Friday, September 25, 2015

Time Lapsed Rewards With Construct 2




I have played countless Games where you start a upgrade and it takes "TIME" for this to happen.
OR... you can pay hard earned money or game coins to "speed up" this process.


Well, welcome to the program C2!  

In this post im going to show you the 2 basic steps to do that and even provide a working .CAPX


*First im going to presume you are familiar with Construct 2, if you are not click this link and watch my info video.

*Second, you should be familiar with IN APP PURCHASES in Construct 2 and if your not, there are tons of tutorials on that and the object is found here.


*Third,  If you are ready to learn the method for getting elapsed time you need to download and install the "elapsed time plugin from Rainbow REX"     also,  it is easy to get and install ALL of his plugins by using his "root installer"




OK... now your ready.



The best thing to do is to download this example and play around with it.

Its really simple to understand.


{EXAMPLE}


and here is a pic just for good measure. :)








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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pixel Prank




We have all seen the screen crack apps in the app store...

most of them are mediocre at best.  Only a child would be fooled by that.
well I have one for you that is sure to get a second glance and a look of shock on the victims face!



Screen pixel prank starts off as a very convincing "Inside Reveler" type app,
as yo play with your new toy... running your finger up and down the app you see the circuit board being reveled under the screen.

but don't "hold" it in one spot... this is how the pixel prank is activated.

pass the the phone to your friend and let them play for a while... the app is designed to invoke curiosity...   they cant help but to hold there finger in one spot to see more of the phones guts revealed on the inside.... and then...  BAM you got um!!

The phone displays a seriously realistic crack right where the finger is!!
This is where my app is different from the rest..   not only will it show the most realistic crack you have ever seen..   it also destroys the image on the screen in the classic pix-elated screen we all to sadly know.

well... dont take my word for it,  try this demo for yourself and see what you think.

                                                {Screen Prank APP DEMO}

and here are a few pics,




touching the screen gives the reveling effects


ON HOLD the screen cracks and pix-elates!



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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Random Terrain Generator



Building scenery for platform games is time consuming to say the least...   finding art, laying out the levels and lining things up..  creating collisions and interactive objectives are just a few of the problems we face as game developers.


I want to show you an easier way,


Now granted this is a pretty simple layout, you can add as few or as much detail to this formula as you wish...

The possibilities are endless!

After I got done with this my mind started racing on other game ideas that I could do with the sine sprite generators I used in this build.

I have already used this design in a similar build that flopped big time...   but its not the fault of the formula for creating random scenery, it was just a crappy idea for a game I guess.

you can play the game here if you would like to see the failed "Cave Runner" for android
OR... play it on a desktop computer here: "Cave Runner"

Here is a video of the sine sprite generator used in the cave runner game... done in a vertical style cave layout.




Game design is hard, out of around 16 apps at the time of this blog post only "two"  of my apps I consider to be successful.  2 out of 16 is OK odds I guess, as I started this as a hobby at my kitchen table to keep me out of trouble.  


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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gravity engine in Construct 2





One of my favorite plugins in C2 is... [physics]  



I have a simple physics demo set up here... [PLAY physic demo]




here is a shot of the logic in this simple physics set up




This is a simply way to get a natural thrust function from your construct 2 project.
The balance of the "weight" of the ship



Counteracted by an equal amount of force applied. 




Deliverers a great natural lift.






See you in class!!

James Weatherford












Thursday, July 23, 2015

Two Things that will stand an economic collapse



One thing is certain to anyone with a beating pulse... Things are getting BAD.



These days everyone is looking for a way to make extra money, or maybe even a fall back plan in case there job decides to make some cuts.

I had some doubts about writing this post but in the end... I decided that as long as I deliver my message in a manner that is not misleading in any way, someone will take this and run with it and not trip over the idea of getting rich.


I want to stimulate your brain for a moment, What is one thing that people will pay even when they are down and out?

There phone bill.

That's right,  no one wants there phone cut off. It's there link to the outside world.
Now studies have shown that more and more people are spending time on there mobile devices, more then ever before.

