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All about the Skitterbot, the miniature ranged weapon robots.

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You know what is really scary? Spiders. So naturally we did the most logical thing, we amassed a large collection of very scary and very poisonous spiders for review by our art team. While they are now refusing to leave their rooms (until we manage to find the spiders that escaped), we did manage to get a pretty rad enemy out of it, meet the Skitterbot.

SKITTERBOT
A bug on a mission...

EIther spawning on their own or deployed by mechanically-minded enemies, Skitterbots, for lack of a better term, skitter around the map in search of unwitting players, looking to approach and strafe them outside of their line of sight. The Skitterbot will always try to keep a good distance from you however, seeing as low health doesn't exactly lend itself to durability. Should its sensors detect that the player has gotten too close for its metallic comfort, it will jump away from the player, forcing them to track it down again.

Because of their small size, Skitterbots are a hassle on the field, easily capable of doing as much damage as a Grunt while being much harder to hit. They can use shotguns, machine-guns, grenade launchers and both Green category weapons, so you never quite know what you'll be facing; like a Black Widow spider you can check their markings to discover what sort of poison they're slinging. Fortunately, they are very fragile, and the bright lights of their sensors and clatter of their legs mean they won't be sneaking up on you.

SKITTERBOT
This one, for example, is extremely venomous. And has a flamethrower.

While regular updates will continue, covering new weapon and enemy categories, gameplay information may be a little scarce for the next little while, as our programming sector chugs away at the final version of our level generator. Watch this space, however; soon after it's completion we plan on beginning work on our Kickstarter effort and bringing out the first gameplay alpha.

Level Generation Basics

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Neo3602
Neo3602

Nice!

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Landmine752
Landmine752

While I like the Skitterbot thus far, I feel like I'll hate it when I start playing the game.

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notaclevername
notaclevername

really awesome level generation! I hope there is some different heights and stairs and other good stuff. Looking forward to the next update!

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open_sketchbook Author
open_sketchbook

For the moment, we're going to use very limited verticality, provided mostly by props, premade structures, and wall types. This is basically because adding vertical anything makes the generator a great deal more complex without a justifiable payoff; the logic now has to account for connecting rooms in three diamensons, which is hard for intelligent designers, nevermind an automated process!

It's not something we've written off, but it's not a goal for the first versions of the generator either. Instead, we're going to focus on creating interesting levels with lots of cool secrets, varying layouts, and different logical structures. The time we save by pushing vertical element back will enable us to do things like key and switch locks and secret passages!

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numbersix
numbersix

Aww...skitterbot is so cute.
(Note to self: more things need a flame thrower option.)

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Rus[T]
Rus[T]

Bugcrushing time!

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Igncom1
Igncom1

Wait, did you say kickstarter???

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Protroid Creator
Protroid

No, we did not mention that thing that is clearly stated in the closing remarks.

Pay it no mind.

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Dutchygamer
Dutchygamer

I approve of the random level generator. Looks really nifty :)

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