Critical Point: Incursion is a standalone game created with Epic Games' Unreal Development Kit. Incursion is a semi-realistic, arcade-like first-person shooter combining tactical gameplay with arcade-style speed.Utilising a wide variety of modern weaponry and set in fantastically rendered locations, the Mercenaries and Special Forces meet at a critical point! In a rush-based mode as seen in first-person shooters such as CoD4, Battlefield 3, Counter Strike and TO:AoT, teams are given level-specific objectives in round-based scenarios! CP:I is aimed at a large player base, offering a huge platform for competitive clan and league play, allowing individuals to shine and capture their glory regardless of how many hours they have played. It accentuates skill vs luck, aiming vs spraying, etc. We differ from the competition by having no unlockables, no RPG's, claymores, tanks, jets or other vehicles. Just PURE infantry combat action!!
Yes, I am afraid to tell you that we found some anomalies in the cash flow and after further probing and -depth testing of our systems, it has become clear that CP:I has been laundering players money inventory in-game!
It was not quite clear and apparent what was going on, just a “feeling” of the money never really increasing or being correct – but we could not see why. Even on a good check over everything was okay, our system was deducting money when buying weapons and compensating the player when selling them. So what was the problem?
It took a further week to realise that this was only happening in certain states (player changing teams for example!) and our cash flow system was robbing just a small amount on each transaction. Yes, can you believe it – CP:I was laundering small amounts!
Anyhow, we can all now laugh about it when looking back, but in fact this was a pain in the butt and we wanted to highlight the joys of programming a game in such a complex environment with a variety of states and replications going on in the background.
We are still working away and are now taking the opportunity to improve/ refactor and optimise the buyzone completely.
That’s for the continued support and likes
All the best
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