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  1. I finally got a chance to play Twilight Imperium 4th edition so I figured I'd do a write up. We had 5 players and it was a blast. For race selection, we used this website about a week before the game http://www.mygurps.com/TwilightImperium.html and selected 3 choices per player. Here's what it rolled up for us (underlined is what we chose): Yellow (Eck (me) ) may choose from The Clan of Saar, The Naalu Collective, or The Nekro Virus. Green (Devin) may choose from The Barony of Letnev, The Mentak Coalition, or The Winnu. Blue (Matt) may choose from The Federation of Sol, The Yssaril Tribes, or The Xxcha Kingdom. Black (Eric) may choose from The Ghosts of Creuss, The L1Z1X Mindnet, or Sardakk N'orr. Blue (Alex) may choose from The Yin Brotherhood, The Emirates of Hacan, or The Embers of Muaat. To save time, I setup the map before hand since I was hosting. I went with a 5-player symmetrical design and tried to balance out tech specialties, resources, influence, and planet types. Here's what I came up with. See the future pictures for how that red section gets essentially "cut-out" for a 5 player game. Map setup With a mostly balanced map, we rolled to see who would get first pick of starting locations. And the last person to choose was awarded the Speaker token. One other house rule we played with was the Speaker would get to pick the 6th Strategy Card. The secondary ability on the 6th card would get triggered after the Speaker activated his Strategy Card. Round 1 start And then we started playing. It was a pretty standard set of early turns where people moved out and claimed a few systems. The only thing of special note was the Mentak (Green) chose Warfare but instead of claiming more of his central pie slice, he instead claimed the contested planet between him and the Hacaan (Purple). This led to immediate border friction and posturing between the two races. Green was there first, but Purple felt pinned in behind the Gravity Rift (black hole). I feel like the Naalu (yellow) are late bloomers so I was quick to make friends with my more combat focused neighbors. Here's what we looked like after Round 1. Round 1 complete I made a deal with the L1z1x (black) player to allow me to claim the green tech specialty planet and move out of the system so he could have the bigger resource value world. The green tech specialty would allow me to get my racial tech Neuroglaive faster and make it so I could hold my own versus all those dreadnaughts. We also exchanged Ceasefires. I couldn't quite take Mecatol this round so I moved adjacent to claim that victory point and set me up for next turn. I made sure to get Sol's (blue's) permission before taking that world and gave him our border planet to solidify the peace. I also traded my racial promissory note to the Mentak which allowed him to move first in the next round. Giving him a slight edge with the coming conflict of the Hacaan's (purple's) fleets. And I bought a sabotage card from the Hacaan which helped fund the war efforts. Publicly trading for a sabotage was great since it made people less likely to play action cards against me. Round 2 Complete Round 3 was very tense. L1z1x (black) chose Imperial, but his dreads could only move 1 (at the start). I delayed my move as long as I could so he was low on tactical counters. Then when he upgraded his dreads, I activated Mecatol Rex. At this point he stated multiple times that if I did that, he would roll through my territory. But this was the same turn I got Neurogalives. I told him I was no longer afraid of his fleets, Mecatol Rex was mine, but I would not strike first. He was still low on counters so he couldn't really do anything but stew this turn. While this was going on, the Hacaan (purple) got pinned in by Mentak (green) and Sol (blue). The space cats started massing a big fleet and told the Mentak (green) player he was coming for him. Blue claimed a few more planets and a couple of points. Round 3 complete L1z1x (black) started an arms race with my peaceful Naalu (yellow), threatening me the entire time. Not much was exchanged besides words however. Black was still token starved so he couldn't attack me without crippling his own position thanks to Neurogalive. Big things were happening on the other side of the board. The Hacaan (purple) used an action card to connect Alpha and Beta wormholes to threaten the Mentak's (green's) homeworld. In response, the Mentak moved their speed 3 cruiser fleets through the Beta wormhole and took the Hacaan's homeworld. My daughter was wandering in and out of the game all day. She was in the room around this time. After the game she asked me if green attacked purple with his cruisers because she saw he could sneak through... #ParentingWin Blue started moving his fleets towards Mecatol but I made some sweet deals just to get his ceasefire. Round 4 complete The Mentak (green) counter attacked the Hacan (purple), but the space cats played skilled retreat. Then they retook their homeworld. The Federation of Sol (blue) started moving towards Hacan (purple). L1z1x (black) built up a ton of PDS and upgraded them meaning I couldn't go crazy in his backyard. The glorious Naalu (yellow/me) made a series of plays over this round to gain 5 points. Imperial - held mecatol +1 Imperial - (Public Objective) Held 6 non-home system planets +1 Secret (Action phase) - Win a space combat versus a player with the most points +1 Secret (Status Phase) - Own two faction technologies +1 Public (Status Phase) - Own two unit upgrade technologies +1 So I went from 3 points to 8 points in one round. I still had the Speaker token so I'd get first choice of strategy card, and as the Naalu I would get to act first no matter which Strategy Card I chose. Nobody could take Mecatol from me this round since I had waited so late in the turn to make my move this turn. I knew there were action cards or agendas that might be able to mess me up, but the only thing that popped up was Seeds of an Empire. Voting on that either the first player would gain a point, or the last player would gain a point. I was scared for a moment because I thought first player might lose a point. Round 5 complete We didn't bother playing out any of round 6 because I was going to choose imperial, score a point for Mecatol, and score a point for one of the objectives that they couldn't take from me. Victory Naalu (yellow/me)! Final score: The Naluu Collective - 10 The L1z1x Mindnet - 6 The Mentak Coalition - 6 The Federation of Sol - 4 The Emirates of Hacan - 3 Final Thoughts: Fourth edition is much more streamlined than 3rd. The 5 player game took 8 hours including a break in the middle for pizza. Being the Naalu and going from 3 to 8 in one turn and then winning the first action of the next turn was really impressive, but it also felt a little bit unfair. Hanging out at 3 points, people didn't feel I was a big threat so they never felt the need to stop dealing with me diplomatically. But I was also on Mecatol Rex for the entire game and nobody attacked me there once. So I don't feel too bad about winning. I liked our 6th card house rule, and I also liked the 5 player wedge cut out. Most of the others didn't like it however, because they felt like it took away too many planets. I don't think they realize that with a 6th player we'd have someone else occupying space AND we'd also have to deal with 5 blank tiles so there would be EVEN FEWER worlds. I know people had fun though because they're already asking me when I'm hosting another round. Maybe we'll play the 14 point game soon.
