Wednesday, 4 March 2015

AoD - Demo v0.4

New grunt enemy!

File size: ~10MB
Password: aod

*try this first (if possible), a 3rd-party plugin for Dropbox for DL count tracking

Gaah releases are taking increasingly longer to release.

The big part of this demo is the change in the physics handling. AoD is now using the GM:S built-in  box2d physics (basic) instead of my terrible self-coded physics so you should see fewer weird collisions between enemies and player. I tried to make it play as similarly as possible as the previous releases so give the physics a try and see if things like the attacks knockback, player/enemy movement feels right.

Remember I said something about making one boss enemy, two or more skills, and maybe a proper game intro and name? That was suppose to be v0.4, but I had to revamp the physics (not happy with the previous) so ... yeah those will be v0.5. :/

I'm trying the compiling into an archive this time instead of into a single executable file. Hopefully this will help against being falsely flagged as malicious.

Also, how about Arena of Audencia for a name?

Release Notes - v0.4
  1. Transitioned from old to new physics!
  2. New enemy grunt.
  3. Saving and loading now possible.
  4. Minor A.I. behaviour tweak. Still not smart enough.
  5. Spawn enemies up to ROUND [10] with new enemy.
As with the previous release:
  1. Depleting health doesn't kill player and causes enemies to no longer be able to hit player.
  2. Stepping out of arena bounds still does nothing to player.

Known Bugs
  1. Collision & hitboxes are currently wonky. Enemies & player sometimes glue together.
  2. You might run into a fatal error (game will abort) stating "instance cannot be found". I have applied some codes to curb this error but I might have missed some parts.

Movement - Arrow keys
Attack - 'C' key
Activate skills - 'A', 'S', and 'D' keys

Space - Zoom-in/out
F2 - Restarts game
F4 - Full-screen/Window mode

Game Menu
Enter - Pause Menu
ESC  - Exit/save menu

Numpad 0 - Trips the player (or press Ctrl)
Numpad 1 - Gives you 3,000 gold
Numpad 2 - Immediately equips yourself with all skills (or press '8')
Numpad 5 - Spawns more random enemies (or press '0')
Key '7'      - Enable/disable debug text


Let me know what you think about AoD/AoA in the comments!


  1. Looking good, I almost forgot there was h in it and just wanted to level up my skills for a bit there. : P

    1. Great to hear! Sorry for the lack of content for this release though, couldn't learn the new physics functions fast enough to do more this time.

      Has you encountered any bugs or weird behaviours in-game?

  2. thx for fast Update! gotta play it!

  3. I didn't notice any playability changes, so I'm guessing I'm either too unobservant, or you did a pretty good job.
    Betting on the latter.

    1. Good to hear! That means I should be getting close to it.

      Actually I felt like the objects are more "floaty" now. They seem to skate along the floor a lot more. Quite difficult to balance out the density, friction and forces.

  4. Just discovered this game and I'd say it's looking good so far. I wish there were at least four different positions though compared to the current two just with either 1 or 2 people. In the future I recommend keeping the debug menu with infinite health for people not looking for a challenge.

    1. Always good to have more playing the game and giving feedback! The current plan is to have at least 4 different positions, 2 of which can have up to 4 participants (including playing) but I'm still busy with other equally important functions like the intro screen, boss intro/outro/GUI and additional player skills!

      I hear your suggestion for an "easy mode". I'll add it in my notes and see how to go about it later.

      If you don't mind me asking, how did you come across the development of AoD?

    2. I forget exactly how I came upon your work but looking at my browsing history I was in this post on ulmf.

    3. Ah I see. The comprehensive list of sprite sex games.

      Look forward to v0.5!

  5. Excuse me, but if the password is aod why is it not working, i tried aod, AOD, AoD and none of them work, is it supposed to be the full title?

    1. Wait, never mind, it worked this time, just had to redownload the file

    2. Hey Anon, this version (v0.4) is very old. The latest version at time of this post is at:-

      For future releases, check the downloads page here:-