USG

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oab
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USG

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Steam page: wishlist

Story:
The protagonist wakes up and finds herself connected to the unknown machine, only her head hanging in the air. She looks around and sees multiple girls connected like her, but their consciousness is gone.

She can feel that the machine harvests her mind and dreams. Diving her mind into the machine and destroying it from within is the only way to break free.


Dev log:
This game is called USG (Untitled shmup game) until it has the final title. It uses`Tetra's framework for development and reuses most of the code from the previous game. (Flesh)

The initial goals for this project:
  • Move game logic to JSON files to make it easy to add new content. It could become a drag-and-drop engine for making Shmup games.
  • Try game ideas that got cut from the previous game.
  • The player can leave some messages on the leaderboard, and the game will use the message as the seed to query the enemy patterns in the game to generate another level for other players to play. The code for this part is done, but It still needs to prepare enemy patterns for 'a-z'.

General:
  • It is a simple vertical shmup game with two buttons for primary and special weapons.
  • The art style of The Enemy still follows the grotesque and repulsive feel.
  • The game still needs a story.

See you next update.  :)
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I am making a vertical shmup game: USG

Released Flesh and miniStrike
oab
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Re: USG

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The first mid-boss. The design's purpose is to force the player to move around.
I am making a vertical shmup game: USG

Released Flesh and miniStrike
oab
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Re: USG

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Today progress:

I wrote a shader to make the background layers light up on the area that spawns particles to make the feeling of depth of the background layers.
I am making a vertical shmup game: USG

Released Flesh and miniStrike
oab
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Re: USG

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This week's progress:

- Different background colours for each level.
- Add new weapon upgrades.
- Rework the player's bullet and particle assets to increase the enemy's bullet visibility.
I am making a vertical shmup game: USG

Released Flesh and miniStrike
oab
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Re: USG

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Another productive week. Maybe I can set the release date for this April :

- add a distortion shader when the enemy explodes.
- add new enemy types.
- finish another game level.
I am making a vertical shmup game: USG

Released Flesh and miniStrike
oab
Posts: 60
Joined: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:14 am

Re: USG

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The game's Steam page is up for wishlist. :)


Steam wishlist
I am making a vertical shmup game: USG

Released Flesh and miniStrike
oab
Posts: 60
Joined: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:14 am

Re: USG

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This week's progress:

- Add `Title` screen.
- update the game UI.
I am making a vertical shmup game: USG

Released Flesh and miniStrike
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