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Early Dev / Re: Char - ASCII 3D roguelike
« on: January 06, 2015, 10:35:05 PM »
Thanks!  I'm really excited about it.  I've been doing a lot of work without publishing much lately - probably a mistake - but I'm doing bugfixing/implementation of the remaining missing features as well as coming up with a plan to try for the best launch possible on Steam.

Early Dev / Re: Char - ASCII 3D roguelike
« on: September 04, 2014, 04:53:04 AM »
The Unity port is much further along now - most importantly, the nasty perf degradation from moving is gone.  As expected, I'm pushing 300 fps on my PC and easily hitting 60 fps on all my android devices.
Latest version is updated on the dropbox share -

Early Dev / Re: Char - ASCII 3D roguelike
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:09:19 AM »
For awhile, I thought that the grid lines made things look a lot more interesting.  At this point, I'm considering re-adding them as a mechanism for helping ground where on the grid the player is.

I have an initial Android build available, but it's really really an alpha - definitely easy to get stuck, only 4 spells are even ported (magic missile, fireball, push, push radial)

Early Dev / Re: Char - ASCII 3D roguelike
« on: August 16, 2014, 07:13:09 PM »
I jumped the gun on being ready to test on phone/tablet.

While I had 2D working, 3D mode is more interesting - and I've hit a lot of snags getting that working.  So far, I've got 3d working on my Nexus 7, but I'm averaging < 30 fps, which just isn't good enough.  I need to do some perf tuning before bothering anyone else.
But I'm making forward progress at least.

Early Dev / Re: Char - ASCII 3D roguelike
« on: August 02, 2014, 06:49:01 PM »
Awesome, thanks!  I was going to target KitKat - since all my devices run that so far.  I can certainly create a build targetting something older. 

Zireael, what version of Android would you need me to target?

Early Dev / Re: Char - ASCII 3D roguelike
« on: July 27, 2014, 01:08:25 AM »
Whew.  It took a good 2 weeks of scripting, hacking, and slashing, but I managed to port the game from XNA over to Unity.  I just got a basic Android build functioning. 

I need to shove big chunks back into the game, but I'd be interested to know if anyone would be willing to test the game on their devices?  I can produce builds now for Android, IOS, and WinPhone.

Early Dev / Re: Char - ASCII 3D roguelike
« on: June 03, 2014, 02:40:51 AM »
I just posted a poll.  Now that I have full 3d in on the map, I'm working on the core lighting model.

I currently favor the 1st option, though I think 2 and 3 have some potential.  In particular, I like the look of the grid showing known tiles, but I think the fade to complete black is a little much (though I found that I was always squinting to try and see what things were in the case of darkening tiles too much)


Also, a different looking set of comparisons (harder to parse visually)  is

Early Dev / Re: Char - ASCII 3D roguelike
« on: May 19, 2014, 05:08:21 AM »
Thanks!  I'm currently testing out making the map fully 3d and having proper heights.  I currently have floor tiles that represent different heights (trenches for lower, water vs deep water, bushes/rubble that are half-height, and columns that are double-height walls), but the core data structure believes that the map is flat.  I'm not sure what I would do to have that apply in 2D mode though.  I would like to keep the game fully playable in both modes, but full 3d height will definitely complicate any projectiles that are traveling.  Do fireballs track the floor height, etc. 

And then there is still the list of interesting AI's that I haven't finished implementing.

Early Dev / Char - ASCII 3D roguelike
« on: May 17, 2014, 07:07:02 PM »
My goal has been to focus on nice particle effects and monster AI.  The game works in either 2D mode, or the default, 3D mode. 

I would love feedback on the 3D style and gameplay (and obviously any bugs if some are found). 

I have it up on Steam Greenlight here:
Screenshots and some older videos are on the Greenlight page. 

Direct download links are:
Char - with music (100 meg)

Char - without music (10 meg)


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