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My 3D Rougelike
« on: May 30, 2011, 11:00:18 AM »
Hi, I'm working on a 3D action rougelike game at the moment. I started a development blog (more as a technical journal than anything else), and you can see screenshots of how it looks at the moment.
http://apotheosisthegame.wordpress.com/
At the moment I'm working on designing the fundamental gameplay mechanics, and trying to successfully synthesize what makes rougelikes unique with a more action oriented style of interaction (i.e not turn-based). It's very early days at the moment, but I'd really appreciate any feedback or suggestions anyone has, especially about preserving the essence of what makes rougelikes so hatefully fantastic.

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Re: My 3D Rougelike
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 12:15:02 PM »
Looking promising so far---keep at it!
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Re: My 3D Rougelike
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 03:11:17 PM »
Looking promising so far---keep at it!
Thanks !

I would like to apologize for the fact that I rather embarrassingly misspelled rouguelike throughout my original post.

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Re: My 3D Rougelike
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 03:15:44 PM »
There is no need to apologize; that happens all of the time. In fact, it happens so often that a spam bot that tried to sell us cosmetics.

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Re: My 3D Rougelike
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 12:21:51 AM »
Looks nice.  Are the graphics tied in with the dungeon generation? Or can you pass a generic dungeon to the graphics backend and have it rendered for you?

What I am getting at is can someone else use your graphics back end for their roguelike project? ;D
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Re: My 3D Rougelike
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 08:06:39 AM »
Cool, original and promising, I hope you keep going on it!
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Re: My 3D Rougelike
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 04:51:50 PM »
What I am getting at is can someone else use your graphics back end for their roguelike project? ;D
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The dungeons are generated, and are basically a 2d array of either floor or stone tiles. Then a series of query/replacement rules are applied to swap out groups of tiles that meet certain criteria with models that represent architectural features.
The rules also generate collision data and such.
So, to answer your question, it's totally abstracted from the process of actually generating the dungeon structure and would, hopefully, be of use as a system in it's own right.
I'm thinking it would be really cool to refactor the code into a framework for adding 3d graphics to rougelikes. Gameplay logic could be plugged in as a dll or something.
All the assets are defined in a text file, so it would be trivial for a hypothetical reprogrammer to add in their own assets.
I can foresee the codebase becoming less flexible as things like character animation and UI are added.
At the moment though, my only concern is getting the damn thing out the door some time this century. Making it into a tool can happen after it's released.

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Re: My 3D Rougelike
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 07:54:11 PM »
What I am getting at is can someone else use your graphics back end for their roguelike project? ;D

The dungeons are generated, and are basically a 2d array of either floor or stone tiles. Then a series of query/replacement rules are applied to swap out groups of tiles that meet certain criteria with models that represent architectural features.
The rules also generate collision data and such.
So, to answer your question, it's totally abstracted from the process of actually generating the dungeon structure and would, hopefully, be of use as a system in it's own right.
I'm thinking it would be really cool to refactor the code into a framework for adding 3d graphics to rougelikes. Gameplay logic could be plugged in as a dll or something.
All the assets are defined in a text file, so it would be trivial for a hypothetical reprogrammer to add in their own assets.
I can foresee the codebase becoming less flexible as things like character animation and UI are added.
At the moment though, my only concern is getting the damn thing out the door some time this century. Making it into a tool can happen after it's released.

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http://www.roguetemple.com/z/noteye.php   This is probably a thing to check out in terms of adding/messing about with "dimensions" for Roguelikes in general.
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Re: My 3D Rougelike
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 09:16:35 PM »
Wow!

So far sounds very cool. Which perspective will it be played from?
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Re: My 3D Rougelike
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2011, 01:27:57 AM »
OP is your name by any chance from that "Mr. Lizard" sketch on.. Jam I think it was? If so - LOL, I absolutely love that one.