Hi everyone, I hope you've all been doing well! I have an exciting little announcement...
I'm proud to present to you my first game: The Extraordinary Bit-Man. It's a short 2D platformer with a quirky, retro style. The player can jump over obstacles, use ninja stars and swords to dispatch of enemies, and collect coins for points. Defeat the boss to achieve eternal glory!
This project has been entirely for educational purposes, so the game is free to download and play. I need to give a massive shout out to GamesPlusJames (@gamesplusjames on Twitter) - his tutorials are 90% of the reason I was able to finish this project, and they taught me most of what I know about Unity and C#. You can check out his YouTube channel here and learn about making games: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesplusjames (you might recognize the art assets from Bit-Man - James made them for his 2D platformer tutorial series)
As I made Bit-Man in order to learn about game design, your feedback is incredibly helpful! Even if you aren't a gamer or don't feel comfortable giving me critical feedback, just tell me what was hard for you. Was there something that didn't make sense to you? Did you get stuck somewhere? You'd be surprised just how useful any random bit of information is for a game designer. So download it, play it, and let me know what you think in the comments below, on Facebook/Twitter, or at firstname.lastname@example.org (even if all you have to say are mean things - I can take it)!
Lastly I'd like to thank my family and friends for their support and encouragement. The end of 2015 and start of 2016 have been a little rough for me, but with your help I was able to bounce back and complete a project I have been passionate about. I made a game! Woohoo!
*To open the windows version, right click on the .zip file and select "extract all" from the options menu. Next, double-click the new folder to open it, and then double-click on the .exe file to begin playing the game.
**To open the mac version, double-click on the .zip file to extract it, and then double-click on the application icon to begin playing the game.