You can now download the first public playable build of Retool. For those who do not know, Retool is a game about hacking into computers to alter electronic item’s output, which is done by rewiring them to other electronic items. If you are still confused, then go download and play the build. It will help you understand the game 43% more than just this text.
This week I have worked on updating the GUI and lighting. The GUI and lighting I was using was mainly for test purposes. I have now updated them so the game is easier to understand and better to look at.
In my last post, I talked about how I wanted the AI to work in Bounty Hunter. I had a chance over the past week to implement the AI and found out something important… the game is not fun with smarter AI.
I have been working on Bounty Hunter for nearly two months now. So far, I have managed to create a player that can move and shoot, NPC that walks and runs from gunshots, and guards that chase and kill the player when they see him. Now I want to improve the AI of the guards. I am going to improve the AI of the NPC but at a later stage of development as they are not that important just yet.
Now I have been researching on how to make the AI feel more human and react better when they see the player, see a dead body, or hear some noise. Here are the things I will (try to) implement into the game to achieve my goal of better stealth AI.
This month I have decided to participate in the GameDev.net’s ‘The Week of Awesome II‘. This is a game development competition (game jam). I decided to create this post to state that I will be participating in this competition. I will be writing about my progress during the competition on my journal on GameDev.net. This blog post will also serve as my development log to make it easier for people to follow my progress. Everything what I talk about on my journal will also be updated on here.
During the past couple of few weeks whilst I was working on Nameless, I decided to start working on another game. This game was the recently released ADROIT. The game was going to be a small game to sort-of celebrate a year since I started game development. I decided to make this game as I had not completed one game yet from prototype to final release (I don’t count games made during game jams).