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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Traps, traps, traps!

Today I worked on the traps of the game… First I ran into an issue with the navigation mesh… It was being generated in places where it shouldn’t, which caused cultists to spawn there occasionally. That fixed, I ran into the pirate lair that’s part of the storyline… And I found lots of issues… First, […]

Playthrough, Part X

Today I just played around a bit, since I had no fuel and wanted to test the balancing… Just shot some guys, fought cultists in caves… So, all in a day’s work, and all very hard at this point… Which I’m not sure sucks or not… On one hand, I’m a more experienced player, but […]

Orbiting planets

Just added the concept of orbiting moons/planets/bases to the game. For the side-missions and the storyline, sometimes I want a base to appear somewhere, so the player has somewhere different to go, so I had to add custom planets that can be added/removed during play (instead of up-front)… Since I had some stuff hardcoded, it […]

Take that!

Not much time today for development, it’s my wedding anniversary (11 years and counting!), so I’ll make this quick… After some balancing, tweaking and bug fixing, I managed to kill the boss… The fight is not as fun as I’d like… You almost never can see the boss, because he’ll kill you if you’re too close, […]

Dead, dead, dead…

Today I added a bit more of story to the game, including another boss fight… Wanted something different from the previous ones, so following a friend’s suggestion, I made a fight in which you have to use the environment to destroy the enemy… Unfortunately, today I’m feeling very lazy, so something that should have taken […]

Random spawns

Today I’ve added one more cutscene to the storyline (an important one, too!), and added a new type of enemy: the ninja! I call it ninja, but he’s more of a warrior-cultist kind of thing… but he periodically (or when he takes a lot of damage), he disappears in a puff of smoke, only to […]

Battle stations!

Don’t want to talk too much about what I’m doing at this moment (it’s an important moment in the story, and I don’t want to spoil it)… Let’s just say that Steve and the Skydancer go into battle stations: Red alarm light always gives some urgency to the scene, especially if I can find a […]