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Discussion in 'Upcoming iOS Games' started by sortris, Oct 14, 2015.
Wow it's looking amazing! Loving the art style of this game
I really can't wait to start our landing page and beta tests. Love the feedback from all of you. After 3 months of hard development we are a little bit tired thus slightly less motivated. That is rather normal but also that's why we need your comments so much. Thanks once again.
PS This week we were working on a new pet - cat and its specific behaviours and a tractor vehicle so you can expect new devlog update at the beginning of the next week. See you!
Ugh is this almost done yet...? To excited for to be out!!
2-3 months to the first beta, I guess. However we want to start our landing page as fast as possible to gather people willing to test Blocky Farm. Do not worry, we will remember about you! You will know about beta first!
Thank you I appreciate it a lot. I like the style of it.
Update #15 - Tractor improved, new pet - the Cat!
Hi all! Welcome to the next Blocky Farm devlog episode. This week we have two really nice feature for you!
One of our goals in BlockyFarm is to engage and entertain a player at every stage of gameplay. Going this way we decided to add a tractor that is available to use later in the game. A player’s task is to repair this vehicle and as a reward it becomes our next tool useful for collecting crops. It is also possible to drive on the whole map. On the gif you can see updated steering system.
The whole GUI is hidden except three buttons necessary to drive the vehicle.
Is it wheat or rather mine field? Oo
What will happen when we connect Kerbal Space Program, Interstellar and Blocky Farm together?
Finally, our dog has a nice companion. Meet the Filemon - the second pet that is available to care of. Cat has special set of behaviours. Just look on it, how sweet our cat is! For example it can:
Jump on the roof
Catch the mouse
And get fun with just a ball of wool.
Do you have any ideas for other cat’s behaviours we can implement?
As always we have also some renders.
Cowshed - three levels of development
Dairy - three levels of development
We would be thankful for any feedback
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Looking amazing like the ideas going into it for sure
Update #16 - Pathfinding, medicines production, camera focus & first animation
Hello there everyone. We have some interesting features for you today. Before you start, remember that we are still using placeholders
Our pets now are able to find paths among building, decorations and other obstacles. Weve implemented this feature basing on the A* algorithm. Everytime the player builds something, graph with all possible paths is recalculated and saved in the memory. Thanks to that, our pets can find a shortest possible way to the toy or something like that.
Generated graph with all possible paths
How it works?
Pathfinding during play with ball
As you probably know, animals sometimes become ill in Blocky Farm. To heal them, player needs medicines. So weve added a Herbalist where some healthy syrups can be produced. The important aspect of this feature is that weve created a special area on the map where some buildings stand - useful but not directly related to the farm. (More info in the next devlog)
Camera focus was fixed. Just that
Our animals will be as much interactive as possible. To achieve that, we will need many animations. Just look on the first one. How do you like it?
That is all for today. We would be thankful for any feedback. See you next week!
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Great work! Cant wait to play with the dog
This is a last post in this year. We just wanted to wish you all the best, a special time with your families, many gifts and simply Merry Christmas from us - Jet Toast and our Blocky Farm's pets: cat & dog!
Moreover we want to say a big THANK YOU for your support and many kind comments in this thread. You don't even know how important it is for us.
See you in 2016.
Ho ho ho! *disappeared in the snow*
Looks great! All, except fruits and other small objects. I think if you make all small stuff like an apples and coins by 2D sprites (like at old good time) - it will be better for main farms auditory (womans).
Love the dog animation! Great updates!
You mean, for example, this 3D voxel apple which you get after shaking the tree? Does this apple look like an apple? Please notice that every 3D collectible item is then replaced by a simple and temporary UI icon. Next it has an animation of putting it to the barn/warehouse.
And why better for women?
Thanks for your feedback. We are happy if we can improve something at this early stage of development
Hello everyone after this long Christmas break. We missed you so much, but we are back and as always, we have a bunch of great features! This week weve done some simple polishing tasks.
Animals gets temporarily flatten after collision with tractor or any other vehicle. Is it fun enough? We dont want any kind of violence in our game.
Animals react to noise
User can destroy rock with dynamite, can chop down a tree with a saw - that makes noise. Animals are fragile creatures thus there is chance that they will get panic when they hear a sound.
Shaking trees after vehicle collision
It is simple and fun feature. Trees will shake every time player will collide with it. Do you like it?
That is all for today, but stay tuned. Here you have a placeholder model as a sneak peek of upcoming AWESOME FEATURE
I can't wait to see more info about this game!
Thanks! We are glad to read that!
PS We will probably post more info and new features on Monday.
Update #18 - Disco Mode, Pet houses and stroking animals
Hi all. We are happy to show you these great features.
Disco mode is one of Blocky Farms special features that makes this game unique in our opinion. How does it work? Disco Hummer arrives to our farm from time to time and allows the player to start a big party. Huge speakers set appears, music is playing, animal are dancing and everyone is happy. Goods production is hastened by 50%. How do you like this idea? (Remember that we still use placeholder graphics).
Video with music (yt)
We dont want to leave our pets homeless, so weve added some simple buildings-decorations for Cat & Dog separately. There are several dog houses, a big pillow to lay on, some huge cardboard boxes and a cat tree. These are the rest points where pets feel comfortable and more happy. We are going to add tens of different pet houses in the final version of the game. Once again: how do you like this idea?
One of our goals is to encourage the player to interact with ingame world as much as possible. One of the ways of interaction is stroking animals. Player can have fun with pets using simple gestures that trigger various behaviours. Our pet can jump, lay on the ground, chase its tail, etc.
Did you like this Blocky Farm update?
We prepared something special for the next week - new game graphics that looks awesome - trust me!
Update #19 - Totally new game scene, totally new graphics!
Today we have something very, very special for you and for us. We are proud to show you completely new game map and completely new graphics. Just tell us how do you like it? We are so, so excited about that, but any kind of feedback would be helpful.
Here you have some screenshots from the game (actually Block Farm runs with over 30 fps on HTC One - no optimisation yet).
Full resolution here
Full resolution here
Thanks for your support and see you next week
Looks so damn good guys can't wait for it to be finished good job for real. Good work.
Hoooly ;O I was absent for a while and I see many changes here. Voxels are cute, good colour pallete When do you think it will be possible to betatest it ?