  2. Have you played physics puzzles , which are very addictive and you just can't take your mind off that stage you’re stuck on, well here's another of those logic puzzles ; totally free . Bounce N Bang Play Store Trailer: Using cannon, shoot your enemy or bounce cannon-ball through walls guiding it towards their building.Rotate cannon , place moving walls , making the best angle ; just so when you open fire , ball hits the target. Key features:➤ Currently 30 levels (more coming soon)➤ Innovative game play (logical thinking , openfire / shooting cannonball, bounce off borders)➤ Fun animation (especially of explosion)➤ Simple and addictive (solve the puzzle, which gets difficult)Not always that easy, when you openfire , line of shot should hit the end point after limited reflection.How•Use touch or buttons to rotate cannon.• Aiming at enemy directly or bounce off walls guiding it towards them. • Rotate and place moving walls at suitable points ; so when you openfire, BANG ! Cannonball hits the target. Little story if interested : Zormen kingdom has forcefully taken over a village and jailed its inhabitants; few of them have managed to escape prison .They are now trying to get back their occupied land and people. You are a savior who is helping villagers . Provided with cannon you need to destroy enemy's castle. Further story inside game. Screenshots:
  3. Hi everybody, i'm ready to announce that Xilvan Design build 3D games since 2004: Lights of Dreams IV v8.57. Candy World II v8.97. Candy Racing Cup v2.75. Candy World Adventures v5.75. Candy to the Rescue IV v6.17. Candy's Space Adventures v16.17. Candy's Space Mysteries II v6.57. No More than 5 new updates since last edit: - We are planning Lights of Dreams V: There will be Space travel. - Just enhancing the graphics of Candy World Adventures IV. - Rocks wasn't blasting enough in Lights of Dreams IV, Now it breaks a lot. - Enhanced the lights balls in teleportation scenes in Lights of Dreams IV. - We are actually releasing our games. They are available for download on my website: Plenty of games wait you HERE: - Our amazing Xilvan Design Websites - Hope you'll appreciate! If you want to watch the videos of our games: - Our Youtube Channel - Please, Subscribe to our channel for more infos about our new releases. Now we have 538 subscribers, we need more than 1000 to get fulfilled. Also, you must share the news! Friendly, Xylvan, Xilvan Design.
  4. dillyframe

    New life of minesweeper!

    This is the first entry in this blog and it's about the minesweeper - some people hate it, others - love it. Why people don't play minesweeper? Probably because it's boring? The idea of our game is to unite people in solving logic task in classic minesweeper. It is not solo experience anymore, It's cooperetive game where you can gather your friends (up to 4) and win together or loose together. And this is not a flat 2D picture it's full 3d environment which you can explore (play mini-football or find some hidden places, or just kick chckens). It's not about minesweeper it's about challenging your friendship and your mind if you accept the invitation. How we came to it? It's simple: we like minesweeper and we like 3d games and we like games from third-person and we like puzzles. Why not to combine it all in one game? Here it is! What's new? Bunny Minesweeper have 2 game modes: classic and crazy. Classic mode offers 3 classic types of difficulties which you could see in traditional minesweeper Crazy mode offers 3 crazy types of difficulties - the biggestfield is 60x60, that is 3600 cells and 396 bombs - and we really tested it and it's damn hard to win in party!!! You can play solo if you want to - there are 3 matchmaking opportunities: solo, random and friends. As the game is only in steam - the friends matchmaking is your steam friends. Mini-football? And why not? It will help to rest from the main task and have some fun with friends. BTW you can play football not with the ball but with your friends to get more scores - just kick them into the gate! Statistics and Leaderboard At the end of the match you will see some statistics of the match - how many cells each player opened and how many flags they put. There is also a Leaderboard - separate for solo and coop modes for each difficulty - the faster you complete the game the higher your position will be. Customization For now you can change the color of your bunny before joining any game (in the menu). This color serve to identify the flags you put, so at the end of the match before building another field, everyone can analize where and who is responsible for the defeat. Future plans of customization are huge - from some parts of clothes (like hat or gloves) to full unique skins. Some of parts you can see in the main menu - those strange dancning bunnies. And - YES! - you can dance in game pressing 4 button. Why kicking? The main idea of kicking players is to force them to go away from the cell they could occupied when afk or bother you to play. You can use it in any way you like. It's just a possibility. Conclusion So if you love minesweeper you should definitely try this one and if you hate it - well... give minesweeper a chance to change your mind by playing it in 3d enviroment with friends - hard and fun simultaneously!!!
