Ice Age game

My first try at blendering. All of this is a first for me, modelling, texturing, animating, logic, everything. It’s slow, learning on the go, but enjoyable.
So my idea is a kid gets separated from his family in a storm while they are migrating to the winter village. Stranded on an island he must survive employing all the available rescources using actual survival tecniques. I would like the game to be mildly historically accurate (I have some ideas that might stretch that a little), and very realistic with respect to survival. Hunger and hypothermia will be the first two enemies encountered in the game. I guess it could end up kind of educational in that sense. Anyway, without revealing too much, some screenies.


Some of this has changed since I made the screenshot. I made the character a bit more childlike so he can grow up as the chapters continue. The menu is basically the same but without him in the background. Though I still like the thought of him going throught the actions of making a knife and all.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z273/Asa_J/Asa%20J/menu.jpg
One source of food.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z273/Asa_J/Asa%20J/birdfly.jpg

Eventually I may need to ask for help with scripting, the logic is getting a bit hairy:eek:. I am hoping if I can show nearly complete game, someone would be willing lend a hand with Python. Long way to go till then though.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z273/Asa_J/Asa%20J/shoot.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z273/Asa_J/Asa%20J/animals.jpg
This is what I am really looking forward to.:eyebrowlift: These will come into play possibly in mountain and tundra chapters.
Something like that.:confused:
Edit May 21: A quick demo. I definitely thought twice about posting this demo because it is sooo small and featureless. Right now all you are able to do is pick stuff up (G) and they appear in your inventory (I). I know of most of the bugs, I just want to hear some opinions. On my list of things to do is add more shoulder/head movement to walk cycle, figure out why the camera won’t always switch between the camera and the character, put in some camera controls (i.e. rotate), reconnect the birds (had some problems so i disconnected their logic). Oh, and figure out how to make the weapons become available when you click on the correct combinations of materials. Any ideas on that one? I think it may be beyond the realm of logic bricks, but I’ll keep trying. So, finally, here she is:
http://www.savefile.com/projects/808642519 <-----DELETED
Edit: New Demo . Includes campfire (W key), view switching (I key), pick up (G key), status bars indicating hunger and warmth, and one bird that nearly works. <----DELETED
Edit June 7: A new .exe demo without the .dll files. I assume that if you are on this forum, you should know where to find the correct files on your own PC. This time with an OBJECTIVE! Collect the materials necesary to make weapons. I should make splash screens so I don’t have to write this everytime I post a new demo. E,S,D,F = up, left, back, right. W = Make a fire, if you get wet you’ll have to make a fire to warm up or you’ll freeze to death. G = Check ground. If there is something useful nearby he will pick it up. To attempt to make a weapon, choose the materials you will use and hit the action button. Some of the menu is not complete, but it works.
Edit June 12: A separate zip with only the .dlls. Kind of inconvinient, I know, sorry about that.
Please give me some feedback. I trust you all to be brutally honest.
Edit July 7:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z273/Asa_J/Asa%20J/fireonrock.jpg
He fell in trying to get out on the rocks so he had to make a fire. Not sure where he got the wood from. From here he will be able to spear fish for food. The animations are done, now I just need to set up the spearing mode and a script to jump cleanly. Right now the jump is too much like a cartoon.

Wow looking good, im looking forward to playing this!

I saw (and commented) on your question thread and watched that until it died. I love the style. I can’t wait to see updates and some demos. Someone help him with coding. You will not regret it one bit.

peace,
-nick

Sounds like a really interesting idea for a game. You could have wildberries hidden away as secret “bonuses” for the player to find. Maybe puzzles, like figure out how to get honey from a hive without getting stung and things like that.

I love the early models of the animals you’ve done. Realistic and yet stylish at the same time.

Looking forward to seeing more of this game! :smiley:

Looks cool

Wow! You are a great modeler!

wow, for a newcomer, you are extremely talented. i can’t wait to play!

maybe u should tutor me. :stuck_out_tongue:

Great start!
Keep blending!

awesome! I fully support anyone making even a half-way accurate historical or survival game, and you’re doing both! keep it up!!

Thats Awsome! When Will It Release Great Job

Awesome, thanks all for your feedback. You’re right yournamehere, I was posting updates in a question thread and decided I would probably get better reactions if I posted it just as a progress log or something. As for a release date, I have no idea. I have a hard time getting more than 15-30 minutes to work on it at one time. Even so, I am able to get a surprising amount of work done. Hopefully it will be soon. I have a couple of friends I want to get play testing before too long.

See original post, demo added.

Sorry, I won’t be able to review the demo. Mac’s unfortunately can’t extract runtimes from .exe because windows runtimes are only native to windows (of course). I won’t be able to play unless you provide a mac runtime or a .blend. I don’t need to play it; however. So, don’t worry about me. :slight_smile:

It might help if you PM someone who does know how to code. I know there are some people who aren’t exactly sitting on top of any game projects.

peace,
-nick

dangit, some .dll is required… i really wanna play… :frowning:

Right, forgot to mention that. All the .dll files are in the same folder as the blender exe. i was going to include them, but they double the filesize which on dialup is like another hour uploading. So just copy and paste them from the .blend folder, or drop the game exe there.
As for the Mac, I’ll try to get a blend up soon.

Good luck with getting mac port… why not post the blend? oh, right, stealers. never mind!
anyway. Please get a mac port soon!

New and improved demo. See original post. The .blend will be up in a few minutes

Asa J asked me to make a mac version of the game, so here it is:

http://www.savefile.com/files/1572992

I would like to say that it is very cool, although, turning is a little too responsive, and the camera needs some work. The control scheme is also a little confusing. I think it might work much smoother with a mouse involved.

peace,
-nick

After about six failed ideas, I finally managed to improve the camera a bit by making it an actor and giving it a good sized bounding sphere radius.
Check original post for a new demo.

NEW DEMO, check original post.