Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Unity Bullet Manager Script

Well I haven't been posting much lately but in my defense I've had my hands tied in the one other true passion I have besides gaming - game development. I have a lot of ideas forming for a bullet hell shoot em up, but while those continue to ferment in my brain Ive been slaving away at a bullet manger script for easily creating and managing those complex bullet patterns.

I'm developing the script for the UNITY game engine. The engine is so great and easy to use(not to mention free) that I feel the need to type the name in all caps for emphasis. Anyway the script is coming along good and is very fun to use, as just a few adjustments can create some really crazy patterns. However it still needs quite a bit of streamlining, as creating some of the patterns from my favorite shmups (just for testing purposes) isn't as easy as I would like. In other words it isn't very user friendly at present.

Who knows, with enough tweaking I might put it on the Unity Asset store...but I don't know how high the demand would be. Don't see a lot of people making shmups with Unity. Anyway I left a video of a short demo of some things the script can do - the framerate might seam low but I assure the real deal runs at 60 FPS easily. If  I make any noteworthy progress on the game itself, I'll probably throw some screens up, and a playable demo if it gets really good.

22 comments:

Bob said...

Wow that looks nice. Nice bullet patterns. I especially like the last one in the video!

Santa Is Drowning said...

Nice

Xenototh said...

And I almost felt like I was in a bullet hell game. :P

NorthernLad said...

Game development has long been a dream for me, though I will probably just settle with something less... "prestigious" like a systems manager or something. Great to see ye taking yer ideas and doing something with them :)

Sean said...

Very interesting

tucansam said...

thats real cool stuff man

Chicity11 said...

Cool stuff, a little over my head but still interesting.

waa97 said...

Thats really cool man, I have always been interested in game design.

LemonySword said...

i dont know what I just watched

MrMrGoose said...

Awesome man!

RageCompeX said...

nice video!

WOODLOUSE said...

Those patterns are looking cool. Keep up your good work!

GamerGanz said...

Game development is right up my alley, great blog!

Georgi said...

I wish you good luck with current/future projects.
Following you for more updates.

Pieter said...

My friend's a programmer, he says Unity is the best! :)

DIYgamer said...

Wanting to learn Unity :)

Zertuzzi said...

love the blog mmmm

Marieke said...

My favourite pattern is the one at 0:45!

Blk Jesus said...

very nice keep it up

Jay Reid said...

lol shmups.

charmingguy said...

nice read!

Empty said...

I watched the full length of the video. It seems like the "dot" is shooting something at something else / or creating patterns? What kind of game can you make with this?

Post a Comment