Minecraft Type Engine - Please help and test

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  1. filharvey

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    I was wondering if people could do a small test for me. After seeing a lot on Minecraft and one of my favouriate looking games being 3D Dot Heroes on the PS3, I decided to try for a small test.

    Test file

    Screen Shot

    Basically at the moment, the demo will load in a small Minecraft map.

    The controls are:

    Cursor: Move
    L: Lighting
    C: Camera Angle (changes to first person / isometric)
    F: Fly
    Q/A: Up / down in fly mode
    1-6: Clip Distance

    Known issues at the moment:

    It is slow to load the map in. Also sometimes (actually more often than should) it will not load in a map segment properly.

    There are also some issuses on rendering which I'm looking into. Being when moving around fast there are hiccups when a large number of vertex buffers are allocated. This is partly due to the occlusion culling which is happening.

    The main thing I interested in, is a) does it run, and b) what is the frame rate like? Shown in the top corner, is limited to the refresh rate of the monitor.

    At the moment, I'm thinking on doing a small Gauntlet MMO type game. Think Realm of the Mad God.

    Sorry for posting this in the wrong forum initially. Now links fixed.

    Thanks
     
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  2. zoombapup

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    You fluffed the links.
     
  3. filharvey

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    Here is another sprite I added to the demo to test more

    Splunky
     
  4. princec

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    Works, 60fps. Time to get some of your own textures though. Minecraft may be indie but it's still copyright.

    Cas :)
     
  5. Artinum

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    It'll also be a miracle if you have anywhere near that level of success.
     
  6. Jasmine

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    Make it a Minecraft in Space.

    Space based games always seem to do better than their earth based equivalents.

    -- A procedurally generated asteroid. Blocks of rock, ice and metal, various ores, and liquid methane lakes.
    -- Reduced gravity, and a central force so you can walk on all sides of your asteroid.
    -- Extraterrestrial life instead of zombies and spiders and pigs.
    -- Player characters have spacesuits.
    -- Player can fashion high tech machinery:

    Silicon Ore refines to Silicon.
    Silicon + Gold = Computer chip.
    Computer chip + Metal = Circuits
    ...

    Make high tech weapons and lasers, so you can shoot the hordes of space invaders when they come to attack your asteroid. :)
     
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  7. filharvey

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    Thanks, yep textures are changing. This is just a quick demo to see if things work.
     
  8. princec

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    So far you're #3... should be another 500 Infiniminer engines coming along any moment now :)

    I doubt anybody else will have any real success with it though. Minecraft filled the hole quite nicely. But it is likely that a whole genre has solidified now, along the lines of "FPS" or "roguelike" etc., which can only be good, as there'll eventually be some really neat games based on cube worlds over the years.

    Cas :)
     
  9. Jack Norton

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    You know what would be innovative? a game based on spheres, not cubes! :D
     
  10. Ratboy

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    Metaballs, man! You could call it Blobcraft!
     
  11. HDSanctum

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    Metacraft would indeed be vastly superior to the cube equivalents.
     
  12. meds

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    I agree with you here, Minecraft basically discovered a virtually non-serviced niche, serviced it, and had run away success (lacking similar competition). Now no one will probably make a game as successful as minecraft however if they evolve the minecraft gameplay they might find their own little success stories.

    Look at the minecraft forums and community in general, see what they're aching for which minecraft is not really meant to deliver/is delivering and build your own concpet off that.

    There's nothing wrong with drawing inspiration and copying minecraft after all :)
     
  13. zoombapup

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    I've seen about 6 in the last week. Its going to be a crowded marketplace :)
     
  14. Jack Norton

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    Yes but I had the best variant on the idea, evolving from my sphere primitives concept. Boobscraft :D
     
  15. berserker

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    Actually space theme is really a bad option and space-themed games usually sell worse than others that have more colorful setting.
     
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    Waoo its good.
     

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