Been developing a game on and off for a while, whenever I have time and motivation.
- Better AI
- More teams
- More players
- More formations
- Soccer tournaments
It started off as an idea to create a simple framework for game dev. I needed to create a simple implementation of it and then it sort of just kept going. I got going a bit on the AI of team sports. Quite a lot of fun and also quite challenging to get it to an exciting game. Now I am not sure if I should go ahead and continue the game or if it is time to retire it. Fine-tuning AI takes quite a lot of work… Would be nice to hear what you have to say.
Do you like the control system? Quite different from most other similar games… Would you demand a kbd-ctrl as well?
How about the AI? I know it needs improvement to really be challenging, but is there anything missing in the behavior?
It is pretty well prepared for different line formations and somewhat for different strategies. It could be expanded to be a bit of a management challenge as well. Could be fun, but is that what one would want?
Do the player need to accelerate? Right now they can go to max speed in one frame update. AI would have to be much more complicated, but would it be worth it?
Probably need to read the instructions on the page before playing. If you have done that:
Be aware that the only thing in there is basically the game-play. Everything else ehh… sucks.
It started off as a hockey-like game, and has since mutated to a soccer-like game as well. It is therefore still a bit of a mix, the tackling for example are therefore quite brutal, but that is a later thing to worry about. Was originally intended to be something like speedball, and might still become something like that…
Imagine that there is a nice menu system, good gfx and sound, and some management, buy sell players, tournament options available (I know that is A LOT to imagine ). Would anybody be willing to pay 9.95 for this (type of) game?
Would anybody of you 3D gurus want to slap some 3D onto this? Would still have to be the same top-down view because of the ctrl-system… I am using plain Java so any framework would be OK to add.
Not sure that needs to be the way to go. I could imagine doing this in 2D, freebee just for the fun of the AI challenge, but more fun if someone other than I would bother playing it.
Hope it works
Oh yeah, Java 1.5 needed