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Submitted by David, posted on June 19, 2001

Image Description, by David

My game uses OpenGL, runs at about 25 fps on a first-generation G4 400 with an ATI Rage 128. The characters use animations from my animation program and interpolate smoothly between them.

The bottom-left picture shows the blue player turning invisible while stabbing the red player with his swords. The green stuff is a group of alphablended particles that swirl around when you turn invisible. You can see the invisible guy because he blocks particles but you can see the background and other characters through him. The background is slightly distorted when you look at it through invisible people but it's hard to see that in this picture.

The top-left picture shows my muzzle flash and blood effects. The muzzle flash is just a few yellow starry sprites that start out big at the muzzle of the gun and then get smaller farther out with random rotation. The blood is red stars that splatter out and fall and get smaller with time.

The top-right picture shows one of my skyboxes and the sword trails. Whenever the swords are used to attack or block they leave a trail behind, this is with a triangle-strip with two new vertices at the tip and base of the sword added every 1/10 of a second or so. Here the black ninja robot guy's attack is blocked by the yellow ninja robot guy.

The bottom-right image shows the red guy after being hit in the head with some lightning causing it to start smoking. The smoke is made up of a bunch of sprites with a smoky texture which slowly rise, spin, and fade out.

The center image shows my lightning effect which is made up of a lot of randomly generated alphablended triangle strips which target various parts of the target's body, make them start smoking and send the target flying across the map. In this particular screenshot the yellow guy used to be invisible but has just died and is now becoming visible again.


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June 20, 2001, 12:37 PM

Finish it!!

It's so promising, and already so complete!

I'm looking forward to the pc port!!


June 20, 2001, 02:15 PM

Yeah I'll probably finish it... I guess all I really have to do is add a main menu and stuff...

>>Did you use Vue d'Esprit for the Skybox?

No I just used bryce and rendered from 6 different directions. Took a while trying to get it to line up right, then I just got 'pretty close' to lining up and fixed it in photoshop.

>>I like the water and the island reflection... are they dynamic.. with

No just a skybox made with bryce, sorry :(

>>I'm looking forward to the pc port!!

:) I'm not sure how I can port it, since it seems like the windows stuff for codewarrior takes up another gigabyte or so and I only have 160 mb free... I'll try to figure it out :)



June 20, 2001, 03:07 PM

wow. no one said "surreal" and no on else argued the definition of it.



June 20, 2001, 09:03 PM

Cool! I hope you do finish it even if it amounts to less than you anticipated. When you start getting bored it must be time to show the world how far you've come allready.
Hmm, following that logic I should have an IOTD up shortly. We'll see.
Oh, and yay, something I would be able to try out! (Mac)


June 20, 2001, 09:46 PM

Very cool. You could probably release it as shareware and make a little cash. The lightning effect is excellent!


June 20, 2001, 09:53 PM

Thats really cool. You should definitely finish it. I also know of a Mac game development site that would love to have the source if you want to release it..

Morgan Aldridge

June 21, 2001, 10:09 AM

hehe, Griggs, always trying to promote the site ;)



June 21, 2001, 02:22 PM

:) I might release the source, but it's 27k lines long and very messy...


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