can you make this work on mac?
Yal's Game Idea Generator
A downloadable tool for Windows
This tool generates a procedural game idea and displays it, helping you get new creative ideas for your projects. Made for personal use, but I figure it could be useful for more people than just me. Enjoy, and feel free to share your best ideas in the comments below!
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I could in theory, but last time I checked you needed a mac to make a mac executable. Can you run Ubuntu executables on your fancy apple machine or did they stop being Unix-like these days?
(Or alternatively, you could download the source and run it from within GameMaker, this also lets you add new random ideas that suits your preferences better)
(Assuming you're using GameMaker, of course - maybe that's a bit bold)
Thank you! I ended up getting game maker so I can try it. It's pretty cool, these ideas are great!
I haven't seen Yal since the Yoyo Games Sandbox days.
I found this thing very, very interesting and I would really like to have this about my profession: music. Someone else below have already asked for this: can you please share the structure and source text, or the whole project? I would like to rewrite the whole text into "music production idea generator" and don't really care what way would suit you the most. Had this idea in my head for a pretty good while. Please?
All right, I did some project bookkeeping recently so I actually know where the project is now... I've uploaded the source code as well now :3
The actual implementation is pretty simple:
//at the start <make 3 lists named list_phrasing, list_genre, list_quirk> <add idea pieces to them> //when you press a button randomize()
ds_list_shuffle(list_quirk) my_string = list_phrasing[|0]+list_genre[|0]+list_quirk[|0]+"?"
Is it customizable? can i add terms to it? I'm gonna try it and see if it has a text file for custom terms
It uses a hardcoded array of text (or rather 3, for different parts of the text) ...so it's not that customizable, I guess. I could always upload the source code for maximal customizability, but that'd just be of use if you have GMS. (Or maybe I could consider adding text file support or something... once I find the source code again :P)
If you're still around (and have a copy of GameMaker Studio) the source code is available now~
looks useful. let me have a try.
Sure, why not? It's name-your-own-price and not region-locked, so there shouldn't really be anything stopping you from trying it out.
Cool stuff! :)