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Plague - 3.34

Plague is a real-time top down â??rogue-likeâ? arena shooter pitting humans against the zombie horde, inspired by the games Syndicate, XCOM and Gauntlet.

Currently under development, Plague already features procedural level generation, cellular automata modeling for physical effects, a 2D physics engine, AI and line of sight vision for every â??sentientâ? game entity, multiple weapons and a whole heap more, all running in real-time.


benedict carter
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Plague is a real-time top down â??rogue-likeâ? 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 â??RPGâ? 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.

Current Features:
-Zoom in and out at anytime to see the level â?? 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

Changes

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).

Links

Home Page
http://plague-like.blogspot.com/
Source
http://sites.google.com/site/plaguelike/
Windows
http://sites.google.com/site/plaguelike/
Mac
http://sites.google.com/site/plaguelike/

Releases

Plague 3.12 — 19 Jan, 2009

Plague 3.21 — 20 Mar, 2009

Plague 3.00 — 23 Dec, 2008

Plague 3.05 — 6 Jan, 2009

Plague 3.17 — 8 Mar, 2009

Plague 3.07 — 8 Jan, 2009

Plague 3.18 — 15 Mar, 2009

Plague 3.04 — 3 Jan, 2009

Plague 3.02 — 2 Jan, 2009

Plague 3.11 — 17 Jan, 2009

Plague 3.09 — 16 Jan, 2009

Plague 3.19 — 17 Mar, 2009

Plague 3.03 — 3 Jan, 2009

Plague 3.08 — 11 Jan, 2009

Plague 3.10 — 17 Jan, 2009

Plague 3.30 — 23 Apr, 2009

Plague 3.06 — 7 Jan, 2009

Plague 3.13 — 14 Feb, 2009

Plague 3.22 — 22 Mar, 2009

Plague 3.16 — 2 Mar, 2009

Plague 3.24 — 24 Mar, 2009

Plague 3.31 — 24 Apr, 2009

Plague 3.25 — 27 Mar, 2009

Plague 3.27 — 1 Apr, 2009

Plague 3.14 — 22 Feb, 2009

Plague 3.15 — 28 Feb, 2009

Plague 3.23 — 23 Mar, 2009

Plague 3.32 — 10 May, 2009

Plague 3.20 — 19 Mar, 2009

Plague 3.26 — 29 Mar, 2009

Plague 3.28 — 9 Apr, 2009

Plague 3.29 — 12 Apr, 2009

Plague 3.33 — 1 Jun, 2009

Plague 3.34 — 30 Jun, 2009

Plague 3.35 — 12 Jul, 2009

Plague 3.37 — 4 Aug, 2009

Plague 3.36 — 23 Jul, 2009

Plague 3.38 — 12 Aug, 2009

Pygame.org account Comments

  • Ohmnivore 2013-06-04 23:26:59

    I just played it, and it's very entertaining, although repetitive after a while. Maybe if it had multiplayer...
    Oh and by the way it sure can be a success on android.