Day 5 Game 5: 30 games in 30 days using Grids for GameMaker
This is what Grids did for us today. What can Grids do for you?
Developer: Robert MacLean (Microsoft AppFactory)
Game 5 was based on the idea to do Pac Man on a hex grid. As you can sea, it grew into something slightly different.
The mechanics are basically the same. Collect the sea weed, avoid the octopus. Collect the star fish and eat the octopus!
We used two different control systems. One for phone and one for pc. Neither are perfect. We have done action games on a hex grid before, and are still to find a user friendly control system. We did two things to ease the pain of moving aroundnd on a hex grid. We removed the walls so that the grid is open, and we made it so that the character (a Nautilus!) continues to move in the direction you send it.