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LarsXYZ

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Stridsvogn : A top down tank game
« on: January 02, 2022, 11:38:52 pm »
Hi again!

Over the last year I've continued working on my tank game. I've made some exciting progress so I thought I'd show you what's changes since last time.  :)
My previous post about the game : https://en.sfml-dev.org/forums/index.php?topic=27933.0

The first thing you might have realized already - I've changed the name of the game! The new name is Stridsvogn (it's the Norwegian name for tank). I wanted to move away from the Tank Island name for three main reasons.

1. The game now contains other locations than just an island
2. It was kinda lame :P
3. It was taken by some other IOS games. Turns out there are a lot of tank games out there, so it's difficult to be unique. :)

Other new features:

- Custom maps! You can now make your own maps for the game. They are just as destructible as the procedural island maps.

- Much higher world resolution. The minimal size of the "blocks" are about 4 times smaller now. Turns out render texture buffers are quite effective at rendering the world - I don't have to iterate through every block at every frame even when nothing happens.

- Outlines around collidables. It is now much easier to see what the tank / weapons will collide with. It also gave the game a nice depth effect.

- Weapon inventory menu. Get a quick overview of your weapons during the round.

- Many new sounds / weapons.

Of course there are hundreds of other small changes, but these are the biggest ones I think. Unless I've forgotten some..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHKTuYStFZc
I was away during the holidays so I only had my travel laptop, but I make a quick video to highlight some of the changes. Of course this video is already out of date. :D

I'll upload a small snippet of gameplay to show you the most recent version in a bit.

I also made a itch.io page and released a free demo. I'd love it if you gave it a try, I really appreciate any feedback! Please have a look! https://larsgames.itch.io/stridsvogn

Update: Here are 4 minutes of gameplay made with the most recent version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nXrtw6bdmg



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Re: Stridsvogn : A top down tank game (unique, I know :P)
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2022, 01:14:48 pm »
I've released another update! Have a look :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KsixAjNUB4

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Re: Stridsvogn : A top down tank game (unique, I know :P)
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2022, 11:50:21 am »
I really like it. I was working on a similar game.

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Re: Stridsvogn : A top down tank game (unique, I know :P)
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2022, 08:36:59 pm »
I'm glad you do!

Its inspired by games like Attak, which I played a lot in my youth.
https://youtu.be/GjQ2cGwsktg

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Re: Stridsvogn : A top down tank game
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2022, 11:46:01 pm »
https://gfycat.com/enviousgenerousbison

^ A test of one of the in-game weapons ^

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Re: Stridsvogn : A top down tank game
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2022, 08:32:12 am »
I was inspired by Firepower, an Amiga game.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8G4ngPXGGgw

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Re: Stridsvogn : A top down tank game
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2022, 06:50:25 pm »
I just released a new version! Check it out below :)
https://youtu.be/OfJWBiQZLi4

 

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