Flutter Bombs started as a study of environment and landscape development tools in UDK. As the environment evolved, a game started to take shape that involved the flight and travels of a butterfly. As I learned more about the engine, including the existing inventory management system and projectile library, I made a decision to weaponize the butterfly. At surface level there was a lot of humor in this process. At a deeper level, the concept of weaponizing a butterfly showcases the absurdity of violence, yet acknowledges nature can be pretty violent.

The game quickly became an aerial combat experience with a heavily armed butterfly equipped for both air and ground based combat. The player can find wingset upgrades to unlock new weapon types. Originally developed for PC, this game sees continued development as a twin stick shooter on iOS & Android, has a variation available in VR, and the primary development will be due for release on Xbox One in fall of 2016.

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Multiplayer replication testing has proved to be pretty challenging, but moving forward. The biggest challenges with network testing included research on what was natively replicated and studying various examples from both multiplayer marketplace content and example resources also found online.

The biggest challenge in this part was probably dealing with player controllers. I've typically put a lot of code into player controllers for single player content, but didn't realize that the player controller was not replicated due to security reasons. So, I had to find alternative ways to communicate with client controllers to make sure the game state could do what it needed with client HUD's listening to the game state to display the correct information.

Also improved in this dev session were the bots. Obstacle avoidance still needs to be looked at and strategized based on multiplayer map design intent/theme. General decision making works now with correct priorities for decisions (i.e. above all, choose to find some nectar...or we are doomed!) and creates some pretty fun gameplay. The next build release will probably include a level filled with bots to play around with.

Beyond that, hoping to get the multiplayer lobby squared away soon to start testing online!

Flutter Bombs - 2015 Year in Review

Flutter Bombs - 2015 Year in Review

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2015 was a productive year for Flutter Bombs, and 2016 looks even more promising.

Flutter Bombs! v1.0.6 Coming Soon

Flutter Bombs! v1.0.6 Coming Soon

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Flutter Bombs! version 1.0.6 is on the horizon and includes several updates.

Flutter Bombs! v1.0.5 now available

Flutter Bombs! v1.0.5 now available

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It's been awhile since any news updates but a lot has been going on with Flutter Bombs! Have presented this demo at technology parties, game festivals...

Flutter Bombs - PC Demo

Flutter Bombs - PC Demo

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Presented the PC demo of Flutter Bombs at Baltimore Innovation Week's closing party this past Friday night!

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TonyPowell
TonyPowell

Hey hey Hadar! This game is coming along nicely! Keep up the great work bro!!! :)

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sporx Creator
sporx

what's up Tony! thanks man!

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TheBKCast
TheBKCast

The game looks beautiful!

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sporx Creator
sporx

thanks!

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Rafficka
Rafficka

I am genuinely surprised at how quickly you managed to transform this into a game! Good work, you can bet I will be buying this when it releases!

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sporx Creator
sporx

much appreciated! epic/UDK is fixing a bug in native code at the moment regarding ad interfaces, but as soon as that is fixed, i'll have this thing re-submitted (though i still want this game to be free and without ads for a little while). thanks again!

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Rafficka
Rafficka

Looks very intriguing, I am excited to see this game grow!

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TheDapperjester
TheDapperjester

Hey saw this and the description really interested me I'm always looking for games along this line to record and show off. Looking forward to hearing more info about this in the future.

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sporx Creator
sporx

thanks man. will try and keep this site updated as i build more content for this project.

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7game
7game

Seems interesting, tracking.

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