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"Reactor Heart" - SFML indie game under development
« on: May 04, 2013, 12:22:54 pm »

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Reactor Heart’s a sandbox multiplayer game. The players build and use ships to explore and conquer territories within a boundless universe.The Gathering of precious resources becomes essential to create incredible spacecrafts, able to defeat the enemy’s fleet. At the same time, players will have to cooperate with their guild mates and fight for the control of planets and whole star systems. A wide range of creatures enter the scene to assist in your path to conquer the universe. Create the ship of your dreams and build it up using turrets , lasers and many other weapons. Design its controls or load custom scripts to create unique behaviours. In short, the construction and use of the ships is up to your imagination.

This is my project, I'm using sfml for graphics rendering, events and threads. I'm using Box2D for physics too.

We have to thank SFML for make possible this project. In our website we have a paragraph about this:

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This game’s development owe many thanks (and a bucket of kudos) to free software projects as SFML (development of graphics, sound, networking and a lot more), Box2D (physics engine) and Gimp and Aseprite in the design subject. We are using GNU/Linux based operating systems in the development. Many thanks to the people related to these projects.

You can find more information about Reactor Heart and the development process here:
         
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Here is the the download link of the Pre-Alpha #3
http://www.indiedb.com/games/reactor-heart/news/pre-alpha-3-ready-to-test-it

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Give us your feedback, and good luck!!  ;D




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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013, 01:46:15 pm »
This is looking incredible! Good luck with this game man!!! I bet everyone else in the forum will love it :)

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 01:47:24 pm »
Nice! I like the automatic adaption of tiles, this may add a lot of user-friendlyness :)

I have already seen a few games of this kind, and something they all have in common, is that the resulting spacecrafts look very blocky and flat. Even if you are limited to tiles, this isn't a strict consequence. One possibility would be to add a shadow/relief over the whole ship, such that it looks more 3-dimensional. And the engines are way too big, it looks quite strange to have them in every direction. Instead, you could embed small maneuver thrusters at the sides.

Another idea is to make the maneuverability of the spacecraft dependent on its mass and moment of inertia. Like this, a physically realistic simulation is possible, and another strategic element when building spacecrafts emerges.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 02:51:36 pm »
Nice! I like the automatic adaption of tiles, this may add a lot of user-friendlyness :)

I have already seen a few games of this kind, and something they all have in common, is that the resulting spacecrafts look very blocky and flat. Even if you are limited to tiles, this isn't a strict consequence. One possibility would be to add a shadow/relief over the whole ship, such that it looks more 3-dimensional. And the engines are way too big, it looks quite strange to have them in every direction. Instead, you could embed small maneuver thrusters at the sides.

Another idea is to make the maneuverability of the spacecraft dependent on its mass and moment of inertia. Like this, a physically realistic simulation is possible, and another strategic element when building spacecrafts emerges.

Hello, thanks for your feedback.

Regarding the flat look, i have plans to create a shader to give a regular shading effect which will provide the
ships a higher grade of relief. Unfortunately, i don't know yet how to program shaders. Nonetheless, it's just a matter of time. Maybe someone will come up with a better idea to get this effect.

Regarding the engines' size. That engine is the first one we've made, and indeed it's huge  like you said (though there'll be bigger ones). The idea to make a series of engines sorted from the cheapest and less powerful to the most expensive and powerful starting with the thrusters. When we get this done, people will think twice before attaching the biggest and most expensive engine to the sides. ;D

Finally and concerning the simulation. The game physics control the ship's mass as you suggested. First I establish a density which BOX2D distributes uniformly in the ships surface. In the near future, when we have to manage with different floors, we'll modify this, since the conditions will be different.

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 03:10:12 pm »
Nice =) I immediately noticed the music, the same than in my old project (out of date for long time now)

Keep going !

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 05:52:08 am »
Nice! Everyone seems to love their sandbox games now :P Just ship customization alone can go a long way.

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 04:11:52 pm »
We have released the Pre-Alpha #3 and we would like the developer community of sfml trying it! So here is the link:

http://www.indiedb.com/games/reactor-heart/news/pre-alpha-3-ready-to-test-it

Good luck :)

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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2013, 04:29:32 pm »
We have released the Pre-Alpha #3 and we would like the developer community of sfml trying it! So here is the link:

http://www.indiedb.com/games/reactor-heart/news/pre-alpha-3-ready-to-test-it
Seems like indieDB has some issue with their media server... :-\
Missing images, missing download files.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 07:31:23 pm »
Seems very good to me.Keep going.
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 08:17:02 pm »
We have released the Pre-Alpha #3 and we would like the developer community of sfml trying it! So here is the link:

http://www.indiedb.com/games/reactor-heart/news/pre-alpha-3-ready-to-test-it
Seems like indieDB has some issue with their media server... :-\
Missing images, missing download files.

I saw that error and I think is an internal problem of indieDB. I hope they will fix it soon.

Seems very good to me.Keep going.

Did you like it? Fine! Stay tunned!

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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 09:41:51 am »
Yes, i like it.It's awsome.
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