Slightly Tighter Controls

Posted by
August 24th, 2013 3:55 pm

So been working on doing some minor refinements to controls. So far, got them tightened up with some bonus minor box animation when one is jumping.  Noticed that you actually have to time ones jumps quite well inorder to make past an obstacle (such as a fence)

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GIF Animation of Pack AI and Trying to Avoid them. view larger to see animation

Now the player can jump over obstacles,  and there is a health system in place. The timer is also in place, but I have to tune it so that when a hen is killed the timer starts (there after, things get worse every single  ten second slot more and more obstacles comes into play, and the goal is to survive and find a place to hide (for the sake of gameplay one can hide into a bush or a den if you lose your chasers. Basically, there will be alot of hens for points, but at somepoint one has to run out and find a place to hide. This is a change from my other plan where the idea was to get as far as possible, but Since I lost some time sleeping in, I dont have enough time to work on so many levels. In anycase Im going to call it a night.

So here is a revamp:

The Goal of the game is to find a hiding place as quickly as possible, after getting as many hens as possible. Every 10 seconds or a “tick”, a new group of enemies will randomly appear on the map. the map will consist of two parts: the Farm and the Forest. The Enemies and Obstacles will appear across the map, so beware.

Hens are catches simply by running over them and give score. the longer one can stay alive, there more they get, but the higher risk to lose it all.
Farm:

  • Contains Hens
  • Higher Chance of hunters
  • Multiplication to NPC per reinforcements
  • Fences

Forest:

  • Contains hide-outs
  • Traps (Perhaps)
  • Logs (just Fences but in another format)
  • Hunter Towers (NPCs might occupy a tower, depending on how many waves you have survived)

In summary, every 10 seconds a new set of obstacles appear.
This means, you have 10 seconds to get as many hens after the first one as possible before the first wave of obstacles start spawning.
Every wave you  manage to stay alive and get a hen, there is a multiplication to your score.

Inorder to score in your points, you have to not be spotted for a minimum of 10 seconds, and be next to interact with a hide out.
If you die, all your points are lost.  Point is not to get too greedy :>.

Oh and you CANNOT ATTACK anything, so its all about evision.
However hunters may accidentally hit their dogs, or each other, and may also trigger traps.

Planned Obstacles:

  1. Dogs (The Brown boxes)
  2. Trunks, Rivers *
  3. Bear Traps, randomly placed
  4. Hunters (Red tall boxes), ranged various types
  • Rifleman
  • Shotgun

Shotgun Hunters have a tendency of hitting everything, so they can be used to remove other npcs but riflemen’s damage only applies to the player.

* Preplanned layout.

I’m planning to have the following following:

  1. 2-3 Randomly spawned Dogs
  2. 1 Hunter Shotgun
  3. 3-6- Randomly Spawned Dogs
  4. 1-2 Hunters Shotgun/rifle
  5. etc. etc.

One Response to “Slightly Tighter Controls”

  1. ChronusZ says:

    I’m excited, sounds very fun :)

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