Update on my “kind of” horror game

Since a while I’m now working on a small-medium sized project, that was inspired by a website that spits out random game descriptions 😀
clicky 😀

My very first result was this:

and since I always loved spore and any kind of survival game aaaaand because I want to learn more about special effects etc. I thought why not? Why not make a game that pushes me a bit more, helps me learning the things I lack in currently and maybe could become the first game that I put on gaming platforms to sell, just to see how it would do? (That is only, if I get it to work and look properly)
Hopefully, since I intend it to be a horror game aswell, I can also learn alot about atmosphere and immersion 🙂

Soooo…I showed last time already how my prototype looks like, which I used to see how I can add screen effects in unity and play around with cloth physics to make a Blob like shape…I will probably not use the cloth component though, since it’s movement is very unreliable and might not be suitable for attaching more components to that body…besides in unity 5 cloth can only collide with spheres and capsules :/ which is rather disappointing, buuuut I just want creatures to look as IF they are jelly like, so I will just work with boneweights in Blender instead 🙂
Also this gives me the opportunity to work on my Blender skills 😀 which I am somewhat excited about.
At the same time I’m trying to find out how feasible it is to make a random Cave Generator, which is not as difficult as I thought, but at the same time more difficult than I thought 😮 mostly because the one tutorial I’m following, which seems to be for unity 4 instead of 5 (although it’s compatible) and some confusion about what variable names that person is using etc. Not to mention that I have difficulties with understanding how exactly binaries are being “counted”, which seems to be important for the mesh generation per code. All in all I’m not sure, if I can make random levels, it might be easier to just model a 3D cave, but with what I have in my mind, it would be also ALOT of work.

now to some more graphical aspects: I made quite many sketches already and figured I could show them off here, since I got some off time from my daughter and because I promised to upload even the crappy stuff here and to make the game development visible, which is honestly hard, once you get into game development, because all I can think of is working on the game and writing into my blog seems to be rather annoying, since it’s not progressing the game 😛


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