Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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Baja Berserkers

by Jan Tuts - Jam Entry

I've been really busy with other things during the jam (landing a job among them), so the jam deadline version really sucks (still the temporary car model, shitty driving, can't shoot yet)...
I'll update as soon as possible, so check back later for something much better!

"Baja Berserkers" is a game entirely based on the fact that a friend of mine is 3D modelling a post-apocalyptic Military Baja Beetle.
I promised him I'd make it drivable, and the Ancient Technology theme fits perfectly, so I'm doing it right NOW, with the current version of the model! :)

Our goals for this game are:
✓ 0. setting up a World Machine terrain
✓ 1. making the Baja Beetle drive
— 2. making the M202 FLASH rocket launcher / M2 Browning machine gun shoot

Stretch Goals:
— 3. exploding targets (and car itself too!)
— 4. local 2-player driver (keyboard/gamepad) + gunner (gamepad) shenanigans
— 5. ONLINE multiplayer with several local driver/gunner teams battling each other
— 6. online ranking / highscore system
— 7. VR mode (definitely post-jam, still waiting for the Vive to arrive!)

My original concept art of the Military Baja Beetle:

My friend's progress on the model so far:

My friend's Twitch channel, where you can seem him work on it LIVE:

Downloads and Links


Aug 27, 2016 @ 3:27pm

Wow that look very good!

gassasin says ...
Aug 27, 2016 @ 6:39pm

Im Looking forward to play ur game!! Looks cool

simpsoni00 says ...
Aug 27, 2016 @ 7:31pm

wow looks awsome

ARON STAR says ...
Aug 27, 2016 @ 8:30pm

What'a nice game!
Really want to see it on Steam!
Hopefully you'll get Steam Greenlight~

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 27, 2016 @ 10:51pm

Impressive aesthetic. I wait some gameplay ++

Yumeito says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 4:17pm

That looks EPIC :D

ccegeadamcc says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:28am

lokks great, i cant wait for play

Findor says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:04pm

Wow, it looks amazing!

Lonely Vertex says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:17pm

To point out PROS first: I really like the game idea. It is always fun to drive and shoot. The terrain is fine, but I would expect the desert to be more curvy than pointy. Last but not least, I love detail of the model. Looks great.

On the other hand, the handling of the car is unrealistic from my point of view, when I drive fast it takes a lot of time to make the car stop or decelerate. Interia of movement is very big and it does not slow down naturally.

But for the given time frame, considering you did all the programming by yourself great work and keep on working.

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