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DRTS Update - Camera Controls And Picking Maps

Viir

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Just released another version of DRTS.

You can play it at https://distilledgames.itch.io/distilled-rts 

Picking Maps

I improved the UI to preview maps before starting to play with bots. Now it is easier to find a map you like and see what you are getting into before starting the game.

2018-01-30.DRTS.map-preview

Camera Controls

In addition to earlier input methods, you now can control the camera also via keyboard: To pan, use arrow keys, for zoom plus and minus. To improve onboarding, I added buttons for controlling the camera. This visual addition to the UI should help new players notice that the field of view can be changed.

Under The Hood

  • To prepare for competitive games, the map generator was improved for exact symmetry of edges in generated maps.
  • Pathfinding now yields optimal paths in more cases.


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I somehow missed this blog until today! Looks like an interesting game concept, reminds me of a few older games that I quite enjoyed, but yours looks a bit slicker!

Gonna give this one a try when I'm not on mobile! :)

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7 hours ago, jbadams said:

Looks like an interesting game concept, reminds me of a few older games that I quite enjoyed, but yours looks a bit slicker!

Gonna give this one a try when I'm not on mobile! :)

 

Thank you, I am looking forward to your feedback if you find some time to try it!

Can you same those games it reminded you of? The most similar video game I remember now is solarmax 2, but that seems not to offer to play with other people.

About slickness: The development of the web app is in an early stage and it will be more polished.

Eventually, the UI will be adapted for mobile too.

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On 02/02/2018 at 11:19 PM, Viir said:

Can you name those games it reminded you of?

I'm afraid I can't remember, sorry, it was a very long time ago when I played them!  I'm pretty sure one of them came on one of those compendium disks with a title like '100 Windows Games', but I can't remember what it was called, or even enough to reasonably search for it.

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