  5. Our team is engaged in analysis and consultation on game design. We work on mechanics, metrics (checks, retention, involvement, conversion, etc.), monetization, CA, narrative, FTUE, etc. Find the weaknesses of the project and improve them, or give recommendations for improvement. We work with games of different genres and on different platforms. Payment of work hourly. Prices, working hours and other issues are discussed with each individually. More information via link: http://simkagames.com P.S. If that (if you are surprised that the site is written about the full development of games), this is my site and my partner, we are running a business together. But game-design is only mine. For all questions and suggestions, write to the mail: nkgames.direct@gmail.com
  6. Hello all! Unreal Question: I am wanting to make a inventory screen that when opens, the camera zooms in to a close-up of the character, pauses the enemies and environment, but keeps the character's idle animation. The player would be able to equip items and see them appear on the character in real time. However, I don't want an enemy running up and killing the player or an environmental hazard killing them. If something like that is possible, how would one achieve that? Here is a similar look of what I want to accomplish (I'm assuming this is a MMO so the game isn't actually paused, but this is similar to the look I want) However, I could settle for something like Destiny's menu, where the character model appears in the menu and not a camera change, but changes are reflected when items are equipped: Let me know if I can better clarify anything, and thanks in advanced!
  7. Hello All, Well we are wrapping everything up nicely for release. We are looking at August 21st as the absolute last day to submit to Apple. Shooting for sometime next week for submitting. Will let everyone know when we submit. My wife, Sarah, is still recovering in the hospital. She was set to come home today but is down 2 bags of blood so she needs to get a transfusion. So hopefully tomorrow she will be back home. There was a ton of work done on the game. It has been extremely rough for me emotionally. I’ve had my real downs. Creating and working on this game is definitely therapy for me. I completely understand why musicians and artists turn to there work as therapy, it really does work. If I didn’t have this and my kids I would be an absolute wreck. My kids keep me focused and remind me that they need me as much as I need them, they are definitely a rock for me right now. We had a surprise that happened this week. As I was spending the night with my wife in the hospital we were presented with the opportunity to have legendary Dale North compose the in game music. If you do not know of Dale North please check him out here: dalenorthmusic.com He is extremely talented and has worked on a lot of well known video games. We are blessed to have him on our game and I cannot wait to hear what he has for me and share it with you all. More to come!! Luis will still be creating the game’s sound effects as previously announced. Here is the changelog: Dale North will be doing the music for the game!!! Added Chapter 2 game over screen now if you get game over from any room in chapter 2 you get the appropriate game over screen MFI Controller Compatible!! Working Great on my Nimbus, very excited about this. Secret Rooms for Chapter 2 have been created, tested, and added. Testing complete for Chapter 2 (This took a good amount of time as I was very thorough) lots of bugs fixed thanks to beta testers as well New and probably last test build was submitted to test flight you can now dodge enemies and fireballs when you roll you are invincible during the first half of the roll this little change makes a huge difference in the mechanics very fun and helpful to roll around and dodge Player now kicks out dust when they roll Adjusted the lighting on all Chapter 1 dark rooms Corrected splash page Completed Intro of Boss (Chronic) in Chapter 2 Chronic is now fully animated and the room layout is complete! adjusted the boss’s multiple health max (yes there are multiple spots it has different health) Changed text boxes to contextual based text boxes now the background of the text box will look like the interactive object great visual seeing how this is the way you will learn the story added a subtle glowing star above the paper as a visual tell so you can identify where they are added a red type color to the text on the sign. After going through every type of color this was the only color that you could easily see that was closest to the color palette used in the game. Fixed a bug with the pickups spawned from grass on Chapter 2 not being centered added smoke effect when the Doors and Gates are destroyed IAP created, tested, verified, and working don’t have the finished graphics for this yet so just a test button placeholder being used for supporting us for the cost of .99 cents (less than a coffee) we give you 50 coins in return and a huge thank you! 50% of all proceeds we will donate to DanaFarber for cervical cancer research! Here is a quick video just showcasing some of the changes made and the additions without spoiling anything to much. I need some of this to be a surprise! Thank you and please let us know your thoughts, comments, criticism, etc. View the full article
  8. I've developed a system for sword-fighting games, which is based on renaissance and medieval combat manuscripts, should work with mouse&keyboard, includes everything possible in a real-life sword-fight, should be easy for newbies to use, yet has complexity for master-level play. Haven't seen anything like it in any game I know of. Mount&Blade comes closest, yet is far from the complexity potential of my system. So I ask: Does anybody know any game developers who could be interested? I really wish I could play a game like this. Of course suggestions and critique are also accepted. More info can be found from my blog, a long post showcasing the system, at https://kimripatti.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/sword-fighting-system-for-computer-games/ (For Moderators: sorry if the link to my blog is not acceptable; I can paste it all here, but thought it easier this way)
  9. I love games but I really would like to know if I am or if I am not the only person who does not care for all these new games who put all their focus on ensuring the leaves in the trees look crispy and you can see molecules of water on them. Yes graphics are amazing but they are/should not be the end all be all, at least to me. Am I alone in this belief?
  10. I've seen all kinds of games people develop and post on app stores and indie game sites. What I noted is the lack of original ideas and innovation. Lots of games that look that they are developed by seven year olds, too many 2D side scroller mario clones, too many sonic clones, and a lot of stolen assets or plainly drawn graphics. Few games have original characters but they are also 2d side scrollers with exact mario style gameplay. For the few 3d games, most are FPS zombie shooters, also with stolen assets, many models with no animation. I see a lot of android games with the "made with unity" logo at the start. Obvious glitches and poor mechanics that the developers don't bother fixing, and a whole lot of ads. For me I have brilliant Ideas that I have got planned for 28 games I intend to develop. Most of them will be 3D and many will be AAA kind of games. Something few developers have done on the hobbyist / indie stage.
