"Zombie Swarm" is going to be an online zombie survival game, much like Nazi Zombies from Call of Duty: World at War. The idea originated from Ricky123's project "World War 3". At first I joined his project, but since that wasn't one of his current projects, things were going a bit slow and I wanted to make my own online zombie game Unfortunately Ricky didn't want me to do it, but after a ton of bickering on Gwerdy Chat, he agreed to my demands
Sumo148: Main Coder; Lacewing Coder; Sprite Designer
CakeSpear: Main Coder; Lacewing Coder; AI Designer
U.2: Lacewing Coder; Music Composer
There will be many ideas thought up during the creation of zombie swarm. If you think you have a decent idea, then post a topic in the project forums below. You will get credit for your idea in the credits of the game. In addition, everyone that favorites this game will be in the credits under "Special Thanks"! Onto the list:
Grey Star= Unfinished
Gold Star= Finished
Online games that hold up to four (4) players
Chat room with features such as smilies and private messaging
Customizable controller support: Keyboard or Xbox 360 Controller
In-game transparent chat
Quick chat commands using the function keys
Multiple different weapons & equipment (look below for a list)
Ability to purchase weapons and equipment through stores
A wave system that can reach up to 999
A point system that will act as the money to buy items. There will be a personal counter and a pooled group counter
An global online scoreboard
Ability to revive downed players with health packs
Multiple zombie types (look below for list)
Very Smart A.I
......... Path finding
......... Line of Sight
......... Perception (hearing)
[Suggestion: Aden] Unique level editor with many functions
Ability to upload or download user created levels
Multiple particle effects (blood and smoke trails, exploding zombies, explosion shock waves)
Silenced weapons for stealth
And much more to come!
Walk: WASD Keys
Run: WASD + Shift Key
Aim & Shoot: Mouse and Left Click
Zoom In (specific guns only): Ctrl
Throw Grenade: Right Click
Reload: R Key
Switch Weapons: Q and E Keys
Action Key: Spacebar
Leave Game: Esc.
Xbox 360 Controller:
Walk: Left Analog Stick
Run: Left Analog Stick Held Down
Aim: Right Analog Stick
Shoot: Right Trigger
Zoom In (specific guns only): Left Trigger
Throw Grenade: Right Bumper
Reload: X Button
Switch Weapons: Left and Right on D-Pad
Action Key: B Button
Leave Game: Back
Silenced Colt Pistol
Type: semi-automatic; stealth
Damage: 20 HP
Speed: Very Fast
Type: semi-automatic. Four shots.
Damage: 70 HP close range; 30 HP far range
Type: automatic; 6 bullets per sec.
Type: automatic; 5 bullets per sec.
Damage: 10 HP
Type: semi-automatic; slow reload
Damage: 80 HP
Speed: Very Fast
Type: semi-automatic bolt action rifle
Damage: 100 HP
Accuracy: 1/10 without zoom; 10/10 with zoom (cant move while zoomed)
Speed: Ultra Fast
Type: semi-automatic; very slow reload
Damage: 150 HP for direct hit, 50 for shrapnel
Type: automatic incineration
Damage: 60 HP for contact; flames stay on victim. every second subtracts 15 HP
Accuracy: 3/10 (wide spread)
Normal Zombie: He wants to eat your brains! These guys are pretty easy to kill.
Bug: These guys are very small, making them harder to shoot. On top of that they scatter around and come in large numbers. Try to burn them all with a flamethrower
Spewer: Just like the normal zombie, but tries to throw up acid on you! If he does, you'll movements will become slower.
Demon Zombie: Tormented souls from hell that are reincarnated into zombies! They will try to trap you with spikes that come up from the ground. They are very fast and hard to kill!
Undead Zombie: Looks just like a normal zombie, but be aware because he'll come back to life a few times! Try to use the rocket launcher to explode that zombie to bits so he cant come back.
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Since the [solo] game hasn't been released, no scores have been submitted.
