StarDiver Development Blog

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Planetary Battles

This week’s big things: Orbital Battles: View the gif directly: https://giant.gfycat.com/GrizzledLameBlackrussianterrier.gif. View the gif directly: https://giant.gfycat.com/CooperativeBleakHeifer.gif. TechDemo of Procedural Planets: View the gif directly: https://giant.gfycat.com/UnrealisticThatBrocketdeer.gif. SlowMotion and music pitch shift ofr Direct Hits: MicroSun Gravity / Heat Damage:

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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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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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Veelow

Another animation has taken form as we get a little more familiar with the new animation tools. We may revisit this scene and bring the background to life a little, but we are pretty happy with the rigging system now. It is relatively efficient to get a character rigged and animated now. I look forward […]

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Alien Concept Art

The first batch of alien concept art is in! They are both capturing my imagination and adding a much needed boost of motivation. I can’t wait to get some of these refined and in-game… Let the fun alien dialog begin!

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