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.TakaM 2006-11-16 07:05

Twinsen - Pilot Episode Demo
Okay guys!
as you all know, I've been working on a platformer game based around Twinsen.
It's been though some rough stages but the time has come for the demo, so without any more delays- its here.

First some screenshots:

so what does this demo feature? Play it yourself and find out (I should mention, windows only (very sorry :()

and the controls are:
  • f4 - toggle full screen
  • shift - run
  • z - jump
  • x - sword
  • c - magic ball
  • enter - start
  • arrow keys - move
but, if you have a controller, I highly suggest downloading joy2key and playing the game with that :tup:
there are a few new moves you haven't seen from my game before and they might take some time to figure out, and thats what I hope you all do, spend some time mastering the controls and how Twinsen moves and attacks, there are also a few secrets in the demo, if you don't figure them out after a few weeks, I'll tell you them ;)

Okay, heres the demo link:
Twinsen Pilot Episode Demo
I'd really appreciate if some of you guys could mirror it also


morshem 2006-11-16 07:26

Heh heh... very good, but some questions:
1. the controlling system is very messy... z/x/c is really uncomfortable...
2. Why is the magic ball so slow? And why does it always act like "discreet" (you probably know what I mean)?
3. After I reached the end of the screen, am I supposed to do something, or is this just the end of the demo?

(note: I haven't really followed the progress of the project, so sorry if any of the questions here are already obvious)

.TakaM 2006-11-16 07:31

the controls will be completely customizable in the next demo/full game
the magic ball gets thrown differently depending on what direction youre holding
thats the end of the demo :p

ChaosFish 2006-11-16 07:42

Twinsen.exe has stopped working
Runtime error 216 at 0040418A

(I use Windows Vista)

.TakaM 2006-11-16 07:59

oooh.. I heard it might not work with vista, in the future it will though once vista is more widely used

Graxer 2006-11-16 08:26

Amazing work! Great demo!

Odysseus 2006-11-16 11:24

Great looks(!) sounds are done nicely as well! :tup:

I think the magicball movements and the jumping are to slow.
The sight turns as soon as you turn, maybe have look at that? :)
Furthermore, I want more!!|)

Quetch 2006-11-16 14:18

the game is more than amazing BUT it slows down my whole system :| and I mean by 70 %

Homeless 2006-11-16 14:23

Mirror! Sendspace pisses me off.

Kobold 2006-11-16 14:57

A few problems though:
- It's way too slow, and it consumes most of my CPU. Actually, all of my Pentium II. :p
- The controls are hard, because Z is between T and U on my keyboard.

And how do you get some many clover leafs like in your screenshots? I only have three.

Streg 2006-11-16 15:36


Originally Posted by Kobold (Post 295576)
- The controls are hard, because Z is between T and U on my keyboard.

What the hell :P

ChaosFish 2006-11-16 15:39

Germany doesn't use Qwerty?

F2bnp 2006-11-16 15:41

Great mate

morshem 2006-11-16 15:42

Homeless 2006-11-16 15:51

Kezboards are quite nice.

.TakaM 2006-11-16 15:59

if the game slows down you pc a bit, try turning off some of the graphics in the options, it will make it run a bit faster

Quetch 2006-11-16 16:18

yeah but I mean it's a 2D demo and this PC i'm using now it's a 1700 MHz Celeron , 512 SDRAM , GeForceFX 5200 256 Mb ... it should'n man :(

Quetch 2006-11-16 16:21

lol I think it's a bug ... the AI of the fly IS SO INTELLIGENT that it's impossible to get it with the MB :p

Jasiek 2006-11-16 16:30

Awesome :D Works like a charm here, the small screen kinda bugs me, but I guess that's the specifics of this kind of a game ;). Very cool, very pro :).

morshem 2006-11-16 16:50


f4 - toggle full screen

ChaosFish 2006-11-16 16:54

Just got it to run on Windows Xp, wow, very impressive Tak!
I can see a lot of effort put into this. Waiting for the full game :)

Just one thing I was missing was familiar LBA stuff (grobos, teleporters, etc.). But it's great!

Quetch 2006-11-16 16:57

why telepods :p it ain't LBA1 ya know :D

ChaosFish 2006-11-16 17:00

Maybe leftovers?

I dunno, just something to give the familiar LBA feeling :p

Quetch 2006-11-16 17:02

oh well I would like a desert island then :D

Kobold 2006-11-16 17:05


Originally Posted by Quetch (Post 295593)
lol I think it's a bug ... the AI of the fly IS SO INTELLIGENT that it's impossible to get it with the MB :p

Programming a good AI is very simple, programming a stupid one is hard. :p (Unless you don't let it do anything)

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