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Blaze is a sci-fi first person shooter action game using a modified Chocolate-Doom engine. It's about shooting a lot of aliens, mutants and whatever else there might be.

//== Story
You're on a mission to find out why all communications were lost on the KW-739 colony. As your ship approaches the planet, they fire on the ship and it crashlands. Looks like you're the only survivor. Now you have to get off the ship, find out what's going on, get the communications working again and find a way off the planet.

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1 comment by TwinBeast on Feb 11th, 2015

Doomed Chocolates

The project changed to use a modified Chocolate-Doom engine a while ago. More possibility for lots of action without framerate going too low. The game palette gets actually used in everything. Using C instead of QuakeC to do the gameplay allows more control how it plays, but I'm not exactly an engine programmer, so some difficult to do features might not be there.


The Aliens Again?


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Player got a night vision mode, which turns everything green and boosts the lightlevel. It uses some energy. Running use the same energy too. The movement speeds can go through some changes. The default move speed is supposed to be run, and the faster speed is meant to be powerup type running. There's air control and player can jump pretty high.

Player has 4 of the previous weapons improved/redesigned. Other weapons going to get the same treatment. I've made the weapons possible to reload in the models. Reload feature is not yet in game. It may be an option or part of a higher difficulty level. Player takes no damage from his own weapons, but it could be another difficulty level setting.

The difficulty level settings may be customizable, so you could play some serious realistic game with fewer difficult monsters or some brainless fun with tons of easy monsters, or some ultra hardcore mode with every setting turned to the max + 1.


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The things can be over/under each other without any problems. Including making some crazy pyramids out of them. There is probably no limit how many can be piled.

Weapon damage can now do Z thrust. So, you can teach them the superman!

The game also runs at 40 tics per second. 35 ticrate of Doom has always felt a little strange.

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TwinBeast Creator
TwinBeast Jan 16 2014, 7:30am says:

I'm thinking I'll take the Alternate Firemodes away from the weapons. It sort of results the other (or the alternate) firemode being more useful, and the other other totally useless.

Like the Sword could fire the 5 projectiles, and use 5 ammo, or just swing it without projectiles without using ammo. But there was basically no reason not to use the projectile attack with it...

The Pulse Rifle could fire 10 pulses at once with a long delay, or 1 with short delay. Even though the 10 attack had some inaccuracy/spread, it was more effective.

The A-T Rifle could fire a piercing/ripper bullet or an explosive bullet.. This was sort of 50/50 usefulness on both, but the explosive bullets would probably make a rocket launcher totally useless.

So, maybe better just have 1 attack per weapon.

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numbersix
numbersix Jan 22 2014, 12:27pm replied:

Would you consider a cvar controlled option for alternate fire modes?

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TwinBeast Creator
TwinBeast Feb 8 2014, 11:21am replied:

Another alternate solution would be to change the firemode with the Weapon Selection keys, and only have one attack button.

Then there should be something to indicate the firemode in the weapon model or the hud.

But this is still something that I'd only do if I can think of some better alternate firemodes...

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TwinBeast Creator
TwinBeast Jan 24 2014, 5:32pm replied:

Alternate solution for alternate fire modes would be to allow player using two weapons at the same time.. one in right hand, another in left hand.

Player may need to press one extra button before changing the weapons, so the game knows which weapon player wants to change.

Default fire buttons: Left Mouse Button would fire the left weapon, and Right MB would fire the right weapon.. might feel a bit strange if people are used to having one weapon at the right, which would be fired with the Left MB.

Of course the fire buttons could be flipped, but that might feel strange too!?

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TwinBeast Creator
TwinBeast Jan 23 2014, 4:20pm replied:

If I have alt fires, then they'd be always available.

But overall I have the feeling they wouldn't add anything to the game, most of them would end up being almost duplicates of some other attack. Like if every weapon has some kind of explosion/shotgun spread alt fire... then there wouldn't be much point in having a rocket launcher or a shotgun...

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TwinBeast Creator
TwinBeast Dec 20 2013, 3:26pm says:

Recorded some sounds today.. should be enough material to make some sound for most things I have so far.

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grabeskuehle
grabeskuehle Dec 12 2013, 8:52am says:

Yeah, nice quake'ish style, like that!

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theJRock
theJRock Dec 2 2013, 9:17am says:

I'm happy for the game breaking the top 700 out of like 16,000 here.

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TwinBeast Creator
TwinBeast Dec 5 2013, 4:24pm replied:

That rank sure changes a lot. First time today I look at it, almost 700.. hour later I look at it.. somewhere around 5000.. and now few hours later I look at it, it's about 600.

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theJRock
theJRock Dec 7 2013, 10:45am replied:

Its 1,000 something right now. Still impressive.

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