Thought it was about time for an update on how we’ve all been doing. Quite a lot has happened since our last update and we’ve just been busy with the game. We now have a new Waccom tablet so asset production is going by at a much faster rate. Sam has designed a ton of bosses and I have been working on ideas to fill out the levels. Unfortunately Claudio has had to move on from the game for financial reasons, so we are a man down, although he is still keen to hear news on the game and his support is still with us. Ian has been working on network code mostly, its still under the hood stuff yet so we probably have a long way to go before online multi player. Finally we have been Greenlit! I am really happy about this just for the little things like the thought of seeing someone on Steam pop up playing your game excites me. We still have a long way to go, but we are shaping the game more and more. So this post is to just inform everyone that we have a lot of cool stuff in store for Kraden’s Crypt including ideas for lots of Bosses and mini bosses!
Hello everyone, Pete here.
Our team has been really busy preparing for our first public build of Kraden’s Crypt. One of the things our coders have been working on is the AI system.
We haven’t really had a chance to show how effective and simple it is to apply the AI, but thanks to the in-built “behavioral state machine”, and recent added functions by our coders, the results have really made a big impact of the feel of the game.
One example we have is how our “Eye-bat” enemy behaves. Before these additions, they would simply fly straight towards a player and were quite predictable. Now they are behaving much more cautiously.
As you can see from the video the Eye-Bat is able to avoid oncoming melee attacks from the hammer.
Another significant change is from the Tikiman, who would previously spam spears like machine gun bullets, making him almost impossible to deal with using certain weapons. Now the Tikiman is much more cautious and behaves much more like he values his life.
Get too close and he will flee from a battle, giving players a chance to strike. With ranged players he poses a much greater threat though as he will chase any players who stray too far from his range.
There are also significant changes to the gauntlet attacks. Previously a gauntlet would continuously charge at you without a chance to easily counter it.
As you can see the gauntlet behaves in a much more clumbsy manner by picking a moment to “charge” rather than constantly following, allowing a player to counter its attacks more easily. You can also see the new animation behavioral state which helps indicate when he is charging or when he is not.
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Hello everybody, thought it was about time to show some of the stuff KC is all about! Multiplayer! Here is a video of the game in action with two players and lots of ramblings from Sam and me. There’s even a state revolutionary 3d sound effects scene!
for anyone interested in going.. we need brave adventurers willing to challange Kraden’s pre-alpha minions! , the dates are 5-6 July, so get your holidays booked in! Tickets purchase and prices here
See you there, crypt dwellers…