Attack of the Giant Mutant Lizard
Control a giant mutant lizard to eat people, stomp cars, and throw things with your mutant tail which has claws for some reason. Spend points on upgrades and new abilities and try to survive an increasingly deadly hail of bullets.
You can find an early playable demo at GameJolt.
In case anyone's interested in testing the Android version (decent phone recommended -- 4.1 and up required), here is a thing you may want to click on. I'm interested in seeing what devices have an acceptable frame rate as well as any other problems that pop up.
About This Game
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About This Game
Today I am going to release this game out of early access (unless something bad happens within the next few hours such as a power outage or a ninja attack), and I wanted to say a few things about the game.
I want to thank everyone who has showed support by leaving comments or feedback (I even appreciate the criticism). I always figured a few people would enjoy this game, but I was surprised by the amount of positive comments compared to the amount of negative ones. Maybe that's just because it was in beta? I guess I'll find out soon enough.
Why is the game so short?
This was always intended to be a short game. It was partly inspired by the types of browser-based games I used to play on websites such as newgrounds. Just pointless little games with no real story and a simple goal. My thinking was that people would play for a little while, and then move on to another game.
What's the deal with that ending?
Yeah, I couldn't really think of an ending. Hell, I didn't really have a story to begin with. I tried to come up with some ending that would provide closure, but then I was like, "Screw it. Here's some jokes." That's why for this release, I have switched the order of the buttons on the main menu to arcade mode first and story mode second.
Why did I make this game?
I kind of wanted to play a game like this. But the Google Play store is filled with shovelware and cheap clones that exist only to display ads. The monster games I've seen were usually like, you touch something and it just explodes or disappears. (And I thought I was lazy.) So it didn't seem like anyone else was making any decent ones, so I figured I would have to make it myself. My advice to other aspiring indie game developers is, don't worry about what other people want to play; make the game that you want to play.
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It's been a while since the last time I posted an update for this game, so I thought I should take some time to talk about what I've been doing since then before people start to assume I simply quit or went into a coma or something.
I made a new level about 8 months ago that I haven't really said anything about yet. It's a small beach/boardwalk area.
Here's a screenshot:
And since I have a beach, I also needed to add elephant seals (It would be crazy not to!).
During the summer I took a break from developing this for a few weeks. Instead, I
got addicted to playing Dwarf Fortress (again) spent a couple days developing my new website, medicatedgames.com, where people can maybe post comments, get updates, and report bugs. I also formed my own LLC, which I hope was a good idea because it kind of feels like I made a big mistake for some reason.
Back to the game though -- I added the ability to select story mode or free-play mode when starting the game. Story mode lets you restart from checkpoints. I've been working on a couple achievements for the Steam version, and now the game records your high score and some other stats for story and free-play modes. I was also working on adding a new monster for free-play mode, but I'll save that for a future article.
Another thing that's different now is the way the character accelerates when running, and the pose used for jumping forward. Previously, if you got a couple speed upgrades, the character would move at full speed as soon as you pressed the button.
Lastly, I updated the demo
, but so far I only have the Windows version ready (the Linux version got horribly screwed up and I didn't even test the Mac version yet). [EDIT: I fixed the problem that caused the error on Linux and Mac. But, seeing what the error was, I'm now baffled about how the game ever worked in the first place.] I upgraded the project to a newer version of Unity from version 4.6, so you can expect to see some new bugs.
This time the demo isn't just that one little demo scene. It has the first part of the story mode (don't get too excited, it's not that great). If you've played the Android version, you may have already seen it.