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Play: Glitch Craft

"A game of Giant Imagination"
In Glitch Craft you land in a empty street with a Crafty Bot and a lost Gnome, and it's your turn to re-construct Glitch...!

PLAY Glitch Craft

A bit like Minecraft, you can choose from a bunch of building blocks (aka SDBs), with different looks and properties, and some physics components (a bit like Patterns). You'll need some IMG points, so your crafty bot can make those blocks just for you. Currently you can get IMG in Game of Orbs, and maybe from other mini-games later who knows... :]

User snaps: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

How to play:
- Make sure you're logged in on Glitch website for the first run
- You character will be retrieved and all the stats saved for next time
- Get points from Game of Orbs first
- You can drag and drop everything with a left click
- Right click on the crafty bot to wake it up and choose a block
- Then with Middle Click or the button on the bot create as many as you like
- Delete blocks with Middle Click or by dragging the bot while it's active

Block Types:
- Rock block: looks like rock (100 img)
- Glass block: looks like glass (200 img)
- Wood block: looks like wood (300 img)
- Metal block: stays still wherever you drop it (400 img)
- Air block: floats in the wind - right click to increase speed (500 img)
- Music block: plays a note as you pass by - right click to change note (600 img)
- Jump block: bumps you in a direction - right click to choose direction (700 img)

Tips:
- Press 1, 2,or 3 to change the zoom
- Press TAB to appear in front or behind the blocks
- Press G to get your Gnome near you
- Press C for the Crafty bot
- Press B to get All your blocks (use with caution!)
- Press S to take a snapshot of your creations
- Your Gnome can play music blocks too, try to drag him to any air block for a ride
- Base blocks are quite likely to fall at some point, you may need metal for the structure
- Click around the top of the music block for a higher note, and at the bottom for a lower note

That's about it, I hope you'll have some fun with the sandbox.
Base idea was to create a full demo with the assets, character connection through the API, and linked games system, while TS decides what to do with the assets.
I'm actually not interested in recreating Glitch exactly as it was, but rather as I wanted it to be (as much as my limited skills and time let me). Game of Orbs is different from Goc, and Glitch Craft is actually a mix of a few ideas I and others posted in the forums in the past.

While this is just about "blocks" for now, the same thing could be expanded to the landscape or house decorating when the assets "parts" are released, like placing exactly where you want each tree and such. Then saving all that server-side so everyone can share their streets later :]

Play as guest here

Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink

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  • Middle click?? My mouse only has two buttons.... >.>
    Posted 20 months ago by Fern Connelly Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Do you have a scroll wheel? That's the middle button on my mouse.
    Posted 20 months ago by MaryLiLamb Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I don't. I use the trackpad on my laptop and as far as I can tell, I don't have third button functionality....
    Posted 20 months ago by Fern Connelly Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Sometimes they have the middle click when you press both left and right (or touch two fingers on the surface)
    Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Middle-clicking just gets me a quack, and the scrolly-disk thing.
    Posted 20 months ago by Annuska Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Ditto to both fern and (trying Lemo's suggestion) Annuska. 

    I wistfully hope interface changes will be made so I can play...
    Posted 20 months ago by Fnibbit Subscriber! | Permalink
  • ....i sat on the craftybot and then tryed to move it....
    just try to see what happens....
    (the objects colliding is a nice add ;) the gnome and craftybot had a showdown)

    great work lemo :D
    Posted 20 months ago by Zean Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Amazing.
    Posted 20 months ago by SeerQueen Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Maybe the middle click should be middle click OR m key or something
    Posted 20 months ago by Seeen Subscriber! | Permalink
  • thx for the feedback
    alternatives to middle click are coming

    @Annuska The "quack" sound means you don't have enough img points to make a block
    You need to get some at Game of orbs before, and I'll try to make it more obvious in-game as well
    Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Wow. Nice.:)

    However, I can't get the crafty bot to do anything other than just peek his head out at me. I also have a scroll/middle button but clicking it just makes the page scroll.

    Btw, Lemo, do you speak French? Just curious. :)
    Posted 20 months ago by Kridla Subscriber! | Permalink
  • i love you.

    that said, it won't load for me, sits in authenticating forever.  *sad face*
    Posted 20 months ago by Li'll Missy Brenda Subscriber! | Permalink
  • okay 3 new things with the crafty bot and middle mouse:
    - a "price tag" at the bottom to tell you how much img points you need for each block
    - in the corner a little "tick" button to create new blocks as alternative to middle click
    - also you can now delete blocks by dragging the bot over them, when it's active
    (which still happens with middle click too)

    @Kridla
    yes I do speak French
    are you sure you had IMG points already?

