I said I am going to make a game......

I said I am going to make a game......

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NeOmega
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I said I am going to make a game......

Post by NeOmega » 08 May 2018, 10:11

And After about 3 weeks of research, I knew that Unity was the place to do it. The community is enormous, the video tutorials are endless, the asset store will let me buy all the standard stuff like elves, dwarves, castles, etc, so I can focus on the unique areas of my universe. Sorry Spring.


I can not reveal a whole lot at the moment. I will first make the RTS component, as that is what I first visioned. My dream is to build a game that makes you focus on tactics and micro, with power gain to require sacrifice of field position. Three basic resources: Will, Magic, and Energy.

The upper game (Strategic) will determine what forces are fielded on the battle map, and what the battle map is like.

The lower game (RPG) will allow you to explore the world in a small team.

Your goals will be to create spells, or cities, or weapons, maybe even custom fighting moves.

I hope to limit the amount of killing. Fight or flight will be very strong.
Your forces will follow your commands usually. It depends on your commander/s.

But here are two videos of it at the moment, so far, you see a very basic AI state machine, and many Kryth, one of the races being developed, (The other in development is Seta):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L_ehL61XDA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1opgjZlXxNs
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Post by gajop » 08 May 2018, 12:00

Treason then.
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PicassoCT
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by PicassoCT » 09 May 2018, 08:45

Well you own us a grandmother.
Nobody reads the TOS.
Its clearly right under soul for fitting.

Srsly though coding and realizing a game are equally hard no matter how many torturials there are. We know it because we post those vids and the people watching to the very end are very few.

Its really more about inserting coding in your daily routines- the vision usually turns out to be not fun at all. The problem is that people dream in action or spy movies while you should dream a game like office software to taste out all the annoyances.

I wish you the best, get laid with the engine best fitting and dont become a game design rollin stone.
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by Silentwings » 09 May 2018, 10:33

Good luck
the asset store will let me buy all the standard stuff
If this is what you want - Spring dev is probably not for you!
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by PtaQ » 22 May 2018, 13:13

Image
Good luck anyway, the concept seems interesting.
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by PicassoCT » 22 May 2018, 20:07

The RIPWIP of all games.. It died before a single line of code got written
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NeOmega
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by NeOmega » 25 May 2018, 00:24

not even dead. lines of code are being written.

i will have to die before this project does.

all in.

learning to code while going along is nice. it keeps me focused, because i want this game to live (feel sorry for those who learn coding via accounting apps and scheduling examples) Using SOLID principles, composition, scriptable objects, etc. starting and learning without bad habits.

(although, i am shocked by how hard coding is. reminds me of a time-lapse video i saw of a professional programmer, probably only actually spent 30 minutes coding in an 8 hour day)





anyways, bringing along an army, and clashing with another, would lose a lot of fun. lose the tension of the golly nanolathing in the factory, the big bertha being built and the nuke loading. But i cant have bio beings built in factories, nor do i want to cheese "summon" new streams of units. (although i may go cheese summon route if the other idea fails in the fun department).

instead, i have a whole different system to keep that tension up during the battle, and still not be senseless... (if core and arm can build a krogoth n 30 mins, why arent all planets covered in gantries and vulkans after thousands of years?)

no, this game will make sense, cosmically, magically, militarily.
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by Ares » 29 May 2018, 04:36

wow i didnt know it was possible to make tunnels in games nice
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by NeOmega » 08 Nov 2018, 07:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8M0jpL5kHU
Ares wrote:
29 May 2018, 04:36
wow i didnt know it was possible to make tunnels in games nice
Coming in 2018.3.


This is something I was working on a couple months ago. It is me trying to re-create my favorite spring script (Formation Painting), and some cool looking airships.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8M0jpL5kHU
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Post by MasterBel » 08 Nov 2018, 08:41

This looks wonderful!!
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Post by PicassoCT » 08 Nov 2018, 10:21

The airships are beautiful.

Protip: if it works do not rewrite. You will find a whole batch of bugs - unnecessary complexity in your first 10000 locs.

Complete systems used by all units are the worst. Carefully design those interfaces.
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by NeOmega » 22 Nov 2018, 20:56

So I ignored your pro-tip, and re-wrote the formation painting, as it was not stable, now it is 100% stable. I also added block, flock and star formations. Block still needs some optimization, but the other two can not possibly be optimized any further.

Although formation painting gives awesome RTS control, in my game, Only units with a conscious (not dead, frozen, etc) commander will be able to formation paint, only intelligent units will be able to block-form.

Discipline/Will will determine how closely packed or far apart flock formations are, how well they line up to a formation painting line, etc...

So bears can only move in flock formations, unless there is a bear king/God, then they can formation paint as well, but never block form.

Anyways, within you will see a lot of monsters I am beginning to implement.
Next, I intend to refine controls for unit select (select all, select all of type, select all of type on screen) etc, etc.
Also, I will probably integrate GAIA, which will give AAA terrain.
Prepare to be blown away, folks.

I said I am going to make a game, and I am going to do it. 2022.

https://youtu.be/Fmkh3EFR4_A
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by gajop » 22 Nov 2018, 23:50

Are all these assets from an asset store?
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NeOmega
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by NeOmega » 23 Nov 2018, 12:41

The airships, and two race types are my own. (the ones with the green and blue spirit variants).
The rest are asset store.

Some of the asset store meshes are too high poly for an RTS, so I have to make LoD's for them, which not a *huge* deal in blender.
I will probably make low poly versions of all of them, because I also want a strategy map, which will have possibly tens of thousands of units, buildings, etc.

Which is quite achievable(and will run on old cpus, even mobile fine) if I use an entity component system. Which makes more theoretical sense to me than OOP
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Post by PicassoCT » 01 Dec 2018, 23:20

It has potential.. still.. so much work, to get where you could get with clone zero-k.git..
Also, its very european colourish- as in brown.
Crank up the hue, to appeal to americans and asians.

Yes, i know, one expects praise and gets critic. But hey, in the long run bitcheing means people who want to play it.
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by NeOmega » 04 Dec 2018, 12:21

This week, I worked on polishing up the eye candy:


https://youtu.be/xZazRDpPBXE
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Re: I said I am going to make a game......

Post by NeOmega » 05 Dec 2018, 12:45

And look at that insta-terrain.
Can't wait to figure out how to make trees, to make terrains and planes never seen before. :)
I already have an awesome fields of the dead texture made.
A land of bones, skulls, and ruin.

https://youtu.be/4dWCDWLwg1s
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