Dismiss Notice
60,000 passwords have been reset on July 8, 2019. If you cannot login, read this.

Codename Askellon

Discussion in 'Map Development' started by Boar, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Boar

    Boar

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    411
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    There's Xenos Amongst You
    Inspired by Parasite, Metastasis and a splash of Warhammer 40k, a fellow crewmember has been infected with an unknown alien organism. End it before it ends you!

    Deception Matters
    A custom chat that uses Blizzard's new UI natives allows instantaneous changing of player names, and some Aliens can even chat as other players!

    Space Travel
    Pilot the Askellon through deep space or enter its smaller combat ships; Mine minerals to gain permanent power boosts... And maybe even find the source of this infestation!

    Rebooting the Askellon
    Something has damaged the Askellon during your escape; find out what, fix the damage and warp out of this terrifying sector.

    Alien Evolution
    The Crew repairs while the Alien evolves and hunts; Being aggressive rewards you with other infested Crewmembers and further alien evolutions.

    Bullets... In the Third Dimension
    Bullets collide with walls and terrain, use your dexterity as an Alien to jump over lead and slay humans!

    Contextual Interaction System
    Sick and tired of seeing games with an "Interact" ability? Now just right click to do things; enter vents? enter ships? mine asteroids, research, upgrade? All done with a single right click.

    Dynamic Lighting System
    Each floor on the Askellon has its own internal Power Generator, destroy those to shut down the lights and make all humans suffer!


    And More
    Customizable weapons and attachments, unique dance animations, blood testing, space combat and Alien AI are just some of the current features Askellon offers. And there's much more to come




    Codename Askellon is still in active development, check out some of the upcoming content below:
    - Story driven exploration, land on different planets and a satellite
    - More Alien Evolutions
    - More Weapons and Attachments
    If you're interested in becoming a beta tester come join our community!

    The Codename Askellon Discord Server



    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2020
  2. Boar

    Boar

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    411
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Reserved
     
  3. Macadamia

    Macadamia

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2020
    Messages:
    876
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Not ike I have much time to participate to the beta (yet), but you have all my support, I love all projects that shine by their originality !!!
     
  4. Ilexa

    Ilexa

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2020
    Messages:
    28
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    This looks really really impressive, can't wait to try it out.
     
  5. Mechanic

    Mechanic

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2019
    Messages:
    311
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Nice work! :)
     
  6. Mayday

    Mayday

    Joined:
    May 1, 2018
    Messages:
    59
    Resources:
    6
    Maps:
    3
    Tutorials:
    3
    Resources:
    6
    cool map, basically hand picked everything in it, credits belong to me thank you all
     
  7. tulee

    tulee

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,149
    Resources:
    8
    Maps:
    8
    Resources:
    8
    The main issue with maps in the same genre is that there is not enough to do for the non-evil players. This often leads to people being more aggressive than they normally would, either team killing due to a small offence or doing something else game-ruining. If the humans could have a way to develop throughout the same, it would lessen this problem significantly.
     
  8. SpiritTauren

    SpiritTauren

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    208
    Resources:
    2
    Icons:
    1
    Skins:
    1
    Resources:
    2
    Looks awesome.
     
  9. Darklycan51

    Darklycan51

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,397
    Resources:
    3
    Maps:
    3
    Resources:
    3
    This map was made with my funding, ideas, and tools, sadly whatever boar touched went downhill 7/10 for my intervention in it
     
  10. Clanzion

    Clanzion

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2016
    Messages:
    454
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Looks like it could easily be the next big hit in the "Who's the killer in space genre" maps. But I seconded tulee's concern. The previous similar maps made playing humanity so agonizingly dull. Hopefully, this won't be the same case here.
     
  11. Boar

    Boar

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    411
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Absolutely agree.

    I'm planning to mitigate this by adding things to do in the interim, small "quests" per role.
    - Pilots; Mine in space and explore planets once they have been thoroughly identified by the Captain (Only problem here is how do I keep content fresh per game?)
    - Inquisitor; Track the purity seals you have placed on players, smite them if they become heathens

    While also giving the humans a "goal" to progress towards, which will be warping to the final sector that (probably) has salvation for them.
    V1.0 probably wont have the warping mechanic yet, but I've got it sitting there in the backend. Gotta cut down that scope so I can get this out
     
  12. Clanzion

    Clanzion

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2016
    Messages:
    454
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    I'm going to echo a concern in the old metastasis thread, but I hope this inquisitor won't be too overpowered as that can be abused and will make things less fun by limiting freedom. Like how it is in SC2 Parasite, shivers..
     
  13. Boar

    Boar

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    411
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    The inquisitor is fairly different to how the Psion or Android functions in Sc2's Parasite.
    It's the same as a basic Crewmember with the following changes:
    - Can never benefit from or receive Gene Splicing
    - Starts with Purity Seal ability, placing it on players gives you bonus XP and improves their regeneration and armor for 5 minutes
    - Can later receive Smite, a delayed single target nuke that only deals damage if the target is Alien, or received Gene Splicing and stuns only if they are running away ( during the delay )

    Ideally it's more a support role, with it's lack of Gene Powers being made up for in the inclusion of Smite
     
  14. A]mun

    A]mun

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    933
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Subbed - wanna see where you go with this!
     
  15. Neruvatar

    Neruvatar

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2014
    Messages:
    520
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    Imprint my foot here. Hoping to see more awesomeness spewing out from this black hole of epicness