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Earth and the core worlds are suffering. Overpopulation and lack of resources are leading to unrest and desperation. That's where you come in. You've been recruited to colonize a planet more than 4 light years away. It's your job to save the human race from its own greed and consumption. The game is experienced from a top-down view allowing for the deliberate and creative crafting of every item, vehicle, and structure in use. Using a scriptable and dynamic artificial intelligence the AI Overlord will change up every aspect of the game. Nothing stays the same forever, making Worlds an addictively, dynamic experience with limitless replayability.

Post news Report RSS Violent Sol Worlds Progress Report 6/4/2016

The past two weeks we have been working on GUI back end improvements and the foundation for the future of the AI Overlord within Violent Sol Worlds. I am proud to say that the AI overlord is in along with a lot of other things. Check out the list.

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The past two weeks we have been working on GUI back end improvements and the foundation for the future of the AI Overlord within Violent Sol Worlds. I am proud to say that the AI overlord is in along with a lot of other things. Check out the list.

  • Invited and oriented new people who wanted to help out with the project.
    • Our team is growing. This allows for us to move faster and be a lot more stable as to what we produce and how long it takes us to do it.
  • Upgraded our GUI system using the Inventory screen as our prototype
    • The new GUI library is a lot easier to lay down screens. We used our simple inventory POC to showcase how simple it is. There is so much good there that I smile a bit. :)
  • Created a data interface so not everything had to be loaded for rendering to be interacted with by the game.
    • This opens up the possibilities for the AI Overlord to play with the world outside the area of the player.
  • Wrote more information about the world and the story of it.
  • Designed the AI Overlord
  • made it so you could open up the miner and see that it had inventory aka a chest screen

InventoryScreen

  • Created events that would make up stories for the AI Overlord
    • Created some simple animal spawning events to start testing
  • Started gathering stats on player to fuel AI directors decisions on what to trigger for the player
    • information is the key to having the AI overlord keep making the game interesting and fun for you the player.
  • Created story arcs for the AI Overlord to trigger using the events
    • One story spawns big bugs
    • The other spawns some lizards
  • Made the Events moddable
  • Did an official build of the game for UAT
  • Made a easier to use GUI library system
  • AI director triggers stories now for the player to "enjoy"
  • Bug fixes that were starting to be reported

Here is a cool image of our first successful event triggered by the AI Overlord. It spawned 5 fire lizards around the characters crate. It was an achievement.

AIOverlordFirstEvent

Here is a prior test of the AI Overlord. It got a little bit crazy if you cannot tell.

Too Many Events

We also added our first piece of equipment to the world, the Maker. You can interact with it and bring up the stub crafting screen now. It'll get better over the next few weeks.

MakerInCrate


UsingTheMaker

One last fun thing from the AI Overlord - A Huge Bug spawned in

HugeBug

It's a little big, but hey at least the AI Overlord triggered the event to create it. :)

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