The other night, I sat down trying to figure out the best way to prioritize between the tiles that are set to move automatically. Wanted to keep it as simple as possible, not forcing the level designer to have to set this manually, since this can/will also be quite hard to predict in more complex levels anyway. Above is a short screen cap, showing debug gizmos for the colliders I use to raycast if destination is free etc.
Initial level design for STARCAB was created.
STARCAB is tribute to the old commodore 64 game Space Taxi by John Kutcher in 1984.
The game is built with the unity game engine and use a color palette of 16 colours based on the original C64 colours.
The idea is to make a retro style game with only 16 colors and a joystick with only one single button. All text use a commodore 64 font.
With these retro elements we add modern game elements such as modern music, parallax scrolling and physics.
All music is created with an m-audio keyboard plugged into garageband.
Here is another update on the STARCAB project.
A lot of coding has been done, the game now handle money and time-bonus, multiple levels and a endscreen.
The UI has a minimap radar, money earned, lives, and an information panel which discribes bonuses and where the customer want to go..
Here is a video of a full run-through in 1.35 minutes.
To be continued.. 🙂
Here is an update on the StarCab project.
The game now supports joystick, I use a classic Atari 2600 joy for PC (usb).
It is now possible to pick up at customer with the taxi and ride it and drop off on the target platform.
Collission is working, crashing and destroying both the taxi and customers.
A time-bar is in development, it will counting down from the time when a customer is picked up and until it is dropped of on the destination. The quicker the transport the more money will you earn.
If there are passengers that is not visible on the screen a direction arrow is shown to guide the driver to the pickup.
Here is a video on the first pickup ever!
This is a project I have thought about for a long long time.. 🙂 Finally I have started it!
It is a tribute to the old C64 game “Space Taxi”. I call mine “STARCAB” and the idea is to use C64 color palette graphics with modern game techniques as parallax scrolling and stuff.
Here is a very early video of the project:
The original game which I found just a couple of years ago. I found it highly additive 🙂