Friday, January 20, 2012

A New Zero video update


I added a simple AI to test out infantry combat.  There's only two weapons so far, a submachine gun and an auto-cannon.  At the end of the video you can see how to look around corners, you back up to a wall, hold down the right mouse button and then look right and down.  I've seen a lot of games with cover systems, but they're almost always just pressing a button to cover.  I think it's more interesting to actually control it yourself, it feels pretty natural once you get used to it.  You can also see what happens when I decide to leave cover and charge in.

I will be doing an open beta with infantry soon, there's a lot of things to fix/add to do an open test though, last week I found a bug where it runs at 2 seconds per frame on some PCs here.  I also need to optimize the net code, and improve the AI some.  And no, the ballmen aren't final, but it will be some sort of abstraction of a human.

11 comments:

coolguy1 said...

Abstraction of a human? like the abstractions of tanks buildings and planes? You mad man you.

But honestly I love it.

Jack said...

Looks great. cant wait to try it out.
glad to see you added in some gore too. will that be with the abstract people as well?

Influx said...

This is looking great! The running motion and cover motion look so smooth and natural. My only concern is that the autocannon seems a bit overpowered, but I understand this is still alpha footage and subject to change.

Will we see guided weaponry to deal with tanks, planes and helos? And will vehicles be implemented much as they are now in that you need to buy them? I think it could be interesting to get so much money for killing an enemy and having to save up for a vehicle, and will make drivers and pilots careful to stay alive and protect their investment.

THENIESMAN said...

this looks great so far and i love how the new planes fly, anyways i was thinking (and im new to this blog but not the game) but helicopters i think would be freakin sweet in this, almost like a dlc if this game gets really big. either way im really exited and hope to help with the beta if i have time, thanks for all of cryptic sea's time making this and making me happy

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Nathan Franck said...

quite noice!

Nathan Franck said...

quite noice!

Salix said...

Hey mate. Love your work. Will be buying your full game as soon as I possibly can. Maybe do a minecraft type deal? Put all the pieces together, and sell it for cheap as a beta.

Salix said...

Hey mate. Love your work. Will be buying your full game as soon as I possibly can. Maybe do a minecraft type deal? Put all the pieces together, and sell it for cheap as a beta.

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