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I have decided to ditch the computers in my school being the platform, so instead, I am using my own PC as a benchmark and releasing this game on the full.

<b><i>Currently working on this project:</i></b>

ATomCat (Me) - Founder of "Project Reality"
                      - Project Lead
                      - Concept Artist
                      - Creative Director
                      - Modeler
                      - Texture Artist
                      - Animator
                      - Script writer and applicator
                      - Logic Bricky and Programmer
                      - Game Tester (All stages of development)

CrispyCream (Jake B.) - Co Founder of "Project Reality"
                                 - Concept Artist
                                 - Creative Assistant and consultant
                                 - (Soon) Modelling
                                 - (Soon) Texturing
                                 - (Soon) Animator
                                 - Game Tester (All stages of development)

StarViper7 (Ryan C.) - Pre Alpha, Alpha and Beta testing

JakeKamo (Jake K.) - Pre Alpha, Alpha and Beta testing
                             - He made a Mushroom once

A .txt file my friend and I compiled to summarise the game. Almost completely.

3 Races: Human, Cyborg and Alien

Human: Faster and better at parkour

Cyborg: More accurate with weapons (all metallic but with some flesh on them)

Alien: Humanoid, average but better with magic, can also climbs walls.

3 Maps: Human Space Station, Cyborg Control Center and Alien Planet (Called “Cadergaflerga”)

Space Station: Round map with many rooms

Control Center: Red lights, big rooms and pipey.

Planet: Like Earth but with a much more strange atmosphere and plants.

Weapon Case: Open with E take ammo/gun (Hand animation with gun, none with ammo)

Spawn: When you spawn you have nothing you must punch and find weapons in crates/cases

Finish: Give game to school free with special license then sell on website.

Game modes: FFA, Single race teams (Faction wars), and 2-3 teams with mixed races. Racial abilities still active but can be turned off by host.

Multiplayer-only

Marathon Assets:
Plants (Planet)
Twigs (Planet)
Rocks (Many sizes) (Planet)
Shrubs and such (Planet)
Pipelines (Station and Center)
Control station (Center)
Clouds (Planet)
Radio (Station)
Grates (Station and Center)
Sliding doors (Station and Center)
Terminals (Station and Center) (Vary; sizes, shapes)
Canisters (Station and Center)
Crates (Station and Center)
Containers (Station and Center)
Lights (Station and Center)
Lamps (Station and Center)
Weapon cases (All Maps)
Wall buttons, switches (Station and Center)
Cranes (Station and Center)
Weapon crate (Station and Center)
Garbage shoots (Station and Center)
Grass (Alien Planet)
Nuts and bolts (Human Space Station)
Stairs (With rails and fences) (Station and Center)
Ramps (with rails and fences ) (Station and Center)
Panels (Station and Center)
Wire (Flat planes) (Station and Center)
Ledges and platforms (Station and Center)
Poles, Posts and Pylons (Station and Center)

MUST FINISH BEFORE END OF SCHOOL YEAR!!!

<i><b>SCREENSHOTS!</b></i> YEAH! Just what everyone came for.


A screen shot of a prop. 
![http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Canister_Model_ScrnCap.png](http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Canister_Model_ScrnCap.png)

Another screen shot of a map, the same map as before.
![http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Alien_Map_Screeny_2.png](http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Alien_Map_Screeny_2.png)

And here is the same map.
![http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Alien_Map_Screeny_3.png](http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Alien_Map_Screeny_3.png)

And here is an AK47 that I am going to texture to look like it is more futuristic.
![http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Ak_Pre_Tex.png](http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Ak_Pre_Tex.png)

Videos!

https://youtu.be/7omB5ObMMmE

https://youtu.be/0dXAtbDvrjk

https://youtu.be/MSaGyFcSSrU

In the above screen shots, you can see SSAO, this is Martinsh’s SSAO filter, we have credited him where appropriate. This is the shader we used, with altered values to suit the size and custom parameters we desired.

Any thing you have to contribute, please consider an average computers specs of; Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 - 4 gb RAM, GT 250.

We are considering our possibilities for multiplayer systems for Blender. I am thinking that WSAG (When I finish reading the tutorials and the manual) will be the system we use in the end, but I am still looking into alternatives like the Multiplayer Addon by agoose77. Most of the assests are completeled, that being; models, textures and animations if any.

Thanks for your time guys.

ATomCat, seeing you later.

could you just upload the screenshots on the forum instead of having to download them arselfs?

No, sorry, there was an error, I’m on it, I’m going to try using dropbox so that you can see them in the post.

Edit: Thank you mods, for the move.

If you want comments just upload screenshots please, keep working on it :wink:

Marathon Weapons (Small LED where trigger is for all weapons)
Katana (Purple neon)
Sniper Rifle (Lazer mode, Long charge but powerful and Projectile, bolt action, same damage, only able kill one person at a time)
Super Lazer (One hit kill, very long charge, middle of the map, hard to reach)
G36C (More futuristic, interchangeable sights)
AK47 (More futuristic, interchangeable sights)
Explosives (RPG, C4, Claymore and Grenades)
Fists (Start with them fairly tough)

Vehicle (Hover board)

Shotgun
Human, Pump action 4 shots and semi-auto 8 shots
Alien, Pump action 4 shots and Telekinetic, shots charge shots, if getting shot with telekinetic can only hip fire, aim down sights is wavy
Cyborg, Pump action 4 shots and Buck shot extremely accurate less damage 2 hit at close range 1 hit at long range
D = Distance
M = Damage Multiplier

if D > 50;
M = 2

else M = 1

Load-outs Prespawn: change your load-out before you spawn with a mixture between guns, explosives, magic or melee

I liked that planet with the brown and violet colors; it seems you also got a very good logic thinking and have some of the game already planned.

