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How should MOS play out?

You're a lone guy, exploring the world. (Fallout-like)
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You're a squad, and you control your whole squad. (X-com like)
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You control every step, also you're a lone guy (Rogue-like)
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Something else: Please write a suggestion in the comments.
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MOS: A game that has been in development for 3 years.
« on: March 15, 2017, 02:50:12 pm »

I don't work on this game religiously, because I don't want to get burned out :)
The game has gone through a few iterations,
the first engine is way more different than the latest edition.
 




Above is a screenshot of the graphics. Hope you likey.



The game started as an RPG which was a ripoff of Liberal Crime Squad.
Now it's a rip off of X-COM Apocalypse!

The game so far only has the technical stuff. Like path finding (A Star), Line of sight (As you can see in the picture),
and it even has a level editor, but the editor was made in a day, so you can guess what the quality of it is ;)

Desc:
*The game takes place in a city and you must protect it from damage,
so basically just think of X-COM Apocalypse.
*If I can, I will add dwarf-fortress-like limb detachment and damage!
*The sprites are (hopefully) just place holders, but I have no idea where the art direction is going.

Thanks for viewing, and hopefully this belongs in this section!

p.s. If you have any ideas or questions, then please do share. I'm excited to hear about it.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2017, 02:56:40 pm by mazhat »


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Hm I like the art style actually, plus the Atari sprites somehow fits well in the isometric environment. :)

Does MOS stand for something as acronym?
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Thanks, I like the minimalist art style, but I think for practicality sake, there should be detail.
For example, you can't really tell what weapon the guys are holding.

The art style is inspired by Rebel Star Raiders, a game built on the zxSpectrum (Z80 CPU :) )
And laser squad.

MOS used to stand for something, but I don't recall it.
I'm thinking of Mail Operations and Services. (The guys wear pseudo-mailmen uniforms :^) )
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This looks interesting. While I like the art styles which are featured in the game, I don't like the mix of them to be honest. Try to decide for one art style and if you are not a good pixel artist, ask some cool guys here or someone else :p
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I do like consistency. I have some concepts for transitioning out of the pixel-mix,
 but for now I'll keep it because it's easy to change and debug :)
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If you add more details, you could keep the same character art but add extra colors so that they look like they're holding guns and clothed
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what language is it written in and how do you do the map management like compression of map data? :)
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I've though about it, but since I've only got 1 set of characters, I'll just make remake the old set and create new sets too!

Here's what I've come up with:



what language is it written in and how do you do the map management like compression of map data? :)

It's written in C++, maps are handled in a .MOS file. I actually don't know how to compress data, but I've always been excited to learn.
The map data itself uses strings instead of integers. It's easy to read, but I'm pretty sure it bulks up the file size.
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I used strings before for maps and it does the work well. Njce job on those sprites by the way. :)
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Thanks again DJ

Also Update!
Some people may actually die before MOS is finished,
so I got a side-project which p2 inspired me to do,
it's an RPG like LOZ and it's for the ti-83+ and ti-84+!
If it's not finished it will at the very least be something playable because it's not too complex.
Right now I've got movement, 1 screen worth of level and stabbing (With downtimes)!
The name is MOS: Raiders, going with the MOS-theme.
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Interesting. Don't go overkill with the project size, though. :P That way it's manageable.
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I'm embarrassed to say this so early, but I'm at a halt.
The Axe parser is not very nice, my collisions aren't working!
I know it has to be Axe because I got so angry
that I made a version in sfml/cpp yesterday , and collision works!

I wish I had more Axe had some more code examples than in the documentation,
because some things just don't parse how i'd expect :'^(
This isn't the first time either.
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there are a few true axe professionals around, I'm sure someone can help you with that problem :)
Don't give up because of such a little setback :)
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Axe expert here; whats your problem? :3

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Ah yes, you're right, p2! Perseverance all the way!

Note: If this belongs in the help section, I'll be sure to post there instead, so please tell me if that's the case.

As for my problem, my collisions aren't working!

I think the problem is how Axe deals with one of the following:
-"If" conditionals using the "and" logic (this has given me a problem before)
    ->This is how I use them: if (x>(z*8)+8) and (x+8<(z*8)) and (y>z) and (y<3)
-How the arithmetic works (I RTFM, but maybe I missed on something?)

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