Hyper’s Quest 2 – what happened?

So Hyper Quest 2 is or was a fangame being worked on by a small team or something. The man on Twitter who changes his username way too much used to dm me on Twitter to test his new builds of the fan game after I made my first post on his game back in 2017 in WordPress

And I would cover the different builds of the fan game on my WordPress blog. Some builds would have new things while other builds had tiny updates that were not worth me posting to my blog.

But the Fan game was promised to come out sometime in 2019… What happened?

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The last update I got from him was in September 2019 that was till I did some looking. A simple google search of Hyper’s Quest 2 will bring up a Sonic Fangame forum where his last update was Nov 3rd/2019

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Well.. At least I know why the project went silent and why he unfollowed me on Twitter or one of the reasons. It sucks cause I was looking forward to this fan game. What a bummer that is.

I think If I get asked to beta test something, I will do a background check on the dev / team to make sure they are good and can complete a game / project because it sucks to spend time finding bugs or issues for that to go to waste

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I wish the dev well. I would link his twitter but he changes his Twitter handle too much that I won’t bother anymore. Kinda disappointed, I saw somewhat of a good thing here. like a diamond in the rough. With some serious work, it could been a fine fangame.

But whatever they do, I wish them the best.

Why I stopped being competitive

Warning: This vent is all over the place but no hard feelings, just needed a place to unwind and release my problems or talk about them

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It’s time again for a fun post and an interesting topic from me, OnyChaos. Why I am no longer competitive or why I stopped being competitive. Well, let’s see in the old days of CyberScore or when I joined the competitive side of Cyberscore or gaming, for me was fun.  It was about being better while having fun, you know?

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Here the thing. Me and my friends. Auto and Shiny. We are competitive in smash but we have fun at the end of the day because having fun is better then trying to out do someone in a vidya game. And I am fine with people being competitive but most of the time the environment is toxic and by proxy it keeps me from playing with other friends.

But being competitive seems to be such a serious thing that some forget what fun is or rather the only fun is beating the other players or fun being wasting hours, days on a game to beat the score by another user that has long since stopped playing.

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My Sonic Fangame update

Now with the prototype on hiatus, I have to say that it was fun to learn how to code in Clickteam Fusion 2.5 and learning how the program works. I even made my own app and even a game.

And seeing as I can’t write code (I.E C#, Unity, non visual coding). Clickteam fusion 2.5 is the next best thing for me and I love it. And I can use this for future games that are not fan games or apps. :3

I should break down this prototype or what is in it.

You have a super form and a “Hyper form” 

You have a spindash and hyper dash from Sonic 3

There are 2 acts and “credits”

There are a ton of bugs that are not fixed, i know. There may be bugs that I may not know of.

But there is not much to this prototype worth noting.

There is no link for the prototype as prototype is just meant to show what ideas I have and what may or may not be added.

Also. Clickteam Fusion 2.5 HTML exporter breaks my code :V

Hypers Quest 2 beta – 9/16/19

Ah, it’s time again. There be a new demo of sorts to try out to see what needs to be fixed, what’s broken, what’s new, and so on. Anything that is not new, I will sum it up and skip. now we are ready to start.

back to good old..

Ecstatic City Zone. This zone got some nice changes here, they are very minor changes but good ones.

The level layout has changed a bit the empty space have been filled with new stuff and some areas have been changed to make the first level a bit easier so players can play the stage with out hassle

Stage is fine for a first level and like the little changes here. it’s great stuff. The bee puns though.

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Ok. Skadoosh Zone

This is kinda interesting as this zone has a new changes in the select few areas and a brand new object to carry you from Point A to Point B

In the last update there was a downhill pipe where if you didn’t jump off would lead you into a pit, which was kinda unfair for new players since you go so fast but glad it was fixed in the beta

The ending of the stage though is a bit questionable since you would assume that you would be fine but you kinda just die if you don’t jump before the thing hits the other one, otherwise you fall and you can’t jump or move. But the player has no way of knowing that this can happen. Since there is no real area to use this gimmick in a safe spot.

I feel it would be best to do what Mario does.

1 – Get a new stage object or stage gimmick
2 – Show the player how it works and what it can do where there is no danger of harm
3 – Then allow them to use the stage gimmick where there is a sense of danger if you mess up once they learned it.