  11. Graphic artist look I g for game programmer to design a 2d platform, puzzle, peg or shooter game. Email me vincentwozlonis@gmail.com or call 585.443.5661 Lets design a fun addictive game together sell it for $1.99 per download and seek to get at least 100, 000 downloads and split the profit.
  12. Hey i have just posted my game to the play store and i would be happy if you would check it out and tell me what do you think The game called Expand and it is very simple, you need to move your circle to avoid the obstacled but at the same time the walls are closing down on you so whenever the Expand button appears you need to take it to open the walls!Hope you would like it.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.expand.game
  13. Hi! How is XP calculated? For example, to reach level 4, the player should reach 200 XP and to reach level 5 player requires 450 XP. Is there a formula? Is there a tutorial available online? Any source where I can learn how XP is calculated? Can you give me a simple example from any existing game where the XP increases whether the player wins or loses? Thanks!
  14. Hey All, We now just finished week 20 of development. It’s amazing to actually see how much we have accomplished in 5 months, and to see what was in my head actually playable and alive. We are down to the last final weeks. I would like to have everything done in the next 2 weeks and by week 22 have the release build sent to Apple for approval. If everything goes as planned we will release the game on September 18th. With the first game content update arriving shortly after that. Wife is still in the hospital but she is on the road to recovery. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers, it has been a tough 16 days. Here is the Week 20 Change log: Completely re-hauled the options menu re organized, cleaned up, and changed some screenshots and text on the how to play category added an SOSopedia description of enemies, boss, items, and hazards all the enemies and bosses now have names! also the home of the games credits (these are not complete yet, just an empty screen right now) added audio section you can now turn off music and or SFX your own music can play in the background if you turn all audio off (both music and SFX) Added more sounds we almost have the sounds complete only need about 5 more SFX. Luis is wrapping up on that now. further testing on chapter 2 levels, making necessary tweaks and bug fixes as they are found. The entire randomization engine has been updated for Chapter 2. testing just needs to be done. fixed the loot drop % from grass, was too high. created pharmacy shop menu (Store) you can permanently increase heart by 1 (can be purchased twice, second time more expensive) you can permanently increase stamina by 1 (can be purchased twice, second time more expensive) upgrade the medical cabinet in game store to version 2.0. This lowers all prices by 1/2. start every run with 1 firecracker in inventory Only thing to add is the 1 and only IAP. This will be some in game currency for $1.99. Talking with DanaFarber on donating some of the IAP profits to them. Created Official Game Icon Added Game Stats to Game Over Screen (I am really excited about this, I like stats) shows how long your run was how many germs defeated that run how many germs defeated total and total amount of games played Created a new player sprite for item found will implement this animation shortly. Updated, Polished, and Completed all the secret rooms for Chapter 1. Created Boss 1 defeat animation and reward. Also transition to Chapter 2 complete Created sprite and object for fence piece in chapter 2 that leads to secret room updated pause/inventory screen with a visual for how to select items Next 2 weeks will def be busy trying to get the rest done, but in reality there really is not much more to do for the initial release. Thanks, Here is a video showing off the new layout in options. Showing the SOSopedia screens and the Pharmacy, store for permanent upgrades. Second video here is showing off the updated pause/inventory screen, final prices on medical cabinet before store 2.0 upgrade, and the game over screen with stats. I have a lot of hearts for debugging and testing purposes. View the full article
  15. Hello, I am using unity and I am confused on one part It's like I have three buttons out of which one has to be selected. If I have selected one of the three buttons during runtime and then I want to select the other button. How would Unity know that only one button has to be selected out of the three and unity has to disable the older selected button now? There must be some function to make unity know that it has to deselect the older option and select the newer one? I have attached a screen shot along with this. Thanks
  16. Hey All, Sorry this is a day later than usual. It has been a crazy week. The wife is still in the hospital and had emergency surgery on Tuesday. Spent lots of time in the hospital and with kids. Got stuff done in the downtime. Here is the change log: adjusted lighting again I am going to change this next week. I am going to try implementing some shaders to give an even more realistic lighting effect. Chapter 2 randomization layout and 120 rooms COMPLETE! oh yeah boy! This week will be lots of testing of the rooms. adjusted shop prices so they increase by 2X amount after every purchase prevent spam buying added grey transparent background to in game shop so it’s easier to see added grey background to the GUI elements so they pop more and don’t blend into background improved collision engine. Now flying germs can fly over the holes in the floor. Ground type germs cannot go over holes. Items will not spawn in a hole and also fireballs now fly over holes. AHH PHYSICS! cleaned up game over screen so GUI elements are no longer present some improvements are slated for this screen like playtime, etc. fixed a bug so theres no longer a delay in animation when player reaches 0 health added splash screen to game Dedication to my wife, kids, and anyone that has had to deal with the shit of cancer. My family and myself’s heart goes out to all of you. if you have 0 quantity for an item in your inventory the icon now shows a red circle and ! Mark over the item. Just a visual element so you can quickly see you have 0 for quantity. Also image reflects in the assigned button. was asked buy my 8 year old daughter. She’s a good tester new pause icon Completely re designed Chapter 2 Boss my son roasted me hard on the