Lot of bug fixes in the build. I also slowed the pacing of the whole game down. The weapons before felt too fast, with everything being an instant hit...
M.A.V. is a 3rd person mech simulation game centered around a highly customizable vehicle.As we are still very early in development, we can not reveal all of the details yet, however, here are a few of the key features of the game. Seamless Multiplayer and Singleplayer: Multiplayer and Single player with be highly intergrated so that players can easily open up single player worlds to friends with out changing the game experience to much. Single player will have identical gameplay to multiplayer. Large Open Worlds: The game worlds will be of massive scale. This ensures you my play for months in the same world and still experience new things. Massive Customization: This game is about making it your own. Your M.A.V. will fully reflect your play style, your in game status, and your personal likes. Intense Tactical and Stategic Combat: Battles will be very intense, every shot will count, and strategy will always prevail.
Wow, it's been a long time since I have updated you on the state of the game. I am sorry for leaving you out of the loop.
So, what has changed between version 0.3.10 and the new version 0.5.0? A LOT! There have been 15! updates to the game since I last updated this page.
There is now a development plan! Go check it out to find out about the story of M.A.V., what caused the war and who is fighting. Also, the development plan has details on all the planned weapon types (Over 20!), other part types, and additional features.
The art style has officially changed as well. I am no longer pursuing a cell shaded look and instead will be shooting for a 'dirty realism' that is more fitting for the gameplay and story. Check out this new trailer to get an idea of what the game looks like now:
As for development, that has been a massive effort to optimize the game, which has made multiplayer incredibly smooth. Speaking of multiplayer, the options available to you when running a server have been greatly expanded and allow you to customize the game mode to your tastes. There are also weekly multiplayer games that are organized by some of the fans. You should join them!
Whew! That's a lot of updates!
[M.A.V. is currently in Alpha funding. You can participate in the Alpha builds by registering a username at Bombdogstudios.com and purchasing a membership for $10. The Alpha membership guarantees you access to all future updates, including the final release of the game, for free.]
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Yeah, single player arena is working again. Now to test the other modes to make sure I didn't re-break them.
May 22 2013, 5:56pm
I love tracing down a bug to a piece of code that starts with this comment "Making assumptions here, will need to re-factor".
May 20 2013, 1:23pm
Just played my first game of Multiplayer Arena Mode! It's still got some fatal bugs, but it's almost there.
May 20 2013, 10:45am
Blah, just made a very ugly work around for Unity's lack of RPC inheritence.
May 20 2013, 9:57am
Lots of re-factoring going on to make Arena mode work in multiplayer. Will be worth it!
May 18 2013, 3:18pm
Working on converting Arena Mode into a multiplayer mode. And Siege mode into a playable single player mode as well!
May 16 2013, 6:24pm
Snapshot 0.5.7_2 is now live!
May 13 2013, 6:32pm
I have to say, I am loving the new 'release when it it's done' method. Went from 1 release a week to now 2 releases, maybe more!
May 13 2013, 5:31pm