 Advertisers know this says MobyAffiliates   "A new report from BI Intelligence reveals that traditional advertisements are already being trumped by digital campaigns and mobile is poised to become the fastest growing digital channel. The US Digital Media Ad Spend Report predicts that over the coming five years marketers are to drive up mobile ad spend for search, display and video formats. Mobile is to be the fastest growing ad channel with revenues rising 26.5% CAGR by 2020"....... READ MORE OF THIS ARTICLE

OK, So NO I can't put you in the mobile phone business.. but we can get in on the advertising rush.
This is where the other thing that will survive any economic collapse comes in.

Even if we all lose our jobs and the cable is turned off we still have our smart phones right?
Right, and what do we do with our phones when we are not texting mom or on Facebook?

WE PLAY GAMES!

There's no doubt about it, the mobile app industry is booming!
People are downloading and playing apps at an astonishing rate.. in 2012 the google play store announced that it was receiving 1.5 billion app downloads per month!! 
That number has climbed everyday and .... well if you want to read the statistic for yourself here they are GOOGLE PLAY STORE STATISTICS

What I want to do is get you in the mobile app industry as quick as possible.
NO I am NOT offering you a get rich quick program.  NO I will not guarantee success.
That will depend on how much you put into this, "just like anything else"

But I will say this.. With time and a good game, you can develop a good source of extra income.
Or at the very least have bragging rights that you made your own app.

I have developed the absolute simplest App Crash Course available.
It's a complete game build in SIX HOURS!!

When you finish my course you will have a basic understanding of the Construct 2 Software and a full complete game in the google play store.

So where does the income come in?

Well ADs of course.
Google has a mobile AD platform called "ADMOB"
ADMOB integrates seamlessly into apps made with construct 2 and starts reporting immediately.

Don't worry...    I have the Integration instructions on my website for free, and plan to release a video demo of this real soon.

But for now...  lets get started with you making your very first ANDROID APP with the full App Crash Course at a 84% DISCOUNT!
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James Weatherford, ACC
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How to "FIX" the google play security warnings

Hi gang,
In October of 2014 if you had apps published to the google play store using cordova via intel XDK you probably received an email that looked a lot like this...
THE EMAIL FROM GOOGLE
This is a notification that your com.jameslimitlessdomains.com.balloons, com.jameslimitlessdomains.com.cb11, com.jameslimitlessdomains.com.f1app, com.jameslimitlessdomains.com.paint4, playstore.egg.surprise, who.built.the.ark.xdk, is built on a version of Apache Cordova that contains security vulnerabilities. This includes a high severity cross-application scripting (XAS) vulnerability. Under certain circumstances, vulnerable apps could be remotely exploited to steal sensitive information, such as user login credentials.
You should upgrade to Apache Cordova 3.5.1 or higher as soon as possible. For more information about the vulnerabilities, and for guidance on upgrading Apache Cordova, please see http://cordova.apache.org/announcements ... d-351.html.
Please note, applications with vulnerabilities that expose users to risk of compromise may be considered “dangerous products” and subject to removal from Google Play.
Regards,
Google Play Team
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
This has been addressed by the guys at intel and can be fixed fairly easy, but there are
(TWO THINGS YOU NEED TO CHANGE TO MAKE THIS WORK)
#1
As you reload your build into the intel xdk open your "build settings tab"
click on the "app version code" text box and change it to "11"
#2
click in the "crosswalk version" text box and change it to "beta"
this is what it should look like

Make sure that your app ID is the same as the previous version IE (my.app.id)
and Thats it! now you can upload the new version to the build server and complete the build.
This may not seem like much but it will not work if you do not do this,
the stable version does not contain the updated security features so simply "re-building" will not fix the issue.
also, the "beta version" is different so you need to specify that by changing the app version code and when you build your app, you will see this in your log
Updated "versionCode" to "60111".
hope this helps!!!

if you would like me to answer any more questions I will be glad to answer them.
 I like to help others and I am now making beginner tutorials on
my website at: http://appcrashcourse.com
if you have a suggestion for a tutorial let me know!!
sometimes the simplest things can evade you when your burned out.
peace, and GOD Bless

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