The 5 Rings of Leela (GameMaker)
The 5 Rings of Leela is an action/adventure game made using Gamemaker and it’s scripting language – GML
This game follows the Hero of Leela trying to save his hometown from destruction by the evil Argorath by collecting 5 Rings.
The hero ventures through mountains and a cave to finally defeat Argorath and return the rings to Leela.
I used Gamemaker to create this game, however I didn’t use any of it’s drag and drop interface, instead using entirely GML script.
As this exposed the core of the Gamemaker engine, I was able to do a lot of cool stuff with the engine.
The game includes basic sword based combat, enemy projectiles and enemy AI using state machines.
I was especially pleased with the text box engine that is responsible for all of the dialog boxes in the game.
It is very flexible and has many features, including:
- Final Fantasy style letter by letter text display
- Speeding up of text display
- Choices in the text
- Text wrapping
- Name display of who you are talking to
All assets were also created by me, and the game has a full soundtrack that can be found here: