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Offline Tim Spekler
« Posted 2013-08-01 15:39:59 »

Hi everyone !
FarSky is a first-person, single-player adventure game for PC, Mac and Linux.
I made it with LWJGL, and a few libraries around that.



Survive underwater!
After the crash of your submarine, you are left alone in the depths of the ocean. Alone? Not really...
Take advantage of the day to extract resources, go fishing and explore, but be careful of the predators when the night falls!
Heal your wounds! Blood can be very attractive.

Build your own base!
Your underwater base is your only safe place! It is also the only place where you can refill your oxygen.
Find resources and use them to craft items, grow your own food, extend your base or create new ones!
Beware of the water flooding! A good base architecture can avoid major flooding issues.

Explore the depths!
Your journey starts at the top seabed and continues until the Abyss!
The deeper you get, the more dangerous it will get! Meet new creatures and new fish species on your way down.
Beware of the water pressure! Be prepared before going deeper or your helmet will break into pieces.

Link to website

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/KRAqmYJ4z9g?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;start=" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/KRAqmYJ4z9g?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;start=</a>


Hope you'll enjoy it !
Offline kingroka123

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-08-01 15:43:03 »

I really like the art style and graphics. I can tell you put a lot of work in this Smiley. demo soon?

Offline scanevaro
« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-08-01 15:51:20 »

Looks good!
love the atmosphere
keep it up!
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Online Drenius
« Reply #3 - Posted 2013-08-01 18:11:01 »

Looks quite nice and very smooth.
Will the world be pregenerated or random(/infinite)?
Offline Jimmt
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« Reply #4 - Posted 2013-08-01 18:33:55 »

Looks good and polished, very unique idea for a FPS (no one needs another cod game).
Offline Tim Spekler
« Reply #5 - Posted 2013-08-01 19:01:04 »

Thank you all for your comments  Grin
@kingroka123: The game is free during alpha development (should be in this stage until November/December). I'll put a download link. I can not put it now, sorry for that, but in a couple of weeks or less for sure!
@Drenius: The world is pseudo-randomly generated, each new game will generate a new map with some common structures. It won't be infinite but big enough to have a lot to play and to stay fun. I try to build maps just as big as needed, not too much, to keep the gameplay interesting and avoid getting bored by the size of the maps.
@Jimmt: I agree. I really try to make something different. The game will focus on many more aspect than just the shooting parts, even though it is maybe not very obious in the current state of the game.
Offline RobinB

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2013-08-01 19:10:08 »

Amazing graphics, one of the best wips i seen in a while.
Love the plants and monsters, did you make these yourself / random generated?
I would really like to play this soon Cheesy
Offline Herjan

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2013-08-01 19:54:44 »

Yeah, cool to see something else (under water (atlantis Roll Eyes) adventures)
Only your blood particles ruin the game lol
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« Reply #8 - Posted 2013-08-01 22:33:22 »

Thats right, the blood looks a little bit odd...
Offline Elsealabs

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2013-08-01 22:40:46 »

I really like the idea and the graphical style so far. Seems like it's going to be a great game. But like a lot of other people have said, the blood particles, and the noise in my opinion, take away from the style of the game. They seem out of place.

I think having the entity glow red without the blood effects would look fine. Also I would suggest looking into a new sound, as it kind of doesn't match the "style" of the game, but that's just my opinion.

Great game so far. Will be sure to check back on its progress.
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Offline Tim Spekler
« Reply #10 - Posted 2013-08-01 23:43:10 »

Thanks for your feedbacks ! I really need them as I'll update the game according to it.
@RobinB: plants and monster are designed using Blender. I export them in .obj and made a class to import them. Animation is done on shader side.
@Herjan & Drenius & Elsealabs: A friend told me the same thing about the blood particle. I'll look into that. But maybe it looks weird in this video, normally it is not coming out from the monster but is integrated to the GUI to see clearly damage amount.
@Elsealabs: Some noises are already subject to changes, like the hit noise. Do you refer to other noises ? (maybe all  Tongue )
Offline Herjan

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2013-08-01 23:50:30 »

But maybe it looks weird in this video, normally it is not coming out from the monster but is integrated to the GUI to see clearly damage amount.

