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ReTux

PostPosted: 22 May 2016, 22:46
by onpon4
ReTux is a 100% libre software and 100% libre culture action platformer loosely inspired by the Mario games, utilizing the art assets from the SuperTux project. The name "ReTux" is a play on the words "redux" and "Tux".

Although ReTux re-uses the art assets of SuperTux, no code from SuperTux is used in ReTux. The software portion of ReTux is entirely new, written in Python and based on the SGE Game Engine.

More information and downloads can be found here:

http://retux.nongnu.org

Re: ReTux, and a level making contest for it

PostPosted: 24 May 2016, 14:29
by onpon4
Slight tweak to the contest:

https://savannah.nongnu.org/forum/forum ... um_id=8551

I've added that judges (including me) will include a short written explanation for the ratings.

Also, I think this might be worth mentioning: I'm planning, on a personal note, on doing let's plays of submitted levels.

So, out of curiosity: is anyone interested in entering?

Re: ReTux, and a level making contest for it

PostPosted: 27 May 2016, 14:33
by onpon4
I've edited together a trailer for ReTux:

https://goblinrefuge.com/mediagoblin/u/ ... x-trailer/

Re: ReTux, and a level making contest for it

PostPosted: 28 May 2016, 23:16
by onpon4
A new announcement regarding ReTux and the contest has been made:

https://savannah.nongnu.org/forum/forum ... um_id=8558

So, two things other than the bugfix release: first, the demo version is no longer available. However, second, anyone who announces participation in the level editing contest before June 20 can now get a free (gratis) copy of ReTux. More information about this can be found in the original contest announcement post:

https://savannah.nongnu.org/forum/forum ... um_id=8551

Re: ReTux, and a level making contest for it

PostPosted: 29 May 2016, 01:08
by charlie
Is ReTux on Steam? Or Desura? You might have more success at getting payments by going that route; a platform that everybody uses.

At the moment I imagine you don't get many contributions. Why would somebody pay for it when they can get SuperTux free or (if they are suitably inclined) compile it themselves? You need to get on a platform with a large player base of people happy to pay for things along with the benefits of that platform i.e. with Steam it'll be Steam Cloud support etc.

Re: ReTux, and a level making contest for it

PostPosted: 29 May 2016, 01:14
by onpon4
It's not on Steam yet, but I'll be putting it on Steam when the 1.0 is released. (I'll have to pay the fee they charge, but it's not terribly huge.) I think I'll wait until then before considering Desura, too, because I've found Desura to be a pain to deal with.

There's one place it's already on, though: itch.io.

Re: ReTux, and a level making contest for it

PostPosted: 05 Jun 2016, 13:08
by onpon4
ReTux CDs have been ordered and arrived. Here's a quick update video about that:

https://goblinrefuge.com/mediagoblin/u/ ... e-arrived/

Re: ReTux, and a level making contest for it

PostPosted: 15 Jun 2016, 23:44
by onpon4
New ReTux release is out:

https://savannah.nongnu.org/forum/forum ... um_id=8579

And the deadline for getting a free copy of the game for participating in the level making contest is approaching. If anyone else is interested in participating, don't forget to make your announcement before the 20th. :)

Re: ReTux, and a level making contest for it

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2016, 09:55
by charlie
I will have a quick go at a level for the contest.

Re: ReTux, and a level making contest for it

PostPosted: 19 Jun 2016, 10:49
by onpon4
Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to get a free copy of ReTux for announcing participation in the level editing contest. Don't be shy! :)

Re: ReTux, and a level making contest for it

PostPosted: 30 Jun 2016, 13:27
by onpon4
Level submissions are due tonight. Don't forget to send your submissions to onpon4@riseup.net! :)

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 16 Jul 2016, 23:42
by onpon4

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 17 Jul 2016, 23:18
by toothbrush
so we need to try it immediately! 2 days not being here and losing useful information...

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 03 Aug 2016, 14:17
by onpon4
New version released with some small updates, and CDs are now available:

https://savannah.nongnu.org/forum/forum ... um_id=8634

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 24 Oct 2016, 00:47
by onpon4
I've cut the price of the digital download down to $1.99 (regardless of where you order from, which can be through FastSpring, itch.io, or Gamejolt).

