It might be helpful to distinguish between charged bombs and ready-to-drop bombs. Right now, the UI indicates when bombs are fully charged, but not whether or not you can drop one – if you already have one dropped, you can’t. The latest bomb could be highlighted only if another bomb is not already deployed.
Interesting decision to drop the bomb in front of the player movement direction, rather than on top of the player or behind. Is that copied from AgarIO?
Thank you for a great feedback!
Yes, the bomb part is confusing, there should definitely be some more indication whether or not a bomb can be deployed.
At first, I had a plan to let players deploy more than one bomb, somehow it complicated the logic and I decided not to include it in the first release.
Honestly, dropping bomb is an unhappy result of a position interpolation on the client. On the server bomb is assigned a player’s current position, and on the client it is rendered on that position right away, but the players movement is gradually interpolated to that position. This is why you always see bomb in front.
Interesting. One idea if you wanted to work around that appear-in-front behavior, I imagine you could have the server respond with the current location of the requested bomb, and the client display instead show the bomb appear being “carried” in top of the player (in motion, not dropped yet) until it reaches that server bomb position – then it is “dropped.” This would all be client-side display – from the server perspective, everything stays the same, with a bomb appearing at the player current position.
Yes, but not soon, since I’m quite busy with a few other things I’m working on. For client I’ve developed a small lightweight framework to boost development, which when ready will be released on github. As for the server, I can’t say.
Hey just checked out your game and I have couple of questions I hope you can answer for me:
I checked your code using chrome console I see you use a vundled js file which is good I guess but I have got to ask why did not you obfuscate it? I can see you changed variable names to single letters but shouldn’t you obfuscate it better?
How did you promote your game? Who did you contact with?
Where did you get the .io domain? Was it free? If not how much do you pay for it? I am currently stuck with ithub pages which has been great so far but adding .github.io at the end is a little annoying.
Are you using socket.io for communication? If not why?
This one is not a question but more of a favor to ask can you check out my game it is a multiplayer space fighting game with the server running on heroku: https://extensionshoe.github.io/
I’m currently working on a game development framework with wich Owom.io was developed.
Trying to simplify some things, add new features to it, generally polish the thing before actual release.
Here is my first video on the progress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-gwhy8z3W0