First off, I’m already getting excited at the prospect of LD31, it seems to have come around so soon!
I’m new to Unity, and have got the latest version installed (as well as Blender) and was wondering if anyone knows any good resources to help me get a bit further in 3D or 2D and learn in a bit more precise way than the (very helpful) video tutorials that Unity provides. I’m not an absolute beginner as I know a tiny bit about C# and the basics of Unity. Any help would be appreciated as I’m hoping to use Unity for LD31 instead of Pygame (which was one of my most painful and long-winded game programming experiences).
Well here goes! I have been a “Ludum Lurker” for some time now, browsing games and posts, checking in on the competitions, and puttering away making my own games but never bringing myself to contribute. This ends today! In spirit of the October challenge, I am jumping into the deep end! I have thrown together a quick and fun (albeit derivative) game together and have made a website to market myself! You can find me at robotzombiestudios.com and play the game straight from the site.
In the ludum dare rules (for the 48 hour compo) it says all source code must be included. But how would this we possible if a program where game maker or scratch was used – where no code (expecially) for scratch has been written. How would this work??
Unfortunately I haven’t had time to work much on the game since I got a job (maybe not so unfortunate though!). The game is still pretty much what I developed during mini-LD, but with multi-player and fixes added after that, overall around 12 hours spent or so. I released it on kongregate, got a dollar so far. Still planning the android version, which will probably cost a dollar, but we’ll see if I get time for that.
I finished conversion to landscape mode and implemented the attack icons and animations. For most attacks the cards just move and shake a little bit. Ranged units have special animations, Zeus fires thunderbolts and Catapult throws rocks at enemies. I added the damage numbers to attack icons and it’s now visible which type of attack deals the most damage.
I also created some nice icons for unit Energy (heart) and also Attack (sword) and Defense (shield). Those show up when the default unit values are modified (by artifact or an ally that stands next to them). This makes the game fluid to play, as you don’t have to keep do the calculations manually all the time.
What’s left to do: Turn indicator graphics, Sound effects, Music (I’m going to get help from a musician), AdMob integration. Initially the game was supposed to be only a two-player game, but now I’m thinking about single player mode as well. Writing good AI for this strategy might get complicated, but it’s worth a shot. There’s still enough time before the end of October.