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Title: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 29, 2019, 04:31 pm
Cube Of The Depths is a game where you, the player, enter the caves of the deep for your quest in search of an artifact known as the Cube of the depths. Rumors say that the cube will grant you immortality, But others say that a terrible curse awaits; a demon ready to feast on the next victim of the deep dungeons. Will you take the risk and venture into the caves? The choice is yours...

There will be no screenshots due to spoiling the surprise.
Title: Re: <Hype?> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Ethan2009 on January 29, 2019, 04:31 pm
nice
Title: Re: <Hype?> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 29, 2019, 04:32 pm
nice
Thanks! fastest reply btw. :))
Title: <Hype> Cube Of The Depths [Almost Done]
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 29, 2019, 06:26 pm
Almost done with the game. A couple more levels and It will be released!
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 29, 2019, 10:43 pm
Play Cube Of The Depths (http://www.sploder.com/games/members/depthcube/play/cube-of-the-depths/) Here!
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 30, 2019, 07:57 am
And no one cared about it...
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: lordeldar on January 30, 2019, 08:07 am
I beat it. It was a nice game and I liked the use of PPG mechanics to make certain events happen. To make it feature worthy I'd suggest adding more variety to the gameplay as the whole game felt a bit too on the vanilla side in terms of what I was actually doing (Going from A to B with a few hazards to avoid)
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Ethan2009 on January 30, 2019, 08:31 am
And no one cared about it...
I'm on mobile
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 30, 2019, 10:52 am
I beat it. It was a nice game and I liked the use of PPG mechanics to make certain events happen. To make it feature worthy I'd suggest adding more variety to the gameplay as the whole game felt a bit too on the vanilla side in terms of what I was actually doing (Going from A to B with a few hazards to avoid)
Vanilla side?
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 30, 2019, 10:53 am
I'm on mobile
oh nvm then :D
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Ethan2009 on January 30, 2019, 10:59 am
I beat it, but it was super boring, tbh. No offense, but the whole game I was blindly jumping with no skill at all, and then just backtracked with one spike or two.
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: lordeldar on January 30, 2019, 11:03 am
Vanilla side?
What I mean is that the gameplay is very basic. As I said before, it felt like I was just going from A to B with a few spikes to jump over. I'm not saying it was bad, just that it needed a bit more to it if you were going to push for a feature
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 30, 2019, 11:06 am
So u guys tellin' me, that the game should be harder and more unique?
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Ethan2009 on January 30, 2019, 11:07 am
So u guys tellin' me, that the game should be harder and more unique?
It should have gameplay. My brightness was down, and I just blindly jumped and won, but it looks ok
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 30, 2019, 11:08 am
Hmm alright
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: lordeldar on January 30, 2019, 11:09 am
So u guys tellin' me, that the game should be harder and more unique?
I guess so. Just more variety in what you do really
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Ethan2009 on January 30, 2019, 11:11 am
i mean, idk what im doing, my only ppg was free coins, the best game ever where you sit there doing nothing, and gain 10,000 boost points from the challenge  :)) ;). Ive never released a legit ppg
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 30, 2019, 11:19 am
i mean, idk what im doing, my only ppg was free coins, the best game ever where you sit there doing nothing, and gain 10,000 boost points from the challenge  :)) ;). Ive never released a legit ppg
lel, try to make a good one
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 30, 2019, 11:19 am
I guess so. Just more variety in what you do really
I'll try my best then
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Ethan2009 on January 30, 2019, 11:19 am
lel, try to make a good one
Im lazy, plus plats better  ;D
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 30, 2019, 11:22 am
Im lazy, plus plats better  ;D
hmm maybe
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Bricc on January 30, 2019, 02:05 pm
The idea is there but as said by Lord, it needs more variety. I think you could also touch up the design a little too, since it's really basic and in all honesty I could easily remake that in a really short time. I know that's a tiny bit hypocritical coming from me, considering the last level or two of Raft was towards the basic side, but my point stands. I feel like in a game like this you could've added some backtracking elements or multiple paths in the caves. Jumping over some of the objects was also tedious because of how the cube moves on the slopes. I really do appreciate the efforts made, but there is some improvement needed.
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 30, 2019, 02:07 pm
The idea is there but as said by Lord, it needs more variety. I think you could also touch up the design a little too, since it's really basic and in all honesty I could easily remake that in a really short time. I know that's a tiny bit hypocritical coming from me, considering the last level or two of Raft was towards the basic side, but my point stands. I feel like in a game like this you could've added some backtracking elements or multiple paths in the caves. Jumping over some of the objects was also tedious because of how the cube moves on the slopes. I really do appreciate the efforts made, but there is some improvement needed.
Thanks for the advice. When you see this game again, It will be totally different (hopefully lol)
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Bricc on January 30, 2019, 02:09 pm
Thanks for the advice. When you see this game again, It will be totally different (hopefully lol)

