Panda Hell update #9: More art and enemy AI using the A* Search algorithm

Is Artificial Intelligence week! If I though the complexity of the procedural level generation was quite something, digging deeper into the basic AI development for the enemies has been also quite the endeavor. At the moment all enemies share an EnemyBrain script which follows few simple rules to interact with the user, in a nutshell is based on a “Wander, follow, retreat” behavior where the … Continue reading Panda Hell update #9: More art and enemy AI using the A* Search algorithm

Panda Hell Update #8: Minimum Lovable Product

The problem I see with games versus other types of software is that in games having a Minimum Viable Product does not mean much. While in other type of software you may have a working solution to a problem that’s normally enough to get a prototype rolling, and iterate on customer feedback, with gaming has never been enough, as this will not generate enough traction. … Continue reading Panda Hell Update #8: Minimum Lovable Product

Weekly update 2D shooter #3 – Adding art!

The initial prototype works nicely (most of the time) but looks pretty bland (as well as bad, as is not optimized for pixel art yet), which is “normal” as I spent almost all my time in coding the initial game play and mechanics. I track the time working on this game using Harvest and Trello cards, this image is from 10th of June, which shows … Continue reading Weekly update 2D shooter #3 – Adding art!