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Blademaster: Duelist [Fight system demo available!]

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:11 pm
by przemir
Hi everyone,

"Blademaster: Arena" is a sword fight simulator greatly inspired by "Die by the sword" game. Here you fight with mouse movements.


You can download fight system demo on the site: https://www.indiedb.com/games/blademast ... mo-2018-10

Previous videos:



Project is developed by me, except maybe some files from my friend's code (connected with his module for maintaing serialization and scripting) from the old times when we though we will make a fantasy RPG ;)

I plan to make multiplayer and add AI bots to make it possible to play in singleplayer mode as well.

Used libraries: Ogre, Particle Universe, RakNet, Bullet, Qt, OIS, FMOD.

Re: Blademaster

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:27 pm
by madmarx
Yeah that's really cool :D . I suppose though that it will be very hard to have a "long fight" (I mean "first to attack" is " first to win" maybe?).

Re: Blademaster

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:05 pm
by dgraisins
This is pretty cool. :D

Re: Blademaster

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:51 pm
by przemir
madmarx wrote:Yeah that's really cool :D . I suppose though that it will be very hard to have a "long fight" (I mean "first to attack" is " first to win" maybe?).
Blocking won't be the only option. Fast movements (by double-pressing direction keys) may help to avoid attack. Shield and inpenetrable metal armor parts also may decrease chance of being hit.

Re: Blademaster

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:51 pm
by getouttahere
not bad

Re: Blademaster

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:07 pm
by loath
very cool!

Re: Blademaster

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:38 pm
by przemir
New video with duel available. I have improved fight system a little and switched to Ogre 2.1.

Re: Blademaster

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:16 pm
by przemir
New video available.

Re: Blademaster

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:53 am
by NotCamelCase
Better animations + shiny environment, it'll look great, good progress! what's with the blurring when attacking though? Very annoying.

Re: Blademaster

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:00 pm
by przemir
NotCamelCase wrote:what's with the blurring when attacking though? Very annoying.
Blurry shader is to signal slow motion - it is launched automatically when enemy strikes. As game fight is fast paced and you have to react for enemy movement really fast, slow motion gives you a little more time. But yes - right now it looks ugly. I will try to improve this shader.

Re: Blademaster

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:00 pm
by xrgo
looking good!
but I agree, try changing that blur postprocess for something else... maybe a color grading? or maybe make the blur affect more at the borders and less in te center?

Re: Blademaster: Duelist [Greenlight]

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:12 pm
by przemir
I have submitted my game to Steam Greenlight (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... =864736784). I have planned to do it later, but as the greenlight has to be replaced in near future I decided to do it now.

Re: Blademaster: Duelist [Greenlight]

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:53 pm
by przemir
As you can see, I've changed look of the arena level. Other changes:
- Obstacles such as colums will protect from slashes
- Replaced my collision engine with Bullet Physics Engine
- Using normal and roughness map

Re: Blademaster: Duelist

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:54 pm
by przemir
Blademaster: Duelist got greenlit!

Steam Greenlight link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... =864736784

Re: Blademaster: Duelist

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:20 pm
by przemir
I return to network synchronization after few years. The main problem here was that one player could change other's sword position. I don't present slow motion here as it stll need polishing.

Two instances of game running on one computer:
- left side: server, character controlled trough AI (bot)
- right side: client, character controlled trough input (played myself)
From 00:21 I set camera on server's side to focus on another player.


Re: Blademaster: Duelist [Fight system demo available!]

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:51 pm
by przemir
I have decided to upload demo version of my current progress in Blademaster: Duelist.
It is fight system demo. This means that although many of things like graphics or game rules may change in production,
the game I develop will be build upon this fight system.

Demo on the site: http://www.indiedb.com/games/blademaste ... 2018-03-08

Edit

Lesson after uploading: Resize your textures!

There is some problem with openGL in some computers when game is trying to load big texture (I have one with size 4373 x 3283) and crashes. The last information in log is that:

Code: Select all

10:56:22: Texture: loading brick-wall-texture0010_fullSeamless.jpg as brick-wall-texture0010_fullSeamless.jpg
I have uploaded demo with textures with maximum 2048 size so the problem above should not occur.

Re: Blademaster: Duelist [Fight system demo available!]

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:24 pm
by przemir
New demo available at:
https://www.indiedb.com/games/blademast ... mo-2018-06

I added shield and new weapons: sabre and flail.


Re: Blademaster: Duelist [Fight system demo available!]

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:00 pm
by przemir
I uploaded new demo:
https://www.indiedb.com/games/blademast ... mo-2018-10

Most important changes
- Attacks are more dynamic.
- Hit feedback: blood splash when player was hit, and number of damages floating above enemy when enemy was hit.
- Added sword trail.
- Added stamina.
- Thrust and short distance slashes are now possible using left mouse button. Left mouse button still isn't necessary to perform long range slashes.


Re: Blademaster: Duelist [Fight system demo available!]

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:30 pm
by Ural_4320
Good call on adding the sword trails: it makes the fights more "readable", as the usual sword moves may look uncoordinated and messy to the untrained eye. Same for the blood splashes, as sometimes you can "miss" the fact you've been hit when engaged in a very tense fight. You're doing great on that game, I'm eager to see what the final product will be!

Re: Blademaster: Duelist [Fight system demo available!]

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:50 pm
by Stella365
Not bad at all.