Autonomous Planetary Research Individual 50
is my #onegameamonth for April and it's an exploration game. So far the year has been a success, three games finished in time
My new game one will be a mix of Waking Mars
and the most brilliant of all: Starseed Pilgrim
Even though APRI50 got some unique features, there are a few similar games in the making: Isomer
(the DNA stuff is quite simple compared to APRI50).
You are playing Angelica Smith, highly trained scientist with a few biomechanic modifications, who was sent here as part of humanity's search for new planets to colonize.
After your arrival in orbit in a tiny hyperspace capsule, you have successfully landed on the planet. In a barren landscape, shaped by regular and unhealty rainfall you need to establish a base and start exploring.
You play on far away planet, collect things, place things, watch them grow and mutate and go on from there. The landscape will come to life with the help of your terraforming.
What will you find and will your mission be a success?
Story aside, this game is about terraforming
. You get a selection for evolution kits which come with their DNA identifiers
. Those DNA strings (you can give them your friends!
) are being matched against properties
like wether it will create liquid, fauna, flora
or maybe a fireworks or honey
. You place them on the map, a flora kit would create grass
, re-appling it makes that trees
, you get the idea. Placing a liquid would cause it run down the slopes, filling lakes
and if you feel like placing honey you get a honey lake
. APRI50 is taking those simple means you have in games like Minecraft to a whole new level of complexity and interaction. You are changing the face of the planet.
This game needs someone to make it look pretty.
- Lua, using LÖVE as an engine
- Desktop game for Windows, Mac and Linux. Mobile devices once LÖVE adds support
- Moddable (extensions can be added and changed)
- Has graph-based maps that look awesome and are quite rare in video games
- All In-dev screenshots
- Code will go here: https://github.com/TomK32/APRI50
There's a catch though, you should know at least some programming because almost all of the art should be computer generated. Mail me
if you are interested in joining me.The latest gif (use LICEcap, in case you need gifs for your own game):
The latest video from 0.3 show how the map lighting evolved: