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TIle Swap first-of-its-kind puzzle for MZX 1.x!

#1 User is offline   Vacek 

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Posted 06 May 2024 - 04:03 AM

Tile Swap
for MegaZeux 1.x


I’ve just released Tile Swap, a rather simple match-three puzzle game which was written in MegaZeux 1.x!

It’s similar to Bejeweled / Candy Crush, only squished into one dimension. You can move your cursor freely along the playfield and swap any of the tiles on it with the one you’re currently holding. Getting 3 or more in a row (possibly including wildcards as well) gives you points, removes the matching tiles, makes the remainder “fall” to the left and feeds you new tiles from the right.

  • 5 different colors / shapes of tiles
  • Wildcards
  • Completely correct detection of matches of various length and according scoring
  • Combos up to 7 with proportional bonus multipliers
  • Gradually increasing speed

It also features a number of novel visual effects for a presentation as of yet unparalleled in MZX, such as:

  • Robot-rendered virtual playfield with 2-character tiles and no lag
  • Score display with large font, counting effect and perfect sync among the digits
  • A pixel-perfect timer bar
  • Title screen with a large, ccv’d logotype
  • Dynamic loading of a partial font

Get it now here!

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Posted 06 May 2024 - 02:17 PM

Action is good and hectic, I liked it!

MegaZeux complains the World is from too of an old version, so I had to play it online.
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Posted 06 May 2024 - 02:25 PM

View PostFrankie, on 06 May 2024 - 04:17 PM, said:

Action is good and hectic, I liked it!

MegaZeux complains the World is from too of an old version, so I had to play it online.


It’s written in MegaZeux 1.x, for which support was added only in 2.93. Are you using an older 2.xx version?
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Posted 06 May 2024 - 03:24 PM

2.92f.
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Posted 06 May 2024 - 03:37 PM

View PostFrankie, on 06 May 2024 - 05:24 PM, said:

2.92f.


Okay, so that’s why you couldn’t play it. :-) Get 2.93, which runs Tile Swap (and all other 1.x worlds) natively. :-)
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Posted 16 May 2024 - 12:11 PM

This was fun, slightly addictive! I got up to 2192.
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Posted 19 May 2024 - 09:56 AM

Cool puzzle game. I got up to 2395. The first time around, I wasn't sure how to use the left-arrow blocks, but I eventually got the hang of the game without needing any instructions. Nicely done.

I can't speak to the technical aspects, since I've never dug into how MZX worlds are built, but the gameplay experience was smooth.
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