Dungeon anonZ : concept presentation

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Hi, dear followers.

I come here, talking about my videogame/social network project. It’s like an anonymous message-board / image-board like 2chan or 4chan but happening in a 2D/3D map. The player don’t need registration to play or explore the map. By looting the correct tools they can post and craft the map, discovering different channels. Once the name/ID of the channel known, you can instantly travel to it.

Technically, Dungeon anonZ (it’s the name of the prototype) consist of a 2D video game client AND a PHP JSON data-base.

The client side is made of HTML and WebGL.

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PRO

  • The 2D environnement is a more entertaining form, also allowing the user to modelate the environment. It’s also value
  • Easy installation of the server, with no need of a SQL
  • Mix of game technology with an HTML layer, allowing the players to browse easily the web links, and to show specific HTML media (video, mp3, gif).

CON

  • data can easily be corrupted (but like most of system), that’s why my long term goal is create a client software that will do game,game server selector, an internet browser AND  that will allow players to regularly save the data of the server

 

I got an early prototype, working the browser, made with with UNITY. The source code will be soon available. You can drag on an PHP server and it should* work from it self. I think I will left Unity for a  simpler false 3D HTML Canvas coded in Javascript. The Unity 3D result looks cool, but the FPS ergonomy cause some incoherence with the HTML UI layer and the interaction between Unity and the HTML layer, present only after a 5 minutes compilation force me to code 2 times the same mechanism to test it in the editor, and transforming the code in a mess. This workflow is also not compatible with a quick iteration logic required for an online video game.

The prototype is playable here: http://snuffchan.com/dungeon_noodle2/DungeonClient/

The next prototype will be pretty close to some subjective old-school dungeon crawlers, like Dungeon Master.

*Not being a specialist in PHP and server side, I know than shit could happen.

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Ultra Shooter Yuka #5 : Gear VR and Stuff

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Got a new job and I jumped on the occasion to get the Gear VR headset, and my god, this stuff is just so cool. I think I will stop the dev on Google Cardboard, it’s good start for the VR, but’s it’s definitively cheap with very limited field of view. Another advantage to dev for the Gear VR is the code and ergonomics being quite similar for a desktop version. I will try to publish a version on SideLoadVR, the alternative Gear VR market.

My late experiments (on Google Cardboard) were about making a rogue like, infinite, random generating map. Here is the app link: http://snuffchan.com/novr/UltraShooterYuka1.apk

!! It’s an experimental test version, with many bugs, including important framerate drop after a long game and error during the generation of the first room!!

Here is the game link for the prod, Google Cardboard, non-roguelike version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snuffchan.tfwnovr 

I’ve shown it at the Café VR #3, in Paris, thanks to Frédéric Gourdet the organizer of the event.

I will probably go in my final version for a Battle Royale / Running man / rogue like game, something very similar to the Smash TV arcade game.

Next steps:

  • Game design works
  • Universe works
  • Graphical research

To close this post, here is some cool stuff I get from Twitter:

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Shooter auf Des : Dev Log 5 (not so dead finally)

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Hi! Good news, my Google Cardboard /Virtual reality project is not so dead, I am still working on it and I’ve published a new version with real 3D decors, and using having a gamepad tweaking feature to enable the player rotation with the gamepad. Just press fire near the computer in the first level. App is here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snuffchan.tfwnovr

Note: the game name is now Ultra Shooter Yuka.

I am not very active these days, especially because I am actively seeking a job. Anyway I keep moving forward in my game, making artworks and also playing others oldschool shooters, like In the Hunt, Elevator Action, PSone Doom or Gun Combat 2.

I am trying to the explore the Gear VR API, the Google cardboard being a bite too limited for a action/exploration game.

I think my next move will be to reinsert the rogue-like gameplay with a random map generation.