No problem! I was hoping I wouldn't come across as too harsh. :))

I wish you luck! :D
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: duck5557474 on January 30, 2019, 02:28 pm
Play Cube Of The Depths (http://www.sploder.com/games/members/depthcube/play/cube-of-the-depths/) Here!

Amazing!
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 30, 2019, 02:30 pm
Thanks! ;D
Me is glad u enjoyed it
Title: Re: <RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: duck5557474 on January 30, 2019, 02:40 pm
Thanks! ;D
Me is glad u enjoyed it

No problem, thanks for the fun game!  :D
Title: Re: <UNDER DEVELOPMENT> Cube Of The Depths
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 31, 2019, 12:55 pm
Bump! oh wait I forgot to mention...

::Updates::

-Added puzzles to most of the levels
-Added secret walls :)
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on January 31, 2019, 09:40 pm
bomp
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 01, 2019, 08:37 am
Guys I have edited the game and its now different: http://www.sploder.com/games/members/depthcube/play/cube-of-the-depths/
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: lordeldar on February 01, 2019, 10:49 am
I can't get past the blacks in level 2 for some reason
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 01, 2019, 10:52 am
I can't get past the blacks in level 2 for some reason
Have you tried touching them and going back upwards where the rock fell?
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 10:53 am
bomps ( I wonder if this is now feature worthy... or maybe not...)
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 10:54 am
I dont think so but idk
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 10:54 am
I dont think so but idk
Did u play it again with the new stuff added?
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 10:54 am
idk ill try again
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 10:56 am
I can't get past the blacks in level 2 for some reason
same here
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 10:57 am
Have you tried touching them and going back upwards where the rock fell?
^^^^^^
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 10:57 am
yes, but i cant
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:09 am
(https://snag.gy/Wz24G3.jpg)
Hope dis helps
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 11:10 am
Ik, but i cant jump back up there
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:10 am
Im gonna go edit the game -_-  :))
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 11:11 am
\(-_-)/
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:11 am
wait, do u know how to double jump?
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 11:12 am
of course  ::)
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:13 am
double jump ur way through then. If you cant then i edit the game
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: lordeldar on February 02, 2019, 11:17 am
It took me quite a few attempts to land the double jump. Tbh I preferred the game without the added backtracking
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 11:17 am
(https://snag.gy/qVsGFP.jpg)
what here?
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 11:17 am
It took me quite a few attempts to land the double jump. Tbh I preferred the game without the added backtracking
it took me like 1 and a half minutes lol
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:20 am
It took me quite a few attempts to land the double jump. Tbh I preferred the game without the added backtracking
U said that I could add backtracking
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:20 am
(https://snag.gy/qVsGFP.jpg)
what here?
Just jump and u will pass through
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 11:22 am
Imo, you just keep jumping, and the terrain is sloppy, and its hard to jump
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:23 am
Imo, you just keep jumping, and the terrain is sloppy, and its hard to jump
Its because u are in a cave, caves are supposed to be sloppy.
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:23 am
U kno wat? Imma edit level 2 to make it easier...
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 11:24 am
I beat level 2  ^-^
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:29 am
Finally! Nice ( 0u0)/
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:30 am
Just tell me guys if you want level 2 & 3 to be easier without the backtracking
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 11:30 am
still dont think its feature worthy, but you'll have to ask an editor  :-X
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:33 am
where is lordeldar? :)) I still dont get how I can make this game Feature-Worthy
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 11:36 am
where is lordeldar? :)) I still dont get how I can make this game Feature-Worthy
Hes hiding in the shadows
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:36 am
Hes hiding in the shadows
As always lol.
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 02, 2019, 11:37 am
his status on the forums is hidden xD
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 11:37 am
his status on the forums is hidden xD
Oooh thats why  :))
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: lordeldar on February 02, 2019, 11:40 am
where is lordeldar? :)) I still dont get how I can make this game Feature-Worthy
When I said there needed to be more to the gameplay I was thinking more along the lines of adding more ideas and different types of gameplay. My A to B comment was mostly about the fact it was very smooth getting there with very little getting in my way. Backtracking doesn't really add anything to the gameplay other than drawing out the length of the game. The smashing of the ice blocks was a nice idea but there were also times in that level where I felt that hazards were unavoidable
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 02, 2019, 03:40 pm
When I said there needed to be more to the gameplay I was thinking more along the lines of adding more ideas and different types of gameplay. My A to B comment was mostly about the fact it was very smooth getting there with very little getting in my way. Backtracking doesn't really add anything to the gameplay other than drawing out the length of the game. The smashing of the ice blocks was a nice idea but there were also times in that level where I felt that hazards were unavoidable
I think I get it now, Thanks!
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: seanthechinaman on February 07, 2019, 09:04 am
(https://snag.gy/Wz24G3.jpg)
Hope dis helps