original design LOL. It was very jittery and not smooth movements and was just plain bad. Good thing he did though as the new boss is KILLER! it’s now made up of 10 “bugs”. I have no idea what kind of bug this is I just created it and need to name it. They all follow each other in a figure 8 “infinity” path in the center of the screen. The first 5 enemies take 1 hit to destroy. When they are destroyed they will flash and then blow up. This forces the player to not stand in one spot and have to move around. The remaining 5 will now move much faster and require 2 hits to destroy. They also explode as well. Need to create an Intro for the boss but the son came up with the perfect intro so now I just need to create it, it’s going to be sick. Also I’m going to be throwing in some room hazards to make it even more interesting Created new potion: Chemotherapy. Sacrifice -1 stamina for +1 heart increase will you take the sacrifice? Will it serve a better purpose? New power up: Radiation: Destroy’s all germs in the current room. This power up is OP. For this reason this will be EXTREMELY rare. I mean very very rare. It completely destroys all enemies on screen when used. new environmental effect for Chapter 2: Rain pretty sweet particle effect. Firefly can now fly around the campfire as well as a bush. this prevents the player from hiding behind the bush to escape the fireballs from explosion. Started to add sounds. Not all of them are done yet. Sounds are being done by Luis. Check him out on twitter and instagram! @luismipv Instagram He is very talented and I’m very happy with the outcome of the sounds. Can’t wait to have the rest of them. It’s so exciting that the game actually has it’s own custom music and sounds. First video is showcasing the sounds, check this out and let me know what you think. Second video here is a sneak peak at chapter 2 boss! There are no room hazards here but there will be in final version: Thank you everyone and best wishes to all, till next week. View the full article
  17. Hello, I'm wrapping up my Game Programming and Development program at the end of December. Right now, I'm concentrating on gameplay programming and I'm doing everything I can to make my resume as attractive as possible. I'm graduating with a 4.0, have been inducted into an honor society, and volunteer my time/writing for an online publication service. Despite this, I'm noticing almost all job postings I've reviewed require at least one year of experience in the field on the low end. Has anyone landed an entry level game development job right out of college? Is this a rare thing? I've had two call backs from Revature and Syntel. I've heard mixed reviews of both, but taking a job from either would get my foot in the door and give me some professional IT experience. I'd obviously prefer to start at a game dev studio. Is it possible to start at a game development company right out of college? If so, what steps I should take to ensure that I can do this? I'm working on a portfolio and have registered my own dot com. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  18. Hi. I am making a small 2d platform game in Unity. Im having trouble imagining good puzzles and obstacles for the levels . I was wondering if there is a method to help me with this subject. Maybe a book or course that could help me. Its not about programming. Its about design and drawing ideas on paper. Thanks
  19. Since the big yearly professional cycling race (Le Tour de France) is being held at this moment, I wanted to work on my own Cycling Game. The first version of this game was launched about three weeks ago (link), but it still didn't feel finished. The main reason is that there was not too much difference in the players. All players had just one strength value (determining their race strength) and two different traits (like being better in the mountains or when riding solo). I wanted to try and change this by removing the traits and the single attribute and adding 14 new attributes. As of right now i have added the attributes mentioned below to the game. They don't actually do anything, that is the topic for the next update. Climbing, Composure, Condition, Descending, Determination, Flair, GroupTechnique, Luck, Restoration, SoloRiding, Sprinting, Stability, Strength, Tactics. My next goal is to remove the traits (that is going to be a big change, since they are used almost everywhere in the code) and then start to add functionality to the different traits and see how the game will feel afterwards. I will keep you posted!
  20. Hey All, Another busy week. The wife is still in the hospital. I know everyone has a different religion, but whatever religion that may be please send prayers her way, it’s much appreciated. She currently has an infection and with ImmunoTherapy this needs to be treated immediately. It is very difficult times for us right now. Working on the game is definitely an escape and keeps my mind busy from going down a rabbit hole of thoughts with everything going on. Lots was done with the game. Here is a breakdown: In Game store created. At the start of each chapter in the starting room there will be a medical supplies cabinet. By interacting with this you are given the option to buy firecrackers, immunotherapy, and a temporary heart increase. You can use the coins that you gain by playing the game. The more coins you can save up the easier it will make the next run. In game coins are now saved from previous runs. Every run will make you stronger. The coins collected are now saved to your coin pool. You can now save up coins to use in the in game store. I changed the world layout of chapter 1. While I was planning out Chapter 2 I came up with this idea and wanted to implement it for Chapter 1 as well. Now in the path room where it splits off into 3 paths it will no longer be an easy, medium, or hard path. Now at the start of each game one of these paths are chosen as the path that leads to the boss. So you have a 33% chance of choosing the correct path. If you choose the wrong path there will be a locked door right before the boss so you will have to double back and pick another path. This time you have a 50% chance. Now most likely I will create an in game item that is a KEY. This can unlock the locked door if you choose the wrong path, but this item will be costly. So this is the new layout already working for Chapter 1 and this is what will be used for Chapter 2 and all other following chapters. Chapter 2 has been started. I have created the starting room. The complete room layout is done. This chapter the rooms will run vertical, so doors on top and bottom. Also you will see this Chapter is OUTSIDE! This Chapter is titled “The Garden”. Chapter 1 is called “The House” . These names will make sense once you learn the story. Chapter 2 Boss has been created and almost complete. The only thing I need to do is the boss intro. He does not have a name yet. I will show him off only a little in the video. He has a very interesting mechanic to him. He is a 20 crab like guys that are all attached. If you kill off one of them it will split them into smaller pieces. All of them have to be killed to finish him off. There’s two of them total of 10 each. So as you hit him many pieces can be created. 