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Shooter auf Des : Stopping Dev (Log 4)

Hi! I am making this post to notify the stop of development of my VR shooting game, in his 3D VR form at least. Here are the numerous raison:
  1. Making character sprites  took  the triple of time, which is very frustrating when you make for the third time the same animation instead of making a new cool and well done animation.
  2. The google cardboard SDK isn’t very powerful, especially on non-Samsung phone, making it hard to reach a graphical quality (dynamic lighting, particules effect) goal without an important framerate loss.
  3. Using Sprite renders on characters in a 3D space isn’t as easy it’s looks on Unity 5, coming with some Z-fighting and shaders issues.
  4. Android Playstore and Samsung Oculus Store are too restricted to allowing me a true artistic freedom.
  5. I should really focus on a more on a smaller narrative project.
So I don’t know I will restart my 2D project (with the 2 players support) or start a brand new project 3D VR project, like a small kidnapping simulation.
The idea of stopping my dev came from this animation, from Mercenary King, when I was making for the third time a walking animation for my DEV GRU Skeleton, and understanding I will never have the time to make a proper idle animation for my characters

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Shooter auf Des : My Google Cardboard FPS (Log 3)

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A new version of my Google Cardboard FPS is now live, with a bunch of cool features:

  • Jumping
  • Enemies animations and corpses
  • Multi-floors levels
  • Lava!

The game is available on the Android Playstore here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snuffchan.tfwnovr

Next steps:

  • Thinking about a deeper gameplay
  • Real 3D assets made on Blender
  • Frame rate improvement ??
  • More secrets
  • Get back the procedural map generation?
  • Gagged girls?

 

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My Google Cardboard FPS is out now! (Log III)

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TFW No VR 3D is now live on the Android Playstore. It’s just an early version, but the fun is here. you can download it here and don’t forget to put me a 5 stars reviews. It’s neat Google Cardboard FPS mixed with some Rogue-like elements. here is the Android Playstore page: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snuffchan.tfwnovr

To play to the game you need a gamepad and a Google Cardboard. I own these two, working perfectly with my One Plus One phone/div>

 

Improvement
-mini map
-death screen
-different levels and incrementation of the enemies

 

Next steps
-real animations for the enemies (shooting and death)
-secrets rooms
-bonus (speed, attack, health)
-new weapon ???

 

Maybe I should think about making a Patreon page. I definitively need money to dev on a next gen VR headset.

 

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TFW NO VR, Log II : Gamepad Support! [UPDATE]

[UPDATED] –> the new test .APK is now faster and proper to a maximum, fun, VR experience!
>TFW NO VR is a GoogleCarboard game , mixing FPS and Rogue like.

 

Made a new version only supporting the gamepad. One button is used to fire, the other to change the weapon. There’s a bug and the button of weapon change should stay pushed till the weapon change. Remember than this game is an alpha and the graphical assets aren’t definitive.

 

Improvements:
-gamepad support
-creation of basic rooms
-explosion for the grenade enemies
-weapon changement
-take care of the range of each weapon
-items for health and weapon
-sounds for the weapon

 

Known bugs:
-restart of the game after the death isn’t proper
-issue with grenade collision
-issue with the button to change the weapon

 

Next steps:
ENEMIES AI !!!!
-minimap
-start graphic research
-interface notification when you’re hurt or you hurt an enemy

 

If you got comments or cool ideas comment this post or mail me,monsieur.krunch@gmail.com!

 

Demo APK + Some screen captures

>The .apk for Android phone can be downloaded here<

 

New screen capture of my Google Cardboard game! You can now change weapons!

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TFW NO VR, my google cardboard game!

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Hi! Long time since I didn’t post a thing on the Snuffchan blog! I received my Google Cardboard headset, started to experiment it, and eventualy come with my very own google cardboard game, a hybrid between Rogue and Doom.

I am still working the gameplay, having tons neat ideas, like adding a shield appearing when you tilt the head, my biggest challenge being to produce a gameplay which use only head motion tracking. And actually, in my demo, it’s works!
This project is WIP, and I started a todo list of what I want in the prod version. The code name of this project is >TFW NO VR 3D.

THE GRAPHISM and CHARATERS ARE JUST HERE TO TEST THE GAMEPLAY. I’ve just some hint of ideas for the universe, and there will be probably very few story. I want the univers share the same goryness than Doom with also some Rogue RPG element, like fortress, inns, secret places on the map, the whole stuff with guns and cybernetic elements.