    @Li'll Missy Brenda
    hmm strange it's stuck at this point, try this link
    Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Thaaankssss
    Posted 20 months ago by Keeda Subscriber! | Permalink
  • @Lemo: Yes. I had 39img.
    Posted 20 months ago by Kridla Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I've added GUESTS account to both Craft and Game of Orbs
    This is mainly to make it accessible to people out of Glitch without an account
    But you can also use it in the meantime if your sprites don't load for some reason...
    All the game stats should stay saved even if you switch from Guest to Logged in
    To play as guest just use the link I posted at the bottom of the OP

    @Kridla That's it then, the cheaper block is at 100img ;)

    EDIT: Added snapshot shortcut - press S (you'll need to allow the pop-up)
    It's in your browser now, right-click to "save as"
    I may add an auto upload to Imgur later
    Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • That'd make sense.  Unfortunately, I can't really play the Orbs game either -- hitting space to jump also makes my whole window scroll down.
    Posted 20 months ago by Annuska Subscriber! | Permalink
  • @Lemo: Ahhhh. Then that was it! Ok, I'll try again. Thank you again for doing this. :)
    Posted 20 months ago by Kridla Subscriber! | Permalink
  • SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!! you're AMAZING! thank you!!!! <3<3<3

    thank you sooo much ^-^
    Posted 20 months ago by Chibirexy Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Annuska, that happened for me, too. I just zoomed out a lot. Would that work for you?

    Thanks for making guest play, Lemo. It helps with a lot of things.
    Posted 20 months ago by Nelnah Fish Subscriber! | Permalink
  • @Annuska I just added a little something that should prevent the space bar scrolling now

    A few things you can do in Glitch Craft:
    - little house by the tree
    - the famous Taj Maglitch
    - retro pixel art
    Now fire that "S" key and send what you're making this way ^^

    Also I'm planning to add new block types, you can suggest some if you like with their properties
    Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Now what could these strange magic runes mean? ;) 
    Posted 20 months ago by Lone Druid Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Im stuck.
    I cant jump and all I can do is click arrow key left and right. But it doesnt move me.
    Posted 20 months ago by Keeda Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Nice one Lone Druid^^
    Btw this reminds me I forgot to write details about the music blocks, it's now in the OP:
    "Click around the top of the music block for a higher note, and at the bottom for a lower note"
    (if you guys haven't figured it out already)

    Keeda your keyboard input was probably stuck in the chat panel you have to click in the grey area when you're done
    (Sorry I know the chat can be annoying for the moment)
    Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • No, I did click on the grey spot.
    I clicked the arrow keys left and right, And my glitchen changed sides, But it wont jump or anything.
    I be glitched'
    Posted 20 months ago by Keeda Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Hmm that's strange then
    If that happens again the best thing you can do is to press "s" and send me the screenshot
    so I can see where you are, if there's a problem with that particular place or if it's something else
    Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Okay, I'm not stuck anymore. thanks.
    Posted 20 months ago by Keeda Subscriber! | Permalink
  • i.imgur.com/xZaHZzC.png

    That damn gnome beats me every time. 

    Oh well, silver's better than bronze. Suck it, Craftybot!
    Posted 20 months ago by Liathea Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I'm no good at 'Game of Orbs' - highest score so far is 4 orbs,  but Jujus took 3 of them... I love watching my Glitch on her street, though.

    Thanks for this!
    Posted 20 months ago by Mocha Maid Subscriber! | Permalink
  • My middle click button is broken on my mouse, is there an alternate bind?
    Posted 20 months ago by Avnas Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yay I got it to work. I wish I were better at Game of Orbs, though.
    Posted 20 months ago by Kridla Subscriber! | Permalink
  • New STUFF:
    - Choose your street style, click on your magic ROCK (for 300i by switch)
    - Choose your music, click on the SPEAKER icon (for 100i by switch)
    - Choose your depth, hit the TAB key (to appear in front or behind your blocks)

    Fun facts:
    To save bandwidth on my free hosting, background images are actually loaded from Photobucket, and musics from another account on Heliohost
    Credits go to TomC for these threads where I could get all the art

    I "extruded" the backgrounds to 150% from the top, to keep the same height I had with the Bonzai style, and so you have enough space to build taller structures. Sometimes it doesn't look so good when the original background was cropped and at top, and you may see vertical lines from the trees...
    Also the foreground objects in some styles will appear behind you because we only have "flat" versions

    I'm still hoping for the landscape assets to be released someday like the rest, so the background wouldn't have these kinds of limits, and so you would actually be able to build your own from scratch
    Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • First of all, you made me grin with this, I love it.

    I am stuck in game of orbs, dont know how to get out of it, any help?
    Posted 20 months ago by Mikah Subscriber! | Permalink
  • You mean how to go back to Craft from Game of Orbs?
    Well, they both have their own url, so you can just use the link in the first post here, or at the bottom right of the games page
    The street sign in Glitch Craft is just there to make it more friendly, and I may add a similar thing to Game of Orbs as well later
    Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Any chance of making this multiplayer? This would be almost perfect if given that missing social element.
    Posted 20 months ago by Jus‚Äčtin Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Lemo, this is just the coolest thing ever. Thanks for sharing it and for all your hard work!
    Posted 20 months ago by Miss Coco Subscriber! | Permalink
  • @Justin
    I would like multiplayer too, but it's EXTREMELY complicated and resource heavy
    I'm regularly thinking about it though
    One "social" element that may appear first would be the ability to visit others streets (one person at a time)

    @Miss Coco
    thx^^
    Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I was never big on Game of Crowns, can someone tell me what I'm supposed to do in Game of Orbs?
    Posted 20 months ago by musegarden Subscriber! | Permalink
  • @musegarden You should have all the details in the Game of Orbs topic
    Posted 20 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Thanks Lemo!
    Posted 20 months ago by musegarden Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Just fixed an issue with the music
    My secondary host, where the files are located was down (until when?), hence the lack of music!
    It should sound better now ^^
    Posted 19 months ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink