I would like to make an early announcement that I will be participating in this years Polish Game Makers Convention between 15 and 19 July in Gdansk. If you happen to come by you can hear my lecture and discussion afterwards. All information is on the official web page. You can suggest what you would like to know most from me.
Posts from June 2010
Mogę wstępnie ogłosić, że wezmę udział w tegorocznym Zjeździe Twórców Gier który odbędzie się w dniach 15-19 lipca na terenie Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego. Kto się zjawi będzie miał okazję między innymi wysłuchać mojej prelekcji i wziąść udział w dyskusji. Wszelkie info na oficjalnej stronie. Możecie mi podpowiedzieć co byście chcieli się dowiedzieć najbardziej.
I got to a point where I felt bad in my guts when looking at the little soldiers dying. I won’t spoil the surprise so wait to see it in the game. That will do for now. I’m refocusing now on network code finally. I want to play this game online ASAP!
Btw. Feeling stuff in my body is my usual method of gameplay design. If something is good it just feels good. If I want a certain response for the player I have to feel it for myself first.
I want the gore in Link-Dead to get to a point were it is disturbing and makes you feel sick and sorry for the little bastards dying in agony. I want you to think twice before killing someone in the game and to think 10 times before thinking of participating in a real life war. Play games not war. To give you a glimpse of what is to be expected here is a function I am making today CSoldier::VomitBlood();
I’m making big progress. I’ve written the main part of the meta-game processing. This means rules defining the gameplay. All the rules are written in basic config files and can be exchanged and modified at will. You will be able to create a capture the flag or domination mode super easy with this.
Here is the rules config files hierarchy:
RULES file – main rules file in which you can define the teams, points you get, damage modifiers, respawn types and others
TEAM files – separate team definition files; there can be 1 or as many teams as you want; you can set the team name, colors, base and target items (like flag in CTF)
CLASS files – separate class definition files for each team; as many classes as you want; each class can use a different actor file (skeleton and animations) and skins.
INVENTORY LIST file – list of available weapons and items for each class; it is done in separate files because they can be easily exchanged and reused in different game modes
ACTOR file – the file for the item which defines how the item is built and setup; it is used for weapons, grenades, bombs and other items; this is were gun appearance details and characteristics are held
SUB-ACTOR file – file for a subitem of the ACTOR; used for example for different ammo and bullets in guns