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#1 Davidtse   Members   -  Reputation: 218

Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

Hello,

 

My name is David Tse and I am have recently dropped out of college to start a game development company called Subsurface Games. I graduated from high school last year(may 2012) and made it a few months in college before I decided it was a waste of my time and that it was time for me to go make games. Right now I am the only one working on the game apart from a few contract artists. I am making a zombie survival shooter that is set in a procedural open world. The idea of the game is what would you do in the zombie apocalypse. you have to scavenge the unlimited procedural open world for food, water and guns to survive. You can enter every single building in the world to find supplies or build a fort to survive.

 

I am making a 3D game engine completely from scratch for this project using OpenGL and C++. The only libraries I am really using are SpeedTree for vegetation and PhysX for physics, cloth, and destruction. I have also started a development blog for this game where I post game updates and other behind the scenes stuff. When the game reaches the alpha stage(it is currently in pre-alpha) people who pre-order the game will be able to download the game and play it before its done.

 

I hope you guys can check out the blog and tell me what you think about the idea for the game, and the current state of the engine/game. Here is a link to the blog/company website: http://www.subsurfacegames.com/, and here is the latest video that I posted to the blog:

 

 

Thanks,

David


Edited by Davidtse, 23 July 2013 - 11:32 PM.

I am working on a first person zombie shooter that is set in a procedural world. I'developing a game engine from scratch with opengl and C++. Follow my development blog for updates on the game and the engine. http://www.Subsurfacegames.com


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#2 minibutmany   Members   -  Reputation: 1471

Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

Looks really good....I would change the gun sound though, sharper and louder, make them zombies run!


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#3 Davidtse   Members   -  Reputation: 218

Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

Thanks! The gun sounds are just left over from my 2D shooter and is a placeholder like all the other art and sounds in the game. I actually already have the zombies running around the world now just working on killing them now biggrin.png.


I am working on a first person zombie shooter that is set in a procedural world. I'developing a game engine from scratch with opengl and C++. Follow my development blog for updates on the game and the engine. http://www.Subsurfacegames.com


#4 polyfrag   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1733

Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:10 PM

Will cities be generated procedurally too?



#5 polyfrag   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1733

Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:45 PM

How did you learn all this?

#6 Davidtse   Members   -  Reputation: 218

Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

The whole world will be procedurally generated. From the layout of cities and the the construction of buildings down to the placement of individual weapons and resources everything will be procedurally generated. I started learning here: http://www.gameinstitute.com/ and then just read a lot of books biggrin.png


I am working on a first person zombie shooter that is set in a procedural world. I'developing a game engine from scratch with opengl and C++. Follow my development blog for updates on the game and the engine. http://www.Subsurfacegames.com


#7 Davidtse   Members   -  Reputation: 218

Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:08 PM

A new post about the zombies in Survive is now up on the blog: http://www.Subsurfacegames.com/. I also talk about some of the gameplay features planned for Survive including one about how players can gett infected with the zombie virus and kill their friends! I would love if you guys could tell me what you think about the zombies and if you have any ideas about what makes the best zombie in games.

 

I have been working alot on post processing and the sky system and will be doing a new post and video about that soon. Here is a preview of some of the stuff ive been working on:

 

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I am working on a first person zombie shooter that is set in a procedural world. I'developing a game engine from scratch with opengl and C++. Follow my development blog for updates on the game and the engine. http://www.Subsurfacegames.com


#8 Cryptiik   Members   -  Reputation: 415

Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:08 AM

Hey awesome game man, might pre-order it :) Quick question about your previous comment about learning game programming from GameInstitute. Is it worth enrolling? Do you learn anything about making 2D games with it? And also how easy was it to learn the material they provided? I'm thinking about buying there current package. Thanks.



#9 Davidtse   Members   -  Reputation: 218

Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:02 PM

Thanks! It is definitely worth enrolling now. When i did it each course was like $150 now you get every single course they offer plus new future content for only $100. Its very in-depth and starts at the very beginning. So you start with text based games then move on to 2D and 3D. Its not too difficult if you just go at your own pace and don't move on to the next chapter before understanding the last one. I started it when I was 9 and I got through it by going slow.


I am working on a first person zombie shooter that is set in a procedural world. I'developing a game engine from scratch with opengl and C++. Follow my development blog for updates on the game and the engine. http://www.Subsurfacegames.com


#10 polyfrag   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1733

Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:15 AM

How's the project going



#11 Davidtse   Members   -  Reputation: 218

Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:39 PM

I just finished a new update video for Survive. Here is a list of all the changes and new features in this update:
 

-Zombie Locomotion
-Implemented a Component Based Entity System

-Full Dynamic Day Night Cycle

-Light Shafts
-Implemented CIE Sky Rendering Model

-Implemented a Post Processing System

-SSAO

-FXAA
-Bloom

-Filmic Tone Mapping

-HDR Rendering

-Gamma Correct Rendering

-Added a PhysX Implementation of the Physics Wrapper.

-Started Oculus Rift Support

 


I am working on a first person zombie shooter that is set in a procedural world. I'developing a game engine from scratch with opengl and C++. Follow my development blog for updates on the game and the engine. http://www.Subsurfacegames.com


#12 Davidtse   Members   -  Reputation: 218

Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:12 PM

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Survive is now on Steam Greenlight! Please go vote yes if you think the game should be on steam. LINK

 

I also did a blog post showing some of the details of the greenlight so far: http://www.subsurfacegames.com/


Edited by Davidtse, 25 July 2013 - 05:51 PM.

I am working on a first person zombie shooter that is set in a procedural world. I'developing a game engine from scratch with opengl and C++. Follow my development blog for updates on the game and the engine. http://www.Subsurfacegames.com


#13 Grimshaw   Members   -  Reputation: 602

Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:40 AM

I just voted yes in Greenlight! Amazing work!

 

If you really are pulling this off by yourself its quite remarkable, please finish it and I bet you will be successfull :D


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#14 Davidtse   Members   -  Reputation: 218

Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:35 AM

I havn't posted here in awhile, but I just posted 2 videos showing what I've added in the first build of the Survive Pre-Alpha:

 

 


I am working on a first person zombie shooter that is set in a procedural world. I'developing a game engine from scratch with opengl and C++. Follow my development blog for updates on the game and the engine. http://www.Subsurfacegames.com


#15 Davidtse   Members   -  Reputation: 218

Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:37 PM

Just finished the latest update about Unlimited World Generation! Here is the new video: 

 


Edited by Davidtse, 03 July 2014 - 06:38 PM.

I am working on a first person zombie shooter that is set in a procedural world. I'developing a game engine from scratch with opengl and C++. Follow my development blog for updates on the game and the engine. http://www.Subsurfacegames.com






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