Plague - 3.34
benedict carter (benedict)
arcade shooter physics simulation roguelike topdown shadows cellular automata gauntlet xcom syndicate plague
Plague is a real-time top down ā??rogue-likeā? arena shooter pitting humans against the zombie horde, inspired by the games Syndicate, XCOM and Gauntlet.
If you want to help with the development of Plague, let me know on the blog site listed below. Code, art, sounds, music, design and testing are all welcome.
In the future Plague will have new features like modifiable ā??RPGā? stats for sims, RTS base building and base defense missions, a day/night cycle, resource management, inventory for sims and the Zombie Plague will continue to mutate as the game progresses. See the To Do lists in the ReadMe for more detail.
-Zoom in and out at anytime to see the level ā?? no mini map required -Non-predictable procedural level generation -Vision based on line of sight -AI for all sentient sims -Memory based on what was last seen. -2D physics engine powers object interactions and motion -Finite element modeling of explosions, fire, etc -Fire modeling that allows objects to catch on fire and be destroyed -Lots of firearms, concussion and incendiary grenades, Molotov cocktails
It's been a long time since my last release! (I've been playing Gothic3. Sacred2, Prototype, Viking, Too Human in my weekends). That said, I think I'm through most of the games I want to play, so we should be back on track for regular development of plague. Plague 3.34 changes: Survivor AI now essentially event based where possible Survivor squads added back in (use "V" to issue orders). It's not perfect, but it works good enough for this release. I've added a Rocket Launcher (so much fun) - it needs decent art and sounds... I've added smoke to explosions that is (poorly) physically modelled - yeah, it's really slow, but its kinda cool to look at and it obscures vision (I need to cleanup the collision code to become event based to help speed this up) Survivors now dont bump "hard" into each other, and I'm reasonably satisfied with the friendly collisions now Survivors dont get hurt by bullets, and they dont check their fire. This means you can shoot safely past friends, which is a major change. I basically got sick of trying to sort out formations not blocking your line of fire and decided this was an easy quick fix. I might change this back in the future once formations work well again Loads of small code fixes/cleanups I've changed the players avatar color to be easier to differentiate (I was finding it hard).
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