Aloha everyone, the summer holiday is in full swing, another week is over and we’ve, again, pushed a little bit forward. As I mentioned the last time, we are getting sooo lazy in the hot weather! Let’s make this straight, I’ll tell you what we’ve managed to get done.
Ok, we talk about this every time, but no wonder we do, we are still working this feature. Let’s say it’s not a one day job because there are lot of mechanisms to be implemented from scratch.
So to make this a little bit more than a chit chat about everything taking so long, the current progress is that we have more than half of the madness events implemented. Unfortunately, there are a lot of complex events we have left. One of the biggest problems is that except the basic implementation, we are facing a complicated synchronization with server. Some of the events are more though to sync that the other ones. We also had to solve the situation where a new player connects to a server while lots of events of madness mode are already activated. Whether we should let the player connect (the harder variant) or to hide such servers while madness mode events are active (easier to implement but not so user friendly).
Madness Mode #2
Except the in-game progress itself, we have a provisional GUI for the Madness Mode. As for the graphic, a lot of things are WIP. Although the menu doesn’t look like a piece of Michelangelo’s art, it has a lot of functions. We would like to replace the text values with pictures (and leave the names in the background so the players know the events names), but it takes a lot of creativity and we have no time to lose.
Ok, so the last thing relates to the new glow system. We have fixed the glitch with a weird power-up glow that was shining thorough walls. But primarily we added the glow to more effects in the game. Those effects are still in its infancy but we are trying to get more beautiful into the game so it has some sex appeal. Perhaps the most visible changes are grenade launchers, glowing robots and boxes, explosions and box destroying effect.
Indeed, this is the end, again. We hope that you like the latest changes and if you have anything to say, leave your idea in the comments below so we have some feedback. And as always, enjoy the summer and good luck at the arena.
Jouki // posted by Dzetro