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I don't like how I need to use different applications to create my sprites, music, tilemaps, and game FX. I'll use affinty designer for sprites then ableton for the other than I have to look for effects that I like on opengameart.
Long story short I like to program things and I thought it would be awesome to build something that would solve this issue. I'm in the beginning stages of building a 2d game asset development studio. The idea is that you will be able to build your sprite sheets, game FX, tilemaps, and music all using one suite of tools.
You'll be able to save and retrieve your game assets anywhere using the the studio cloud. You'll also be able to import any game assets that artists or other game devs create and share publicly, also using the cloud.
Can you guys help me in deciding what features to build out first by filling this survey out. It has a list of the apps and features the studio will have and it'll help me decide what the most important features are.
Also, can you guys share any of your pain points, or ideas that would make your game dev work easier and more efficient. I'm all ears and open to listen to your ideas. Thanks
Been keeping at it the last couple of days. Things I implemented
- Made the enemy hail rockets at the user
- Made object pools for the player and user missiles
- Made code that randomly selects a part of city for the enemy to shoot at as well as a random position in the sky
- Made a simple explosion sprite sheet
- Added city colliders
- Added the explosion animation
- When you want to use a prefab gameobject, INSTANTIATE it in code and use the result! DONT use the prefab because it it not active!
- Learned more about animations, how to start them
Things I need to do.
- Slow the enemy missiles the hell down
- Add trigger collision between the explosions, missiles, and the city
- Add health to the city
- Add scoring
Also an idea that bugs me is how should levels and waves be implemented? Should I just make enemy missiles spawn faster? Also having power ups would be cool, like missile speed up or wider area explosion, etc...
This is my second game. It will be a simple missile defense game. I've always wanted to make one and it will help me ramp up my unity chops.
Trello Tracker: https://trello.com/b/0uTAqs7H/missile-defender-game
Today I did the following
- Set background up
- Added mouse click capture
- Added code to launch rocket on mouse click toward mouse, as well as rotated toward the mouse
Tomorrow I want to do the following
- Create the enemy rocket prefabs
- Create the code that creates a random rocket angle toward the city
- Add colliders for the city
I got the following done
- Make missile sprite
- Added Start Scene
- Made explosion animation
I made a happy face missile :)
For the explosion I found a water metal slug explosion and used that
For tomorrow I want to do the following
- Add the incoming object meter
- Find some open source tunes, or make my own, and put it into the game
Made the game objects spawn so that they're not so close anymore. Also added bonuses the faster you're going and a points section to the right that tells you how many points the current hoop scored you.
Tomorrow I want to get the following done
- Make a missile sprite
- Add music
- Add explosions
The other part of the game that I still need to create is the intro scene. I'll do that in 2 days after which building any of the stuff below would be extra
- Make the blue tunnel follow a sin/cos wave so that its a little wavy
- Add the meters to go bar for incoming objects
- Add a super hoop that's small and surrounded by obstacles but increases your speed by a lot
I got some time to work on this today! I was able to get my point hoops into the game. I was also able to add some new sprites into the game. I updated the code to take care of the speed up and points aggregation.
The goal for tomorrow will be to seperate out how close the obstacles and hoops can get to each other. They're all bundled up as it is right now. The next big part I plan to build out tomorrow will be the incoming object meter. It will tell the player the type of incoming object like green hoop, blue hoop, or obstacle by a color and a distance. For example an obstacle will show up as red with a countdown of how many meters left to get to the player.
Thanks for reading! If you guys have ideas let me know.
Hi, my game is going to be called Pug Wave Rider! It's my first go at making a game, so the goal for this gamejam will be to have an up a running game at the end.
The gameplay for the game is as follows. You play as Johnson the pug. What you have to do is score as MANY points as you can riding your jet surfboard. You do this by passing through point hoops, BUT you have to watch out and avoid all the obstacles. The more hoops you go through in a row the more your score multiplier goes up. Here's the catch though the obstacles will start coming in faster and faster!
I started with a different idea in mind. In the beginning you had to cross in front of the obstacles as close as you can without hitting them to get points. I decided to make the pivot mentioned above. I think it would cooler. Here's what it looked like.
A lot of the inspiration for this game comes from Solipskier. Its an ios game thats super fast paced and fun.
What I did today was add the bonus multiplier by seeing how close the player gets to the obstacle, restarting the scene by pressing the space bar and I also got my first pug sprite! Tomorrows goals will be to will be to implement the hoops, as well as the obstacle speedup when going through hoops. I'll also widen up the play area as its a little narrow.
Below are sketches of game characters, obstacles as well as a sprite of Johnson.