1 new enemy was created for chapter 2. You will not encounter this enemy until you reach chapter 2. He is very unique and different than the other enemies. He also is not a Germ or Virus. He is called the FireFly, and that’s really what he is, except much larger. He does not go out of his way to attack you. He will continuously fly around a selected bush. He also will change the direction he is looking so that he is always facing you. If you get to close he will attack you. You will have to destroy him to move on, but watch out when you hit him to many times he will begin to flash, once he starts flashing you better run! He will explode and shoot out fireballs in all directions!! Also created 2 new room hazards. One is the fire pit. This fire pit serves two purposes. Will be a light source in the dark outdoor levels but it also is a hazard. If you get to close it will hurt you. So stay away. The next hazard is the blow dryer. If you get to close to this it will turn on and blow you away. Watch out there’s going to be a hole near the blowdryer and you will get blown into it. You can tell when the blow dryer turns on as you will see the wind. These two room hazards and new enemy will def allow for some interesting room creations. I have started on the options menu for the game. You will see the title screen updated with an icon for Options, Pharmacy (in game store), and you can now see your coins. You can now tap on options and go to the options screen. So far I have the tutorial all setup and working. I will show this off in the video below. Other options to be added are sound control (once there are sounds and music) and credits screen. Added more sprites to the title screen to be selected randomly. fixed more bugs Also I set it up so the dodge ability is automatically equipped at the start of each game. This is an ability that everyone has at the start of the game and will most likely be the one that is used the most and every run. This saves the user time of opening the inventory screen and equipping it. Changed the darkness on the dark rooms so that it’s not so “dark”. This looks much better in my opinion and helps you see everything better when not lit up. Next I will be working on finishing Chapter 2 with creating all the random rooms. This should be done within this week. Also need to finish the options menu and the pharmacy store (permanent upgrades). Then need to add sound and music and polish the game. We are sooooo close to being done! Thanks. This video will show off the options menu and tutorial section: https://youtu.be/yVrSuSD_ZnM This video is showing off the in game store (medical supplies) and Chapter 2 “The Garden”. Just to show it off I have the player going from Chapter 1 starting room directly to chapter 2. This is only for debug purposes. https://youtu.be/ekwA8n2H9hI View the full article
  21. Hello, I'm finishing up my BS in Game Programming and Development and taking a course that wants me to start focusing on my specialization in the gaming industry. I've read a few articles on what a gameplay programmer is, but I still don't have a clear definition. The best description I've found is that a gameplay programmer has a very generalized job, and is basically there for "everything that [a company] hasn't hired a specialist to do." I am a generalist in game programming, and in life, which is why I feel I'm best suited for the gameplay programmer role. I understand that, as I said, the role is pretty general, and I'm sure the definition changes from studio to studio, but does anyone have any insight on the specifics of it? I've also read that at many companies this is more of a entry level job (which is what I need). Is that true? And lastly, I've read that an engine programmer role is much more involved than the gameplay programmer role. What are the key differences?
  22. Hello everyone, We are developers from Belgium and Panama. After 4 years of development, we just released our game Apocalypse Hunters. It’s a mix of Pokemon Go and Clash Royale with weather forecast interaction. As you may imagine it was a development road full of adventures. We had to go from 2D to 3D, redo some works because the plugin we had been using were out of date or the company making them closed, we also needed to add the multiplayer. Finally, we had to change game mechanisms to counter strategies of some smart cards ‘players. Now, we would love to invite you to try it HERE and please share your feedback so that we can keep improving it
  23. Hey All, Very excited about today’s blog update. I have to say this is probably the biggest update we have had yet. So much work went into this update. Very long nights to get this done. The wife has started her immunotherapy treatment and we are hoping for the best on that front. Please send your thoughts her way.There was so much done that I have to try and remember everything: First up is World 1 which is now known as Chapter 1 is complete!! This was a monstrous undertaking to get done as quickly as we got it done. There was a total of over 90 rooms that have been created. Every time you enter a room it’s randomly selected from a pool of 20 rooms. (this will be expanded in an update. I coded the game in a way so it’s very easy for me to expand on this) . Then the germs (enemies) selected are completely random (the quantity and type). The breakable objects are randomly selected (quantity and location). The odds of getting a loot drop from enemies and boxes is random. Everything is random. The only thing not random are placement of room hazards (spikes, crates, holes, slime, and dryers). These have been carefully crafted and placed to make up the pool of rooms. However the type of dryer you get is random! Some dryers are specially marked (you have to