Archive for the ‘2d’ Category
|Defending your outpost in Shunned Survivor|
In the genre mix between MMORTS, city building, economy simulation and tower defense game, you control an exiled human, with the apparent goal to get back to earth.
The interaction with other players is quite indirect. You can attack other player’s bases and win the “data” resource this way, which you need to perform “research” actions. However, defeating a base does not change it, you simply get the reward and can attack again.
While researching, however, you need to perform in a tower defense minigame, during which your defensive towers can be destroyed. If you succeed, the research was successful. If not, you have to enforce your defenses and try again.
Even though quite a bit of the gameplay time is spent on waiting for resources to be generated by the various resource gathering buildings, I find this game very entertaining and highly recommend you to give it a try.
Erebus is a hack & slash role-playing game under heavy development, yet playable with currently three missions.
- Classic point-n-click style RPG, with dungeons to explore, enemies to fight, NPCs to talk to, sub-quests to complete, scenery to interact with, weapons, treasure and other items to find.
- Also supports Rogue-like keyboard controls.
- Multiple quests (currently three, more will be added as development progresses!)
- Choice of starting characters (currently Barbarian, Elf, Halfling, Ranger, Warrior).
- Start straight into the action – none of this “For your first quest, please find your next door neighbour’s pet cat”.
- Vector-based world rather than tile-based – so items/scenery can be placed in any position, or aligned in any direction.
- 2D animated graphics, with zoom in/out, and lighting effects.
- Completely free and Open Source – no ads, unlike many free Android apps.
- User interface optimised to work with mouse, keyboard and/or touchscreen.
- Cross-platform – available for Windows, Linux, Nokia Symbian and Android devices.
Most notable additons:
- Very much improved, non-cheating AI. Sometimes experienced 4X players loose.
- Many GUI enhancements and shortcuts.
- Galactopedia expanded with game mechanics articles and many cross-links.
- Batch production of ships now possible.
- Improved sitrep notifications
- Reworked stealth and detection
- Almost everything has been enhanced, reworked, and better balanced.
So go and kick some alien butt
Some of you might remember Mega Lo Mania back from the days when you could be amazed by PC speaker voice output… so if you spend way too much of your childhood playing that game (like me) you should probably stay clear of the FOSS remake called Gigalomania!
|Gigalomania now using LPC sprites|
As the creator recently stated, it now uses the cool Liberated Pixels Cup contest sprites, but there is still the need to replace the castle graphics with nicer ones. Maybe *you* can help out with that?
On a related note, the LPC coding results are finally in, congratulations to the winners! I hope Bart will make a nice review on the quite awesome games here on FG soon.
Other recent updates not to be missed:
- Today a new Alpha 13 of Unvanquished was released, marking the one year aniversary of their first alpha release. As usual it comes with a bunch of new nice features and fixes.
- You can now download automatic snapshots of the development version of Megaglest. And there seems to be finally some progress in updating the graphic capabilities of the engine.
- O A.D. continues to amaze with news updates about development progress and music creation.
- And last but not least: the awesome Xonotic mod Overkill now has a website!
That’s all for now
PyWeek #16 in April
PyWeek is a game jam that obviously goes on for one week and requires the use of Python. It takes place online and there are overall winners in team and solo categories, as well as awards. The dates of the 16th PyWeek challenge are 00:00 UTC April 14, 2013 to 00:00 UTC April 21, 2013. Registration opens on 15. March 2013.
License Requirements: At least Shared Source required. Free software licenses recommended.
PyWeek #15 Entry: Rainbow Rooms
Various fonts are being used, some of which might be problematic license-wise for including in for example Debian’s official repositories but it should be possible to replace them in less than two hours including research and documentation.
Code License: GPLv2
Content License: Unclear
Valyria Tear: “Final Release of Half-Episode I”
Valyria Tear Half-Episode I has been released, which I suppose we can take as 50% of Episode I’s acts being complete.
The release brings new graphical interfaces and development is ongoing.
An OS X version can now also be grabbed from the OSX thread.
Physica is a very simple casual platformer game where the goal is to drive a square through game levels from its starting position to his goal, avoiding hazards and without falling down.
SkyRiot is a 2D flying shooting platform action game for Android devices. Fly a hoverboard and use an assortment of weaponry as you, an anarchist, single-handedly wage war against a totalitarian regime. Full 360-degree aiming along with total freedom of movement will keep you glued to your device for many hours as you blast your way across over 10 game maps.
OpenMW 0.21.0 has been released. Changelog:
- Various dialogue, trading, and disposition fixes and improvements
- Torch flickering improved to better match vanilla Morrowind
- Fix for attribute fluctuation when infected with Ash Woe Blight
- Adjusted activation range to better match vanilla Morrowind
- Fixes for the Journal UI
- Fixed crash caused by Golden Saint models
- Fix for beast races being able to wear shoes
- Fix for background music not playing
- Fix for meshes without certain node names not being loaded
- Fix for incorrect terrain shape on inital cell load
- Fix for MWGui::InventoryWindow creating a duplicate player actor at the origin
- Added video playback
- Added support for escape sequences in message box and dialogue text
- Added AI related script functions, note that AI is not functional yet
- Implemented fallbacks for necessary ini values in the importer, unused in OpenMW as of yet
- Implemented execution of scripts of objects in containers/inventories in active cells
- Cell loading performance improvements
- Removed broken GMST contamination fixing mechanism
|SNiS Engineering screen|
So this game (when it becomes a game) is very much inspired by Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator
See: artemis.eochu.com The idea is you have a game which is played much as the actors in the Star Trek TV series played their roles on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. There are a number of “stations”: Navigation, Weapons, Science, Communications, etc. and each player assumes that role. Each station has it’s own laptop or other computer which communicates via network to a central server which simulates the game universe. So it’s kind of a cooperative multiplayer network game… No reason not to have multiple teams in multiple starships inhabiting the same server/universe either cooperating or doing battle.
Mine is different than Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator in that it is:
Probably uglier (lol).
Probably more scalable (yay vector graphics.)
Not even close to finished.
First off as a rather fast follow up on the last post:
- New version of Alien Arena out, boasting a 300% increase in render speed
- Small, bugfix release of War§ow out now
Their 3D game engine also saw some nice updates lately, however sadly their crowd funding push to port Torque3D to Linux fell (not totally unsurprisingly) short of their 30,000$ mark (with about 10,000$ pledged).
Happy new year everyone!
Having played the SD version back in the day on my GP2X handheld (and it seems to be available for Android nowadays too ), I can assure you that the game holds up very well to today’s standards, with a really cool and funny story and awesome voice acting. Higher resolution graphics thus can only make it better
So, NO excuses now… give it a try!