Mutant Aliens! 151 hour report

Lots of progress. Scent generators do their jobs (when set on a timer), there’s a lot more information in the interface, the sound system is almost working (at the moment you can only hear explosions), holograms are almost working, monster info is displayed in a crude manner, and for the memory system to work I just have to hide the bits that are unknown. Messages and other big wodges of text behave nicely, there’s a speed system, both player and monsters can run, subject to the constraints of stamina (and running speed decreases as stamina is depleted). Screenshot and second prerelease will appear sometime-ish.

Still need:

  • remote controls
  • brain slices
  • working holograms
  • gradated sensitivity to scent for monsters
  • correct sound sensitivity (explosions make you deaf for too long, footsteps are inaudible)
  • critical hit system
  • option to pick up/put down/hide/activate/configure items (at the moment only throwing works)

Winning is now a bit too easy, because high explosives kill things very reliably. I’ll crank up the monster spawn rate when all the player’s nice toys are implemented.


Author: srd

Author of KleinRL (14drl), Mutant Aliens! (7drl), Mutant Aristocrats! (1drl), Encircled (1.5drl), Schaak! (7drts), and CONVOLUTE (0hg). Likes turn-based games that minimise nonsense.

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