Friday, 20 August 2010

Max Mandibles - 2nd Pass



It needed more CUTENESS!

Anyway, Annie and i have been making good progress on Max Mandibles so far!

I thought I might as well share some more information on the game and some technical mechanics.

Max is the protagonist ant, burning with rage after the evil termites slaughtered his ant colony. So, seeking revenge, he dives deep into their colony...

Max Mandibles will be a Rogue-like action puzzler, created in UDK, and will involve eating, placing and hitting blocks to survive and advance through the levels.



Levels will be randomly generated using noise and special grouping methods to produce a new experience every time, while still being conveniently laid out and organised. This will encourage the player "learn to live" rather than learn to memorise the level.



Here are some super alpha stages at the moment, progress on level gen methods (prototype).



Enemies will be smart and deployed en masse but because of our generated environments, any pre-compiled pathfinding methods just won't work. So we've had to implement our own pathfinding method to allow all enemies to be able to navigate to the player regardless of the environment (maze solving).





I think thats enough for now, i think we'll make a new blog for Max Mandibles with deeper explanation of the things i've mentioned here.

Anyway, keep posted!

5 comments:

RAWLS said...

This is gonna be great! I can't wait to play it. Are you gonna make an iphone/itouch/ipad/ieverything app out of this game?! You should.

Ivory-Bell said...

I love you work, I have a feeling this is going to be great.

Stephan Royer said...

Awesome, gonna follow this !

Catloafini said...

wow what a wonderful concept! i really hope to see this out- i love all the insects and props!

Isaac said...

seems a lot like japanese rogue-like games. have you played toruneko's dungeon or fuuren no shiren?