So I was testing Isolated Assault 2 when this happened:
So I was testing Isolated Assault 2 when this happened:
So one day, I thought, “What could make this game better? What could make it more fun?” The simple answer, of course, was multiplayer. What’s more fun than playing a game with your friends? However, multiplayer in Unity is harder than you think. After several failed attempts, I watched a few simple tutorials, and finally came up with a working… thing. Not really even an alpha… Anyways here it is at it’s ugliest:
Since then, I’ve added tons of stuff, fixed over one HUNDRED glitches, and added a lot of simple features! (Such as Chat, Ragdolls, etc)
I’ll cover the latest update in a new video hopefully posted sometime this week. But for now, Update 1 is here. I hope to continue this update series like Overgrowth Alpha update series, so check back on DontBeNoobish and RobProductions channels for the fastest way to hear about them.
Happy Gaming, Ludum Dare <3
Since the post about my greatest weakness, I’ve started a new project I thought I would never finish. I just called it “Parkour Project” because the main thing I was trying to implement was climbing and free-running. However, all my story ideas would’ve taken 5 years to implement. (Some stuff about un-corrupting a futuristic city with hovercraft)
So half-way through, I thought I should do the folks down at Ludum Dare some justice, and decided to do Isolated Assault 2. However, that meant I had to make everything from scratch again, because my current “Parkour Project” was using a completely different character set up. It took a long time, but I finished the character controls and improved the enemy AI and sounds.
The demo is now complete (the first 2 levels… I’m working on the others right now)
I’ll explain the rest in the FAQ, but why don’t you read it while the demo is downloading? :3
Will there be music like what we heard in Isolated Assault?
Yes! The traditional looping music track over the entire level is back, but I’ll also be including a new music system that plays certain tracks based on character situation and position. The original Isolated Assault track has been remastered and put into the first level. I will be mixing in orchestra sounding tracks with dubstep tracks (what I’m used to). This has been a fun new experience writing music in a new style, and also it’s interesting mixing in dubstep and orchestra to make one awesome music-packed game!
What’s this whole battle arena about?
The battle arena has changed since the build of the demo (sorry) and is currently under heavy development. I’m adding music, new spawn codes, and enhanced weapons, so be ready for the next demo!
When will the full game be complete?
Well considering I’m only on level 3 right now, and considering there’s going to be more than one chapter and a cool new story to implement… NOT SOON… However, new demo versions will be constantly built and I will constantly keep you guys updated on Ludum Dare and Unity Forums. I’m not actually sure if I should let you see more than the first chapter before it’s done… give me a comment and I’ll see what I can do. Certainly an idea I have is that as I make the levels, I release the demo versions, so you can play it as its being made. (The continue button should work with multiple versions of the game)
Will the final game cost money?
Probably not. Most likely not. If this game gets on Steam (see below) they might recommend I make it cost money. But I don’t really want to do that because I owe you guys something, and making money is not important.
What’s your favorite changes from the original Isolated Assault?
EVERYTHING! Mostly the cinematic scenes though. It’s cool to match music up to voice and animations, so hopefully the taste of cinematics you get in the demo will be extended!
What are the controls and stuff?
Information like that can be found in the README file. (And also the credits)
Thank you all for supporting the original, and thanks for helping make a great LD that got this series started. Yep, I said “series”! I was sort of hoping to get the final version on Steam, but I have no clue what they’re looking for and the submission page looks very… professional. Any ideas? Do you think I should just submit and see what happens?
Anyways, any other questions can be asked in the comments, and be sure to stay tuned for updates!
Thanks Ludum Dare! <3
Ludum Dare 22:
While Isolated Assault was huge success in my eyes considering it was my first Ludum Dare game, and by the scores it received, I’m struggling to come up with a Post-Compo version. You see, I’m just not feeling the motivation to work on it. Every time I sit down, I just feel, “Wow, this is old.” It’s like one of those projects I just gave up because I had no motivation for it.
That’s how it went with Dunnet (My most worked on game), and with my First Person Shooter (My first professional game), and with all those projects I started but never got around to.
Currently my Unity Project Folder looks like this:
Where “Abandoned” have been worked on for a while. I could always go back to the “Abandoned,” but I haven’t, and why should I?
I need a due date on projects.
Some people can never get work done knowing there’s time management involved. For me, it’s the other way. Knowing that there’s no time to procrastinate, and that there’s a reward for finished, I can get a lot of good things done.
I also have problems focusing on one idea and getting it implemented quickly. All of focused ideas I have are too complicated even for top-notch game companies.
Therefore, Ludum Dare was perfect for me–it gave a theme for the game and a deadline. I now know my best work will probably come from future LDs.
Will there ever be an Isolated Assault 2?
Not now. And probably not from me. Anyone familiar with Unity (That means you, reader!) can take my Isolated Assault Source files, and add some new levels, as long as I receive credit.
I have no motivation whatsoever to make an Isolated Assault 2. All my ideas were expressed in the first one. You are a guy. That fights cubes. That wears glasses. The only thing added to this game would be gloss.
Will you participate in LD 23?
Of course! Ludum Dare is the best way to manage time and get good games squeezed out!
Will you stop asking yourself random questions?
Now I ask you, do I stick with deadlines for making games, or do I learn to get around them?
Do I use Ludum Dare to create all my of my work?
For some reason, I need some sort of reward/time limit for everything I make, because that’s just how I work.
Either way, I’ll obviously still be doing LDs, and I can’t wait for LD23!