Posts Tagged ‘day two’

Progress Update – Day 2

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Sunday, December 7th, 2014 12:52 am

So far, so good! I’m making another platformer this time around, and I’ve decided to introduce the theme as a game mechanic in it.

Preview

If it doesn’t demonstrate the main mechanic well enough, the idea is that what’s on the screen is what exists – once it’s not in sight, it gets deleted.

Made a lot of progress today. Only had bare-bones tiles in yesterday, which is why I didn’t make a post then, but here’s what’s done so far:

  1. Basic map generation – Every vertical line of tiles is generated separately, with a chance for an enemy and/or a chest to spawn on that line.
  2. Player half-done – You can attack, move around and jump. Gameplay-wise, all that’s left is more stats for your character.
  3. Fully-functional enemies – Spawned in randomly, they leap at you periodically dealing contact damage. Basic stuff so you have something to fight.

Tomorrow, I plan to add player stats to the game such as attack power, speed, etc. Opening chests will give a random permanent buff to a random attribute. I also intend to make the UI during then. If I have extra time, I’ll also be improving the player art (and animating the player), draw a background and make the map randomly adjust the height of a line.

As for the UI, I’d like to dedicate a paragraph to this: Unity’s new UI system in 4.6 is awesome. Seriously. It was a breeze to create the health bar shown, and I learned how to do it in less than half an hour. Incredible improvement. Expect a way better interface than absurdly basic one I had last time.

UDK – Jam game, day two

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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 7:10 pm

Today went more smooth than yesterday, though I didn’t put as much effort in today as yesterday.

I got the first steps of my “10 seconds” theme going with the AI and introduced some player side stuff; HUD for the health and ammo, as well as reload animation and magazines that spawn and drop when the player reloads. Tomorrow will be making the level and some final testing to make sure none of the AI is too buggy.

Like yesterday, I put together a time lapse of today’s work:

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