telinc1
  • Add Friend
Age / Gender:
n/a, Male
Location:
Sofia, Bulgaria
Joined:
2/19/11
All Stats >

I'm a gamer who enjoys Minecraft and old-school video games and a programmer, more specifically a web developer who specializes in JavaScript and PHP (read: I make websites and games).

User Statshot

Community Stats
Level 9 Game Developer
Normal Whistle
Ranked as Civilian

Latest News

The Floorsland: Anniversary

2016-06-05 15:50:42 by telinc1

So I've decided to make the next game from The Floorsland series and I've a little enquiry to make about instructions.

I've tried different approaches to this before. Games with no instructions have had people complaining about it despite the instructions being ignored when I put them in. For The Floorsland Origins I tried forcing you to play a tutorial level, but that backfired badly: due to people most likely skipping through all the dialogues, they were left completely unaware of certain non-obvious physics and thus were unable to proceed. I have a feeling that this is the reason the game has such a low score: people get stuck due to their own ignorance. Just play the game if you want to know what I'm talking about.

I'm thinking what to do for The Floorsland: Anniversary. Tutorial levels won't help and putting the tutorial in the first level will simply backfire like that again. Here's my question: how do you think I should do it? I'm clueless about telling ignorant players about game mechanics and the only thing I can think of is not having them required, but rather giving you access to powerups and stuff if you do listen to the explanation and apply those mechanics.

What are your two cents on this?


Recent Game Medals

True Perfectionist 50 Points Achieve Perfectionist for both The Floorsland 3 and The Floorsland 4 Medal Stats.
King in Training 10 Points Complete Palace Catacombs (4-5) by going through the catacombs and into the palace Medal Stats.
Sneaking In 10 Points Complete Palace Gardens (4-4) by going into the catacombs Medal Stats.
Intruder 10 Points Complete Palace Gardens (4-4) with the lasers still activated by using a Protector Gate to your advantage Medal Stats.
Rushmore 50 Points Finish the timed section in Dungeon (4-3) in less than 28 seconds (00:32:00 or more remaining) Medal Stats.
Gated Shut 5 Points Complete Dungeon (4-3) by escaping the dungeon after going past the gate Medal Stats.
Up and Over the Gate 10 Points Complete Dungeon (4-3) with the gate closed Medal Stats.
Doomed to Fall 5 Points Complete Soleil Forest (4-2) by falling into the trap Medal Stats.
Nighttime Stroll 5 Points Complete Soleil Forest (4-1) by going deeper into the forest Medal Stats.
Solid Earth 10 Points Get crushed by a moving platform Medal Stats.


Total Medals Earned: 585 (From 57 different games.)