First, it started with the Small Basic monthly challenges from LitDev:
Amongst those challenges is the Game Challenge:
So, Nonki must not have read the directions. He seemed to have missed the word "simplified" there! =^)
Here is the latest version of the game:
Now let's see the journey!
First he made a barrel:
Nonki Takahashi - Saturday, March 08, 2014 7:01 AM
This is my first step for graphics challenge 1: FGM769.
I made a bitmap of a barrel from this output above with GIMP 2.
That led to a physics test on animating the barrel!
Nonki Takahashi - Monday, March 10, 2014 10:18 AM
This is my second step for graphics challenge 1: FGM769-0. This version simulates a barrel without friction.
That's so cool! But he was just getting started! The first barrel on this next pass seems to be possessed by a ghost! =^)
Nonki Takahashi - Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:34 PM
This is my latest graphics challenge 1: FGM769-1.
Next, he added in the graphics of the characters...
Nonki Takahashi - Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:02 PM
This is my first step for game challenge: FGM769-2.
You see that image above first (like a game start screen), and then it moves to the gameplay!
Nonki Takahashi - Friday, March 14, 2014 7:05 AM
This is my second step for game challenge: FGM769-3.
Use arrow keys to move Mario.
Ha! You get a Game Over screen if you run out of lives! Refresh the page to start over! Hold down up to "super jump" up! Don't worry, the game wasn't done yet! =^)
Nonki Takahashi - Monday, March 24, 2014 8:00 AM
I uploaded latest version of game challenge: FGM769-5.
So there you go! You still super jump. I'm getting the Game Over screen a little early, but it's still fun to play around with!
Then Nonki responded with a new version...
Nonki Takahashi - Wed, Apr 16 2014 10:53 PM
Ed, Thank you for announcing this program. Latest version becomes smallbasic.com/program. Ladder graphics just added.
Arrow Keys Left and Right - Move
Arrow Key Up - Jump
Hold Up - Super Jump
Thanks to Nonki Takahashi for making the game!
- Ninja Ed