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  1.   Hello everyone!   Our top-down shooter has made its way onto kickstarter to help get funding for various additional assets. Overdosed is a fast paced, adrenaline fuelled trip to remember! In this top down shooter the player is on an intense experimental form of LSD and as a result they must fight hordes of nightmarish creatures in randomly generated and arena style levels.   Think Hotline Miami meets Rogue Legacy. Our adventure mode will challenge you to fight through 5 randomly generated stages with a variety of objectives without dying. However you will keep your unlocks so you can get further and further with each playthrough! Our Arena mode will have you fighting endless waves of enemies in increasing numbers and tests your skills to see how long you can last in the pit of madness!     The Kickstarter itself doesn't just allow you to purchase the game, our rewards offer you EXCLUSIVE things like beta access, T-Shirts, leaderboard nameplates and even our lowest tier of £1 gives you a chance to draw your own doodle and put it in the game permanently on the floor of fame :D Like this! Also don't forget STEAM users, vote yes on our greenlight page! (click image below)
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    Overdosed - A Trip To Hell

    Update - 25th April   Making levels that make themselves so you don't have to make them. OK?   Hello all! I wish I could get around to doing these updates more often but as you might imagine, creating a random level generation algorithm (that actually works properly) takes a lot of time and focus. I've managed to do some pretty sweet things though! I have some paths loop round to each other while maintaining the integrity of my game design ideas (basically sections behind a locked door are still only reachable though the locked door). I have the main tile generation stuff done, the next step will be replacing all the whittle tile rooms to actual rooms. You can see above I have already have basic corridor tiles which have replaced the white ones. I plan for each tile to spawn in different objects so it doesn’t look repetitive. Collectable items such as weapons/health/ammo will be hidden (hopefully quite well) and will blend into the scenery. It will be very different to Arena; pickups won't be glowing and obvious. in Adventure you've really got to scour the level for these things. Below are a few images showing how the generation system does what it does. It all branches out from the start room, one tile after another. Each tile has about a 90% chance of being a corridor, else it's a random room. Corridors are more likely to be a straight piece rather than a corner or 3-way piece giggity. Once there are X amount of rooms in the level, it then caps everything off with the small red rooms. So after all that, each tile piece looks around them to see if they run adjacent to any other sections, if so there is a chance they will connect to them (creating potential for looping - there would be more than 1 path to get from A to B). The blacked out areas show a section that will be blocked off at the end by a locked door. This section can keep itself nice and separate. The next step is to replace all these tiles with actual rooms and corridors, and of-course to make it look sexy as fuck. It's all WIP (work in progress) so changes will be made to this generation system and I will be able to show off more visual stuff soon.   Ben Lead Dev
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    Overdosed - A Trip To Hell

    HAVE A GANDER AT OUR GREENLIGHT PAGE AND VOTE     Overdosed is a fast paced, adrenaline fuelled trip to remember! In this top down shooter the player is on an intense experimental form of L.S.D and as a result they must fight hordes of nightmarish creatures in randomly generated and arena style levels. Overdosed is a trip to remember with exciting fast paced gameplay, a colourful assortment of weapons and gadgets and roguelike mechanics.   What’s planned for the final game? 3 Themes Industrial (featured in the demo) is just 1 of 3 themes that will be present in the final game, each one will have its own aesthetic and enemy types. Adventure mode       In this mode the objective is to progress through 5 randomly generated levels (every level harder than the last) and fight a boss enemy at the end to complete it. Unlike the arena mode the player will not start with the torch. Throughout the levels the player must find weapons/gadgets/health/ammo and the torch. There will be certain rooms that are pitch black and requires the torch to progress. Enemies will spawn at random locations so the gameplay will consist of a mixture of combat and exploration to find supplies. Also the player will find that some doors are locked. These doors can be unlocked with a key that the player can find in the level. Behind these locked doors will be some sort of reward (possibly a new weapon). Each theme will have its own Adventure set of levels.   Dynamic Arenas   As you can probably guess arenas are levels where you must fight waves of enemies and survive as long as possible. It’s not that simple however… you start with just Dual Uzi’s and limited ammo but can purchase additional weapons within the level with the points you gain. You get points by killing enemies, a different amount for each enemy. This allows you to choose which weapons you want and when so you can play it your way. Each wave gets harder than the last with more enemy numbers and the introduction of new enemy types. You will eventually get outnumbered, despite how good you are but you can show off what wave you reached on the global online leaderboards. In each arena level there will be some sort of dynamic event which will affect the player and enemies. These events can either help and/or hinder the player in some way and will change the dynamic of the level, forcing the player to change up their tactics. Additional player characters Featuring player customisation!   DOWNLOAD THE ALPHA DEMO   Latest update video:  
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    Starting random map generation in UE4....

    Pretty much, but it now branches off simultaneously and doesnt intersect eachother. Arrays in UE4 become very difficult to work with when you're removing items and adding items all the time. An annoying thing I've noticed is getting the length of an array seems to be incorrect after you've removed items. UE4 blueprints are great BUT without C++ knowledge it's a bumpy road.
  5.   Not really coding, more visual scripting but needless to say there's a lot more work to be done. My next task is to stop it going through already placed tiles. Will basically be traces to see if things are already placed down the road, then put a corner tile or whatever in the appropriate direction. Easier said than done I'm sure...
  6. HAVE A GANDER AT OUR GREENLIGHT PAGE AND VOTE     Overdosed is a fast paced, adrenaline fuelled trip to remember! In this top down shooter the player is on an intense experimental form of L.S.D and as a result they must fight hordes of nightmarish creatures in randomly generated and arena style levels. Overdosed is a trip to remember with exciting fast paced gameplay, a colourful assortment of weapons and gadgets and roguelike mechanics.   What’s planned for the final game? 3 Themes Industrial (featured in the demo) is just 1 of 3 themes that will be present in the final game, each one will have its own aesthetic and enemy types. Adventure mode       In this mode the objective is to progress through 5 randomly generated levels (every level harder than the last) and fight a boss enemy at the end to complete it. Unlike the arena mode the player will not start with the torch. Throughout the levels the player must find weapons/gadgets/health/ammo and the torch. There will be certain rooms that are pitch black and requires the torch to progress. Enemies will spawn at random locations so the gameplay will consist of a mixture of combat and exploration to find supplies. Also the player will find that some doors are locked. These doors can be unlocked with a key that the player can find in the level. Behind these locked doors will be some sort of reward (possibly a new weapon). Each theme will have its own Adventure set of levels.   Dynamic Arenas   As you can probably guess arenas are levels where you must fight waves of enemies and survive as long as possible. It’s not that simple however… you start with just Dual Uzi’s and limited ammo but can purchase additional weapons within the level with the points you gain. You get points by killing enemies, a different amount for each enemy. This allows you to choose which weapons you want and when so you can play it your way. Each wave gets harder than the last with more enemy numbers and the introduction of new enemy types. You will eventually get outnumbered, despite how good you are but you can show off what wave you reached on the global online leaderboards. In each arena level there will be some sort of dynamic event which will affect the player and enemies. These events can either help and/or hinder the player in some way and will change the dynamic of the level, forcing the player to change up their tactics. Additional player characters Featuring player customisation!   DOWNLOAD THE ALPHA DEMO      
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