How is any player supposed to figure this out independently? I understand that you are pursuing a simplistic aesthetic, but the shapes could still be more evocative of purpose. It also makes no sense that the red orb is only made accessible once you walk past an otherwise arbitrary invisible threshold.

If form suited function, the player would be rewarded for observing their environment.

While on the topic of visual distinction, the second level featured a dynamite barrel of similar tone to the red used for ALL hazards, which misled me for a few moments. Color is important in guiding the player, assigning one color to a variety of vastly different elements only serves to confuse us, and can easily mislead us, as mentioned earlier.
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: duck5557474 on February 07, 2019, 09:05 am
Amazing!
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: seanthechinaman on February 07, 2019, 09:12 am
Oh and backtracking does not count as new content, it's insulting to force the player to fight backwards through challenges they have already conquered, especially in the cramped environments of Cube of the Depths.

Going back through the SAME level is something that should be done when you fail, not when you succeed.
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Awesomefinnz on February 07, 2019, 12:10 pm
Update on V 1.2:
-Removed backtracking
-Passable walls now have outlines
-Level 4 is now a bit brighter + added red lights
-description altered and edited (make sure to read so the game makes more sense hopefully)

aaand that's it. Notify me if you continue experiencing more problems with the story or the game.
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Ethan2009 on February 07, 2019, 03:27 pm
I feel like u just keep editing it, when u could make a better game
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: duck5557474 on February 07, 2019, 03:28 pm
I feel like u just keep editing it, when u could make a better game

Why make another game that will ruin this great one?
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Bricc on February 07, 2019, 03:33 pm
Why make another game that will ruin this great one?

I see where Ethan is coming from. Sometimes, if something doesn't go to plan, it's great to just start from scratch and try again. I know Raft didn't do badly and turned out alright, but that's why I am making Raft: Expansion - because I know it could (and will) be better, leaving for a great sequel. Trying to change up a game to fit certain criteria (which the creator is doing to attempt to get it featured) sometimes isn't the way to go about it. Making it again, with new ideas and a new way of thinking when creating it (while taking into consideration the feedback from this one) could be the way to go in this instance.

That's just my opinion, anyway.
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: duck5557474 on February 07, 2019, 03:35 pm
Raft: Expansion

Understood. Also, do you know why the boost auctions are not working?
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: seanthechinaman on February 07, 2019, 03:36 pm
You can't edit a project without deleting a lot of work. If Finz isn't ready to delete a lot of Cube of the Depths, a sequel would allow him to improve upon the formula while leaving his old ideas and work intact for the public.
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Bricc on February 07, 2019, 03:39 pm
Understood. Also, do you know why the boost auctions are not working?

I have no idea. My best guess is simply the timer script Geoff set up to restart the boost auction after a game has won is broken, or maybe it was only set to run for a certain length of time before needing Geoff to run it again. Really though, I don't know. :/
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: duck5557474 on February 07, 2019, 03:40 pm
I have no idea. My best guess is simply the timer script Geoff set up to restart the boost auction after a game has won is broken, or maybe it was only set to run for a certain length of time before needing Geoff to run it again. Really though, I don't know. :/

I do know that if you are not, you should be glad for it. Due to it not working, Raft currently has been sitting at the top of the Featured List for a week now...  8)
Title: Re: <RE-RELEASED> Cube Of The Depths V1.1
Post by: Bricc on February 07, 2019, 03:44 pm
I do know that if you are not, you should be glad for it. Due to it not working, Raft currently has been sitting at the top of the Featured List for a week now...  8)

I guess. It's pretty cool, but I also find it unfair, even if it is to my advantage. There are better games out there than Raft that would deserve it more. Moreso, I can't boost Visualize, my latest release, which is causing it to get barely any views. :P