ROBO WARS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

WHAT MAKES THE PROJECT UNIQUE?

  • Fun multiplayer experience.

  • High potential for further development.

  • Inspired from Halo.

GAME SCREENSHOTS

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Indie
Arena, Shooter
2D Side-scroller
Multiplayer (2 - 4)
GameMaker 1.4
PC           
3 Months
2016 October - December

"Robo Wars" is a multiplayer arena shooter where players battle against each other in different modes, with different weapons, in different maps for victory and for survival! 

 

This project was inspired from Halo, and is a mixture of COD and Halo in the 2D realm of shooting. The project was made in my free time.

 

MY EXPERIENCE

DEPENDENCIES

Multiplayer Design

Gameplay Design

Weapon Design

Level Design

Game Balance

Game Art

UI Design

Programming

TOOLS

Word

Photoshop

GameMaker
Audacity

I created this project to primarily learn about more about coding my own games. I chose GameMaker, because I felt that I only needed to understand the logic behind coding, and not coding itself. On a side note, I also wanted to improve my pixel art skills to better understand its work process for future projects.

 

But as time passed by, feature by feature, this project started to exponentially grow, and it came to a point where I had the feeling that this project has high potential for a full release. Though at the end, I wasn't able to do it. I had to end the production because I got what I came for - which is, the knowledge on the basics of programming, and some practice on pixel art. Also I stopped working because I had other University projects to focus upon at the time.     

This project features:

  • 5 Levels

  • 6 Weapons (Assault, Plasma, Shotgun, Grenade, Sniper, Rockets) 

  • 4 Game Modes (Deathmatch, Instadeath, CTF, Oddball)

  • Basic Video Settings

  • Basic Audio Settings

  • Customizable Controls

  • Customizable Gameplay Experience

PERSONAL COMMENTS

WHAT WENT RIGHT?

  • Time management and implementation of the planned design was pretty good (pre-production to alpha).

  • It was really fulfilling to prototype and implement planned features solo.

  • Turned out to be a really fun arena multiplayer experience.

  • Outsourced sound assets really adds on to the experience.

WHAT TO IMPROVE?

  • The game still has few unresolved bugs remaining.