Hi! I'm CosmoHalberd, though Halberd's fine. I'm a hobbyist dev working on a video game in my spare time, and I felt like doing all my friends a service and putting my rambling about it in one place instead of in all their DMs/PMs/text messages/mailboxes/closets.
The game I'm working on has a big ol' title (see below), but it's about a supply caravan after the climate change apocalypse, fighting giant bugs and dinosaurs with an equally giant robot.
It's silly and hacky (hi, welcome to Game Maker), but I've got a solution in place that grabs the five nearest symbol encounters and pulls them into the battle.
Well. It would if the battle system existed. Right now I have them just immediately behave as if the player had run away from the battle - they're briefly stunned before pursuing again.
Some behind the scenes: I actually wrangled almost every raptor on this map to this one location then broke line-of-sight to set up for this gif. It was kind of easy to do, surprisingly.
I'm thinking I'm either going to have to set up some kind of enemy spawn controller, or implement hard barriers for where enemies can go.
It's been a while because I fell down a *checks Steam*... 84 hour-long Warframe hole, apparently, so I feel like I need to share something.
I've redesigned the previously-a-placeholder raptor-y enemy sprite. I'm thinking the game's final enemy art is going to have this same kind of energy.
Hidden because it's looking directly at the screen - I've settled on a first-person DraQue/Earthbound/Lufia/a-billion-different-JRPGs-style battle presentation.
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I'm making a game about a supply caravan and the giant robot who loves them!
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