Drovoid is a game about designing spaceships by assembling modules, programming them, and sending your ships to colonize space through mining and space battles. Spaceships can be manually controlled, or fully automated, or both. Drovoid can be played in solo or in multiplayer thanks to the included server. Automated battle ships can be uploaded to the Arena to compete!
This update is introducing a fun feature: full RGB LEDs for ships. Each LED module is a single LED which can display an RGB color with varying intensity. This can be useful for your ship to report its status.
However, to demonstrate the feature, I could not help but coding a little Mandlebrot fractal! Fractals are at the very heart of producedural generation (see for instance "Computer Rendering of Stochastic Models" by Fournier et al. 1982 (!) and many, many other research works).
Here is the final result:
As you can see, multiple ships combine their displays to produce a larger image of the Mandlebrot fractal.
Here is the code running on each Program module:
Quite simple isn't it? This is inspired from the code at the top of Ken Perlin's web page.
I hope we'll see many interesting and cool use of the LED feature! (Right now this feature is only available to registered players through the automated update).
The Arena lets you upload your ships and duel against others. You can now design and upload ships directly from The Arena. Want to challenge your ship...
This major update revisits several aspects of the game, and introduces two major features: new AIs to easily create autonomous ships (Fighter, Miner...
Creating a ship in Drovoid involves a bit more than just throwing a bunch of components together. One has to consider power lines, data buses, and how...
This new update introduces triangular modules for much more interesting ship designs! Try it now!
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Design ships and duel against ships uploaded by other players! This free demo lets you design ships using modules below level 3.
This free demo lets you create ships at level 1 and create programs up to 256 characters long. It is a sandbox demo: right from the start you will have...
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