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Necro Mutex [Demo Vid 2 Mins]

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:41 am
by mkultra333
After an eternity of part time development and the last couple of years of full time development, my game "Necro Mutex" is nearing completion. Hopefully I'll have it up and ready on Steam within the next 6-8 weeks. Still got some debugging and tweaking to go, but I thought I'd post a video. The game is a first person shooter, and is playable as both a normal game and a Vive VR game.

The game itself consists of 1000 procedurally generated sectors (maps) that can be played in any order. So you can skip sectors and pick and choose which to play. They start out small and very easy down at sector 000, and gradually get larger and more difficult as they go up toward sector 999. In fact, at some point they become impossible, but where they become impossible will depend on the skill of the player. Everything after about level 300 can be pretty challenging.

The player collects points for killing monsters and uses those points to increase various weapons and skills. The goal is to find an escape pod, there are 7 escape pods scattered through the 1000 sectors. You get a bronze, silver, gold (or higher) medal depending on how far you manage to get before deciding to use an escape pod.

I'll show some VR play later, it uses a different renderer and has less monsters at a time since you have to really economize your GPU/CPU usage in VR. For now, here's a demo of some normal FPS play. This is more or less mid game, up at sector 376.

Edit: Not sure if it's just me but the video doesn't seem to play on this page, so the direct link is here

Re: Necro Mutex (Sneek Peek)

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 10:04 pm
by Lax
Wow great game concept with the sectors :shock: !

Re: Necro Mutex (Sneek Peek)

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 3:00 am
by mkultra333
Thanks. Since I had a method to create as many maps as I liked, I figured it would be an interesting way to handle difficulty and game balance.

Re: Necro Mutex (Sneek Peek)

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 8:38 pm
by Kojack

(Video plays fine for me on the page, using firefox)

Re: Necro Mutex (Sneek Peek)

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:33 am
by mkultra333
Yeah, I think it's just my browser, noticed vids on other sites aren't playing either.

Re: Necro Mutex [Updated: Vive VR demo]

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 11:31 am
by mkultra333
Here's a demo of VR play. This is with the HTC Vive, on a GeForce GTX-970.

Getting good performance in VR is difficult, and in the end I had to write an extra renderer just for VR. The player has several different options to choose from for rendering. In theory they could use the same rendering as the normal, non-VR game, but in practice most people won't have the GPU power to use that with adequate results.

This demonstration uses the second lowest setting, which I find works quite well and looks good in VR.

I've made a few other changes to the game as a whole, mostly minor, but a major one is that there are now 10,000 levels instead of just 1,000.

This is sector 1313, a relatively small and easy level. Later levels are longer and much more difficult.

Re: Necro Mutex [Demo Vid 2 Mins]

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:10 am
by mkultra333
Continuing work, making final fixes and tweaks, integrating Steam. Also time to start promotion, so here's my first demo video, runs just over 2 minutes.

Re: Necro Mutex [Demo Vid 2 Mins]

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:28 pm
by Zonder
so good to see this finally getting near completion and release :D

Re: Necro Mutex [Demo Vid 2 Mins]

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:47 pm
by mkultra333
Thanks. :)