Hello and welcome to the Weekly Update for Boss 101
The Gopher Recovery Pad – aka the end of round ambulance
So, you just fought a hard battle against the bosses and despite all your best efforts you don’t come out on top. Well, what happens then? Easy, your gopher buddies come to your assistance with a lift back to base. They do it in style too with the GRP – the patented Gopher Recovery Pad.
We needed to design a swift pad for bringing you back home with style and here’s what we did. First there was a look at the type of style the gophers would use. We created a sheet to outline the kinds of things the gophers would build. Here’s the first pass design.
Most all of the gopher tech is supposed to have a nice level of charm to it. Nothing too harsh or angular. Most of it is fun and open looking.
From there we made the art and animation. Below are some looks at the way it was animated for the game. The pad has lots of lights and whizzy stuff. For us it’s important to bring a level of entertainment to everything you will be seeing and experiencing in the game. Lights and animations are just one way we do it.
The idle for the GRP – check out all the cool action
Of course – it’s important to be able to activate the sirens in case people are in your way.
Here’s a closeup of your driver and the gopher nurses who will be along for the ride
So once that was all done we brought the GRP into the game and placed it at the end of the round. We set up the game to allow you activate the sirens.
In the image below are two bottom of the round UI bars. Top one is for victorious rounds and the bottom one is for the rounds you lose.
After all that is done we give it tests to see if everything is working as expected.
Once any system is put into the game we allow it to sit and gel for a little while. The idea behind this is any feature will need to settle. During that time we just watch and see how things work in actual gameplay. A lot of times features will get further modified and occasionally changed from the original. For us those are normally good changes since they are organically created and come about through testing. For the player it represents our efforts to make the world a real place and bring you the best we possibly can.
You win either way!
Screenshot of the Day
Boss 101 confronts the Robo Council with some of his problems. Do they even care? See for yourself.
Thanks again for stopping by and as always – remember to live your dreams!
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