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BlockShip Wars

Postby ChAdams » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:56 pm

I've been working on this project since Christmas, it's a physics based multiplayer RTS where you design and build your ships. The engine is driven by chipmunk, v8, sfml, opengl, and raknet.

Latest gameplay video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihqy_1jlSo4&hd=1

First gameplay video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJVNP548O18

Some latest screenshots:

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A bunch of screenshots from various stages of development:

http://www.blockshipwars.com/scr/

This game will be playable on Windows, OSX, and Linux.

Feedback welcome - Thanks!
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Re: BlockShip Wars

Postby slembcke » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:34 pm

Oooh. Looks neat. How do the ship controls work? Will there be a playable soon?
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Re: BlockShip Wars

Postby ChAdams » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:02 pm

To move the ship you right click when the ship is selected and it moves to that point. It calculates the angle and thrust power for each thruster on the fly in order to send the ship to the correct place, and force is applied to each the center of each thruster appropriately

I hope to have a playable pre-alpha out in under a few weeks, still need to add a few gameplay items (asteroids, teleport bombs, shields), and build a match finding/nat punch server on my VPS before that though.

However if you want to try it out sooner, I can email you the latest build and we can have a game over the internet. The more testing I can do the better.
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Re: BlockShip Wars

Postby ChAdams » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:22 pm

I've got a pre-alpha along with the game manual, news, and other media up here: http://www.blockshipwars.com/

for anyone who wants to try it out
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Re: BlockShip Wars

Postby Zamaster » Tue May 21, 2013 3:15 pm

Yeah let me tell ya, BlockShip Wars? Worst. Game. Ever. I heard the music is gonna suck. :)
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Re: BlockShip Wars

Postby slembcke » Tue May 21, 2013 3:39 pm

Oooh. I forgot to try out the demo, and there is an OS X version. Perfect.

Also... Do you guys know each other or something? That's a strange amount of sarcasm to use as an inside joke. :p
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Re: BlockShip Wars

Postby ChAdams » Tue May 21, 2013 7:02 pm

Well if Zamaster says the music is going to suck and the game is bad, since the music will actually be awesome (as it will be made by Zamaster) I can only assume that he means the game is awesome as well ;)
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Re: BlockShip Wars

Postby ChAdams » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:38 am

There's been 3 more demos released since I last posted here, my apologies for not updating:

0.4.9.1

  1. Random maps for multiplayer
  2. Ship cloaking
  3. Bug fixes and performance enhancements to network code.
  4. Fullscreen/windowed & resolution changing
  5. Abilitiy to exit game back to menu and play another game
  6. Options menu accessible in and out of game
  7. Planetary Shield costs proportional to size of planet
  8. Capture time for planets depend on size and value of planet

0.4.9

  1. Single player/Practice mode: Homeworld Defense
  2. 3 and 4 player FFA & Teamplay
  3. Lobbies
  4. Save ship design and auto build design
  5. Lazer Turrets
  6. Planetary Shields
  7. EMP Coil attachments instead of EMP Bombs
  8. A new multiplayer map
  9. Player-wide block limit instead of per/ship block limit
  10. CPU, Memory & Network performance enhancements
  11. Better ship movement
  12. Improved menu/title screen
  13. Help Tooltips
  14. New (easier) ship building menu

0.4.6

  1. Better particle effects
  2. In-game chat

The latest version is up here: http://www.blockshipwars.com/demo.php

Some screenshots (From different points in development):

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Re: BlockShip Wars

Postby wojtek » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:01 am

I know is old thread but - its great!
I really like it! If you will be interested I could create a nice 3d graphic in blender for your game :)
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Re: BlockShip Wars

Postby ChAdams » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:01 pm

@wojtek, sorry I missed your reply, I'll let you know when I need some art help if you're still interested.

I just released the alpha version, after over a year of not releasing any updates. I've been putting a lot of work into, but somehow became afraid of releasing things and so didn't for quite some time.

The game is on itch.io now: http://chadams.itch.io/blockship-wars

Here's the Alpha trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKMWvcEL-2E

And some media/screenshots:

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More information and screenshots at: http://www.blockshipwars.com
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