Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Feature: Script Your Own Game Pieces

Drag & drop getting you down? Itching to get your hands dirty and into the guts of PlayCrafter? We've got the feature just for you!

We're very excited to announce the PlayCrafter Piece Creator. The Piece Creator gives you access to the game piece's XML definition. What that means is that you can create new game pieces by combining various functionality. You want a buggy that doesn't shoot? No problem! A match-3 marble? Sure thing!

Oh and did I mention the Piece Creator is FREE and doesn't require a Premium account? Well, it is. :-)

You can look at the XML of any free piece and use it as a starting point. Once you're satisfied with the behavior, you can upload a graphic onto it and upload a sound effect for collisions. Alternatively, you can upload a SWF with your own animations and as many sound effects as you want. For more detailed information on how to create your own pieces, click on the "Need Help?" button on the Piece Creator window.

So go ahead, and get scripting!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Contest Winners: "Reflections" by Vyen and "Toast Child" by Toast

Congratulations to our June 28th contest winners:

Congratulations to Vyen for winning in the general category with his game: "Reflections". Enter the strange world of Lake Enigma where reflections aren't always what they seem.

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Congratulations to Toast for winning in the premium category with his game: "Toast Child". Will you be able to escape your fate as a toasted piece of bread?

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