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Antonio Radovcic
Antonio Radovcic

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Dev-Log #1: Lander-Game

I like to work on games from time to time. The last thing I released was Dubiduh in 2016, a short puzzle-game where you control a snaky-ghosty-thing through levels.

That has beed some years ago, and I'd like to release something small again!

I have no idea where this is going, or if there will be a Dev-Log #2, I just felt like writing some words down.

The idea is as follows:

  • The player is responsible for the utilisation of landing-platforms in a space-hangar. The hangar has a couple of those platforms.
  • Every few rounds/iterations there's a ship arriving.
  • The player decides where it may land, or whether to send it away.
  • Ships pay for landing, and for each round they are in the hangar.
  • Each ship leaves after one or a few rounds.
  • Each ship belongs to a fraction: Police, Corporate, Cartel.
  • The player has a reputation with each fraction.
  • Placing a police-ship next to a cartel-ship will improve the reputation with the police, and worsen it with the cartel. Rock-paper-scissors in space.
  • All combinations will have some effects like the one above.
  • The better the reputation, the more that fraction will pay for landing/staying.

So the main goal is to place/send away the incoming ships strategically, to reach a certain financial goal, or to construct additional platforms (but not in a cookie-clicker fashion)

The platforms could be 4 in a row, or even a 2D-Grid with different ship-sizes.

There could be events, like a cartel ship promising you a large amount of money for not allowing police for n rounds.

But let's lay low for now. I'm working on a prototype where the player should be able to place incoming ships, get money for their stay, and have varying reputation based on described effects.

Since I have had a crush on Elixir for some time, I'm picking it for the initial code. I'm keeping the interface as ASCII for now, since I'd like to figure out the rules before drawing a single pixel. I imagine this would also work well with paper and dice.

I'm calling it "NEORAID", because I mistyped "niorad" and liked the word.

Prototype

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RomanWasTaken • Edited on

Epic bro, hope you make devlog 2.