figure it out) and will always drop loot (which is random of what type) when destroyed by a firecracker. Secret Rooms is now a thing! Every time you enter a room there is a chance that room will have a secret room branched off of it. You can tell by looking for cracks in the wall. If you see them blow it up with a firecracker and it will lead to a secret room. All secret rooms will have different contents. what you get will be completely random, it may be awesome or it may be not so awesome. Touch Controls optimized! FINALLY fixed a bug in the joystick that has been haunting me. It would become unresponsive if you were attacking or using another button before you moved with the joystick. This has been resolved and works very well now. Also increased the size of the top action button so it’s easier to hit. Lots of bugs were fixed that I found from making the new rooms and play testing. I think I put in over 10 hours of play testing the new rooms on my phone. Lots of code was also optimized during this process. Sounds. As you know currently the game has no SFX or Music. This is all about to change. Teaming up with @luismipv. Check out his work . He will be doing some sound work for the game. Huge shoutout to him for his help!! TESTFLIGHT!! The game has been submitted to Apple for the external testflight beta. As SOOOOON as they approve it (I heard for TestFlight it can take a couple days), it will be available for beta testing. If you are interested please send me your AppStore email so I can add you to the beta. Your help and feedback will be very helpful. We are so excited that we have reached public beta and are very anxious to get feedback from people actually playing the game. Damage! You now take half hearts of damage. This is total zelda style right here. If you get hit by enemies or fireballs you only lose half a heart! If you fall into a hole or get hit by a spike you take a whole heart, so watch out for those! This allows a little forgiveness with getting hit by enemies or fireballs and gives you a chance at survivability. Half Heart refills will be coming as a loot drop as well. Flying Germ (new names for the enemies are incoming by the way) has been updated! Now when he flies at you and hits you he will move away and not continue to chase you. This will give you time to run away after he hits you. Previously he would continually hit you and it was hard to escape. Toothache boss has had his health bar moved to the bottom of the screen. Increased the speed of the player. You now move faster. This gives a great feel to the game. Feels very smooth, responsive, and allows for quick maneuvering. Also along with that increased the speed of the roll (dodge, from beanie powerup). Now you can dodge and roll away from fireballs, spikes, and enemies much easier. It’s fun now just to run around and roll, has a great feeling to it! Item Rooms! Now before you get to the end boss there will be an item room. After you beat the enemies in this room a random item will appear. It could be very helpful or not helpful at all. Crates are no longer pushable. I was experiencing a nasty bug with having them interactive. I know a way around the bug but I don’t want to go this direction right now. For now I am using them as a blocking obstacle, however they are destructive with your firecracker. I will revisit these being pushable later when I have time, I want to concentrate on finishing everything else first. Bat reach is now longer. Extended the hit box to the very end of the bat. Now the player can hit the enemies with greater reach and knock them back. Now you can hit, dodge, and hit again! It’s very fun. Phew, I think that was everything. Was def a lot in just a weeks time. Next up is World 2. This should go fairly quickly. I will be introducing 1 new boss, 1 new germ, and 1 new room hazard. After that is complete I will be creating the menus (shop which is known as the pharmacy, and options screens). Then i will clean up the pause screen and do the tutorial. We have 2 months to complete this, which should be plenty of time.Chapter 3 (which will be the final chapter) will come as a free update after the game is released. Attached is a video of a new room and a secret room! Also in the video you can see I only have one half of a heart left! Let me know your thoughts and questions. https://youtu.be/FOIm4JK1ghY 8792A96B-2AE9-4504-85A4-6D386E37E277.MOV View the full article
  24. Objective The main objective of this post is to give an idea of how to work with wheel collider and physics of Wheel Collider. Want to Make a Car Racing Game? Having troubles with Car Physics? Where to use Wheel Collider? How to use Wheel Collider? What are the components of Wheel Collider? How is Wheel Collider Different than other Colliders? Have these Questions in Your Mind? No worries... You'll know everything about Wheelcollider after reading this post. INTRODUCTION Wheel Collider is a special kind of Collider which is used for vehicles. It has in built collision detection technique and physics of actual Wheel. It can be used for objects other than wheels (like bumper Boats, bumper cars etc which uses suspension force ), but it is specially designed for vehicles with wheels. Is there is anything special which is not in other Colliders? Yes, each and every collider has something special (That’s why Unity created them). In this Collider, you will get all the components which are used to make vehicle drivable. Do have any idea about components..? No problem, I will explain components here. Before that, it's very important to understand how the Wheel Collider component works internally, to get a car working in Unity Here, I have explained everything. This is how you look at your dashing and shiny car. But, Unity doesn’t have good eyesight. So Unity looks at your car like this. 4 wheels colliders and 1 car collider, that’s it! Now Let’s Discover inside Wheel Collider. Wheel doesn’t have any shape it is Raycast based. Mass & Radius: mass and radius of the wheel. (Easy isn’t it ?) Below I had given a little introduction about physics of wheel collider. Every Wheel counts it’s sprung mass. Sprung mass (not weight) is used to apply individual force on each wheel. Suspension Distance is the distance between max droop and max compression. This suspension is calculated based on rest pose. Suspension Force(F) = (sprungMass * g ) +( jounce * stiffness) - (damper * jounceSpeed) jounce -> offset of the wheel relative to the rest pose. stiffness -> that means physics friction. (setting