About first showcasing it where your study, I am sure it will bring recognition if finished; selling your game at your website would also be nice; we must show this ‘profitable’ side of the BGE to the blender foundation and the world.

Nice screenshots! I think these planet colors are nice, keep working on it :slight_smile:

UPDAAAAAAATE!

Ahem, in this video I demonstrate the new Ak 47 and it’s bullet holes, crouch (I think), aiming down iron sights, and the Ak’s reload animation.

The next video will include the same with a G36C. I made both models and textures myself. And I might release the models for free commercial use.

Demonstration of sun rays (or “God rays”)
These are non GLSL, they are just a plane with a texture, and I can only see this being used on large scale, far distance objects that you only see from an acute angle (0 x 45 x 45 degree angle).

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Sun_Rays.png

Here is some concept art for the Human race. The first concept for the soldier model, and the first of, what I can see to be many revisions, the human’s spawn point idea.

Soldier concept:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Human_concept.jpg

Ship spawn concept:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Human_Spawn_concept.jpg

More concept coming soon.

Grass with an improved version of Mokazon’s LOD.

Example: The LOD has 3 levels, max, min, invisible. The invisible part saves on rasterizer.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/Grass_LOD.png

I have applied this LOD to many of the game’s assets, because the CPU in the school computers are better than the GPUs, and because the GPUs alone are terrible.

A .blend is finally available for the public. It is a very early alpha, it’s so early, it’s really, actually the alpha for a demo.

http://www.mediafire.com/?jm3115yxu1e7c8x

Tinker and have fun, but if you pull anything out of the .blend, like a model or a script, please, credit the labeled originator.

P.S. I deleted the file because I’m an idiot, sorry about that. I’m uploading an updated .blend.

~~~~~~~~ Another Update! ~~~~~~~~
Since my absence, I have decided to abolish using the computers at my school and use my own as a benchmark. Or your own if you could be so kind. The following .blend file is the latest Alien Forrest map that WILL be used in the final product. If you do run this scene please post your system specs (Only those that are necessary) and tell me what the logic and rasterizer averaged at, thank you.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jm3115yxu1e7c8x

I have discarded the old Alien Map and use an absolute flat map because it is so much easier to make and doesn’t require aligning objects to the floor. The underlying picture shows that the rasterizer is at ~50, it usually sits at around 13 but for some reason it was being disagreeable. The logic however is where it always is.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/NewForest.png

Thank you, have a nice day,

TomCat

First off… Over 1 million faces for a small patch of forest? Thats an awful lot. But I’d thought I would try and help out. So I downloaded the file and ran it to try and give you some feedback on performance and things.

My System:

CPU: An old Intel Duo Core overclocked to 3.1GHz
RAM: 8gb Corsair
GPU: GTX 580 1.5gb

Results:

So I took a quick fraps recording and uploaded it to youtube. The video is unlisted, so only people on blenderartists should see it. I will remove it if you do not want it on youtube. Unfortunately Fraps halfs the FPS on my system, I have posted a screenshot without fraps running, under the video. I was averging about 30/40 fps without fraps, pretty smooth, a couple of stutters here and there as the LOD system was working away.

WATCH IN HD



I wish I could record a video with it running at full speed on my machine, but I dont have a HD-PVR or anything like that, so fraps must do. I was pretty amazed it did run so smoothly, considering the MASSIVE memory useage and the sheer number of polys in the scene. Your LOD system must be doing a great job. But for this size of environment, and considering theres no player logic/ai or anything, I would expect at least 60fps. But some optimizations should see a great improvement.

Also, 7z is amazing. It compressed your 230mb file down to like 15mb or so. I didnt know it was so efficient, I’m definitely going to use that instead of zip or rar files from now on.

Thank you so much for responding so soon, and thank you also for helping with the benchmarking, man. I see that I have neglected to pack some of the textures. I will re-upload the file with the packed textures, I should also add that if you press the “x” key while in the game engine, you will turn on the SSAO.

Thank you very much,

TomCat

Edit: This is the .blend with the packed textures. I apologise for the delay.
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?t69smwqvmkhmi1n

Just another update.

I’ve been testing out a new lighting technique that I’ve been thinking about using lately, but trying to figure out just how it would work and how well it would work. And, after a lot of tweaking and testing, I have finally developed a cloudy-day-esque 3 pass SSAO lighting system. The first pass of SSAO is the small range filter for small objects like leaves and rocks, the third pass is for large objects like large walls and boulders and close range cliffs (otherwise they would have small black outlines), the middle pass is for the objects in between.

Here are the before and afters:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/3Pass_NoSSAO.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46198618/3Pass_SSAO.png

Wow, the difference is major. Nice. It really adds to the game - I wonder if you could do something about the blurring on the edges - if it won’t show up in a runtime, then it’s no problem.

If you’re referring to the SSAO exaggerating the edges of polygons, then it doesn’t really matter. Because when you have a texture like gravel then the variation in colour drowns out the fading dark colour of the SSAO. However, if you have a consistent texture it would be obvious, so if that is going to be the case I will just increase the poly count in that place, and take polies away in other places.