As indie should I work with Publisher?

Lot of my indie friends ask me if they need publisher to make success and what’s the pros and cons working with them. I have experience in both developing a game with a publisher, making a game for publisher and being publisher for developer.

In this post I will try to give you guys tips about this topic. It will be first post in Indie Development Tips category.

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Creating Sniper Rifle

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As I wrote earlier will try to implement all of the weapons from Military Silver Pack. Next in line is Sniper Rifle. Again we would need to implement new functionality to BaseWeapon Рsecond fire. In this case second fire will trigger sniper scope.

  • Sniper Rifle should have zoom and sniper scope functionality,
  • I want to have “bullet time” effect triggered sometimes, (camera chasing bullet),
  • Use BaseWeapon functionalities to drive the weapon,

Lot of new stuff coming here.

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Create Grenade Launcher

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So far we were using instant fire methodology. Now it comes time to improve BaseWeapon to be able to shoot with projectile.

  • Fire projectile instead of instant fire,
  • Possibility to choose which fire type weapon have,
  • Creating launcher projectile,
  • Doing radius damage,
  • Add impulse to ragdoll on explosion,

This will be more advanced post but working with projectiles is fun!

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Creating Assault Rifle

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BasicWeapon blueprint now supports a lot but it isn’t supporting¬†automatic fire like assault rifles have. It will be really simple to implement now.

  • Rifle should use automatic fire,
  • We will use existing functionalities to drive this weapon,

Basically I will implement almost all of the weapons from Military Silver Pack and then move forward with gameplay. I want to have BasicWeapon functionalities fully implemented and tested out.

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Creating Shotgun

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In earlier post¬†we have added shooting functionality for base weapon. Now let’s upgrade this class to support Shotgun that came¬†with Military Weapons Silver package.

  • Shotgun will fire¬†more bullets than other weapons, (Burst functionality)
  • Its single shoot shotgun with automatic reloading, (custom reload functionality)
  • Spread will be different,
  • Impulse for ragdoll will be different, (Add ImpulsePower to BaseWeapon)
  • Custom animation for FPP Hands to carry shotgun,

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First Enemy – Behavior Tree / Shooting at Player

This tutorial contains basic knowledge about AI / Animations . It may be complicated for beginners so please take your time to analyze the stuff before implementing. I will create first basic enemy and it will cover:

  • Behavior Tree: simple check where to go and go there if aren’t reloading,
  • Animations: blending legs with rest of the body (walking -> standing),
  • Animations: Playing Montages (reload animation and shoot animation),
  • Animations: Look At – enemy upper body will be always rotated to player,
  • Animations: TakeDamage effects without having animations,
  • Animations: Ragdoll,
  • AI: Ammo, Fire and Reloading,

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