this to 0 means no friction change this runtime to simulate in various ground material). damper -> damping value applied to the wheel jounceSpeed -> wheel moved with suspension travel direction. Tire simulation rather than using dynamic or static material slip-based material is used. To learn more about physics of wheel collider click here First we need to setup Scene for that (Don’t Worry that is Easy part). PART-1: SCENE SETUP Step 1: Create a 3D plane Object give it scale of (100, 0, 100). Step 2: Create an empty Object add Rigidbody 3D. Name it as “Car” Step 3: Import 3D Car Model inside your Scene (you will get download link below) add as a child of Car. Step 4: Take Mesh Collider and add as a child of Car name it ”CarCollider”. Step 5: Create Two empty GameObject inside Car name them as “Wheel Meshed ” and “Wheel Collider”. Step 6: Inside Wheel Meshes add 4 empty GameObject name them as “FL” ,”FR” ,”RL” and “RR”. assign Mesh of Wheel (you will get download link below). Set their Position. Step 7: Inside Wheel Collider add 4 empty GameObjects name them as “Col_FL” ,”Col_FR”, ”Col_RL” and “Col_RR”. Add wheel collider as their component. Set radius of colliders same as the size of mesh and set their position same as the mesh have. Yeap, Its Done! actually that was the Difficult part to setup scene. Now Time for really easy part Scripting. PART-2: SCRIPTING (Check Script Reference Click here) [System.Serializable] public class AxleInfo { public WheelCollider leftWheelCollider; public WheelCollider rightWheelCollider; public GameObject leftWheelMesh; public GameObject rightWheelMesh; public bool motor; public bool steering; } In this AxleInfo Class, we are going to store info for a pair of the wheel. Variable Name Variable Type Description leftWheelCollider / rightWheelCollider WheelCollider To drive a car using WheelColliders inbuilt physics. leftWheelMesh / rightWheelMesh GameObject To Visualize rotation and movement of wheels. motor bool Enable movement of this pair of wheels. steering bool Enable rotation of this pair of wheels. Now, Let's go for long drive . This script is to drive Car. public class CarDriver : MonoBehaviour { public List<AxleInfo> axleInfos; public float maxMotorTorque; public float maxSteeringAngle; public float brakeTorque; public float decelerationForce; public void ApplyLocalPositionToVisuals (AxleInfo axleInfo) { Vector3 position; Quaternion rotation; axleInfo.leftWheelCollider.GetWorldPose (out position, out rotation); axleInfo.leftWheelMesh.transform.position = position; axleInfo.leftWheelMesh.transform.rotation = rotation; axleInfo.rightWheelCollider.GetWorldPose (out position, out rotation); axleInfo.rightWheelMesh.transform.position = position; axleInfo.rightWheelMesh.transform.rotation = rotation; } void FixedUpdate () { float motor = maxMotorTorque * Input.GetAxis ("Vertical"); float steering = maxSteeringAngle * Input.GetAxis ("Horizontal"); for (int i = 0; i < axleInfos.Count; i++) { if (axleInfos [i].steering) { Steering (axleInfos [i], steering); } if (axleInfos [i].motor) { Acceleration (axleInfos [i], motor); } if (Input.GetKey (KeyCode.Space)) { Brake (axleInfos [i]); } ApplyLocalPositionToVisuals (axleInfos [i]); } } private void Acceleration (AxleInfo axleInfo, float motor) { if (motor != 0f) { axleInfo.leftWheelCollider.brakeTorque = 0; axleInfo.rightWheelCollider.brakeTorque = 0; axleInfo.leftWheelCollider.motorTorque = motor; axleInfo.rightWheelCollider.motorTorque = motor; } else { Deceleration (axleInfo); } } private void Deceleration (AxleInfo axleInfo) { axleInfo.leftWheelCollider.brakeTorque = decelerationForce; axleInfo.rightWheelCollider.brakeTorque = decelerationForce; } private void Steering (AxleInfo axleInfo, float steering) { axleInfo.leftWheelCollider.steerAngle = steering; axleInfo.rightWheelCollider.steerAngle = steering; } private void Brake (AxleInfo axleInfo) { axleInfo.leftWheelCollider.brakeTorque = brakeTorque; axleInfo.rightWheelCollider.brakeTorque = brakeTorque; } } I know, this script was a little bit difficult but I am here to help you. Variable Name Variable Type Description axleInfos List List of AxleInfo Which contains a pair of wheels data. maxMotorTorque float maximum Torque is applicable on Vehicle. maxSteeringAngle float Maximum angle at which wheel is rotate. brakeTorque float Torque is applied when a brake is pressed. decelerationForce float This force is applied to stop the vehicle because of friction. ApplyLocalPositionToVisuals (AxleInfo axleInfo) This Method takes one argument: axleInfo. This method is used to Display rotation and position of WheelMeshes. FixedUpdate() This is Unity callBack used to do certain changes in physics at fixed time. Inside that, we will take Input. Vertical: W/Up Arrow for Forward & S/Down Arrow for Backward. Horizontal: A/Left Arrow for Left Side Rotation. & D/Right Arrow for Right Side Rotation. Space: To Stop(brake). Assign this Script to our “Car” GameObject. Add Size of AxleInfo to 2. Now add your Colliders and Meshes to appropriate Location. We have 3 methods to Control Car Acceleration(), Steering() and Brake(). You can relate all the methods listed below. These methods are works like how actually Vehicle we drive in reality Accelerator, Brake(No Clutch here). Acceleration() It is used to make the vehicle move forward and backward. If forward or backward buttons are not clicked then need to add Deceleration(). motorTorque is used to add torque (In forward or backward direction) in a vehicle. When the vehicle is moving at that time brakeTorque is needed to change to 0. Deceleration() It is used to stop the vehicle when forward and backward buttons are not pressed. Steering() It is used to turn angle of vehicle. steerAngle is used to change an angle of the the vehicle Brake() It is used to stop the vehicle using brakeTorque property. PART-3: ASSIGNING VALUES Finally at the end, This is the last thing to make your car drivable. Enable motor if you want to Apply Force and Suspension on That Wheel. Enable Steering if you want to give rotation Force on that Wheel. Maximum Motor Torque change as per your car’s Rigidbody mass. Maximum Steering Angle must be between (30-35). Brake Torque depends on how much Brake Torque you want to apply. Deceleration Force is must be less than Brake Torque. Tip Experiment with This Value to make your Car run smoothly. Caution Brake Torque and Deceleration Force value need to be much higher to stop usually(1e+5 to 1e+8).
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