The honorary progress thread for my BGMC 24 entry, Eternity’s Edge (Working Title). Time until the start of the contest right now: 1(hr):38:20. Currently starting story plans and design strategy until the contest begins.
Day 1 Progress:
Finally came up with low-ish poly procedural environment model that works well after much trial and error – a majority of the visuals and mood = done! My plan for day one was to get about this far. A few hours past my goal, but it should still keep me on track.
(uncompressed file size: 21.9m)
Tomorrow’s agenda: Work on some of the finer elements of the environment and to add a majority of the interactive elements.
Day 2 Progress: More work on the environment, started on some of the mechanics and made sure I was able to export my game correctly
-Tomorrow’s Agenda: Character & game mechanics
Day 3 Progress: Made the player mesh, rig, and animations, as well as some other objects. Started work on the mechanics in early in the day, and started to fine tune some of them towards the end of the night.
-Tomorrow’s agenda: Add/Paint texture for the models from the previous day and continue working on the mechanics and animations where needed.
Day 4 Progress: - Made textures for the player, bicycle, and a few other assets in Paint.net.
Added more player animations,
Added logic bricks for interactive assets
Fixed environment meshes that were difficult to navigate.
Added a flashlight, player swap, respawn, and other essential mechanics
Began work on story line specific assets
-Tomorrow: HUD, Menus, Pause, and the like…
Day 5 & 6 Progress: - Improved some existing assets and added new assets
Spent some time optimizing to get back to 60fps on my mediocre computer
Exported a test game runtime played fine on the main computer but ran into any issue on another computer (no materials showed up even though the files were packed and relative- strange). So I still need to tackle this problem
Added an Intro Scene, Main Menu, and Loading Scene
Began working on objective logic
Decreased image folder size from 20M to 9M
Cleaned up some unnecessary/ unused logic bricks
Watched RedFrost and ThaTimst3r vids to help with some of the stuff I had forgotten
Final Day Agenda:
Add all sounds and music
Finalize the objectives
Finish the pause enabled menu
Hopefully figure out to have my materials show up in the exported app
More optimizing where it is possible
Anything else that needs to be done before the final export.
Thanks @Hanzo Revisiting some childhood memories with this project. I also did my best to preserve some real world bike physics.
@Nicholos_A, I definitely will. Might have to watch yours and Timst3r optimization videos again to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I was going to mention the fps dip. I think I know what the problem is, I just haven’t spent the time to find it yet. I believe one object’s logic consistently adds new objects, I’m thinking I just forgot to add an end object brick or it got unchecked. When I remove that layer it goes back to 60fps and stays around there, so I’ve sort of narrowed it down. It hasn’t been detrimental to my workflow yet, so I didn’t decide to tackle it yet, but I’ll figure it out today.