1. MujkicHaris's Avatar

    Genre: Tower Defense
    Platform: WP 8.0/8.1
    Development progress: 71%

    icon44x44.png Silent Void
    Silent Void is minimalism with design and art. I want to make a tower defense game with meaningful mechanics and bigger strategy core. And story. Story that will serve the game. For now, in its alpha stage it's rather simple, unpolished. But it's growing out to be a really cool experience, each day.

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ID:	90427 Screenshots
    * Please note that currently, my main focus is feature and gameplay mechanics development. Visuals may not represent the final look and atmosphere of the game. I am still looking for that perfect art style. Screenshots are from March 2015.


    Gameplay


    In-game level editor

    Albums through development
    March 2015
    February 2015
    January 2015
    December 2014
    November 2014
    October 2014


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    More details soon.

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ID:	90427 Alpha + Dev-Log
    As I said, the game is alpha. Yes, that means that you will encounter bugs, crashes and a lot of stuff not implemented. But if you can handle that and be with the game until it goes at least beta or public I would be so happy to have you as a tester. Also, when the game goes public, you will get a free version and (if you want) a place in the credits.

    I will also use this thread as a dev-log, and report the dev progress as often as I can.

    Alpha/beta testing will start Friday 19th 2014. The game is published as hidden and you only need to open the Store link on your device when it becomes available.

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ID:	90427 Features
    Implemented
    - 4 towers with different abilities (for example with Iris tower, you can move its vision across the map)
    - 6 enemies (EACH has its own mechanic that will challenge you as a player)
    - 4 type of tiles with different "powers" (for example, if you place Silent Void tower on a grass tile, his bullet power and vision will increase)
    - Random mode (play a randomly generated map)
    - Random mode options (difficulty, map size, wave count or you can leave all random)

    To do
    - Game Over menu (yes, I still don't have time to do this one)
    - New map generation algorithm (already works but I need to make some tweaks and fix the bugs)
    - Polish
    - Level editor
    - Story mode
    First "public" version of the game will ship with two episodes and each episode will have at least 5 maps. After that, each month I will update the game with one new episode. This game will have 10 episodes.
    - More towers, enemy and tile types
    - Localization
    - Optimize

    P.S. There is this enemy in the game called RandomFocus. My friends seem to hate that enemy type. RandomFocus, when spawned will "decide" to select one of the towers you placed, mount on it, take control and shoot nearby towers (limited time).
    Last edited by MujkicHaris; 06-30-2015 at 08:45 PM. Reason: Formating, new information added
    12-08-2014 05:54 PM
  2. MujkicHaris's Avatar
    Working on in-game level editor for SV. Also a lot of improvements (including new map generation system) and optimizations done.

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    12-19-2014 05:38 PM
  3. someone2639's Avatar
    I'd like to join. What's the current post-install size?
    12-19-2014 05:42 PM
  4. MujkicHaris's Avatar
    32 MB. I should have a store link (hidden) in 2-4 days. If you are still interested, I'll PM you as soon as it's available.
    P.S. I do have an older version in the Store, but I kinda don't want people to try it. :)
    12-19-2014 06:16 PM
  5. several potatos's Avatar
    I have a secondary device I can use to beta test.
    12-19-2014 06:19 PM
  6. Master Chaos5's Avatar
    Hi. I'm interested. How can I take become a BETA tester?
    12-30-2014 01:42 PM
  7. MujkicHaris's Avatar
    Sorry guys. WP8 device isn't with me these days, but I should get it back soon (probably next week). Without it I can't test some WP8 specific stuff.


    These days I am working on a dialog system for the game that I will use for tutorials, storytelling etc.
    Also I did some improvements with the gameplay part and managed to implement google play services in WP8. For now I just managed to retrieve a list of leaderboards and get to the google+ sign in screen. As soon as I get the device back I will continue working on the Google Play integration.
    In-game level editor now supports try option to playtest your custom-made level.

    There is lot to do and I like that fact. :)
    Last edited by MujkicHaris; 01-10-2015 at 12:03 PM.
    01-05-2015 08:55 AM
  8. altafmahmood's Avatar
    Check your PM
    01-13-2015 12:05 PM
  9. MujkicHaris's Avatar
    Finally got a WP8 device. That means I can continue working on WP8 specific stuff and also prepare an update. So, you will get the alpha link VERY soon. :)

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    gameplay

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    working on tutorial mode

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    in-game level editor now has try option for playtesting the levels you made

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    Right now I am working on Google Play services integration with G+ login, leaderboards etc. After that I plan on adding OneDrive game data backup option.
    Last edited by MujkicHaris; 01-22-2015 at 03:44 PM.
    01-18-2015 07:15 AM
  10. MujkicHaris's Avatar
    Things are going pretty smooth with the Google Play and OneDrive integration. So far the basics work.

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    altafmahmood likes this.
    01-22-2015 03:42 PM
  11. altafmahmood's Avatar
    Cool
    Looks great visually..
    MujkicHaris likes this.
    02-03-2015 11:03 PM
  12. MujkicHaris's Avatar
    Thank you mahmood. It means a lot.

    I am spending a couple of days to polish some features and base mechanics in the game. I am also experimenting with the art style, not really satisfied with the way it looks right now.

    One of the best moments this month was when I managed to go from 400 draw calls in the game (each tile is using a separate texture) to 33 (sprite sheets).

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    Editor now has support for tile decorations.

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    Last edited by MujkicHaris; 02-12-2015 at 08:38 AM.
    altafmahmood likes this.
    02-12-2015 08:24 AM
  13. altafmahmood's Avatar
    Wow that is really cool, going down from 400 to 33. Cant wait to have a working link. All the best.
    MujkicHaris likes this.
    02-25-2015 01:38 AM
  14. MujkicHaris's Avatar
    Working...

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    altafmahmood likes this.
    03-08-2015 05:33 PM
  15. altafmahmood's Avatar
    Still waiting is the game still in development?
    05-31-2015 06:35 AM
  16. MujkicHaris's Avatar
    Yes I am still working on it, every day. Currently my main focus is the story mode in the game and it takes more time than I initially planned. Also there are features I already did, but they are not polished. But yeah, I will send the link as soon as the game is ready for testing. :)
    altafmahmood likes this.
    05-31-2015 04:22 PM
  17. altafmahmood's Avatar
    The amount of work you are putting in means this will indeed be a great app
    MujkicHaris likes this.
    06-24-2015 11:49 AM
  18. MujkicHaris's Avatar
    Thanks again for your kind words. Please, don't expect anything big. :) After all it's just me working on this game and my friend composing music.

    But I think this game will be a cool addon for the Store, since I noticed a general lack of polished TD games for WP8 considering what other stores offer.
    06-25-2015 05:17 PM
  19. MujkicHaris's Avatar
    First version for testing will be available Friday, 24th. Expect the PM with details that day. Again, thanks to everyone interested.
    For now, I only need the ones who applied already in the previous posts.
    altafmahmood likes this.
    07-06-2015 05:06 PM

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