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StarDiver Damage System Overview

This is a big week for me. I get to check of a buck-list item! I’ve always wanted to make a scifi game where ships weapons can literally split other ships in 1/2. It was an indirect path to get there, but we are now there! Initially, I thought I would be able to use […]

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Ship Destruction — Physics on Parts

Ok…. bucketlist item checked off. I’ve REALLY wanted to make a ship that can punch through another ship for a loooong time Sarlirth doing what it does: View the gif directly: https://giant.gfycat.com/RingedRadiantBlackcrappie.gif.

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Blowing Chunks…

Long day of struggle. I was happy, a few hours, to get the damage decals working, then of course I wanted to break a ship in half. I recall messing with a mesh splitter for unity some time ago so I started playing w it. It didn’t work at all for planes/quads. Found TurboSplitter on […]

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Blowing Chunks…

Long day of struggle. I was happy, a few hours, to get the damage decals working, then of course I wanted to break a ship in half. I recall messing with a mesh splitter for unity some time ago so I started playing w it. It didn’t work at all for planes/quads. Found TurboSplitter on […]

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Forked Lightning! Zap Zap

I’ve spent the day getting the zapper code a lot more flexible and added some cool stuff to it. Changes: – forked lighting w/ ability to set max# recursive branches – single pulse w/ fadeout example(note I forgot the destination light): View the gif directly: https://giant.gfycat.com/CelebratedPhysicalFruitbat.gif. – stream of awesome while holding down fire (note the […]

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Benev Zapper

I’ve been adding more ships and tweaking the engine system. Here is the Benev race ship w/ propulsion: View the gif directly: https://giant.gfycat.com/SatisfiedKindheartedIndianskimmer.gif. Next up, I’ve been working on weapon systems I can tweak heavily to use between multiple ship types while maintaining each ship feeling extremely different. The zapper weapon on the Benev ship […]

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Benev Zapper

I’ve been adding more ships and tweaking the engine system. Here is the Benev race ship w/ propulsion: View the gif directly: https://giant.gfycat.com/SatisfiedKindheartedIndianskimmer.gif. Next up, I’ve been working on weapon systems I can tweak heavily to use between multiple ship types while maintaining each ship feeling extremely different. The zapper weapon on the Benev ship […]

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Salrith Punching Through

Ok… finally some hard work paid off. All the time I spent making a flexible engine propulsion system allowed me to make some pretty cool engines for the Lipoc and now the Salrith. Now I REALLY can’t wait to get the damage system in there and watch the salrith ship punch through the middle of […]

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Lipoc vs Krex Video

I worked on the Lipoc ship today so felt like grabbing a gif. It has the refined art and new propulsion system. View the gif directly: https://giant.gfycat.com/BasicBeautifulHadrosaurus.gif. gif is a big choppy, video here: Next thing I’ll be adding is the damage system so there are fires, venting air, people getting sucked out, damage decals […]

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New Ships and Polish

We are still hard at work this last week on things. The majority of the work has been in code restructuring some things that were becoming unmanageable — I know not not fun AND not much visual to show off for all the hard work. We did added some more visual detail to a few […]

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