REALM RUNNERS


About

MY ROLE : SCRIPTER

Engine : defold

language : lua

Production time : 2 weeks

genre : level based endless runner

plattform : pc/mobile


PROJECT SUMMARY

A endless runner with a level based progression where you jump, dash and slide through different worlds

 

MY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Scripting all of the main mechanics
  • Scripting all of the enemy obstacles
  • Scripting animation states
  • Implementing UI

MECHANICS


During this project I worked in an engine that was still in beta, in a scripting language I had never used before and with a very short project length. So in order to make the mechanics work I had to make some create solutions.

JUMP DASH & SLIDE

All three main mechanics worked with the same principle.

All of the moves where tied to specific collision boxes on the character, set up with different collision groups.

So when the game got an input it called the specific move you wanted to use and activated the correct trigger box.      To make it more stylish, a simple animation was added.

 

A timer was then used to determine the time the "move" was to be active.

 

LEVEL OBSTACLES

The obstacles in the level where set up in a similiar way as the hero, with different collision groups.

If the player was hit, it would send a message to the level script to reset the level.


OTHER

UI

A simple UI that was implemented, keeping track of points and lives left.

Animation States

Each animation was triggered when the player did the corresponding move function.