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Pioneer - SC2 style game in development
« on: February 19, 2008, 03:17:58 pm »

Hey there guys!

I've lurked around these forums for a couple of years now but never posted Sad

However, now I have a reason! I've been writing a top down rpg-shooter like SC2 for a few months now and thought I should start getting some opinions on the look of the thing from people who also like to play these games!

So far I've got the first 10minutes of the game in there but a lot of the engine is done - it's mainly gfx and scripting work left. So if no-one minds I might occaisionally add to this thread if I make any serious progress!



Alternatively you can see more screenies and such on the project page of my blog: Project page

(Quick point - some of the background textures look odd since I have not yet processed them to tile properly!)

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Re: Pioneer - SC2 style game in development
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 09:37:49 pm »

Looks interesting. That planet looks really good, by the way.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 10:30:57 pm »

Ah thanks!

I can't take credit for the planet really, another coder friend of mine did a fantastic job and made a special generator for me, it's animated too and looks great in-game Smiley

Cheers for taking a look!
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 02:46:47 pm »

Hello again guys,

I know a few people are interested so I just thought I'd put a vid up of the game showing the AI in action. Still got a long way to go, but I think it's really starting to look promising now!

Let me know what you think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptKXDhPDoN8
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2008, 11:31:51 pm »

Hey, that looks pretty cool and I dig the soundtrack in the u-tube vid. Please keep us informed on your progress. I'd be interested in alpha testing if you need it but content to wait for a public release if you do not.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 08:30:28 am »

Hello RTyp06 - I will certainly keep you in mind!

I've got a lot more work to do first, I'd like it to be over 2 hours gameplay before I start expanding the tester list, but I'll certainly need the help later on! Smiley

Thanks for taking a look!
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2008, 06:33:12 am »

That looks cool - show us some more screens! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008, 12:04:26 am »

Still working away here, I reckon I'm about 50% through the story scripting so I thought I would share another screenie:



This is showing automated turrets on the enemy ships which in this case fire mega powerfull lasers! Still plenty more to do but I think I can make out light at the end of the tunnel! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008, 05:26:12 am »

looks like an epic battle. so is it going to end up being a sort of Starcraft type game?
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008, 09:38:22 am »

Hi geocorn - no it's definitly a top down shooter like StarCon except rather than 1vs1 combat, it's 1 vs Lots Wink Apart from the sections where it's you + AI friends vs lots (these are my favourite!) Smiley

(That screenie probably looks a bit busy, but not all of those sprites are ships - some of it is scrap from a battle held there a long time ago. I might have another go at making the non-ship objects less obstrusive)

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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2008, 10:09:04 am »

New Screenshot:



However the most exciting thing (for me anyway) is that the game is now completable. There are a load of missing side quests and stuff, but you can play from the start to the finish, so from now on it's mostly improvement work.
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Re: Pioneer - SC2 style game in development
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2008, 06:53:28 pm »

Holy smoke. Have to check this out. You should also post it on RetroRemakes or TIGSource.
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2008, 08:09:25 am »

Thanks guesst Smiley Yeah I'll definitely be mentioning it on those sites once I'm closer to release.
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 01:33:48 pm »

Hey guys - well I've been quietly working away on this for the past few months and I reckon I'm near the end of development with only a few gfx/sounds missing (or that need to be replaced!).

Very very basic info site here: www.thephorse.net/pioneer

So I'm on the lookout for 2 or 3 beta testers who I don't know personally (honest opinions needed!) - Obviously anyone who tests will get a free copy(ies?) once I finally release this thing Smiley

Windows OS's only at this stage (until I can afford a mac...or be bothered to install linux...)

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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 04:07:50 pm »

I'll beta test this. PM me an e-mail address or instant messenger account to communicate with.
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