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marcpilkington

Member Since 05 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 12 2012 04:03 AM
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In Topic: Trigger Man: a retro fps

23 February 2012 - 03:21 AM

A project update!


The post precessing shader system is now in our xna game engine and this should allow us to do some pretty funky stuff in regards to how the game looks. At the moment we have added a kind of fake shadow falloff which really makes a tonne of difference.

With the screenshots below we've cranked up the fogging pretty high just to show it off as an example but we'll be peeling this back alot more. We can also change the RGB values of this too Posted Image

Exciting - sadly we now have a few months of AI coding now so that will probably be it for updates - atleast for a good while.

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Ta ta for now and thanks for looking.

In Topic: Trigger Man: a retro fps

08 February 2012 - 12:25 PM

Well definatly look at that, I'm pretty sure we're doing that but I'll mention it to him and see what he says.

Cheers Ravyne.

In Topic: Trigger Man: a retro fps

08 February 2012 - 03:46 AM

It's all polygon based which is enough for what we're trying to do, I'm only the artistic brains behind the project though so I only have a rudimentary view of the engine stuff haha, but thanks for the question Posted Image

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Oh! you mean the old school way they did it I'm guessing? No haha I had spoke with Ken Silverman when the game was in a very early stage of development but decided to go down the normal poly route and that gives us some advantages with the current graphic devices. We just thought it would be better to fake the effect with modern technology (i.e programmable shaders iun the graphic pipeline for post processing effects - one of these will be depth relative lighting which should be good).

In Topic: Trigger Man: a retro fps

07 February 2012 - 06:23 PM

Yeah, our tools are getting better all the time, there wont be varied floor and ceiling heights sadly so levels are flat like Wolfenstein (the varied ceiling and floor heights is something we plan to add in for a later project) but theres still lots of scope to build nice looking environments and desgin some devious levels Posted Image We're making the game outside of work hours so its always tough to squeeze in the dev time but we've done pretty well I think in regards to the style of gameplay we're trying to achieve.

In Topic: Trigger Man: a retro fps

07 February 2012 - 05:29 PM

The project has been going pretty well, really getting the most out of the 1-bit alpha textures which really allows me to add layers of detail and even rooms with windows! It just means levels will really be alot more interesting than your basic Wolfenstein maze affair.

I hope you enjoy the screenshots below I hope to make a small video soon so stay tuned for that.



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(Layers of detail using alpha images)


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(Simple corridor from level 2)


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(Using alpha images to create windowed rooms)


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