I have, for some time now, been working on CR-O, i have planned alot of fun, and totally possible features such as
Police - Arresting, wanted system.
Civilian - Business ownership, working.
Criminal - Robbery (such as a civilian or a business), crime.
All classes - Cars, houses, food, drink, money, health.I had originally planned and designed the game to be First person, but i have reconsidered after some research and tests and now settled on a Third Person setup.
My first release will be a simple deathmatch mode, and i will then, hopefully develop it futher possibly with some help. I will need some beta testers to help, well, test the game, it’s compatibility, search for bugs etc…
These character models i know aren’t great, they are just quickly made models so i can test them out in the world. I will be working on more, detailed models sometime after i have the basic deathmatching nailed.
Interested in helping? Joining me on this “quest”;)?
Please do PM me via these forums, you could, however fill out the form in “Job Vacancies” on the site, but that is mostly for non Blender artists members.
I currently see the project demanding:
Sound artist(s)A few side jobs would include:
Website designBut they would come at a later date.
All in all i don’t know how far this will get; i’m hoping i can at least make the deathmatch mode and then whatever else i/we can accomplish. The development has been fun and smooth, hopefully that can continue.
One last thing, this is totally possible believe me.
Hey braveheart i would really like to help with your project as i wanted to do something similar myself except it would be cops and chavs not cops and robbers.
This is a screenshot (below) of the game i was gonna try and make “Chavs of war - dole day” but i couldn’t make the camera work how gears of war has it so i gave up for a while.
concept artists! Simply for the fact that my drawing skills aren’t of high quality to display on the site, i would much rather someone good at drawing fill this role.
Programmers! I have basic coding knowledge, but i would love to have someone who is of good programming knowledge, to assist me and create scripts that are far from my capabilities.
Modellers!There’s a lot of things to be modelled, and doing it alone would be very time consuming and would drag me away from the other important aspects of the game development.
High poly/rendering modellers! We need a good splash page with a high quality render, and i’m not to hot at texturing for rendering adding effects etc…, i’m to used to UV and the GE. We could also use them as downloadable backgrounds or avatars for the forums.
Please PM me if you would like to fill one of the above roles!
PS: I finally got my blender running once again! I will continue to work on CR-O.
Braveheart, are you sure that you are ready to make an online game?
Have you ever made an online game before? I must warn you, making online in python requires LOTS and LOTS of CPU, and can easily make a game run at unplayable framerates.
If you are going to make an online game, then do not build the online to go with the game, you need to build the game to go with the online
If this is your first time making an online game, then you are probably not ready, you need to start off with small tests, get a feel for sockets, otherwise, you are most likley to just end up with a mangled bunch of scripts, and alot of frustration.
Based on the replies and tests we have built, we are now going to create CR-O in C++, we are going to use the Ogre Graphics Engine in comparison with the irrlicht game engine. Supposedly, the irrlicht game engine is much much faster than blender and would be a better option for handling an online game.
Is this a good idea?
Would making a Client-Server set up in C++ work?
How long would a basic one take to set up? How difficult would it be?
When that is in the bag we will need to host the server somewhere, any suggestions?
What about if i wanted C++ to check a directory of account files registered by the users, where could i hold all these files server side? Mysql database? Could C++ query a mqsql?
EDIT: I was told Python is a lot easier for this kind of stuff, so most likely be using python.