Kart Demolition Arena

Preface

My entry for the Experimental Gameplay Project in June 2011.

The game’s goal was to create a fun deathmatch game using cars instead of the ‘normal’ humans/robots/whatever floats your mind.

It can be considered something between GTA 2 and Quake 3 Arena, if you want so.

I’m not really happy with how this came out, concept didn’t stand right from the beginning and I often changed directions throughout programming. There’s quite a few features even coded but not enabled.

Map isn’t as pretty as I it could be, I wanted to go for a small city but the time limit cut me off there.

Collision detection is barely mediocre, something I haven’t got right for pixel based movement yet lol.

‘Bots’ are stupid as hell, they drive around nodes I placed in Tiled. Rotating them totally screwed up the game and since I ran out of time I just left it as it is.

Also the game is hard as fuck, I haven’t beaten it as of writing this. Let me know in the comments if you managed to beat it :)

Controls

W, A, S and D to drive around, mouse to point and shoot, Q and E to swap weapons. Tab opens a crappy scoreboard. Real basic.

Download

v1.0

v1.0 (Source)

Credits

Sorry, I’m too lazy to convert the links…

Graphics

explosion.png – http://opengameart.org/user/52, original by http://opengameart.org/user/768
explosion2.png – http://opengameart.org/user/68 (http://opengameart.org/content/fire-spell-explosion)
player.png, cars/*.png (=recolors)
http://www.openclipart.org/user-detail/sheikh_tuhin (http://opengameart.org/content/red-car-top-down)

Other graphics are by me. (CC-BY-NC-SA 3)

Sounds

explosion.ogg – http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=95078
machinegun.ogg – http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=86047
mines.ogg – Mixed from the following
the semen incident (freesound #39013)
THE bizniss (freesound #37786)

rocketlauncher.ogg – http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=47251
quad_fire.ogg – 17219_meatball4u_darkthumpwave (freesound.org)
shotgun.ogg – http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46264
health.ogg – http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46498
pickup.ogg – (c) 2005 Jovica Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0

Others are again by me, CC-BY-NC-SA 3.

Technology

I used the Slick engine for this project, thus it’s written in Java. Haven’t managed to get an applet running, awesome error messages a la ‘Download failed’ don’t neccessarily help me there…

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  3. vazor - July 6, 2011

    Pretty fun. I wasn’t able to beat it. Once I realized you had each weapon already from the start, it got a lot more interesting. :)

  4. rylius - July 31, 2011

    I didn’t manage to beat it either. : )

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