Xyz
Sep 18, 2018

Hitboxes

2 comments

The hitboxes in the remaster seem very different from behavior of the original game (or at least the win32 port of it https://icculus.org/jumpnbump/ ). This greatly affects gameplay compared to the original. E.g. Do a very short jump, and while your bunny is coming down, but still at a height above another player, move towards them. Previous behavior: 1 pixel overlap onto their head will kill. Current behavior: you will be pushed away and there is no kill. There is also changes to behavior of ice momentum, water, spring and the tiles above the map. But I think the hitbox feeling is most important.

Domarius
Sep 18, 2018

I'm glad you notice the differences :) Yes, the hit boxes are smaller, I felt during play testing that this made it more competitive, and my friend agreed. In the original you get a lot of "accidental" kills because the hit box is so big. Now the "jump-er" has to work for it a bit more, and the "jump-ee" has a chance of dodging out of the way.

 

Of course I was worried it would be frustrating to try and hit someone, but this doesn't seem to be the case!

 

To me it seems that now when you land a hit, it seems more like it was based on skill and much less cheap kills, and I feel this can make people more engaged in it.

 

I'm looking forward to hearing what everyone else thinks.

 

I'm riding a line between reproducing the original as faithfully as possible, but not passing up opportunities for improving things.

 

 

As for the physics in general, it's slightly slower, and actually this is for the reasons above too!

 

Have you had a gaming session with some friends on it? How did it go?

Domarius
Sep 19, 2018

I was thinking of exposing the variables used in the physics into a Settings file so they can be tweaked and you can find values that are more like the original.

 

If you'd like to do that I can embed them in the game as an option to enable the original physics. Would you be interested in that?

Xyz
Oct 2, 2018

I've been trying for weeks to play with my siblings but things always fall through. The option would be nice though.

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