Friday, 25 April 2014

Quadruple Rocket Launcher

Being in VR and watching a rocket fly past, with its fiery tail and whoosh noise, is what made a rocket launcher one of the top weapons on our list to add into the game.

The green clone in the video below is firing the base weapon, and the blue clone is firing the upgraded launcher which includes 4 rockets.

~ Jackie

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Acid Now Makes Time Rifters Enemies Glow Green

Enemies should glow green when hit with acid. It seems so obvious, but we didn't think about it until Doug was watching me play recently and he noticed that I couldn't tell whether or not I had hit the enemies with acid. It was a small change but it made a large and satisfying impact on the game.

This is one of our 'duh' moments where we wonder why we didn't think of it sooner. It is one of those situations where working harder or faster wouldn't have made a difference, instead we just had to wait for a spark to trigger the idea.


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Time Rifters Laser Gun & Double-Slit Experiment

The laser gun is another brand new weapon that we've added to Time Rifters. The base weapon is pretty powerful but add upgrades like wave damage, shoot through multiple enemies, and acid to cause even more destruction.


We thought a double-slit upgrade (as explained in the Dr Quantum - Double Slit Experiment video) would be perfect for the laser gun. Our plan was for the gun to emit a wave that causes damage to any enemy it collides with, however the combination of the long-range laser and short-range double-slit upgrade are not as much fun as we hoped. We still want to have the double-slit in the game, we just need to find the best way to use it. Any suggestions?


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Time Rifters new particle weapon with proton & electron upgrades!

We recently changed our focus from level design to working on the weapons and upgrades.

We now have a close range weapon that features a neutron base, with proton and electron upgrades that add additional damage and range.


We are still exploring what to call it. Some ideas we've had are Atom Smasher, Atomic Crusher, Atom Destroyer, Atomic Ball, and Particle Ball.

Would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions, what do you think this weapon should be called?