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Arc is an arcade mashup that combines run and jump platformer action with reticule controlled shooting. The game features 4-player cooperative play on the same console/screen. Each player can freely toggle between 2 complementary modes of play, Reticule Mode and Marine Mode. Which mode you choose depends on the current threat. Enemies can appear in two different planes of the game, the near plane and the far plane. Each player mode specializes in attacking one of these 2 planes. Reticule Reticule mode can attack enemies in both planes. It has extremely powerful shots but a limited amount of ammo. Marine Marines can only attack enemies in the near plane. They have unlimited ammo and can also pick up ammo drops to replenish the reticule mode ammo for all players. Upgrades Players level up through the course of the game. There is also an in-game store where players can purchase/upgrade weapons and acquire utilities like a jetpack, automated drone turrets and more!

Post news RSS Arc Dev Diary 11/18/2013

Our Dev Diary for Monday the 18th, in it we take you through our daily routine in alpha development.

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Monday 11/18/2013

This week we have the following planned.

  • Bring PC build to parity with OUYA build.
  • Push PC build out and start Greenlight campaign.
  • Redo ready room
  • Complete Armory
  • Complete upgrade system
  • Complete platformer level

Jake

I woke up today at 6am, and decided to undergo the major task of redesigning the ready room. We have been talking for some time about how claustrophobic it feels. I have been putting this off mainly because once I bring a new model in, all the lightning, sensors etc… have to be redone.

I started in 3d max, did some quick redesign, and uv mapping, then some readjusting in gimp to tighten up the texture.

I then brought the model into shiva(our editor), and added the basic sensors. Finally the model gets updated to our scene, and the real hell has begun. Getting the lighting setup, and all the sensor triggers for weapon pick up, and utility pickup.


By the end of the day I’ve got almost everything setup, I still have lots of lighting work to do, but in the end Im happy the room feels a bit larger and less claustrophobic. We wanted a room where people could really get an idea of how the items work, and I think this will work alot better.

Still playing with burst map ideas on the floor, as you can see. Should have this room wrapped up tomorrow with plenty of time to get to my next project.

Zach

Today I worked on the settings menu in preparation of completing the initial PC build. On the OUYA, the settings menu will mostly just control audio and music volumes for now but will later be used as a base for key binding. On the PC, the settings menu will allow adjusting various graphical post-processing effects..

This is one of those things that sounds so trivial, but, well it turns out it isn’t so trivial if you want a system where you can easily drop in a half-dozen new options in the future.

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