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Splatoon like game

Discussion in 'Works In Progress' started by Team Super Puck, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Team Super Puck

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    Hello!

    As a very big fan of Splatoon, I was thinking a lot about the technic behind the game in the last days. So I decided to build the core mechanics from the game in Unity. The Video below shows the current progress. I don't know yet, if I will make a hole game about this, or some kind of Asset Store content. The technic is very scalable right now, and works with any kind of material. Shaders for the assets in the scene need no special code. It works with all kind of materials out of the box






    Have fun, and I'm very interested in any kind of feedback
    Maverick
     
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  2. jister

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    looks neat! so it's all shader based?
     
  3. Team Super Puck

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    Yeah it is
     
  4. FuzzyQuills

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    Wow dude, that's actually impressive, never even thought it to be possible. :)
    And you spelt the thread title "Splatton" just to let you know... :p If it's just a special shader framework, I'd be interested in it purely for experimentation. ;)
     
  5. Team Super Puck

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    Thanks for the spelling hint ;). I will let you know, if I write a tutorial or release the code. And yes, it's just a special shader framework.
     
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  6. voltage

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    Looks really good. Will you differentiate more from the real game?
     
  7. Team Super Puck

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    Don't know yet. At the moment I just want to play Splatoon with my friends. But they don't have a wii u. And so... Maybe I get some cool ideas to differentiate from the original. I'm open for any suggestions ;)
     
  8. FuzzyQuills

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    I might have to invite a friend of mine over to get some... :D He's got it.
     
  9. voltage

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    I can see this going over really well for you on Steam. You could go for a more realistic art style with aliens? Space ships that shoot ink on the battlefield would be sweet. Maybe look at Star Wars for some inspiration?
     
  10. Team Super Puck

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    I don't think about a specific artstyle yet. But ufos + ink sounds really nice! Because I don't have much time I'm very asset store bounded. Maybe I find a cool Alien. Thank you for the suggestion
     
  11. Team Super Puck

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    The game is really great! I think you would have a nice day with it
     
  12. FuzzyQuills

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    Oh I've played it before... IT'S CRAZY!
     
  13. FuzzyQuills

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    I do have a model of an alien that might suit... ;) I'm willing to license it for free, as atm, I'm not sure what to do with him.
     
  14. Team Super Puck

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    Thx for the offer. Can you post a picture?
     
  15. macdude2

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    So how exactly have you implemented the paint? Is it basically vertex painting with a special shader blend or something else? I'm frustrated I've never been able to understand how procedural geometry painting games work.
     
  16. Team Super Puck

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    In the basic Idea its a little bit like lighmapping with render textures. You check the UV from the particle impact and draw a Splat Texture in the Render Texture at this position. The exact implementation is more complex, but it follows this idea.
     
  17. imaginaryhuman

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    Cool that you figured out all the texture-mapping modification stuff, that's not easy. ... funny that it looks like he pukes green puke everywhere.
     
  18. Team Super Puck

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    Having great success with Multiplayer. Thx for this Unity!
     
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  19. a1991221

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    I am also a "splatoon" of the game fans, and I am also a unity game developers, very much looking forward to you can upload to the assets store!
     
  20. Team Super Puck

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    Nice to hear, I will let you know, if I release it
     
  21. Team Super Puck

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    Hello,

    here is some footage of the first real multi battle

    Next week the first 4 vs 4 test will start!
     
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  22. a1991221

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    Very good, the next time you can see the state view.
     
  23. a1991221

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    Thank you, looking forward to learning and communication.
     
  24. Team Super Puck

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    A 2vs2 gameplay video is available:



    enjoy it!
     
  25. zenGarden

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    Nice tech demo.
    I doubt anyone could make a game using this feature, it is not Nintendo copyright mecanism ?
     
  26. Venryx

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    I don't know whether it is or not, but if it is, that is ridiculous. It's a very basic gameplay idea and most certainly should not be copyrightable. A company shouldn't be able to just make a game and 'claim' the whole genre/mechanic (e.g. minecraft claiming voxels, splatoon claiming painting, mario claiming box powerups, etc.).
     
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  27. zenGarden

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    I graee this is stupid but their is some copyrights like Crazy Taxi and it's 3D arrow on topof car as radar, or Mass Effect Dialog spining circle if i am not worng.
    What if Doble jump was copyright by Nintendo or Jet Pack gameplay by another company ? We could not make games sa we want ?
     
  28. macdude2

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    Right? That's all people seem to do here. Not with unity in general, but here. Wonder if it's any better on the pro only forums or perhaps online just isn't the right place to find people who innovate…
     
  29. Team Super Puck

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    I dont just think about it until now. This project is a hobby project first. I have a lot of fun doing it and I'm learning a lot. And so, I will go on with it.
    But I think ideas are not copyrightable. It's just the realization of an idea. There would be no android phone out there, if an idea is copyrightable.
     
