The Mac version of the Ballistick proof of concept is now available. Please download it, test it, and leave feedback in our forum so that we can better...
Ballistick is an homage to the stick figure flash videos of the early 2000’s. It combines tactical realism and over-the-top violence to capture the absurdity of the era. The player will navigate multiple planes of two dimensional combat as they gun their way to the objective. Be sure to take cover when the gun runs dry, because a reload isn't just a click away. Each action of the reload sequence requires input from the player, from pulling out magazines to chambering rounds. The player will even have to pump shotguns and pull the pin out of grenades. Ballistick is reexamining the way we design gun mechanics. So keep your head down, and stick it to 'em.
In the second episode of our bi-weekly developer diary, Art Director Bennett Tyler, walks you though exactly how we get the stick figures to die so gruesomely in our tactical side-scroller, Ballistick. If you have any experience with Adobe Flash you will be able to follow along quite easily, but for those who don't, here is your chance to see the other side of game development. It may not be as glorious as you think.
2D animation entails painstaking work as each frame has to be crafted nearly entirely by hand (though Flash helps a bit with this of course!). Check out our video below and be sure to tune in every other week to learn more about how Ballistick is being developed.
And of course, if you still haven't played our proof of concept, download it here:
Missed episode 1 of our developer diary? You can still view it here.
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Jul 19 2014, 6:58pm
New Ballistick videos are out! Listen to our Producer, Owen talk about where Bomb Shelter Games has come from... T.co
Jul 4 2014, 3:18pm
Check out the guided walk-through of our proof of concept for our upcoming title, Ballistick. It's narrated by... T.co
Jun 28 2014, 11:13pm
The BSG team just submitted out game "Ballistick" to Boston Festival of Indie Games wish us luck! Ballistick is... T.co
Jun 20 2014, 12:56pm
Just sent in our game "Ballistick" to @BostonFIG! Fingers crossed. Special thanks to the volunteers who run this thing! They don't get paid.
Jun 20 2014, 12:41pm
@BostonFIG Having a bit of trouble with the Event Brite page. Sent you all a contact form. Thanks!
Jun 20 2014, 12:25am
We've got a new team member and a new summer goal. It's crunch time to get our latest demo ready for the Boston... T.co
Jun 2 2014, 8:26am
It's crunch time to get our new demo into @BostonFIG keep an eye out for more info on our next title.
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Aug 29 2013, 9:04pm
Just remember, every game you have ever played started out as little more than blocks in space. Here are the... T.co
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