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Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby speckford123 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:43 am

Trying to think of ideas for a 2 player game where you assemble little fighters out of parts and fight in arenas.
I've done this kind of thing before, but the thought always sounded fun, especially since I love games like custom robo

With the upcoming update with screen scaling, not sure if it can be used to keep players zoomed in on screen like a smash brothers game or if the size is fixed, I'll figure that out when its released
and the eventual ge protocol which should for the first time give us some playable online multiplayer
I thought it would be a good time to actually plan out the game

It could be a simple splitscreen menu where you choose different pieces and then fight
or a game where you collect parts in the arena and can have damage to individual parts

Anyone have any thoughts?
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby koala » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:15 pm

Well, this is really nice idea. :D
Robots may have XP and collect or earn money. Depending on that, you could upgrade your robots.
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby Zivouhr » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:49 pm

Cool idea! I'd like to see this happen Speckford in some form. 8) A single player mode would be cool too.

First thing would be to get a basic fighter game demo working, then the more complicated aspects of bonus power ups added to assemble the parts and other features during the fight if that was the goal.
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby speckford123 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:21 pm

Zivouhr wrote:Cool idea! I'd like to see this happen Speckford in some form. 8) A single player mode would be cool too.

First thing would be to get a basic fighter game demo working, then the more complicated aspects of bonus power ups added to assemble the parts and other features during the fight if that was the goal.



Since we won't have the multiplayer support for a bit, what would be a good singleplayer mode in the meantime?
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby speckford123 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:29 pm

koala wrote:Well, this is really nice idea. :D
Robots may have XP and collect or earn money. Depending on that, you could upgrade your robots.


That's a neat idea, maybe have little droids that spawn during a match that give you gold when they are killed

I'll probably draw up some crude placeholder artwork and see what I can make once I figure out the core concepts
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby Zivouhr » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:13 pm

Will this be similar to Rock'em Sock'em Robots, the game where the robots are in the boxing ring or arena?
A single player mode could be as simple as fighting another enemy AI Bot, instead of a human player. Programming the AI would be the challenge. Each time it's defeated, a new bot with a higher difficulty would appear. Just some ideas.
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby speckford123 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:34 am

Zivouhr wrote:Will this be similar to Rock'em Sock'em Robots, the game where the robots are in the boxing ring or arena?
A single player mode could be as simple as fighting another enemy AI Bot, instead of a human player. Programming the AI would be the challenge. Each time it's defeated, a new bot with a higher difficulty would appear. Just some ideas.


Oh no, it's going to be a little sidescrolling platformer fighter
it will make more sense when I get something done to show
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby Zivouhr » Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:41 am

Okay, sounds good, thanks Speckford.
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby jonathang » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:00 pm

Can't wait to see a screenshot of the game so far! The concept is really interesting speckford! Keep up the progress! :D
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby Zivouhr » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:18 pm

Constructing the robot sounds cool. Different levels of armor can provide more protection, or lighter armor, more agility.
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby koala » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:31 pm

Zivouhr wrote:Constructing the robot sounds cool. Different levels of armor can provide more protection, or lighter armor, more agility.
Good idea.
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby speckford123 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:29 am

I was thinking, should I have a little build screen that you use before a battle, or should you be able to upgrade your robot on the fly during combat?
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby koala » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:31 pm

Maybe a little build screen would be better.
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby Zivouhr » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:55 am

Whatever you think would be easier or more fun in the game. A pre screen could be more strategic, requiring more thoughtful planning, though at the same time, adjusting the bot in game on the fly could be like getting new power ups, requiring quick reflexes to adjust to the new upgrades or armor, pieces added and how they might affect gameplay.
Either way sounds like fun.
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Re: Thinking about a "build your own robot" fighter

Postby speckford123 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:11 pm

I'm working on a build screen setup at the moment, but perhaps the ability to fight for item drops or altars could be a possibility in the future
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