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NOTICE: This project has, unfortunately, been officially closed for now. I'm guessing most people would have seen that coming... uh... a good year or so ago when I stopped updating it. But here's the official notice: I'm no longer working on this particular project. It was a learning experience for me, on how NOT to create a game, and ultimately it fell into disarray as my ideas became impossible and bugs prevailed.

I'll probably archive it soon, and I don't have any intention of finishing this particular game. I have some interest in rebooting it later as a more mature project, but if I did that I'd probably start it as a whole new game, with a better engine and possibly a development team.

Thanks everyone for the interest, and I'm sorry I let you guys down. :P

Welcome to the Apocalypse...
A world torn apart from war and destruction, where only few can live amongst the burning wastelands. Constant military struggles against an unwithering foe and large survivor movements... can you survive?

Explore open worlds with dynamic effects!
Each game is different! Explore a open wasteland, where the odd tree and salvageable piece of equipment lay dormant upon the land. NPC camps, survivors and the powerful mutant zombies make each night a deadly struggle.

Build an inventory out of varied items and materials.
Scavenge resources from nearby deposits, and then get set into building a fort out of multiple types of buildings and shelters. Collect unique guns and melee weapons, collect useful tools and build defensive emplacements in case the zombies decide to pay you a visit.

Build a thriving survivor empire!
Hire NPCs that are attempting to survive the apocalypse. Different types of survivors including Grunts, Doctors, Ex-Military and Thiefs provide unique roles and abilities! Build a base out of buildings, construct living quarters and launch assults against rival NPC towns.

Apocalyptic is a small top down survival and base building game being built inside Scirra Construct Classic. This game is not designed to compete against the major indie titles out there- rather, it's designed as both a learning experience and also a fun little game where the player can just mess about how he wishes- while staying alive, of course.

This game favours perma-death and survival aspects such as hunger, fatigue and strength. Of course, when the game is finished this will all be togglable if you just want to mess about in the game.

Apocalyptic has had great contributions in the form of music and ideas from the people listed below, and for that I thank them immensely! I'm the one putting the game together, however, this is my first game I have ever publicly developed and therefore I am learning as I go.

Attention: I'm looking for a texturer to texture some of the basic models that this game uses. Not looking for anybody super highly skilled, just somebody that knows how to add a texture to a model (and a simple minecraft style texture at that).

- mechwarrior24 (Design)
- Spades (Design/Art)
- Static Dogma (Musician)
- yoniluria (Musician) ----

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2 comments by mechwarrior24 on Dec 11th, 2012

Guess what guys? It's getting that time of year. And soon, the world will end, and the Apocalyptic will rise...

Actually, I find that hilarious. I'm a firm believer in science and logical thought, and there's nothing logical about it. But anyway, onto the game. The game's rolling along, sorta, it's becoming more of an overall project than a single game. I'm really focused on creating a wasteland based zombie survival game with grid style building. Doubt I'm going to really achieve that with Construct, nor with the current game's system, since it really is extremely simplistic. So, I'm thinking this version will be the game's concept prototype, and then I can go onto Unity 3D or something and take advantage of advanced features to create a far more enjoyable and interesting game. :D

I've implemented a simple world generation system, one that generates a simple wasteland of forests, lakes and more out of a simple grid. That means I've gone back away from prebuilt towns... in fact, the only "buildings" that exist are ruins that offer temporary shelter or loot spawners. The idea is that the player builds his own makeshift shelters, like Minecraft. The game's original idea.

Promotional image, or something. Not a screenshot. :(

Other civilians now have classes, which will eventually translate into different graphical styles and weapons. I'm going to keep the idea of different NPCs only being able to do different roles. Doctors, for example, will always be able to heal friendly characters, while builders are required to complete building projects- you're not exactly a jack of all trades.

It's actually sort of playable, in a boring way. The Hunger, Thirst and Fatigue stats all work now, as well as most inventory items. I've implemented a primitive loot generation system, so it's possible to generate those around the place. What I'd like to do now is add in the world objects, such as ruins of houses, abondoned camps, crashes vehicles/helicopters etc, which will provide light shelter and will spawn loot. Then, I need to finish the system that generates zombie hordes/civilian groups, and it's will hopefully be playable. Basically.

Also not a screenshot. Aw.

There's been tons of other changes too, but I wont go through them here. Actually, yes I will... here's some:

- Two new weapons- Revolver, and Bolt Action Rifle
- NPC classes framework
- Simplistic Military Camp spawns on the map with tents and soldiers
- Military Vehicle, Military Truck and Attack Helicopter
- Better combat system
- Shiny new soundscape for the sandbox mode
- 16 consumable items, 4 working weapons, 2 tools without inventory listings
- Added container object type, so any object can contain loot really :P
- Other tweaks and bits and pieces

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TheUnabridgedGamer Nov 15 2011, 9:51am says:

This project looks very promising (and your utilization of 3D models is impressive, good show sir!). I look forward to it.

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mechwarrior24 Creator
mechwarrior24 Nov 16 2011, 5:34am replied:

Thanks! We'll be uploading some new screenshots soon that showcase some new graphics- most of the ones in the current screenshots are placeholders.

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TheUnabridgedGamer Nov 30 2011, 12:04pm replied:

Looking good. Especially for just one guy working on it.

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mechwarrior24 Creator
mechwarrior24 Dec 5 2011, 12:11am replied:

I can't say that's entirely true. I am the only one working with it within Construct, however there is now a friend helping with the graphics and another with music.

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mechwarrior24 Creator
mechwarrior24 Nov 12 2011, 9:33pm says:

I am thinking that is is time we uploaded a demo soon... it still isn't ready yet, but perhaps just to show you guys what's been going on? What do you think?

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TheUnabridgedGamer Oct 18 2011, 12:09am says:

The new images look good. Best of luck!

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susanto Sep 21 2011, 7:08am says:

Sound good,i going to try the demo

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mechwarrior24 Creator
mechwarrior24 Aug 18 2011, 8:58am says:

I didn't want to create a whole new News section, because I just posted one before hand and it takes awhile for it to be authorized.

I just wanted to say that I've organized with the amazingly talented Vortek to use some of his unique music in Apocalyptic. This music didn't make it into R1.1, but R.1.2 is definitely going to contain his music to jam to!

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mrtaterz Aug 5 2011, 12:30pm says:

I really like the monochromatic art style that you guys are trying to implement into the game, but the problem would be actually seeing your player and the enemies.
A good suggestion and I hope you take it seriously, is to make you and the enemies glow. I have a feeling other people including me, are going to have a hard time playing the game.

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mechwarrior24 Creator
mechwarrior24 Aug 6 2011, 6:08am replied:

Thank you for your feedback. The next version will have things like zooming in and out with some graphics improvements that will make it easier to "see" the player and other elements of the game.

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FullMetal358 Jul 31 2011, 11:38pm says:

Tracking sounds like a sweet game hope this works out

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mechwarrior24 Creator
mechwarrior24 Aug 1 2011, 12:55am replied:

Thanks! I'm hoping that by posting it on Mod DB I'll stop myself from giving up half way when I hit a particular annoying problem or limit with Construct.

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TheUnabridgedGamer Aug 5 2011, 10:35am replied:

I really suggest you stop saying -so much- that you might give up on the project. I realize you're trying to be honest, but serious developers will see that as a sign of laziness or apathy.

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mechwarrior24 Creator
mechwarrior24 Aug 6 2011, 6:06am replied:

Hmm... whoops. I knew that.

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