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axcho
03-29-2008, 04:46 PM
I thought I'd share a new prototype I've been playing around with.

I'm trying to figure out a better control scheme for ragdoll games. At the moment, all ragdoll games (including my old game Braids NEON) involve crudely dragging around the ragdoll's head (or other body parts). I'd like to improve on that. What I've come up with so far is still pretty crude and simple, but it's an interesting change.

Click to try my Ragdoll Control Prototype (http://axcho.deviantart.com/art/Ragdoll-Control-Prototype-81051752)

Click the window to give it keyboard focus. Then use the arrow keys to move the stick figure around.

left - rotate head left
right - rotate head right
up - raise arms
down - spread legs

There's also slow motion when you hold down the space bar, and you can adjust physics settings with the buttons on screen.

Please give it a try and post your feedback and thoughts about how to make a ragdoll game with better controls. :)

Teh_One
03-29-2008, 04:54 PM
this was confusing but fun. how the hell do you get him to do a wallflip?

Steyene
03-29-2008, 05:59 PM
Edit: The buttons are working now, they weren't when I first tried >_>

2-D
03-29-2008, 06:06 PM
you click the button you dickfag

lolkilla
03-29-2008, 06:48 PM
i didnt like too that much, i found it a little hard to control.

however, i do think that it would be acceptable for your upcoming game.

ScatMan
03-30-2008, 02:29 PM
rotflol. Play this whil listening to the Chicken Dance song

armygeidon
04-01-2008, 03:36 PM
Lol. I like this game! Sometimes while I am playing he will lose one of his legs. Is that normal?

Anyway: I was able to do a wall flip. Physics: Gravity: 3 clicks. Speed: I dont think it matters but I had it at 7 clicks. Drag: None. Flex:None. Thoughs are the stats I had when I did the wall flip.
Note: One click means one left mouse click on any of the stat buttons.

axcho
04-02-2008, 09:36 AM
Lol. I like this game! Sometimes while I am playing he will lose one of his legs. Is that normal?

Anyway: I was able to do a wall flip. Physics: Gravity: 3 clicks. Speed: I dont think it matters but I had it at 7 clicks. Drag: None. Flex:None. Thoughs are the stats I had when I did the wall flip.
Note: One click means one left mouse click on any of the stat buttons.It's not really supposed to lose one of its legs, but it does happen sometimes. :p

Congrats on the wall flip! :D It's that low drag and flex that's the key in pulling one off.

armygeidon
04-02-2008, 09:48 AM
Alright well... now whats drag suppose to do?

axcho
04-02-2008, 08:21 PM
Drag is like air resistance, except simpler. If you turn it up, it's like you're underwater.

armygeidon
04-02-2008, 09:46 PM
Cool. Hehe with a fool bar of drag and no flex I got the guy to stand on one leg. Hehe!

Rune_Blade3000
04-04-2008, 07:45 AM
i think this would be good if it would be made into an animator:Smile: