / Google Play)

Graphic here is very simple

At first let me tell you my small background story. I am a big fan of grand strategy games and my favorite are games made by Paradox Interactive. The best one in my opinion is Victoria II, this is very deep, complicated, detailed and awesome grand strategy game.

Friday, August 25, 2017

"Virus Game - Infection" for Android on Google Play, tutorial

Today i want to write a small tutorial for my very old game called "Virus", which is inspired by Plague Inc. This is one of my first games which i competed 100%, it is often hard to finish a game for an indie developer like me, you have so many things to distract you.

Virus Game - Infection for Androind on Google Play, tutorial

Kill "Zombies", improve your Virus and destroy the planet

This is quite simple game but with few RPG features and it is not the same as Plague Inc.

I didn't want to make another Plague Inc. clone or something but i did take some ideas from there.

Here is a link to the game on Google Play: 


In the game you start with a virus level 10, and you have free DNA points which you can invest in 5 main stats. Stats are: power, damage, spread, complexity and infections.

Your goal in the game is to "win" in a country. Winning means that you should kill everybody on the map before they develop a vaccine.

This is quite hard task to do at first, but as you progress, you can win in some countries. 

Virus Game - Infection for Androind on Google Play, tutorial

There are 15 different countries to "clean up"

Each country has a few differences. It has a science power which determines the speed of vaccine development. Morocco is the least developed and USA is the most. 

Also countries have size, in big countries such as Russia or Canada virus spreads slower.

Countries have different population structure, for example almost all people in China are Asian. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tanks ED - Battle City remake by Econ Dude, GameMaker Studio

Hey there. Few weeks ago i finished a small game "Tanks ED" (ED - Econ Dude) and i wanted to share it here. In this post i will talk a little bit about the idea behind this game (which is simple, it's a remake of Battle City) and show you few more things.

To start off here is a screenshot from the game:

Tanks ED - Battle City remake by Econ Dude, GameMaker Studio

Very simple graphic

As you can see graphic is not my strong side but actually i made thins game for 3 hours.

To create Tans ED i used GameMaker Studio, as for all my games which you can find in this blog.

For example: Space Arcade game "Space Rush Shooter" with RPG elements

Drawing such 2D tanks was a fun process, here are some other sprites:

Tanks ED - Battle City remake by Econ Dude, GameMaker Studio

This is from my Russian blog: www.econdude.pw
There you can find a bigger article about this game in Russian

The main idea here, of course, is just to make a copy of good old classic game "Battle City" which i think you heard of. This is retro tank arcade which inspired many players and developers.