indie games, Quick Horror, Uncategorized

Quick Horror: A short but challenging survival horror game with light roguelike elements

After struggling with my adventure game for months, I’ve decided to work on some smaller games for a little. This little ‘survival horror’ game started out as a 24hr challenge became so much more. I’ve already plugged in three weeks into this project.

The game should be released by the end of the month

Quick Horror (working title) is a small but difficult adventure game where you must escape to the 8th floor while evading and battling an aggressive monster. You can counter the monster’s randomized attacks with daggers but they are extremely scarce and have limit on how many can be carried at once. Knowing when to flee and when to fight is crucial in Quick Horror.

This game also has a few roguelike elements like randomly generated rooms , making each play-though a little different.

indie games, Project Night, Uncategorized, video game, video game art

Project Night Prototype Footage

So much work yet so much more to do.

Project night is an adventure game I’ve been working on and off for the last four months.I am creating the game with Unity using C# and Mono. All models where made in Blender. Music was made in ThumbJam and Audacity. It still has a way to go. Still has some glitches in the AI.

I have set up an official blog for the game: https://projectnightgame.wordpress.com. That’s a WIP as well.

concept art, indie games, monsters, Project Night, Uncategorized, video game art

Project Night: Monster Concept Art

Concept art of the monsters in my adventure game. The theme of the monsters is eyeballs. The theme of the environment is teeth. I painted these in Photoshop CC.

The first monster character is the Brute: a buff but slow monster that hunts you during the day, and the Chaser: A nimble fast monster that hunts you down at night.

I’ve already have made the 3d models and are now in the game!  I will upload them to sketchfab soon as well as some in game footage of the prototype.

concept art, game design, indie games, Project Night, Uncategorized

Project Night: Ruins Area Concept Art

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I am working on my second 3d game which temporary has the name ‘Project Night’. I plan on making a prototype that can be showcase in my portfolio alongside Alptraum. This has been a dream project that I’ve wanted to do for years, a first person game focused more on exploration and evasion then combat. It will have both ‘set’ and randomized areas, the prototype will probably only have one or two areas to explore, but I plan to continually work on it after the prototype is finished. The proto will have a ruins area and possibly  desert and underground mining areas.  It will be made in Unity and programmed in C#.

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Wyvern Hero Concept Art v (Monster 22) (Project Phoenix)

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I wasn’t happy with the last version, it was bothering me. I had to sleep on it to realize my mistake. The lighting is screwed up. Also, wings are usually more translucent. These mistakes where fixed. I’m still not %100 keen with this painting.Wished that I had made the pose more lively, but It should work fine as a ref for my 3d model. I want to make a more dynamic illustration of this critter if I can get the chance.

3d model, 3d modeling, alptraum, art, creatures, indie games, leviathan, monsters

Monster Revised (Leviathan Game)

scorpian monster with claws and death

Update: After inserting the monster into the game, he was a bit too hard to see, so I went back to his purple coloring.

If you like to rotate this 3d model at all angles, you can view it on p3d.in : https://p3d.in/Cv7rb

I have revised the monster a third time. When inserting the monster into the game, the bright colors didn’t match the atmosphere of the game. I added some more clamps and gave him a poisonous stinger. This is the benefit of modular design. It took only an hour and a half to implement these changes. The only disadvantage of modular design is hiding the seams where the polygons connect. That’s where using a singular mesh has it’s advantage, but just try to add more polygons to a mesh that has already has uvs. It’s a nightmare.

3d modeling, alptraum, art, artwork, game art, indie games, level design, leviathan, programming

Leviathan Game – Completed Buildings and First Island WIP

Screenshot 2015-08-02 00.18.10

Although I haven’t been able to post for the past few days, I have been very busy on the Leviathan game. The two main buildings have been completed. I have the main layout completed for the island. Now what’s left is some polish. There still is some scripting and animation to do. I composed the game music which is more atmospheric then melodic.  I need to get it done by the 6th so I can submit it and promote it a little. It’s been a busy two weeks. I’m praying I can complete this by the deadline.

3d modeling, art, indie games, programming, video games

Leviathan (Working Title) Monster AI

I finally wrote a monster AI script that I am happy with. The monster will slowly and quietly hunt the player. When the monster gets close enough it will sprint towards it pray. Since the player is unarmed,  he must run or die. In certain islands the player must stay alert so he isn’t ambushed by the creature. Currently the model is stock but I made a custom texture that is a WIP. Since I figured out how to import models into the engine, I will replace the model with a creature of my own design.

I will also programming in some code to make the monster teleport around the map, to will keep the player on his toes. I want to mention this game is NOT a horror game. It is an adventure game. The monster added an need element of danger and challenge. There will be NO cheep jump scares, the monster always gives the player a warning growl before going for the kill, giving an alert player time to escape. However, the monster could startle a player who is not paying attention to the warnings.

I will also program ‘safe spots’ that the monster will not pursue the player. These areas are where the puzzles are. This is needed because it would be very frustrating to get killed int the middle of a puzzle.

As a side note, the AI script was written in LUA. I honestly would use C# if I had a choice.