scrawl Sep 17, 2013 @ 7:05am
Add a key to restart the level!
This would be VERY useful for gold time or 0 death runs. Currently I need to return to the menu and start the level again from there. Or am I missing something?
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scorlibrian  [developer] Sep 17, 2013 @ 8:18am 
Already done. Pressing Q (or "Back" on the 360 controller) will restart the level.
scrawl Sep 18, 2013 @ 2:05pm 
Oh, nice!
I have another request then:
How about making R key have the same effect as Q if the level has no checkpoints?
Isn't it a bit silly that you have to re-play some levels to get 0 deaths just because you used the R key instead of Q for restarting?
scorlibrian  [developer] Sep 18, 2013 @ 3:21pm 
We considered that, but then any levels without checkpoints will be automatic 0 death runs. This includes most Pope encounters, Slowdance, I Blame Your Mother, and most Wizard encounters. We're making it easy enough to get 0 death runs by pressing a button to restart the level. Most other games require you to properly exit a level in order to reset the death counter. For now, just press Q instead of R.
macroexpand Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
Originally posted by scorlibrian:
We considered that, but then any levels without checkpoints will be automatic 0 death runs. This includes most Pope encounters, Slowdance, I Blame Your Mother, and most Wizard encounters.
I don't get the reasoning behind *not* making the game behave exactly so. The two buttons don't really make sense in those cases (no-checkpoint stages). You say that you made it easy enough to reset with a button, but resetting with another button would be too much? Arbitrarily forcing the player to browse through dire menus just to restart doesn't add challenge other than gnawing on your nerves and patience. I understand the importance of such psychological factors if they're instantiated by in-game elements, such as the scrolling screen and chasing lasers to set the pace. I *don't* understand when a game makes it a point to unnecessarily waste my time and break the flow. If a game really relies on that - even if it *is* very old-school - in creating tension, I think they have some other areas to make advances in regarding game design. In the olden times it was more a matter of certain game-related concepts that we take for granted now, not having been thought through, no norms had been established and a gamer as someone who you'd be making a product for was a very undefined target to design an interface for. Much of the reputation of old games being hard can be attributed to bad interface and game design. That's not something to strive for, it's not a feature, it is lack thereof.
Ser Oct 27, 2013 @ 4:39pm 
Originally posted by scorlibrian:
We considered that, but then any levels without checkpoints will be automatic 0 death runs. This includes most Pope encounters, Slowdance, I Blame Your Mother, and most Wizard encounters. We're making it easy enough to get 0 death runs by pressing a button to restart the level. Most other games require you to properly exit a level in order to reset the death counter. For now, just press Q instead of R.
Pressing Q doesn't do anything when I try it during a level. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
Last edited by Ser; Oct 27, 2013 @ 4:41pm
Black Majic  [developer] Oct 28, 2013 @ 8:29am 
If you've rebound your controls, it will be the key that you've bound 'Restart' to.
Ser Oct 28, 2013 @ 1:15pm 
Originally posted by Black Majic:
If you've rebound your controls, it will be the key that you've bound 'Restart' to.
Much thanks! I feel like a noob for forgetting about that.
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