The Stage is the same with some minor layout changes but still fun

The other zones and boss are the same from what I went through and those will be skip as there is nothing worth noting there.

Some stages have text boxes where characters will talk about the level or plot but this bring us to the final two areas to talk about which are pretty interesting.

If you find the giant portal when looking for items in the shop, it will take you to a Zero boss fight map screen.

Cyber Network Breakout Demo is the final boss / level of the demo and it’s interesting to say. The boss fight has a lot of work to do. So this boss has a simple pattern left to right and right to left.

He can block shots
He has a mid air attack that is done after 3 jumps or 4 jumps
He has a normal attack he does after a jump

The boss is fine but has some issues and the main one I have is when the boss attacks, the sprite is a hurtbox to the player. Sometimes when he attacks you bounce off his attack just fine.

If you fight him you will need Hyper’s Special skill to beat him. I’m not sure if you can beat him any other way beside using a special skill. But once you beat him, the level itself is ok. it’s basic and blocky.

Maybe you was going for this, and that’s fine but the background animation gives me a headache. It needs to be slowed down cause this is a bit too much for the eyes. it’s too busy. Maybe make it more transparent.

The start of the stage is eh. You will need to make a weird low jump or have the Hyper Dash skill to pass the first area.

The Arcade has gotten a update. You can earn prizes so red rings now have a bit more value which is rad to know.

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The beta is coming along but for the next demo I think it’s best to as much done for a new demo but you know this. This way you can find more bugs to fix later down the line.

The super Sonic in this fan game has a rad theme song and looks nice and plays well.

Speaking of bugs.. I found a few I want to show off

Game bugs

1 – You can overlap the super Sonic theme by turning super again and by pausing after doing as mentioned, all the super themes play at once.

A fix: The game is checking to see if you have 50 rings or more which it should see if you are not super and have 50 rings to fix that issue

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nqyqN6GiWkeou8lkPMhFgkdezjmulsZv/view?usp=sharing Lower your volume before watching

2 – Skadoosh Zone stage gimmick bug. It carries you over to a set path before stopping, as long as you don’t get hit. If you get hit, you will fly to the end of the stage and you can’t jump free while in your hurt state, the object will not destroy itself cause you to skip the stage. see below.

3 – Title Screen spam. If you mash the start button or enter key you will re-trigger the screen fade animation which will keep you on the title screen till you stop

You ma need a variable that checks to see if enter or start has not been pressed to keep players from doing this.

4. Going back to Skadoosh Zone. There’s a weird pipe bug and the no audio bug was not fixed. Here a video of both bugs as mentioned. The pipe bug is where you have no iframes after getting hit

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dhIicce3iOmHxmcfBhtLbDW2XE7n8nXq/view?usp=sharing

5 – No iframes when knocked into a spring which can lead to a cheap death.

This bug seems to happen anywhere when the player is in the hurt state but is set to a different state causing you to get no iframes. This is just a guess. I am assuming. I don’t know how Game Maker works in terms of coding

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L5C8HxKlwgDlLeC8ymIYu0voZrcOWBu5/view?usp=sharing

6 – The Zero fight. Sometimes when he attacks you are getting hit or you are getting hit while hitting him. Something worth mentioning

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ECzrcclpoMREwjC1riij6mSo0Cx6tCiU/view?usp=sharing

7 – Ecstatic City Zone heroes blocked by invisible walls and a hidden text trigger off frame. Not sure if this is a bug or meant to be this way. If this is not a bug, you can ignore it

8 – You can still grab a Air Bubble when you have a water shield

9 – Super Sonic is missing some animations. :P

10 – Hyper’s Animations work fine when facing right but when facing left they are slowed down or just don’t work

11 – Not so much bugs but more like glitches

12 – Cyber Network Breakout Demo level and not boss has lasers that fire when you go past them but they only fire once. This may not be a bug but wanted to bring mention to it

I guess it’s time for my final thoughts

This Beta demo is interesting, while there are new things here and there and some great changes, The demo kinda feels underwhelming like 1 stage got a bit of makeover at the end and the first stage is kinda new till you leave the starting area.

But the Arcade is great stuff, super sonic is nice and the stage gimmick in Skadoosh Zone is fine but needs work. What do I mean? Well for Super Sonic, the stages don’t have Super Sonic in mind. I think if you add in a super state, make sure the levels are build around that fact.

and for the gimmick in Skadoosh Zone, The zone is too small for it. I’m sure you can do some very fun platforming with it but I like the idea. And the Zero Fight needs work but I know it will be fun.

