The Hit is a multiplayer stealth-shooter, set in an open-world city with tens of thousands of NPCs. Track down your target and kill them as quickly and cleanly as possible, before the other players can manage it. Try to stay incognito, or photograph other players and take out hits on them.

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The Hit is on Kickstarter!

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It's Kickstarter time!

I was planning to hold off so I could release the Alpha as soon as the campaign finished, but the best laid plans, etc. Basically, my savings have run dry, and I can either give Kickstarter a go, or postpone development and get a job in the real world for a few months. I figured this was the better option.

Please back if you can and help get the word out, and I hope to see you in the City later this year.

Thanks. The Hit on Kickstarter

Dynamic Narrative in The Hit

Dynamic Narrative in The Hit

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An early overview of the player-driven dynamic narrative system I'm working on for The Hit. If successful, it will allow for authored events in structured...

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Guest
Guest

wow, this game looks really good, lag is the main problem. how much of an emphasis will you put on game lag?

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aDFP Creator
aDFP

Thanks. I'll talk about multiplayer more when I'm ready to implement it, but here's a v. brief overview.

The game will only be syncing a minimal set of data across a network. Crowd behaviours will be calculated locally, and only synced when absolutely necessary, and even then will mostly correct to one of a set number of states, so shouldn't have a noticeable impact. So yeah, it should be fast.

Also, if you'll excuse the digression, I'm designing the main game to run at a more realistic pace than games like CoD or DOOM. FPS games favour fast action over situational complexity for good reason: It's relatively easy, and much less of a commercial risk.

Long-term, what I'm trying to do with The Hit is make something that plays less like a target-shooter like CoD, and more like an episode of 24, or one of the Bourne movies, where you're juggling the demands of an ever-changing free-form narrative and weighing multiple objectives, while also making moment-to-moment decisions about whether to employ stealth or force in any given situation. What I don't want to do make a game that forces you into corridor or arena battles, then tells you you've failed when you try to use your initiative. I do want to make you feel like a bad-*** assassin, but I'm not going to hold your hand.

I'll be making some gameplay movies closer to release to demonstrate what I'm talking about, because I don't think there is a comparable gameplay experience out there. Not yet, anyway.

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rekter1
rekter1

Estimated release date please?
i wanna play this game and upload it on my channel A.S.A.P

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snipay
snipay

is it still active?

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aDFP Creator
aDFP

I'm working on the game full-time right now. I've been rewriting the game from the ground up so I can implement damage and interaction systems on everything in the game-world, and get some of the dynamic narrative stuff working early.

Right now I'm working mainly on creating assets and procedural generation systems, so I'll be posting updates more often. Definitely need a new video soon.

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Vertelame
Vertelame

damage and interaction systems?
Like, blowing **** out?

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aDFP Creator
aDFP

So far, I've got brick and voxel damage systems. Brick damage is obviously for blowing big holes in the side of buildings. Voxel damage is more general, so it'll be used for many things, including real-time flesh damage, which is already implemented (http://www.indiedb.com/games/the-hit/images/flesh-damage-test#imagebox)

I'm also working on voxel volume destruction, which will basically be everything else. Trees, furniture, etc. Also, I don't have a set timeframe on this, but you will be able to destroy terrain and roads.

Hope that's enough destruction for you!

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StupidBee
StupidBee

WowWWWW I WANT THIS GAME NOW!!!! :D

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princeofamerica
princeofamerica

I LOVE THIS GAME>>>>ME WANTY ME LIKEY

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princeofamerica
princeofamerica

FIRST THINGS FIRST! MAKE A DOWNLOAD OF THE GAME. MAYBE A DEMO. BECAUSE MAYBE UF PEOPLE TRY IT OUT THEY CAN MAKE IT POPULAR! SERIOUSLY! THIS IS ANNNNN EPPPPPICCCCC GAME. U WOULD GET MONEY EASILY IF U MADE A DEMO FREE VERSIon.

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Those long, tall buildings were originally smaller, separate buildings, but there's no wall separators in yet. Still, skyscrapers are go!

Feb 26 2017 by dan_stubbs

As a stress-test, I threw the output from the city generator back into the texture-to-city system. Was not expectin… T.co

Feb 26 2017 by dan_stubbs

Figured out what the error in the lot generator was, and buildings are working fine now. Honestly not sure if I can… T.co

Feb 26 2017 by dan_stubbs

Oh and streetlights. They're coming back too.

Feb 25 2017 by dan_stubbs

Oh, the other bonus with the texture-to-city thing is I can start adding details like crazy now. Benches, trees, hedges & walls coming soon.

Feb 25 2017 by dan_stubbs

There's actually three other low-res maps which help create that city: height, wealth and density maps. I'll make those editable next.

Feb 25 2017 by dan_stubbs

Interiors are switched off there, for speed. Roads and navigation info is also being calculated, so I have a fast way to edit the city now.

Feb 25 2017 by dan_stubbs

The city (left) is being generated from a texture (right). A few errors, but it's mostly working. #gamedevT.co

Feb 25 2017 by dan_stubbs

If you manage to make anything cool, there's beta keys available for the most impressive or interesting screenshots.

May 14 2014 by thehitgame

The Hit's crafting tool is now in open beta. Download it and start building your city today. Indiedb.com

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