Hey guys, its been awhile since I've been active on this project, or any of my projects for that matter. I've still been visiting the daily click however I haven't been creating games until recently. I want to submit my Zombie Swarm flash game to the Newgrounds competition and possibly the Daily Click competition, so I've decided to revitalize it. Many of the features of this game have been reduced since its running on flash now and I have a small window of time to finish this game. The main thing that was reduced was the zombie AI. Cakespear hasn't been in contact with me since a year ago so at the moment the zombie AI isn't as spectacular as it was going to be. Hopefully I can rework it so that it'll be better than it is now. At the moment I removed the buildings so its now an empty field with the weapon and equipment stores in the middle of the field. I also switched all the weapons to different ones to make it less Call of Duty-like. The weapons are:
I already drew out the weapon sprites for another previous game that was never finished, so I borrowed those graphics. There's also no online play, since I'm not sure how reliable Lacewing is with the flash exporter. If lacewing is constantly changing and updating, I don't want to make a game and then have it use outdated lacewing and not work properly. Another major change I added is another zombie type. They're demon zombies that appear every 5 rounds (or three rounds if you play insane mode). The screen goes dark, shakes around, and a monster scream echoes. The demon zombies are faster than the regular ones and have trailing fire emitting from where they walk. The difficulties now effect the game that you play. For example if you play on easy, you get a turret which can help you shoot the zombies. Finally I fixed up the score screen at the end. Because I'm entering this in the newgrounds competition that requires you to compile the game in TGF2 Newgrounds edition, I won't be adding global leaderboard. However once the competition is over ill make a second version and add that in later. Here's the flash version of what I have so far. I'm planning to finish it tonight!
A conversation Cakespear and I had last night about the AI for Zombie Swarm.
Sumo: so whats up with ZS
Cakespear: Cakespear: arr
Sumo: how many states are there in total?
Sumo: have you completed any of the states fully?
Cakespear: ZombieAImaster v1.3DEMO, ZS folder
(viewing the AI application)
Sumo: are those circles for show?
Cakespear: Their sounds
Sumo: i know that
Cakespear: zombies react to them
Cakespear: They turn yellow and follow the sound
Sumo: but im wondering if the "sound circles" are actually coded
Cakespear: yes, try shooting at a wall near some zombies, theil turn YELLOW and walk in the direction of the sound
Cakespear: Or maybe i missunderstoood you
Sumo: i was saying
Sumo: do you need those circles; like is the sounds "circles" just some code and your using the circles as show?
Sumo: or do you just do an overlap of any zombies on the circle?
Cakespear: Oh, i get you now
Cakespear: The circles have to overlap Zombies for them to be able to hear them, they don't need to be visible though, i just made them barely visible on purpose
Sumo: and invisible objects don't contribute to significant lag, right?
Cakespear: Its just 1 sound object, but it changes size and attributes to it every time it is created
Sumo: oh that's good
Sumo: its looking pretty good so far
Cakespear: As you notice their of different sizes but its the same object
Sumo: so how many states have you completed out of 10?
Cakespear: And if the Zombies loose sight of you, they will still chase the last location they saw you
Sumo: really? wow
Sumo: Cakespear: Check for your self, its guaranteed
Sumo: only annoying thing is that you cant kill the zombies and they will eventually trap you
Sumo: so im guessing "sight" overrides "sound"?
Cakespear: Also, if Zombies find themselves stuck( constantly ramming into walls ) , chasing sounds or players, they will try to 'get loose' by roaming for a little while and then returning to the previous State. They do this 3 times before giving up, but it can be changed to any number.
Cakespear: "guessing "sight" overrides "sound"?" Correct
Sumo: how many states have you fully completed?
Cakespear: That would be 4 out of 10
Roam, Investigate, Chase and ChaseLastLocation
Sumo: at this rate you'll be finished soon
Sumo: im glad you joined this project. I feel like this one will actually be finished this time. AI is always my downfall
Cakespear: I think pathfinding states are next
Cakespear: Im happy to be aboard, thank you very much