King Randall's Party is a side-scrolling fortress defense game where you build your defenses block by block, from the ground up, to defend the Royal Treasury from... the King! King Randall MCXXXVIII has just been crowned and has decided to throw a massive coronation party in celebration. You, playing as the Royal Treasurer, cannot allow the kingdoms precious funds from being spent in such a frivolous manner; the King must be stopped!
A new Devlog showing off how the enemy destroys the environment, as well as some structural collapses. I also go a little into the Construction system, and why it's important.
Posted by GorillaOne on Feb 5th, 2013
So I'll clarify a bit here, since I only barely mention it in the video. Enemies don't simply attack objects they come into contact with. A wall, such as in the video, will have several pathfinding links going through it. These links will be of a Tunnel type. When an enemy gets to a Tunnel link (or any other construction type: bridge or ladder) instead of moving through it, it sends a ConstructionRequest to the game. The game then plans out what the tunnel will look like, and sends out a bunch of orders to different units to destroy or construct tiles.
Ok, so what's cool about this? Well, since I can easily edit the contents of this Tunnel plan, I can make it so that instead of JUST destroying the tiles, the enemy also replaces them with support tiles to prevent collapse. It's a pretty neat, robust, and flexible system. I'm excited to see how I can expand it to help create a better player experience.