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Working on Updates/Tweaks for Don’t Panic

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Hey guys, happy Mother’s Day!

If you haven’t heard, Don’t Panic has been released.  GO PLAY IT.

It’s been (and still is) a busy weekend for me.  Tomorrow (Monday) will be much of the same.  However, I’m going to try my hardest to finish a few updates/tweaks for Don’t Panic that I have planned.

I’ve seen from the comments on the game over on ArmorGames that many people seem to halve a problem with the difficulty (even though there are Easy/Normal/Hard modes).  That will be one of the many things I’ll strive to fix.

Things to fix

  1. Invisible bots – make their healthbar invisible too.
  2. Give a boost of a percentage of base health after each level instead of a fixed 20 points.
  3. Make instructions clearer somehow.
  4. Make the player move faster.
  5. Fix the difficulty curve.  (Easier at first with lower enemy health / slower spawning / etc.)
  6. Buying ammo in the store gives more ammo since people run out a lot.
  7. Make the money pickup range (from the mouse curser) bigger.
  8. Nerf the standard gun, maybe disallow perks on it.
  9. Many people are having problems applying perks by clicking the wrong buttons – fix that.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that fixes are coming.  I think I have to send the game to the administration at ArmorGames to have it changed, so if I send it to them tonight, I feel comfortable saying it will be updated tomorrow.

Alright, things to do, gotta go.

  1. Sean utters: May 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I agree with all of those except for #8, the standard gun would not be able to kill anything in the higher levels if it could not be modded..

    Also, I just noticed I’m in the special thanks, so.. Thanks for that! That’s really cool of you

  2. Sean proclaims: May 8, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Also, I voted 10/10, commented and faved it.. as well as created my first account on AG just for you

  3. Ralph announces: May 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I heart you.

    The only reason I have to remove the mods from weapon 1 is because I saw a lot of people just adding (for example) speed + ice to it and since it’s unlimited ammo, it was pretty much “hold the mouse button down until the level is over.”

    YOU KNOW?

  4. Sean states: May 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Kinda.. yeah.. But you could just make it so people cant use “cheater combos”, kind of like how Call of Duty did their perks, they put them in certain categories so that one perk could not be used with another

  5. Paul D'Amora blathers: May 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Just a warning, I’m not going to be an asshole in this comment, so don’t freak out.
    1. You already have a hacker or two. Someone scored 2,147,483,647 on Hard and Survival. Someone else got 509,429,529 on Easy. Obviously those are both impossible scores, so I don’t know if you can like remove the score or something, but you should try to get on that. It’s a little discouraging for those of us that play fairly.

    2. You removed perks on the standard blaster. You cunt. On Easy, I can still use it through the entire game though. Not on normal or hard at least. Maybe instead of removing perks, you should lower the damage.

    3. Make the cutscene less gay.
    4. I like how extra points are awarded for various things like only using the standard blaster. People like getting a bunch of extra points for nothing because it makes them thing they’re special. You should add more of those.

    All in all, it was an okay game. Nothing that really stands out as unique about it though. I guess the 3D stuff was pretty different, so props on that. I’m thinking a sequel? If you do a sequel, and it’s fun, I’m planning on doing some artwork of the characters and posting it on NG or something. It’ll help you publicize and whatnot. I’m so nice.

    Okay,you’re a cunt nigger deer and everything you do is a giant pile of shit. Bye.

  6. Sean says: May 9, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I agree with Paul, I noticed the hackers as-well and if they had have hacked it before I posted my scores up, I wouldn’t have tried as hard, nor had as much fun..

    Also, as Paul said, a few more random reward stuff would be cool too, stuff like “killed three enemies in 2 seconds” or “killing spree” (kill ten enemies in a row without taking any damage to your base) etc..

  7. Sean utters: May 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Duuuude!, I need perks for the Standard Blaster! There is no way I would make it through the last boss battle on Hard without them..

  8. Paul D'Amora proclaims: May 9, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    @Sean I don’t think he should go overboard. I was giving the advice as more of “future games” thing. The way the game is setup wouldn’t allow for a complicated reward system to be so easily integrated. Also, if he makes a lot of big changes affecting score, it’s unfair to the newer players. For example, I could get a much higher score from the +1000 with the standard blaster back when perks were allowed.

  9. Sean utters: May 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Yeah I guess..

    Btw, I just went through the game on easy and got a lower score than before… and I did awesomely this time.. But the game does seem more fair and fun at the moment.. I’m going to try to do it again on Hard to see if it’s actually possible now with these changes..

  10. Ralph remarks: May 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Holy damn you two are like actually, “playing” the game. Like, playing-playing. Not just opening the swf and taking a dump on it.

    Anyway, let’s get some of this horseshit straight. I had to remove the perks from the standard gun, people were pointing out (and it’s true) that it’s waaaaay overpowered after adding speed + anything to it (infinite ammo).

    I can’t just make it weaker, since then without perks it’d be completely useless.

    The whole point of that gun is to use it in a pinch, when you have no ammo left.

    To be honest, I never even get a chance to use it. You guys must be some noobs that you’re depending on it so much.

    Also, I’m hoping to integrate Newgrounds Medals + Kongregate Medals to the game where I’ll come up with a few new things to achieve.

    THAT IS ALL.

  11. Ralph states: May 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Oh, and about the hackers, I actually don’t think I can modify the scoreboard, which is kind of a letdown. Kinda sucks, I know.

  12. Sean says: May 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Well I was thinking, you could just have one primary perk allowed and no secondary perk for the Standard Blaster.

  13. Ralph says: May 10, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Eh, according to comments, things are complicated enough. I don’t want to confuse people more.

    YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING’?

  14. Paul D'Amora announces: May 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    People are stupid?

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