Example Mod Progress + Gifs!

Hey guys, progress update on the still unnamed big example mod!

Figured seeing stuff in action would be most interesting for you guys, so here are some gifs:

Building – demonstrating the “tetris” aspect
(sorry for the janky gif recording)

The ratios of each type of tile are currently just for testing; there should be far fewer seats in the mix in the final game. Tweaking the ratio of each part is trivial, and might be moved to a config file for easy server-side configuration (for servers with 50% bomb blocks in the mix, for example).

Out of control ship

This little “fighter” ship’s pilot was accidentally munched into one of the propellers, but it stayed active, forming a collision hazard for anyone nearby!

Tiny test torpedo

We don’t have the bombs working just yet but with propellers and building working they’re up next, along with cannons! Ship destruction effects are currently super rudimentary but they’ll get some love in the next few days. The “pilot” here probably should have been killed in the collision.

Still to-do graphically is some way of orienting yourself properly with the world as it’s currently very difficult to understand what direction you’re moving in without a point of reference.

We’ve also got to bind a few things in the engine (like the background colour of the world) and potentially fix the parallax layers to work with rotation (though that might take too much time for this cycle, as the issue is due to the way the whole thing is coded, not a one-line bug).

As you can see progress is coming along fairly quickly, and we’re hoping to be able to have a game with the testers on friday after nutting out what needs to be done sync-wise.

Have Fun!


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