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Offline noelnadal

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Worldwide Combos
« on: July 03, 2017, 02:15:10 pm »
Hi!

So yeah, basically, I made a game that I called "Worldwide Combos". I chose that name because it sounds similar to "4-wide combos".   ;D
Actually, this is very similar to games such as Tetris Battle®. Yet, I would like this plate-form to provide some competitive aspects that most existing similar games do not have.

The game is to be played with your browser. It should work at least on Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome (haven't checked all existing browsers). It was mainly made with jQuery client side, and with Node.js server side.

Here is a little preview.






Features

For now, it only supports 1 versus 1 games. Yet, if you don't have anybody to play with, you can play the "solo" mode which is actually a 1 versus 1 mode using asynchronous gaming (yes, I had a lot of fun making this).

The multiplayer games are made through a matchmaking system, that matches you to another waiting player according to your multiplayer ratings (there is a solo rating as well). There is a spectator mode, even though I am not 100% sure it works well...   :P

There are two handicap types : solid garbage (for both modes), and garbage with holes (for the multiplayer mode only).

You may also customize the speed tunings, as well as the keys, and the time limit, and the KO limit. There is no "hurry up" mode either right now.

Upcoming features

I will probably try to make a better design, but for now it's not so ugly to my opinion.
There are many things I want to add, like an in-game chat system, more handicap types, or converting replays into videos. Also there is a Discord server: http://discord.gg/uWsr6vh.

I also want to make this plateform competitive, with an integrated tournament system.

Known issues

There are a lot of security issues right now, and I know it. I will fix them little by little.
Also, be careful not to press Enter while customizing options, as it might reload the game.


Hope you will like it, I had a lot fun making this, despite several (very) fustrating bugs. It is my first Node.js application, and I am quite satisfied by the result, that's why I am posting it now. Actually, I always wait until my projects are consistent before talking about them, because I am never 100% whether I will be able to do something that works or not.   :P

If you have comments or suggestions to make, feel free.
Thank you for reading!  :thumbsup:

Noël.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2018, 09:36:59 pm by noelnadal »



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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 05:58:43 pm »
Looks like a lot of fun! I played a little singleplayer and I can tell, if I'm bored and want some competitive Tetris, I know where I'll go!
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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 06:12:27 pm »
Thanks for such a feedback!  :D
Don't hesitate to make an account, as it will let you know the latest news about the game, by e-mail.

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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 01:42:19 pm »
So, Worldwide Combos 0.2 was released yesterday evening. A second handicap type has appeared (garbage with holes), only for multiplayer mode.

Have fun! And many thanks to those whom I got feedback from so far.  :D

@c4ooo: due to the technical issue I couldn't see your reply, what was it?  ;D

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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 02:04:23 pm »
Well. It was something about how i dont get why/when do the black boxes at the bottom of your play area go up/down? Its if someone clears a row, their black boxes go down and the opponent's black boxes go up, right?

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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 02:09:20 pm »
Concerning the "solid" garbage, when you send lines the following happens.

1) If there are "pending lines" (the stuff in red on the right), then this number of lines is reduced by the number of lines sent.
2) If there are garbage lines on your side, then the number of garbage lines is reduced by the number of lines that could still be sent.
3) If there are still lines that you haven't sent yet, then these lines are sent to the opponent.

Garbage with holes is a little bit different, as sending lines doesn't remove your own garbage: you have to clear it by yourself, which is way more fun as it involves some more strategy.  ;D

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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 12:13:19 am »
You can now play Worldwide Combos 0.3, with a brand new design. The game in itself hasn't changed much, but modifications are made little by little.

If you are a beginner, you may now follow the tutorial that was made for you. If you already have an account, you can find it in Training.

There a some bugs that were found in the solo mode, and I am sorry for that. This will be fixed as soon as possible!

Have fun. :)

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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 10:11:57 pm »
Worldwide Combos 0.5 is available.

The custom games feature is now available. You may invite whoever you wish to invite, for a given number of rounds, with the rules you want. Note that both players need to have a validated account.

If you don't know who to invite, you may check the suggestion list, which should show you five players that have approximately the same level as you. Be careful though, if you weren't very active recently then it might not be very accurate.

Right now spectating a custom match is a little bit complicated, as you need to watch every round on a different page. Sorry for that. Fixing this is the next thing I am going to do.

I also fixed a few bugs, and made a few optimization, please tell me if it changes something for you (hopefully yes).

In between, 0.4 version was released, with a brand new design for the whole website, as well as new features such as the sprint mode, the warm-up mode, etc.

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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 01:00:37 pm »
A multiplayer Tetris? That is definitively something I would like to play at some point. :3=

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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 10:21:33 pm »
Worldwide Combos 0.6 is available.

Main changes: 180° rotation was added, and the tournament system is now ready.

Therefore, I am glad to invite you to the first Worldwide Combos tournament, starting from November 27th.  :thumbsup:
This is open to all players no matter their skill level, and at some point players will be splitted into two divisions according to their level.
More information here: https://www.worldwide-combos.com/tournament?id=1.

Good luck and have fun.  ;D

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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 01:24:39 am »
Worldwide Combos 0.7 is finally available. Note that there are fancy snowflakes falling from the top of the screen.  :P

I made a lot of bug fixes, and I added a few things.

1) You may now customize block colors in options.
2) You can change your speed tunings in the tutorial and test them without refreshing anything.
3) There is a restart button, as well as a restart key in warm-up and sprint modes.
4) There are now profile pages for members. Right now they are not very accessible, but I will improve this in future patches.
5) There are also match report pages. Be careful though, due to past disconnections some data is weird. Tell me if you want a specific match to be rearranged correctly.
6) You may watch sprint replays.  ;D

Have fun!

https://www.worldwide-combos.com/

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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2018, 09:08:55 pm »
I released Worldwide Combos 0.8 last week. 

I added a survivor mode, and I also made several small yet interesting improvements.
1) You can make blocks spawn one line higher.
2) You can disable the sound notification when starting a game.
3) You can switch to the new background (see the first post) if you like.
4) The game should run smoother when playing multiplayer games.

Also, there is a Beta Tournament starting on Monday. Players are splitted in two divisions. Register in Division 2 unless you are a pro player. Good luck and have fun!  ;D
Registration: https://www.worldwide-combos.com/compete.
Home page: https://www.worldwide-combos.com


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Re: Worldwide Combos
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 12:48:05 am »
Worldwide Combos 0.9 is out. It fixes the bugs on Google Chrome, and lets the game scale to your screen. It also adds an API, and timezones support when scheduling matches. Also, you may now synchronize your Worldwide Combos account with your Discord account, and get Discord notifications instead of e-mail notifications.

There is another Beta Tournament starting from Monday.  ;D
Registration: https://www.worldwide-combos.com/compete.
Home page: https://www.worldwide-combos.com

 


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