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Wanderer

Post by Fenrir » Tue May 19, 2015 3:06 pm

Hi guys,

I think it's time to properly introduce my current project here:

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Wanderer is a 2D, lo-res Sci-fi cinematic platformer/adventure game that tells the tale of a man named Rook, a greying convict who wakes from cold sleep as prisoner on an orbital prison facility that’s crash landed on the ruins of an abandoned Earth. With the guidance of a hacker named Jin and the aid of a ragtag group of survivors, Rook must navigate the station and the wilds of Earth, struggling to survive against dangerous prisoners and the bizarre extradimensional beasts that haunt the dead planet.

Wanderer is a cinematic platformer at it’s core, a modernized take on classics like Another World, Flashback, and Heart of Darkness. But around this framework, we’re taking bits and pieces of mechanics and ideas that we love from other genres (such as oldschool JRPGs, Bioware-style Western RPGs, classic point’n’click adventures, and Telltale-style narrative experiences) and weaving them into a unique atmospheric story driven adventure-RPG.
I started to work on it 3 months ago, I joined an artist on this project. So far I mostly worked on the platforming part (including pathfinding for NPCs), as well as on the editor which is integrated to the game.

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And lately I worked on the "adventure" side: interacting with point of interests, looting objects, managing the inventory and triggering scripts (working in LUA is very handy for that! :) )

Don't hesitate to visit our current website for more info (http://wanderer-game.com/, we also have a devlog on TIGSource), and also don't hesitate if you have any question or comment! I'll try to update this topic with more specific content concerning LÖVE!

Our current plan is actually to do a Kickstarter campaign to fund the game (probably in September), as currently I'm still only working on it on my free time, so stay tuned for more info about it!

And finally I would like to really thanks this community, as besides LÖVE the game is heavily based on awesome libraries I found here (Tween, Bump, LoveFrame...).
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Re: Wanderer

Post by Jeeper » Tue May 19, 2015 3:09 pm

Looks very interesting, looking forward to seeing more about what the gameplay will be etc.

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Re: Wanderer

Post by Kingdaro » Tue May 19, 2015 3:11 pm

The art in this game is beautiful. I wish you luck on your project!

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Re: Wanderer

Post by s-ol » Tue May 19, 2015 3:31 pm

Wishing you the best of luck, outstanding artwork, I hope the project will live up to it :)

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Re: Wanderer

Post by kikito » Tue May 19, 2015 4:05 pm

I already said it in another post, but it looks super cool :)
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Re: Wanderer

Post by MadByte » Tue May 19, 2015 4:48 pm

As everyone says, beautiful artwork. Wish you the best of luck with the project! :)

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Re: Wanderer

Post by BossAdventure » Tue May 19, 2015 7:35 pm

The graphics are very advanced, great 8/10

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Re: Wanderer

Post by Fenrir » Wed May 20, 2015 7:18 am

Thanks for the kind words guys!

Something which may benefit the LÖVE community and we were asked a lot is actually console versions of the game (PS4 and XBOne), we'll see how it goes for the KS campaign but it is definitely something we consider for a stretch goal (well we already hope we'll reach our initial goal). But I would be pleased to work on porting LÖVE to consoles!

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Re: Wanderer

Post by kikito » Wed May 20, 2015 9:31 am

I'm curious - how exactly did you implement the "edge grab" condition on that plaforming gif?

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I can think of several options, but I'm curious about which one did you use, exactly :)
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Re: Wanderer

Post by Fenrir » Wed May 20, 2015 9:57 am

The solution I'm using is visible is this screenshot with debug outputs:

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I'm using a grab box enabled when the player can grab a ledge (the yellow box on the player), and the ledges are represented by small boxes on the corner of the colliders, when my grab box collide with a ledge the character grab it. On Bump side, I'm using a specific world for it, everything colliding with cross filter, and to be more precise I'm even using a specific world for right ledges and left ones, and I'm choosing the world to use depending on the player direction, to avoid colliding with a ledge "behind" the player.

It's working quite well so far, and I can easily turn a collider to be "grab-able" or not, I just add or remove the ledges boxes from the Bump world. Here is a more complex platforming screen with all colliders and ledges:

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