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Shmup Creator

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:22 pm
by suny2000
Hi everyone,

A few years ago, I started to learn C++, and Ogre was my main motivation and my first contact with modern coding (not including my previous BASIC experiments on MSX and VG5000 when I was 7...).
This is why I'm really pleased to show you a glimpse of what we are working on right now : the SHMUP CREATOR.

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Shmup creator is a tool dedicated to the creation of Shoot 'em ups, without any coding.
We are trying hard to make an easy, but powerfull tool that anybody can use.

Some features :
. create 2D or 3D games
. vertical or horizontal shmups
. shadows, shaders, particle effects, post processing...
. scoring systems
. bullets patterns editor
... And a lot more!

We will be alpha at the end of the summer, and we are planning to finish the game before the end of year.

Shmup creator is using Ogre 1.9, MyGUI, tinyXml and OgreOgg.

I'll share more on the devlog very soon (and on Ogre forum) :
http://www.bulostudio.com

Thank you to the Ogre community for all the help !
S.

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:21 pm
by NotCamelCase
UI really looks neat. I'd love to try that tool.

Congrats!

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:05 pm
by suny2000
UI really looks neat. I'd love to try that tool.
Thanks NotCamelCase!
We are using MyGUI, and are very happy with it. The documentation is not great, but Altren is really a nice guy and is answering every questions quickly on the forum.

This week, after having fought with my homemade collisions routines for weeks, I finally implemented Bullet physics with the help of the really nice btOgre, and I wish, I wish I dit it earlier.... It was so simple and easy, and it works...
S.

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Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:33 pm
by suny2000
I wrote a post about the problems and solutions I encountered when I implemented splines in the tool. To be honest, most of the solutions are not mine, but I hope this post will be useful!
You can read it there:
Splines and shoot 'em up


And as an update, after posting this on reddit, Gtoknu posted a way to avoid arc reparameterization :
https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx/wiki/P ... 26-Splines


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Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:33 pm
by suny2000
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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We have finished our contract jobs for a few weeks and have been working back on the SHMUP Creator:
. gizmos and manipulators are finished (not a very exciting task, but very useful)
. OpenAL has been replaced by FMOD
. A lot of debugging

And we are working on:
. gameplay (scoring systems, medals)
. debug (again...)

More about that very soon!
S.

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:10 pm
by suny2000
We wrote a post about the work we did on the gizmos and manipulators for the SHMUP Creator:
level editing for shoot'em up

I have to say thank you to the Ogre community. If couldn't do it by myself! The great snippets and informations I found on this forum were priceless...
S.

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Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:09 pm
by suny2000
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New post about sound:
I finally choosed to use FMOD instead of openAl and OgreOggSound, and I explain why:
http://bulostudio.com/2015/02/06/sound- ... p-creator/

S.

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:44 am
by madmarx
Kudos to you! I like shmups. :D Keep on the good work!

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:39 pm
by suny2000
Thanks :)

We are working on a demo level, and on an ocean shader :

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(As always, the GUI is in progress.)

S.

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:15 pm
by N0vember
Haha, vous êtes français !
Nice looking water

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:24 pm
by AshMcConnell
That's AWESOME!

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:02 pm
by suny2000
I'm playing with Particle universe, and I'm quite happy with it.
Good looking explosions, at last!!!

A medium explosion:
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A big one, for the evil bosses:
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Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:10 pm
by AshMcConnell
That looks great!!

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:01 pm
by xrgo
Amazing! love the camera shake

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:04 am
by suny2000
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=.... SEE YOU AT THE STUNFEST! ....=

We are delighted to have been selected to participate at the STUNFEST!
The Stunfest is a great videogames festival, in Rennes, France. It will take place this week-end. … Conferences, indie games, superplay, concerts, E-sport, a lot of arcade games…

We are going to show the SHMUP Creator to everyone at the indie games floor. We worked on a nice demo to show what people can do with the tool, and I hope you'll enjoy it!

See you there, if you can!

Some new screenshot of the demo level in the editor:
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Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:22 pm
by suny2000
Hi,
some gifs to show the new 2D features: we can now snap sprites in the 3D editor. (the assets are not mine, by the way...)
The sprites are working in the 3D world, and so are in reality plane meshes.

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This other gif show that the snap is using the sprites borders, and works well even if the sprites are rotated:

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S.

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:33 pm
by suny2000
Hi everyone!
It's been a long time since my last update. I'm still working on the SHMUP Creator, but part-time, due to real-world constraints.
The good news is, it's now feature complete!

You can read the last update on the blog.
I'm now working on debugging, documentation, presets... The last few things which takes time to complete. But I'm close!


Some pictures of earlier updates:
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multi-directionnal-scrolling

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gameplay-preview

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bullet-engine-optimizations

S.

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:14 pm
by xrgo
This is one of the coolest Ogre projects around! keep it up!! ::clap-clap::

Re: Shmup Creator

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:35 pm
by AshMcConnell
Completely agree, this is an awesome project. All the best with it!