Hi guys, my name is Ian and new to GameMaker. Im coming from Unity so im not a noob when it comes to game development and reason why i transitioned to GameMaker is because unity doesn't like pixel art
So now im here to start a new foundation of the game and be a part of this active community.
By the pic you can guess the title is "RAD" ... not really just a placeholder for now
So I wanted to make a game with my favorite mechanics from games like castle crashers, borderlands, super time force, etc...
You have 4 main characters to pick from (excluding the bonus characters) each with their own set of attributes and unique power
The Assassin can turn invisible. The Sniper can slow time down. The Tank can get a health/damage buff. The Soldier can clone himself (friendly AI).
You gain XP, you level up. Each level you gain 1 skill point (SP) and 1 attribute point (AP). Attributes include: Agility, health and power regeneration (1 AP to an attribute gives you like 5% boost in that field). For SP you have a skill tree kinda set up like far cry 3 where you have defense skills and offense skills.
Well since its an action platformer the story will be there but im not going to force the player to sit through cut scenes so a swift intro and then action!
An evil man known as Dr Fancy Face (Placeholder) has taken over the world and started playing God by manipulating genes and the 4 main characters were the lab rats of a failed modified gene test. However they were able to wield powers from it and thats where the player starts. You break out of the laboratory you were kept in and start fighting back his army. While fighting back, aliens invade earth so you have a new enemy to fight at the same time they have a bacteria that brings dead corpses back to life so you have zombies to fight later down the road. You must take out the zombie hives queen and then launch into outer-space to destroy the mother-ship and come back to earth to deal with Dr. Fancy Face.
So when i say Action, i mean action... Honestly the way im going to portray the story in-game the player will get whats going on at the same time just blowing up aliens.
A big point in the game is to bring back fun boss fights with friends or solo, You have:
MEGA bosses: Which is Dr Fancy Face, Mothership and the Hive Queen
Bosses: Pretty Challenging
Mini-Bosses: Basically extremely high level enemy tier. So tough
Anyway all feedback is awesome, i see that sometimes i am blind to my own perspective.
Edited by ShaquitaChicken, 05 March 2016 - 04:23 AM.