  30. Team Super Puck

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    First of all: I'm really amazed that you create an account for this statement ;) good job!
    Second: I have a fulltime job and work on this project in my sparetime. The main reason I'm doing it is, that I just have fun doing it. The second reason ist, that I want to play Splatoon with my friends, but they dont have a wii u. We had allready a lot of fun with it btw..
    I think it is just a really greate gameplay, and I think also pc gamers should be able to enjoy it. Dont missunerstood me, I'm a really big Nintendo fan, and I would be very happy, if everyone buy a wii u right now ;)
    But I think it is not really realistic that this i happen anytime

    And last: I don't like it, that someone calling me a thief. Pls dont forget that I had to build it by myself. I spend a lot of time to do it. And it was not an easy job
     
  31. KelsoMRK

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    Seriously? Someone likes a mechanic from a game and decides to figure out how to implement it (not to mention that I'm sure it's insanely complicated from a technical perspective) and the best feedback you can come up with is that they're creatively bankrupt? And it irked you so much that you created an account just to say that?

    Contribute something valuable to the community or cram it and get the hell out.
     
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  32. Venryx

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    I can understand the negativity if he were trying to take advantage of the original game's popularity to make himself a lot of money, but I just don't see that as being his motivation.

    Recreating stuff for fun and practical reasons (e.g. to play with friends) makes sense to me and I wouldn't consider it a 'rip off', at least not in a negative sense--more like a not-really-necessary, but interesting, side-project/personal recreation project.
     
  33. zenGarden

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    They don't need to blame him , anyone copied Minecraft gameplay. I still don't know if there is not some Nintendo copyright ?
     
  34. KelsoMRK

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    It's pretty tough to copyright a game mechanic.
     
  35. zenGarden

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    What about Crazy Taxi 3D arrow on top of car ? It is still active ?
     
  36. KelsoMRK

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    That's a patent, not a copyright. Patents are for "inventions". Copyrights are for creative works.
     
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  37. Syntricate

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    @Team Super Puck

    Any chance you'll be releasing this to the asset store soon? I'm developing a game that uses the paint splat mechanic and would love to use your framework.

    Send me a PM if you don't want to release to the asset store but are still interested in selling your framework.
     
  38. Team Super Puck

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    I can't say , when I release the framwork in the asset store. There is still a lot of work to do. But it will definitifly need more than 2 month. Lot of work have to be done, for making all of this more flexible. At the moment the framework only support deffered rendering for example.

    Sorry for that.
     
  39. Syntricate

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    Not a problem. Is there any chance you'd be able to write up a short tutorial between now and then? Something like your other post, but a little more detailed?

    Keep up the good work! Looking forward to seeing how your project turns out. :)
     
  40. Paizo

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    googled around and ended up here...well congratz for the nice work!
    I would really appreciate a tutorial/dev blog on that as well :D

    Some months are passed since the last post: any update?
     
  41. NeedNap

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    Great work!!
    Can you share some "painting" tips?
    I need to create a different paint game using a very similar mechanism.

    Thank you in advance
     
  42. FuzzyQuills

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    @Team Super Puck
    How did this NOT come through my thread notifications...?
    Here's a picture, sorry for the late post:
    Davei.png
    Also noting that the shot above is quite old, I can make a newer one if you like.
    (Also, kudos to @NeedNap for waking the thread so I could see this! :D)
     
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  43. FuzzyQuills

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    Another shot. Decided to open the .blend file and relight the scene:
    Davei_2016.png
    This shows up the normal maps better. (The previous shot also lacked a texture I added since then)

    EDIT: Just looked at your 2v2 footage... that gives me an idea on what the fish could be replaced with... If my model is used that is. :D
     
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  44. JoeStrout

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    Neat stuff! Are you still making any progress on this project?
     
  45. pan-xiaohai

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    Can you tell us about the how to implement it?
     
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  46. BCU_Euden

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    I've been looking for something like this for a very long time! without knowledge of how to do it myself via shaders I'd be very interested in learning how to do this! please share it! either for free or even an asset store shader, I'd be happy to pay!
     
  47. sngdan

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    I am on mobile and don't have link here but search for a thread by @JoeStrout

    He wrote a mini tutorial on how to implement this effect
     
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  49. NeedNap

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    @SecondBake you are welcome!!!
    Thank you for sharing it!
     
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  50. guanlingxingfu

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    that is very useful,you post in assist store,i'll buy it.
     
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