Shipyard Mode is the sandbox designer for creating enemies and encounters in OreSome. It lets the player drop in pretty much any of the items in the game...
OreSome is a 2D strategy game about ore -- exploring space for it, fighting aliens for it, blowing up planets with it. Build a network of frames and bots to defeat your enemies -- or just throw a sun at them. In a dying, decrepit universe full of foes, build up your forces and mine your way to the top of the food chain to explore further and further out into the void. By the time you're ready, you'll be powering light speed jump drives with stars, building Death Star style super weapons with black holes and in charge of the largest scale mining operation ever known to man -- all working for one of humanity's least scrupulous corporations -- and there's a lot of competition.
News! It's been a while, forgood reason. Multi-player programming has been eating the development time ofthe game. Thus, we come to this post. The biggest technical hurdles have been overcome, but there is a metric tonne of work to be done to bring the experimental multi-player up the same level as the standard campaign. This brings up the question - should the focus be on this, or improving the campaign and adding new things? The most likely option seems to be back to the main stuff, with a gradual improvement on the multiplayer as a side thing, but sound off in the usual places on what you guys think.
In other news, I've been thinking about the best way to get people engaged in the design process and have decided upon a competition. A design challenge to build a capital ship for the game's enemies. You'll have seen the kind of thing that's possible in the trailers and screenshots, so go to town!
The contest will be open ended for now, but eventually a halt will be called and the winner will get something in reward - not just kudos either! Any submission that is good enough to be put in the game will be given a free key for OreSome to do with as you will. If there are a lot of good entries, something better might be possible for the top few entrants, but we'll see what the interest is.
Entrants can use either the free Shipyard Mode or the full game's shipyard to create their entries. Just upload them to a file sharing service and post the link on the forum
Added Suns and planet generation in multi-player - work in progress and quite buggy still (e.g. asteroids that break up spawn different things for different players)
Added Activated bots in multi-player become owned by discovering player
Improved Bot and frame hopper issues in multi-player
Improved Various minor issues and efficiency
Fixed Chat text position when zoomed
Added Loading from in game menu
Added Ore drops in multiplayer
Fixed Shipyard load fix
Fixed Sound settings requiring restart
Fixed Ore drop efficiency
Fixed IP Connect for multiplayer - should now function correctly online as long as port 14242 is forwarded correctly at server end
Fixed Crash related to blower bot firing in multiplayer
So, curious androids, go build, damn it! There's work to be done!
Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10
Brilliant game! It feels like a crossover of 'Asteroids 3D' and 'Miner Wars 2081' and 'The Incredible Machine'. For a 2d strategy game, it has great graphics. The quests and places to go seem endless. The gameplay feels very arcade like and makes the adventures in space so much fun. I have only been playing for a few hours and I'm hooked. For me the only down side is it crashing, which is logicall considering it's an alpha version. I will add that for most computers it seems to be a stable game…
Jan 11 2013, 12:03pm by svleur
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News post! T.co
Jun 8 2013, 8:06am
May 27 2013, 7:14pm
New high score: 14 of 1264 games on Desura right now! Won't last, but is nice to see.
May 4 2013, 8:47pm
Brought the demo (Shipyard Mode) up to date and deployed it to GamersGate.
May 4 2013, 7:15pm
New build off to Desura - Includes the new experimental multiplayer! Baby steps to begin with, but it'll be steadily added to over time.
Apr 26 2013, 9:50pm
Good news everyone! Multiplayer functions, even if it is currently a bug filled mess! Coming within a week... hopefully with fewer bugs...
Apr 23 2013, 7:33pm
OreSome, now available on GamersGate! - T.co
Apr 19 2013, 2:40pm
New trailer up at T.co
Apr 4 2013, 6:00pm
Some important changes coming up in v0.35 with saving and sector generation now asyncronous - also includes the new Refinery frame!
Mar 25 2013, 4:06pm
v0.33 Has a simple change to the camera that may reduce judder a lot for some of you.
Mar 12 2013, 8:15pm