DICED Pilot

DICED Pilot

DICED Pilot manual

Start screen

The start screen shows either snapshots or movies in the background to get an impression of what's in the game.

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  • Toggle snapshots or movies
  • Help/manual web page
  • Play/start game
  • Settings

Desktop version: Alt-enter key combination toggles fullscreen.
Backspace: Quit game.

Swipe/fling plays next snapshot/movie.
Clicking anywhere creates explosion and destruction.

Player select screen

Here you can select an existing player or create a new one.

Create a new player by selecting one of the last four aliens (Goo'edred, Yaraham,Yamita or Zetherica).

  • Back button - go back to start screen
  • Settings button - open settings dialog
  • Previous button - Scroll back one item
  • Next button - Scroll forward one item
  • Fast rewind button - Scroll back 5 items
  • Play button - choose this player and select level pack
  • Statistics button - Shows the statistics of the centered player
  • Fast forward button - Scroll forward 5 items

Enter a unique name for the player and optionally provide an email address to have your scores upload to the leaderboard.

Note that at this time the email address is only used to uniquely identify the player for the leaderboards. It will not be displayed anywhere and will not be shared with 3rd parties.

After creating a new player it will appear in the player select screen where its progress will be shown.

Level pack select screen

Here you can select a level pack to play if you unlocked it for the current player.

  • Back button - go back to player select screen
  • Settings button - open settings dialog
  • Previous button - Scroll back one item
  • Next button - Scroll forward one item
  • Fast rewind button - Scroll back 5 items
  • Play button - choose this pack and next select a level
  • Fast forward button - Scroll forward 5 items

Level select screen

Here you can select a level to play if you unlocked it for the current player.

  • Back button - go back to level pack select screen
  • Settings button - open settings dialog
  • Previous button - Scroll back one item
  • Next button - Scroll forward one item
  • Fast rewind button - Scroll back 5 items
  • Play button - play level
  • Fast forward button - Scroll forward 5 items

Game screen

When a level is loaded the game dynamics start after the player has moved left or right.

  • Pauze button - pauzes the game showing other buttons as seen below:

In pauze mode the following buttons are available:
  • Back button - go back to level select screen
  • Statistics button - Shows the statistics of the current player
  • Play button - resumes the game
  • Restart button - Restarts the current game
  • Settings button - open settings dialog
  • Snapshot button - Take a snapshot of the current situation and save it to your snapshot collection
  • Next button - Go to the next level (must be unlocked)

When the game is paused the view can be zoomed in or out using the mouse scroll wheel, the z and x keys or pinch zoom on touch devices.

Game controls

Keyboard/Mouse

  • A - move left
  • D - move right
  • W - jump or jetpack
  • Space - fire: fires in the direction of movement or use the mouse to aim and fire
  • Esc - pauze
  • Space - start
  • Backspace - go back
  • X - zoom in (when pauzed)
  • Z - zoom out (when pauzed)

Touch controls

  • move left
  • move right
  • jump or jetpack
  • fire weapon if any, fires in the direction of movement when fling aim is disabled, otherwise use a fling movement with your finger starting from within the fire button center area and moving to the direction you want to aim at
  • Touch the screen anywhere to fire in that direction as demonstrated by my son in the video below:

DICED Pilot beta test by my 5-year old son

Game controllers

Supported controllers (at this time):

  • Xbox 360 controller on desktop
  • Nvidia shield controller on Android

Note that a controller must be connected and turned on before starting the game.

  • Left stick - move left/right
  • Right stick - aim and fire weapon if any, fires directly in that direction
  • or jump or jetpack
  • or or fire weapon if any, fires in the direction of movement
  • start game/next screen
  • pause game/go back

Settings dialog

In the settings dialog you can choose to configure the following: Audio, display, options, touch controls.

Audio dialog

Adjust the volume of the music and sound and possibly disable or enable them.

Display dialog

Adjust screenshake, v-sync (desktop only), mouse cursor display in-game (highlight mouse) and optionally hiding controls or HUD

Options dialog

  • Fling aim - on touch devices fling from the fire button to aim and fire in one move, otherwise fire aims in direction of movement
  • Direct restart R - when pressing the r on the keyboard after the player dies, immediately restarts the level
  • Show ghost - Show the leaderboard leaders ghost recording approximation
  • Cheat a bit - Cheat by starting with an indefinite shield powerup
  • Cheat a lot - Cheat by starting with an indefinite shield powerup, a jetpack and a weapon

Touch controls dialog

  • Controls visible - Show or hide the graphical representation of the touch controls
  • Control size - Adjust the size of the touch controls using a slider
  • Steering to right - By default the steering controls are located on the left side of the screen, to swap them to the right use this option
  • Swap jump/fire - By default the jump button is on the right side of the fire button, to swap their position use this option

Contact

Email: yoagames@gmail.com
Twitter: @yoagames