This last week I couldn’t invest much time in Panda Hell (~7h total) however I could move forward a bit in the A* pathfinding implementation , so enemies act smarter. At the moment the script analyzes the terrain that has been generated and sets a layer mask on top which differentiates the terrain in either walkable or non-walkable. You can see here the layer mask … Continue reading Panda Hell update #10: The wonders and miseries of not having enough time
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
Adding new features and mechanics: This week was a little tricky to dedicate time to the game as I was flying back from Spain to Bangkok, working, and to top it up there was an air traffic strike which didn’t make things easier. After around 48 hours I landed in Bangkok and looked around for coffee shops where to get some work done, as being … Continue reading Panda Hell update #5: Moving to Bangkok, destructible terrain, and new weapons.
Last week was all about fixing core bugs, polish roughness, add art and start to plan a soft launch ( maybe using itch.io refinery, which I recently discovered),which more or less accomplished, but as I have limited time to work on this I couldn’t advance as much as I wanted. However I spent 70% of the time trying to re-build the player’s movement logic and … Continue reading Weekly update #4 – Say hi to “Panda Hell”, fixing bugs, and the burnout itch
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!