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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2012, 11:17:33 AM »

Week 13

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbaqz_soxbY

I was on vacation, and Travis has added a new member to his family this week, so we didnít really have time to work on the game. We decided to put up some unedited gameplay rather than have nothing this week.

Itís a little rough, but itís pretty entertaining.
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2012, 01:49:07 PM »

Week 14

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ZWes-4Wjg&list=UUSiZc-Tl2uT0CumpQY-v1NQ&index=0&feature=plcp

We were busy working on getting ready to launch a kickstarter for Eris, and Travis is dealing with some personal issues. So we didnít get much done on the game.

I noticed this week marks exactly 3 months of development, so I thought it would be neat to look at the intro to every video, to see how the game has evolved.

Next week weíll hopefully be back to regular development again. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2012, 01:54:09 PM »

Looks like it could be really fun!
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2012, 02:51:04 PM »

Week 15

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPEoodICpIs&feature=youtu.be

We finally managed to get back to work!

First thing we did was implement a cool new flying vehicle, which went surprisingly smoothly. Travis says this model is just a place holder, so expect the look of the plane to change in the future.

The plane took up most of our week, but we did manage to add a particle effect to the Drop trooper perk to give some visual feedback when it is activated.



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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2012, 03:32:32 PM »

Week 16

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9yFvtQJfEk

Iíve upped Eris from Pre-Alpha to Alpha. This is probably well overdue, but itís done now, so thatís all the matters.

This week I added a machine gun and rocket launcher to the plane, and worked on a new perk that recharges ammo.

I also added grenades, which really spice up the combat and help when clearing out packs of Gaangus.



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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2012, 07:19:16 PM »

Week 17

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgRwwF5eiMs

We spent the whole week working on adding elemental attacks to Eris.

They're basically spells, but I don't want to call them spells since they're based on the user's power armor, so they're not technically magic.

We've got 3 elemental attacks in thus far. Flames, ice storm, and lightning.

Travis ran into some trouble with animation so the hands are pretty badly deformed when in their default position, he should have that fixed soon.



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« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2012, 09:22:45 PM »

Week 18

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYXQ-qwRmLw

This week, we finally got rid of the terrible checkerboard tower assets. The new assets still need some work, but it's a vast improvement over last week.

We also implemented a jump pad for rapidly ascending floors. Travis has mentioned that he wants to redesign it, so it will likely look completely different in a week or two.

The last big feature this week is turret upgrades. I've made the flamethrower and rocket launcher separate upgrades that cost XP. We've got plans for more turret upgrades in the future as well.

I also had to modify the controls a bit to make the spells I implemented last week a little easier to use.



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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2012, 03:12:31 PM »

Week 19

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIw4zbD9N30

Just one feature this week, but it's an awesome one! Portals!

Deployable portals that unfold and allow you to quickly get from one point on the map to another. Portals are not limited to players, you can send objects, vehicles, and even enemies through the portals as well!

Travis has really outdone himself with the unfolding animation, it looks damn good. It's quite satisfying to toss down a cube, see it flop around and eventually unfold into a doorway to the other side of the map.



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« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2012, 06:23:59 PM »

Week 21

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQmzHgYSHho

Itís great to be back at work, I never knew how much I would miss it until Hurricane Sandy took out my power for a week.

This week we implemented the giant drills that power the main alien tower. Iíve always been fascinated by sound design, so I had a lot of fun making the sounds for the drill. Itís far and away the biggest sound design challenge Iíve taken on thus far, and it came out pretty well. Travis still has some texture work to do on it, but itís shaping up quite nicely!

Travis also made a bunch of new modular pieces including brand new doors!

I also implemented a new spawn culling algorithm, which should help prevent enemies being spawned when they are not needed.



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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2012, 05:01:41 PM »

Week 22

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeCksh-aWgw

This week, Travis finally replaced the old command terminal with a nice new one. Itís still not done but its better than just having a big white box where the terminal is supposed to be!

We also began implementing our new special rooms, to make invading towers a bit more interesting.

The first special room is a key room, where players can access a special key code that unlocks every door in the tower.

The second special room is a security room. From here you can access and shut down turrets, and view security cameras monitoring the tower.

These features arenít quite done, most of the week was spent doing some much needed optimization, and planning exactly how we want these features to work. By next week weíll have them fully working, and add a new hacking mini game to add some more interactivity to the act of capturing a tower.

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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2012, 11:10:58 PM »

Are you going to get a new UI? Personally, I don't like the aesthetic style of the UI, even the graphics for that matter. Perhaps get better shaders, maybe something that gives it more character. Just for example, cel-shaded or Borderlands-like, because, don't mean to be rude but honestly right now it's like you're shooting for photorealism but not really getting it right.

Love the idea btw.
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« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2012, 04:05:56 PM »

Are you going to get a new UI? Personally, I don't like the aesthetic style of the UI, even the graphics for that matter. Perhaps get better shaders, maybe something that gives it more character. Just for example, cel-shaded or Borderlands-like, because, don't mean to be rude but honestly right now it's like you're shooting for photorealism but not really getting it right.

Love the idea btw.

I don't think we're going to change the UI, not soon at least. We may expand it to make it larger, but we're probably not gonna be totally changing the style of it.

We're pretty clearly not going for photo realism, its a purple planet for Christ's sake! Tongue We have no intentions of making it as hyper stylized as Borderlands though. Almost every asset is far from finished, so if we're not "getting it right", that's most likely because we're a 2 man team and we've got a year of dev left before it's done. Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2012, 06:05:27 PM »

Week 23

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WJS8No4cyA

This week, we continued our crusade to make invasions a little more interesting and dynamic. This time adding a hovering security drone for placing defenses, and a keypad for unlocking locked doors.

The security drone makes getting attacked much more interesting, because you can no longer just drop down a giant turret in the heat of battle. You are forced to choose between standing your ground and fighting the aliens off yourself, or running to the security room to buff your defenses.



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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2012, 06:08:58 PM »

Week 24

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuP6u4aXB5Y

For the past few weeks we focused on making invasions more interesting. This week we shifted our focus to making defending more interesting with some new defenses.

A cooker to burn your enemies to a crisp, and a barricade to prevent them from getting in to begin with!

Weíve got a lot more defenses and a new enemy planned for the coming weeks!



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