That's why they are so ugly  Undecided
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« Reply #12 - Posted 2013-08-02 03:18:22 »

Yeah, if they WOULD come out of the monster, they'd maybe look ok...
Offline Elsealabs

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« Reply #13 - Posted 2013-08-02 03:55:48 »

I actually really like all the noises, except the one that the blood makes. I really like the background music too.

Another thing that would make everything look a lot more connected was if the plants showed some sign of connecting to the ground, whether it be a change of ground color, or texture around the base of the plant, or something like that.

Would you possibly consider making it open source and tracking progress through something like Git/Github? I'd love to see the code, and follow the progress like that. If not, that's totally understandable, though.
Online Drenius
« Reply #14 - Posted 2013-08-02 04:28:49 »

"The game is free during alpha development" sounds like he's planning to sell it later...
Offline Elsealabs

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2013-08-02 04:57:35 »

Ah, that sucks. It's reasonable though.
Offline fivephones

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2013-08-02 09:10:52 »

There are a lot of details to finish, but I like the concept and I like atmosphere very much. I had a real underwater feeling from the video.
Offline EgonOlsen
« Reply #17 - Posted 2013-08-02 09:12:06 »

Ubisoft might not like the name very much... Wink

Offline ra4king

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« Reply #18 - Posted 2013-08-02 22:11:18 »

The atmosphere and feel is quite calming, and you've got the "be-alert" music for fight scenes spot on. Good luck!

Offline wessles

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« Reply #19 - Posted 2013-08-02 23:36:19 »

Man, how do you do this in java?! All of the models are so good!

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Online Drenius
« Reply #20 - Posted 2013-08-03 00:31:41 »

just viewed the video with sound.
It's realy good too!
Offline Mike

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« Reply #21 - Posted 2013-08-04 10:10:30 »

I agree that the blood looks very amateuristic compared to the rest of the game, but other than that it seems very nice! Smiley

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Offline ctomni231

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« Reply #22 - Posted 2013-08-05 02:49:18 »

Yeah, this game looks really good and it is pretty refreshing to see a game that takes place from a completely different point of view. I have to say, since probably Ecco the Dolphin, underwater hasn't been the primary focus of recent games.

As for the blood, you might want to tint the color of the water around the spot red rather than a straight graphic. This game immerses you in very quickly (which is something a lot of games can't do today,) so I'd suggest just trying to retain the feeling of being underwater. Just tinting the water around the screen wound a bit more red and having it fade would be more than required, in my opinion.

Sounds is always something that can be improved, but visuals will sell it more than anything. I'll be keeping an eye to see how this game progresses, good work so far.

Offline Tim Spekler
« Reply #23 - Posted 2013-08-07 10:21:09 »

Thank you all for your feedback and your support!
I'll put a website online on Monday. I'll let the game as it is on the video, but I heard what you said and I'll work on this for the next update.
@ctomni231: I'm already tinting the borders of the screen. For the moment, it is just done with glColor and 4 quads around the screen, it is visible in the video. But I 'll make a shader later for that in order to have a nice effect. Yet I don't want this effect to be too strong as it could be annoying for the player. Thanks for the other things you said  Cheesy
Offline Tim Spekler
« Reply #24 - Posted 2013-08-12 09:48:23 »

Everything is set. You can play the game now !  Grin
http://www.farskygame.com/
Offline RobinB

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« Reply #25 - Posted 2013-08-12 11:21:18 »

Really good to play, these huge weeds look impressive.

The hit effect / sound was really crappy and ruins the beautifull ambience, why dont you create some 3d blood splat effect.
I think some critters / fishes would also be really nice to see around.
Really good, please add more Cheesy
Offline gongalf
« Reply #26 - Posted 2013-08-12 12:08:45 »

It looks great! But I didn't like the way manta ray attacking me. They attack me at once and was so hard killing them. But this is only an opinion, it's subjective  Cheesy

Offline Tim Spekler
« Reply #27 - Posted 2013-08-12 12:33:23 »

I agree. I already planned to update them  Wink
Offline Mike

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« Reply #28 - Posted 2013-08-12 14:50:19 »

It worked fine but I wonder what the difference is with more power? I did 2 damage per shot in the beginning, and with 24 in power I still only did 2 in damage...? With so little damage I died from a lvl 2 mantra...

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Online Drenius
« Reply #29 - Posted 2013-08-12 16:19:51 »

The GUI works fine but the terrain is not displayed.
It's only a color-changing one-colored screen...
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