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#1 GroovyBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:38 AM

With Rocketeer in the closing stages its time to announce the next game for Inty. Its called KillBotz! :-

KillBotz#1.png

The objective of the game is simple.... Kill Botz! :lol:. It early days for the game yet but I'll be adding :-

- More moving Botz on screen.
- Different Botz styles.
- Hapless scientists (aren't they always) that need rescuing.
- Big bad security bot.
- Doors that need to be opened.
- Speech (mandatory for a Botz game on Inty).
- Other obstacles e.g. laser walls, proximity weapons and so on.

I'm still deciding if its going to be map based so the rooms are the same every time or pseudo random rooms that are different every time you play. The room generation style will affect what traps and pitfalls are in the game.

Nonner242 is on board for graphics again. The player avatar is the Inty running man but he is just a place holder for now.

I'm not doing any more to the game until Rocketeer is complete so the pre-order for this game will start in mid April and finish at the end of May or early June if all goes to plan.

At the moment nobody fires and the Botz just home in on you. When there is more to the game I'll add a gifeo.

There are no plans for a box, overlays or manual at this time.

24/04/13 :-
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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:40 AM

With Rocketeer in the closing stages its time to announce the next game for Inty. Its called KillBotz! :-

KillBotz#1.png

The objective of the game is simple.... Kill Botz! :lol:. It early days for the game yet but I'll be adding :-

- More moving Botz on screen.
- Different Botz styles.
- Hapless scientists (aren't they always) that need rescuing.
- Big bad security bot.
- Doors that need to be opened.
- Speech (mandatory for a Botz game on Inty).
- Other obstacles e.g. laser walls, proximity weapons and so on.

I'm still deciding if its going to be map based so the rooms are the same every time or pseudo random rooms that are different every time you play. The room generation style will affect what traps and pitfalls are in the game.

Nonner242 is on board for graphics again. The player avatar is the Inty running man but he is just a place holder for now.

I'm not doing any more to the game until Rocketeer is complete so the pre-order for this game will start in mid April and finish at the end of May or early June if all goes to plan.

At the moment nobody fires and the Botz just home in on you. When there is more to the game I'll add a gifeo.

There are no plans for a box, overlays or manual at this time.


So.... Robotron? Cool!

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:41 AM

So.... Robotron? Cool!


Nope! ;)

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:42 AM

Nope! ;)


Cooler! B)

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:51 AM

There are no plans for a box, overlays or manual at this time.


So what you're saying is ... there's a chance!

And (if it really needs to be said) I'm in. We need more Intellivoice enhanced games!

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:03 AM

The screenshot seems more like Berzerk to me, minus the maze walls of course.

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:04 AM

Damn, I start to hate boxes and manuals :lol: Just be happy and thankful for the new game ;) If you really need boxes, make one by yourself, its much more fun than buying it.

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:05 AM

The screenshot seems more like Berzerk to me, minus the maze walls of course.


It kinda looks like that at the moment. Until I decide how the game world is done (e.g. a level map or pseudo random) then there won't be much going on besides Botz and the player moving around and firing at each other.

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:08 AM

Yes! a new game with robotz and killing! Sounds like an instant succes to me :evil:

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:12 AM

DAMN YOU GROOVY! IM SUPPOSED TO BE SAVING TO GO ON A TRIP. :P

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:12 AM

DAMN YOU GROOVY! IM SUPPOSED TO BE SAVING TO GO ON A TRIP. :P

But you get to take a trip every time you play one of his games.

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:14 AM

DAMN YOU GROOVY! IM SUPPOSED TO BE SAVING TO GO ON A TRIP. :P


:lol: You have about 2 months notice ;).

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:14 AM

But you get to take a trip every time you play one of his games.


True enough, but when your friends are three thousand kilometers away, theres a little lag on the Inty controllers :P

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:04 AM

Excellent news! Put me down for a copy:)

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:16 AM

LOOKS AWESOME . Is it going to be a game for the Intellivoice.

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:19 AM

LOOKS AWESOME


It'll look much better when nonner242 gets his hands on it.

Is it going to be a game for the Intellivoice.


Yep! There will be plenty of robotic phrases in the game.

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:32 AM

The screenshot seems more like Berzerk to me, minus the maze walls of course.


You say that like it's a bad thing.

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:34 AM

You say that like it's a bad thing.


Nope, no value judgement was intended.

I'm not very good at berzerk, but it's a pretty fun game. The lack of walls does seem more like Robotron.

I'm excited for any new game on my beloved inty!

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:27 AM

Hmmmm....yep, I think I'm in. ;)

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:38 AM

Sounds awesome! Do your games use the ECS extra audio channels, or is that something all homebrews do?

I just bought one so I could hear the full audio on Space Patrol, it would be even cooler if it was something all new games took advantage of.

Edited by Certifiable, Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:38 AM.


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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:48 AM

So what you're saying is ... there's a chance!

And (if it really needs to be said) I'm in. We need more Intellivoice enhanced games!


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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:14 PM

Count me in :-D

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:16 PM

Im in, naturally.

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:20 PM

I want to kill some bots too!
Count me in!

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:22 PM

I am down with the sickness.




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