Hamumu Software Hamumu Software Hamumu Software
Password Register
Latest Journal update: Oct 19, 2017
Old 09-10-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
The Professor
pete's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 107
Default Multiplayer Worlds?

I had this cool idea awhile back, and actually completed two levels that (hypothetically at least) could be played by two players. With a total of 6 play keys, I figured you could give each player 3 keys (obviously a change in key locations would be required, perhaps AWD and <^>) and create plenty of nifty two-player mini-games within a world! Of course, this would require of the player at least one friend or family member, but I hope most people could meet this small prerequisite.

I eventually gave up construction of this world for the lack of good ideas, but the two levels I did do worked well and seemed fun (well, to me anyways). In each of the levels, I removed Bouapha in the beginning and instead based my levels on games that required no character movement. One of the levels involved two moon bases located in the center of the screen, one for each player, that would shoot out lasers to destroy the passing "moon invaders" when the corresponding player's key was pressed. This level was timed and once the clock ran out, whoever had scored the most points (based on how many alien ships were shot down) won, and they "win" the level and return to the hub. The other level was based on Dance Dance revolution and other arrow based games of the like. Both players would race to complete a set of ten randomly generated directional arrows in order to have their robot to damage the opponent's robot. After a player won four sets, the enemy's robot would be destroyed and the level was completed.

If I knew how to post pictures or upload them to the web I would show some pictures of this world in order to give a better explanation of what is looks like. I just thought I would see what the hamumu community thought about my idea, and see if they had any ideas for a fun and functional game that could be included in this world (also not too hard to do; I know the basics of the editor and variables, but I'm no expert).

pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
Marshmallow Head
The Boss
Jamul's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Hamumu HQ
Posts: 6,118
Default Re: Multiplayer Worlds?

It sounds really cool! But here's my suggestion: come up with games you can do with only two buttons (or uneven games where one player gets 4 buttons and the other only 2). Why? So that nobody has to reconfigure keys to play your world! One player could be on arrow keys, and the other on the fire/special buttons, which by default are on the opposite ends of the keyboard.

In that vein, you could do a racing game, where each player has left and right buttons, and they try to dodge the obstacles that are coming down the screen. Swapmap tricks achieve that.
Jamul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 03:47 PM   #3
Couch Potato
Coolguy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Dumbopolis
Posts: 5,926
Default Re: Multiplayer Worlds?

One player could use Fire and Shift buttons to summon stuff in a room while the other tries to run around via arrow keys. (Maybe Shift gives the first player 1 coin, and Fire spends 10 coins on a Bombot to attack player 2) The game ends with a victory for the arrow-key player if they survive a certain amount of time, and if they don't, it ends in victory for the fire/shift player.
T&T- New Region!
Coolguy is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Multiplayer Chess ChessManiac Total Mayhem 5 09-25-2014 09:00 AM
I want SWC and LL2 Multiplayer. FelipeVieira Adventures Of Bouapha 25 03-20-2011 11:40 AM
Multiplayer Angband! AtkinsSJ Non-Hamumu Games 0 12-08-2007 08:49 AM
some multiplayer help please ProtonACT Making Dumb Games 3 05-19-2006 10:50 AM
Ninja multiplayer milo Our Other Games 1 07-31-2005 07:55 PM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Site Map
Copyright 2017, Hamumu Games Inc.