Hey everyone! Every day that goes by I understand more and more why people choose to make 2D games in a 3D engine. Most 2D games actually end up faking three dimensions in some way, and that can get complex really fast. Last week I posted some gifs showing off some new lighting features, but for the sake of explanation
Hi all! This week I realized that the lighting finally needed another update. The current version was preventing us from putting anything usable on the walls, so it was time for me to dive back into my lighting library. I’m still in the midst of adding new features and improvements, but it now supports 3D shapes and height! This is
Hey all! Another week of Cryo development is complete and in the rear view mirror, but what did we actually do? Sometimes I have to ask myself that question at the end of a workday because progress can be slow. It’s been easier to answer that ever since I started using a system to plan and track tasks. Here’s a
Hey everybody! I was working alone all week since Keaton was out of town on a trip, so I decided to get some boring programming tasks out of the way. As a result I won’t have any cool gifs or new art to show off in this blog post. I swapped out the old collision library for a much faster
Hi all! First off I want to apologize for tardiness of this update. Ok now that you’ve forgiven me I have some bad news: I didn’t go to GDC last week. In fact I didn’t really do anything last week. So what happened? Did I get too anxious about attending GDC for the first time? Did I have a life-changing
Hey everybody! There’s a good chance if you’re reading this blog post that you’ve already seen the new promo page over at http://runnerupstudios.com/cryo/. We spent most of the week working on that page so there wasn’t much progress on the game itself, and we only have a few days before I leave for GDC so it there’s going to be
Hey everybody! Exciting news! We’ve finally finished putting together a new promotional page for Cryo! Check it out HERE. Also check out one of the new gifs from it! I’ll see you all on Saturday for the next weekly update!
Hi everybody! Sorry for the ominous title this week, but it pretty accurately describes what I’ve been working on. I spent some time improving player death so now you drop all items and respawn at the nearest cryostasis chamber when you run out of health. I also started working on a simple game over system. Ideally this should have been
Hey paesanos, welcome back to week 13! This week we spent time working on lots of small improvements for the game. I updated the physics, lighting, controls, fixed bugs, and added some small features. One of them is destructible buildings! And of course we’re still plugging away at the teaser trailer which we’re excited to show off once it’s finished.
Welcome back to week #12! We’re finally bringing the ship to life with actual AI controlled creatures! Here we have an example enemy I lovingly called Bitey taking a stroll through its domain. As you can see it doesn’t take an optimal route just yet, so I’ll need to fix path smoothing next week. In order to get the above