My next steps

  • a mini map (the actual map is generated randomly so it’s a critical element of gameplay)
  • a shield triggered when you tilt the head
  • creating rooms
  • creating a GameOver screen and a Winning screen.
  • weapons change
  • med-packs

If you got comments or cool ideas comment this post or mail me, monsieur.krunch@gmail.com!

Demo APK + Some screen captures

>The .apk for Android phone can be downloaded here<

The way it’s work: point the red cube to walk, point the grenades or the girls to shoot them. Don’t forget it’s a pre-alpha version for curious people, with major bug!

 

 

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Paul Robertson, le Mother Fucker du Pixel Art

 

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Ma nouvelle Dark_Net étant maintenant terminé, j’ai commencé à me documenter pour mon prochain projet, un jeu video mixant deux univers que j’adore: le pixel art, et une sous catégorie le cinéma d’exploitation japonais des années 70 appellée Pinky Violence.

Je parlerais du phénomène Pinky Violence dans un prochain article. Tout de suite j’ai envie de parler d’un de mes pixel artists préférés, Paul Robertson.

Paul Robertson est un animateur et pixel-artist australien. Il a travaillé sur plusieurs jeux vidéos (dernièrement Scott Pilgrim VS The World et Mercenary Kings), mais ses travaux les plus marquant restent pour moi ses deux court métrages, particulièrement pour leurs côté excessif et gore.

–> Part 2 de la vidéo ici

Le premier se nomme Pirate Baby Cabana’s Battle Street Fight et fait horriblement penser au jeux d’arcade des années 90: attaques spéciales faisant référence à des icones de la culture pop (Predator, le Big Lebowsky), les background riches et animés, des monstres aussi hideux et improbables les uns que les autres, le tout dans un esprit mélangeant gore et kawaï. Cette vidéo est un orgasme pour tout fan de jeux 16 bits. Il semblerait qu’une démo de ce court métrage existe au format vidéo ludique, mais je n’ai jamais eu l’occasion de la tester. Vous pouvez la télécherger ici:
http://www.2dif.com/PaulRobertson/

 

King of Power 4 BIllion % est dans le même style, mais en couleur, regroupant plus de personnages, et se terminant sur une note très guro hentaï (la jeune fille qui lance une attaque avec ses entrailles).

  • Pour une analyse en profondeur, j’ai décidé de lister les points fort de ces deux court métrages, dans l’espoir de vampiriser un jour leur coolitude dans mes futurs projets :
  • La reprise parfaite des codes vidéo ludique (scrolling vertical, coup spéciaux, changement de niveaux)
  • La diversité dans les phase de jeu
  • Les animations excessives
  • Le côté gore et politiquement incorrecte : femmes enceintes, bébé zombie, mort de tous les protagonistes.
  • Les références pop culturelles à foison

Si vous avez kiffé cet article, je vous conseille le tumblr et le twitter de Paul Robertson:
http://probertson.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/probzz
J’ai également ajouté une interview qu’il a donné à Gamasutra, prodiguant ses conseils d’animateur:
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/.

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the Dark_Net eBook : a Cyber thriller featuring Snuff Girls and Violence

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Hi people!

On March 30th, Snuffchan will celebrate his one year! And I got a very special gift for you: my Dark_Net novel, featuring, hacking, gore, snuff girls and bondage.

English isn’t my native language, so the choice of writing a seven chapter novel in english was a huge challenge for me. Even if the result not 100% grammatically perfect, the storyline is smart, dark, and the two 19 years protagonists are completely twisted. I even introduced the Party Van, a CIA secret section that would be recurrent in my future projects.

I will make an announcement soon, to talk about my next project. Spoiler: it will be a pixel art video game featuring Pinky Violence and japanese school girl uniforms.

You can Dark_Net buy it on the Amazon store, sponsoring the Snuffchan website and my next project:

>>DOWNLOAD THE EBOOK HERE!<<

 

Or downloading it for free here:
–> ePub format
–> PDF format

I want to thank all the Snuffchan readers and the /guro sub-reddit for their critics their support.

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