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The life of a Unity Developer



Problematic Team Members.

Posted by , 21 February 2013 - - - - - - · 958 views

Alright guys, I'm very sad. Hopefully in this article you can relate and keep me in your thoughts OR find some helpfulness. We recruited a team member who had a team. He has a very talented team member with him, and when I asked for work, he showed me the good guys work. Since then, we've discovered that he does no work and mooches off of others. So we fired him. He has since spammed our forums with complete lies. We then showed a proof of purchase, showing that he was lying about us using HIS assets. Now, he's been private messaging me and telling people on our facebook that we've shut down. Thankfully, there was only one facebook fan and we'll create a new one soon. We cut advertising for the old one. See the forum here:http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/158344-Not-Dead-Enough-a-zombie-apocalypse-simulator-now-in-production!/page30. Feel free to create an account here and drop him a PM :D. Anyway, he's Backwardsstudios if you want. He should be banned soon anyway :D. Anyway, it's very troubling, but he's done more damage to himself now, he has no power :). Anyway, here are our tips!
  • Do your research. Make sure this guy is legit. Do google image searches for stuff similar to the work he shows you.
  • Ask many questions, don't be afraid.
  • Make sure he's not a jerk when you hire him.
That's all I can say, thanks guys. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.


12 levels of quality in-depth, what to look for in the future.

Posted by , 21 February 2013 - - - - - - · 1,056 views

Alright, I've had to re-write this 3 times, thanks to my computer. First off, thanks Milcho for requesting this! If you have any questions about our game, feel free to ask, we'll write something up. Anyway, we'll be discussing our 12 levels of quality in Not Dead Enough. So each item has 12 levels of quality- 12 is best, 1 is worst- including guns and food. We decided to do this when we were on Skype one night. We knew we would need some kind of System for things to deteriorate, because in real life, all things do that! We couldn't think of anything, but then we decided on levels of quality. Once again, in real life, An item deteriorates by time, not just instantly, so that's why we decide on the 12 levels of quality. We went for 12, because that seems like a reasonable amount of steps. 1st step is normal, second is a little bit stale, 3rd is more, and so on until 12. Now we'll go more in-depth about the system!

First is guns. Guns can take a total of 100 shots before being destroyed. You'll never get off 1000 shots most likely, because you'll probably never find that much ammo- melee is the way to go. But with several shots, your gun goes down a level or two, and with each level it goes down, there is more of a chance of it jamming and\or breaking unexpectedly.

Lastly we have food. It deteriorates and gets moldy over time, just like guns. But with food, I think that your health and food bar goes DOWN if you eat something too nasty.

Hope this helped Milcho!

In our final game, you can look forward to:
  • animals
  • melee
  • weather system
  • nicer maps
  • AI (Joining groups with AI, bad AI, good AI).
  • And maybe, possibly, co-op.
Thanks Milcho for the request, and if you have questions, please ask! Also, pics of our map are here: http://www.indiedb.com/games/not-dead-enough-nde/images/new-environment-assets-and-aim-down-sights#imagebox


Alpha release- EARLY!

Posted by , 18 February 2013 - - - - - - · 1,120 views

Hello everyone we have been hard at work to get something playable for the public! Now we finally have a alpha tech demo ready for you. We are working on all the animations since the third person walking animation sucks and result in poppy movement and makes the locomotion tweak out.

Features
Item Quality Q1-Q12

Q1 is the best quality for items.
Q12 is the worst.

Q1 guns have lowered recoil, raised damage and higher chance to knock a zombie down.
Q12 guns have raised recoil, lowered damage and lower chance to knock a zombie down.

Q1 food and drinks are full
Q12 food and drinks are almost empty
(In the future this will be used to determine if you should eat it, resulting in sickness if its bad quality)

Q1 bullets
Q12 bullets
(Quality of bullets doesn't effect anything yet. I Might make it jam the gun if its bad quality)

Player Control
The player uses locomotion so his feet align with the ground, this still needs some work. You can decide if you want to play if first person or third person. Third person allows shoulder switching. The player can also crouch to increase shooting accuracy.

Newspapers
Newspapers will be used to tell the story of the game. Basically how the zombie Apocalypse started. Collect all of them to get the full story.

Download Here
http://www.mediafire.com/?mr4ncxrm4n21rg5

Video Here
http://www.indiedb.com/games/not-dead-enough-nde/videos


Zombie and Character Models- SO CLOSE TO BETA!

Posted by , 06 February 2013 - - - - - - · 882 views

We're so close to BETA that I can literally taste it. When I came up with the idea of this game, I never dreamed that it would come nearly as close as it did. I have to thank my team for that. BETA will be in a month if you didn't know, and if you're interested, drop a comment and I'll PM you with the download link. So, here's the zombie and character models!

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Tell us what you think!


UPDATE: BETA info, and another team.

Posted by , 05 February 2013 - - - - - - · 803 views

Hey guys, sorry that I haven't updated in a while, we've been heavy at work. Today, I'll be discussing some exciting news with you all. Fro you too lazy to read it all, I'll put bold-faced headings for categories.

What We Have Left Until BETA Release/How To Get In
The first thing I want to talk about is the upcoming BETA. All we need to do until beta is finish zombie and character models, and then animate them. This should be done in the upcoming weeks. The BETA will most likely be closed, so here is how you can get a chance at receiving it. All you have to do is comment anywhere, either on this news article, on the game page, or on our company page. That's all. If you win, then we will PM you with the link to the download. Sound good? Well, good.

New Team
So, we are now partnering with another team called backwards studios. They will help with models and animate, decreasing the amount of time that it will take to complete the game.

Pictures
We now have about 5 more pictures up, check them out!

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