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Jasper's Rocket - Coming Soon

10-19-2016, 12:07 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 110
Jasper's Rocket

Hi All!

Jasper's Rocket is almost ready to launch and I'd love to get some feedback and show you a preview. I'm excited, and If you're interested, reply here or via PM and let me know, and I'll add you to the beta. Jasper's Rocket runs on iOS and tvOS, with external controller support on tvOS.








This cat's got problems.

Marooned on a moon where the currency is bananas, Jasper's rocket wasn't designed for paws and is horribly fuel inefficient. Luckily, a chain of service stations operated by monkeys accepts bananas for fuel. But just how far can Jasper get on such an alien moon orbiting a gas giant in a remote binary system while avoiding prowling flying saucers?

- A cat, monkeys, bananas, flying saucers, droids
- Weather conditions
- Dynamic lighting effects, including two suns
- Nighttime flying
- Dynamically generated terrain.
- Did I mention cats?

Developer of Jasper's Rocket

Last edited by sea; 10-22-2016 at 02:14 AM. Reason: Changed title, some formatting.
10-19-2016, 12:15 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 40
I'd love to beta test: ksrtflight@gmail.com

I'd also love more details on how you handle representing the dynamic world, if you feel like sharing. Is a full map precomputed then loaded in memory? Or do you have some mechanism to swap hill geometry in and out of memory as the rocket traverses the world?

10-19-2016, 12:23 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 110
Hey ksr! I've sent you an invite. Let me know if you don't receive it.

No, a full map isn't created, as the world is infinite in both directions. A small part of the world is computed a little beyond the current position, and a history is recorded of the terrain and items. This history uses a moving window which is large enough that it's not possible to go back to a place that doesn't have a record. If that makes sense.

Developer of Jasper's Rocket
10-19-2016, 03:48 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 146
Happy to test out the external control system on tvOS: mfi4gamerz@gmail.com
10-19-2016, 04:07 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by Draven2222 View Post
Happy to test out the external control system on tvOS: mfi4gamerz@gmail.com
That would be great! I've sent you an invite. Thanks for testing and hope you enjoy Jasper's Rocket.

Cheers.

Developer of Jasper's Rocket
10-19-2016, 08:43 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 8
What's the deal with all the cat-based games lately ?
10-19-2016, 08:50 AM
#7
Join beta

Hello I would like to try it

repliktorul@gmail.com
10-19-2016, 08:52 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,121
I love cats and want to help that one ^^ djstout80@gmail.com
10-19-2016, 10:07 AM
#9
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3
Sign me up! bhtowne@gmail.com
10-19-2016, 10:16 AM
#10
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 1
Beta

Rockets and cats? Who knew? Would love to beta

mothpot@gmail.com

Last edited by mothy; 10-19-2016 at 10:17 AM. Reason: Added email