Black Ice is a Hack and Shoot - a cyberpunk first person shooter / hack and slash rpg about hacking.  Think Borderlands meets Tron.  The cyber-world is procedurally generated, the colors are neon, the loot is randomized, and the lasers are loud. Black Ice is in Open Alpha until Saturday, March 15, so you can play right now!
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Black Ice Linux 0.4.500

Black Ice Linux 0.4.500

Aug 11, 2014 Demo 0 comments

The TL;DR is that I changed a ton of numbers, fixed a bunch of bugs, and added a new item: The Lasbreaker. You should be able to carry over your old saves...

Black Ice Mac 0.4.500

Black Ice Mac 0.4.500

Aug 11, 2014 Demo 0 comments

The TL;DR is that I changed a ton of numbers, fixed a bunch of bugs, and added a new item: The Lasbreaker. You should be able to carry over your old saves...

Black Ice Windows 0.4.500

Black Ice Windows 0.4.500

Aug 11, 2014 Demo 0 comments

The TL;DR is that I changed a ton of numbers, fixed a bunch of bugs, and added a new item: The Lasbreaker. You should be able to carry over your old saves...

Black Ice - Version 0.3.000 - Linux Demo

Black Ice - Version 0.3.000 - Linux Demo

Jun 6, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Tons of changes this patch! Item/Difficulty scaling, graphical updates, bug fixes, and more!

Black Ice - Version 0.3.000 - Mac Demo

Black Ice - Version 0.3.000 - Mac Demo

Jun 6, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Tons of changes this patch! Item/Difficulty scaling, graphical updates, bug fixes, and more!

Black Ice - Version 0.3.000 - Windows Demo

Black Ice - Version 0.3.000 - Windows Demo

Jun 6, 2014 Demo 2 comments

Tons of changes this patch! Item/Difficulty scaling, graphical updates, bug fixes, and more!

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 10 2014, 8:08pm replied:

Well yeah but does it do the sound effect and does it fire a huge blue laser that decimates everything it touches?

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BlackIceTheGame
BlackIceTheGame Feb 4 2014, 5:37pm replied:

You could always just get Twitter - I'm on there all the time. I do want to add wandering enemies.

As for weapons, well, you can now get fireball weapons that set things on fire, which is new. I'm surprised you think you get the best weapons near the beginning - it's possible, but pretty unlikely.

Tron Cycles are going to be a thing, for racing outside the city.

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 4 2014, 5:53pm replied:

Well, you see the thing is... Twitter is blocked. My dad is a little overly strict about the web. I definitely would follow if i could get a Twitter account though!

As for the weapons it only takes me a matter of minutes of hacking, slashing and selling to be able to buy it in a shop. I was able to buy one on my first playthrough when I was about level 5 or something. It was the AMRAM. On another playthrough I was about level 10 and got the meglaser. or whatever it was called... Memory is a bit foggy so if it's actually impossible to get them at those levels, just add 5. Still takes a matter of minutes though if you know how to level up quickly. Strats from a friend! :3

Also with Light Cycles comes a new idea. Other cities! Maybe different kinds of cities where they have a set culture. Meaning you could start in an American city and travel to a Mexican/Chinese city with unique server names relating to the culture. Maybe even add oceans to traverse with hackable boats or ships. Then maybe ship battles!

Just realizing that ideas take seconds but actually making them real could take months or years... Whatever you can do would be awesome.

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BlackIceTheGame
BlackIceTheGame Feb 5 2014, 6:33pm replied:

One of the things I've been thinking about doing is adding level requirements to items so you *have* to level up before you can use the really good items. Right now, the only barrier to better items is RAM cost. I think that's fair, for now. If you spend points on RAM, you won't have as good offense or defense.

I would love to do other cities with specific buildings and stuff, but I think it might make more sense to focus on the one city, and make it spectacular and more varying. Instead of having a Bejing and a Mexico City, I could combine them and have a Chinatown and a Mexicotown within one big city. It makes the one city more interesting.

Ships, I think, would be a bit too much. Vehicles are probably outside my scope, but having an ability that simulates a light cycle should be doable. You're totally right that ideas that take seconds to come up with can take months to implement.

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 5 2014, 7:57pm replied:

I just want to see how far this game will come over the years. I think it's going to be epic.

The level cap should definitely be a thing. I am in total agreement with that.

I see what you mean about the mixed culture servers. Actually, it kind of reminds me of Epcot from Disney World. A bunch of cultures mixed into one area. I think that's pretty cool. Can't wait for that!

Also I see the ships would be a little too big a project. I'm just throwing out an idea that could possibly be done. It would be pretty cool but the way the game is now I see that isn't possible at the moment.

Also I subscribed to you on YouTube. :3

Now, I was told by my friend that multiplayer will be a thing sometime? How is that going to work out? Just local servers?

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BlackIceTheGame
BlackIceTheGame Feb 5 2014, 10:48pm replied:

I do love Epcot, so that's high praise! Did you know the sky was inspired by the Infinity Room effect at end of the Spaceship Earth ride at Epcot?

Glad you subbed to my youtube - I don't post videos much, but I do keep the playlists updated with people that make videos!

Multiplayer will be co-op, and yeah just local servers. Think Minecraft.

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 6 2014, 4:08pm replied:

I did not know that about Epcot! That's pretty cool to hear. Or... read I guess...

Also if I were to think Minecraft then I'd be thinking of not just local servers but public servers as well hosted by a website and plugins. That and modded servers too.

That should be interesting when it comes out.

I will try to work on a video as soon as possible, but apparently my recording software requires admin rights. I'm getting that fixed soon.

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BlackIceTheGame
BlackIceTheGame Feb 7 2014, 6:27pm replied:

Well, I don't have plans for modded servers, but if I find a way to do that easily, I'll make that happen. You should be able to start a server, maybe just a listen server at first (as opposed to a dedicated server where you can have no one playing). Either way, you'll be able to give out the IP address associated with the server so others can join.

Take your time on a video, it's all good :)

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 7 2014, 9:05pm replied:

Admin rights fixed. Now I can record. Expect a video sometime next week. Possibly a little later if there are unforeseen events that'll push back recording and production time.

When in doubt, study. If my father was correct in saying that almost all scripting languages are similar, maybe Minecraft Forge could help you get an idea of how to make singleplayer mods possible and maybe even server mods.

Though maybe Unity's scripting is way different from Java... I haven't scripted with Unity or anything else for that matter. Just Java.

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BlackIceTheGame
BlackIceTheGame Feb 9 2014, 3:23am replied:

Right, I know modding is definitely possible, but I need to make the core game good enough to make people want to make mods, lol. It's more of a focus thing.

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