I've also made a new release, which turned out to have a pretty major bug, so I then made another release:

https://savannah.nongnu.org/forum/forum ... um_id=8712
https://savannah.nongnu.org/forum/forum ... um_id=8714

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 01 Feb 2017, 23:48
by onpon4
New bugfix release:

https://savannah.nongnu.org/forum/forum ... um_id=8788

More significantly, I figured out a way to get Steam Greenlight's screenshot uploader to work (disable all my add-ons), so there is now a Steam Greenlight submission for ReTux. It can be found here if you're interested:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... =725284090

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2017, 04:59
by onpon4
This is a huge announcement: ReTux is now available to the public without charge, coinciding with the new Patreon page I have launched. Or put another way, it's now both free as in speech and as in beer. :)

https://savannah.nongnu.org/forum/forum ... um_id=8835

I have just launched a Patreon page to hopefully serve as a new source of funding for all of my game development activities. That Patreon page can be found here:

https://www.patreon.com/onpon4

Coinciding with this, I have decided that it's time to unencrypt ReTux to make way for this new funding model. ReTux is now available to the public without charge. You can download it, unencrypted, in the Download page:

http://retux.nongnu.org/download.html

If you enjoy ReTux or any of the other games I work on, please consider supporting my Patreon page. Every dollar helps make a little more libre game development possible. :)

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2017, 09:26
by Lyberta
Yes, crowdfunding is the most ethical way of earning money with free software. Now, if only Patreon didn't use CloudFlare...

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2017, 13:39
by onpon4
I don't know what you have against CloudFlare. Forgot about this. It's just a CDN. My mistake, CloudFlare is actually a reverse proxy. Very different. What you should be concerned about is the fact that it requires JavaScript. The reason I'm using Patreon despite that is there isn't a better option right now.

If you want to get around that, you can donate to my public Bitcoin address:

bitcoin:1Ko772jMW2ZDXaPT4Pi9VYi8612eSXCxfU

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2017, 14:56
by Lyberta
CloudFlare hates Tor users, it gives Google's Recaptcha which of course is loaded from Google so I need to add *3* exceptions to uMatrix in order to even see it. But it still doesn't allow me to enter without cookies. Also, CloudFlare is MITM as a service. If site uses CloudFlare it means that the owner really hates the visitors of their site.

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2017, 15:13
by onpon4
That article you linked to is actually a good point. I forgot about that one. (There still isn't a better choice out there, though, other than direct donations.)

But regarding uMatrix and cookies, Tor Browser doesn't include uMatrix or block cookies from the start. And if you're using Tor, you should only do so with an unmodified, unextended Tor Browser; changes to settings or new add-ons can add to your fingerprint, which defeats the purpose of using Tor.

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2017, 15:35
by Akien
onpon4 {l Wrote}:This is a huge announcement: ReTux is now available to the public without charge, coinciding with the new Patreon page I have launched. Or put another way, it's now both free as in speech and as in beer. :)

https://savannah.nongnu.org/forum/forum ... um_id=8835

Awesome news - I hope that many users will consider supporting your Patreon and that you'll still get some income from it. But I'm quite happy to be able to package this nice game for the users of my distro :) If not done already, you could probably add a link to your Patreon in the main menu, to encourage players to check it out and maybe support your work.

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2017, 15:58
by onpon4
That's an interesting idea to look into. That would be a nice thing to have in Hexoshi, too.

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 05 Apr 2017, 00:59
by Lyberta
onpon4 {l Wrote}:But regarding uMatrix and cookies, Tor Browser doesn't include uMatrix or block cookies from the start. And if you're using Tor, you should only do so with an unmodified, unextended Tor Browser; changes to settings or new add-ons can add to your fingerprint, which defeats the purpose of using Tor.


I'm using Tor to escape the censorship of my country. I don't have Tor Browser installed. If I wanted to guard my fingerprint, I'd use TAILS.

Re: ReTux

PostPosted: 09 Apr 2017, 18:24
by themightyglider
Yesterday I tested ReTux. I like it really much so far, even if I am no fan of the jump'n'run genre.

I would like to contribute a german localization if you are interested?