Rough around a few areas but that’s progress and that’s great. Overall Not too bad, It needs work as stated but I am very proud of the progress here. you have come a long way and keep up the good work, sir.

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Game progress update

Since I could no longer make rom hacks, I have been working on a fan game, and the engine. It is far from done but want to show off some things. It is just gifs that is showing off progress. :P

Things added:

  1. Timer
  2. Score counter
  3. Ring counter
  4. Super state (Not completely done yet)
  5. I frames
  6. lives
  7. Double jump
  8. Objects that restore 1 jump in the air to jump again.
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Update log #6

It’s time for a new update of sorts. A lot has happened, good and bad. But I will just make an update on stuff. c:

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Chaos Race Nights

So let’s start with the first one. “Chaos Race Nights”. This was an idea to get people do race nights or races.

It was during the time when the group and I, mainly me, was still in to speedrunning and wanted to make a event. But because people have lives and life can be crazy or wild. This idea was put on hold.

I think it is best to say that “Chaos Race Nights”, is on hiatus / canceled. In the future, I /may/ try to attempt to get Chaos Race Nights off the ground. But for now, it’s dead.


SRL races

And while on the topic, racing on SRL. Not too long ago, I hit my goal of 150 races. Something I figured would never happened. I’m sitting at 181 races, at the moment.

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My need to race games is slowly fading out.  Once I hit the end goal of 200 races. That will be it. For me, anyway. If you plan on racing me, let me know, But other then that, I’m done with races. Racing is on hiatus. This may be short or permanent.

CyberScore

Ok. So. Let’s talk about Ils or Individual Levels. This is something I was doing for CyberScore for 7 years, and still doing.

I gave Ring attacks a second go in SADX but quickly gave up on that, as it is not my thing. Having to be careful and while trying to find all the rings fast cause, if you don’t, people will complain about the proof being long to watch.

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Why am I bring this up? 7 years on CyberScore. I think it is time for me to stop and let this dream of posting 10k proofs die off. I been doing ILS for so long. On and off, mind you. I even made a CyberScore goal list that I wanted to get done. But let’s be real, I know I don’t have the drive to be able to get far on the CyberScore.

ILs are fun but I am getting to a point where I just don’t care to upload to CyberScore. If I do Ils, they will just be a way I can race and see who can get a better time. Trying to get a better time or such against Hyper is pretty fun

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Twitch.tv

As you know, I have quit streaming to make youtube let’s plays as I find that more fun. I did do a Gunstar Heroes race on Twitch but that doesn’t count as I can’t be bother to record a video for SRL who may or may not look at the video or vod

Getting off track. Point is that, I may come back to stream once every few months. Again, racing does not count but it counts as a stream. This is just a idea and it may NOT happen, so I wouldn’t hold my breath.

While talking about Twitch, I may delete the “Chaos realm” Stream team thing. But If people like it, I will keep it around. Not sure.

Discord

Server has been pretty dead but that is ok. I will be updating the channels and removing some very soon

The server is still private meaning, you can leave at anytime but you will never be able to return but in the near future I “may” make it open but don’t count on it. But anywho. Server will be getting some changes ASAP

In the future, roles will be used in Wix forums for bonus stuff or rewards. Leaving the server will forfeit your roles.

Twitter

I been retweeting less lewds, Most of the things I retweet are NSFW but that is starting to calm down. Most of the hardcore lewds or very NSFW stuff I start to favorite it now.

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So now, there will be no more lewd retweets from me. A few here or there. Stay out of my likes, they are my vault of lewds you never want to see. C:

I also been tweeting more instead of retweeting, which is very good.

YouTube

Back to making let’s plays for my channel. Infact, two are in the works at this moment.

  1. Sonic Mania Plus: 3 / 5 – 60 % done
  2. Sonic Spinball 0 / 2

I have another game in mind as well. :3

Quite happy, making LP or let’s plays again. Brings me great joy again

Clickteam fusion 2.5 programming

I been playing around with Fusion, and I would say I am a novice in Fusion as I can make a program now

  1. I can make a simple program
  2. I can make custom files to be used by my programs / games
  3. I know how to make a simple web browser
  4. Learning to make games

And I am still learning more.  And I have no plans on stopping at this point

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