It’s Halloween, and as MetaNinja, aka GalaxianGames, sat down in his chair, he realized that Pixel Sports was on page 9 of the games page.
“Yo! That’s amazing!” he shouted, then he began to question why he was narrating his own adventures…
Oh and Decimation of Mankind is on page 8 of the games page. Congrats to @Ramshacklegamestudios
! And everybody else working on DoM!
He also noticed that the game was quickly approaching 666 plays and he begins to panic. Then he remembered to PLEASE STOP NARRATING HIMSELF!
Oh yeah he also switched his profile picture back to what it once was because the Halloween craze is nearly over.
Oop, hold on one second.
Hey, sorry guys, some weird ghost thing attacked me a couple minutes ago. Now I woke up to it using my computer. But to be fair, that ghost is kind of nice…
Regardless, let’s take a look at the tragedy of the Golf gamemode! Yes, it’s a tragedy. Why? You see, when I first decided that Pixel Sports was here to stay, I came up with 7 sports that players can play: Soccer, American Football, Hockey, Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, and Racing. Racing was actually the 2nd sport added to Pixel Sports… but then I deleted it. Remember back in Devlog 10/6/2020 Part 2 how I said that I wasn’t that good at behaviors and logic back when I started Pixel Sports?
Well, Racing was added at that time. I didn’t quite know what behaviors to use to make a 2D car. And here was the other problem: the shapes. Back then, polygon shapes were not a thing yet. So I had 3 choices: circle, rectangle, and cylinder. Circle and cylinder made the 96x32 sized-sprite look like it was levitating, and the rectangle made the object… stuck. Lowering the friction didn’t help either. So I scrapped the idea and decided to add it later on. When? Well not now, obviously. I’m working on a huge update and I’m only 60% done!
What about Volleyball? Well again, there were some issues. Given the size of the sports balls, it would be hard to hit a volleyball into the air. And since the gravity of the game is so strong, the ball would fall faster than the player could react. So I also decided to add it later on.
Now Golf was added early last year, and since then it has been almost forgotten. You might call it “The Forgotten Sport”. Why is that so?
Making the Golf gamemode was not as easy as the rest. In Soccer and Hockey, your goal is to hit the soccer ball/hockey puck into the goal. In American Football, your goal is to hit the football over the goal. In Basketball, your goal is to hit the basketball on top of the basket. Golf is different; your goal is to hit the golf ball into a TINY hole. There is only one hole, and the player who hits the ball LAST gets the point. While every other sport took me about an hour from start to finish, Golf took nearly two days to make sure that it works well… and it STILL has some bugs. For one, you could hit the hole from underneath and get a point. There was another bug where even if the Red Cube hit the ball into the goal, the Blue Cube (you, the player) would get a point. Some of these bugs were so game-breaking that Golf had to be taken down numerous times. Out of the 5 current gamemodes that you can play now, Golf is the most broken and the buggiest gamemode you can play. The gamemode was later largely forgotten, and you can only play two levels of Golf.
I do intend to fix Golf in the future, but for now, consider Golf to be a bug nest.
3 Fun Facts
- The Daily Boss had to go through 3 revamps in order to get it right, and it may get a 4th revamp in the future.
- You used to play a Flawless Soccer gamemode where you had to try to beat the Red Cube without them scoring a point.
- Originally, the Frenzy Fruit was called the Rage Ruby, but as you now know, rubies are collectibles in the Campaign Mode.
That’s all for now! Happy Halloween, and remember, do not eat poisoned apples. They taste bad.