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The prototype that ended up becoming my main project because it was instantly more fun.

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Racing some bots. Hoverbike Joust started as a prototype when I needed a break from my first game, B-12. You see, B-12's original purpose was to be a short (few months) project to learn Unity and was essentially my very first game. All of my code had become a huge mess, and as I tried to add new features, I'd encounter complications caused by my older code from when I was just learning. I'd been working on B-12 for nearly two years. I needed a break.

180 Take-Down Suddenly, I found that my side-project, inspired by games like Jet Moto and Waverace 64 (along with the terrible-yet-awesome swoop level from Shadows of The Empire) was almost instantly more fun to me than B-12. Not only that, but the code and systems are much cleaner now that I'm better at scripting in Unity, and progress is much faster.


Flippin idiot! Since I feel confident that development time for Hoverbike Joust won't be too long, I've decided to focus on this as my primary project until it is completed. I hope to release a public pre-alpha demo in the coming weeks which will include one track and one arena with support for both single-player and local (split-screen) multi-player.


I'll end this with a slogan idea sparked by an anonymous comment from yesterday:

In Hoverbike Joust, your bike is the lance.

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drjd24
drjd24

HOLY F*CKING SH*T! I want this game now! Why do you not make more games like this? And is there going to be a demo? or an alpha/beta? :-)

-Jordan

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BrantiskyInteractive Author
BrantiskyInteractive

Once I finish this one, I definitely plan to make more! ;] A pre-alpha demo will hopefully be ready to upload here within the next few weeks.

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RaptorJesusGames
RaptorJesusGames

Ohhh I like this one.

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BrantiskyInteractive Author
BrantiskyInteractive

=D Raptor Jesus is one of my favorite Jesuseses!

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ZeroInFo56
ZeroInFo56

Added to watch list. Very keen to try this out once it's available!

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BrantiskyInteractive Author
BrantiskyInteractive

I am keen on your keenness! Hopefully it won't be long.

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the-middleman
the-middleman

This looks hilarious. Tracking

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BrantiskyInteractive Author
BrantiskyInteractive

Thanks! It's bananas!

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