A side-scrolling tactical 2D shooter that sets out to be challenging and to some extent realistic. The goal is to resolve situations where armed suspects and hostages are involved -- with as little bloodshed as possible. Inspiration is taken from the Police Quest and Rainbow Six series, while I add my own touch of blood and gore.

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5 comments by isbeorn on Mar 24th, 2015

I don't want to give you the impression that the project is standing still so it's about time I wrote something again. I have been busy, working almost non-stop the past few weekends and at least one workday evening each week. One reason I've been quiet about it is that what I've been implementing isn't new, it's all been there before and you've already played it. I've been re-writing large parts of my engine since it was very hard to maintain and expand, in fact I've re-written almost all of it. So I haven't felt there to be much value in showing features that were already there in previous versions. Please let me know if you'd be interested in that stuff anyway, after all it would be nice to have more reason to drop more frequent updates (though they would be mostly technical in nature).

Some things are new though. The levels are in 3D now. The level layout is the same but it adds true perspective to the environment instead of the 2D trickery I had to do before which were sometimes annoyingly complicated. This also opens up for adding lighting and other cool 3D stuff. For now the characters remain two dimensional just like before so gameplay stays the same. I will look at adding 3D physics for debris and level props.The other major thing is that I've made a new and better way to render decals in the level (blood on the floor and walls, bullet holes etc.). It should give a substantial performance improvement, not just because the new method is faster but also because the decal drawing has been the number one bottleneck before. It looks promising but I need to do some full out tests before I know for sure.

So what we are looking at before the next demo release is for me to finish implementing the features that were in the previous demos. From a top perspective and without diving into details, that would be the AI, the weapons and some level design.

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Screenshot of new level with the new 3D perspective.

Again, please leave a comment if you'd like to see more updates. Bye for now and thanks for your support!

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Demo 3

Demo 3

Jul 5, 2013 Demo 30 comments

The third Blood and Bullet demo adds more game play mechanics. Use concussion grenades to overwhelm the suspects. Restrain them, secure their weapons...

Demo 2

Demo 2

Apr 19, 2013 Demo 2 comments

This demo is more of a taste of game play than the previous one, but still with some obvious parts missing. There are more weapons, a bit of AI, rooms...

Sandbox/tech demo

Sandbox/tech demo

Mar 15, 2013 Demo 4 comments

This is not a game-play demo. I just want to point that out. It's a sandbox/tech demo of the features so far. It's scaled down a bit to keep it simple...

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stevie231 Jun 6 2015, 1:47pm says:

Almost 2 months without updates? :(

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isbeorn Creator
isbeorn Jun 10 2015, 12:43pm replied:

Sorry guys, it's been going slow lately. My current task is to re-implement the ragdolls. Rest assured that I'm working on it at least one session each week. I'll see if I can maybe round up some relevant changes for a news post.

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stevie231 Jun 10 2015, 3:28pm replied:

No need to rush! Keep doing this awesome work at your own pace :)

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mauriciosassakicg Mar 1 2015, 2:57am says:

i've found 2 issues on demo 3, when you hold lmb, and the button of respective weapon, he shots super fast, and when you run towards a door, you pass trough it, keep updating the game and i looking foward for demo 4, loving this game, i aways going to support it!

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isbeorn Jun 10 2015, 12:59pm replied:

I could reproduce it now. Thanks. It's simply standing next to the door with the walk key pressed and then pressing sprint. For some reason, mauriciosassakicg, I read your original report as two separate things. Reading them as one I understood it :). Movement is completely re-written for the new demo so it's already fixed.

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isbeorn Mar 1 2015, 3:34am replied:

Haha you found that one, congratulations! I remember leaving that one in for a fun exploit. It will be removed for the next version of course. Not sure about the other one but maybe the door is destroyed when you shoot at it? Thanks for supporting :)

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Proxystarkilla Jun 5 2015, 8:54am replied:

No, I've had it too with the door. It's definitely there and closed, by sort of pressing sprint on and off while walking into the door, you'll go through it.

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stevie231 May 10 2015, 4:35pm replied:

Using this with the shotgun is pretty fun! No one survives the full auto blast :P

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isbeorn Feb 14 2015, 2:08pm replied:

Not a dumb question! I have no plans for making a drawing program so textures need to be imported. They can be created in any program that exports the targa (.tga) format as that is what I use for textures. Thanks!

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