Dude, RUN!


The Brenny | 24th Jan, 2015

Dude, RUN! is a game made by Jarod Brennfleck in the class, 'Computer Systems Development Sem2'. The source code is freely available for anyone and everyone to look at - depending on whether someone deletes it or not. I consider it to be a good implementation of Game Design depending on whether the reader can follow the spaghetti code or not...

Dude, RUN! is a game made by Jarod Brennfleck in the class, 'Computer Systems Development Sem2'. The source code is freely available for anyone and everyone to look at - depending on whether someone deletes it or not. I consider it to be a good implementation of Game Design depending on whether the reader can follow the spaghetti code or not.

Using Adobe Flash Professional CS6 one can follow code execution by setting a breakpoint at the very first piece of runnable code; this line can be found on the top most layer in the game. One can also press the tilde/backtick (~/`) key on their keyboard to 'break' code execution to follow the execution flow. Do note, that to follow the execution flow, one must press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Enter] to run the game in Debug Mode.

The music you hear while not running is the amazing work from Kevin MacLeod, Constance, and the music you hear while running is Movement Proposition, again, by Kevin Macleod. He has produced these songs under the Royalty Free License which allows anyone to use his music without the need to pay royalties or license fees (RF Wikipedia). I was tossing up between Macleod, and Approaching Nirvana, but I liked Macleod's sounds because they suit the theme of the game much more well.

There are three themes currently, a little less than planned but that was because I had run out of time. Adobe doesn't like Linux, and that is my main OS of use. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is used, but I could not develop the game any further while on transport or if I was away from school or home. However, I am proud of the themes I had come up with:

  • Darkness - The aim of this was to have the player run away from a dark gradient known as 'The Darkness'. This is the default theme - it was the easiest to implement.
  • Halloween - This theme didn't go exactly as planned. The original idea for this theme was to have Jason, or Jack The Ripper running after you. But as I lost time, this became a large challenge. So I just settled with The Grim Reaper.
  • School - This theme originally came as a debug test because I had come across a problem where the green button selector would leave residue of itself on the screen and on previous options. I wanted to test whether or not this would happen with three options as well, and sadly it did. But the themes still work! In this theme, you are running away from... Nah, I'll let you see. :P

Download the RAR file and ENJOY!

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