Basic Prototype Completed! What's next?


Greeting trainers!

I'm glad to announced that I have completed the first prototype! Huzzah! I've embedded the prototype below and as you will soon find out, there isn't much to do at all beside placing your cosmoids into different spots and moving them around.

You can do that by click on the orange spots and selecting pressing one of the 6 buttons. Once the Cosmoids are weak with the red bar you can click on them to "Capture" them. Also if you hover your mouse towards the bottom of the prototype you can full screen the game to get a better view of the characters.



So we have the most basic idea of our game here, it may not look like much but a lot of thought went into everything you see there. It's pretty mind blogging to see the big AAA games out there when you think about every little decisions they have to make. Everything you see in a game or a movie was something somebody thought about and wanted to be there. Nothing is be chance.

An example of this is when I was doing the new tower positioning system. Normally you place a cosmoids in a spot, the avatar walks there and places it. If you select the same cosmoid for another spot then that cosmoid will walk to that spot. Seems pretty simple right?

Well then you run into odd scenarios, what if we are trying to place a Cosmoid in a spot where another Cosmoid is already there, what if we assign two cosmoids to the same empty spot? All these combinations must be thought about and handled in the programming. As you play the prototype, try these different scenarios and see what kind of solutions I came up with.

This is something you can also do in any game you play, as you play try different things and keep in mind that a designer had to think about and make decisions as to what should happen in that scenario.

So now that the prototype is done, we clearly see that there are many thing that are still missing. So we will now start the Prototype version 2, for version 2 I will be focusing more on the User Interface, the menus for capturing Cosmoids, for leveling up, for seeing when the next wave of enemies will come. Over the years I have always proclaimed that I hated working on the UI but it is so vital for games because it shows the correct information to the player. It is a fine balance between showing the right information and not having too much on the screen.

You will also notice that I have started to add design task as well as art task to the list. When you develop you need to assign time into design. I imagine in bigger companies you would have a person assigned for design and a different one for programming, in our case I'm handling both. Next week I will talk about the changes I have for level up and experience and how they will be different from the PTD series.

Prototype v2 Task:

  • Design - How will leveling up and experience work? (100% Completed)
  • Programming - Scrolling the map (30% See next blog post)
  • Design - Incoming Wave Alert System (See next blog post)
  • Design - How much enemy unit information will you have in level? Before the level? (See next blog post)
  • Art - Incoming Wave Alert Icon Placeholder Graphic (See next blog post)
  • Art - Unit UI Graphics Used for buttons or menus (See next blog post)
  • Programming - Incoming Wave Alert Location Tracking (See next blog post)
  • Programming - Incoming Wave Alert UI Popup and Confirmation (See next blog post)
  • Design - How to view friendly unit information? leveling up? targeting options? (See next blog post)
As I work on these task I will update the blog, as always play the prototype, play with the positioning system and tell me what you like about it, and what you don't like about it, also how would you improve it!

Thanks for reading and see you next week!

Comments

  1. Looks great man, good job!
    But could you please, if not work on it, at least reveal how the PTD 3 story goes and ends? It would suck to not know anything about it anymore.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had some thoughts on the story, I may post them in a future blog.

      Delete
  2. Won't there be any disvantage to just putting them on the closest spot to the "trainer" and sending to the others? (spot 1 is the closest: put cosmoid A on 1, send A to spot 2, cosmoid B on 1, send B to 3 etc). (Either way shouldn't be a huge priority)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It seems like that would be a good strategy, I guess it depends how fast the cosmoids are.

      Delete
  3. It looks like a solid game for now, I recommend doing the story first like a part of the story a week or like ptd 2 a free roam but if you need some programming let me know.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks, want to get the basics, level up, new attacks, ui stuff first then will get into some story

      Delete
  4. I'm so glad! We're able to play another amazing game! I've enjoyed playing your amazing games since the beginning of PTD 1, and I can't wait for Cosmoids. Thank you for the hard work!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. just an annoying question that won't change how I play but will snd coins transfer over as well as accounts?

    ReplyDelete
  6. i think for the character that place the cosmoid u should let the player make the character like how do they look and stuff

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Probably for this game there won't be many options but I am changing the look of the character that you see now.

      Delete
  7. Really Good Useful & informative blog. Really like to read this blog. great article.The blog was really nice, I really found out about a lot of Awesome content. you can check these blog to get different types of knowledge
    anybloginfo
    anybloginfo
    anyblognews
    universitycolleague
    Interviewgyan
    socialmediaupdates
    makemoneyasfreelance
    bestsitesof

    ReplyDelete
  8. The Exclusive Females Lahore Escorts Services are the Best Entertainment Service We have Stunning Models who will make fun in your life we have very aggressive manner Escorts in Lahore for your Service at affordable rate and They are extremely attractive over your expectation they are talented and perfect for entertain Call us Now.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very very nice article. Thanks for sharing. Please keep sharing...

    GAMES
    GAMES
    GAMES

    THANKS FOR VISITING OUR LINK

    ReplyDelete
  10. Numpang Promo ya Bos
    Welcome
    POKERVITA
    Hanya dengan modal 10ribu sudah bisa mendapatkan puluhan juta rupiah...

    DAFTAR POKER
    POKER TERPERCAYA
    POKER TERBAIK
    POKER TERNYAMAN
    POKER TERBAIK
    TRAILER FILM

    Contact Us Person :
    ? LIVECHAT POKERV1TA
    ? WA: 082312256064
    ? BBM : D88B0154
    ? Wechat: pokervitaofficial
    ? Line: PokerVita

    ReplyDelete
  11. 29-31 Oktober 2018 agen S1288POKER memberikan Freechip 25k untuk semua member jadi ayo bergabung !!!HOKI KAMU ADA DISINI BURUAN !!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very good written information. It will be valuable to anybody who employess it, as well as yours truly :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Are you tired of seeking loans and Mortgages,have you been turned down constantly By your banks and other financial institutions,We offer any form of loan to individuals and corporate bodies at low interest rate.If you are interested in taking a loan,feel free to contact us today,we promise to offer you the best services ever.Just give us a try,because a trial will convince you.What are your Financial needs?Do you need a business loan?Do you need a personal loan?Do you want to buy a car?Do you want to refinance?Do you need a mortgage loan?Do you need a huge capital to start off your business proposal or expansion? Have you lost hope and you think there is no way out, and your financial burdens still persists? Contact us (gaincreditloan1@gmail.com)

    Your Name:...............
    Your Country:...............
    Your Occupation:...............
    Loan Amount Needed:...............
    Loan Duration...............
    Monthly Income:...............
    Your Telephone Number:.....................
    Business Plan/Use Of Your Loan:...............
    Contact Us At : gaincreditloan1@gmail.com
    Phone number :+44-7774-038335 (WhatsApp Only)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment