Tuesday 31 July 2012

Combat mechanics

For the battle sequences in the game I am intending to use a 'scissor, paper, stone' mechanic rather than dice rolls for determining outcomes, or in this case 'attack, defend, move'. Potentially these combat options could/will expand to include special moves, spells and object use.

These early wireframes (for small screen interfaces) show the two combatants. The lower one shows the protagonist, the upper one the enemy. Action sequences showing the outcomes (e,g success, failure, damage caused/taken...) will play out in these panels.

I can imagine modifiers for skills learn, special objects, learned knowledge (weak spots) and core stats. Need also to think about multiple foes and difference for large display devices.

I like the idea of every gameplay element being based on choice rather than chance.


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