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MineralZ

Discussion in 'Map Development' started by maddeem, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. maddeem

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    MineralZ Website!
    What is MineralZ?
    MineralZ is a survival tower defense that requires players to cooperate with each other in order to survive. With every night being a new wave of hungry monsters, no single person can survive alone. It is vital for every base to have two or more people, each with a specific role.
    What are "Mineralz"?
    Mineralz are special resources that are necessary to build, and so necesary to survive. The mineralz spawn randomly across the map, so every game provides a new challenge and no game is the same.[​IMG]
    Mini-Map Nights
    [​IMG] When is it is night time, your base should be secured and impenetrable. Every 10 waves bosses come. As of right now there are currently 30 waves. After each boss wave though, the waves following will have different strategies then the one before. Going from simple ground zerglings, to massive tentacle beasts.
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    How to build a base
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    Building a base takes time, and a lot of resources. There are four vital parts to a base.
    1. Walls: To block out the invaders.
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    2. Wall Regenerators: To keep your walls alive.
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    3. Turrets: Used to kill invaders before they can breach your base.
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    4. Power Generators: Power is vital to nearly every building, including turrets and wall regenerators.
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    The Monsters
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    These are all the current monsters that you will face on different nights. Though it may not look like much, these monsters will keep you occupied for a very long time.
    Credits
    I thank the following people for their resources, and support:
    Kimberly, Kitabatake, Frankster, Thrikodius, Zombie, Maker, Bribe, The_Witcher, Tonex, Loveforever, MrMaestro, sgt.blackbird, hele, death_god, Red Shift, Magtheridon96, Celestea, inhuman89

    Become a MineralZ supporter!

    If you like what you see and would like to support this map I ask that you use the MineralZ signature to spread the word!
    Simply copy this and paste it into your signature and then you are an official supporter!

    [CENTER][URL="http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/map-development-202/mineralz-213026/"][IMG]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9FJzpzGBGtg/T2Aj_2ioi-I/AAAAAAAAABc/zpiW_UX_ljk/s400/MineralZ.gif[/IMG][/URL][/CENTER]
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    More information is soon to come...[​IMG]
     

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    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012
  2. sonofjay

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    Looks great especially the minerals, will wait for more update.

    Off-Topic
    You don't really want to continue your spell workshop? I'm your first customer there.
     
  3. Reaper51

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    So when can we expect a beta release?
     
  4. sonofjay

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    C'mon man, the thread only been posted today. I guess he still don't have a beta released date.
     
  5. Tonex

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    Holy crap you defied your own words, "This map will only be between us" Finally the world can benefit from this awesome map. You gonna link to the most current map?
     
  6. maddeem

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    Lol I know, shame on me... I couldn't resist. But as for linking the map, I don't think I will till it's in beta, because I wouldn't want to ruin anyone's first impression :p
     
  7. Tonex

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    Maybe you should put info on different kinds of buildings?
     
  8. maddeem

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    I've been working hard and I've added a few new concepts into the map.
    I posted some new pictures, and I've done some bug fixes with MineralZ.
    New Concepts

    -Second build menu, for additional structures
    -Added factories, which are buildings that are placed on mineralz to extract that mineral and give you income over time. (Currently 2 tiers)
     
  9. Chaosy

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    Really like the idea, the visual effects from the pictures is nice and suiting. Good job rep+
     
  10. maddeem

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    I'm going to post some updates soon so be ready for some amazing stuff :p

    Thank you :D
     
  11. Tonex

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    For the wall regenerator image, you should move the cursor onto the wall regenerators, as the cursor is currently on a wall which may cause confusion. Btw I might not be on WC3 for a couple days cuz I'm trying to beat the SC2 Campaign.
     
  12. maddeem

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    I might just redo that image soon anyway, and alright.
     
  13. maddeem

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    Updates!

    -Added a sell feature to buildings, you can now sell buildings for 100% of what it cost you to upgrade to that building.
    -Improved the AI
    -Added building/tech cancellation refunding
    -Made the mineralz spawn in clusters
    -Made the rocks spawn closer together for easier basing

    Expect a beta version very soon!

    Any Suggestions are greatly appreciated
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012
  14. maddeem

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    Check out the MineralZ website for quick news, hot fixes, or to give suggestions. I have released I private beta on this website for anyone who wants to download it.
    MineralZ Website
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG]
    I have completely revamped the look of mineralz!!! :D
     
  16. sonofjay

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    Looks nice.
     
  17. maddeem

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    Thanks, I put a lot of time into the revamp :D
     
  18. frostloh

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    Will this lag on older computers? The pictures seem to contain a lot of nice zap, detailed models etc.'

    edit1:
    Tried it, the monsters were weak at the start and I used my worker to solo the first night. Didn't lag much for me.
    Is the unlimited crystals on night time a bug or on purpose?
     
  19. maddeem

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    When playing alone it goes into "sandbox mode" disallowing saving but giving unlimited mineralz :D

    First night mobs are meant to distract people from mining on night 1, the mobs get increasing harder :p
     
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    We are kicking off a Mineralz Forum. Feel free to come by, make an account, and share some ideas!