Bailter Ray is a single player total conversion mod using Unreal Tournament 3 as a development platform. Made over 12 weeks this is the work of four people Pip Robbins, Paul Smith, Zhao Zhang and Rebecca Wong final year students in RMIT's Game Program.

Bailter Ray is a 2.5D "side scrolling" platform, adventure shooter. Set in a alternate reality where science fiction tin toys exist as living entities. The player controls a tin spaceman Captain Phoenix Valentine, an Astro-Explorer who has crashed landed onto an unknown alien planet. In order to get home the captain needs to retrieve his space ship's power supply (a wind up key) and locate his ship.

The game is a platforming playground of puzzles, enemy robots and alien plants that shoot goo and fire. In order to survive the surreal alien landscape, the player must make effective use of his suit's jumping and dodging abilities.

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Demo Background

Originally Bailter Ray was made with a target audience of children (4 +) in mind, we felt there was a need for child/family friendly UT3 Mods.

We wanted to focus on simplifying game design by scaling the scope of the project to enable a small team to iterate quickly within a short time frame. We spent a few weeks building a simple demo/sandbox to try out some of our ideas, for example the dodging in and out of the 2d gameplay plane. We then experimented with different level design configurations and added a simple UI.
Though we liked what we had, we decided to spend another 12 weeks redesigning the art assets (an excuse to refine modeling/texturing skills), we added power ups, collectable items and a gameplay introduction tutorial.

What we end up with was a kind of portfolio piece 15- 20 minutes of demo gameplay with a fun prototype level as a bonus reward.

Demo Summary

Bailter Ray is a retro style (side scrolling) sci-fi platform shooter. Inspired by games such as Turrican, Megamen and Abuse.

Take control of marooned Astro-Explorer, Captain Phoenix Valentine as you’re compelled to explore, jump and ray-gun to survive the dangerous attacks of an alien planet’s inhabitants.
In order to get home, Phoenix needs to retrieve his space ship’s power supply (a wind up key), and locate his rocket ship.

The player navigates and explores various areas of the level and is rewarded with points by eliminating enemies and finding collectable alien planet “samples”.

Points are deducted for losing lives so a negative score is possible. In the process of exploring, the player discoverers new enemies and learns new skills to progress though the game.

We are:

Paul Smith - Artist, Level Designer
Pip Robbins - Script Programmer
Zhao Zhang - Script Programmer

Contact - Syntheticnest@gmail.com

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Alert: Bailter Ray v2.1 finally here!

Alert: Bailter Ray v2.1 finally here!

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Its taken some time, but the wait is finally over. That's right! Bailter Ray v2.0 has finally arrived. Packed with a shocking amount of new content!

Bailter Ray version 2.0 almost ready

Bailter Ray version 2.0 almost ready

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BailterRay UDK Version

BailterRay UDK Version

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Hi, we're Synthetic Nest the development team that brought you Bailter Ray. After a months work, we've finally ported the Bailter Ray UT3 mod to UDK...

Bailter Ray v2.1

Bailter Ray v2.1

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Bailter Ray v2.1 - Full version Release of Bailter Ray! This update includes many changes and way to much new content to list!

Bailter Ray v2.1 Source

Bailter Ray v2.1 Source

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Source code for Bailter Ray v2.1 - A big thanks to the modding community, we wanted to give something back in return.

Bailter Ray v1.0

Bailter Ray v1.0

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Bailter Ray v1.0 (Beta) Contains all required files. Extract the folder and read the readme for installation details.

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vetts
vetts

This is the BEST ut3 MOD ever! Family friendly, fun, challenging.. I played it at the indie games festival in Melbourne. I look forward to the next version... when will you be releasing this?

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Nighteyes22 Creator
Nighteyes22

We will be releasing a version by the end of the month and the final version on the 10th of November.

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-=[Colorado]=-
-=[Colorado]=-

A completly different gameplay than UT3.
I think especialy this makes "Bailter Ray" intressting.
I'm going to download it soon!! ;)

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TyeTheCzar
TyeTheCzar

I'd like to see this game get more attention from players.

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Torabi
Torabi

Looks great, downloading it as we speak.

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Muench3
Muench3

hey man it looks great, but i wanted to know, will this work with UT3 version 2.0 and steam or not.....?

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AudioAlias
AudioAlias

I believe it is compatible with the steam version. Should be compatible UT3 version 2.0

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rahx
rahx

eh? judging from the video is this like... megaman? (referring to megaman 8 or w/e is the current one in 3D sidescroller). looks interesting but i dont see much of anything besides the same old run n shoot. good luck finishing up

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AudioAlias
AudioAlias

It's a sandbox, we think it's fun to play (not to watch), it's just the beginning. Simple gameplay can often be more enjoyable and appeal to a wider audience.

The scope for the project suited developing a gun and run style game(short development time).

Thanks for the good luck rahx

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